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World War I: An Annotated Bibliography

Other World War I Microform Collections

Microform collections concerning the World War I era comprise a vast array of official U.S. and foreign government reports, not only about the war and post-war periods. Special collections focus on reconstruction and peace negotiations, as well as unique publications about the war, art, women, and the League of Nations. Print guides for most of these collections are located in the Main Reading Room at the reference desk. LC subject headings are provided for many of the guides in this list.

Allied Powers Reparation Commission. -- Arlington, Va. : University Publications of America, 1975. -- 6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 85/261

Documents dating from 1922-1930, including a statement of Germany's post-war obligations, records of various meetings, plans for reparations, military restrictions, and finances of the Reich. Also included are reports on the Reichsbank, German industries, and the Ruhr district.

LCCN: 85891352

GUIDE: 105-5, A Guide to Reparation Papers of the Allied Powers Reparation Commission.

1. Germany--Allied occupation, 1918-1930. 2. World War I, 1914-1918--Germany.


British war art of the 20th century : the official war artists record of the two world wars. -- London : Mindata, 1982. -- 126 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.

LC Call Number: Microfiche (w) 86/5

Approximately 7,000 of the principal paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures commissioned by the British government during the two World Wars reproduced in black and white and filmed from holdings of the British Imperial War Museum. A small number of works (240) are in color. Many of the images and subjects include: tanks, airplanes, factories and factory work, and portraits of military and political leaders. There are also pictures of women doing war work; scenes of the Russian Revolution; the devastation of cities caused by bombings; fighting in France and elsewhere on the continent, and in the Middle East.

The World War II segment includes a large collection of wash drawings by children's book illustrator Edward Ardizzone: London street scenes; the London Underground during the Blitz; and other pictures of ordinary people in wartime.

LCCN: 86890008

GUIDE: A printed index to the artists is filed with the binder containing the microfiches. Each color microfiche has its own artist list also. The works are filmed alphabetically by artist. A brief caption accompanies each work, giving author, title, and other information.

1. World War, 1914-1918--Art and the war. 2. World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war. 3. War in art. 4. Art, Modern--20th century--British.


The First World War, a documentary record. -- Calcot, Reading, Berkshire, England : Adam Matthew Publications, 1991-[1993]. -- [27] microfilm reels : ill.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 94/2112

Begins a continuing series that will make available to a wider audience the War Reserve Collection housed at Cambridge University. This vast collection was conceived by Francis Jenkinson in 1915 in order to preserve the cultural history of World War I, as found in personal reminiscences, trench publications, propaganda from both the Allied and German war efforts, as well as government and military records. Part 1 (7 reels) reproduces the card catalog index and manuscript listings for the entire collection. Part 2 (20 reels) covers a wide variety of newsletters, periodicals, broadsides, etc. produced by and for the troops in Europe and a few published war experiences. Future microfilm will encompass military operations 1915-1918; Russia, the Bolsheviks and the Eastern Front; peace and reconstruction; and the creation of the League of Nations.

LCCN: 92953041

GUIDE: 328, The First World War: A Documentary Record. Series One: European War 1914-1919. Part 1: The Card Catalogue and Manuscript Listings. A Listing and Guide. Part 2: French Journals, Personal Narratives and Reminiscences Parts 1 and 2.

1. World War, 1914-1918--Sources. 2. World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives. 3. World War, 1914-1918--Propaganda. 4. World War, 1914-1918--War work


History of the Ministry of Munitions. -- Hassocks, Sussex, England : Harvester Press, 1976. -- 88 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.

LC Call Number: Microfiche 86/10

Contains the official twelve-volume history of the British Ministry of Munitions, June 9, 1915 to March 31, 1921, published by HMSO 1918-1923, and reproduces the records of the Ministry of Munitions, disposal and liquidation.

