Official Civilian Defense Insignia - poster

297603
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster showing the various insignia used by the divisions of the Office of Civilian Defense and their subsidiaries throughout the United States during World War II. The Office of Civilian Defense encouraged all citizens to volunteer in some capacity during the war - local defense councils handled wa...
Type
text

Leaflet with air raid instructions, and encouraging citizens to join civil defense units, circa 1950s

212348
Date
1954
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Side one: Join your local unit of civil defense. ''Your local Civil Air Patrol Unit dropped this message to you. It could have been a fleet of enemy bombers.''
Type
text

War Against Fires of War Poster, 1943

336124
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to join the Fire Guard to fight fires durning World War II.
Type
text

Air Raid Precautions Have Been Taken Here Poster, ca. 1943

336125
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster indicating that air raid precautions have been taken during World War II.
Type
text

Blackout and Air Raid Precautions, ca. 1943

339333
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Blackout and air raid precautions issued by the Dade County Defense Council during World War II.
Type
text

Special Instructions Regarding a Fallout Shelter for Florida's State Civil Defense Council, circa 1961

334181
Date
1961-01-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memorandum describing a protocol regarding a fallout shelter for Florida's Civil Defense Council. The document outlines what members of the Council (including members of the Cabinet) were to do in the event of a nuclear disaster. The fallout shelter was located in the basement of the office building...
Type
text

Map of Aircraft Warning Service Observation Posts in Florida, 1941

318478
Date
1941-09-20
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Map of Florida counties showing the number of Aircraft Warning Service observation posts in each county. The map differentiates between posts that had been assigned and those that had actually been established. The map notes that 211 of the state's 881 assigned observation posts were at existing fir...
Type
text

Leaflet encouraging Leon County citizens to grow food at home, ca. 1940s

297595
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Leaflet published by the Food and Agricultural Committee of the Leon County Defense Council during World War II. The leaflet encouraged farm families to conserve food supplies by growing more food at home, and lists suggested quantities. The language of the document includes an appeal to the patriot...
Type
text

Oath of Allegiance for Rebecca Lamar Hickey, 1943

297597
Date
9/13/1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Oath of allegiance for Rebecca Lamar Hickey of Apalachicola in Franklin County. Mrs. Hickey had assumed the office of Chairman of the Division of Recreation in the Franklin County Defense Council, a local subsidiary of the State Defense Council.
Type
text

Blackout Order Issued by Governor Spessard Holland during World War II

333853
Date
1941
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Official blackout order outlining the steps that must be followed along Florida's coastline during World War II. The order was issued by Governor Spessard Holland and the commanding officer of Key West and distributed by the Civilian Defense Council of Palm Beach.
Type
text

Poster Encouraging Workers to Increase Production Safely, 1943

336123
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to safetly increase production of war materials.
Type
text

Here's a War Job for You Poster, ca. 1943

336127
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster advertising available war jobs as railroad workers during World War II.
Type
text

Pitch in and Help! Join the Women's Land Army Poster, ca. 1944

336080
Date
1944
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging women to farm during World War II. By producing their own food, American families would help conserve supplies of processed foods for use by American soldiers and other operatives.
Type
image

Make This Pledge Poster, ca. 1943

336122
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to comply with the rationing system in place during World War II. Many consumer goods such as rubber, fuel, meat, bread, sugar and other items were strictly rationed to conserve supplies for the war effort.
Type
text

"Scrapbook" by American Friends Service Committee, April 1960

331527
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"Scrapbook" newsletter, Volume 15, Number 7, on the topics of picketing, forms of civil disobedience and civil defense tactics. The envelope indicates that the newsletter was sent from Richard Hiler to Patricia Stephens.
Type
text

Flash Message Form for World War II Civilian Aircraft Observation Posts, 1940s

318477
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Blank form used by civilian aircraft observers to facilitate accurate reporting of airplanes flying over Florida during World War II. Observers were directed to record information about the passing aircraft and then immediately report to the United States Army by telephone.
Type
text

