Exhibit Scope and Content
A bird's eye view
Lt. Claude B. Washburne of Junction City was one of thousands of Oregonians
who served in World War I. (OSA,
Oregon State Defense Council Records, World War I Personnel Photographs)
This exhibit and learning resource consists of over 100 Web pages
and hundreds of images and documents describing Oregon and World War
I. It focuses on the lives of ordinary Oregonians and how they responded
the stage, the exhibit examines aspects of Oregon life before the war.
Then, it profiles the military service of Oregonians and looks at the incredible
changes on the home front. Finally, it follows the veterans home as they
coped with a tumultuous postwar period and the ominous signs of another
While designed for a general audience, this exhibit includes extensive
resources for students. Middle school students and older will find useful
information. See the Appendix for more about learning resources.
Please note that some of the subject matter
and images deal with violent situations, injury, and death. Also, some
materials portray certain groups in a negative light (e.g., Germans
as Huns or beasts).
This exhibit uses mostly primary records. These consist of original
documents, publications, and other items created during the years surrounding
World War I. The main focus is on the records of the State Council of Defense
other record groups are used as well. These are documented in the Appendix.
The primary sources are augmented by secondary sources such as books
and periodicals. Relevant sources are cited at the bottom of pages.
Images and media
Please note that images in this exhibit have been edited for
display purposes. Most of the images in this exhibit are from the records
of the State Council of Defense for Oregon. These are supplemented by
from other Oregon State Archives record groups as well as outside sources.
All images with citations starting with "OSA" are available
at the Oregon State Archives. The exhibit also includes numerous Portable
Format (PDF) resources using Adobe Reader software and audio and video
clips using Real Player software. This software is available for free
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