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Utah World War I Commission

April 2017 marks the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, a defining conflict of the modern era.

To commemorate the sacrifice and involvement of Utahns in the Great War, the Utah WWI Commission will provide information and resources to the public.

News

Utah’s World War I Monuments, which details WWI memorials throughout the state, is available for free as a PDF.

Grants

The commission is offering small grants to encourage Utahns to recognize the impact of WWI in their communities.

Contact vjacobson@utah.gov for more information.

Events

November 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Utah Valley Historical Society evening lecture with Allan Kent Powell
“Humor During World War I: The Lighter Side of Utah and Utahans during the War” 
Provo City Library at Academy Square, room 201, Provo

November 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Evening lecture with Allan Kent Powell
Cedar City Library, Cedar City

April 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
“How They Fought: Guns, Grenades, Gas, Bayonets and Rifles”: living history demonstration by Chip Guarente
Chapman Branch Library, Salt Lake City

May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 
Re-dedication of the Chapman Branch Library with color guard by men in WWI uniforms

Event listings will be updated regularly. If you know of a WWI-related event in Utah, email us at vjacobson@utah.gov.

Resources

This informational poster was created by Christina Epperson. Click here for a larger version.

Educational resources: Curriculum and more, searchable by grade level, subject, and type

1914-1918-online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Utah and World War I: special issue of Utah Historical Quarterly

Utah and the Great War: The Beehive State and the World War I Experience, ed. by Allan Kent Powell: a collection of essays exploring the complexity of WWI and its impact on Utahns.

State Legislature’s Resolution (PDF)

Governor’s Declaration, April 2017 (PDF)

Utah in the World War, by Noble Warrum: published under the auspices of the Utah Council of Defense in 1924.

The Great War, from American Experience

National WWI Museum and Memorial

NHD National History Day Teaching World War I: Resource to connect teachers and students to the best sources for the 100th anniversary of WWI. Includes Middle School and High School lesson modules.

 

Archives/Special Collections

State Historical Society: (PDF list of Historical Society Collections relating to WWI)

Utah State University:

John F. Blauer World War I photograph collection, 1910-1933: One box containing Black and White photographs and postcards.

Ernest Fred Johnson World War I Papers, 1918-1940: One box containing correspondence to Ernest Johnson’s mother, Sophia, after his death.

Gary B. Hansen papers, 1911-2014: Fifteen series in collection, series nine contains five boxes that contain WWI materials. Series XI:  Clarence J. Hansen and Ruth Hansen Bruerton WWI Materials.