• Tags: Anti-German Sentiment
199541-997121 - Orabutt Christopher - May 6, 2016 354 PM - OrabuttC_LettertoSchoolsofIowa_Metcalf_Page#1.jpg.jpg

The Iowa Council of National Defense decided that German should not be taught in any schools in Iowa. German songs and texts must not be read or sung in schools either. It is mentioned that when this letter was written, there still was not a singleā€¦
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.
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This letter promotes the ending of the teaching of German in Iowa public schools. The citizens of Ogden, Iowa are outraged and want something to be done about ending the program.
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Request for exemptions, as well as statement of rights as "American citizen."
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Governor's office on situation: "these people cannot be good Americans and continue talking the German language."
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