Map of Aircraft Warning Service Observation Posts in Florida, 1941

318478
Date
1941-09-20
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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...
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Flash Message Form for World War II Civilian Aircraft Observation Posts, 1940s

318477
Date
1942
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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
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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

Remember Pearl Harbor/Strike 'Em Dead Matchbook, 1942

336115
Date
1942
Collection
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Description
An anti-Japanese matchbook featuring matches printed with images of stereotypical Imperial Japanese soliders.
Type
physical object

Matchbook Advertising Buying War Bonds, ca. 1943

336114
Date
1943
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Description
Matchbook encouraging the purchase of war bonds during World War II. The matches are shaped like aerial bombs with a note to "Strike on Backside," refering to both the striker on the reverse of the matchbook and the "backside" of German Chancellor Adolph Hitler, who is seen clutching the Earth.
Type
physical object

World War II Food Quiz, 1943

331500
Date
1943
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Description
The food quiz on the front asks questions about the wartime food supply and food rationing. Answers to the questions are on the back.
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text

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

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

War Against Fires of War Poster, 1943

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

Wanted - Fighting Dollars Poster, 1942

336126
Date
1942
Collection
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Description
Poster advertising the purchase of U.S. war bonds and stamps during World War II.
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text

Make This Pledge Poster, ca. 1943

336122
Date
1943
Collection
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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

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

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

Blackout and Air Raid Precautions, ca. 1943

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

Poster Encouraging Workers to Increase Production Safely, 1943

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

World War II-era Fuel Oil Ration Stamps

333819
Date
1945-08-06
Collection
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Description
Ration stamps issued by the U.S. Office of Price Administration during World War II to regulate the civilian consumption of fuel oil for furnaces and other household applications.
Type
text

World War II-era Basic Mileage Gasoline Ration Stamps

333818
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Ration stamps issued by the federal Office of Price Administration during World War II to regulate the civilian consumption of gasoline. The stamps were issued by rationing boards comprised of local citizen volunteers. This particular set of stamps belonged to A.S. Lawton of Arlington, Florida near ...
Type
text

Franz Seeburger Prisoner of War Postcard to John Braun, 1945

333820
Date
1945-06-10
Collection
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Description
Postcard written by German prisoner of war Franz Seeberger to John Braun of Jacksonville, Florida. Seeburger was imprisoned at Camp Pickett in New York. John Braun was his uncle.
Type
text

Letter from Marion Wick Kelly to R. W. Simpson, 1941

333810
Date
1941-12-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Marion Wick Kelly to R. W. Simpson thanking him for his support and the support of the Tampa Tribune following the death of her husband, Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr., during World War II. In the aftermath of Kelly's death, the Tampa Tribune established a fund to benefit his young son, Coli...
Type
text

Four Freedoms Memorial to Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr. Program, 1944

333817
Date
1944-06-14
Collection
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Description
Program for the dedication ceremonies of the Four Freedoms Memorial to Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr. in Madison, Florida.
Type
text

Telegram from Governor Spessard Holland to Mr. and Mrs. Colin P. Kelly Jr., 1941

333815
Date
1941-12-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Telegram from Florida Governor Spessard Holland to Mr. and Mrs. Colin P. Kelly Sr. expressing sympathy following the death of their son, Colin P. Kelly Jr. during World War II.
Type
text

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

335248
Date
1942-06-17
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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

Prenatal Care Health Poster, 1940s

333855
Date
1940
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A World War II poster promoting prenatal care to mothers. This poster was created by the Florida State Board of Health and designed by artists employed by the Works Progress Administration.
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

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

Managing Poultry Under War-Time Conditions, 1943

336054
Date
1943-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet about what substitutions can be made in the diet of poultry under wartime conditions; information about poultry nutrition; and tables with lists of recommended food substitutions.
Type
text

Poster urging re-election of Claude Pepper as Florida's U.S. Senator

212284
Date
1944
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A political campaign advertisement to vote for the re-election of Claude Pepper to the U.S. Senate in 1944 because of his work toward achieving victory in World War II conflict and lasting peace.
Type
text

Press Release from Governor Spessard Holland to R. W. Simpson, 1942

333816
Date
1942-01-09
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Press release from Florida Governor Spessard Holland to R. W. Simpson of the Tampa Morning Tribune praising the fund created for Colin P. Kelly III, whose father, Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr., was killed during World War II.
Type
text

World War II "V-J Day" Proclamation, 1945

333813
Date
1945-08-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
V-J Day proclamation signed by Florida Governor Millard Caldwell proclaiming the 24 hours after the announcement of Japan's surrender during World War II as V-J Day. Governor Caldwell is calling for Floridians to maintain the "solemnity and dignity of the occasion" by avoiding "boisterous conduct." ...
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

The United States Recognizes the Swastika Flag as the Official Flag of Germany, 1935

333856
Date
1935-09-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull to Florida Governor David Sholtz stating that the German government has informed the United States that the swastika is Germany's official and only national flag. Previously, Germany had two national flags, the swastika flag and a tricolor flag of bla...
Type
text

Correspondence Between Governor Millard Caldwell and President Harry Truman Regarding Japanese Surrender, 1945

336065
Date
1945
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The first document is telegram from Florida Governor Millard F. Caldwell to President Harry Truman informing the president of public opposition to the terms of Japanese surrender and advocating a resumption of the fighting against Japan until the Japanese accepted surrender unconditionally. On Augus...
Type
text

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