24. Editorial Note

On June 25, 1918, Consul John Silliman in Guadalajara, Mexico, forwarded to Director of the Foreign Section of the Committee on Public Information Will Irwin several photographs of the reading room “being well supplied” by the Committee on Public Information Commissioner in Mexico City, Robert H. Murray. The photographs are available in the Online Supplement, Appendices A.1–A.4. These photographs illustrate the types of window displays created for passers-by, as well as rooms stocked with literature and posters supporting the war effort. (National Archives, RG 63, Entry 106, Correspondence, Cables, Reports, and Newspapers Received from Employees of the Committee Abroad, Nov. 1917–Apr. 1919, Box 14, Murray—Corres—March–June 1918) In Mexico, reading rooms were also established in Mexico City, Vera Cruz, Aguascalientes, Leon, Durango, and Irapuato. (Complete Report of the Chairman of the Committee on Public Information, page 162)