TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. General

Series 2. Executive Department

Series 3. Americanization Department

Series 4. Child Welfare Department

Series 5. Food Supply Department

Series 6. Fuel Conservation Committee

Series 7. Health and Recreation Department

Series 8. Historical Records Department

Series 9. Military and Naval Committee

Series 10. Publicity Department

Series 11. Soldiers' and Sailors' Information Bureau

Series 12. Transportation Department

Series 13. Fund-raising Activities

Series 14. Woman's Division

Series 15. New London County Auxiliary Committee

Series 16. Exhibit Material

Series 17. Miscellaneous

RG 030, Council of Defense

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut State Council of Defense
Title: Connecticut State Council of Defense records
Dates: 1917-1919
Quantity: 198 cubic feet
Abstract: The Council of Defense coordinated war activities in Connecticut during World War I. Its various committees dealt with the various areas of concern, such as food supply, fuel conservation, transportation, military and naval affairs and publicity.
Identification: RG030
Accession: T001102
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Council of Defense was Connecticut's agency for coordinating its war activities during World War I. Appointed on 26 April 1917 by Gov. Marcus Holcomb under the authority of the emergency act (Chap. 44, Public Acts of 1917), it initially consisted of eleven members representing industry, labor, the professions and the military, with Richard M. Bissell as Chairman.1 The first meeting was held on 8 May 1917 and the agency was discontinued in March 1919.

At first the Council was organized in a series of appointed committees to deal with the various areas of concern, such as food supply, fuel conservation, transportation, military and naval affairs and publicity. A small secretarial and administrative staff was headed by Thomas Hewes. As the work expanded, a number of the committees acquired their own full-time staffs and became "Departments", and a stronger executive control was established through the creation of an Executive Department headed by Joseph M. Alsop, a member of the Council.

Much of the Council's attention was devoted to coordinating, supporting and publicizing the work of other agencies. Leading officials of many other war agencies served also on Council of Defense committees, and in some cases the Council supplied staff assistance and other help to United States agencies in Connecticut or to other Connecticut agencies in the war effort. The Military Census, which was the first Connecticut war agency (Feb.. 7, 1917), was represented on the Council by its director, and the Committee on Food Supply, which preceded the Council by a couple of weeks, became one of its departments. The Council collaborated closely with the United States Food Administration, the United States Fuel Administration, the United States Employment Service, the Committee on Public Information and, of course, the Council of National Defense. Efforts were made to organize town "war bureaux" to coordinate war work on a local scale; these met with varying success and little record of their work survives. Auxiliary committees on the county level also existed; the files of the New London one are here.

Mention must be made of the important Woman's Division. Organized first as a state committee of the Council of National Defense Woman's Committee, it gradually, by the summer of 1918, assumed the status of a department in the Connecticut Council. As that occurred, some of its earlier programs (Americanization, child welfare, "commercial economy", etc.) were taken over by other units of the Council, but the Woman's Division continued to be represented on those committees and to play an important role in all the agency's work.

Endnotes
1The appointment document is in RG 005:022 Office of the Governor, Marcus H. Holcomb, 1917-1918, file 107. Other background material is in the same series, files 104, 105, and 137. The official history, prepared by Henry M. Wriston and others, is Report of the Connecticut State Council of Defense, December 1918 (Hartford, 1919).

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Scope and Content

The record group contains general records as well as records from the following departments: Executive, Americanization, Child Welfare, Food Supply, Fuel Conservation, Health and Recreation, Historical Records, Military and Naval Committee, Publicity, Soldiers' and Sailors' Information Bureau, Transportation, Fund Raising, Woman's Division, and the New London Auxiliary Committee.

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Arrangement

Series 1. General

Series 2. Executive Department

Series 3. Americanization department

Series 4. Child Welfare Department

Series 5. Food Supply Department

Series 6. Fuel Conservation Committee

Series 7. Health and Recreation Department

Series 8. Historical Records Department

Series 9. Military and Naval Committee

Series 10. Publicity Department

Series 11. Soldiers' and Sailors' Information Bureau

Series 12. Transportation Department

Series 13. Fund-Raising Activities

Series 14. Woman's Division

Series 15. New London county Auxiliary Committee

Series 16. Exhibit Material

Series 17. Miscellaneous

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Because of the physical problems involved, special arrangements must be made for the consultation of the lantern slides, and cuts and plates.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 005:022, Office of the Governor, Marcus H. Holcomb, 1915-1921. See particularly, for 1917-1919, files 104, 105, 107, 137, and for 1919-1921, file 66.

RG 012, Connecticut State Library. Records of the War Records Department include much material closely related to records of the Historical Records Department of the Council of Defense. Also see War LIbrary Fund records, 1917.

RG 013, Military Department. Military Emergency Board orders pertaining to the Home Guard and the State Guard.

RG 018, Civil Service Commission. These materials, 1913-1921, were evidently held at one time by the War Records Department; they are related to the Military Census records (recruitment of nurses, etc.) and the Labor Department, Employment Service (placement of returned veterans).

RG 020, Department of Labor. Included are files of the U.S. Employment Service pertaining to the efforts to find jobs for demobilized service people.

RG 029, Military Census. This was in a sense the predecessor of the Council of Defense; its head became a COuncil member and records include material on draft age men, aliens, farms, crops, livestock, automobiles, doctors, nurses, and factories. Council of Defense Industrial Survey records are here.

RG 050, War Council. This was the World War II agency similar to the Council of Defense.

RG 064, Pictorial Collection. Included are a scattering of photographs and posters from the Council of Defense and war-related activities.

RG 069, Manuscript Collections. Some war-related groups include RG 069:001 (Hohenthal papers on draft board and temperance work), RG 069:002 (Crocker photographs of war-time Hartford), RG 06:017 (Lorenz photograph collection of prominent persons).

There are also several small record groups containing records of veterans' organizations.

Among the Classified Archives are personal papers and other materials pertaining to Connecticut in World War I. Most are catalogued under "European War, 1914-1918".

Exhibit and demonstration material.
The following items were transferred to the Museum of Connecticut History. These items were used to attract public attention and support or to explain and illustrate Council of Defense activities and war programs. It has not always been determined just how and where they were used. Most are damaged and extremely dirty. The following is a list of partial captions or descriptions.
1. The proportions of the problem in the United States - in Connecticut (incomplete). 2 panels, each 48 x 72 in.
2. The solution of the problem. 48 x 72 in.
3. True Americanism. 48 x 72 in.
4. Americanization - What it is, 48 x 782 in.
5. Connecticut is making good Governor's pledge to Pres. Wilson...Are you doing your part?. Wood frame. 48 x 108 in.
6. Dates you should remember...hasten the day of victory. Wood frame. 48 x 108 in.
7. War education and information - The Department of Publicity. Wood frame. 48 x 108 in.
8. Over the top (4th Liberty Loan). 48 x 108 in.
9. Millions for defense (4th Liberty Loan). Wood frame. 48 x 120 in.
10-12. Official U.S. Government war photographs. Three panels, each with mounted 8 x 10 in. glossy prints of military scenes, with typed captions. 2 panels, 48 x 96 in.; 1 panel 48 x 84 in.
13. Where Allied armies are smashing Huns. Wood frame. 48 x 108 in.
14. Where armies of democracy are smashing road to victory. Double panel, hinged. Wood frame. Each panel, 48 x 96 in.
15. Rallies carry war message to many thousands. Wood frame. 48 x 84 in.
16. Patriotic press of Connecticut backs up the republic. 42 x 84 in.
17. These Connecticut newspapers are helping win the war (mounted masthead clippings). Wood frame. 42 x 84 in.
18. Map of markets to which Pocahontas and New River coals are limited...1915. 40 x 60 in.
19. Emergency organization for the City of New Haven. Wood frame. 28 x 44 in.
20. Local agencies of the Connecticut State Council of Defense (map with colored buttons). Wood frame.
21. State Highway Department map with unidentified route markings. 26 x 36 in.
22. New England Fuel administration chart. 15 x 28 in.
23. Tell it to Pershing. 30 x 42 in.
24. New consecration is the duty of the living. 28 x 40 in.
25. Stand fast America! 28 x 40 in.
26. Large banner, approximately 8 x 20 feet, containing a representation of governor Holcomb's cable of support to President Wilson on 3(?) or 5 February 1917 has been destroyed. It appears in the photographs in Series 16, Exhibit Material and color photographs are in the Pictorial Collection (RG 064).
27. State of Connecticut Victory Liberty Loan Honor ROll. 48 x 60 in.
28. Some of the Publications issued by the Dept. of Publicity... Wood frame, glass. 32.5 x 40 in.
29. Make a Will (YMCA poster). 22 x 28 in.
30. Invest Wisely (YMCA poster). 22 x 28 in.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut State Council of Defense

Organizations:

Bissell, Richard M. (Richard Mervin), 1862-1941

Subjects:

Americanization
Connecticut -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Connecticut State Council of Defense -- Records and correspondence
Food conservation
Food supply -- Connecticut
Fuel -- Conservation -- Connecticut
Fund raising -- Connecticut
World War, 1914-1918 -- Connecticut
World War, 1914-1918 -- Exhibitions -- Connecticut
World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance -- Connecticut
World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply -- Connecticut
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fuel supplies -- Connecticut
World War, 1914-1918 -- Transportation -- Connecticut
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States -- Propaganda
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Bills (legislative records)
Broadsides
Card indexes
Clippings
Correspondence
Lantern slides
Lists
Metal cuts
Minutes
Pamphlets
Photographs
Posters
Press releases
Printing plates
Questionnaires
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

When the war ended, the Council of Defense wound up its own activities. The committees were disbanded, most of the staff turned to other work, and the records were turned over to the State Library for preservation. The records became the responsibility of the War Records Department of the State Library, which was the successor to the Historical Records Department (headed by George Godard, the State Librarian) of the Council of Defense.

Processing Information

After arrival at the State Library, the records were moved about many times and became almost inextricably mixed with other war-related materials (see Related Material section). While some measure of order has been restored, there are large groups of papers that are still unarranged and are described only in general terms such as "Collected" or "Miscellaneous" materials. Despite the remaining difficulties in using them, however, this record group remains an extraordinarily valuable collection of materials on Connecticut history during the critical period of World War I.