The history contains 58 parts, grouped into the following volumes: I: Industrial Mobilization 1914-1915; II: General Organization for Munitions Supply; III: Finance and Controls; IV: Supply and Control of Labour, 1915-1916; V: Wages and Welfare; VI: Manpower and Dilution; VII: Control of Industrial Capacity and Equipment; VIII: Control of Industrial Capacity and Equipment; IX: Review of Munitions Supply; X: Supply of Munitions. [See also review, Microform Review, v. 9 n. 3 pp. 164-66).

LCCN: 86890018

GUIDE: Not in LC. Access is provided by a general index to titles and headings of volumes, parts, and sections, located on the first microfiche. It is followed by an "Introduction to the History of the Ministry of Munitions." Fiches 2 and 3 reproduce a handbook entitled "Records of the Ministry of Munitions, Public Record Office, 1970," which includes a list of classes in the Munitions Group in the PRO as well as a history of the successors to the Ministry of Munitions through March, 1927.

1. Great Britain. Ministry of Munitions--History.


Hungarian peace negotiations : an account of the work of the Hungarian Peace Delegation at Neuilly s/S, from January to March 1920. -- Arlington, Va. : University Publications of America, 197- . -- 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 85/2584

The preface of these works states that the Peace Negotiations following World War I were one-sided, with Conditions of Peace imposed on Hungary without a fair hearing of that country's positions or arguments. These materials bring together all of the Conditions, as well as Hungary's responses and notes. Volume I contains all of Hungary's Notes and Annexes submitted before receiving the Conditions of Peace along with the actual Conditions. Volume II has reply Notes and amendments to the Conditions. Volume III includes a collection of maps, statistical tables, and a detailed index.

NOTE: Also filmed by Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in 1977; see Microfilm 61587 in the Microform Reading Room. Originally published by the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest, 1921.

LCCN: 85892726

GUIDE: Not in LC.

1. World War, 1914-1918--Peace. 2. World War, 1914-1918--Hungary.


Inventaire des archives de l'Office des régions dévastées = Inventaris van het archief van de Dienst der Verwoeste Gewesten / par Alexandre Notebaert, Christel Neumann, Willem vanden Eynde. -- [Bruxelles : A.G.R, 1986]. -- 10 microfiches : negative.

LC Call Number: Microfiche 90/8115

An inventory of records and architectural plans involved in restoration of buildings in Belgium damaged in World War I.

LCCN: 90956566

GUIDE: 194, Inventaire des Archives de L'Office des Régions Dévastées. Contains sections listing communities, architects, owners, and entrepreneurs.

1. Buildings--Belgium--Archival resources. 2. Architecture--Belgium--Archival resources.


League of Nations documents and publications, 1919-1946. -- New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications, [1971-1972]- . -- [549] microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 02984

A collection of over 25,000 published and unpublished documents reflecting all the activities and areas of interest of the League of Nations. There is material on money and banking, slavery, disarmament, refugees, protection of minorities, health, drug traffic, etc. Most of the documents are in English but some are in French.

LCCN: 83142849

GUIDE: Z6473.R45, League of Nations Documents, 1919-1946; A Descriptive Guide and Key to the Microfilm Collection, and supplement. Arranged by subject categories and reel number. Contents of each reel are listed. Request each item by using subject category and reel number.

1. League of Nations--Archives.


Papers relating to World War I in the archives of Baron Sidney Sonnino. -- Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1968. -- 54 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 84/198

Consists of telegrams and personal files (papers, memoranda, maps, etc.) of Baron Sidney Sonnino, Italy's foreign minister during World War I.

LCCN: 84191067

GUIDE: 92, Papers Relating to World War I in the Archives of Baron Sidney Sonino. Italian and English versions of the guide are available.

1. Sonnino, Sidney, 1847-1922--Manuscripts. 2. World War, 1914-1918--Italy--Sources. 3. Italy--Politics and government--1915-1922--Sources.


