Secretary Iowa National Defense to H.L. Avery
Metcalf is asking to have a school investigated for the teaching of strictly German in the schools of Sanborn, Iowa. It was investigated because the school is accused of being unpatriotic and a threat to National security. This is another example of why teaching of German in public schools was such a major controversy in this time period.
H. J. Metcalf
State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Folder 1: Correspondence, Box 7, State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa; Polk County