Tag Archives: World War I

Women in War

March is Women’s History Month and Kelsey and I want to celebrate it like we did Black History Month. We hope you enjoy virtually exploring our collections featuring women over the coming weeks. Our department has a well-known, thorough holding … Continue reading

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Midterms Memories

Midterms have come and gone, and while I don’t have any traditional exams as a grad student, I’m still incredibly busy at this halfway point. My two children are in school and we just had our first ever virtual parent-teacher … Continue reading

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The Salonika World War I Photo Album

WWI is an incredibly complex, often troubling subject to study. The intricate network of allies and enemies can be hard to keep track of but there is no mistaking its devastating and long lasting effects. Special Collections contains more than … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year!

December is upon us! December has been one of my favorite months for quite a long time because there are so many different things happening and so many people radiate the warmth and happiness of the holiday season. Some college … Continue reading

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Love and War Part 2

Love and War introduced Lieutenant Edward Brown and his written courtship of Leila Claribel Owens. Part 1 let us peer into his mind as he poured out his love for Leila during his military service in Europe. For Part 2, we … Continue reading

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Love and War Part 1

I imagine that few people ever anticipate that their personal letters will eventually end up in a library or an archive for anyone to see. I have been processing the Edward L. Brown Archive, which consists primarily of letters between … Continue reading

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1919: Versailles and the Aftermath

Special Collections at McFarlin Library has a new exhibit about the final year of World War I. 1919: Versailles and the Aftermath explores the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the significance of the League of Nations, and what happened … Continue reading

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J.A.C. Colston WWI diaries.

During World War I, the use of trenches was common for both sides of the fighting. The conditions in the trenches were poor, they were often dirty, wet and cold and the toilets commonly overflowed causing medical problems such as … Continue reading

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William Rider Canadian War Photographs

In World War I, there were significant battles that would change the course of the war. One of the most important was the battle of Vimy Ridge which was captured by Canadian armed forces in 1917. Vimy Ridge was essential … Continue reading

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The War at Home – Tulsa in the World War

In the first week of April, 1917, the United States finally entered the World War, in response to not only of the German determination to return to unrestricted submarine warfare, but also the continual espionage against United States industry by … Continue reading

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