The University in Wartime
In April 1917, as dire stories of casualties filtered out of war-torn Europe, and German U-boats began sinking American vessels in the North Atlantic, the United States determined that it was a nation that could no longer remain neutral. One hundred years after the U.S. entry in World War I, Northwestern University Libraries looks back at how the war shook this campus—and remembers the faculty and students who sacrificed all for American liberty.
Learn about Northwestern’s Base Hospital 12, with doctors drawn largely from the university and nurses from Illinois.
View a selection of World War I posters that were designed to engage many sectors of society in the war effort.
Find out more about the Northwestern alumni, faculty and staff who impacted the First World War.
See the Exhibit
Northwestern Remembers the First World War is on display at Northwestern University Libraries from March 27 – June 16, 2017, with displays in the Main Library and the lobby of Deering Library with artifacts from Northwestern’s own Base Hospital 12, and on the third floor of Deering Library with war posters that rallied a nation’s courage and support.