West Tennessee in World War I Documented by UTMartin Students

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • BBC History - World War I - General and topical information covering World War I from BBC History.
  • - The purpose of this website is to provide a summary overview of the First World War. Necessarily a long-term undertaking - and approaching ten years in the making - a significant amount of material remains to be covered.
  • Tennessee 4 Me - Confronting the Modern World - World War I - Website that covers Tennessee History. Sponsored by: National Endowment for the Humanities. Website developed and maintained by: The Tennessee State Museum.
  • National History Day and The Education Committee designed Who They Were, an activity designed to engage young people across America in exploring and sharing the story of their local World War I generation.


  • World War I Draft Registration Cards: Tennessee
  • British Library - Word War One - Supported by over 500 historical sources from across Europe, this resource examines key themes in the history of World War One. Explore a wealth of original source material, over 50 newly-commissioned articles written by historians, teachers' notes and more to discover how war affected people on different sides of the conflict.
  • Tennessee State Library & Archives “Alvin C. York Collection” - Website to provide resources related to the Medal of Honor winner Alvin Cullum York created by the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives - Tennessee in the Great War, 1914 - 1918: A Guide to Collections at TSLA - TSLA’s collections are unique in that so many papers are interrelated, especially those involving the 30th Infantry, known as the “Old Hickory Division.” The collections bear great significance for scholars and students of World War I especially those researching Tennessee’s contributions. Tennesseans served with distinction at St. Mihiel, the Meuse-Argonne offensive, the Somme, and the Battle for the Hindenburg Line. Below are some of TSLA’s major holdings.
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives - Tennessee World War I Gold Star Records - Gold Star Records are composed of information on Tennessee soldiers who died of wounds or disease during World War I. They are arranged alphabetically and include information about the soldier such as date of birth, occupation, parents, branch of service, and date of death. Some files include additional information such as letters, pictures, and news clippings. These records were compiled during the 1920s from information given by the soldiers' families. These records are now on file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Record Group 53.
  • The World War I Document Archive - This archive of primary documents from World War One has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List. International in focus, the archive intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War.

WWI Places of Interest in West Tennessee

Research - Hanna Baker, UTM Student

Graphics Prepared by Ann Funkhouser