Thursday, June 5, 2014

Join archives in search of World War 1 material on 10 June 2014 #WW1archives

@followanarchive @askanarchivist

The yearly International Archives Day are celebrated on 9 June, but because it falls on public holidays celebrated in some parts, it has been decided to change the annual Twitter event to 10 June.

German archivist Thomas Wolf from SIWI-archives suggested that the focus should be on World War I or The Great War that started 100 years ago.

The Great War in archives 

All archives and other heritage organizations are asked 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

Hashtag: #WW1archives 

Join @AskArchivists and @FollowAnArchive on #WW1archives Day on Twitter, June 10, 2014.                                  
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