Primary Sources: Collections related to World War I

Europeana 1914-1918 is an ongoing effort to digitize primary and secondary pan-European resources illustrating the history of World War I. The collection will include over 400,000 documents digitized by 10 state libraries in Europe, 600 hours of unique film material, and personal papers and memorabilia of people involved in the war.

World War I Postcards from the Bowman Gray Collection includes war-themed cards produced in Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the U.S. during the war. More than 6,400 cards are on display in this collection and are searchable and browsable by different categories.

First World War 100 at The National Archives is a collection of British armed forces records and government papers being digitized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war.

New on Exhibit: California Captured on Canvas

October 8 – March 6, 2015
The Bancroft Library Gallery
Open 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

This visually compelling exhibition showcases The Bancroft Library’s collection of more than 300 paintings, a number of which have never been exhibited before. It presents California as both a vast landscape of mountains, ocean, and forests, and as an intimate place that has been home to its many different inhabitants.