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An Educational Program to Fit the Needs of Elementary School Children During War Times

Description: The problem of this study is: (1) to determine the dominant democratic values which are important to the child; (2) to recognize disturbing elements in the lives of children today which threaten these values, including those eventualities for which the children must be prepared in the light of the experiences of other countries; (3) to discover ways in which some teachers have sought to meet changing conditions; and (4) to combine these findings into a workable program.
Date: 1942
Creator: Spain, Dorothy Wimbish
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Work clothes for women.

Description: Discusses design, fabric, and function of work clothes for women during wartime. Features designs by the Bureau of Home Economics which were released to the public through retail outlets as commercial patterns or as ready-to-wear garments. Includes line drawings and photographs, and features convertible clothing designs.
Date: June 1942
Creator: Scott, Clarice L. (Clarice Louisba), b. 1899
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Men working : together!

Description: A helmeted soldier, a factory worker, and a sailor stand proudly together. Black & white photograph on light orange background.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office for Emergency Management. Division of Information.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Women, War, and Work: British Women in Industry 1914 to 1919

Description: This thesis examines the entry of women, during World War I, into industrial employment that men had previously dominated. It attempts to determine if women's wartime activities significantly changed the roles women played in industry and society. Major sources consulted include microfilm of the British Cabinet Minutes and British Cabinet Papers; Parliamentary Debates; memoirs of contemporaries like David Lloyd George, Beatrice Webb, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Monica Cosens; and contemporary newspapers. The examination begins with the early debates concerning the pressing need for labor in war industries, women's recruitment into industry, women's work and plans, the government's arrangements for demobilization, and women's roles in postwar industry. The thesis concludes that women were treated as a transient commodity by the government and the trade unions.
Date: August 1993
Creator: Kimball, Toshla (Toshla Rene)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Donut Dolly: an American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam

Description: Donut Dolly puts you in the Vietnam War face down in the dirt under a sniper attack, inside a helicopter being struck by lightning, at dinner next to a commanding general, and slogging through the mud along a line of foxholes. You see the war through the eyes of one of the first women officially allowed in the combat zone. When Joann Puffer Kotcher left for Vietnam in 1966, she was fresh out of the University of Michigan with a year of teaching, and a year as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly in Korea. All she wanted was to go someplace exciting. In Vietnam, she visited troops from the Central Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the South China Sea to the Cambodian border. At four duty stations, she set up recreation centers and made mobile visits wherever commanders requested. That included Special Forces Teams in remote combat zone jungles. She brought reminders of home, thoughts of a sister or the girl next door. Officers asked her to take risks because they believed her visits to the front lines were important to the men. Every Vietnam veteran who meets her thinks of her as a brother-at-arms. Donut Dolly is Kotcher’s personal view of the war, recorded in a journal kept during her tour, day by day as she experienced it. It is a faithful representation of the twists and turns of the turbulent, controversial time. While in Vietnam, Kotcher was once abducted; dodged an ambush in the Delta; talked with a true war hero in a hospital who had charged a machine gun; and had a conversation with a prostitute. A rare account of an American Red Cross volunteer in Vietnam, Donut Dolly will appeal to those interested in the Vietnam War, to those who have interest in the …
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Date: November 15, 2011
Creator: Kotcher, Joann Puffer
Partner: UNT Press

Your ore packs a punch!

Description: Two miners listen to the radio. One miner rests his helmet on top of the radio. He rejoices as the radio announces a successful attack by U.S. tanks against the Nazi forces.
Date: 1943
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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1941: Texas Goes to War

Description: This book is a collection of essays discussing the role of Texans in World War II. It examines both the Texas soldiers fighting in the European and Pacific theaters as well as the Texans on the Homefront. The essays describe both the military and social aspects of the war. Index starts on page 241.
Date: 1991
Creator: Lee, James Ward; Barnes, Carolyn N.; Bowman, Kent A. & Crow, Laura
Partner: UNT Press
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