Select reports of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace. -- Arlington, Va. : University Publications of America, 1975. -- 8 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 85/262

Background reports on the history, politics, and economies of the areas to be discussed at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919, written prior to the conference by scholars directed by President Woodrow Wilson. This is a collection of the major reports used by the American delegation as an aid in their negotiations.

LCCN: 85891353

GUIDE: 105-3, A Guide to Select Reports of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace.

1. Europe--History--Sources.


U.S. military camp papers and U.S. military camp press releases. -- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 19-? -- 10 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 02122 and Microfilm 02123

Microfilmed from Library of Congress holdings of U.S. military camp newspapers and press releases primarily during World War I and World War II. NOTE: Some of these papers are also available in the Library's bookstacks. Consult the Main Card Catalog under the name of the camp, e.g., "Fort Dix, New Jersey," or consult the Serials Catalog under the name of the paper.

LCCN: 00530032; 00530033

1. Military bases--United States--Newspapers. 2. United States--Armed Forces--Newspapers. 3. United States--Armed Forces--Records and correspondence.


U.S. military intelligence reports. Combat estimates, Europe, 1920-1943. --Frederick, Md : University Publications of America, c1985. -- 4 microfilm reels.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 89/8813

The Army's combat estimates for Europe, prepared by the G-2 Branch, offer a vivid picture of the military, political, and economic posture of future allies and enemies, as well as opening new perspectives on the strategic concerns of the United States from 1920 through the 1940s. They also have value in understanding the West's recovery from one world war and steady preparation for another, and they provide a source of information on military establishments, capabilities, and strategies.

Filmed from selected holdings of the National Archives.

LCCN: 89894716

GUIDE: 105-227, A Guide to U.S. Military Intelligence Reports. Combat Estimates: Europe, 1920-43. Access to the collection is provided by a table of contents listing each country by reel number.

1. Military intelligence--United States--20th century. 2. Intelligence service--United States--20th century.


U.S. military intelligence reports. Combat estimates, Western Hemisphere 1920-1943. -- Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, c1985. -- 2 microfilm reels film.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 89/8815

The Army's combat estimates for Europe, prepared by the G-2 Branch, offer a vivid picture of the military, political, and economic posture of future allies and enemies, as well as opening new perspectives on the strategic concerns of the United States from 1920 through the 1940s. They also have value in understanding the West's recovery from one world war and steady preparation for another, and they provide a source of information on military establishments, capabilities, and strategies.

Filmed from selected holdings of the National Archives.

LCCN: 89894718

GUIDE: 105-228, A Guide to U.S. Military Intelligence Reports. Combat Estimates: Western Hemisphere, 1920-43. Access to the collection is provided by a table of contents listing each country by reel number.

1. Military intelligence--United States--20th century. 2. Intelligence service--United States--20th century.


U.S. military intelligence reports. Germany, 1919-1941 / [edited by Dale Reynolds]. -- Frederick, Md : University Publications of America, [c1983]. -- 28 microfilm reels.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 86/2024

Describes and analyzes: the aftermath of the Treaty of Versailles and the founding of the Weimar Republic (1919); the economic crisis of the postwar years; the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor (January 1933) followed by Hitler's victory in the elections of March 1933; consolidation of absolute power by Hitler, marked by the "blood Purge" (June 1934) and the Nuremberg Laws (1935); the ill-fated Munich Pact (1938; the nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union (August 1939); the outbreak of World War II (September 1939); and subsequent events.

LCCN: 86892136

GUIDE: 105-50, U.S. Military Intelligence Reports: Germany, 1919-41.

1. Germany--Politics and government--1918-1933. 2. Germany--Politics and government--1933-1945.


U.S. military intelligence reports. Soviet Union, 1919-1941 / [edited by Dale Reynolds]. -- Frederick, MD : University Publications of America, c1984. -- 10 microfilm reels.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 90/8029

Military intelligence files from the National Archives Record Group 165. Although most reports consist of in-house memos on Russian military preparedness and morale, there are a few reprints of journal articles included as well.

