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World War I - Archival Sources

Primary sources related to the 'Great War' (WWI) and 1918 Flu from the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, WU LIbraries.

Contact Info

contact special collections

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections stored offsite require advance notice for retrieval and use

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich

European/World History Librarian

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Michael Schaefer
Washington University in St. Louis
John M. Olin Library
Research Center, 1st floor, Room 128
p. 314-935-7365

Resources available at University Archives & WU Libraries

This page contains an overview of collections at University Archives that include primary sources broadly related to World War I from a European perspective

Online Sources

From other local archives

Other collections about World War I.  Please contact each organization for more information:

More Resources

Further guides to library resources: