Below are resources recommended by LBCC Faculty. Most are books and videos that are secondary sources, created by people who did not experience the event. LBCC students, staff, faculty, and community members can check out resources in the Library's collections.
Below are LBCC library resources on WWI. Physical materials like books and DVDs are available to students, employees, and community members. Anyone can access library's online resources from the library computers, but off-campus access is only available to students and employees.
- Print books on World War (1914-1918)
- Ebooks on World War I
Below are historical objects, exhibits, and educational materials freely available online. Anything published before 1923 is in the public domain. That means that there are no copyright restrictions on primary sources published from 1914-1918.
- International Encyclopedia of the First World War
Articles on people and events from the era are linked to maps and primary sources.
- WWI Centennial Commemoration Curriculum
The US Army Center of Military History provides standards-aligned lessons on WWI.
- On The Firing Line with the Germans (1915)
The only documentary made during WWI.
- British Pathe Films Collection
Clips of footage from one of the biggest archives of WWI films.
- Voices of the First World War from the BBC
Hear the war recounted by people who were there.
- WWI Resources from the Library of Congress
Sheet music, images, newspapers, and more from WWI
- The United States WWI Centennial Commission
A podcast, fundraising for a WWI memorial, and primary sources, such as a US War Information Bulletin.
- The National WWI Museum & Memorial
Go to Explore > Online Collection Database to search primary source images and documents.
- Lest We Forget: Commemorating WWI
This exhibit from the Pritzger Military Museum & Library provides an overview of key people and historical music, posters, and more.
- Smithsonian Institute WWI Centennial
Examine WWI-era artifacts from the Smithsonian's collection.
- Echoes of the Great War
American Experiences of World War I - an exhibit from the Library of Congress.