• Tags: World War I
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A collection of various reports on the conduct of the war in Germany, including casualties, injuries, and Iron Cross recipients.
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translation of top headline: "Germany at War with Russia and France!"
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 single…
199541-997121 - Orabutt Christopher - May 6, 2016 354 PM - OrabuttC_LettertoPress_Metcalf_Page#1.jpg.jpg

The Committee on Publicity is creating a fellow committee which will go through the newspapers of Iowa looking for important pieces of propaganda that they which for the entire Iowa National Defense team to know.
199541-997121 - Orabutt Christopher - May 6, 2016 354 PM - OrabuttC_LibertyDay_Metcalf_Page#1.jpg.jpg

Governor W.L. Harding created a state-wide holiday called
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.
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