• Tags: German Language
185907-997118 - Zinselmeier Matthew - May 4, 2016 937 AM - ZinselmeierM_Image3_Metcalf.JPG

A private correspondence between H.A. Davis and H.J. Metcalf, in which Metcalf has persuaded Davis to
185907-997118 - Zinselmeier Matthew - May 4, 2016 937 AM - ZinselmeierM_Image2A_Metcalf.JPG

J.J. Billingsly has sent a letter to H.J. Metcalf listing the names of school board presidents in charge of school districts where the German language is being pursued. The names are sent to H.J. Metcalf
185907-997118 - Zinselmeier Matthew - May 4, 2016 937 AM - ZinselmeierM_Image1_Metcalf.JPG

HJ Metcalf has sent a letter to Dr Avery, asking Avery to investigate the opening of a German school in the town of Primghar/Sanborn, IA. If the school has been started for religious purposes, Metcalf cannot do anything. However, if ample evidence is…
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_LetterregardingGermanlanguage_Metcalf9.jpe

The Buffalo Center Commercial club sent in a letter regarding getting rid of the German language in and around Buffalo Center. A group of farmers gather at the post office and speak in German everyday and the club wants to get rid of this. The…
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_letterregardingGermanchurch_Metcalf6.jpe

A pastor of a Methodist church writes a letter to Metcalf regarding a Lutheran church which provides services in the German language. The pastor tells of the angry citizens in the town and asks Metcalf if there is any legal action he should take.
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_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.
249554-997118 - Smith Megan - May 3, 2016 114 PM - SmithM_IowaCouncilofNationalDefensetoH.L.Avery_Metcalf.JPG

National Defense is asking Mr. Avery to go investigate a situation in which they believe a school is teaching only German. They also ask him to be on the lookout for other similar situations.
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