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World War I Libraries Research Guide: US Govt. & Military Documents

Provides access to scholarly resources on this topic including digital government and military documents from multiple countries.

U.S. Government and Military Documents

ProQuest Congressional (Contains executive branch reports to Congress from agencies such as the War and Navy Departments, congressional committee reports on legislation, and the text of congressional debates and votes in theCongressional Record)(Purdue Users only)

CIS Congressional Committee Hearings Index 1833-1969 HSSE REF  348.731 C76 (Some hearing microfiche from 1869-1934 on HSSE Library 2nd floor.  (Congressional committees are responsible for approving new legislation, revising existing legislation, funding government programs, and conducting oversight of existing programs.  Congressional hearings are extremely valuable primary information resources).
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present

American Battle Monuments Commission

Historical Statistics of the United States (Purdue Users Only--Provides valuable statistics about the U.S. economy & military during World War I.

FRASER (This St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank resource provides valuable information and statistic on the U.S. economy during World War I.)

Official U.S. Bulletin (Published by Committee on Public Information, this contained official U.S. Government announcements during World War I)

U.S. Committee on Public Information (Other publications produced by this agency promoting U.S. Government wartime policies.)

U.S. Army Center for Military History (CMH)

CMH United States Army in the World War 1917-1919 17 vols. Official Army History of World War I

Army Combined Arms Center Command and General Staff College Combat Studies Institute Press

Army Heritage and Education Center

Army Heritage and Education Center (WWI Army Signal Corps Photos)

Newton Baker Papers Finding Aid (Courtesy:  Library of Congress)

Newspaper Photos from Library of Congress' American Memory Project.

Stars & Stripes (1918-1919 Army newspaper-Courtesy-Library of Congress' American Memory Project

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Annually published Census Bureau compilation from 1878-2012)

Marine Corps History Division

United States Marine Corps in the World War (1968 reprint of 1920 edition)

National Archives

National Museum of the Marine Corps

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

National World War I Museum (Kansas City, MO)

Naval History & Heritage Command

Navy Department (Courtesy Hathitrust Catalog)

Official Register of the United States 1829-1959
(Directory of U.S. Government officials with gaps.)

Selected Woodrow Wilson Presidential Papers 
(Courtesy-University of California-Santa Barbara)

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum-Legend, Memory, & the Great War in the Air

Foreign Relations of the United States (Official U.S. foreign policy documentary record:  Courtesy-University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries)
e.g. 1914 supplement  volume

Robert Lansing Papers Finding Aid (Courtesy:  Princeton University Libraries)

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

War Dept. (Courtesy Hathitrust Catalog)

What is a Dollar Worth?
(Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank source calculating U.S. dollar purchasing power from 1913-present.See also the University of Illinois-Chicago site Measuring Worth for additional details comparing historical and contemporary purchasing power and costs.)

World War I Centennial Commission

Subject Specialist

Bert Chapman
Contact:
(765) 494-2837

Fax: (765) 494-9007