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Container List

Series 1. General
1. Classified file, 1917-1919
The general file, containing letters, memoranda, releases, publications and other materials. A copy of the classification scheme is available at the History and Genealogy reference desk.
Box
A. Council of National Defense, Washington, D.C. 1
A01 : Organization (including personnel)
A05 : List of Bulletins of Council of National Defense
A05 : Bulletins of Council of National Defense 1-105
A05f : Bulletins of Field Division, Council of National Defense
A05.1 : General Letters of Council of National Defense 2
A05.11 : General Letters of Field Division
A05.14 : Information Circulars of Council of National Defense
A05.16 : National Defense Magazine 3
A05.2 : News Articles
A07 : Addresses at Conferences
A16 : Method of Handling Mail
A100 : Field Division, Council of National Defense
A101 : Amalgamation of Work of Men and Women
A110 : Mr. Alsop’s Correspondence as Federal Field Secretary for Connecticut Council of National Defense
C. State Council of Defense, Committees of State Council
C01 : Organization, Personnel, etc. of Conn. Council
C04 : Conn. Laws
Pamphlets
Congressional Record, 1917 July 13
“Readjustment and Reconstruction Information” - Council of National Defense, 1919
C05 : Connecticut State Council - Activities 4
C05 : Connecticut Bulletin
C05 : Material About Connecticut Bulletin (Mailing Lists, Circulation, etc.)
C05 : Connecticut Bulletin, Editorials for (Correspondence Re Editorials for Conn. Bulletins)
C06 : Minutes of Council Meetings, 1917 May-December
C06 : Minutes of Council Meetings, 1918 January-July 5
C06 : Memoranda For Council Meetings 6
C06 : Index of Council Meetings
C06.01 : Procedure at Council Meetings - (Time of Meeting, etc.)
C06.1 : Invitations to Edward's Dinner, 1917 June 13
C06.2 : Meeting at Capitol, 1917 November 19
C06.3 : List of People Who Attended Jan 1918 Convention 7
C06.3 : Hearings of Convention [Transcript.], 1918 January
C06.3 : Convention - [Letters Re], 1918 January
C06.4 : War Conference, 1918 May 11
C06.4 : Requests For Tickets For War Conference,, 1918 May 11
C09 : Questionnaires of Council of National Defense
C09 : Conn. State Council of Defense - Reports To Mr. Guilford, 1917 June-1918 July
C09.b : Individual Reports Submitted For Mr. Wriston’s Report (filed by subject) 8
C09.r : [Correspondence Re Reports]
C09.w : Original Official Copies of Report - Draft of Mr. Wriston’s Report
C09.1 : Method of Preparing Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council, Committee on Women’s Activities Reports
C10 : Council National Defense - Reports (Final Report), 1918 April-December
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, Employment Service Committee - Report 9
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, Child Welfare Department Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on Food Supply, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on State Protection, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on Finance Reports
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, Committee on Americanization
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Fuel office (T.W. Russell) Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Fuel Conservation Committee (Reports)
C10 : Connecticut State Council, Committee on Publicity Reports
----- : Howard A. Lawrence [Correspondence]
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, Health and Recreation Bureau [Reports] 10
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on Education, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on Sanitation and Medicine Reports
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, Historical Records Department Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Industrial Survey Committee Reports
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, legal Committee, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on Coordination of Societies Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Commercial Relations Committee, Report
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Military and Naval Committee, Reports
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, Non-war Construction Department, Reports
C10 : Connecticut Council of Defense, Smileage Book Campaign, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on Transportation, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on War Savings [Reports]
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - Hartford Co., Reports 11
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - Fairfield Co., Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - Litchfield Co., Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - Middlesex Co., Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - New Haven County, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - New London County, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - Tolland Co., Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, County Auxiliary Committees - Windham County, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense (Special Committees) Office Systems and Accounts, Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense (Special Committees) Organization Committee - Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Special Committee For Recruiting National Guard - Reports
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense (Special Committee), Headquarters Committee
C10 : Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee on Manpower and Labor, Reports
C10.1 : Summary of Reports, etc.
C11 : Budget Committee Folder
C11 : Finance (Council), Treasurer’s Office Data, etc.
C11 : Secretary’s Office - Expenditures
C12 : [Office Systems and Accounts]
C13 : [Office Methods - Filing, etc.]
C14 : Office Supplies & Equipment
C14.1 : Purchasing of Supplies
C14.21a : Automobile Supplies 12
C14.21c : Card Records
C14.21d : Dictograph - Ediphone
C14.21f : Filing Equipment - Letter Trays, etc.
C14.21f : Flags
C14.21i : Index System
C14.21i : Inks
C14.21m : Mechanical Devices
C14.21p : Paper (Stationary), Cards, Printing Papers
C14.21p : Photo Engraving
C14.21p : Printing
C14.21s : Safes
C14.21s : Slides for Moving Pictures
C14.21w : White Pine
C14.21z : Other Supplies
C14.22 : Quotations of Prices
C15 : Automobile
C16 : Mailing Department
C17 : Requisitions
C18 : Time Sheets
C19 : Badges of Council
C20 : Telegrams and Telephone
C24 : Volunteer Workers 13
C24 : Volunteered Assistance (Application for Work)
C25 : Recommendations
C50 : Reconstruction Work - Future of State Council System
C902 : How to Address other State Councils
C902 : [Circular - Council of National Defense, Field Division]
C902 : State Councils of Defense - Organization, Activities, etc.
C902.03 : [Correspondence Re State Councils of Defense]
C902.04 : [State Councils of Defense - Suggested Activities]
C902.11 : Expenditures of other State Councils
C904 : Alabama
C904 : Arizona Council of Defense
C906.05 : Arkansas - Press Bulletin
C907 : California State Council
C907.08 : California State Council of Defense-Circular Letters
C908 : Colorado
C908.05 : Colorado Weekly News Letter 14
C909 : Delaware
C910.06 : Florida
C912.05 : Idaho State Council - Press Bulletins
C913.05 : Illinois - Press Bulletins and Circulars
C913.05 : Illinois - State Council News
C914.05 : Indiana
C914.06 : Indiana War Conference
C915.05 : Iowa Council of Defense - Press Clip Sheets
C915.07 : Iowa Council of Defense - Addresses, Speeches, etc.
C915.08 : Iowa Council of Defense - Resolutions, etc.
C915.08 : Iowa Council of Defense - Circular Letters
C917.06 : Kentucky
C918 : Louisiana
C919 : Maine
C920 : Maryland
C921 : Massachusetts
C923.05 : Minnesota in the War
C925 : Missouri Council of Defense
C929 : New Hampshire
C930 : New Jersey 15
C931 : New Mexico
C931.05 : New Mexico War News
C932 : New York (State) Council of Defense
C933 : North Carolina Council
C934 : North Dakota
C935.05 : Ohio - Press Bulletins
C936.05 : Oklahoma Press Bulletins
C936.05 : Oklahoma State Council - Sooners in the War
C938 : Pennsylvania Committee of Public Safety
C938.05 : Pennsylvania Committee of Public Safety - Press Information
C940 : South Carolina
C941 : South Dakota 16
C941.05 : South Dakota, Council of Defense
C943 : Texas State Council of Defiance
C944 : Utah
C945 : Vermont
C945.05 : Vermont Committee of Public Safety - Circulars
C948 : West Virginia
C949 : Wisconsin
C949.05 : Wisconsin State Council - Forward
C950.05 : Wyoming State Council - Press Notices
D. Finance
D14 : Federal Reserve
D14.01 : Capital Issues Committee
D15 : Liberty Bonds
D16 : First Liberty Loan
D17 : Second Liberty Loan
D17 : Second Liberty Loan - Lists, etc.
D17 : Second Liberty Loan and Fairfield County Situation
D18 : Third Liberty Loan
D18 : Letter of April 24 Requesting Reading of Governor’s Liberty Loan Proclamation in the Churches
D19 : Fourth Liberty Loan
D50 : Securities
D50.1 : Correspondence re Issuing of $100 Notes of Connecticut Power Co.
E. Publicity 17
E : Publicity
E01 : Publicity Committees - Organization, etc.
E06 : Committee on Publicity - Meetings
E10 : Budget & Expense Memoranda
E14 : Patriotism
E16 : [Flag Day Program for Industrial Plants]
E17 : Memorial day, 1918 May 30
E18 : Fourth of July Letters
E18 : Fourth of July
E18.1 : Fourth of July, 1918
E18.2 : Bastille Day
E18.3 : [Labor Day]
E18.4 : [Thanksgiving Day], 1918
E18.5 : Britain Day
E20 : Bulletin Boards
E20 : Correspondence A-D, Orders For Bulletin Boards, Sign Strips, and Posters
E20 : Correspondence E-Z, Orders For Bulletin Board, etc. 18
E20 : Postal Cards re Bulletin Boards
E20 : Correspondence with Town Committees re Orders for Bulletin Boards and Posters (Arranged by Town Alphabetically, Dead Correspondence), 1917
E20 : Bulletins Boards - Replies to Town Questionnaire 19
E21 : “Why Germany Wants Peace Now” (The Prussian Blot) - Requests and Remarks re Poster
E21 : “Courage Comrades, I'm Coming” - Poster
E21 : Liberty Loan Poster - Correspondence, 1918 April 10
E21 : Replies to Poster “Will You Display War Posters?”
E21 : Correspondence with Posting Agents re Care of Bulletin Boards
E21 : Posters (Material about)
E21.1 : List of stations where Bulletins can be posted N.Y., N.H., & H. R.R.
E21.2 : News Photos Posters
E21.2 : F.D. Roosevelt - Message to the Men and Women of Connecticut
E21.2 : News Photo Posters [Requests for] 20
E21.4 : Requests for Posters or Publications - Business Concerns
E21.4a : Requests for posters or Publications
E22 : Newspapers
E22 : “Made in Connecticut” War Interviews
E22.1 : “Made in Connecticut” War Interviews with Women
E23 : News bulletins
E24 : Press Notices (Very General)
E24 : “Bidwell Story”
E25 : Newspaper Representatives
E25 : Special Representatives on Newspapers
E26 : Transportation for Newspapers 21
E27 : Foreign Language Newspapers
E28 : [Division of Press Cooperation]
E30 : Permission to Print Legal Papers to be Kept
E30 : [List of Liberty Choruses] (in Black Binder)
E30 : Liberty Chorus Division, Council of Defense, Organizing Forms, 1918
E30 : Liberty Choruses
E30 : Council of Defense, Div. of Liberty Choruses - Bulletins of Department, 1918
E31 : Patriotic Songs
E31.1 : Songs Composed by Various People
E34 : Rallies
E34 : War Rallies Division - Record book (Black Book)
E34c : [War Savings Series - Permits and Confirmation of Rallies] 22
E34c : [War Rally Series - Permits and Confirmation of Rallies]
E34c : Confirmations of Arrangements for War Rallies
E34.02 : Orders for Posters & Handbills, Division of War Rallies, War Savings
E34.02 : Orders for Posters and Handbills, Division of War Rallies 23
E34.02 : Orders for Posters and Handbills, Division War Rallies, Section
E34.03 : Italian War Rally, 1918 March 10
E34.04 : [Eastford War Rally], 1918 April 3
E34.05 : [Information for the Press re War Rallies]
E34.07 : [Scottish War Rally], 1918 June 4
E34.08 : Jewish War Rally, 1918 June 2
E34.09 : Pershing’s Veterans for [Speaking Tours]
E34.09 : Data re Meeting Addressed by Perishing Veterans
E34.09 : Pershing Men [Poster]
E34.10 : Meeting at Parson’s, Addressed by Dr. Scherer and Paul Perigord
E34.11 : French Army Band, 2 folders
E34.12 : Lafayette-Marne Day Observance
E35 : Rally Week
E36 : Roosevelt War Rally
E37 : Halls
E38 : Speakers - Suspense (Mr. Dunham) 24
E38 : Rally Week Speakers (Mr. Dunham)
E38 : Speakers and Speaking Material
E38.011 : Speakers (Mr. Dunham)
E38.011 : Lists of Speakers
E38.09 : Confidential Reports on Speaking and Rallies
E38.09 : Confidential Speaker Lists
E38.4 : Military Speakers
------ : [List of Speakers] (Black Binder) 25
------ : [List of Four Minute Men] (Black Binder)
E38.5 : Four Minute Men
E38.506 : Meeting of Four Minute Men, 1917 October 8
E38.51 : Committee on Public Information - Div. of Four Minute Men - Army Bulletins
E39 : [Western Tour of George B. Chandler]
E40 : Celebration for Drafted Men
E50 : Memorials
E50.1 : Memorials, List of those Sent out
E50.2 : Memorials - Correspondence with War Bureaus and Local People (A-Z), 2 folders 26
E50.3 : Memorials - Correspondence with People Outside of Connecticut (Memorials of other States)
E50.4 : Casualty Lists - Letters re
E51 : Condolences
E60 : Christmas Buying
E63 : Solf Propaganda
E75 : Moving Pictures
E75.1 : Correspondence re Using Guy Hedlund as Moving Picture Director
E100 : Correspondence re Pay Envelopes
F. Legal 27
F25 : Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Relief Act
F25 : Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Rights Bill
F30 : [Press Release - Resource Mobilization Bureau]
F31 : Letter Stating That Home Service Section of Red Cross Should Arrange for Establishment of Legal Committees, 1918 April 6
F31 : Legal Committees of War Bureaus
F32 : Bureau of Soldier’s and Sailor’s Information
F50 : Legal Information for Soldiers and Sailors
F75 : Proposed War Legislation
G. Coordination of Societies
----- : [Lists of Societies] Lists of Connecticut Societies and Organizations
----- : [Lists of Societies, Associations (Including Hartford)] - (Black Binder) Letter to Lodges and Clubs of Connecticut, 1917 October 19
G02 : Mr. William’s Correspondence 28
G05 : Replies to Pamphlet “How to Serve Without Waste of Time or Energy”
G05 : Re Pamphlet Sent Out by Council Entitled “How to Serve without Waste of Time or Energy”
----- : [Soldier’s Big brother Movement]
G16 : Red Cross
----- : [Lists of Men’s Societies] (Black Binder)
G16 : Red Cross Branches and Chapters - Lists 29
----- : Red Cross Calendar
G16 : Red Cross Message
G16 : Letter To Red Cross Chapters, re Cooperation Between the Civilian Relief Committees and other Charitable Agencies, 1917 September 26
G16.03 : Red Cross Bulletin and News Letter
G16.08 : Red Cross Circular Letters
G16.1 : Junior Red Cross
G16.2 : Red Cross Campaign, 1918 May
G16.21 : Advertising for Red Cross Drive, 1918 May
G16.22 : Posters - Red Cross Campaign, 1918 May
G16.5 : Italian Red Cross 30
G69 : National League for Women’s Service
G150 : Relief and Welfare Charities
G201 : [Meeting - Conn. Commandery, Military Order of Foreign Wars]
G401 : Knights of Columbus
G500 : New Enterprises In General. Warning Against Entering Upon Without First Consulting Council
G501 : Individual Funds Approved or Investigated by Council (Letters in Regard to)
G501.1 : Smileage Book Correspondence (Arranged by Town Alphabetically) A-M.
G501.1 : Smileage Book Correspondence with towns, N-Z 31
G501.1 : Smileage Book Correspondence with Military Entertainment Council
G501.1 : Smileage Books - Circular Letters, posters, etc. Advertising Matters, Mailing List 32
G501.1 : Smileage Correspondence with Messrs Wayne and Broadhead
G501.1 : Press Notices re Smileage Books, Military Entertainment Council, etc. (Also Requisitions and Registry)
G501.1 : Smileage Reports
G501.2 : Boy Scouts
G501.3 : Navy Relief Society
G501.4 : Blue Cross, Red Star
G501.5 : Clark C. Griffith Ball and Bat Fund
G501.6 : Fund for Starving Belgian Children
G501.7 : North American Civic League For Immigrants
G501.8 : League for National Unity
G501.9 : Bohemian National League
G501.10 : Women’s National League, Washington, DC
G501.11 : Belgian Artist Committee & other Belgian Societies
G501.12 : Democracy Emblem Committee
G501.13 : American Hungarian Loyalty League
G501.14 : Conference Committee on National Preparedness
G501.15 : American Alliance and Institute of Freedom, Plan By J.A. Solandt
G501.16 : American Chocolate Funds 33
G501.17 : Treasure & Trinket Fund
G501.18 : American & Syrian Relief
G501.19 : [Union League Club]
G501.20 : [The American Committee for a Devastated France]
G501.21 : United Committee on War Temperance
G501.22 : Souvenir Rosters
G501.23 : [Connecticut Children’s Aid Society]
G501.24 : [British and Canadian Patriotic Fund]
G501.25 : America’s Allies Cooperative Committee
G501.26 : Lutheran Brotherhood
G501.27 : American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial
G501.28 : American Defense Society
G501.29 : Junior American Guard
G501.30 : Over Seas Club London
G501.31 : Stars and Stripes Club, Manchester, England
G501.32 : 76th Division Tobacco Fund
G501.33 : [Connecticut Patriotic League]
G501.34 : American Friends of Musicians in France
G501.35 : New England Home for Little Wanderers
G501.36 : Sherman Service
G501.37 : American Flag Society, American Honor Roll
G501.38 : [Unconditional Surrender Clubs]
G501.39 : [Harry Lauder Five Million Dollar Fund]
G501.40 : [Fatherless Children of France]
G501.41 : Polish National Department - Polish victims Relief Fund
G501.42 : Italian War Relief Fund of America
G501.43 : Oriental Esoteric Library League
G501.44 : [National Civic Federation Review] 34
G501.45 : Perishing Fourth of July Fund, Raised by United Spanish War Veterans
G501.46 : Woman’s National Honor Medal
G501.47 : Harlem League of Clubs
G501.48 : Mothers of Defenders of Democracy
G501.49 : Women’s Oversea Hospitals
G503 : Other Outside Funds
G504 : Lists of Approved Organizations, and lists Showing
G504 : Requests for our List of Approved Funds
G505 : Chain Letters.
G70 : Mother’s and Parent Teacher’s Associations
G85 : YWCA
G90 : YMCA
G91 : YMCA War Work Fund, Replies by County Committees
G91 : YMCA War Work Fund, Replies By Town Chairmen
G91 : YMCA War Work Fund, Replies to Letter of Oct. 30
G902 : [Voluntary Associations and Societies]
G937.05 : [Oregon and Ohio State Councils of Defense Newsletters]
