National Archives at Atlanta

The Great War Over Here

The Great War Over Here

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia

The holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta include approximately 10,000 cubic feet of records relating to the World War I home front.  These records document the federal government's attempts at food conservation, promotion of the war effort, and the purchase of Liberty Bonds, as well as intelligence investigations by the U.S. Navy. Other historical records tell the story of the 24 million men who registered for the Selective Service and of other men who were prosecuted and incarcerated for violating the Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917. This year’s symposium, The Great War Over Here: Stories from the Home Front, encourages research in these diverse records, features scholars whose published works were based on these holdings, and promotes the discovery of new scholars from universities and colleges across the Southeast and the nation.

How to Register

Pre-registration is required. Registration is free and limited to 200 participants.

To register, please fill out the Registration Form and mail or email it to:

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260


The deadline for registration is Monday, September 11, 2017.

Presenters Include:


Dr. Ernest Freeberg
Author of Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, The Great War, and the Right to Dissent


Professor of History and Department Chair
University of Tennessee


Dr. Jeanette Keith
Author of Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War


Professor Emeritus
Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania


Dr. Carol White
Presentation: Poetry of World War I


History Professor
Clayton State University


Nathan Jordan
Presentation: An Introduction to World War I Era Records Held at the National Archives at Atlanta


Archives Specialist
National Archives at Atlanta


Joel Walker
Presentation: Political Prisoners in the Atlanta Penitentiary: Anarchists, Socialists, Ministers, and More


Education Specialist
National Archives at Atlanta