On July 28th, 1914–exactly 101 years ago today–Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Many pinpoint this date as the beginning of the ‘Great War,’ which would soon involve many other nations in a battle that would become more commonly known as World War I. The United States formally declared war against Germany on April 6, 1917 – almost three years later. Special Collections and Archives has combed its digital holdings and would like to offer the following items that focus regionally on this historic war and the brave soldiers who fought for this country.
Harold Blome’s Diaries, 1912-1918. MS.91
Red Cross Dog of WWI [standing in front of Babbitt Bros. Trading Company]. NAU.PH.412.1.41
World I Soldiers at Grand Canyon, 1917 ca. NAU.PH.568.8198
Group of Men from Flagstaff, Arizona that Served in World War I, 1917 ca. AHS.0123.00014
A Patriotic Parade on the Campus During WWI. Morton Hall in Background, 1917. NAU.ARC.1918-6-1.
World War I United War Work Drive; Two Women and Soldier Standing in Front of UWW Posters, 1918. AHS.0125.000007
Verde Copper News War Headlines, 1918. NAU.PH.231.303
Oral History Interview with Ruth Mary Griffin and Agnes Anderson, 1975. NAU.OH.28.2