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World War I - The Great War

Resources from the F. D. Bluford Library and the best of online instructional resources and digital collections to celebrate the Centennial of World War I.

From Special Collections

Lt. George B. Love (1890 - 1961) and Lt. Robert L. Campbell (1875-1972) in uniform.

Love and Campbell were both instructors at A&T when called to duty in 1917.

Lest We Forget: WWI through the Eyes of Nine

For more about Greensboro NC in the WWI and the life of Capt. Robert L. Campbell please visit this exhibit at the Greensboro Historical Museum.

Contact Us

James R. Stewart Jr.

Archives & Special Collections Librarian

Edward Lee Love

University Archives Specialist


Collection Boxes

World War I Collection NEW!! - Materials related to known faculty members, alumni, and events associated with A&T's role in the Great War.

James B. Dudley Collection - Dr. Dudley was our 2nd president (1896-1925) and his leadership kept the campus through the conflict.

ROTC Army & ROTC Air Force Collections - Newspaper clippings, original letters and more about the history of the ROTC at A&T.

Warmoth T. Gibbs Collection - Dr. Warmoth T. Gibbs was the 4th president of A&T (1956 - 1960) and one of our most famous war veterans.

John D. Wray Collection - John D. Wray was the first African-African American state agricultural club agent in NC. His collection was digitized as part of the "Better Living in North Carolina" project.

Verticle File Collection

Verticle Files are collections of clippings, photographs and other documents that are part of a larger subject file collection. We have several on faculty (F/S) and alumni (A) who served in World War I.

Campbell, Robert L(F/S) One of the most decorated African-American veterans of the war and a long-time military instructor at A&T. A photo file and a "Campbell Hall" file are also available.

Love, George B. (F/S) - Instructor of auto mechanics who served in France. 

Cherry, David King (F/S) - Professor of mathematics, later the president of Kittrell College and Knoxville College. Served as a captain in France. (NEW!) Biography now available from NCpedia.

Byarm Sr., Lonnie P. (F/S) - Engineering instructor and one or our first championship football coaches.

Jones, Dr. S. B. (F/S) - One of our earliest college physicians who served in his native British West Indies. Photo file also available.

Haley, Simon A. (A) - Father of author & genealogist Alex Haley. Served in France during the war. 

Burnett, Foster F.. (A) - Class of 09' student who became a well known physician after the war. 

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University Archives

The University Archives procures, organizes, collects, describes, maintains and preserves records of historical and administrative value to the university and that have significantly impacted upon the African American experience in the Piedmont Triad region.


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