G938 : [Statement of Organization and Function of Department of Allied Bodies, Committee of Public Safety, Pennsylvania]
H. Food Supply 35
H : Food Supply and Conservation
H01 : Local Food Administrators
H01 : [Letter from Gov. Holcomb]
H01 : Circular by Mr. Also [re Appointment of local Food Administrators]
H01 : List of Local Food Committees “Original Lists” (Envelope)
H03 : [Federal Food Administration, Washington, D.C.]
H04 : [Council of National Defense - “What the States are Doing”]
H05 : Bulletins - Connecticut State Council of Defense, Committee of Food Supply (Envelope)
H05 : [Bulletins re Potatoes]
H06 : Meetings of Food Supply Committee
H11 : [Problem of the Unemployed and the American Farmer - Speeches by Hon. Warren Worth Bailey.]
H12 : [Suggested Topics For Campaign For increased Planting]
H18 : [Letter From Boston re Slaughter of Cattle]
H20.05 : Press Bulletins - Publicity Bureau
H24 : Food Posters
H25 : Fairs and Exhibits - General Material - Press Data, Reports, Circular Letters and Misc.
H25 : Connecticut State Council of Defense - War Exhibits (Photo’s in Black Book) 36
H25.01 : Fairs and Exhibits - General Correspondence
H25.01 : Knights of Columbus - Correspondence re their Exhibits at Fairs
H25.01 : Red Cross Correspondence, Including that with Mabel Wilcox re missing box of exhibits
H25.01 : Warren, Alfred and Flaherty, Daniel- Correspondence
H25.01 : Correspondence re Washington Matters
H25.01 : Correspondence re Transportation For Fairs- Mr. L.W. Frisbie
H25.01 : Mr. F.D. Cheney’s Correspondence re Exhibits Includes Letters re Missing Zeppelin Model.
H25.01s : Berlin Fair - Correspondence and Press Data 37
H25.01s : Berlin Fair - Correspondence re Securing Government Exhibit
H25.01s : Brooklyn Fair
H25.01s : Danbury Fairs
H25.01s : Granby Fair
H25.01s : Guilford Fair
H25.01s : Hartford (Charter Oak Fair) - Correspondence & Press Data & Pamphlets
H25.01s : Harwinton Fair
H25.01s : Norfolk Fair
H25.01s : Norwich Fair
H25.01s : Riverton Fair
H25.01s : Rockville Fair
H25.01s : South Woodstock Fair
H25.01s : Stafford Spring Fair
H25.01s : Thompsonville Fair
H25.01s : Union Agricultural Society - Enfield Fair
H25.01s : Washington Fair
H25.01s : Windsor Fair
H25.01s : Wolcott Fair
H25.01s : Woodstock Fair
H25.011 : Correspondence and Recommendation re use to be made of exhibit material.
H25.099 : Foreign Trade Exhibits
H25.1 : Pay Roll (War Exhibits)
H25.3 : Original Drafts of Fair Posters and Notices
H.29 : Speaking re Food Administration
H30 : Connecticut Agricultural College
H30 : Connecticut Agricultural College Extension Service
H45 : Farm Bureaus
H45.NL : New London County Farm Bureau
H45.21 : Poster: “If you need Farm Labor, Ask For It”
H100 : Increase in Production of Food 38
H102 : Agriculture
H102 : Agricultural Department of Fairfield Co. Association
H102 : Agricultural Appropriation Bill
H102.05 : [New England Homestead]
H102.06 : Mass Meeting of Farmers, 1918 March 22
H102.061 : Connecticut Farmer’s Week
H102.07 : [List of Publications, US Department of Agriculture]
H107 : Weekly News Letter [USDA]
H107 : [Weekly News Letter, USDA] 39
H109 : Press Articles re Agricultural Surveys
H109 : Agricultural Surveys - Litchfield County
H110 : Forms For Returning Soldiers
H110.1 : Increased Planting
H118 : [Potash]
H119.1 : [Nitrate of Soda]
H125 : [Farm Machinery]
H130 : Seeds
H140 : Agriculture Labor
H140 : Farm Labor (Herbert Knox Smith’s Folder)
H143 : Women on Farms
H144 : Victory Farm Helpers League (Voluntary Farm Work by Business and Professional Men)
H145 : Junior food Army (Home Gardening, Canning, etc.)
H146 : Boy’s Working Reserve
H146.21 : Boy’s Working Reserve - Posters
H147 : Connecticut Boy’s working Reserve - Boys For Farm Service Camps 40
H147.01 : Letter of Aug. 6, 1918 to High School Principals re Help for Harvesting - List of Students
H148 : Activities of Employment Service in re Farm Labor
H152 : Furloughs to Enlisted Men to Enable Them to Engage In Agriculture
H210 : Live stock
H210.3 : Meat
H215 : [Courses for Women at State Agricultural College]
H215.3 : [Milk]
H216 : Sheep Raising
H217 : [Dogs]
H231 : [Poster: “Kill the Slacker Hen”]
H270 : Grain (Wheat, etc.)
H275 : Flour and Feed Mills
H295 : Gardens
H295.2 : [Supervisors for Junior Gardeners]
H510 : Markets 41
H510 : Daily Market News Letter (US Bureau of Markets)
H630 : Receipts for Cooking
H700 : Preservation of Food - Canning
H800 : Food Conservation
H801 : Sending Food to Camps and Cantonments
H808 : Hoover Pledges - Wheat Saving
H840 : Sugar
H902.05 : [US Food Administration, Washington DC - Official Statements]
H906.05 : [US Food Administration, Little Rock]
H921.05 : [Food Administration Bulletin, Boston]
H921.09 : [Bulletin #19-106: Report Form For Town Committees]
H929 : [Bureau of Educational Experiments, New York]
J. Industrial Survey 42
J : White Survey (Industrial Survey)
J : [Industrial Surveys]
J12 : [Price Fixing]
J18 : Manufacturer’s Association
J21 : Correspondence With Manufacturers re Army Cloth and Government Contracts, 1917 May
J21 : Mr. Cheney’s Correspondence re Increased Production of Olive Drab Cloth, 1918 January
J22 : Factories
J23 : Priority System - Priority Board
J23 : Replies From State Councils Regarding National Priority Board
J24 : Priorities (In Industry)
J24 : Priorities (Herbert Knox Smith’s Material)
J25 : Fire Prevention
J26 : Conservation Association of Connecticut
J27 : Fire Inspection
J27 : Bissell, Rm. - Letter re Inspection of Property for Purposes of Fire Prevention, October 3 43
J28 : Explosives
J29 : Interchange of Fire Apparatus, Mutual Fire Aid Cooperation, Hose Couplings - For Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Cheney
J31.01 : Gasoline Conservation
J31.02 : Automobile Riding on Sundays. Gasoline Days, 2 folders
J32 : Platinum Conservation
J41 : Essential & Non-Essential Industries
J45 : [Waste Reclamation]
J45.1 : Waste Paper. Also Saving of Paper
J50 : Convict Labor
J105 : Waterbury Rent Hearing 44
J105 : Rents - Housing
J105.01 : Mr. H.K. Smith’s Correspondence re Waterbury Rent Raising 45
J105.1 : Rooming Facilities - “Rent A Room” Campaign
J200 : Commercial Economy
J200 : Commercial Economy - Clippings
J200.06 : Conference on Commercial Economy, 1918 February 6
J200.1 : Letter to Secretaries of Chambers of Commerce re Delivery Service, 1917 July 20, August 14
J200.2 : Commercial Economy - Work by Women
J201 : Wool-Yarn
J225 : Containers
J226 : Automobile Economy
J227 : Garbage Utilization
J300 : National Resources Association
K. Manpower and Labor
K : Manpower and Labor - General Material
K01 : General Instructions to Manpower and Labor Committee 46
K01 : Organization of Manpower and Labor Committee
K02 : Smith, Herbert Knox - Correspondence File
K06 : Minutes of Committee Meetings
K08 : General Data, Memoranda, etc.
K11 : Finance - Budgets, etc., of Committee on Manpower and Labor
K12 : Military Census of Connecticut
K13 : War Census
K14 : Labor (General Material)
K15 : Hours of Labor
K16 : Daylight Saving
K18 : Loafing - “Work or Fight” Orders
K21.2 : [KWHH - Who Are They? (Poster)] 47
K26 : Tobacco (General Material Including our Circular letters) - Reports
K26 : Tobacco - Press Items
K26.1 : Correspondence re Tobacco Hearings - Applications for Increased Acreage
K26.1 : Tobacco Hearing Letters, 1917 December-1918 January
K26.2 : Tobacco - Signed Statements of Tobacco Growers re Acreage
K25.3 : Tobacco Correspondence
K26.3 : Mr. Herbert Knox Smith’s Correspondence
K101 : British Commission From The Ministry of Munitions
K101 : British Commission From The Ministry of Munitions Correspondence
K102 : Proposed Munition Personnel Bureau
K115 : Shipbuilding - Circular Letter
K115 : Shipbuilding - Press Data
K115 : Shipbuilding - Correspondence and other Data 48
K185 : Wages
K200 : Employment of Women - Women In Industry
K205 : Women’s Division of US Employment Service
K205.06 : Conference Under Auspices of the Women’s Division, of the US Employment Service, 1918 December 5
K205.2 : Professional Training For Women
K230 : Shortage of Labor
K230 : Herber Knox Smith’s Correspondence re Labor Supply and Shortage
K231 : Skilled Labor (Yellow Survey) (2 envelopes)
K231 : Skilled Labor (Yellow Survey) - Circulars, Materials About Survey, etc.
K231 : Skilled Labor (Yellow Survey) No.2 49
K231 : Address by Dorragh De Lancey, with Blanks, Forms etc.
K240 : Organization of Civilian Service - US Public Service Reserve
K250 : Labor Exchanges - Employment Service
K250.01 : Offices of US Employment service
K250.051 : State Clearance Bulletins (US Employment Service)
K250.05 : [Report of the Conference Held Under the Auspices of the women’s Division, US Employment Service]
K250.07 : Posters Issued by the Department of Labor
K250.08 : Circular Letters of Employment Service
K250.1 : [Press Releases re Tank Corps]
K250.2 : Labor Mobilization - Community Labor Board 50
K260 : Civilian Personnel Division of War Department
K270 : [Press Release - Clerks for Ordinance Department]
K270.1 : Bridgeport Office of the Ordinance
K275 : Employment For Returning Soldiers - Labor Re-Adjustment
K275.1 : Bureau For Returning Soldiers.
K275.2 : Development of Public Works to Provide Employment for Returning Soldiers.
K276 : Cancellation of War Contracts
K388.9 : Mr. Herbert Knox Smith’s Correspondence
K388.9 : Strikes
K389 : Industrial Mediation and Arbitration
K902 : [Pamphlet: “Organization of the Committee, Scope and Objects..” (Council of National Defense)]
L. Military and Naval
L : Military and Naval - Recruiting and Enrollment in Army and Navy
L : Clippings
L : Military and Naval Committee - Correspondence of Admiral Cowles and Col.Cowles
L14 : Recruiting & Enlistment 51
L14 : Applications for Enlistment
L14.2 : British Recruiting Mission
L15 : Draft
L15 : [Report Provost Marshall General to Secretary of Defense: “On the First Draft under the Selective Service act 1917”]
L16 : Registration
L16.1 : Registration Day, 1917 June 5
L16.2 : Registration Day, 1918 June 5
L16.3 : Registration, 1918 September 12
L17 : Exemptions
L17.01 : Herbert Knox Smith’s Correspondence re Draft Exemptions
L17.02 : Occupational Exemptions - Classification of Employees H.K. Smith’s and F.D. Cheney’s Industrial Survey
L17.03 : Industrial advices to District Draft Boards]
L17.1 : Boards
L17.1 : Lists of Draft Boards, etc.
L17.2 : Classification of Connecticut towns by exemption Districts
L17.3 : Crowder, E. H. - Rulings re Exemptions and Instructions For Local Boards, etc. 52
L17.31 : Governor’s Circulars to Local Boards, Medical, etc. also Major Buckley’s Letters
L17.32 : Governor’s Medical Aide (Dr. D. Chester Brown) - Circulars 53
L17.33 : Circulars to Local Boards by Connecticut Council of Defense
L17.34 : Local Board Progress charts
L17.4 : Exempted Aliens
L17.5 : Exemption of Harvey Levine
L17.6 : Aid for Local Draft Boards
L17.7 : [Letter - Physical Defects as Found by Exemption Boards]
L17.8 : Boards of Instructions - Meetings of Drafted Men
L17.9 : Agricultural Registrants
L18 : Population
L19 : Need of speeding up Military Plans
L20 : Lists of Names on Honor Rolls in Towns
L20 : List of Connecticut Men in the Service (Letters we sent re Lists and Cards)
L20 : Honor Rolls (General Material re)
L20 : Regular Army Enlistments
L20 : Lists of Men in Service - Compiled from Records at Washington - Sent to us by B.F. English, 2 folders
L20.02 : Proper Recognition on Honor Rolls for those who have died, been wounded, been Decorated in Service 54
L20.03 : Honor Rolls - What Names Should Appear - Pictures of Honor Rolls
L21 : [One Year Extra Pay Plan - Payment of Soldiers]
L21.2 : [Massachusetts law - An Act to Provide State Pay for Soldiers and Sailors]
L23.33 : [Soldier’s Business Aid Committee - North Carolina]
L25 : Regimental and Company Funds
L29 : Crowder, E.H. - Rulings re Movement of Men
L30 : Military Training
L31 : Training Camps - Lists, etc. - Officers Camps
L32 : Training Camps - Recreation and Activities
L33 : War Camp Recreation Fund
L34 : Students Army Training Corps
L34.01 : List of High School Graduates - Letter re Student Army Training Corps
L35 : Military training in Secondary Schools
----- : [Wagon Companies] 55
----- : [Newspaper: NY Times 9/1/1918: Who’s Who in our Army on West Front]
L101 : List of Commanding Officers.
L101 : Fort Sheridan Association Letters
L102 : Death of Soldier’s
L103 : [Danger to Released or Discharged soldiers]
L151 : [Machine Gun Formation]
L229.9 : Peach Stones, Fruit Pits, etc. Needed for Manufacture of Gas Masks
L230 : Saw Mill Units
L300 : [Pamphlets on US Navy Recruiting and Naval Invention]
L301 : [Navy and Marine Corps List and Directory]
L302 : Chronometers
L325 : Merchant Marine
L325.07 : Training Men for Merchant Marine Service
L455 : [Pamphlet on Naval Coast Defense Reserve and Volunteer Naval Reserve, and Enrollment in Naval Reserve]
L500 : Letter re Invention of Device to Destroy Submarines
L501 : Binoculars, spyglasses & telescopes, etc.
L505 : Aviation
L600 : [Press Release re Agricultural Students]
M. State Protection
M12 : Connecticut Home Guard - Circulars, General Orders, etc.
M12 : Home guard
M15 : Bulletin - “Are You Helping The Kaiser?”
M18 : Disloyalty
M19 : Men to Serve for Navy Dept.. for Investigating Suspicious Cases 56
M20 : Individual cases of Suspected Disloyalty
M23 : Spies. Espionage
M24 : Pro-German Books, Literature to be Suppressed
M24 : German Propaganda
M24.01 : Hearst publication
M24.02 : [Pamphlet: “Stop Malicious Rumors - Help Win The War”]
M24.03 : [Fake Hoover Letter]
M25 : [Protection For Industrial Plants]
M26 : [Guarding Reservoirs]
M27 : Protection of bridges
M28 : Alien Property
M50 : Registration of Aliens
M54 : Deportation of Aliens
M60 : Desertion - General Correspondence, Circular Letters
M60 : Collective Reports, Bi-Weekly, etc. of Desertions (Arranged by date)
M60 : Desertions - Press Notices
M60 : Deserters - Detection and Apprehension - Draft Evaders 57
M70 : [Volunteer Home Defense Police]
M921.03 : [Massachusetts Legislation re Defense of the Commonwealth]
N. Transportation See Transportation File, Boxes 329-335
P. Sanitation and Medicine
P01 : Committee on Sanitation and Medicine
P12 : Health
P12.01 : Texas Health Survey
P25.32 : NY, State - Enforcement of Quarantine Laws
P26 : Health and Recreation Bureau
P26.06 : Health & Recreation Conferences, 1918 January 25
P26.061 : [Travelers’ Aid Conference]
P27 : Police Women
P27 : [Police Women For Norwich]
P28 : Venereal Diseases, Sex Education, etc.
P28.01 : Connecticut State Farm For Women, East Lyme, Connecticut 58
P30 : Moral Conditions of Training Camps
P31 : Committee on the Protection of Girls
P99 : Physicians
P99 : Volunteer Medical Service Corps
P100 : [Medical Officers Reserve Corps]
P102 : Medical and Surgical Census
P103 : [List of Physicians Subject to Emergency Calls of Manufacturers]
P105 : Owen Bill
P110 : Hospitals - Hospital Interns
P110.01 : Insanity
P110.60 : Canadian Military Hospitals Commission
P111 : Nurses - Press Notices
P111 : Pupil Nurses - (Correspondence with County Chairmen), 1917
----- : Press re Nurses
----- : Nurses - List of Applicants
P111 : Nurses - Hospitals, Requests for Lists, Names, Applicants
P111 : Nurses
P111.1 : Nurses For Spanish Influenza Epidemic
P115 : [Report on Tuberculosis]
P116 : Spanish influenza
P116.01 : [Poster: “To Parent Influenza”]
P125 : Dentists
Q. Committee on Americanization 59
Q : Press Items re Americanization Department
Q01 : Americanization Department - Organization, etc.
Q01 : Lists of Americanization Committees
Q03 : Bill to Establish Department of Americanization
Q04 : Activities of Americanization Department
Q05 : Printed Literature for Circulation Among Foreign Born
Q05 : Connecticut Americanizer
Q05.02 : Americanization: (Published By Department of Interior, Bureau of Education)
Q05.1 : Circulars of Americanization Department
Q05.11 : Un-numbered Circulars of Americanization Department
Q05.2 : Schedules of Americanization Department
Q06 : Minutes of Meetings of Committee on Foreign Born Population
Q06.1 : Meetings of Americanization Committee
Q06.2 : Americanization Conference, 1918 December 11-12
Q08 : Circular Letters of Americanization Department
Q11 : Lists of Foreign Born in Connecticut
Q12 : Americanization (General Material)
Q13 : [Book: Where Garments and Americans are made]
Q16 : [Pamphlet: Teaching English to Aliens]
Q17 : [Americanization Textbooks]
Q18 : [Registration Card for Persons of Foreign Birth]
Q99 : [Memo re teaching French to Registrants]
Q75 : Aliens - Naturalization, etc.
Q100 : German-Americans
Q101 : Italians
Q101.1 : Italian day, 1918 May 24
Q102 : Poles
Q150 : Use of English Language in Schools - Elimination of German
Q150.1 : [Exemptions Concerning Employment of Enemy Aliens in Schools]
Q923.03 : [Pamphlet: Proclamations, Federal and State Penal Laws and War Regulations (Albany, NY)]
Q923.05 : [Service Bulletin - Division of Aliens], 1917 June 4
R. Coal 60
R : Coal
R : Press Items re Fuel Administration
R01 : Personnel of Committees
R06 : [US Fuel Administration and Connecticut Administration Engineering Office - Meeting 12/28/1918 and other Meeting Notices]
R08 : Circular Letters re fuel Administration, Connecticut T.W. Russell
R08.1 : US Fuel Administration Circular
R13 : [Applications for Fuel]
R95 : [Anthracite Coal]
R200 : [Press Release; Restrictions on Highway Construction]
R100 : Soft coal
R300 : Clerical Assistance and Financial Aid which War Bureaus Should Give Fuel Administrations
R600 : Wood for Fires
R601 : Wood Burning in Furnace
R621 : Cut a Cord
R903 : New England Coal Committee
Ra. Fuel Conservation
Ra : Fuel Conservation (Chas. G. Bill, Committee Chairman)
Ra051.1 : Fuel Conservation Circulars
Ra12 : Tag Your Shovel Day, 1918 January 30
Ra13 : Garfield Closing Orders (General Material About)
Ra14 : Orders re Closing of Industries - Curtailing of Hours, etc. - Monday closings
Ra15 : Closing of Saloons 61
Ra16 : “Lighless Nights” - Street Lights, etc.
Ra21 : Coal Savings Posters
Ra50 : Fuel Conservation inspection - W.R.C. Corson, Administrative Engineer
S. Education
S : Education - Patriotic
S03 : [Education Bill S4987]
S11 : [List of School Committees, Boards of Education - plus Letter re Student’s Enlisted Group]
S12 : Teachers
S15 : Evening Schools
S15.1 : [Poster Urging Foreign Born To Learn English and Write a Letter]
S100 : Patriotic work by school children
S250 : Secondary Education
S253 : [Teaching Courses in War Aims]
S378 : Colleges & Universities 62
S378 : College War Statistics
S378.1 : Students in the Service of County - Agriculture or other work
