• Collection: Education
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_letterregardingGermanbooksinlibrary_MEtcalf7.jpe

Lafayette Young writes to a librarian about getting rid of German books in the library. Mr. Young ergs the librarian to remove all German books and burn them and send him backs a count of how many were burned. Mr. Young believes that all the youth of…
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_LetterRegardingGermanSchool_Metcalf1.jpe

Letter sent to Metcalf regarding a German school in Sanborn, Iowa. The writer went to investigate the school to only find out that the school was a Holland teaching school. The letter goes further to say that schools should only teach in English.
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 856 PM - SpauldingL_Germanlanguageinorphanages.jpg

Mr. Metcalf writes to the chairman of the County Defense council, where he explains the letter which he has sent to Reverend Bredow. He asks for Mr. Koeberls assistance in making sure this matter is taken care of.
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 856 PM - SpauldingL_Germanlanguageinorphanages.jpg

Metcalf writes to the president of the Iowa Evangelical Lutheran Orphans home, where he asks him to abstain from teaching German-language classes during war time.
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 838 PM - SpauldingL_Dow-Longmanresponse.jpg

Mr. Metcalf replies to Almosr Stern regarding his procedure taken with a school teacher becoming married. In his letter, he expresses that school teachers are important during war time, and they should not have dismissed her.
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 835 PM - SpauldingL_Dow-LongmanMarraigeResponse.jpg

Harrison County secretary of defense wrote to Mr. Metcalf regarding a teacher being ousted in a local newspaper when she got married. At the time, school teachers were not allowed to be married, and this publicity hurt her reputation, as well as the…
249554-997118 - Smith Megan - May 3, 2016 114 PM - SmithM_Mr.MetcalftoMr.McCaffree_Metcalf.JPG

Mr. Metcalf writes to Mr. McCaffree telling him that as of right now they have no laws in the state of Iowa in regards to their previous letter.
249554-997118 - Smith Megan - May 3, 2016 114 PM - SmithM_H.J.MetcalftoMrs.Harl_Metcalf.JPG

Mr. Metcalf writes to Mrs. Harl about her success at closing another German School, he thanks her for her good deeds.
249554-997118 - Smith Megan - May 3, 2016 114 PM - SmithM_(blank)toMr.Metcalf_Metcalf.jpg

Writer tells Mr. Metcalf that he was wrong for going to the press about a girl marrying a soldier. The writer is defending the girl, saying she has done nothing wrong
249554-997118 - Smith Megan - May 3, 2016 114 PM - SmithM_IowaCouncilofNationalDefensetoMr.Behm_Metcalf.JPG

The National Defense writes to Mr. Behm about stopping the churches from preaching in German. Mr. Behm was not legally allowed to do this but he did, and was then congratulated for his great patriotism.
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