First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Permitted Use

Permitted Use

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is aimed at releasing a wealth of resources to researchers, teachers, students, and the general public to further the promotion of the subject.

Anyone is entitled to use the material for Educational Purposes (means for the purpose of education, teaching, distance learning, private study and/or research) but not for Commercial Purposes (i.e. selling or reselling the material or using it for any commercial gain). Users may:

  • copy items and save them;
  • print the items;
  • excerpt, annotate, aggregate and modify the items;
  • use the items in virtual learning environments, managed learning environments and in any material to be used in the course of instruction. Course and study packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as Braille, may also be created;
  • distribute, communicate and make available the items, to the public in any form and in any media whether now known or hereafter created as long as it is for educational non-commercial purposes;
  • publicly display or publicly perform parts of the Licensed Work as part of a presentation at a seminar, conference, or workshop, or other such similar activity;
  • deposit the items or parts in any kind or type of repository.

All the material presented here is made available under the JISC Model Licence and the HEFCE Licence for the digitization projects running under the JISC Digitisation Programme Phase 2.

Every effort has been made to clear copyright on all the material used. Should anyone know of any oversight please contact the site maintainers immediately.


At all times you must include the statement 'This item is from The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford (; © [Copyright notice]'.

The copyright notice can be found in the information about any item in the archive and will read something like 'The Imperial War Museum Department of Documents / The Isaac Rosenberg literary estate'.

The Great War Archive

Items reproduced from The Great War Archive collection must include the statement 'This item is from The Great War Archive, University of Oxford (; © [Contributor Name]'.

The contributor name can be found in the information about any item in the archive.

Requests for high resolution images / commercial use

Should you wish to obtain high resolution images of any of the items in the archive, or use any of the images for commercial purposes please contact the holding repository directly. Information on the holding repository can be found in the information given about any item in the archive under 'Repository'. In many cases the repository will require permission from the copyright holders and incur a reproduction fee.

The Berg Collection, New York Public Library

The Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts Collections, University of Oxford

The Bodleian Library, John Johnson Collection, University of Oxford

The British Library

  • Address: The British Library, Manuscript Collections, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, UK
  • Imaging Services:

Cambridge University Library

Cardiff University Library Archive

The English Faculty Library, University of Oxford

The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Gloucestershire Archives

The Great War Archive / The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford

  • Address: 13 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6NN
  • Please note that items in The Great War Archive were contributed by the General public and therefore the archive may not hold versions of a higher resolution.
  • Enquiries:

The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

The Imperial War Museum

Mills Library, McMaster University

The National Library of Wales

The Queen's College Library, University of Oxford

St John's College Library

University Archives, University at Buffalo

For repositories not listed above please contact The First World War Poetry Digital Archive at