On “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” in 1918, a cease-fire effectively ended World War I. It was a war that took the lives of more than one million soldiers and forever altered Europe. In the 100th year since the armistice, Ball State University Archives and Special Collections debuts a new exhibit entitled “”Answering the Call”: Muncie’s Contribution to World War I.”
The exhibit will display original World War I posters from the Elisabeth Ball collection. The collection contains a sampling of more than 2,000 World War I lithographs from Italy, France, Belgium, England, Australia, Germany, and the United States which were collected by Elisabeth Ball (1897-1982), daughter of Frances and George Ball.
In addition to the posters, the exhibit features original photographs, registration lists, veteran records and scrapbooks from Muncie and Delaware County residents who participated in the war efforts.
The exhibit runs from February 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018 on the second floor of Bracken Library. For more information about this exhibit, contact Ball State University Archives and Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org or (765) 285-5078.
|American Red Cross nurse recruitment poster, circa 1917|