LCCN: 90956371

GUIDE: 105-238, U.S. Military Intelligence Reports. The Soviet Union, 1919-41.

1. Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Campaigns-- Sources. 2. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Soviet Union--Sources. 3. Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920--Sources.


Women at work collection, from the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London. --Brighton, Sussex : Harvester Microforms, 1984- . -- [91] microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Contents: Part 1: The Army, Belgium, and Benevolent organizations; Part 2: The British Red Cross, colonies, decorations and honours, and education; Part 3: Employment; Part 4: Food files, France, India, Italy, Roumania, Switzerland and local records files; Part 5: Munitions I-VII files, prisoners I-IV, relief funds I-II, Russia files, Serbia files, suffrage & politics I-III, U.S.A. files, volunteer corps, welfare files, W.R.A.F. files, W.R.N.S. files.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 85/810

Consists of correspondence, memoranda, diaries, pamphlets, press clippings, and some photographs relating to civilian relief work and women's participation in the British war effort during World War I. The collection includes sections on Armenian, Czech, Polish, Syrian, Palestinian, Red Cross, and other relief funds; on the development of a Women's Army Corps, and other aspects of women's role in the war; on relief provided to tens of thousands of Belgian refugees and soldiers; and on the activities and organizations of a large array of benevolent organizations.
LCCN: 85890932

GUIDE: 157, Women at Work Collection, from the Imperial Museum, Lambeth, London. Consists of a reel guide to contents, which is also reproduced at the beginning of each reel. Items should be requested by part number and by reel number from the guide. A more detailed guide to the contents of each file is filmed immediately preceding the file itself.

1. World War, 1914-1918--War Work--Great Britain--Sources. 2. Voluntary aid detachments--History--Sources.


Women, industry, and trades unionism : the Gertrude Tuckwell collection, 1890-1920. --Brighton, Sussex : Harvester Press, 1981. -- 17 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

LC Call Number: Microfilm 84/406

Consists of more than 700 folders of reports, unpublished personal papers, pamphlets, leaflets, and press clippings, concerning women's political and economic status in Great Britain between 1890 and 1922, filmed from holdings of the Trades Union Congress Library.

The files were collected by Gertrude Tuckwell, honorary secretary of the Women's Trade Union League during that time. Major areas covered by the files include legislation relating to women workers and to national insurance and health insurance; women's employment, especially women's work during World War I; the political career of Mary Macarthur (General Secretary of the WTUL); and women and other political organizations (e.g., the East London Suffrage Association; the British Socialist Party; and the Trades Union Councils of England, Scotland, and Ireland).

A small post-1922 collection, including an unpublished autobiography of Gertrude Tuckwell, appears on the last reel.

LCCN: 84-144291

GUIDE: Not in LC. A thematic inventory of the files appears on reel.

1. Women--Great Britain--History--Sources.


World Peace Foundation pamphlets. -- Boston : World Peace Foundation, [1923-1930]. --[v. 6, no. 3-v. 12, no. 6] : maps. "Vol. I-Vol. VI, No. 2, issued under the title 'League of Nations'."

LC Call Number: Microfilm 83/339

Pamphlets compiled by various authors and institutions and published by the foundation to educate people on the waste and destructiveness of war and to promote international justice and the brotherhood of man. Founded in Boston in 1910 by Edwin Ginn, the foundation concerned itself with many of the events leading up to and including World War I and its aftermath, as well as the promotion and operation of the League of Nations. In October 1917, when this collection begins, the foundation changed the title of its pamphlet series to League of Nations. It discontinued this title in 1923 with volume 6, no. 3, and returned to the World Peace Foundation series title, and described itself as the "American agent for the official publications of the League of Nations."

LCCN: 83-159071

GUIDE: Not in LC.

1. League of Nations. 2. International cooperation.

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