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    • Oral History with Guillermo Lizarraga, March 30, 2011

    • Lizarraga, Guillermo
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Guillermo Lizarraga was born in Pitiquito, Sonora, Mexico. He moved with his family to San Luis Rio Colorado in 1949 and began crossing the border to work in San Luis, Arizona in 1959. Mr. Lizarraga talks about the hard life of a migrant farm...
    • Oral History with Guillermo Lizarraga

    • Lizarraga, Guillermo
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Guillermo Lizarraga was born in Pitiquito, Sonora, Mexico. He moved with his family to San Luis Rio Colorado in 1949 and began crossing the border to work in San Luis, Arizona in 1959. Mr. Lizarraga talks about the hard life of a migrant farm...
    • Oral History Interview with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen

    • Frauenfelder, Dirk; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...
    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • Frauenfelder, Dick; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...
    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Louie Gradias

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount

    • Unknown
    • Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Under the direction of the School's first president, retired Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount, the School opened its doors on Oct. 6, 1946 as American Institute for Foreign Trade. Yount, former head of the Army Air Training Command, had been...
    • December 24

    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Young Women's Christian Association (Tucson, Ariz.)--Photographs
    • Members of the Tucson Y.W.C.A. participated in the "hanging of the greens" ceremony on this date in 1940. This photograph shows the ceremony which consisted of members and their friends going from window to window in the Y.W.C.A. building and...
    • Mask

    • Unknown
    • Yoeme
    • Carved wooden mask embellished with horsehair.
    • Yavapai County, Arizona

    • Merritt, R.L.
    • Yavapai County; Arizona; Maps
    • Yavapai County, Arizona, 1 map, 79 x 72 cm, shows roads, townships and sections, national forests, railroads, mines, ranches, land and water features, 1945
    • Allied Military Currency 1/2 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2- Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote in square in shape and is stamped with green ink denoting it as worth ½ a Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large...
    • Poster

    • Unknown
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This document declares that a soldier died a hero’s death. “Getreu seinem Fahneneid starb im Kampf um die Freiheit Grossdeutschlands …… den Heldentod für Führer, Volk und Vaterland” [Faithful to the pledge of the flag …. died in the fight for the...
    • Allied Military Currency 5 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote is square in shape and is stamped with magenta ink denoting it as worth 5 Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large...
    • Alllied Military Currency 1 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote in square in shape and is stamped with blue ink denoting it as worth 1 Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large “M”...
    • Save Waste

    • Koerner, Henry
    • World War, 1939-1945.
    • Part of a program to obtain glycerine for explosives, bringing in a pound of fat was worth a few cents (and later on, a couple ration points). This program was not a sweeping success, however, since the reuse of fat was a common cooking practice at...
    • Teamwork, Firepower, Responsibility

    • Unknown
    • World War, 1939-1945.
    • A sergeant (foreground) stands over an open box of .30 caliber ammunition packed in bandoleers for easy carrying by infantryman. A soldier resting on a Sherman tank hands a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) down to another soldier. The BAR was the...
    • Intelligence Officers in the Field

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Leyte Island.
    • The combination of aerial mapping and easily portable radio made air spotting sections, like the one pictured here, a potent intelligence gathering tool. This particular section was a part of the Leyte Island campaign in the Philippines. Maps could...
    • What Inflation Means

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Office of Price Administration.
    • This poster makes the case for price control, helping to limit inflation and preventing prices from skyrocketing in the face of limited supply.
    • Work on a Farm...This Summer

    • Douglass Crockwell, Spencer
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Crop Corps.
    • The U.S. Crop Corps was an umbrella organization that contained groups like the Women's Land Army and the Victory Farm Volunteers, all devoted to agricultural work. As in so many other industries, a shortage of adult men meant women and teenagers...
    • The American Soldier, 1945

