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1918 flu database now online

An online database allowing access to more than 100 documents related to the impact of the 1918 flu can now be found online. 

The topic of the 1918 flu is the focus of the WSU common reading program that freshmen at the Pullman campus are participating in this year. The book Flu, written by Gina Kolata, focuses on the virus that caused the flu as well as the numerous deaths that followed.

To view the history collection online, visit

Additional information, such as papers from President Holland related to the flu, can be found online through the WSU libraries as well. Visit

To learn more about the common reading program, visit

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