The Government's Girls: How the United States Government Used War Poster Art to Recruit Women to the Workforce During World War Two

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This paper discusses research on the recruitment of women via the medium of posters during World War Two (1941-1945).

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Creation Date: April 15, 2004
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Pierce, Danielle

University of North Texas

Creator (Contributor):
Way, Jennifer

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor

Creator (Author):
Dupont, Jill

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor

Date(s):
  • Creation: April 15, 2004
Description:

This paper discusses research on the recruitment of women via the medium of posters during World War Two (1941-1945).

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Department: History
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This paper discusses research on the recruitment of women via the medium of posters during World War Two (1941-1945). The purpose of the paper is to illuminate predominant practices by poster artists and argues that poster artists recruited women by creating two types of poster imagery, Static and Active. The article is informed by a comprehensive review of literature, including primary and secondary sources and several visual analyses conducted by the author. The article concludes that poster artwork shares visual traits with commercial and illustrational artwork created for female viewers prior to the war.

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20 p.

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Keyword(s): war posters | recruitment | World War 2
Source: First Annual University Scholars Day, 2004, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
Partner:
UNT Honors College
Collection:
UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc84354
Resource Type: Paper
Format: Text
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