1 Reply Latest reply on May 30, 2018 1:55 PM by Andrew Begley

    "True translations" as required by the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917

    Kevin Kurdylo Newbie

      Near the end of 1917, German-language journals published in the U.S. were required to file a “True translation” with postmasters in their city of printing for articles that discussed the U.S. government or the war (WWI). This was required by the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, Section 19 of TITLE 50, Appendix-War and National Defense, CH. 106, 40 STAT. 411, addressing “Print, newspaper or publication in foreign languages” (see: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode50a/usc_sec_50a_00000019----000-.html).

      I am wondering if any of these “True translations” still exist? Have they been archived somewhere, and if so, how might I gain access to them?

      Thank you!

      Kevin M. Kurdylo, Librarian and Archivist   

      Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

      mki@library.wisc.edu