• Letter to John V. Wright from Frances O. Smith regarding the draft

    Smith, Frances O

    Letter dated July 29, 1917 to John V. Wright from his presumed neighbor and landlord, Frances O. Smith. In the letter, Smith describes her anxiety over the military draft and wonders which boys from B…

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  • Nashville Negro Board of Trade letter

    Nashville Negro Board of Trade

    A letter from the Nashville Negro Board of Trade to Governor Rye offering the services of Negro citizens in Nashville.

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  • Letter and platform proposal from the League to Enforce Peace

    League to Enforce Peace

    A letter and platform proposal from the League to Enforce Peace sent to Governor Rye. The proposal details the ways that the League wants to support the League of Nations. Specifically mentioned are w…

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  • A League of Nations campaign plan

    The League to Enforce Peace

    A small pamphlet that details the campaign plan for the League of Nations distributed by the League to Enforce Peace, which was headed by President William Howard Taft. This pamphlet gives instruction…

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  • A Proclamation by the President of the United States

    Wilson, Woodrow

    A proclamation from president Woodrow Wilson that states that Congress has enacted a law that subjects all male subjects between the ages of 21 and 30 to register for the military draft.

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  • League to Enforce Peace convention invitation to Governor Rye

    League to Enforce Peace

    An invitation given to Governor Rye from former president William Howard Taft. The invitation is for a convention that the League is hosting in order to "sustain the determination of our people to fig…

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  • Letter for Governor Rye from Henry Ford

    Ford, Henry

    A letter for Governor Rye from Henry Ford regarding the International Conference for Peace. In the letter, Ford asks Governor Rye to join him and other United States government officials to the confer…

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  • Letter and manifesto sent to Governor Rye

    Harre, T.E

    A letter and following manifesto sent to Governor Rye from T.E. Harre. The letter mentions a manifesto for peace which is attached. The manifesto titled "Manifesto for Neutrality in the Interest of Pe…

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