[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work. Division of Women's War Work Committee on Public Information.
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work
[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work

[WWI Propaganda] Archive of approximately 450 press releases from the Creel Committee (also known as Committee on Public Information), Division of Women's War Work

Washington, D.C. Committee on Public Information, Division of Women's War Work, 1918.

Approximately 450 mostly mimeographed press releases spanning from February 1918 until July that same year, many of which are 8.5" x 11" or 14", others of which are newspaper column-size, 3" x 21" or varying lengths. Three groupings of the releases are claspbound, the rest are loose. Includes Bulletins Nos. 1 & 2, both printed in January 1918 by the Government Printing Office, folded in half vertically with reply card. Includes a TLS from Guy Stanton Ford, Director of Civic and Educational Publications (later President of the University of Minnesota) to the President of Rice University. Very Good overall, lightly toned with age, a little chipped along edges, folded horizontally, two or three sheets torn in half.

A collection of pieces attempting to mobilize domestic support for the US in World War I issued by the women's division of the Creel Committee, an independent agency in the Wilson administration. The Creel Committee attempted an unprecedented full court press of propaganda, aiming to reach every stratum of American society. Many a budding public relations figure cut his teeth in the agency, including Edward Bernays and Carl R. Byoir. The particular division from which all these pieces were issued focused on American women: variously promoting the work of journalist Ida Tarbell and the YWCA, soliciting women to become Morse code telegraphers, spreading anti-German and pro-Ally stories, trying to get women of any number of religious denominations or ethnic groups to directly contribute to the war effort. This archive illuminates how American war propagandists saw women at the twilight of WWI. Specifically it reveals how civic participation, technology, military service, and information theory were gendered in mass society-- or, at least, as observed (and molded) in that society by a particular body of elites. Item #140941439

Price: $3,000.00