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Aircraft hardware and materials.

Description: Describes the types of "materials and hardware used in aircraft construction and repair."
Date: June 11, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

America's answer! : production.

Description: Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.
Date: 1942
Creator: Carlu, Jean.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back 'em up with more metal.

Description: Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night.
Date: 1942
Creator: Von Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back 'em up with more metal.

Description: Color poster of at least seven soldiers in uniforms and helmets surrounding an anti-aircraft gun which is firing. Other guns can be seen firing in the background.
Date: 1942
Creator: Stoops, Herbert Morton
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Become a nurse : your country needs you.

Description: Color poster of a young woman receiving her nursing cap. A male (only the hands and sleeves are shown) is placing it on her head. He wears blue sleeves with a stars-and-stripes motif on the cuffs. The young woman wears a blue cotton uniform with a white collar, cuffs, and pocket handkerchief.
Date: 1942
Creator: American Nurses Association. Nursing Information Bureau.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements : keep 'em flying!

Description: Chart of requirements for becoming an air cadet. At the bottom center below the chart is a black and white photograph of a group of men wearing flight suits, parachutist's helmets, goggles, and parachute packs. The background is a blue graphic design of airplanes.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army Air Forces.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Description: Chart of requirements for joining the Army Air Corps. Upper and lower borders are red-white-and-blue stripes with text. A "watermark"-type logo can be seen in the background of the chart, with text: "LET'S GO! U.S.A. KEEP 'EM FLYING." This 1942 edition of the poster is distinguished by one split column numbered "2" under "Aviation Cadets" and one split column numbered "3" under "Enlisted Men."
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

Description: A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded.
Date: 1942
Creator: Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.

Description: Two sailors in white sailor hats prepare to load ammunition into a large weapon which is being fired and is operated by other sailors in helmets. All the sailors wear blue pants and white t-shirts, except for the sailor in the foreground who is shirtless and holding a large artillery shell.
Date: [1942]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Do your part to win the war : buy more war savings stamps.

Description: Wall chart in a checkerboard pattern. Some squares depict the use of different military supplies, and other squares describe the supplies and how many stamps it takes to purchase them. The border depicts military insignia, war scenes, and military personnel. The Great Seal of the U.S. is centered in the bottom border and an image of the eagle and shield from the Great Seal is centered at the top. Superimposed over the checkerboard is an image of a hand placing a war savings stamp in a stamp booklet.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Description: Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.
Date: [1942]
Creator: RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Don't let that shadow touch them : buy war bonds.

Description: Three children with toys and a flag, on a lawn scattered with small white flowers, are surrounded by the shadow of a swastika. One boy holds a toy military airplane. Another boy wears a paper hat and holds a flag on a makeshift pole. The girl is seated and holds a doll.
Date: 1942
Creator: Smith, Lawrence Beall, 1909-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

He eats a ton a year : your farm can help.

Description: Poster features a black and white photograph on a red background. A smiling soldier in uniform and helmet sits at a table eating a meal. In addition to his plates of food and bread, he has a metal cup full of milk. At the lower right area of the poster is a circular logo, "Food for freedom", with a silhouette image of a farmer with pitchfork.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. War Boards.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Enemy ears are listening.

Description: The poster depicts Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo, and Adolf Hitler. Only one hand and the head of each man is shown. Each has his hand cupped around one ear. On Tojo's hand is a pinky ring and the artist's signature "Iligan" is written on his wrist, with a small inverted black triangle symbol below it.
Date: 1942
Creator: Iligan, Ralph, 1893-1960.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Every man woman and child is a partner"

Description: A black and white image of a crowd of men and women heading off to work. In a red arrow in large white letters is the quote from President Roosevelt. In a blue box there are figures for war materials in 1942.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I gave a man! : will you give at least 10% of your pay in war bonds?

Description: A young woman (presumably a widowed mother) holds a smiling infant. A young blond girl embraces the woman while smiling at the baby. The woman has dark hair, is wearing dark clothing, and has a somber facial expression.
Date: 1942
Creator: Sarra, Valentino, 1903-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Get in the scrap.

Description: Four images in black with gray backgrounds and captions in red. The black images are: an aerial bomb, a tank, a battleship, and an anti-aircraft gun. The gray background design incorporates outline images of various junk metal objects. Each caption describes the finished object and the amount of scrap metal required to produce it.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board. Bureau of Industrial Conservation.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Girl Scouts : volunteers for victory.

Description: A black and white photo of a Girl Scout using the three-finger Scout Sign (salute), standing next to a U.S. flag. She wears a Girl Scout uniform and hat. The Girl Scout Promise appears below the picture: "On my honor I will try: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, To obey the Girl Scout Laws." The Girl Scout trefoil design (insignia) appears as a watermark-style design under this text.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department