World War I in ’Iolani School Archives
World War I, or the Great War, lasted from 1914 to 1918. Among other notable events, it is known for advancement in military technology and unprecedented loss. After initially remaining neutral, the United States fought as part of the Allied Powers beginning in 1917. Those enlisted in military service included a number of ’Iolani School faculty and students.
"Once we had a camp on Kauai. You see we were at war with Germany and so needed very much sugar. Most of the men having gone to fight we decided to take their place, so we joined the U.S. Boy's Working Reserve..."
(Rogers scrapbook, August 1917- October 1918)
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Subject guide compiled by Georgina Tom, Archivist, 2017; updated 2021.
Explore primary sources on the DocsTeach WWI pages.
View by various topics, including American Expeditionary Forces in which 'Iolani School's own Father Bray was deployed.
Other topics include:
Women in WWI
The 1918 Flu Pandemic
Personal War Experiences
Selections from the National Archives' collection of films documenting World War I are available:
Imperial War Museums, United Kingdom
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