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U. S. Food Administration Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0640

This collection houses directories, correspondence, notices, regulations, certificates, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, bulletins, and data books documenting the workings of the U. S. Food Administration.

Dates

  • 1830-1918

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses directories, correspondence, notices, regulations, certificates, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, bulletins, and data books documenting the workings of the U. S. Food Administration.

Biographical/Historical Note

The United States Food Administration was created by Executive Order No. 2679-A of August 10, 1917, under authority of the Food and Fuel Control (Lever) Act of the same date, with Herbert Hoover as Food Administrator. The Food Administration was given broad powers to control the production, distribution, and conservation of food during America's involvement in World War I. The Washington Office of the Food Administration functioned through numerous divisions and sections which were continually being reorganized or combined with other units as the changing situation demanded changes in emphasis. The divisions included Alimentation, Baking, Canadian Relations, Canned Foods, Cereal, Collateral Commodities, Coordination of Purchase, Dairy Products, Distribution, Educational, Enforcement, Garbage Utilization, Home Conservation, Hotels and Restaurants, Legal, License, Marine Transportation, Meat, Mexican Relations, Milling, Miscellaneous Commodities, Perishable Foods, Schools and Colleges, Staple Groceries, States Administration, Statistical, Sugar, Transportation, and Wholesale and Retail. At the height of its activities, in September, 1918, there were 44 divisions.

Arrangement

Collection consists of five boxes.

Acquisition Note

Harcourt Morgan and Frank Vandeventer donated these papers to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in 1931.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480