Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson




Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson for an additional $50,000 for operating expenses of the Food Commission, and $20,000 for the cost of printing 1 million coies of the Food Administration Bulletin for distribution.


Hoover-Wilson Correspondence, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, California


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum




My dear Mr. President

I beg to report that the allotments of funds made by you from the appropriation for National Security and Defense, on June 11th and June 21st, of ten thousand dollars and twenty thousand dollars respectively, have been entirely appropriated. I venture to request that a further allotment of fifty thousand dollars be made to permit continuing the immediate work of organizing the Food Commission.

The weekly expenses are now running at the rate of approximately ten thousand dollars, and there will be a rapid increase each week as the organization expands and its activities become greater.

We are anxious to obtain immediately one million copies of a Food Administration Bulletin, which together with a Kitchen Card is to be widely distributed. The cost of printing this bulletin will be about twenty thousand dollars. This amount is included in the above requested allotment.

Very respectfully yours,
[Herbert Hoover]

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1917 July 3, WWP19102, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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