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An occasional digest of news, letters, and stories from 100 years ago.

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An occasional digest of news, letters, and stories from 100 years ago.

    Women in the War

    Women in the War

    This episode takes a closer look at women’s contributions to the war efforts. The war opened more opportunities for women, even before the U.S. officially entered the war in 1917. Although many men disapproved of women’s work, there were also some powerful men who supported roles for women, such as Secretary of the Navy Josephus […]

    • 58 min
    Wartime Correspondence

    Wartime Correspondence

    This episode of Mail Call brings to life some war-time correspondence. Letters provide an intimate perspective of the lives of soldiers and their families. In particular, the following selections highlight the day-to-day experiences of ordinary soldiers and officers. Full show notes: https://wwionline.org/projects/mail-call/episode-9/ — Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of […]

    • 36 min
    July to December 1917 (Russian Revolution, part 2)

    July to December 1917 (Russian Revolution, part 2)

    Full show notes: https://wwionline.org/projects/mail-call/episode-8/ — Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library @ Villanova University and the Library of Congress. The theme music is from “Til We Meet Again” as performed by Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra. The Mail Call podcast is a project of Home Before the Leaves […]

    • 46 min
    January to May 1917 (Russian Revolution, part 1)

    January to May 1917 (Russian Revolution, part 1)

    Full show notes: https://wwionline.org/projects/mail-call/episode-7/ — Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library@Villanova University and the Library of Congress. The theme music is from “Til We Meet Again” as performed by Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra. The Mail Call podcast is a project of Home Before the Leaves Fall: a […]

    • 50 min
    January to June 1917 (US entry)

    January to June 1917 (US entry)

    Full show notes: https://wwionline.org/projects/mail-call/episode-6/ — Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library@Villanova University and the Library of Congress. The theme music is from “Til We Meet Again” as performed by Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra. The Mail Call podcast is a project of Home Before the Leaves Fall: a […]

    • 33 min
    April to May 1916 (Easter Rising)

    April to May 1916 (Easter Rising)

    Full show notes: https://wwionline.org/projects/mail-call/episode-5/ — Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library@Villanova University, the Internet Archive, the Library of Congress, and La Vanguardia Hemeroteca. The theme music is from “The Wearing of the Green” as performed by the Metropolitan Band with Otto Mesloh. The Mail Call podcast is […]

    • 33 min

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