World War, 1914-1918
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Found in: Special Collections and University Archives / AFL Office of the President, political correspondence
Scope and Contents Correspondents include John Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Clark Hoover, Andrew William Mellon, Pat M. Neff, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., William Howard Taft, and Thomas Woodrow Wilson.Topics include: articles by the United Mine Workers; a decision against establishing a manufacturing plant in a Texas penitentiary; the awarding of Navy contracts to non-union companies; the suggestion that contractors observing the eight-hour workday be given special consideration in bids to furnish supplies...
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing collection on music and World War I
Overview Contemporaneously referred to as "the war to end all wars," the First World War officially began in July 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918, when Germany, the last of the Central Powers still standing, signed an armstice. This was one of the largest and deadliest wars in the history of the world, involving over 70 million military troops, not to mention the millions of civilians that were affected and lost their lives. Hundreds of songs were written in the United States during and about...