Explore the contributions of popular songs from the U.S., Canada, and Britain to the Allies of World War I. This program, presented by musicologists and musical performers, includes slides, films, period recordings, and live performances of sheet music. Six university faculty from Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, Bloomington, and University of York, England, created this program in association with the American Musicological Society and the Library of Congress exhibition World War I: American Artists View the Great War.
This event is part of our World War I and America program at the library this October and November. This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.