U.S. Food Administration Pledges, National Museum Laborers in Smithsonian and Arts and Industries Buildings

ID: SIA2014-05913

Creator: Smithsonian Institution

Form/Genre: Document

Date: 1917

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 45, Box 67, Folder: 10

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This pledge sheet lists the recommendations of the U.S. Food Administration and the signatures of the laborers of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries and Castle Buildings who pledged to follow these recommendations and conserve food during World War I.


  • United States National Museum
  • United States War Food Administration
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arts and Industries Building


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On the request of the U.S. Food Administration, run by Herbert Hoover, Smithsonian employees were asked to pledge to conserve food during World War I. See also: SIA2014-05914a, SIA2014-05915a.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 45, Box 67, Folder: 10

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu



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  • WW I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Document
  • Paper

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Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 8.5w x11h Type of Image: Document Medium: Paper

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