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Military History: American Conflicts and Wars


Many libraries and related organizations have guides about American conflicts and wars. The featured libraries are part of the Federal Depository Library Program, and they are known as Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs). Check out these community guides for more information American military history.

Community Guides

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Gov Docs: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

University of South Alabama Libraries (FDL #0007B)

  • Learn more about the Vietnam War, including the campaigns, personal narratives, and anti-war movement.
  • Guide's Subjects: Agent Orange, Anti-War Movement, Cambodia, Draft, Government Documents, History, Laos, MIA, Peace, POW, Subject Guides, Vietnam War, Vietnamese Conflict War, Withdrawal

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World War Poster Collection

University of North Texas Libraries (FDL #0608A) 

  • See posters from World War I and World War II.

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World War II Poster Collection

Northwestern University Libraries (FDL #0153)

  • Delve into this digital collection of more than 300 posters which used imagery to unite Americans in wartime.
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World War II Posters

Illinois State University Library (FDL #0143)

  • Explore a range of poster topics, from war bonds to victory gardens.
  • Guide's Subjects: Art, Art Education, Art History, Government Documents, History, Primary Sources

Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)

The Federal Depository Library Program distributes Government information free of cost to libraries that participate in the program. These libraries have information specialists who can assist your research needs. To find your nearest depository, check out the FDLD

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Disclaimer about Community Guides

Visiting a community guide will direct you to other websites, which may have different privacy policies than the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Also, community guides may feature resources that are not U.S. Government publications or sources, which may not be freely available. Contact the community guide's owner for additional information or assistance.