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America during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

An exhibit from the Digital Public Library of America exploring a variety of themes connected to the 1918 pandemic. The exhibit was created by a team of graduate students at Wayne State University.

The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

An exhibit from the National Archives showcasing a variety of documents and other archival materials that help us to better understand the 1918 pandemic.

Influenza Encyclopedia: The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919

A digital encylopedia providing access to over 16,000 historical documents and photographs from across the United States. This project is produced by the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine.

1918 Pandemic at St. Olaf College: A Closer Look

An online exhibit from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota exploring the impact of the 1918 pandemic. Northfield, Minnesota is located approximately 100 miles to the west of the Chippewa Valley.

Further Reading


Barry, John. The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. New York: Viking, 2004.

Bristow, Nancy. American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Brown, Curt. Minnesota 1918. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2018.

Crosby, Alfred. America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Kolata, Gina. Flu: The story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.

Spinney, Laura. Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed The World. New York: Public Affairs, 2017.