Yale University Libraries and Collections

ART & THE WAR

EXAMPLES OF SECONDARY SOURCES

  • Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (2000).
  • Peter Krass, Portrait of war: the U.S. Army’s first combat artists and the doughboy’s experience in WWI (2007).
  • Laura Brandon, Art or Memorial?: The Forgotten History of Canada’s War Art (2006).
  • Sue Malvern, Modern Art, Britain and the Great War: Witnessing, testimony, and remembrance (2004).

AREAS TO EXPLORE

  • Art and propaganda
  • Censorship
  • Commissioned war painters
  • Futurism
  • Vorticism
  • War and cultural change
  • War memorials

EXAMPLES OF MATERIALS RELATED TO ART & THE WAR

  • Sounds of the Great War. Historical Sound Recordings, Music Library, ML 1055 F113 S7+.
  • Marinetti Libroni Papers, Beinecke Library, GEN MSS 475.
  • Army Song Book issued by the US War Department, 1918, Music Library, M1646 A741.
  • Imperial War Museum film catalogue, SML D522.22 I46 1994.
  • Films militaries francais de la premiere guerre mondiale: catalogue des films muets d’actualite realizes par le Service, cinematographique de l’Armee, D522.22 L46 1997+ Oversize.
  • World War I Collections, 1914-1983 (bulk). MS 466.
  • War posters Collection, 1914-1918 (bulk). MS 671.
  • Vorticism and its allies: Arts Council of Great Britain (catalogue, 1974). British Art Center. NX 543 C67.
  • 20th Century British Prints, 1915-1970: including special sections on the First World War, 1914-1918…(1981). British Art Center.
  • Art and War, Canadian War Memorials; a selection of works executed for the Canadian war memorials fund to form a record of Canada’s part in the great war and a memorial to those Canadians who have made the great sacrifice. Beinecke. 1986 +68.
  • The Absolute Truth. Mudd Library. WC 25949 (pictorial work).
  • British Artists on the Front (1918). J642 A1 +B77.

American Red Cross Allied Theatrical and Motion Picture Team Poster

Mayn horever heym: a gedekhenish. Shtetl, my destroyed home / A Remembrance. Issachar Ryback, 1897-1935. 1922. Plate 9. 2007 Folio 18. 2026550. Image ID Number 1097270. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

USE ORBIS TO FIND BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

  • Arts, Modern—20th Century—Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918—Art and the war
  • World War, 1914-1918—Art and the war—Exhibitions
  • World War, 1914-1918—Pictorial Works
  • World War, 1914-1918—Caricatures and cartoons
  • World War, 1914-1918—Censorship
  • World War, 1914-1918—Comic books
  • World War, 1914-1918—Drama
  • World War, 1914-1918—Humor, caricatures, etc.
  • World War, 1914-1918—Mass media and the war
  • World War, 1914-1918—Memorials
  • World War, 1914-1918—Music and the war
  • World War, 1914-1918—Propaganda