S400 : Employment management courses in colleges
S450 : Vocational Training
S450.05 : Suggested Trades for Disabled Men
T. Women’s Activities
T01 : Committee on Women’s Activities - Reorganization 1918
T01 : Committee on Women’s Activities - Personnel and Organization
T01 : Committee on Women’s Activities - Organization
T01.1 : Organization Committee (of Women’s Committee)
T02 : [Nominations For Subcommittees on women’s Activities]
T04 : Activities of Women’s Committee
T06 : Minutes of Meetings (Women’s Committee)
T06.1 : Meeting of Women War Workers, 1917 December 6
T08 : Circular Letters of Women’s Committee
T12 : “Women and War Work” 63
T35 : Publicity Department
T21 : [Posters: “Women, Your Country Needs You” and “The Ten Commandments of Womanhood’]
T35.3 : [Press release re Victory Conferences Sponsored by Committee on Women’s Activities]
T65 : Red Cross Department of Women’s Committee
T75 : Italian Women’s Committee
T115 : Registration of women
T150 : Speaking by women
T320 : Woman suffrage
T350 : Minute women
T370 : Child welfare
T370.01 : [Children Year Poster]
T371 : [Back to school drive]
T372 : [Feeble minded children]
T390 : Girl’s Conference, July 10, 1918
T500 : [Circular re Future of State Divisions]
T902 : Council of National Defense, Woman’s Committee
V. War Savings
V : War Savings - Press Notices, Pamphlets
V : Letter to Mayor re Purchase of Stamps 64
V : War Savings Miscellany
V01 : War Savings Committee Town Chairmen, Committees, etc.
V06.1 : Vanderlip Meeting, 1917 December 5
V08 : War Savings - Circular Letters, Application Blanks, etc. (list of Posters and folders)
V12 : Prizes for Thrift Campaign
V21 : Posters (War Savings Stamps)
V24 : Economy
V24 : Boston Newspaper’s Refusal to print “Economy Ad”
V25 : Cost of Social Activities in Schools
V26 : War Savings Enlistment Campaign, 1918 June
V27 : War Savings Societies (Connecticut Army of Savers)
V28 : [Press Release re “Army of Savers”]
V150 : Speaker’s outlines on War Savings Campaign
W. War Chests, Solicitation of Funds, Etc..
W12 : Solicitations of War Relief Funds
W13 : National Investigation Bureau 65
W30 : War chests - General Material
W30 : Mr. Wriston’s Notes, memoranda, etc.
W30.01 : “No War Chest” Letters
W30.01 : Other Schemes
W30.01 : War Chests - Correspondence, 2 folders
W30.011 : Red Cross Correspondence re War Chest 66
W30.012 : War Camp Community Service - Correspondence War Chests
W30.013 : YMCA Correspondence re War Chests
W30.014 : War Chests and the Russell Sage Foundation
W30.02 : Questionnaires re War Chests (A-E)
W30.02 : Questionnaire F-Z, 2 folders 67
W30.05 : War Chests (Mr. Wriston) - Clippings
W30.05 : War Chests - Press Data 68
W30.05 : [Copies of Newspapers: 1) Christian Science Monitor, Boston and 2) The Sun, Springfield, Ohio - articles re war chests], 1918 May
W30.06 : War chest meeting, 1918 May 7
W31 : War Chests - Instructions for Workers, Workers Team Cards 69
W32 : Pledge forms, receipt blanks, etc.
W33 : Reports blanks & envelopes
W33 : Application Blanks for Appropriations 70
W34 : Organization - charts, etc.
W35 : Constitutions, by-laws, etc. (War Chests)
W36 : Publicity - (Includes War Chest Songs, etc.)
W37 : Advertisements, Posters, Photographs, Stickers, 2 folders 71
W38 : Window cards 72
W39 : Insignia (badges, buttons, etc.)
W100 : Meriden War Chest
W100 : New Bedford War Chest
W100 : [War Chests - Other States, Other Towns]
W500 : United War Work Campaign Combined Drive - General Material
W500.01 : United War Work Campaign - Correspondence 73
W500.05 : United War Work Campaign - Press Items
W501.02 : War Camp Community Service - Correspondence re People to Represent them on Combined Drive
W502 : War Camp Community Service
W502.01 : Cheney, Austin (Chairman Connecticut War Camp Community Services) - Correspondence
W504 : Y.W.C.A. in War Fund Drive
W505.05 : Knights of Columbus Press Data re Combined Drive (Catholic Part in Combined drive)
WA. Commercial Relations
WA01 : Committee on Commercial Relations - Personnel and Organization
WA200 : Chamber of Commerce Publications
WA200 : War Trade Board
X. Counties
X12 : Duties of County Chairmen and Secretaries
X100 : Fairfield County Association
X100.02 : Suggestions for appointments in Fairfield Co.
X302 : [Litchfield County Auxiliary Committee]
X500.06 : New Haven Co. Committee - Minutes of Meetings
X800.01 : Windham Co. Organization
X918 : Louisiana
X927 : [Boone and Dodge Counties, Nebraska]
X913.01 : Illinois - Organization Chart of State Council of Defense
X936.01 : Oklahoma State Council of Defense
X949.04 : Wisconsin State Council of Defense - Report on Activities
Y. Towns
Y : Community councils
Y01 : Old Lists of Town Committees
Y02 : War Bureaus, Fairfield Co. - Suggestions for Appointments 74
Y04 : Activities of Town Committees - Suggestions, etc.
Y09 : Questionnaires - Remarks and Enquiries re,
Y09 : War Record Questionnaires (Filled out)
Y11 : Local Finance
Y12 : War Bureaus - General Material About.
Y12 : War Bureaus - press Notices 75
Y12.01 : War Bureaus - Personnel Organization
Y15 : War Bureau - Emergency organization
Y16 : Pledges for membership in war bureaus
Y17 : War bureaus should keep their organization intact for work after end of war.
Y25 : Field secretaries
Y26 : Fairfield Co. Field Secretary - Charles F. Greene
Y27 : Hartford Co. Field Secretary - Richard Wayne
Y28 : Litchfield Co. Field Secretary - Floyd L. Vanderpoel
Y29 : Middlesex Co. Field Secretary - Louis S. Smith
Y30 : New Haven Co. Field Secretary - B. F. English
Y31 : New London Co. Field Secretary - Allyn F. Brown
Y32 : Windham and Tolland Co. Field Secretary - Frank J. Brainerd
Y128.1 : Correspondence with Judge Wheeler of Bridgeport War Bureau and Newspaper Clippings re, Fuel Administrator Siemon
Y151 : Clinton
Y166 : Danbury War Bureau
Y170.06 : [Newspaper Clipping re War Meeting]
Y182 : East Hartford
Y198 : Fairfield War Bureau 76
Y200 : [Newspaper Clipping - Farmington Valley Herald]
Y240.08 : Lebanon Patriotic Pilgrimage, September 8, 1918
Y258 : Meriden War Bureau
Y264 : Middletown War Bureau
Y276 : New Britain War Bureau
Y284 : New Haven War Bureau
Y288 : New London War Bureau
Y288 : New London
Y298 : Norwich War Bureau
Y308.09 : Plainville Town Committee - Report
Y324 : Ridgefield War Bureau
Y325 : Rockville War Bureau
Y344 : Simsbury War Bureau
Y368.09 : Thomaston Town Committee Report
Y390 : Waterbury War Bureau
Y404.09 : Wethersfield Town Committee Report
Z. General
Z01 : Bibliography, Publisher’s Announcements, Catalogs, etc.
Z01.01 : Committee on Public Information - Publications (War Workers of Connecticut)
Z02 : War Libraries - Literature for Soldiers
Z05 : [Publications: Atlantic Monthly, Literary Digest, Veterans Journal, and State Guard News] 77
Z05.1 : Material re Official Bulletin
Z06 : War Conferences
Z178 : Liquor Traffic
Z178.1 : Prohibition (Liquor)
Z200 : The War [Publications]
Z202 : Germany and the War [Publications]
Z202 : [Germany and the War - Publications] 78
Z208 : [Italy Today - Women’s Number]
Z209 : [Free Poland]
Z212 : United States in the War
Z212.1 : America’s War Preparations
Z220 : The War Causes, Diplomacy, etc.
Z222 : [Survey of International Relations, Declarations of a State of War]
Z223 : Peace
Z224 : Reconstruction Work
Z226 : [League to Enforce Peace - League of Nations]
Historical Records Department 79
Z230 : Historical Records Department
Z230.03 : Circular Letters, Blanks and Forms of Historical Records Department
Z230.1 : Military Service Record Blanks
Z235 : History of War to be Written
Z235.1 : Pictorial History of the War - Appointment of J. Fred Donne to take charge of work in Connecticut
Z235.1 : Photographs, Maps, etc. Desired by the War Department
Z290 : Religious War Work
Z290.05 : [Bulletin - Salve Regina]
Z310 : [War Record - America and Connecticut]
Z320 : [American Interest in Popular Government Aboard]
Z324.3 : Voting by Soldiers Absent from State
Z326 : Negroes
Z328 : Congressional Director
Z336.24 : Income Tax
Z336.25 : Transportation Tax
Z338.7 : [Corporate Laws of Connecticut]
Z341.2 : Prisioners of War
Z351.2 : Civil Service
Z360.4 : Offers of property, buildings, etc. for Government use
Z361 : Sale of Government Supplies which may be purchased for State Institutions
Z364 : Juvenile Delinquency
Z368.2 : Insurance, Life
Z368.2 : Giddings, H.A. - Letter re Life Insurance for those in Military Service
Z368.9 : War Risk Insurance - Separation Allowances, Dependents, claims for pay, etc. Circular Letters and other Data 80
Z368.9 : Field Investigations for Bureau of war Risk Insurance
Z368.91 : Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Commission
Z381.1 : Chambers of Commerce
Z381.06 : Chambers of Commerce Meetings
Z381.12 : Mr. Maddock’s Circular Letters to officials of Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
Z382 : [Proclamation by Pres. of US - “Exports (Imports) in time of War”]
Z383 : Mail for Soldiers - How to Address Letters, Postage Rates - Postal Service Personal Shipments 81
Z383.1 : Franking Privilege
Z383.2 : Letter to Manufacturers Enclosing Scovill Bulletin - Also Replies, 1917 November 6
Z383.2 : Correspondence Between Connecticut Council and the Manufacturers of Connecticut re Method Employed for Writing Letters to Employees in service - Replies to Letter Sent Aug. 1917
Z383.3 : How to send food or letters to prisoners of war in Germany
Z383.4 : [Christmas Packages for Soldiers]
Z383.5 : [Rural Delivery Service at Cheshire]
Z383.6 : [Monthly Reports of State Board of Examiners of Barbers]
Z390 : [War Trophies to Decorate Village Greens]
Z393 : [Press Release re wearing of armbands to memorialize the War Dead]
Z620 : Public Improvements
Non-War Construction
Z621 : Record Book of Non-War Construction Applications, Compiled by Miss Ferguson
Z621 : Building Construction - General Material
Z621.01 : Non-war Construction - Personnel Local Districts
Z621.02 : Building Construction - Press Material
Z621.03 : State Office to Local Administrators - Circular Letters
Z621.03 : Circular Messages to Local Administrators 82
Z621.041 : Other Circular Letters
-------- : [Survey of war plants, non-war plants, plus Highway Map of Connecticut]
Z621.0411 : Letters Giving of Contractors and Lumber Dealers in Connecticut
Z621.042 : Circular of Other States
Correspondence with Connecticut Districts
Z621.05a : Ansonia District
Z621.05b1 : Bridgeport Applications
Z621.05b1 : Bridgeport District 83
Z621.05b2 : Bristol District
Z621.05d1 : Danbury District
Z621.05d2 : Derby District
Z621.05e : East Hartford District
Z621.05h : Hartford District
Z621.05h : Hartford Applications
Z621.05m : Manchester District
Z621.05m5 : Meriden District
Z621.05m3 : Middletown District
Z621.05n : New Britain District
Z621.05n3 : New Haven District
Z621.05n3 : New Haven Applications
Z621.05n5 : New London District 84
Z621.05n7 : Norfolk District
Z621.05n9 : Norwalk District
Z621.05n11 : Norwich District
Z621.05p : Putnam District
Z621.05r : Rockville District
Z621.053 : Stanford District
Z621.05t : Thomaston District
Z621.05t2 : Torrington District
Z621.05w : Wallingford District
Z621.05w3 : Waterbury District
Z621.05w3 : Waterbury Applications 85
Z625.05w4 : Westbrook District
Z621.05w5 : Willimantic District
Z621.05w7 : Windsor District
Z621.05w9 : Winsted District
Z621.06 : Washington Correspondence
Richard L. Humphries, War Industries Board, Building Material Section
Labor Division (Hugh Frayne)
Edwin B. Parker - War Industries Board, Priorities Comm.
Other than Preceding folders.
With War Industries Board (H.R. Mc Lennan, etc.)
Housing Corporation
War Industries Board (B.M. Baruch Chairman)
Council of National Defense
Z621.07 : Permits Pending, Washington
Z621.071 : Applications Referred to S.P. Bush of War Industries Board 86
Z621.072 : War Resources Committee, Connecticut
Z621.073 : Permits Pending with Bradford D. Pierce - also Correspondence
Z621.074 : Bridgeport Sub - Regional Chairman, C. E. Bilton
Z621.074 : Hartford Sub - Regional Chairmen, R. H. Schutz
Z621.074 : New Haven Sub - Regional Chairmen, I.N. Ullman
Z621.074 : New London and Windham Counties, Sub - Regional Chairman
Z621.08 : Correspondence other than Washington, or Outside of Districts
Z621.08 : Mr. Ferguson’s Personal File
Z621.081 : Mailing Room Instructions, Requisitions, etc.
Z621.09 : Reports of Local Administrators and of State Chairmen
Z621.1 : Building of New Advertising Signs
Z621.3 : Highway Construction Work
Z621.3 : Connecticut Highway Commissioners, Correspondence
Z623.1 : War Industries Board, Rulings re Special Articles
Z623.11 : Shoe Prices, Shoe Dealers in Connecticut
Z623.2 : [Clipping re War Resources Committee]
Z623.3 : [Government Notice re Local War Industries Committee]
Z626 : [Letter from Charles H. Owen re: Plea to Publicize the Need for Inventive People with Ideas]
Z627 : Water Waste
Z627.4 : Correspondence with G.H. Gilpatrick, F.A. Mazzur Co., Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. and Mr. Porter of Council of National Defense, re Putnam Electric Motor Proposition, 1917 December-1918 January
Z634.91 : Need of Walnut Wood
Z640 : Lunch Room
Z655 : [Foreign Language Printers]
Z800 : [Well Known Authors]
Z912.4 : [Literary Digest with Latest War Maps]
Z912.76 : Map of Hartford
Z920 : [Resume of Tell A Turner, Resolution re O.S. Freeman, Satire of Kaiser]
Z620c : [Miss Margaret T. Corwin]
Z920g : [Press Release re: Major Howard A. Giddings, Governor Holcombe Message to the Troops, Food Situation in England, George C. Grawford, Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Librarians]
Z920ro : Resolutions re Theodore Roosevelt
Z920s : Press Release re Speeches by Julius G. Stremlan of Connecticut Council of Defense
Z920w : Correspondence re Judge Wheeler’s War Rally Speech
Z921 : [Photographs of: Gen. G.M. Cole, Hon. Homer S. Cummings, Woodrow Wilson, R.H.M. Robinson of Bridgeport] 87
Z929.6 : [Meaning of Army Ribbons]
Z929.7 : Flag
Z929.8 : Service Flags, Mother’s Emblems, etc.
Z930 : Trophies From Battlefields for War Bureau
Z930 : War Trophies
2. Index to classified file, 1917-1919
Alphabetical card index to Item 1 above. Includes references also to other series, some unidentified or lost.
A - Cop 409
Cor - K 410
L - Ra 411
Re - Z 412
3. Correspondence with Council of Defense offices, 1917-1919
Some of the material is indexed in item 2 above.
Box
Council of National Defense, Washington 88-89
Council of Defense (Correspondence with the State Council and its Committees)
Americanization - Education 90
Finance - Food Supply 91
Food Supply - Publicity 92
Publicity - War Savings 93
Women's Committee - Women's Activities 94
Circular letters to local agencies
Circular letters to county committees 95
Town War Bureaus
Andover - Canterbury 96
Canton - Greenwich 97
Griswold - Middlefield 98
Middletown - New Haven 99
New Haven - Pomfret 100
Portland - Torrington 101
Trumbull - Woodstock 102
Other state councils, city councils, and county councils 103
Town and county bulletins and reports 104-106
4. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1917-1919
Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent (either individuals or agencies, e.g. Council of Defense (Washington), Connecticut State, etc.)
A - As 107
At - Bi 108
Bl - Bro 109
By - Cha 110
Cha - Cl 111
Co - Conn. State Librarian 112
Conn. State T - Dl 113
Do - Fe 114
Fi - Gay 115
Ge - Hal 116
Ham - Int 117
Io - La 119
Mar - Na 120
Ne - Newspapers 121
Newspapers - Noo 122
Nor - Per 123
Ph - Red 124
Red - Sc 125
Se - Ste 126
Ste - U.S. Employment Service 127
U.S. Entomology Bureau - U.S. House 128
U.S. House - Wes 129
Wh - Z 130
5. Reference file, 1917-1919
Copies of bulletins, releases, posters, pamphlets and other publications of Connecticut and United States agencies, institutions and businesses pertaining to the war effort.
Arranged roughly alphabetical by subject of publishing agency. At the end are Committee on Public Information ("Creel Committee") publications: Official Bulletin; War Information Series, "Red, white and blue series". An incomplete list of folder titles is in the first box.
Agriculture - General 131
Agriculture - US Department of
Bees
Diseases
Protection
Cotton
Diseases
General
Dairy
General
Milk
Cheese
Herds
Draft
Farming
General
Farm Labor
Cost of Producing Farm Products
Preparations for Farm Lands
Fruits
Nuts
Grains
[General]
Corn
Wheat
Insects
Markets
Poultry
General
Eggs
Seeds
General
Vegetable
General
Game Regulations
Lumber
Cattle Diseases
Shipment of Stock
Stockyard Regulations
Beans
Food for Cattle
Sheep
[General]
Sheep Wool
Weekly News Letter 132
Americanization
Address by Theodore Roosevelt
“Be a Truth Teller” - Americanization Section of the Council of National Defense
Americanization Insurance Policy - national Americanization Comm..
Americanization Day - Fourth of July - US Bureau of Education
“What Women’s Organizations can do” - US Bureau of Education
“Americanize the Immigrant” - American Book Co.
Americanization in
Delaware - Delaware council of Defense
New Orleans, La. - Americanization Day
Pennsylvania - Penn. Council of Nat Defense
Cleveland chamber of Commerce Americanization Work
Sharon, Pa - “The Americanizer” - Valley Americanization Comm.
New York - National security League - Americanization War Work
Hartford, Conn. - Americanization Inaugural message - Marcus H. Holcomb
Americanizing a City - Detroit Board of Commerce and Education
Plan of Factory Co-operation - Americanization Comm. Detroit Board Commerce
Committee on Public Safety - New Hampshire Comm. on Americanization
Ohio State Council of Defense
New York - Americanization Program, National Comm. 133
Cleveland - Slovaks of, Cleveland Comm.
Cleveland - Americanization Program
Delaware - Americanization Program
Americanization Program - California Comm. of immigration and housing
Hartford - ‘Understand, Sympathize, Assist” Mayors Americanization Comm.
New Britain, Conn. - American Ideals
“War Facts on Americanization” - Conn. State Council of Defense
New Hampshire Americanization Comm.
“US immigration Service Bulletin” - US Department of Labor
Bulletin of the Board of Education, Department of university Extension
“Americanization Bulletin” - Department of Interior
“To Americans” - American League Citizenship
War Facts on Americanization - National Committee of One Hundred
“Americanizing Industrial Workers” - Manufacturer’s Record
Industrial Americanization Organization Chart
The Americanization of Our Foreign Born - Columbia Graphone Manufacturing Co..
“America Most Favored Nation” by Rev. George Pentecost.
