Woodrow Wilson to Herbert Hoover

Identifier

WWP19297

Description

Woodrow Wilson tells Herbert Hoover to substitute “Our Associates in the War” for “Our Allies” on posters of the Food administration since there is no formal alliance.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

THE WHITE HOUSE
Washington

Personal.

My dear Mr. Hoover

I have noticed on one or two of the posters of the Food Administration the words, “Our Allies.” I would be very much obliged if you would issue instructions that “Our Associates in the War” is to be substituted. I have been very careful about this myself because we have no allies and I think I am right in believing that the people of the country are very jealous of any intimation that there are formal alliances.You will understand, of course, that I am implying no criticism. I am only thinking it important that we should all use the same language.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

WOODROW WILSON

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09308.pdf

Tags

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Herbert Hoover,” 1917 December 10, WWP19297, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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