World War I Documents

Even though Queen Victoria's descendants were on the thrones of Europe, those relatives were unable to prevent their countries from plunging into the chaos of war. This collection highlights what happened during the "forgotten war."

This document depicts, in part, President Woodrow Wilson's Declaration of War against Germany, launching America's involvement in World War One. ...

This image depicts the second page of Alexander Graham Bell's December 8, 1918 letter to his wife.  Note how he signs his name:  "Alec." Cl...

During World War I, Britain's Ministry of Food enforced the country's ration orders.  Penalties were stiff. On 29 August 1918, for example, a vi...

 Image from the brochure Dr. Henry W. Greist: famed head of the world's farthest north hospital at Point Barrow, Alaska.  

The Espionage Act of May 16, 1918, gave the United States sweeping powers against anyone who spoke out against the government.  Charles Schenck w...

This telegram (from a squadron official at Wilbur Wright Field in Fairfield, Ohio) to the Adjutant General (in Washington, D.C.) is a notice of death ...

School children were also vulnerable to the second-wave flu outbreak.  This telegram gives notice that a girl, named Lucy Antone, was getting sic...

Image of the letter which Kaiser Wilhelm II wrote to President Wilson in 1914.

This article, published in the Cleveland Advocate during November of 1918, discusses an interesting phenomenon occurring during the Spanish Flu Pandem...

This image depicts the last page of a letter which Kaiser Wilhelm wrote to President Woodrow Wilson before World War I erupted.  It contains a KE...

This image depicts page 2 of the letter which Kaiser Wilhelm II wrote to President Wilson during 1914.

This image depicts page 3 of the letter which Kaiser Wilhelm II wrote to President Wilson during 1914.

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