World War I: North Carolina in the Great War
This page gathers resources in NCpedia that cover the history and legacy of World War I, contributions from the state to the war effort, and other aspects of history related to life during war-time. It does not include all resources in NCpedia that mention World War I, but instead presents a selection for browsing and digging deeper into NCpedia content and the state's history from 1914 to 1918. This page also includes resources for teachers, links to digitized historical document collections online, and print resources for further reading.
World War I General and Background Articles
World War I Military History and Technological Developments
World War I North Carolina Military Camps
Healthcare and Battlefield Medicine
World War I -- North Carolina efforts on the home front
Contributions to Victory on the Home Front
Support from the home front
Cheerwine(developed during sugar shortage of WWI)
Farm and Factory Struggles
4-H and Home Demonstration among African Americans
Women in World War I
WWI: Women Volunteers
Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock
Ann Penland (WWI nurse anesthetist)
Lula Gloyne Owl (First Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian registered Nurse and only ECBI officer in WWI)
Dazelle Foster Lowe (WWI home demonstration agent and extension service pioneer)
Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock (WWI nurse and war hero)
Luke Lea (U.S. senator and WWI hero)
Richard Johnson Corbitt (North Carolina manufacturer of of trucks for the Army)
Kiffin Yates Rockwell (WWI pioneer in arial combat)
Joseph Hyde Pratt (State Geologist, distinguised WWI military service)
John W. Mitchell (pioneering African Amercian extension agent, began service in 1917)
Dazelle Foster Lowe (Extension service pioneer, began service as emergency agent in WWI)
James Timothy Brymn (African American jazz composer and band leader; WWI Army1st lieutenant directed the 350th Field Artillery regimental band)
Belvin Maynard (minister and WWI test pilot and flying ace)
James Rogers McConnell (WWI aviator and hero, joined the Lafayette Escadrille, and author of Flying for France)
North Carolina WWI Monuments and Memorials
Iredell County World War I Memorial
Onslow County World War I and World War II Memorial
Caswell County World War Memorial
World War I 328th Infantry 82nd Airborne AEF Rock
James Dougald McRacken War Memorial
WWI Memorial, Lexington
81st "Wildcat" Division Monument
U.S. Army's 30th "Old Hickory" Division in World War I Monument
WWI Memorial, Winston-Salem
Jacques MacConnell (James McConnell) Memorial
James Rogers McConnell Memorial
Town of Kinston Commemoration Marker
Spirit of the American Doughboy
Browse more than 100 WWI Memorials across North Carolina (from Commemorative Landscapes of N.C. at UNC-Chapel Hill)
Grade 8: Trench Warfare in World War I. Carolina K-12, UNC-Chapel Hill. https://database.civics.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2012/05/TrenchwarefareinWWI.pdf
Grade 11: Why A Second World War? The Failure of Peace. Carolina K-12, UNC-Chapel Hill. https://database.civics.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2012/05/WhySecondWWFailure-of-Peace11.pdf
Lesson Plans, Harry Truman's World War I. Harry S. Truman Library & Museum (includes activities for music and language arts). https://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/ww1/index.ph...
Teaching World War I, National History Day. Middle School and High School lesson modules. https://nhd.org/teaching-world-war-i
Grades 6-12: World War I: What are we fighting for over there? Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/great-war/
Online Resources for North Carolina and WWI:
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Guide to state resources and events related to World War I: ncdcr.gov/education/topics/world-war-i.
State Archives of North Carolina, The Old North State and “Kaiser Bill”: North Carolinians in World War I online exhibit: exhibits.archives.ncdcr.gov/wwi/OldNorthState/WorldWarI.htm.
State Archives of North Carolina and State Library of North Carolina, World War I Digital Collections: digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/home/collections/wwi.
University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Documenting the American South, “North Carolinians and the Great War”: docsouth.unc.edu/wwi/homeintro.html.
World War I Resources Online:
Primary Source set: World War I: America Heads to War. Digital Public Library of America. https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/sets/world-war-i-america-heads-to-war
Library of Congress, Web Guides, “A Guide to World War I Materials”: loc.gov/rr/program/bib/wwi/wwi.html.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Posters: “World War I Posters”: loc.gov/pictures/collection/wwipos/.
Library of Congress, Veterans’ Stories: The Veterans History Project: loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/veterans/.
New York Public Library, African Americans and World War I, http://exhibitions.nypl.org/africanaage/essayworld-war-i.html.
United States World War One Centennial Commission. http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/
Digital Public Library of America. Patriotic Labor: America During World War 1. https://dp.la/exhibitions/exhibits/show/america-world-war-i
Bandel, Jessica A., North Carolina and the Great War, 1914–1918, UNC Press (2017). https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/960277966
Marshall, R. Jackson, III, Memories of World War I: North Carolina Doughboys on the Western Front, Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Natural Resources (1998). https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/906778176
Teachers Who Teach, World War 1 Books for Kids: https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/world-war-1-books.html
Dumenil, Lynn. 2017. The second line of defense: American women and World War I. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/951915989
Fisher, W. Douglas, and Joann H. Buckley. 2016. African American doctors of World War I: the lives of 104 volunteers. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/917343489
Hayden-Smith, Rose. 2014. Sowing the seeds of victory: American gardening programs of World War I. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/864097256
Keith, Jeanette. 2004. Rich man's war, poor man's fight: race, class, and power in the rural South during the first world war. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62140767
3 August 2017 | Agan, Kelly