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Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!

Description: In the sky, a giant hand wearing a work glove puts dollar bills into a giant savings bond bill which is shaped like a funnel. The base of the funnel points toward a group of military tanks on the ground. Four airplanes fly in formation over the tanks.
Date: 1941?/1942?
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

During this emergency, serve your country in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: Poster is in red and blue against an off-white background. A sailor is welding a large piece of metal. He wears goggles and welding gloves and a sailor's cap. Centered on the lower border of the poster is a small picture of a ship at sea.
Date: [1941]
Creator: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fight, let's go! : join the Navy.

Description: A sailor in a Service Dress Blue uniform carries a large white sea bag on his shoulder. He appears to be boarding a ship. Planes fly in the sky above him, some in formation. A large ship can be seen in the background.
Date: 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Keep 'em flying!"

Description: Small banner has a border along the top and bottom margins in a red, white, and blue "stars and stripes" design. In the middle is a slogan in blue: "Keep 'Em Flying!"
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.

Description: An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 & Childs, Jack
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em rolling! [guns]

Description: Black & white photographs superimposed on a large U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a man in a shirt and tie, who appears to be working on or using a gun sight. In the red striped areas of the flag are photographs of a group of soldiers operating a large artillery gun.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em rolling! [planes]

Description: Black & white photographs superimposed on a U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a mechanic working on an airplane propeller. In the striped area of the flag are photographs of U.S. Army airplanes flying.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em rolling! [PT boats]

Description: Black & white photographs superimposed on a U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a group of men wearing welding helmets and carrying lanterns on long cords over their shoulders. In the striped area of the flag are photographs of PT boats.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keep 'em rolling! [tanks]

Description: Black & white photographs superimposed on a U.S. flag design. In the blue area of the flag is a photograph of a welder at work. In the striped area of the flag are photographs of a military tank with a soldier aiming a gun from the top of the tank.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Let's go! U.S.A. : keep 'em flying!

Description: Recruiting poster for U.S. Army Air Corps. The words, "Let's go! U.S.A. Keep 'em flying!" in red form a circle around a blue silhouette illustration of three planes flying, and the caption "Uncle Sam needs pilots, be a U.S. Army Flying Cadet".
Date: [1941]
Creator: United States. Adjutant-General's Office.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soil conservation is vital to you.

Description: On the right is an aerial photo of farmland. Below the photo are three pamphlets about soil conservation, with a box reading "Many government pamphlets are available on request." On the left is the title and above the title a blank box with small letters reading, "Use this space to list your available reading material."
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soldiers' life : make the regular Army your career.

Description: Color image of a soldier in an early World War II U.S. Army uniform and helmet, carrying a rifle. The soldier smiles as he walks. The background of the poster is blue.
Date: [1941]
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Take the wheel : --steer a course for future success while serving your country in the United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: The upper half of the poster shows a painting of a large U.S. battleship, with additional ships seen in the background. In the lower half of the poster, to the left of the poster caption, is a small image of a naval officer looking through a porthole with binoculars and a sailor in a white uniform steering the ship.
Date: 1941
Creator: Murphey, Matt.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United we stand.

Description: Banner with U.S. Seal at each end, within red squares. The central portion of the banner is white with the text "United We Stand" in red.
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management. Division of Information.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I want you for the U.S. Army : enlist now.

Description: Uncle Sam points at the viewer. Half-length portrait of Uncle Sam, pointing at the viewer as part of the United States government effort to recruit soldiers.
Date: [1941]
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airship aerodynamics.

Description: "This manual is designed as a text for the instruction of airship student pilots .... to give the knowledge of aerodynamics essential to the operation of [lighter than air aircraft]."(Page 2.)
Date: February 11, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The band.

Description: Provides guidance on the organization and duties of the military band.
Date: March 31, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text.
Date: June 18, 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

75-mm howitzer materiel.

Description: This is a World War II-era technical manual for the 75mm Howitzer. It contains information on use, maintenance, assembly, and other aspects of this weapon.
Date: June 21, 1941
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerial photography.

Description: A training manual designed to teach aerial photography for military purposes.
Date: July 8, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heat treating and inspection of metals

Description: This report discusses these topics: I. Principles of heat treating -- II. Heat-treating equipment -- III. General heat treatment of steel -- IV. Specific heat treatments for aircraft steels -- V. General heat treatment of aluminum alloys -- VII. Hardness testing -- VIII. Magnaflux inspection.
Date: September 10, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department