Babies: “The Well Baby Primer” by Elizabeth Memorial Fund
Birds
Boys - on farms - Penna. Council of Defense
“Boys Life”
“Scouting”
Bench and Board - by Pratt & Whitney, Hartford
Building After The War - US Department of Labor
Bulletins
Charity organization, New York
Colorado Fuel and Iron Co.
Conn. Temperature Union
General Chemical Bulletin
Bulletin to the School - University of the State of New York
“The Bulletin” - New York State Industrial Commission
“Business Bulletin” - Minneapolis Public Library
“Connecticut bulletin” - Conn. State Council of Defense
Labor Market Bulletins
“Triangle News”
War Library Bulletin
“US Employment Service Bulletin” - US Service of the Department of Labor 134
“War Bulletins” - Conn. State Council of Defense
Chamber of Commerce of US of America
“Chicago Commerce” - Chicago Assoc. of Commerce
“The Detroiter” - Detroit Board of Commerce
Orders - Interstate Commerce Commission
San Francisco - Chamber of Commerce Activities
“For Waterbury” - Waterbury Chamber of Commerce
“Members Bulletin” - Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Assoc.
“News Bulletin” - Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
“Outline Course in Citizenship” - US Dept. of Labor
Pamphlets - Citizenship
Catalogues - [Cutter Desk Co. Buffalo, NY]
Keystone Stereographs - Keystone View Co.
Community Survey Morgan Memorial Parish, Boston, and Treasurers Annual report 1918
Councils of Defense - State
“Alabama Defense Record”
“Arizona Service Bulletin”
Colorado - Use of the German League of America
Connecticut - “Hail France”
Statement of New Haven War Bureau
Liberty Songs
”Why We Are At War With Germany”
Idaho - Official Press Bulletins
Illinois
“State Council News”
Bulletin No 34A: “War History Comm.”
Iowa - ”A Day of Judgment”
Minnesota
America
“Minnesota in the War”
“Missouri on Guard” 135
Montana - Orders (2 folders)
“Ohio in the War”
Oklahoma
“South Dakota on Duty”
Utah
Wisconsin - “Forward”
Wyoming
Alabama - Pamphlets
Arizona - Posters
Illinois - Publicity Dept.
Iowa - Circulars
Council of National Defense
“National Defense”
“News Letter” - Women’s Division
Bulletin
Information Circulars - Field Division
Conference of Community Forces and Reconstruction - Community Councils of National Defense
Department of the Interior
Draft
Editorial - “The Chicago Tribune”
Education
Bureau of Education - Dept. of the Interior
“School Life: - Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Education
Price List Government Publications, Superintendent of Documents, Washington
List - Industrial Plants Offering English for Foreigners
Industrial Plants and Education of their Employees
“Vocational Education” - Federal Board of Vocational Education (2 folders)
Report on Evening Schools - [Conn.] State Board of Education
Short Unit Courses - Board of Education of the City of New York
“Democracy’s Educational Problem” - National Security League, New York
Pennsylvania State Education Assn. - Program, 1918
“Industrial Education” - National Association of Manufacturers
A National program for Education - National Education Association, Washington
“The Vocational Summary” - Federal Board for Vocational Education 136
Vocational School, New London
Employment
“Administration of Public Employment Bureaus” - Public Employment Bureau, new York
Employment Rules - Industrial Commission of Wisconsin
Food
US Food Administration - Washington
“Official Statement”
Conservation Notes
US Dept.. of Agriculture
Canning
Sugar
Fuel - US Fuel Administration, Washington.
Fuel Publication
Fuel Facts
General
Clay and Lime
Coal General
Coal Prices
Coal Saving
Anthracite Coal Prices
Anthracite - General
Mine and Miners
Bituminous Coal - General 137
Bituminous Coal - Prices
Charcoal
Coke - General
Coke - Prices
Electricity
Oils
Gasoline
Non-Use of Motor Vehicles
Gasoline Savings
Petroleum
Natural Gas
Wood General
Girls
Campfire Girls
Girl Scout Organization Literature
“The Rally” - Scouting Magazine for the American Girl”
“Wohelo” - Magazine for the Camp Fire Girls
Health
Public Health Nurse
“Philosophy of Health” by J.H. Tilden, M.D., Denver, Colorado
“National Effectiveness and Health Insurance”
US Public Health Service
“Keep Them Fit”
“Social Hygiene Monthly”
Spanish Influenza - Health Reports
Malaria - Health Reports
Venereal Disease - Health Reports
Posters - Influenza
Monthly List Publications
“Unregulated Cheap Lodging Houses” - Civic League of St. Louis
Immigrants 138
Housing Pamphlet - Commission on Immigration and housing of California
Prospectus of the Lowell Normal Method Course for Teachers of Immigrants in Evening Classes
Prince List naturalization Publication, etc.
“Who is Your Neighbor?” Mass. Bureau of Immigration
North America Civic league for Immigration - Federal Bureau of Distribution
Educational Facilities for Assimilation
Lectures and Instructions for Immigrant Education H.H. Wheaton, Yale School of Religion
City’s Responsibility to Immigrant - Bureau of Education, Dept. of Interior
Courses for the Immigrant
“How we Receive th Immigrant” - Rev. C.L. Mc Kee, United Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, Pa.
Immigrant Reports - US Bureau of Education
Outline of Education of Adult Immigrants
US Bureau of Education and the Immigrant
Immigrant Women
“Know Your Enemy” Committee
Labor
US Department of Labor
“Children’s Year”
General
Bulletin No. 9
Pamphlets
Chamber of Commerce of US
Engineering Methods Must Replace Paternalism in the Hanling of Labor
Draft Report of Committee on Labor Exchanges
Actual Account of What We Have Done to Reduce labor Turnover
Legislation
Acts - Legislation
Bills - Miscellaneous, House of representatives and Senate
Bills - Dept. of Interior
“Labor Laws in War Time” - American Assoc. for Labor Legislation
“American labor Legislation on Review” - American Assoc. for labor Legislation
Laws of Conn. Relating Bakeshops, Elevators, factories and Factory Inspection
Laws Relating to Local and State Fire Marshals - [Conn.] State Police Dept.
Executive Proclamations and War Legislation Commonwealth on Massachusetts
Documents on American Oriental Relations - to the President and Congress of US by Federal Council of Churches of Christ.
Liberty Chrouses and Community Singing - Council of National Defense
List - Employers and Industrial Men Interested in Americanization
List - Manufacturer’s Assn. Officers, Directors, etc.
Magazines
“America” - Catholic Review of the Week
“Literary Digest”
National Americanization Committee - “Why Factory Classes Pay”
National Committee of Patriotic Societies
National League for Women’s Service
National Security League
Bulletin
Miscellaneous
[“Patriotism Through Education”]
Naturalization
Newspapers 139
“Bridgeport Advocate”
“Corriere Del Connecticut”
“Il Cittadino”
News Releases
Hemstreet’s Press Clipping Bureau
Pamphlets
Miscellaneous
American library Assoc.
“Army Supply Record” - Washington
“As Others See Us” - Westcott and Mapes, Consulting, Constructing, etc..
Chautauqua Quarterly
“Trumbull Cheer” - Trumbull Electric Manufacturing Co., Plainville
Patriotic Plays and Pageants
Posters - General
Proclamation - Commonwealth of Iowa
Public Information - Committee on, Washington DC
Red Cross
American Red Cross Council
Bulletins
Rehabilitation
Reports
Extract from Twelth Annual Report of the Reclamation Service
Federal Trade Committee, US Chamber of Commerce
School Report - Town of Southington, Conn., 1918
Town of Watertown, Conn., 1917-1918
Safety
Suggestions for Safety Training - Bureau of Education 140
National Safety Council
Bulletins
“Safety News”
Weekly Letters
Posters - General
General
Accidents
Clothes
Diseases
Elevators
Eyes
Feet
Fire
Hands
Ladders
Machinery
Teeth
Yards
Schools
Evening schools and Extension work - Pittsburg Public Schools, 1916-1917
Military School and the War by William Mather Lewis
Public Evening Schools, Courses of Instruction Bridgeport
School House as a Community Center - by Margaret Woodrow Wilson
“School Life”
Slides - Lantern
Slides - Miscellaneous
Songs - Miscellaneous
Speech by Franklyn Lane, Delivered at Hotel Astor New York City
Statistics - Circular 30,31,32,34 - Dept. of Interior
Trade Secretaries Manufacturers Club - Pennsylvania
Vocabulary - for Non-English speakers, Bethlehem Steel Co.
War Club, Outline of - Activities for National Factories
War Garden Commission, National - Washington, DC
War Industries Board
War Information - General
War Information - Service
War Problems of the War - by Harriet N. Bircholdt
War Risk Insurance
War Risk Insurance Bureau Literature [In a brown wrapper]
“What America Has Done in this War,” “What France Has Given to Win the War”, “Mighty First of British Empire” - by Girard
War Trade Board 141
General
“Trading with the Enemy”
Exports - General
Imports - General
Journal
YWCA
War Work Bulletin
“Association Monthly”
Pamphlets - War Work Council
YMCA - “Association Men”
[War Pamphlets - Insurance, War Aims, Speeches, etc..]
“US Official Bulletin” - published by the Committee on Public Information, Washington
Committee on Public Information - Washington - Publications 146
List of Publications
Pres. Wilson’s Address to Congress, 1917 April 2
Red, White, and Blue Series of Pamphlets No.’s 8,9,10 plus several unnumbered (one pamphlet in German, Italian Polish)
War Information Series of Pamphlets - No.’s 1-8,10-16,21
War Trade Board - Bulletins and Pamphlets and War Trash Board Journal 147
Series 2. Executive Department
Box
6. Organizational materials, 1917-1919 148
Mimeographed documents: "Report of Committee on Organization...June 6, 1917"; Notes on War Bureaus, July 15, 1918"; "Report on Organization and Activities of State Councils of Defense", June 18, 1917 (by Council of National Defense, Section on Cooperation with States), and "report of the Prudential Committee on Continuance of Activities, Monday, November 25, 1918" (signed by "Budget Committee"). Also, photostat copy of proposed organization chart, mimeographed address lists of council and committee members and local boards and committees (multiple copies), and two copies of the published report of the Council, compiled by Henry M. Wriston and others: Report of the Connecticut State Council of Defense, December 1918 (Hartford, 1919).
7. Budget and finance records, 1917-1919 149
Financial notes from minutes of the Council of Defence, 1917 May 8-1919 February 3, 1 binder
Includes subject index.
Budget, monthly, 1018 July-1919 January, 1 folder
Record of expenditures, 1917 December 1-1918 January 25, 1 folder
Record of expenditures, 1918 February-1919 February, 1 binder
8. Smileage book accounts, 1918-1919 150-151
Smileage books, paid for by public contributions, were coupon books given to soldiers to purchase entertainment. Included here are sales and order books, ledger, cash books, bank statements, check books, bills and receipts, and sales and publicity materials.
9. Purchasing Department papers, 1918-1919 152
Fragmentary materials, including correspondence, paid invoices, furniture inventories, etc.
10. Mail Room records, 1917-1919 152-154
Daily work reports, address lists, record of outgoing mail, registered mail receipts and record of incoming mail, etc.
11. Mail Room copies of documents mimeographed and distributed, 1917-1919
In five groups, arranged numerically or alphabetically by code (unknown) or subject.
Many are marked with the number of copies distributed.
File A, Numbers 10-150 155
File A, Numbers 170-230 156
File B, A-M 157
File B, N-Z 158
File C, A-G 159
File C, G-W 160
File D 161
File E, A-G 162
File E, G-Z 163
12. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 164
This series, like others titled "Collected materials", appears to have been accumulated and filed over a period extending perhaps as late as 1924, although nearly all the papers originated during the war period. The Historical Records Department, begun in the fall of 1918, had the responsibility for "gathering in the files of correspondence and other matter in the possession of the various committees whose work is being wound up." A subject outline was drawn up to guide the collecting and filing (see Wriston, Connecticut State Council of Defense, pp. 90-91). The ambitious plan was not carried out fully, but the War Records Department of the State Library apparently did recieve, maintain and enlarge a substantial body of material resulting from this effort. Lists in record Group 12, Entry VII, 8, throw light on this. In the course of many moves of the collection over the years and as a result of poor storage conditions and neglect, the records became badly disarranged. The segments that have now been found, though probably once part of a single "classified" file, are now associated, so far as possible, with the other papers of the departments to which they refer and from which they came (see below items 19, 20, 32, 36, 37, 42, 43, 59, 63, 64, 70, 72 and 89).
The "collected materials" include a wide range of items: correspondence, memoranda, directives, minutes, account books, press releases, publications, clippings, photographs, flags, banners, posters, blank forms, letterheads, envelopes, rubber stamps, etc. Many items were acquired in multiple copies, and substantial duplication still exists, both within the "collected materials" and between them and other files. The State Library collated groups of duplicate materials and offered them to other libraries (see RG 12, VII, 3)
Series 3. Americanization Department
Box
13. Correspondence
Correspondence between the Department and local officials and agencies (alphabetical by town), United State Government offices, non-governmental agencies and individuals, and agencies in other states.
Correspondence with Local Officials and Agencies
Andover - New Hartford 165
New Haven - Woodstock 166
Correspondence with other Organizations
Connecticut (State) 167
Organizations (Connecticut)
Federation of Labor
Manufacturer's Assoc. of Connecticut
State Chamber of Commerce
State Board of Education
State Council of Defense
Form Letters
Americanization Committee
Budget Committee
Industrial Committee
Dept. of Publicity
Treasury Dept.
Bureau War Exhibits
Woman's Division
Connecticut State Library
Foreign Countries
Alaska
Hawaii
Italy
Mexico
United States
Alabama-New York State
Includes Washington, D.C.
New Mexico-Wyoming 168
14. Subject file, 1917-1919
Correspondence, reports, forms, speeches, press releases, mailing lists, etc.
Addresses
RM Bissell, Conference, 1918 December 11
Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce
R.E. Fagan, Danbury, 1919 March 30
S.H. Holmes, Conference, 1918 December 12
Davis L. Summey, Waterbury
Working Men’s Club, Hartford, Conn.
Rockville Chamber of Commerce
Articles
Americanization Though Education
Memorandum re Exploitation of Aliens in Conn. with the Draft
Pending Americanization Bill
Assignments
Unfinished - Daniel Radam
Banks
Russian Consul vs. Stephen Drobofzky, Ansonia
Blue Prints
Exhibition Space, Charter Oak Park, Connecticut State Council of Defense
Bolshevism
Bonds
Lilienthal, NYC vs. Harry Palko, Ansonia
Cards, Survey
Complaints
Martin Cymerys, Hartford vs. Att’y Stephen A. Macheinski, NYC
Anthony Zarnota, Hartford vs. Att’y H. Hunt, Hartford
Insurance
Russian Brotherhood, Ansonia vs. Nikita Sutkovoy, Ansonia
Steam Ship Ticket Agents
Zackorobitz vs. Zero
Thefts
Thefts
Zackorobitz vs. Zero
Circulars [State Council of Defense]
#1,#2,#3,#4,#5
Connecticut's Progress Toward Americanization
Americanization Must Include
Sent With Form Letters to Clergy
Form letters
War Bureaus, Circular
Conference, Americanization, 1918 December 11-12
Proceedings
Resolution
Statement re the Conference
Programs
Luncheon
Invitations
Newspaper Clippings
To Those Invited to the Conference
Speeches:
H.H. Wheaton - Outline
Stanley H. Holmes
Questions for Discussion
Forms
Forms - Misc.
Sample Forms - Misc.
Questionnaires - Bureau of Education, Dept. of Interior
Questionnaires
Sample Forms - Housing
Form letters
To Chairmen of Americanization Committees
To Menbers of Americanization Committee
To Clergy of Connecticut
To Editor
To Manufacturers and Industrialists of Hartford
Sent by Chairmen
War Bureaus
Hand Bills
Proposed
English, Italian, Polish
Slovak, French, Hungarian, Yiddish
Italian
Manchester Evening School
Allotment to Towns Having Evening School
Form Letters
Superintendent of Schools
Chairmen, Americanization Committee
Immigration
Courses of Instructions
To the United States from 1899 to 1915
Investigation
Steamship ticket agents
Report on return on foreigners to Europe
Legislation
Outline of a proposed bill to establish a Department of Americanization
A bill to establish a Department of Americanization
Bills - Miscellaneous
Circulars - Connecticut Chamber of Congress legislation
Legislation - Miscellaneous
Some of the reasons why State Americanization work should not be placed under State educational authorities
Brief in favor of Senate Bills Nos. 366 & 363
Letterheads
General
Lists
Committees on education & appropriation
Persons invited to hearing and subjects to be discussed
Senators & representatives connected with War Bureaus or Americanization Committees
Members, Educational Committee
Jewish organizations - Hartford
Those pledging to attend night school
Membership, Polish National Alliance Society, Hartford, Conn.
Agencies requesting Connecticut Council of Defense to place them on mailing list
Chairmen, Americanization Committees
Banks in Connecticut
Books on immigration
Catholic clergy in Connecticut
Cities having evening schools, U.S.
Chairmen, Americanization Committees in towns having evening schools
Chairmen, Americanization Committees, State Councils of Defense
Chairmen, Local women's committees, State Council of Defense
Chambers of Commerce
Committees on Americanization
Connecticut State Council of Defense
District, Town and City Superintendents
Evening schools
Foreign language speakers for Liberty Loan Campaign
Industries from Chamber of Commerce Bulletins interested in Americanization
Foreign language newspapers published
Foreign speakers from war rallies
American Loyalty Commission. Com. on Foreign Born, Connecticut State Council of Defense
Hungarian leaders
Italian leaders
Italian societies
Invited - Americanization Meeting New Haven War Bureau
Liberty Choruses of Connecticut
Connecticut Americanizer
Motion Picture Theatres in Connecticut
Persons attending luncheon of Savings" Banks Association of Connecticut
Persons interested in Americanization
Mailing list of Schedule No. 4
Racial organizations
