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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

Impeach Nixon!

212278
Date
1974
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Left side: Short article on why impeach Richard Nixon urging voters to write their Congressmen. On right side: List of Congressmen, their districts and Senators. A sample form of address and sample letter to use.
Type
text

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