World War I Collection
The WWI Collection provides a sampling of UW-Madison's World War I Special Collection. Materials digitized for this specific Brittingham grant-funded project include a broad range of materials such as maps, periodicals, bound and unbound pamphlets, broadsides, publications for the troops, cartoons, and illustrated magazines. The complete collection is available in the Special Collections Department of Memorial Library. Most of these materials were acquired by the University during or in the immediate aftermath of the war, and they represent a direct and often very passionate or partisan viewpoint of that conflict. These are primary sources, the raw materials of history, and they bring the first great worldwide conflict of the twentieth century to us in an immediate way, without the viewpoint provided by intervening years.