National Archives News

World War I Centennial: Events and Exhibits

The leader Arizona passing 96th Street Pier in great naval review at New York City. 165-WW-334A(4A); National Archives Identifier 533700

The National Archives commemorates the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Explore the experiences of Americans during this worldwide conflict through exhibits and events or visit our World War I portal page for primary source material.

New App for World War I Images

We’ve launched Remembering WWI, an iPad and Android app for exploring, collaborating, and engaging with our extensive collection of WWI photographs and moving images. The app is now available via iTunes and in the Google Play Store.



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"Gallant 15th Infantry Fighters Home with War Crosses"

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Red Cross Nurses in Washington with field kitchen.

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American Library Association Field Service truck at Kelly Field.


Traveling Exhibits

“Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I”


January 24–March 16:​ Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center,​ Chadron, Nebraska

June 16August 11:​ Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center,​ Fairfax, Virginia

September 1October 20:​ Mendocino County Museum​, Willits, California

November 10January 7:​ Oaklawn Public Library,​ Oaklawn, I​llinois


January 24March 16:​ Oaklawn Public Library,​ Oaklawn, I​llinois

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“American Red Cross parade, Birmingham Alabama,” May 21, 1918 (Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, 165-WW-39B-3)

“Over There: Americans Abroad in World War I”