Campus, Community, and the Great War
Century America is digital history project created by undergraduate students from nine COPLAC schools.
The Century America project chronicles the impact of the Great War on nine colleges and their towns across the United States. Their experiences looked as different as their communities, but each felt the effects of the war. With loved ones gone to fight, rations and food shortages, and the crippling Spanish Influenza that followed the soldiers back in 1918, Americans felt the Great War back home just as they did in the trenches abroad.
Explore the nine schools of the Century America project, as well as their surrounding communities, through the map above.