Four Minute Men, Women's Division, Birmingham, Alabama, scrapbook
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one scrapbook containing documents from 1918-1919. The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings discussing conferences and programs of the Four-Minute Men and the Four-Minute Men's Women's Division in Birmingham, Alabama. It also contains programs from banquets and conferences as well as letters pertaining to awards and the honorable discharge of the Four-Minute Men.
- 1918 - 1919
- Four Minute Men (Society) (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson established the Committee on Public Information (CPI) to manage news and encourage domestic support for the war. George Creel, the director of the CPI, organized volunteers to give brief speeches (no more than four minutes) wherever they could get an audience. The group of volunteers became known as the "Four-Minute Men." The Women's Division of the Birmingham Four-Minute Men spoke at theaters and public gatherings of women. They also formed a chorus, sang at public events, and marched in parades. The group strongly supported patriotic drives and often spoke on the behalf of the Red Cross. They also participated in patriotic drives. The organization disbanded in February 1919.
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Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and other materials about this organization, whose members gave speeches in support of World War I.
Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1989
Kristi Robinson, 2003; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
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