World War II Collection, 1940-1947, 2003

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Object ID:  MG0067

6 boxes, 1 tube     37 folders, 229 posters     5 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 2

Scope and Content Note:  Collection contains materials pertaining to local defense plans during World War II (1939-1945) including the correspondence of Civil Defense Units, air raid wardens, and police; member lists; emergency defense plan; newspaper clippings; ephemera such as war ration books, song book, and programs; and records of the Victory Homecoming Parade of 14 June 1946. Local newsletters were sent to soldiers to share the news of Lancaster County communities. Posters convey messages to join the military, buy war bonds, ration food and fuel, recycle, etc. Oral history interviews taken in 2003 provide biographical information and the experiences of four POWs.

Creator:  LancasterHistory (Organization)