Franz Seeburger Prisoner of War Postcard to John Braun, 1945

333820
Date
1945-06-10
Collection
Selected Documents
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

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

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

Fort Marion and Fort Matanzas National Monuments Booklet, 1942

333879
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet about the history of Fort Marion and Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine, Florida. Also included are photographs and a location map of the forts.
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

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

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

Become a Nurse, Your Country Needs You Poster, ca 1942

336079
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging women to become a nurse during World War II. Interested citizens should write to the Nursing Information Bureau in New York City.
Type
image

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

Which of These Is Your War Job? Poster, ca. 1943

336081
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster with information about the war jobs available to women during World War II. Women can join as Army nurses, Navy nurses or cadet nurses, or in the Women's Army Corps (WAC), the Marines or in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Women's Reserve (SPAR). The poster includes descriptions of who ca...
Type
image

Order of Worship for Military Personnel in Miami - August 19, 1945

336089
Date
1945-08-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Order of worship held August 19, 1945 for military personnel at Miami. The program includes the details for a morning worship service, an evening vespers service, a schedule of worship services held throughout each Sunday on base, and a short message titled "Onward to the Peace" with remarks about t...
Type
text

Program for Christmas Banquet at the Camp Carrabelle Station Hospital, 1942

336090
Date
1942-12-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program for Christmas festivities at the Station Hospital for Camp Carrabelle in Franklin County. Camp Carrabelle was later renamed Camp Gordon Johnston. The program includes a message from the camp's commanding officer, a dinner menu, and a roster of all personnel attached to the installation at th...
Type
text

Matchbook from Irvin's Chicken in the Rough Restaurant in Miami Beach, ca. 1943

336111
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Matchbook advertising Irvin's Chicken in the Rough Restaurant, a Miami Beach fried chicken franchise, located at 441-41st Street.
Type
physical object

Matchbook from Club 22 in Miami Beach, ca. 1945

336112
Date
1945
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Matchbook advertising Club 22 on the corner of 2200 Park Avenue in Miami Beach.
Type
physical object

Matchbook Advertising Buying War Bonds, ca. 1943

336114
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
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

Remember Pearl Harbor/Strike 'Em Dead Matchbook, 1942

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

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

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

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

Wanted - Fighting Dollars Poster, 1942

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

Winter Haven Florida, ca. 1945

336141
Date
1945
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising Winter Haven and Polk County to potential visitors. The brochure includes photographs of the local airport, recreational facilities, waterways, and the local high school.
Type
text

Map of Saint Augustine Showing Points of Interest, ca. 1940

339084
Date
1940
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Two-sided tourist map produced by the St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce. One side features a street map of St. Augustine with major buildings, landmarks and attractions indicated and described. The reverse shows a map of greater St. Johns County, illustrated with the commodities produced in various ...
Type
image

Treatments and Remedies Used by Midwives in Florida and Georgia, ca. 1942

339313
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Information gathered by Jule O. Graves with treatments and remedies used by midwives in Florida and Georgia to care for mothers and children.
Type
text

Florida State Board of Health Midwife Certificate of Registration, ca. 1942

339314
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Midwife certicate of registration granted to Jules O. Graves.
Type
text

Florida State Board of Health License to Practice Midwifery, 1942

339315
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
License to practice midwifery issued to Jules O. Graves on January 7, 1942.
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

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

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