State Council of Defense (WW I): Cook County Neighborhood Committee Entertainers Files, 1917-1918
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Brief Description: Files list musicians, singers, and music teachers in Cook County and show the name, address, telephone number, and frequently the instrument or speciality of each.
Held at:
Illinois State Archives
M. C. Norton Building
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: 217-782-3492
Fax: 217-524-3930
Record Series Number: 517/041
Created by: State Council of Defense (WW I) - RG 517
Volume: 0.5 Cubic Feet
Arrangement: Arranged numerically by Ward number; alphabetical by name of person thereunder.
Biographical Note for State Council of Defense (WW I) - RG 517: On May 2, 1917 the State Council of Defense was created for the duration of the war. It was made up of fifteen persons appointed by the Governor in reference to their special knowledge of subject matter relating to defense. Duties included assisting and cooperating with the Council of National Defense and councils of defense in other states, recommending necessary defense legislation to the Governor and the General Assembly, and carrying out within the state defense plans mutually agreed upon between it and the Council of National Defense. It had authority to adopt its own procedures, form committees outside its membership, organize subordinate bodies for assistance in special investigations, subpoena witnesses, and require testimony. All officers, departments, institutions, and agencies of state government and all local and municipal officers were required to cooperate with the council and render requested aid and assistance (L. 1917, p. 153).
Access Restrictions: None.
Subject Index
Cook County
Entertainers
Homefront
Musicians
Music Teachers
Neighborhood Committee
Singers
State Council of Defense
Teachers
Volunteers
World War I
PreferredCitation: State Council of Defense (WW I), "Cook County Neighborhood Committee Entertainers Files," Record Series 517.041, Illinois State Archives