New York State Archives, NYSA_A3166-78_B1_F05_Welch2
Letter sent by the Welch Grape Juice Company of Westfield, New York to the state historian about their contributions during World War I, June 30, 1920.
What did Welch Grape Juice Company furnish for the war? How much?
To whom was this letter address?
Why would the company be writing to that office?
How does this act demonstrate patriotism on the part of the Grape Juice manufacturer?
Discover some statistics on what other companies have donated to the war effort during other periods of American conflict.
ELA/Media Arts Write a letter from New York State to the president of Welch’s thanking them for their contribution.
Math: Determine what the value of the Welch’s contribution is in today’s dollars.
Cuff, Robert D. The War Industries Board: Business-Government Relations During World War I. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973.
Harries, M. & Susie Harries. The Last Days of Innocence: America at War 1917-1918. Random House, 1997.
Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. Oxford University Press, 1980.