The DHC has been busy finishing up our year-long World War I project. We finally have some new resources available to help student and researchers delve more deeply into some of the topics found in our newly-digitized primary sources. They’re called Primary Source Sets, and they provide background to the topic, links to approximately 15 primary sources, discussion questions, related resources, and more.

One of the goals of this World War I project was to understand the Northfield experience during the war years. So we are pleased to share our first Primary Source Set with you – all about the Northfield home front.

Home Front Primary Source Set

Another story from the war years that affected life in Northfield to a great extent was the influenza epidemic of 1918. Just when people in Northfield were beginning to celebrate the end of the war, they were struck by this terrible disease, and the entire community shut down. Learn more by checking out some of the primary sources that tell of that Northfield experience using thisĀ 1918 Influenza Epidemic primary source set.

Influenza Primary Source Set

Influenza Primary Source Set

We hope to create more of these primary source sets in the future to cover ALL of the Northfield-Rice County Digital History Collection’s online collections, so stay tuned, and check back on our Primary Source Set landing page throughout the year!