100 Years Ago Today; Remembering World War I in Delaware

Today we pivot back to the Sunday Star newspaper for good reason. The man pictured on the front page of the Star this week 100 years ago, is, in a very real sense, the originator of this WWI blog series on This Morning Is History. Arthur L. Bailey was head librarian at the Wilmington Institute Free library. It was primarily due to his efforts and guidance that the collection of WWI Military Service Records we’ve been featuring on this blog for the past three years even exists. Long before the campaign for gathering service records, Bailey was asked by the U.S. government to create a camp library for Delaware’s soldiers, as we see in the article provided here.

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