Program, Florida War Recreation Conference - Jacksonville, 1942

318834
Date
1942-10-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program for the Florida War Recreation Conference, held October 22-24, 1942 at the Hotel George Washington in Jacksonville, Florida. Delegates from the various local defense councils in Florida attended, as well as members of community organizations performing related work. Wartime recreation was co...
Type
text

Plant a Victory Garden, Our Food is Fighting - poster

297599
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging families to grow their own vegetables in "Victory Gardens." By producing their own food, American families would help conserve supplies of processed foods for use by American soldiers and other operatives.
Type
text

Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps - poster

297598
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging boys and girls to become Victory Farm Volunteers through the U.S. Crop Corps. This was a program jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the various state education departments to encourage young men and women to take up farmwork to ease the labor shortage during...
Type
text

Rationing Means a Fair Share for All of Us - poster

297600
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to comply with the rationing system in place during World War II. Many consumer goods such as rubber, fuel, meat, bread, sugar, and other items were strictly rationed to conserve supplies for the war effort.
Type
text

Save Your Cans, Help Pass the Ammunition - poster

297602
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to save cans and turn them in so they could be recycled for wartime purposes during World War II. The poster includes instructions for preparing the cans for reuse. The image used in the poster is signed by McClelland Barclay, US Navy Reserve.
Type
text

Grow Your Own, Can Your Own - poster, 1943

297606
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to grow and preserve their own food to help conserve processed food supplies for wartime use. This was Poster #57 produced by the United States Office of War Information. The poster's princpal image depicts a woman and her daughter canning vegetables together.
Type
text

Work on a Farm This Summer, Join the U.S. Crop Corps - poster

297607
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to work on a farm during the summer months to help ease the ongoing farm labor shortage during World War II. The poster directed readers to see the nearest U.S. Employment Service location or a local county agent to learn more about joining the U.S. Crop Corps.
Type
text

Serve Our Fighting Men Abroad, Conserve These Services at Home - poster

297601
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging citizens to conserve electricity, water, communications, and transportation space for the war effort. Government agencies used a variety of posters and slogans to encourage citizens to fight waste and hoarding during World War II.
Type
text

Reward for Information About Person Placing Explosive Device In State Building

212282
Date
1970
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

Reprint of an editorial titled "This is War!!! Stop 'Griping and Go to Biting'" by Howard P. Macfarlane of Hillsborough County

212283
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Reprinted from The Saturday Evening News -- issue of February 21, 1942. Macfarlane is ''Chairman Hillsborough County [Fla.] Defense Council and Commander Civil Defense Corps.''
Type
text

Flier encouraging settlement in Florida

212470
Date
1937
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This flier suggests that the next war will bring significant destruction to society, and that readers should move to Florida to avoid being cut off from a stable food supply. "When northern crops fail and transportation systems break down, when northern fields are bronze and trees bear [sic], will y...
Type
text

Victory Farm Volunteers brochure, July 1943

297596
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure describing the Victory Farm Volunteers program, a subsidiary program of the U.S. Crop Corps. The brochure called on American boys and girls to work on farms to help support the effort to produce the necessary amount of food for the war effort. Victory Farm Volunteers were paid wages, althou...
Type
text

Telegram from Joe Wilson to George L. Burr Jr., 1942

335248
Date
1942-06-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A telegram from Joe Wilson to George L. Burr, executive director of the State Defense Council in Tallahassee, updating Burr about the amount of scrap rubber received in Milton, Florida, for the war effort.
Type
text

Telegram from Phil May to General Albert H. Blanding, 1942

335247
Date
1942-04-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A telegram from Phil May to General Albert H. Blanding regarding the lights at an amusement park at Jacksonville Beach. May is suggesting the lights at the park aided the enemy submarine in destroying two American ships off the coast of Jacksonville. There was actually only one American ship destroy...
Type
text

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