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…


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

Works Consulted / Further Reading

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


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
February 2nd
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2 PM at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Please join public radio host and Peabody Award winner Michael Lasser for a talk about popular music during the World War One era accompanied by live performances of some of the most notable songs. Registration can be found by clicking […]
January 30th
1917: How One Year Changed the World, opening at the National Museum of American Jewish History on March 17 and at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York this fall, will examine how the dramatic events of a single year brought about changes in America that reverberated throughout the world and still impact us […]

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