Harold Dudley papers
Harold Dudley (1896-1970) was a poet, author, and founder of the Washington Pilgrimage, later known as Religious Heritage of America. The organization actively promoted the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United States. Dudley was instrumental in lobbying Congress to add "under God" to the official text of the Pledge of Allegiance. He also wrote The Populist Movement, American Women in Public Life, This New America, Thoughts of Love and You, a volume of poetry to his wife; and the music to "Lead My America," a patriotic anthem. The collection consists of biographical materials documenting Dudley's life, as well as selected poems and other of Dudley's publications.
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