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.




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.


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


April 6th
                      Mail Call podcast episode 6 covers January to June 1917, documenting the US entry into World War I: https://t.co/I984Lq2D52
April 3rd
    [http://exhibits.library.villanova.edu/russian-revolution]   View the extensive companion online exhibit created to support the physical Blood and Soul exhibit, on display at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library through September 1, 2017.  Featuring video from the Memorial Service, extensive and detailed audio exhibit tour and commentary by the curators, historical contextual information, related events and an […]
February 6th
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, noon-1PM Please join us for our inaugural book club meeting as we discuss the book Regeneration by Pat Barker. This highly acclaimed work of historical fiction explores the psychological effects of World War I and medical and mental health treatments during the era. Register by clicking on link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-club-regeneration-tickets-30937609222

Featured Projects

WWI Online Blog
Mail Call Badge
The Fallen of the Great War: The Philadelpia Project