Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff.
Showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. Also provides secondary contextual material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.
Material is sourced from archives around the world, including McMaster's Archives and Research Collections which contributed hundreds of personal collections, albums, photographs, trench journals, sheet music, visual sources and trench maps, as well as material from the Vera Brittain Archive and Michael Brisebois collections.
- Diaries and journals
- Personal narratives and reminiscences
- Trench literature and soldiers’ journals
- Scrapbooks and albums
- Photographs and 360° views of personal items and objects
- Sketches and paintings
- Sheet music
- War art
- Cartoons and comics
- Propaganda and recruiting posters
- Trench maps