Letter from Charles D. Walcott to Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 4, 1919

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Letter from fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott to future President and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt regarding the appointment of a US National Museum employee to liaise directly with Navy Departments. William deC. Ravenel, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary, is appointed.


  • Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
  • Ravenel, William deC
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Navy
  • War Collection


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The US National Museum instituted a significant effort to collect material related to WWI during the war's final years and immediately after the war. These materials were immediately put on prominent display throughout the US National Museum.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 5

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  • June 4, 1919
  • 20th century

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  • WW I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Collectors and collecting


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Paper

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

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