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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS Dallas, Texas, January 21,1941 NATIONAL DEFENSE PROGRAM To the Business Concern Addressed: The National Defense Advisory Commission has requested the Federal Reserve banks to assemble, and to forward to Washington, information regard ing the facilities that are available in different sections of the country for furnish ing defense supplies. The Commission is endeavoring to spread orders for defense needs among the smaller business enterprises throughout the country and desires data as to the sources of supply of goods and services that might be utilized in various phases of the defense program. A form has been prepared which provides for the essential information de sired by the Defense Commission, copy of which is enclosed. If your name is not already on the Army and Navy invitation bidding lists and your facilities are available for furnishing any supplies that might be utilized under the defense program, it is suggested that you call on your local banker and request him to fill out and forward to us a report in that connection, as provided for by the form. Your cooperation will be appreciated. Yours very truly, E. B. STROUD Field Representative National Defense Advisory Commission Care Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (FedHistory@dal.frb.org)