The records relate to the regulation of food distribution and consumption in the United States and Allied areas during World
War I, and include correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, press releases, surveys, statistics, printed matter, and photographs.
"Food Will Win the War" was the slogan. Food had become a weapon in World War I, as European countries could no longer produce
sufficient food for their populations. Since the U.S. had to provide food to its armies and the Allied armies, Allied civilians,
and Americans at home, President Woodrow Wilson established the U.S. Food Administration (USFA) as an independent agency by
Executive Order 2679-A of August 10, 1917 under the authority of the Food and Fuel Control Act (40 Stat. 276).
420 manuscript boxes, 25 card files boxes, 33 oversize boxes, and 5 envelopes
(223 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.