    • McBarron, H. Charles
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Division, 5th. United States. Army. Armored Division, 4th. United States. Army. Army, 3rd. Sherman tank.
    • A major of the 5th Infantry Division can be seen in the foreground, with his private first class radioman in the right background. In the left background are several tank crewmen of the 4th Armored Division standing in, on, and around an M-4...
    • The CIC On Post-War Duty

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps. Japanese American soldiers.
    • Japanese Americans, known as Nisei during World War II, were often put in roles that capitalized on their language skills and cultural knowledge. This service to their nation was all the more incredible when considered against the backdrop of U.S....
    • Counter Intelligence Corps

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps. Fort Sheridan (Ill.).
    • The Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) was created in World War II to defend against enemy intelligence efforts directed at the Army. Part of that training is learning enemy symbols and rank insignia, as these men are doing.
    • Direction Finder

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Armored Division, 3rd. Radio direction finders.
    • A sergeant of the 3rd Armored Division operates a radio direction finder. What a difference 20 years makes! This same unit, now the size of a small chest, took up an entire truck in World War I. Individual vehicles could carry a radio direction...
    • I'm Counting on You!

    • Helguera, Leon
    • World War, 1939-1945. Uncle Sam (Symbolic character).
    • Uncle Sam admonishes Americans to avoid discussing potentially important information such as troop movements; concern over Axis spies learning information like departure times for convoys or equipment shortages was genuine. Uncle Sam is still a...
    • Protect His Future

    • Nichols, Ruth
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • Posters like these often exhorted Americans to not only buy bonds, but hold them until they matured (typically a 10 year process with war bonds). While a person might miss out on the interest paid by a bond, they could get their purchase price...
    • 85 Million Americans Hold War Bonds

    • United States Treasury Department
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A man's hand holding Treasury bonds mimics the hand of the Statue of Liberty. The number of war bond holders here is impressive since it constituted a little over 60% of the U.S. population at the time.
    • Buy Now For the Bigger 7th War Loan Through Payroll Savings

    • United States Treasury Department
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A group of men and women proffer money, presumably in response to a call for buying more U.S. bonds through the War Loan program. Bond drives and rallies were very popular, using celebrities, war heroes, and patriotism to help finance the Allied...
    • You Can't Afford to Miss Either!

    • Sawyers, Martha
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A sailor mans an anti-air machine gun on a ship (note the life vest) while a damaged plane plummets from the air. Bonds were an important part of financing both World Wars; rallies featuring a celebrity or war hero were often held to help sell more...
    • Care is Costly

    • Triedler, Adolph
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A wounded American soldier rests with a heavily bandaged hand and a bandaged wound on his leg. Often forgotten as a cost of war by the public, care for the wounded required an enormous infrastructure as well.
    • Let 'Em Have It

    • Perlin, Bernard
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds. Perlin, Bernard, 1918-2014.
    • A U.S. soldier prepares to throw a grenade in this piece to promote the 4th War Loan.
    • Victory - Now You Can Invest in It!

    • Cornwell, Dean
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds. Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960.
    • Created by Dean Cornwell, a hugely successful illustrator and oil painter, this poster exhorts Americans to "invest" in victory. War bonds typically cost 75% of what they returned after 10 years (i.e. a bond bought for $18.75 paid out $25), so...
    • ...The State of This Nation is Good

    • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
    • World War, 1939-1945. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Presidents--United States--Messages.
    • This quotation closed Franklin D. Roosevelt's State of the Union address to Congress in 1943, a message of faith in the American people at a time when the outcome of the war was still very much in doubt. History is often viewed through the lens of...
    • His Needs Come First

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • As a GI rolls a tire toward a jeep raised on a jack, men are walking to town below. Tires were a heavily rationed item; existing stock was seized as well. Both roads and tires were of significantly lower quality than today, so taking good care of...
    • Don't Pay Above Price on Any Tag

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • Even after the end of World War II, price controls continued. While the nation's manufacturing base had returned to producing goods for the civilian market, but could hardly make things fast enough to meet demand. The auto industry, for instance,...

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