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World War I: Resources from Brown University's Archives and Special Collections

Primary and selected secondary World War I resources from Brown University's Archives and Special Collections.

Women's College Alumni Interviews

  • Lillian Dorothy Beals (1918) and Rose Presel (1918) discuss the particularities of attending the Women’s College during World War I, including picking oakum and knitting scarves and helmets during class for the Red Cross; Beals also tells the story of her fiancé who was killed in the war in this audio interview.
  • Sarah Mazick Saklad (1928) shares her memories of World War I, including learning to knit, Providence’s Armistice Day celebration, and the influenza epidemic in this audio interview.