Collection High.Def - Highland Park Defense Council Records

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US IlHpHS High.Def


Highland Park Defense Council Records


  • 1917-1919 (Creation)

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0.5 Linear feet

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Established on August 24, 1916 [1] by president Woodrow Wilson, the Council of National Defense was created because "The Country is best prepared for war when thoroughly prepared for peace." The local Highland Park branch was formed shortly thereafter.

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Minutes, correspondence, by-laws and other records from the local defense council formed in response to World War I.

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  • English

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