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

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

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

Official Civilian Defense Insignia - poster

297603
Date
1942
Collection
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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 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

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

335248
Date
1942-06-17
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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

Program, Florida War Recreation Conference - Jacksonville, 1942

318834
Date
1942-10-22
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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

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

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

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

Memo, E.J. Keefe to Merchants of Fruits and Vegetables - March 24, 1942

299291
Date
1942-03-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This memorandum was written by E.J. Keefe, Chairman of the Food Division of the Hillsborough County Defense Council, and R.D. Jackson, Chairman of the Agriculture Division of the same organization. The purpose of the memo was to encourage shippers, purchasers, and other people involved in the market...
Type
text

What Uncle Sam Asks of You: General Orders for the Home Front, ca. 1942

339306
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Bulletin issued by the Office of War Information with cooperation from the State Defense Council of Florida regarding rationing of gas and foodstuffs during World War II.
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

National Council of Negro Women Brochure, 1946

333795
Date
1946
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This brochure describes the mission and history of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). There are photographs of some of the members of the NCNW, a list of affiliated organizations and a list of the metropolitan councils of the NCNW by region.
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

Program for Southern Governor's Conference January 11-13, 1942.

297450
Date
1942-01-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program for the Southern Governor's Conference held at the McAllister Hotel in Miami, Florida January 11-13, 1942.
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

Wake Up America: Will This Happen Here?

326750
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier describing the threat of communism to the United States including a list of "organizations serving the Community cause." Readers are encouraged to act quickly to fight communism.
Type
text

Food Fights for Freedom campaign - Mobilization Guide, ca. 1943

299298
Date
1943-10-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This mobilization guide, entitled "How to Mobilize Your Community to Make Food Fight for Freedom," was produced by the War Food Administration and the Office of Price Administration in cooperation with the Office of War Information and the Office of Civilian Defense. The guide was designed mainly fo...
Type
text

Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mark Lance to Major General Albert Blanding, 1944

339692
Date
1944-11-20
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mark Lance, who was serving in the southwest Pacific, to Major General Albert Blanding regarding the possibility of Florida Guardsmen receiving extra retirement credits for active service during World War II. Lance also briefly describes military operations against the...
Type
text

Guide to Pensacola, Florida: The Annapolis of the Air - booklet, ca. 1944

318835
Date
1944
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet developed by the Pensacola Municipal Advertising Board to promote Pensacola to visitors and potential residents. The booklet contains information on Pensacola's history, local attractions, public utilities, recreational opportunities, military establishments, major industries, city bus route...
Type
text

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