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199541-997121 - Orabutt Christopher - May 6, 2016 354 PM - OrabuttC_LettertoLibrarians_Metcalf_Page#1.jpg.jpg

The letter is written by Herbert J. Metcalf, Secretary for the Council of National Defense in Iowa. He is targeting German-Americans and any German sympathizers. He wants to collect a list of any book that is in any way pro-German.
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Instructions for Poster Placement of Silo Construction Propaganda_Metcalf.jpg

This brief notice from the Iowa Council of Defense encourages a (presumably once included) poster to be displayed clearly so as to facilitate the building of more silos and thereby increase necessary wartime production.
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Record of the Silo Meeting Held at the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce#1_Metcalf.jpg

This record summarizes a meeting called by the State Council to increase the number of silos in Iowa to meet production quotas. A number of officials were elected to positions in the committee and the government and numerous silo manufacturers…
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Advertisement for Rat-Proof Farm Storage to Protect Production during the War_Metcalf.jpg

This brief advertisement cites the damage rats have inflected on wartime production and makes use of a patriotic sentiment to encourage farmers to purchase rat proof farm storage from the Caldwell Silo company.
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Invitation to Silo Manufacturers to Discuss Increased Silo Construction in Iowa_Metcalf.jpg

This letter is an invitation (sent out to numerous silo manufacturers) to attend a luncheon in which attention will be brought to the need to increase silo construction on Iowa farms.
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Successful Farming Invitation List, Letter to H. J. Metcalf_Metcalf.jpg

This letter is a memo from the Successful Farming Promotion Bureau to H. J. Metcalf of the invitation list (originally enclosed with the letter but now inaccessible) for an upcoming conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_FrankG.PiercetoH.J.Metcalf,January4,1918_Metcalf.JPG

Secretary of the League of Iowa Municipalities, Frank G. Pierce, writes to H.J. Metcalf to send registration cards of men from Marshalltown, Iowa interested in securing employment in the shipbuilding industry for the U.S. Public Service Reserve. …
200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_WilliamFriestoU.S.PublicServiceReserveoftheDepartmentofLabor,January28,1918_Metcalf.jpg

Fries writes to the U.S. Public Service Reserve of the Department of Labor to request information (e.g. wages) about enrolling in the shipbuilding industry. Additionally, Fries describes how he was in the draft, but rejected for service because he…
200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_FredNelsontoW.E.Hall,January1,1918_Metcalf.JPG

Nelson writes to W.E. Hall of the U.S. Department of Labor offering to volunteer to recruit people to enroll for the U.S. Public Service Reserve. Nelson writes from a Davenport, Iowa address.
207018-997121 - Hewitt Natalie Jo - May 6, 2016 1159 PM - HewittN_MilwaukeeJournalResponse_Metcalf_Page1.jpg

A response from HJ Metcalf to the Milwaukee Journal about how to respond to and control German propaganda and influences within their society.
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