Len's Summary: Meeting informally in 1916 at various houses on Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, a group of young Progressives including the Roosevelts, Walter Lippman, Felix Frankfurter Allen, John Foster and Eleanor Dulles, and Herbert Hoover began to formulate the ideas which led to the New Deal and policies for winning World War II.
The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
In 2020 we are working to increase engagement and communication with the membership. This will include: regular publication of our Journal, World War One Illustrated, and our newsletter, Here and There; a more regular social media presence; and a refreshed website.