Committee on Public Information
The Committee on Public Information, sometimes referred to as CPI or the Creel Committee, was a federal propaganda organization, organized by President Woodrow Wilson with executive order 2594.
With executive order 3154, the CPI was terminated on August 21, 1919.
The CPI came into existence via Executive Order 2594, which was made possible by an expansion in the powers of the Executive Branch by the passage of the Overman Act.
The Creel Committee
The committee's members included George Creel as chairman of the CPI along with the secretaries of State (Robert Lansing), War (Newton D. Baker), and Navy (Josephus Daniels).
Other Notable Members
- Charles Merriam, a professor at the University of Chicago and an adviser to president FDR.
- Vira Boarman Whitehouse, Director for Switzerland of the CPI.
- Edward Bernays, The 'Father of Public Relations'.
- How we advertised America; the first telling of the amazing story of the Committee on public information that carried the gospel of Americanism to every corner of the globe, George Creel, (NY: Harper & Brothers, 1920)
- A Year as a Government Agent, Vira Boarman Whitehouse
- George Creel Sounds Call to Unselfish National Service to Newspaper Men, August 17, 1918.
- Unifying America: The Use of American Propaganda During World War I, California Polytechnic State University
- ↑ (2011) The End Of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 342.
- ↑ (2008) World War One. ABC-CLIO, 342.
- ↑ Executive Order 2594 - Creating Committee on Public Information (April 13, 1917).
- ↑ United States Committee on Public Information (1917). Official U. S. Bulletin, Volume 1, 4.
- ↑ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Books, Volume 17