Emmett J. Scott to Carl Byoir




Asking for assistance in putting out "propaganda in promotion of the morale" of African Americans.


National Archives and Records Administration 130/68/3/00 box #3 entry #5 "Negroes" folder


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library




Mr. Carl Byoir,
Associate Director,
Committee on Public Information,
Washington, D. C.

My dear Mr. Byoir:--

Some question seems to be arising between the News Division of the Committee on Public Information and this office with reference to the mimeographing of the news matter which we send out to the colored press and for the general information of our public speakers and to various centers of helpful influence. It is my understanding that the printing division of the Committee on Public Information is to assist this office in putting out this matter, which is almost exclusively a matter of propaganda in promotion of the morale of the colored people of the country and to thus aid the cause for which the Committee and this office jointly stand.

Will you kindly suggest a plan by which we can secure the printing of our matter each week through your Committee? I shall be glad to cooperate with any method which may be agreeable to you to insure the circulation of our news articles, etc., through the colored press and other centers likely to help on our work.

Thanking you in advance for your assistance in this matter, I am

Very truly yours,

Emmett J. Scott
Special Assistant,
Office of The Secretary of War,
Room 131.





Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957., “Emmett J. Scott to Carl Byoir,” 1918 September 6, PI090618, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.