Letter from Newton D. Baker to Charles D. Walcott, June 20,1918

ID: SIA2014-07011

Creator: Baker, Newton Diehl 1871-1937

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: June 20, 1918

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 3

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Summary

Letter from Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, stating General John J. Pershing and several Army and Navy departments will furnish the US National Museum with materials while abroad in Europe during WWI.

Subject

  • Pershing, John J (John Joseph) 1860-1948
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • United States National Museum
  • United States. Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States. Secretary of War

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Near the end of WWI, the Smithsonian was actively searching out war-related materials for its collections. Though primarily led by T.T. Belote, many departments were involved in these collecting efforts and the Smithsonian coordinated with the War Department to collect material from Europe.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 3

Contact information

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

Date

  • June 20, 1918
  • 20th century

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Topic

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Collectors and collecting

Form/Genre

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2014-07011

Physical description

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

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