August 5, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: World War I Hello Girls

Last Updated on August 4, 2022

Hello Girls

Hello Girls: Topics in Chronicling America timeline and select newspaper articles

Women and the War Effort collection article, Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers’ Newspaper of World War I, 1918 to 1919

Hello Girls articles from The Stars and Stripes

Hello Girls articles from New York newspapers

More Hello Girls historical newspaper coverage

Back our girls over there United War Work Campaign poster

Hello Girls Congressional Gold Medal Act legislation

Hello Girls Answer Uncle Sam’s Call Headlines & Heroes blog January 29, 2019

The Hello Girls of World War I – Heeding the Call Inside Adams blog April 21, 2021

“Hello Girls” – Women Telephone Operators during WWI Unwritten Record March 30, 2021 National Archives

Hello Girls of World War I U.S. Army

Hello Girls Finally Get Paid Pieces of History June 24, 2015 National Archives

100 Years On, The ‘Hello Girls’ Are Recognized For World War I Heroics NPR, All Things Considered

Women at War: The Hello Girls National WWI Museum and Memorial live video stream from Mar 22, 2018
Elizabeth Cobbs, author of The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, in a discussion on the invaluable role these pioneering woman served and their legacy today

Women On the Frontlines of WWI Came to Operate Telephones Smithsonian Magazine April 4, 2017


  1. Martha Kohl says

    The Montana Historical Society also has a nice feature on Hello Girl Merle Egan Anderson, who was instrumental in the operators finally being recognized as military veterans:

  2. Ashley Lauren Adams says

    Where is the citation for the photograph?

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