Join #WW1archives on June 10, 2014


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Twitter event on June 10, 2014
In 2014 International Archives Day (June 9) falls on Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday. Most archives are closed that day. So we decided to organize the annual Twitter event on Tuesday, June 10.

World War I – 1914-2014
The German archivist Thomas Wolf from SIWI-archives came up with a good idea: let’s pay attention to the beginning of the First World War or The Great War, that began 100 years ago in 1914.

The Great War in archives
We ask all archives and other heritage organizations to search their collections for documents related to the First World War 1914-1918. Even countries that were neutral during the Great War, can perhaps find some records about, for instance, aid to refugees, or military or financial support to soldiers, families, countries in need.

Subjects to look for and tweet about
Archival documents, records, newspapers, pictures, drawings, postcards, paintings, etc. about:

- Soldiers
– Families and loved ones of soldiers
– Battlefields
– Refugees
– Aid / Support
– Governments
– Weapons
– Mobilisation
– Diseases
– War cemeteries
– History before, during, after 1914-1918, all related to the First World War

#WW1archives
Join @AskArchivists and @FollowAnArchive on #WW1archives Day on Twitter, June 10, 2014.
In due time you will find more information on the two blogs http://askarchivists.wordpress.com/ and http://followanarchive.blogspot.nl/ .


Pictures:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thiepval_Ridge

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-world-war-diaries-go-online-to-mark-centenary

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9 Responses to Join #WW1archives on June 10, 2014

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  2. Rudolf H. Boettcher says:

    We’ll participate! The Jacob-Spatz-Lehmann-Archives with our WW1-project #CousinsKIA : Find a preview:with 8 cousins from Australia, England, France, USA and Germany, online here:
    > http://blogs-stories.blogspot.de/2014/05/ww1-cousins-killed-in-action.html

    Besr regards Rudolf

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