Americanization Day – Fourth of July

Beginning of a pamphlet from the National Americanization Committee of New York City suggesting a program for Americanization Day, 1917. This portion of the pamphlet describes "How to Organize an Americanization Day Reception" and "How to Secure the Attendance of Foreign-Born and Native Americans". This includes forming a Citizens' Americanization Day Committee, and how to reach newly naturalized citizens and their countrymen.

Part of a pamphlet from the National Americanization Committee of New York City suggesting a program for Americanization Day, 1917. This portion of the pamphlet describes "Important Patriotic Features for Americanization Day". These included ringing bells, raising flags, holding pageants, and a parade.

Part of a pamphlet from the National Americanization Committee of New York City suggesting a program for Americanization Day, 1917.

This portion of the pamphlet describes "How and what to arrange for a citizenship Reception". This includes places to have your celebration, bringing in a guest of honor, decorating accordingly, and programs including music, dancing, addresses by local officials, and flag drills by local school children or Boy Scouts.

End of a pamphlet from the National Americanization Committee of New York City suggesting a program for Americanization Day, 1917. This portion of the pamphlet describes "How and what to arrange for a citizenship Reception". This includes saying the Pledge of Allegiance and having fireworks and set pieces.
Identifier
NYSA_A4234-78_B2_F5_AmericanizationDay
Date
1917
Language
English
Source
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. New York State Defense Council. Correspondence Files, 1917-1918. Series A4234-78, Box 2, Folder 5.
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