Subsidiary companies of United States Rubber Co.
Towns having evening schools, Connecticut
Members, House and Senate, Connecticut, 1919
Superintendent in towns having evening schools
Americanization chairmen, Women's Committee, Connecticut Council of Defense
War Bureaus having Americanization Committees
War Bureaus, Connecticut State Council of Defense
Minutes 169
Committee on Americanization
Executive Committee meeting
Newspaper Clippings
General - Pertaining to Americanization
General
News releases
Connecticut Americanizer Institution of paper, News release #1
Mrs. Arnold's Story, News release #2
Establishment of local committees, News release #3
Progress of night schools, News release #4
Machinery of Americanization Department, News release #5
Pay envelope slips & handbills, News release #6
Request for aid of clergy, News release #7
History of Americanization in Connecticut, News release #8
Miner's Propaganda, News release #9
Library Schedule, News release #10
Exploitation of Foreign-born, News release #11
News releases - Miscellaneous
Order of Business
Pamphlets
A Family Letter, The Atlantic Monthly, 1917 December
Help the Alien to Understand
What You Can Do for Americanism
Attention! (in Polish, English, Italian)
Attention! (in Slovak, Hungarian, Yiddish, French)
Think This Over
Pay Envelope Slips
Form Letters
Superintendent of Schools
Chairmen, Americanization Committee
Plans
Americanization plan for industries
Americanization plan for local communities
Department organizations
Organizations
Outline of suggestions, Manchester War Bureau
State Campaign of Americanization
Allotment of pay envelope slips
Form Letters
Chairmen, Americanization Committee, Plan for local communities
Posters
English
Hungarian & Yiddish
Italian
Lithuanian & Bohemian
Polish
Miscellaneous
Bids on posters
Distribution
Apportioned distribution of posters
Distribution of posters
Form Letters
To Chiefs of Police Departments
To School Superintendents
To Town Clerks
To War Bureaus
Memoranda Regarding School Posters
Proclamations
A Proclamation, Governor Holcumb
Publications
Connecticut Americanizer
Purpose & Aims
Reports
Reports
Department of Americanization
Americanization Department, State Council of Defense
Annual Report, 1918 November, 3 folders
Evening school reports
H.R. Branche, Field Assistant
Accomplishments of Department of Americanization, 1918 October 28
Requisitions
#1, #2, #3, #4,
#5, How Public Libraries Can Carry on Americanization Work
#13
Schedule of assignments
Schedules of operation sent out
List of Schedules of operation, Americanization Department
Form Letters
Chambers of Commerce
To Chairmen of Americanization Committee
Industries
To Librarians
School Authorities
War Bureaus
Follow-up Letters
War Bureaus
Slogans
Suggested
Statements
Statements for Connecticut Bulletin
Statement regarding Americanization Activities of Federal Department
Statement regarding the Necessity of Continuing Activities of Department of Americanization
List of Foreign -born males, 16 years and over, in Connecticut. Taken from the Military Census
1917 March
Statistics
Bridgeport, 2 folders
Miscellaneous
Connecticut, 1910
Americanization Activities in Connecticut as Compared with other states
Telegrams
Translations
15. Papers of Director, H. H. Wheaton, 1918-1919 171
Correspondence (mostly outgoing) and other papers from the desk of the Director of the Americanization Department.
Letters from May Townsend Seymour of Hartford, her handwritten report of the Circle for Negro war Relief, Unit 16 in Hartford, NAACP enclosures and newspaper clippings were removed on January 4, 2000 and put into Restricted Access. Photocopies put in Box 170.
16. Historical material, 1918-1919
Papers relevant to the history of the Department, evidently collected from other files for use in preparing the published history of the Council of Defense.
17. Budget and related papers, 1918-1919
Monthly budget and payroll statements, requisitions and statement of expenditures.
18. Lists of aliens and related material, 1918-1919
Lists of aliens, by nation of origin, with related correspondence and other records.
Lists, 3 folders 172
Concerning Parent Teachers Association of aliens exempted by local boards of influential naturalized citizens sent by town chairmen
Letters
Town chairmen and Parent Teachers Association material.
Lists of aliens
German-Americans in Connecticut 173
Danish and Italians
Canadian, Welsh, Indian, Irish, Scotch
German
Austrian and German
Polish 174
Italian
Russian
Swedish
19. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 175
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 4. Child Welfare Department
Box
20. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 176
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 5. Food Supply Department
Box
21. Food Supply Department
H. Food Supply & Conservation 177
H01 : Organization
H03 : Legislation, 2 folders
H04 : Activities
H05 : Publications - bulletins, etc.
H05 : Weekly newsletters
H06 : Meetings, conferences, programs, etc.
H06 : Committee of Food Supply, minutes of meetings
H07 : U.S. Food Administration
H07 : Herbert Hoover
H08 : Secretaries notes
H09 : Reports
H09 : Committee of Food Supply, Reports to State Council of Defense
H10 : Committee reports
H10 : Transcript of mass meeting at State Capitol, 1918 March 22
H11 : Finance - Treasurer's office
H14 : Office supplies
H18 : Chambers of Commerce 178
H19 : Volunteered services
H20 : Publicity Department, 2 folders
H21 : Printing
H23 : Whirlwind campaign
H24 : Posters
H24.1 : Bulletin boards
H25.1 : Fairs. Exhibits
H25.1 : Report, Working plans for Food Conservation Exhibit, 1918 March
H25.1 : Fairs 179
H26 : Newspapers
H27.1 : Motion picture division
H29 : Speakers Bureau
H30 : Connecticut Agricultural College
H30 : Baker, H. J., Director of Extension
H30 : Beach, C. L., President, 2 folders
H30 : Brundage, A. J. State club leader
H30 : Davis, I. G.
H30 : Eaton, T. H., Secretary
H30 : Garrigus, H. L.
H30 : Hayes, Maud E, Home demonstration agent
H30 : Hollister, S. P., Horticulture Department
H30 : Kirkpatrick, W. F.
H30 : Sears, Millicent, Home Economics Department
H30 : Sims, J. A. 180
H30 : Skinner, A. G.
H30 : Slate, W. L., Jr., Agronomist
H30 : Smith, G.C.
H30 : Torrey, G. S.
H30.05 : Farmer's Information
H30.05 : Press Bulletin
H30.25 : Instruction Letter
H30.25 : Federal aid for county agents, Missouri
H35 : Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
H35 : Jenkins, E. H., 2 folders
H45 : Farm bureaus & county agents
H45 : County agents general letters
H45 : Farm bureau presidents general letters
H45F : Fairfield County Farm Bureau
H45F : Miscellaneous
H45F : Johnson, L. M. County club leader
H45F : Lovelace, D. D., Secretary
H45F : Pierpont, Seth Low, President
H45F : Schenck, Mrs. E.G. H., In charge of conservation
H45F : Wright, S. J., Agent
H45H : Hartford County Farm Bureau
H45H : Brown, E.A., Agent
H45H : Jarvis, C.M., President
H45H : Moore, O. H., Secretary
H45L : Litchfield County Farm Bureau
H45L : Bronson, Emily, Home demonstration agent
H45L : Dodge, R. E., President
H45L : Manchester, A.W., Agent
H35 : The Story of Smith, Connecticut Agricultural College
H45M : Middlesex County Farm Bureau
H45M : Foote, Alice B.
H45M : Russell, Julia W.
H45M : Fay, John H., Agent
H45NH : New Haven County Farm Bureau
H45NH : Cook, A. B., Agent
H45NH : Deetz, H. D., Secretary
H45NH : Harvey, L. F., Agent
H45NL : New London County Farm Bureay
H45NL : Warner, F. C., Agent
H45T : Tolland County Farm Bureau
H45T : Gifford, J. E., Agent
H45W : Windham County Farm Bureau
H45W : Ellis, B. W., Agent
H45.05 : Pamphlets, "County Agricultural Agent Work in the Northern and Western States" and "Farm Bureau News"
H45.1 : Farm bureau conferences
H50 : Suggestions
H60 : Requests for circulars, bulletins, etc.
H90 : Statistics 181
H100 : Newspaper, "New England Farms and Connecticut Farmer"
H101 : Papers and pamphlets
H101 : The Relationship of New England Agriculture to Manufacturing
H101 : Bulletins, Council of National Defense
H101 : The New England Farms
H102 : To Supervisors and Superintendents of Schools
H103 : Agriculture in the schools
H104 : Advisory Committee on Farmers
H104.3 : Committee on Agricultural Policy
H105 : Agricultural colleges
H105.05 : Agricultural Colleges Experiment Stations
H105.05 : Connecticut
H105.05 : Cornell University
H105.05 : Iowa State College
H105.05 : Massachusetts Agricultural College
H105.05 : Purdue University
H107 : U.S. Department of Agriculture 182
H109 : Agricultural census, surveys, etc.
H109 : Agricultrual census, 1918
H109 : Committee on Farm Surveys, 1918 March
H110 : Farm land
H110.1 : Campaign for increased planting
H110.2 : Connecticut Spades
H112 : Town farms
H114 : Offers of land
H115 : Applications for land, farms, etc. 183
H116 : Estate owners
H118 : Fertilizer
H125 : Farm machinery
H130 : Seeds
H131 : Dept. of Seed Stocks
H132 : Emergency Seed Corn Committee
H140 : Labor
H140.1 : Jail Labor
H142 : State farm help specialist
H143 : School principals
H144 : Women in war work 184
H144 : Questionnaire re women or boys as farm help
H147 : Boy's camps
H151 : Applications for positions
H160 : Form letters and circular letters
H172 : Banks
H176 : Farm loans
H202 : War Emergency Food Survey
H210 : Livestock
H212 : Slaughter of young stock
H213 : Subcommittee on Livestock, Committee of Food Supply
H215 : Dairy & milk survey 185
H215.2 : Cheese, cottage cheese
H215.3 : Milk
H215.3 : New Britain milk campaign
H216 : Sheep
H217 : Dog laws
H218 : Goats
H220 : Pigs
H230 : Poultry
H231 : Subcommittee on Poultry
H231.2 : Ten hen clubs
H232 : Bulletins, Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, Egg substitutes, shipping eggs 186
H260 : Crops
H260 : Monthly Crop Report
H260s : Newspaper clippings regarding sugar
H270 : Grain
H270b : Buckwheat
H270w : Wheat & rye
H270w : General correspondence
H270w1 : Lists of estate owners
H270w2 : Correspondence with estate owners
H270w3 : Lists of farmers
H270w4 : Correspondence with farmers
H270w5 : Requests for seed
H270w6 : Correspondence with seedsmen
H270w7 : J. P. Chamberlain
H270w8 : W. P. Slate, Jr.
H270w9 : Experience of farmers in raising grain
H271 : Subcommittee on small grains
H275 : Mills & milling 187
H290 : Vegetables
H290b : Beans
H290p : Potatoes, 2 folders
H290.5 : Committee on Vegetable Growing
H295 : Gardens
H295 : Meriden Home Garden Committee
H295.1 : Publications regarding gardening
H295.2 : Garden supervisors
: Registration forms, Manchester gardens
: Requests for garden manuals
H295.3 : Manufacturers
H295.3 : Manufacturers" Associations
H296 : Home gardens
H296 : Local committees
H296.1 : Control of insects & diseases in
H296 : Subcommittee on home gardens 188
H296.1 : G. M. Codding, circular letters re insects
H296.12 : Home gardeners
H296.13 : Reports of local gardening conditions in towns of Connecticut
H296.2 : Backyard gardens, Household gardens
H296 : Bulletins to garden supervisors and leaders, and re pest control
H296 : Signs advertising war gardens
H296 : Photos of war gardens
H300 : Fruits 189
H300 : Handling western cantaloupes
H300p : Peaches
H300pch : Chamber of Commerce lists of retail grocers
H301 : Subcommittee on fruits
H510 : Distribution. Marketing
H510 : Potatoes
H511 : Division of Markets
H515 : U.S. Bureau of Markets
H520 : Committee on Cooperative Grain Buying
H540 : Community Markets
H570 : Transportation
H580 : Special Committee on Marketing 190
H600 : Food -Cookery
H600 : Food Facts - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
H602 : Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics
H620 : Buying and Preparation of Foods
H620.1 : Preparation of Bread
H620.11 : Cereal Breakfast Foods
H620.3 : Edible pot herbs and salads
H620.8 : Meat - Value and economical use
H620.81 : Milk
H630 : Potatoes
H630.5 : Food for young children
H630.6 : Farmers's Bulletin - school lunches
H700 : Preservation of Food
H710 : Canning
H714 : Committee on Canning Clubs
H724 : Junior Food Army
H723 : Community kitchens
H735 : Preservation of vegetables
H740.2 : Crop record book - Boys" and Girls" clubs
H740 : Evaporation - drying
H740.2 : Committee on dehydrating
H780 : Storage
H780p : Potato storage` 191
: Frank Cheney correspondence
H800 : Conservation of Food.
H800 : `
H802.2 : Long Island Railroad educational campaign
H809.2 : Pennsylvania Train Exhibit - Food conservation car
H850 : Waste
H850 : Exterimination of Rats
H900 : Other States
H908 : Farm Labor
H910 : Request from Florida regarding organization of dept. of Food Supply
H911 : Silo campaign in Indiana
H921 : Massachusetts Committee on Food Production and Conservation
H929 : New Hampshire Committee on Food Supply
H932 : New York (State) Food Supply Commission
H927 : Request for information from Nebraska
H938 : Correspondence with Pennsylvania Food Supply Department
H941 : South Dakota plan for increased production
A. Council of National Defense 192
B. Governors
C. Connecticut State Council of Defense
C904-C950 : State Councils of Defense
E. Publicity
Alling, M. E., member
Chandler, G. B., chairman
Maddock, A. L. Director od press cooperation
Noone, T. F., member
G. Coordination of Societies 193
G18 : Women's Committees of Council of National Defense, Connecticut Division
G50 : Connecticut Women Suffrage Association
G80 : New England Commission on Food Conservation
G81 : New England Federation for Rural Progress
G921 : Hampden County Improvement League
J. Industrial Survey
K. Manpower & labor
Connecticut Committee on Labor, H. K. Smith, chairman
L. Military & Naval
Connecticut Committee on Military & Naval Affairs, W. S. Cowles, chairman
N. Transportation
Connecticut Committee on Transportation, W. H. Putnam, chairman
Q. Foreign Born Population
R. Coal - Fuel
S. Education
T. Women's Committee
X. County auxiliary committees
Y. Town committees
Z. General material
22. Correspondence, 1917-1919
General
A-M 194
Mc-Z 195
With committee members
Towns
Ansonia - Farmington 196
Glastonbury - Stratford 197
Suffied - Woodstock 198
23. Memoranda, 1917-1918
By George M. Landers. Also includes Mr. Landers' "Poetry File".
Roughly chronological.
24. History material, 1917-1919 199
A collection of reports, memoranda, documents and other materials to record the history of the Committee of Food Supply and the Department. Two scrapbooks with mounted documents, one loose-leaf binder, and one file folder labeled "...supplementary note book...".
25. Scrapbooks, 1916 May-1917 August 200
Two scrapbooks with mounted newspaper clippings pertaining to food conservation and related subjects.
26. Lists, 1917-1918 201
Lists of agricultural producers, distributors, speakers, committees, teachers, manufacturers, etc. in Connecticut.
27. Potato correspondence, 1917
Letters concerning a survey of acreage devoted to potato growing in Connecticut and the collection and sale of seed potatoes. Also a small number of letters pertaining to sale of bean seed and a ledger of seed potato sales.
Letters received 202
Letters sent 203
Letters regarding increase of potato acreage 204
Ledger of seed potato sales Item 205
28. Supply order book, 1917 April-July 206
Carbon copies of memorandum orders for office supplies.
29. State Fair exhibit material, 1917-1918
Banner (approximately 3 x 6 feet) for Patriotic Food Fair, December 4-6, [1917?] and photographic negatives of exhibits at fair, August 1918.
30. Papers of Derby (Conn.) office of U. S. Food Administration, 1917
Correspondence, directives, circulars, releases, etc.
31. U. S. Food Administration circulars and directives, 1917-1918 207-208
Circulars, directives, press releases, license regulations (in binder), and a copy of "Classification used in U. S. Food Administration for Connecticut files".
32. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 209-212
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 6. Fuel Conservation Committee
Box
33. Reports on coal condition, 1918 213-218
Questionnaire reports from industrial consumers on their use and supply of coal.
Disarranged.
34. U.S. Fuel Administration forms, circulars and directives, 1918 219
35. Lists and reports, 1918 220
Binders containing lists of coal dealers and users, semi-monthly tabulations of dealers' reports, etc.
36. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 221-225
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 7. Health and Recreation Department
Box
37. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 226
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 8. Historical Records Department
38. Miscellaneous material, 1917-1921
Form letters, blank forms, stationery, releases, etc. from government agencies and other institutions. These were apparently collected as part of the Department's function of documenting the participation of Connecticut in the war.
The materials appear to be unarranged, but they are in two series numbered 3-50 and 1-50.
Box
Series A
3-12 227
13-50 228
Series B
1-3 229
4-7 230
8-12 231
13-17 232
18-24-3 233
25-32 234
33-44 235
45-50 236
39. Material pertaining to war history work in other states, 1917-1919 237
Correspondence, samples of forms, questionnaires, and other materials.
40. Correspondence and office papers, 1918-1921 238-239
Letters, notes and memoranda pertaining to the collection, filing and distribution of historical material. From the desk of Olive E. Ulrich, who was in charge of the files in 1920-1921.
One file box arranged roughly alphabetical; remainder unarranged.
41. Miscellaneous material , 1918-1921 240-244
Material similar to that in Item 38 above. Also includes copies of magazines.
Unarranged. Some material is in labeled folders.
42. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 245-246
This group contains materials pertaining not only to the Historical Records Department but also to the following subjects: American Alliance for Labor and Democracy, Boys' Working Reserve, Commerce and industries, Commercial relations, Coordination of societies, Council of Defense (Wisconsin), Education, Governor, Historical Records, Industrial survey, Local committee, Manpower and Labor, Non-War Construction, Personal records, Public Service Reserve, State protection.
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 9. Military and Naval Committee
Box
43. "Collected materials, 1917-1918 247-249
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 10. Publicity Department
Box
44. General file, 1917-1918
Correspondence, copies of bulletins and circulars, etc.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, with a folder of "general" and unfiled papers at the end.
