President Woodrow Wilson Executive Order
I hereby create, under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Public Information, heretofore established by Executive Order of April 14, 1917, (I) a Division of Pictures; (2) a Division of Films; (3) a Division of Publications; for the purpose of stimulating recruiting and patriotic interest in the war; to the end that the utmost cooperation of all citizens in the successful prosecution of the war be secured.
The Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy are authorized each to detail an officer or officers to the work of the committee.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
25 September, 1917.
Source Note: Printed, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B, Document reference: ”[No. 2708.]”