UMW and World War II

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UMW and World War II


University of Mary Washington
World War, 1939-1945


This collection consists of photographs and campus newspaper articles that showcase how UMW students, faculty, and staff were involved in the war efforts between 1941 and 1945.


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Special Collections and University Archives; University of Mary Washington


Special Collections and University Archives; University of Mary Washington


1941 / 1945


The materials in this online collection are held by Special Collections, Simpson Library, University of Mary Washington and are available for educational use. For this purpose only, you may reproduce materials without prior permission on the condition that you provide attribution of the source.



Collection Items

War effort
Two students standing in uniform, Jean Krout and Monika Dahl, promote the war effort in downtown Fredericksburg. On back is written in ink, "Miss Krout + Miss Monae-Dahl. Payne (City Manager)."

Students selling war bonds
Students gather around a booth set up to sell war bonds. The sign on the front reads, "If you want them back - back them!" The students pictured are, kneeling, from left to right: Mary Doswell and Phyllis Dunbar; standing, from left to right: Grace…

Hoof Prints Club and Cavalry troop marching down Princess Anne Street
Members of the Hoof Prints and Cavalry troop march down Princess Anne Street in khaki uniforms. Four female students head the procession, holding a flag decorated with the letter 'A'. In the background the Princess Anne Hotel is visible.

College spirit at stamp booth installation
Students gather on campus outside the College Shoppe, and a victory booth is on the left. One student holds an American flag and others hold a fife and drum. A poster reads "Follow the Spirit of '76 Show the Spirit of '42."

Opening of the Victory Booth
An announcement for the opening of the Victory Booth on campus for the sale of war bonds and stamps.

Campus Inaugurates Sale of War Bonds and Stamps for its Second Year
The Victory Booth reopens for a second year in order to continue to sell war bonds and stamps.

Use Your Cents--Makes Your Pennies Talk!
The Bullet promotes nominations for the National Bond Queen Campaign, in which stamps and bonds can be purchased for votes for the Campus Bond Queen. The winner will be entered into the national contest.

Machine Gun Demonstration
An instructor demonstrates how to operate a machine gun to five students.

Dr. Combs Speaks on Present War Crisis
Dr. Morgan L. Combs responds to the declaration of war on Japan and informs students of what they should do during this crisis. Activities students can participate in to support the war effort are mentioned. President Roosevelt's statements on…
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