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United States Food Administration records
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Correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, press releases, surveys, statistics, printed matter, and photographs relating to the regulation of food distribution and consumption in the United States during World War I.
"Food Will Win the War" was the slogan. Food had become a weapon in World War I, as European countries could no longer produce sufficient food for their populations. Since the U.S. had to provide food to its armies and the Allied armies, Allied civilians, and Americans at home, President Woodrow Wilson established the United States Food Administration (USFA) as an independent agency by Executive Order 2679-A of August 10, 1917 under the authority of the Food and Fuel Control Act (40 Stat. 276).
420 manuscript boxes, 34 oversize boxes, 25 card files boxes, 5 envelopes (223.6 Linear Feet)
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