Addresses 250
Americanization report
Americanization poster, Distribution; Mr. Chandler, War Bureaus
Bastille Day; Mr. Chandler - Pastor's letter
Bills
Bulletin boards
Instructions for erection of
Posting agents
Posting instructions
Posting notices, 1917 October 30-November 1
Posters, Town chairmen not having
Specifications
Chandler, G. B., Personal
Christmas buying
Connecticut clergy
Chamber of Commerce secretaries
Maddock: Letter to theater managers re slide
Letter to store managers
Local agencies
Local agencies; Chairman, Women's Committee
Circulation Dept. re discontinuance clipping & research bureau
Commercial economy - questionnaire
Commercial relation report
Connecticut Bulletin, 2 folders
Draft copy
Fairs, War exhibit plan for State; Local suggestions, 1918
Financial contributions, statement
Flag, Etiquette of the
Foreign Born Population, Committee on; Enemy aliens; Suggestions, etc.
Fourth of July, 1918
French Army Band data
General 251
German trickery
Governor's proclamations, 1917-1918, 5 folders
Indispensable conditions of victory
Industrial plants - Clergy letter
Influenza: Mr. Chandler - Local agencies
Italian message, 1918 May 24
Lafayette, Pershing, etc. - Special speaker's notes, Meeting of September 13
Letter re Trip to Lebanon
Liberty choruses - J. S. Stevens
Local agencies, Mr. Chandler to
Local agencies, Mr. Maddock to
Maddock, A. L. - Letters, general
Maddock letter to Mayors re labor shortage
Map of Connecticut,
Memorial for soldiers - Mr. Chandler
Mentality in wartime
Miscellaneous, 2 folders
Miscellaneous circulars
Newspapers re subscriptions 252
Non-war construction - Mr. Chandler
Notes, general
Nurses' lists
Organization and functions of Committee on Publicity
Perigord rally - clergy
Photographs, War - Mr. Dunne
Poster Distribution Dept. letters
Press Co-operation, Division of - Mr. Maddock, 1917-1918, 2 folders
Proclamations re Liberty Loan and United War Work
Prominent men in Connecticut
Publications by Connecticut State Council of Defense
Publications of the Dept. of Publicity 253
Registration Day, Mr. Maddock letter to pastors re
Roosevelt war rally invitation
Soldier Votes, Act Concerning
Speakers' Bulletin No. 1 253
Speakers' Material 253
Speakers outline, Mr. Chandler's , 1917 November
Special Connecticut Bulletin, No. 1, 2, 3, 4
Stabilizing labor
Town bulletins 1 to 15 both inclusive
Victory or servitude
Victory war rallies
War Convention, January 17-18, 1918
War exhibit - Mr. Chandler
War exhibits at fairs
War rallies, Mr. Chandler's report on 254
War rallies - Chandler
War Rallies, Division
War rally
"What German Americans Owe to Themselves"
Who's who
Woman's Committee, Committee of National Defense
Woman's part in victory
Workmen's stake in the World War
General and unfiled
45. Desk book of Aubrey L. Maddock, 1917-1918 255
Mr. Maddock was Secretary of the Council of Defense Committee on Publicity and of the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and Publicity Director of the War Savings Committee.
Looseleaf binder containing notes, memoranda, copies of letters, etc.
46. Clerical work record book, 1917 May-1918 November
Diary record of secretarial and clerical work done in the Committee (Department) office. Apparently kept by Julia A. Eagan.
47. Lists of "Makers of Public Sentiment", 1917
Persons believed to be influential in the state - mostly ministers, lawyers, high state officials, successful businessmen and labor union leaders.
Card list
With adddresses.
Filed alphabetically by county, thereunder by town, and by name. Also, a card list of "commercial travelers".
Fairfield County: Bethel - Sherman 413
Fairfield County: Stamford - Wilton 414
Hartford County: Avon - Hartford
Hartford County: Hartford - Windsor Locks 415
Litchfield County: Barkhamsted - Plymouth
Litchfield County: Plymouth - Woodbury 416
Middlesex County: Chester - Westbrook
New Haven County: Ansonia - Madison
Neew Haven County: Meriden - North Branford 417
New Haven County: North Haven - Woodbridge 418
New London County: Bozrah - Norwich
New London County: Old Lyme - Waterford 419
Tolland County: Andover - Willington
Windham County: Brooklyn - Woodstock
Commercial travelers 419-420
Typed lists 256
Perhaps drawn from the cards.
48. Press bulletins, 1917 November-1919 January
Mimeographed bulletins and releases for the press.
Numerical
1 - 416, 1917 November 16-1918 April 4 257
417 - 874, 1918 April 6-1919 January 11 258
Index by subject 421
Subjects
Prof. Henderson of Yale re Experiments 259
Mr. Chandler
Catechism
Committee chairmen re expense account & budget; Council automobile
Mr. Alsop - Mr. Chandler to be at Litchfield November 30, 1917,
Mr. Chandler to go to Putnam December 1, 1917
College statistics, 1917 October 27
Chamber of Commerce rally week
Suggestions Publicity Committee, 1917 June 11
U.S. Councils of Defense
Fourth of July
Foreign language newspapers
Correspondence made in Connecticut war interviews
Speech - Munitions - Sir Stephenson Kent
Window display - Liberty Loan
Advertising Report - Div. Moving Pictures
Bulletin to Manufacturers re correspondence, etc.
Occupational exemption from draft
Printed bulletins, employers, etc.
Town chairmen - mayors and wardens - Proclamation departing soldiers
Mr. Maddock - Division of War Rallies re poster, hand-bills, etc.
Registration suggestions
Rendezvous
Bulletin #21 - Registration
Rules for Mailing Department
Nov. 20 Statewide rallies - Confirmation blanks, time, place, speakers
Nov. 22 - State-wide war rallies "Instructions to printer"
Nov. 26 - To town chairmen Windham, Hartford, New Haeven and Litchfield Counties
Nov. 21 - Statewide rallies - To town chairmen (material for rallies)
Nov. 6 - Mr. Chandler - re -Scoville Mfg Co. Bulletin
Nov. 15 - Invitation to speakers meeting November 20, 1917,
Bulletin #22 - Filling state quota
Protest against draft estimates
Smith-Hughes Bill
Special Representatives
Oct. 5 - Woman's Activities - Traveler's Aid
Nov. 3 - Woman's activities - re Meeting December 4 or 6th
Emergency relief organizations
49. Card list of newspapers, circa 1918 421
Card lists of papers and their staff who served as Council representatives.
50. Bulletin board invoices and lists, 1917-1918
Invoices 260-261
Paid and unpaid for the sale of bulletin boards.
Card list of persons displaying Council of Defense bulletin boards 421
51. Poster distribution material, 1917-1918 262
Post card pledges to display posters, and book record of distribution of posters.
Examples of Council of defense posters are in the Pictorial Collection (RG 064) and in the Classified file (Item 1).
52. Lantern slides, 1917-1918
Glass slides probably used in motion picture theaters or lecture halls. Subjects include "Army", food conservation, shipbuilding, aviation.
Arranged numerically and listed on cards.
A-1 - G-23 263
G-24 - G-95 264
G-96 - G-173 265
H-1 - M-6 266
Card listing 422
53. Motion picture files, 1918
Correspondence, memoranda, address lists, etc. pertaining to the procurement, distribution and exhibition of motion picture films.
General and administrative correspondence 267
Grouped roughly by subject.
Correspondence with town or local officials
Arranged by county thereafter by town.
Fairfield County, Hartford County 268
Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County 269
New London County, Tolland County, Windham County 270
Card list of showings
Invoices, checks, statements 271
Account books, ticket samples, etc. 272
54. Clipping and Research Bureau file, 1917-1918
Correspondence 273
Newspaper clippings, 274-280
Grouped by subject but not otherwise arranged.
"Pamphlets from desk", 6 large envelopes 281-284
Box 281 contains a list.
Assorted items 285-287
Clippings, pictures, statistics on items published, movies circulated, etc.
54. Cuts and plates, circa 1918
Copper and lead cuts and printing plates, used in the Council or distributed by it to publishers. Most are publicity items - display ads, questionnaires, form letters, etc. and many are in foreign languages.
A-1 - C-8 288
C-9 - D-17 289
D-18 - E-10 290
G-7 - K-4 291
Unlisted 292
Oversize
Stored in flat box.
Card listing 422
56. Music Department file, 1917-1918
General correspondence
1917 October-1918 May 294
1918 June-December 295
Town correspondence
A - L 296
M - R 297
S - Z 298
Music and miscellaneous 299
57. War Rallies Division correspondence, 1917-1918
Letters, notes and memoranda pertaining to the recruiting, briefing, and assignment of speakers for rallies and on related subjects.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent in five files by date.
1917 November 1-1918 February 20 300
1918 February 21-May 1 301
1918 May-July 302
1918 August-October 303
1918 October-November 304
58. War Rallies Division speakers' lists and briefing materials, 1917-1918 305
59. War Rallies Division "Collected materials", 1917-1918 306-307
See note for Item 12 above.
60. Four Minute Man correspondence, 1917-1918
Letters pertaining to the administration of the program for providing patriotic speakers in Connecticut.
Washington (Committee on Public Information)
1918 January-June 308
1918 July-December 309
Local chairmen, 2 files
Ansonia - Manchester 310
Meriden - Norwich 311
Salisbury - Winsted 312
Second file 313
Miscellaneous and unfiled 314-315
Partially chronological.
61. Four Minute Man bulletins and circulars, 1917-1918 316
Washington and Connecticut materials distributed to state and local officials.
62. Four Minute Man lists, 1917-1918 423
Card lists of town chairmen, speakers and translators.
Several groups (some duplication), each by county and thereunder by town, or by language.
63. Four Minute Man "Collected materials", 1917-1918 317-319
See note for Item 12 above.
64. Publicity Department "Collected materials", 1917-1918 320-323
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 11. Soldiers' and Sailors' Information Bureau
Box
65. General file, 1917-1918
Correspondence and memoranda pertaining to advice and assistance provided to members and former members of the services (Legal, family problems, pension, insurance, disability, etc.)
Subject file
Addressing letters 324
Alien property custodian
Allotments and allowances
Alsop, J. W.
Enlistments
Furloughs for farm service
Legal
Library War Service
Mail
Miscellaneous
Red Cross chapters
Red Cross home service bulletins
Sanitary
Soldiers addresses
Soldiers and Sailors relief
Soldiers disabled 325
Soldiers, killed, wounded or missing 324
Training camps 325
War risk insurance
War Bureau, Berlin
War Bureau - Brookfield
War Bureau - Canton
War Bureau - Danbury
War Bureau - Greenwich
War Bureau - Hartford
War Bureau - Kent
War Bureau - Lyme
War Bureau - Meriden
War Bureau - Milford
War Bureau - New Britain
War Bureau - New Haven
War Bureau - New London
War Bureau - Orange
War Bureau - Plainville
War Bureau - Shelton
War Bureau - Somers
War Bureau - South Manchester
War Bureau - Sterling
War Bureau - Torrington
War Bureau - Westbrook
War Bureau - Windsor
War Bureau - Woodstock
Mr. Fields' file, 2 envelopes
Name file
A - F 326
F - M 327
N - Z
Series 12. Transportation Department
Box
66. Classified file, 1917-1918
This is the portion of the Council of Defense classified file (Item 1 above) pertaining to transportation activities.
Classified and arranged according to the Council's scheme (N series).
N : Transportation general material 329
N06 : Hartford Club meeting, 1917 December
N06.1 : Hartford Club meeting, 1917 December 11
N15 : U. S. Railroad Administration orders & circulars
N25 : Freight
N25 : Freight clean up, 1918 January
N26 : X,Y, Z reports - N.Y.N.H & H. Railroad 329-331
N26 : Hartford Division 331
N26 : Highland Division
N26 : New London Division
N26 : New York Division
N26 : Providence Division
N27 : New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and Central New England Railroad freight embargoes
N28 : Readjustment of freight rates 332
N29 : Council of National Defense Storage Committee, War Industries Board
N29 : Storage reports
N29 : Storage canvas - report, 3 folders
N29 : Home storage of fruits and vegetables
N29 : Storage during the war
N35 : Transportation of peaches
N36 : Shipment of coal
N38 : Ordering fertilizer
N37 : Shipment of potatoes
N39 : Report of flour cars in transit
N125 : Electric railroads - Bulletins of American Railway Association
N125.3 : American Electric Railway Association
N127 : Use of trolley companies to relieve freight congestion
N175 : Roads
N195 : Highways transport service
N195 : Highways Transport Committee - Bulletins, letters, etc. 333
N195 : The American City, 1918 September
N200 : Motor vehicle law - State of Connecticut
N201 : Motor truck transportation - Correspondence
N201 : Letters re Motor Truck Express Co. - W. H. Putnam
N201 : List of truck owners - Meriden
N201 : Return loads
N201 : The Commercial Vehicle, 1917 November 1, 1918 March 1, 15, May 15, June 15, 5 issues
N201 : Engineering News-Record, 1918 August 29 334
N201 : Hartford, 1918 July
N201 : Hartford, 1918 August
N201 : Motor Age, 1918 February 28
N201 : Motor Age, 1918 March 14
N201 : Transfer & Storage, 1918 April
N201.05 : Press items re Return Loads - Motor truck transportation
N201.05 : Clippings re motor trucks & return loads
N201.07 Lists - return load
N201.08 : Circular letters re return loads by Connecticut Transportation Department
N201.081 : Questionnaires
Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
Bristol
Bridgeport
Danbury
Greenwich
Haddam
Hartford
Middletown
New Britain
New London
Norwalk
Norwich
Waterbury
Winsted
N201.1 : Rural Motor Express
N202 : Need for greater motor transport labor - National Council of Defense
N203 : Motor messenger service
N203 : Auxiliaries (men),
N203 : Automobiles for transportation of speakers
N203 : Circular letters - State organization
N203 : French Band
N203 : Incorrect maps 335
N203 : Majors - Correspondence with
N203 : Motor messenger service
N203 : Publicity
N203 : Quartermaster's Department
N203 : Questionnaires
N203 : Reports
N203 : Col. Russell - Personal correspondence
N203 : State Board of Health
N203 : Replies from War Bureaus - Appointment of Captains
N203 : Replies from Women's Committees
N203 : Transportation for speakers, etc.
N235 : Automobiles for secret service work,
Correspondence arranged alphabetically by towns.
N301 : Shipping
N301.1 : Navigation on Connecticut River - Freight service between N.Y & Saybrook
N301.1 : Replies to Saybrok Boat letter, January 3, 1818
N301.1 : Saybrook Boat
67. Correspondence, 1917-1918
Incoming and outgoing letters.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent with unfiled material at the end.
A - Ch 336
Ch - Conn. Council of Defense 337
Connecticut Towns - D 338
E - Mo 339
Mo - R 340
S - Z, unfiled material 341
68. Truck survey cards, 1917 October 342
Completed questionnaire cards from truck owners pertaining to the availability of trucks for "back loads" or for rental.
Badly unarranged; originally by county and town.
69. Storage survey cards, 1917 343
Form cards, recording contracts held by manufacturers, with "material", time and place of delivery, and storage space available and required.
Unarranged; originally by town.
70. "Collected materials", 1917-1918 344
See note for Item 12 above.
Series 13. Fund-raising Activities
Box
71. War Chest study, undated
Data file on war chest policy and practice in other states.
Administration expenses 345
Albany
Amount asked for - Detroit
Arguments for and against war chest
Bookkeeping, ledger forms, etc.
Budget - Detroit
Census
Collection, bookkeeping, accounting - Philadelphia
Collection methods
Competition
Daily meeting
Date of campaign
Designated gifts
Disbursement
Dooming
Duration of war chest 346
Follow up campaign for subscriptions
Form of contribution
Inclusion, surrounding towns
Labor turnover
Local charities
Middletown
Miscellaneous war chest
Officers and their functions
Organization of campaign
Patriotism - Syracuse, N. Y.
Physical side
Pledge, Basis of
Preliminary - Educational and Publicity
Preliminary - Prospect list
Productivity
Racial teams
Red Cross
Red Cross membership
Relation to State Council of Defense 347
Solicitation of whom
Women
Workingmen
72. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 348-355
Records deal with the following fund-raising campaigns: War Chest, War Savings Stamps, Boy Scouts, YMCA, United War Work, Liberty Loan, Irish Relief, New East Relief and other "Non-War Appeals".
Unarranged.
See note for Item 12 above.
73. Mats for War Savings publicity, undated 356-357
Paper-mache mats for magazine and newspaper ads.
Series 14. Woman's Division
Box
74. Classified file, 1917-1919
Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, notes, reference materials, etc., pertaining to all Woman's Division
List of file titles 358
Clippings concerning the Committee on Woman's Activities, Conn. Division; Organization; Personnel; Departments; etc.
T01 : Organization of the Woman's Committee Connecticut Division
T01 : Reorganization
T01.16 : National Committee re Organization
T51 : Organization Committee
T04 : Executive
T06 : Clippings of Meetings, Conferences held under the auspices of the Woman's Committee or State Council,
T06 : Notices of meetings, State Council, Executive Committee, Committee meetings, etc.
T06.1 : Arrangements for meetings
T07 : Addresses
T08 : Letter including questionnaire re "Back to School" drive
T08 : Miscellaneous correspondence, "Back to School" drive,
T08.1 : Pamphlets and leaflets re "Back to School: drive
T09.8 : Reports to Washington re "Back to School" drive
T09.16 : Reports Woman's Committee to Washington
T09.17 : Reports Woman's Committee to State Council
T09.50 : Reports to Executive Meeting, 1919 February 18 359
T09.50 : Reports to Executive Meeting, 1919 January 21
T09.50 : Connecticut Division, Reports of Organization, 1918 June 4
T09.50 : Miscellaneous Reports, 1919 January 21
T09.50 : Connecticut Division , Reports of Organization, 1918 December 5
T09.50 : Reports of Executive Meetings previous to 1918
T09.50 : Departmental Reports for the Bulletin, 1917 December
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 December 10
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 November 12
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 July 15
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 June 18
T09.50 : Departmental Reports submitted at annual meeting, 1918 June 4
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 May 21
