The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has awarded Clayton State Library an award for quality programming for its role in presenting “World War I and America” last year. The programming series, which ran from September 2017 to February 2018, consisted of panel discussions, film screenings, and writing workshops designed to explore the transformative impact of the First World War.
The award consists of $500 and a collection of 22 books focusing on WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War, the veteran experience, anti-war movements, and future wars the United States would be involved in. The books will be added to the circulating collection and available for loan to Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. The funds will be used to support future library programming.
The Library's World War One and America events allowed members of the Clayton State community and the general public to connect with veterans as they explored themes such as "Race and WWI," "The Experience of War," "Coming Home," and more.
World War One and America is a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
More information about the World War One & America initiative and the award is available at the event website: https://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica.