Collaborative by design, Home Before the Leaves Fall is a multi-institutional project highlighting materials and resources on the Great War, with articles curated by individual scholars and experts guiding readers through the many threads that weave materials into a narrative tapestry, while social media spotlighting newly digitized content, creative and educational use of materials, and news of other Great War commemorations.




Scrapbooks weave items otherwise considered ephemeral into new stories and are valuable sources for research.


This page links the descriptions and overviews of the primary material types found in World War I repositories, including: lette…

Works Consulted / Further Reading

Provides a list of all works consulted and lists of recommended additional readings and resources.


January 13th
                  Highlighting the 2 Russian Revolutions, priceless treasures and artifacts grace this exhibit in Commemoration of these events, 1st floor Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, February 1 – September 1, 2017. EXHIBITION — OPENING CEREMONIES — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017 Memorial Prayer Service – 4:00 p.m. Corr […]
January 13th
From November 11, 2016 through April 21, 2017, the Library Company of Philadelphia will have on display the exhibition Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront During the First World War. Co-curated by Reference Librarian Linda August and Curator of Prints and Photographs Sarah Weatherwax, this exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s entrance into the […]
January 13th
                    “With The Ulster Division in France : a Story of the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), From Bordon to Thiepval.” A reading of the memoir by Captain Arthur P. I. Samuels of the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, covering the period ranging […]

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