• 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 to John V. Wright from Frances O. Smith regarding the RMS Lusitania

    Smith, Frances O

    Letter dated May 9, 1915 to John V. Wright from his presumed neighbor and landlord, Frances O. Smith. This letter describes Smith's observations of the war in Europe, relief movements in the United St…

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  • Letter to Governor Tom C. Rye from Anne Dallas Dudley, Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association

    Dudley, Anne Dallas, 1876-1955

    Letter dated February 9, 1917 to Governor Tom C. Rye from Anne Dallas Dudley, President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association. Dudley offers the services of 25,000 Tennessee women to participate…

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  • How to "Reach" the Masses: Typical Speech #4

    Four Minute Men (Society), United States. Committee on Public Information

    Form speech written for use by the Four Minute Men Association. This speech attempts to refute arguments against the United States' involvement in World War I such as Germany's attitudes toward libert…

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  • Post War Problems in the Community, January 1919 by Rutledge Smith

    Smith, Rutledge, 1870-1962

    This essay by Rutledge Smith, National Council of Defense Federal Field Secretary for Tennessee, advises Tennesseans on how to maintain sense of community and patriotism after World War I. He presents…

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  • "It's a long way to get the Kaiser" by Hettie Butler

    Butler, Hettie

    Patriotic song written by Hettie Butler of Martin, Tenn. during World War I and sent to Governor Tom C. Rye. This song celebrates the United States' military involvement in the conflict and emphasizes…

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  • Telegram to Governor Tom C. Rye from John E. McMillan, Mayor of Knoxville

    McMillan, John E., 1868-1926

    Telegram dated April 3, 1917 to Governor Tom C. Rye from John E. McMillan, Mayor of Knoxville. The Knox County Boy Scouts of America County Division assembled and offered their volunteer services duri…

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  • Jewish war sufferers. Shall they plead in vain?

    Mayer, Louis, 1869-1969, American Jewish Join Distribution Committee

    This poster from World War I shows a Jewish woman and child sitting among the rubble of a community.

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  • Mexican Village Interesting Feature of Old Hickory

    Photograph and article describing the community of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Native American workers at a Tennessee munitions plant printed in the Old Hickory News, a newsletter for the Old Hickory P…

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  • 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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  • Our Ideals: Typical Speech #3

    Four Minute Men (Society), United States. Committee on Public Information

    Form speech written for use by the Four Minute Men Association. This speech asserts that the United States entered World War I to protect its ideal of liberty and for self-preservation against the Ger…

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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 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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  • 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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  • After a Zeppelin raid in London

    Liberty Loan Committee

    This poster from World War I shows a hospital scene. A father and daughter are grieving the death of his wife and her mother while two medical professionals look on. The text of the poster reads ""Aft…

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  • Anne Porterfield Rankin's Application for YMCA Service

    Rankin, Anne Porterfield, 1869-1942

    Anne Porterfield Rankin's application for a position as a canteen worker in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) during World War I. The application is titled "Information Concerning Prospecti…

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  • Champion Tube Rollers of the World

    Photograph and article describing the group of African American workers employed under Babcock and Wilcox Company, who assembled boilers by rolling tubes that attached steam drums to mud drums at the…

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  • Letter to Governor Tom C. Rye from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union No. 41

    United Brotherhood of Carpenters Joiners of America. Local Union No. 41

    Letter dated July 12, 1918 in which the Nashville chapter of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners petitioned Governor Tom C. Rye to remove Theodore Hoepfner, a German-born American citizen,…

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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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