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 April 30
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive Meeting, 1918 April 16
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 April 2
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 March 19
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive Meeting, 1918 March 5
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 February 5
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 January 22
T09.50 : Reports submitted to Executive meeting, 1918 January 8
T10.01 : Minutes Organization Committee
T10.04 : Minutes of Executive Committee meetings from June 1918 to
T10.04 : Minutes of Executive Committee meetings previous to December 1917
T10.04 : Minutes of Executive Committee meetings, 1917 December-1918 June
T10.17 : Minutes of State Council meetings June 1, 1918 to 360
T10.17 : Minutes of State Council meetings for year 1917
T10.18 : Minutes of Divisional meetings, Connecticut Division
T10.20 : Minutes Italian
T10.51 : Minutes Motor Messenger Service
T10.52 : Minutes Publicity Committee , State Council Woman's Committee
T10.59 : Minutes Food Production Land Army
T10.60 : Minutes of Social Services Committee and Housing & Day Nurseries
T10.62 : Minutes of Committee Meetings Women in Industry Dept.
T11 : Budgets 361
T 12 : Requisitions
T12.01 : Requisitions (partially unfilled)
T14.01 - T14.19 : Lists
T14.20 - T14.99 : Lists
T14.100.01 : Influential women in towns
T14.100 - T14.900 : Lists concerning towns,
T15 : Telegrams from the Woman's Committee
T15.1 : Telegrams to the Woman's Committee
T16 : Influential Women Fairfield County
T16 : Shaw, Dr. Anna H., Chairman of the Woman's Committee, Council of National Defense
T16 : Patterson, Hannah J., Resident Director, Chairman of Registration
T 16: Field Division - National Council of Defense
T16 : Food Administration Department, Miss Ida M. Tarbell, Chairman
T16 : Women in Industry Department, Miss Agnes Nestor, Chairman; Mrs. James A. Field, Executive Chairman (resigned); Mrs. Samuel Bannister Harding, Executive Chairman,
T16 : State Organization, Mrs. Joseph R. Lamar, Chairman; Miss Ruth Wilson, Assistant to the Chairman
Information Department, Miss Elizabeth Green
T16 : Health and Recreation Department, Mrs. Philip North Moore, Chairman
T16 : Food Production & Home Economics Dept., Mrs. Stanley McCormick, Chairman
T16 : Educational Propaganda, Mrs. Martha Evans Martin, Executive Chairman, Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, Chairman 361
T16 : Public Information 361
T16 : News Department, D. M. Reynolds, Assistant Chief, News Section; Miss Emily N. Blair
Connecticut State Council of Defense1918 362
T16 : "Back to School" Drive. Dr. Jessica Peixotto; Mrs. Gulick
T16 : Clippings re National Woman's Committee
T16.1 : Woman's Committee Council of National Defense Washington , 1917
T17 : Correspondence with State Council
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
T18 : Correspondence with Divisional Members re changes in officers of organizations
T19 : Translation Bureau 363
T19.01 : Stanley H. Holmes
T19.1 : Material for translation
T19.1 : French translations and correspondence
T19.2 : German translations and correspondence
T19.3 : Italian translations and correspondence
T19.4 : Lithuanian translations and correspondence
T19.5 : Polish translations and correspondence
T19.6 : Russian translations and correspondence
T19.8 : Swedish translations and correspondence
T19.9 : Hebrew translations and correspondence
T19.10 : Armenian translations and correspondence
T19.11 : Hungarian translations and correspondence
T20 : Americanization Work Polish and Italian rallies
T20 : Foreign born
Mrs. Chandler
T20.02 : Mr. Spellacy
T20.03 : Foreign men (local committees)
Americans to help with foreign born
T20.05 : Statistics concerning foreign born
T20.06 : Meeting, 1918 February 21
T20.07 : Dr. Jane E Robbins, Miss Mary Bushnell
T20.08 : Italian Sub Committee
T20.16 : National Committee Americanization
T20.200 : Foreign born, Towns, Fairfield County 364
T20.300 : Foreign born, Towns, Hartford County
T20.400 : Foreign born, Towns, Litchfield County
T20.500 : Foreign born, Towns, Middlesex County
T20.600 : Foreign born, Towns, New Haven County
T20.700 : Foreign born, Towns, New London County
T20.800 : Foreign born, Towns, Tolland County
T20.900 : Foreign born, Towns, Windham County
T21 : Circular letters
T21.100 : Circular letters to town chairmen, 2 folders
T22 : The Woman's Committee in other states
T22 : Correspondence with the states other than Connecticut
T23 : A.C.A. 365
T24 : Civil Service
T25 : Food exhibits
T25 : C.R.A.
T25.01 : Suggestions for patriotic food exhibit
T25.02 : Food fair clippings
T25.03 : Diets
T25.04 : Recipes, Miscellaneous
T25.06 : Description of patriotic food exhibit
T25.07 : Recipes - food fair 366
T25.16 : National Committee food exhibits,
T25.09 : Reports food exhibits
T25.200 : Food exhibits : Fairfield County
T25.300 : Food exhibits : Hartford County
T25.400 : Food exhibits : Litchfield County
T25.500 : Food exhibits : Middlesex County
T25.600 : Food exhibits : New Haven County
T25.700 : Food exhibits : New London County
T25.800 : Food exhibits : Tolland County
T25.900 : Food exhibits : Windham County
T26 : Information for probationers concerning Connecticut Hospital Training Schools
T26 : Miscellaneous material in regard to recruiting student nurses, 3 folders 367
T26.16 : National Committee on Recruiting of Student Nurses
T27 : Information concerning war work for women
T27.1 : Applications for war work
T27 : Volunteers
T27 : Women in war work
T27.2 : Applications for paid positions with Woman's Committee and State Council
T29 : Yarns 368
T30 : Fraser, Helen; G. Arnold Shaw, Publisher
T31.1 : Correspondence re arrangements for Miss Fraser's meetings, 1918 June 1-8
T31 : State Board of Education
T32 : Correspondence re Conference on Girls' Work
T32 : Conference of Charities and Corrections (George L. Warren)
T33 : Data Department
T34 : Correspondence re State Fair exhibit
T34.1 : Correspondence re smaller circuits
T34.2 : Itemized statements re Fairs, budget material for fairs, itemized bills
T50 : Salvage, 2 folders 369
T51 : Motor Messenger
T52 : Publicity - Mrs. Richard M. Bissell
T52 : Transferred - Mrs. Seton
T52 : Transferred - Replies & questionnaires
T52.01 : Publicity, Correspondence with Publicity Committee
T52.02 : Patriotic literature
T52.03 : Tobacco
T52.02 : Publications of the Woman's Committee, Conn. Division
Pamphlets for publication
T52.1 : Correspondence regarding photographs appearing in Hartford newspapers
Freeman
T52.2 : Speakers' Bureau 370
T52.16 : Speakers - Washington
T52.2 : Speakers
Includes Mrs. James K. Blake and Mrs. Charles G. Morris.
Arranged alphabetically.
T52.2.200 : Rallies and speakers, Fairfield County
T52.2.300 : Rallies and speakers, Hartford County
T52.2.400 : Rallies and speakers, Litchfield County
T52.2.500 : Rallies and speakers, Middlesex County
T52.2.600 : Rallies and speakers, New Haven County
T52.2.700 : Rallies and speakers, New London County
T52.2.800 : Rallies and speakers, Tolland County
T52.2.900 : Rallies and speakers, Windham County
T52.2 Speakers Bureau Transferred
T52.2 : Speakers' correspondence 371
Arranged alphabetically.
T52.2 : National Committee Speakers Bureau
T52.2.200 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, Fairfield County
T52.2.300 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, Hartford County
T52.2.400 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, Litchfield County
T52.2.500 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, Middlesex County
T52.2.200 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, New Haven County
T52.2.200 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, New London County
T52.2.200 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, Tolland County
T52.2.200 : Towns - Rallies - Speakers, Windham County
T52.3 : Miss Wilkes 372
T52.3 : Mrs. Shelby
T52.3 : Transferred - Information & Research including Mrs. Shelby's letters
T52.4 : Material for Connecticut Bulletin, news items & releases
T52.4 : Press releases
T52.5 : Press releases from Washington
T53 : Registration
T53 : Registration of women
T53 : Transferred - Registration
T53.16 : Transferred - National Committee registration
T54 : Transferred - Delivery reductions, 373
T54 : Commercial economy and reduction of deliveries
T54.1 : "Victory conferences" - Mrs. Hayward,
T54.16 : National Delivery Committee reductions
T55 : Liberty Loan
T55.1 : War savings
T55.16 : National Committee Liberty Loan
T57 : Medical service - Dr. Mead
T57 : Medical service for women, nurses, etc.
T57 : Transferred September 18, 1918 - Medical service
T57.1 : Nurses 374
T57.2 : Correspondence re nurses and influenza epidemic 374
T57.16 : National Committee Medical Service
T57.1-16 : National Committee Nursing
T58 : Transferred September 18, 1918 - Food Administration - Food conservation - Miscellaneous
T58 : Food Conservation and Home Economics - Production
T58 : Food conservation - Miss Sprague, Mr. Scoville, Miss Birdsey
T58.16 : National Committee - Food production, Food conservation, Home economics
T58 : Transferred September 18, 1918 - National Committee Food Production and Home Economics
T59 : Food production 375
T59.1 : Replies from agricultural schools
T59.16 : National Committee Food Production
T59.1 : Dorothy Weir
T59.1-16 : National Committee Women in Agriculture
T59.1.22 : Reports from states concerning women in agriculture
T59.1 : Land army
T59.2 : Land army - Miscellaneous
59.3 : Farm Bureau 376
T60 : Maintenance of existing social service agencies; Social service work; Day nurseries
T60 : Elinor Prudden,
T60 : Social service
T60 : Maintenance of existing social service agencies - material sent by Mrs. Buel on disbanding of committee
T60 : Maintenance of social security agencies
T60.1 : Day nurseries - Mrs. Dodge
T60.16 : National Committee Social Service Maintenance of Existing Social Service Agencies
T61 : Child welfare
T61.1.01 : Organization of Committee on Children's Year
T61.16 : National Committee
T61.1 : Committee on Child Welfare to inaugurate the Children's Year
T61.1 : Dr. Walter H. Brown
T62 : Woman workers
T62 : Mrs. J. P. Esmonde 377
T62.15 : National Committee Woman in Industry
T62.2 : Responses re employment of women
T63 : Finance - Treasurer - Mrs. Bumstead
T63.1 : Receipts
T63.2 : Acknowledgement of contributions and donations 377
T64 : Health and recreation 377
T64 : Miss Anna W. Coale, "Organization for girls' work"
T65 : Red Cross and Allied relief, 2 folders
T65.16 : National Committee Red Cross
T65.22 : Red Cross states other than Connecticut
T66 : National Propaganda 366
T66 : Educational Propaganda 377
T66 : Educational propaganda - Miss Susan D. Huntington
T66.1 : Requests from schools in answer to circular letter Feb. 21 leaflet "A French General's Tribute to the First American Dead" 378
T66.16 : Weekly Bulletin issued by the War Department - Commission on Training Camp Activities
T66.16 : National Committee Educational Propaganda
T100 : Town organization,
T100 : County chairmen
T200 : Fairfield County 378-379
Arranged alphabetically by town.
T300 : Hartford County 379-380
Arranged alphabetically by town.
T400 : Litchfield County 380-381
Arranged alphabetically by town.
T500 : Middlesex County 381
Arranged alphabetically by town.
T600 : New Haven County 381-382
Arranged alphabetically by town.
T700 : New London County 382-383
Arranged alphabetically by town.
T800 : Tolland County 383
Arranged alphabetically by town.
T900 : Windham County
Arranged alphabetically by town.
75. "Pamphlet file", 1917-1919
T06 : Programs on meetings 384
T16 : National Council publications
T22 : Pamphlets from other states 385-386
T25 : Food exhibits 386
T51 : Motor messenger service
T52 : Publicity State Council and Woman's Committee
T52.2 Speakers' Bureau and material
T54 : Delivery & reduction
T55 : Liberty loan & thrift stamps
T56 : Courses in instruction
T57 : Medical services 386
T58 : Food conservation 387
T59 : Food production & land army
T61 : Child welfare
T62 : Women workers 388
T64 : Health and recreation
T65 : Red Cross & Allied relief
T66 : Educational propaganda
Miscellaneous
76. Subject index to classified file, 1917-1919 424
Card index (headed "Filing") to materials in Entry 74 above.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
77. Card list of towns and localities
Card list (headed "towns with code numbers") of names of towns and committees, with references and code numbers.
Arranged alphabetically by place name.
78. List of committee personnel, 1917-1918
Card list of names of key committee members, with addresses and file numbers in Item 74 above.
Arranged by committee.
79. Notes on suggested chairmen, 1917
Cards with names of suggested town chairmen for Woman's Committee.
Arranged by town.
80. Washington circulars and orders, 1917-1919 389-390
Mimeographed circulars, general orders, bulletins, etc., issued by the Council of National Defense, Woman's Committee.
Arranged chronologically.
81. Connecticut circulars and orders, 1917-1918 391
Directives and circulars issued by the headquarters of the Connecticut Council of Defense Woman's Committee or Woman's Division.
Arranged, in part, by subject.
82. Service registration forms, 1917
Questionnaires completed by women volunteering for various kinds of public service work. Administered by the National League for Woman's Service.
Forms 1 - 1599 (Abell - Fenn) 392A
Forms 600 - 913 (Filon - Wiley) 392B
Special series, Forms 691 - 771
May be duplicates.
83. Director's office files, 1917-1919 393
Marked "Personal folders", these include correspondence of several high officials of the Woman's Division (Caroline Ruutz-Rees, Mrs. Perrin C. Galpin, Mrs. T. Belknap Beach, Mrs. John W. Alsop, Margaret T. Corwin and others) pertaining to the organization of the Division, its work, the work of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, the recruiting of student nurses, etc.
Grouped by subject or person.
84. Minutes, 1917-1918, 2 folders 394
Minutes of meetings of the Woman's Committee and its Executive Board, with related material.
84a. Minutes of the Middlesex County Woman's Committee, 1917 October - 1918 December, 1 folder
85. Correspondence on "Back to School" drive, 1919, 2 folders
86. Clippings, 1917-1918, 4 folders
Newspaper clippings pertaining to "war interviews", registration of women, nurses, and other women's interests.
87. Mailing lists, 1917-1919 395
Lists of individuals, officials, and organizations involved in or related to the work of the Woman's Division. Included are two binders of typed lists, a notebook "Register" and card lists of Executive Committee members, office staff, town chairmen and others.
88. Photographs of women leaders, circa 1918 396
Photographs, evidently prepared for publication, of Woman's Division officials and town chairmen.
Unarranged.
89. "Collected materials", 1917-1919 397-398
See note for Item 12.
Series 15. New London County Auxiliary Committee
90. General file, 1917-1918
Correspondence and memoranda, with related reference material.
Box
Aliens 399
Auxiliary Committee
Available Autos
Badges
Binoculars
Aliens
Bozrah Town Committee
Bulletin, County, No. 3; Town Bulletin No. 2
Bulletin boards
Bulletin, Town, No. 8
Aliens
Bulletins, Summary of County and Town
Charitable organzations - Bulletin No. 1 399
Charitable and patriotic work - Town bulletin No. 6 399
Coal deliveries - T. W. Russell - Fuel Administrator
Colchester Town Committee
Connecticut State Council of Defense - Hartford, 4 folders 400
Disloyalty - County Bulletin No. 12 - Town Bulletin No. 11
Drafted men, Send off of
East Lyme Town Committee
Economy through deliveries
Expenses, Town - County Reports - Budget - County Bulletin No. 6
Fairs, 1917
Farm Bureau work
Fire prevention
Foods - Hoover - Scoville
Food Administration Bulletins
Forms 401
Four Minute Men
Franklin Town Committee
Griswold Town Committee
Groton Town Committee
Joint meeting - County Bulletin No. 4
Lebanon Town Committee, 2 folders
Ledyard Town Committee
Liberty Chorus - County Bulletin No. 15 - Town Bulletin No. 14
Lisbon Town Committee
Lists of drafter men - County Bulletin No. 7 - Town Bulletin No. 7
Lyme Town Committee
Mercer, F. W. - Treasurer 401
Montville Town Committee 402
National Bulletin No. 79
National League Woman's Service
Naturalized citizens - Foreign born population - County Bulletin No. 10 - Town Bulletin No. 10
New London Town Committee
North Stonington Town Committee
Norwich Town Committee
Old Lyme Town Committee
Preston Town Committee
Playground and Recreation Association
Posting agents for bulletins - County Bulletin No. 9 - Town Bulletin No. 9
Pupil nurses
Rallies
Recruiting
Regular Army Recruiters Week, 1917 June 24-30
Salem Town Committee
Service Flags
Soldiers and Sailors Business Committee - Town Bulletin No. 4
Speakers
Sprague Town Committee, 2 folders
Stationery 403
Stonington Town Committee, 2 folders
Town Committees, Changes in - County Bulletin No. 11 and No. 5
Voluntown Town Committee
War Bureau
War Convention
War Library - County Bulletin No. 13 - Town Bulletin No. 12
War risk insurance
War savings stamps
War savings thrift plan
Waterford Town Committee, 2 folders
YMCA campaign
Series 16. Exhibit Material
Box
91. Exhibit and demonstration material
See Related Material section for items transferred to the Museum of Connecticut History.
Photographs 404
Exhibits at Exhibition Hall, Charter Oak Park, Harford, September 2-6, 1918.
Removed from photo album.
Photostats of exhibits and posters 405
Posters are in oversize.
Series 17. Miscellaneous
Box
92. Unfiled and unidentified material
These are "left over" items which have not been identified with any of the series or groups listed above but which were found with the Council of Defense records.
Blank certificates for service in Four Minute Men, Boys' Working Reserve, and Public Service Reserve 406
Photograph of major Howard A. Giddings
Photostats of organization charts of Council of Defense, Bridgeport Disaster Relief Plan, New Haven War Bureau
Photostats of plans of "Economical hot air furnaces",
Unfiled papers 407
Papers dealing with Council of National defense policies, translations from German-language newspapers, New East, reconstruction, etc.
Documents 408
Published by various official and unofficial agencies pertaining to war and post-war programs. (Included are the first and second annual reports of the Council of National defense.)