After war was declared, Federal Agencies oversaw America’s wartime production and volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross, YMCA, and Salvation Army provided humanitarian aid while the U.S. military organized and trained its forces for overseas duty.
Explore photographs, textual, and other records related to the homefront in World War I in our Catalog.
There are more than 110,000 World War I photographs in the National Archives Catalog.
- American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918
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- World War I Posters, 1917 - 1919
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Interested in further online research? Visit the National Archives Catalog to begin your own search.
While many resources are available online for research, there are many more records to discover in National Archives research rooms across the country. The following records have been described at the Series and File Unit level, but have not yet been digitized. This list is not exhaustive; please consult our Catalog to browse more records, and contact the Reference Unit listed in each description for more information.
Explore teaching and learning resources for World War I, including primary sources, online tools, lesson plans, and multimedia.
- Find primary sources and online activities for teaching World War I on DocsTeach.org, our online tool for teaching with documents.
- The National Archives has partnered with the United States World War One Centennial Commission, the National World War I Museum & Memorial, and other partner organizations to present a collection of World War I Education Resources.
- What's Cooking Wednesday: Flour Sack Art, Pieces of History blog
- Spotlight: Baking in WWI, The Unwritten Record blog
- Spotlight, American Cities, The Unwritten Record blog
- The Army in the Woods, Prologue Magazine, Summer 2014
The Council of National Defense: Now a Little Known or Appreciated World War I Federal Agency, The Text Message blog
- The U.S. Food Administration, Women, and the Great War: The Pennsylvania Food Conservation exhibit on Google Cultural Institute