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This portion of the "Freshmen" section of the yearbook deals with the creation of the 1918 Freshmen Follies. Two future soldiers who were killed in service during World War I, Jared H. Smith and Homer Virgil Sharp, lent their talents to the Freshmen…

This section of the Knox Alumnus brings attention to the ways academic life and campus life changed during the war. Notably, fewer students studied German and more students studied French during the war, and the college raised more than its requisite…

William L. Raub, a professor of Philosophy at Knox, penned this article in the December 1917 issue of the Knox Alumnus magazine detailing his perceptions regarding the development of "German war philosophy," which he characterizes in his conclusion…

World War I is put in historical context, and the Knox College yearbook writers state emphatically, "We are proud of our Knox boys now with the colors. Our hearts throb with quickened beat as we call the roll."

Alfred A. Boyden writes about his experience with the Foyers du Soldat, operated by the Y.M.C.A., as work that older men ineligible for active military service might do that would further the war effort.

Brief newspaper report about two Galesburg men, Arman L. Merriam and John Simpson, who have returned briefly to town after finishing their aviator training in Rantoul, Illinois.

This list sets forth the requirements for service with the Y.M.C.A.

Contributions of Knox College alumni to the fighting in France are recorded in this section of the yearbook.

In the June 1918 issue of the Knox Alumnus magazine Major Curtis G. Redden describes being nearly struck by a shell in combat.

This article in the Knox Alumnus magazine provides a list of students who had entered military training by October, 1917 - a mere six months after the United States declared war.

Knox College is lauded for its patriotism in this article originally published in the Ottawa (Illinois) Republican-Times.

Knox College's faculty advocated for America to declare war against Germany prior to the official American declaration of war.

This article in the Knox Alumnus magazine provides information about the highest-ranked Knox alumnus then serving in the war, Lieutenant Colonel Charles D. Center.

This article describes the privileges associated with being a member of "The American University Union in Europe" that Knox men traveling abroad might take advantage of.

This document provides many details regarding Chloe Owings' wartime service, including quoted descriptions of her time in France as the nation was still at war.
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