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The home guard : a military and political history / S.P. Mackenzie

Author:
Mackenzie, S. P  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Home Guard History  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xiv, 262 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Military history
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1995
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Militia  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
War work  Search this
History, Military  Search this
History  Search this
World War 2--Military forces  Search this
Call number:
DA69 .M33 1995 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1149591

Time and a half : cartoons / by Frank Adams and edited by Forrest L. Weaver ; engravings by Santa Monica Engraving Co

Author:
Adams, Frank Miller 1914-  Search this
Weaver, Forrest L  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
C1945
1918-1945
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A2145x A3t 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_511420

Defenseless under the night : the Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security / Matthew Dallek

Title:
Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security
Author:
Dallek, Matthew 1969-  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962 Influence  Search this
United States Office of Civilian Defense History  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Civil defense--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Civil defense--Citizen participation  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Infrastructure  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--General  Search this
Civil defense  Search this
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)  Search this
Military readiness  Search this
War work  Search this
Defenses  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
UA927 .D35 2016 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150684

U.S. Steel Corporation Photograph Albums

Creator:
Aikins, Russell Chorley, 1896-  Search this
U.S. Steel Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Photographs
Date:
circa 1940s
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises of 21 albums depicting the steel making and finishing operations of the United States Steel Corporation. All of the images were made by Russell Aikins around 1940. The albums contain photographic prints (8" x 9-1/2"). The majority of prints are mounted on spiral-bound pages. The photographs were created for public relations purposes and provide visual documentation of American steel making technology, production practice, and worker manager relationships. Subject matter varies widely, depicting the process of manufacturing steel or steel-related products. The photographs have a strong human and dramatic emphasis. The strongest theme is industrial mobilization for the war effort. Many photographs document female wartime work in industry, and African American workers are also represented. The theme of worker safety is well documented with images depicting safety glasses and protective garments. Printed captions below each photograph usually identify workers by name and occupation.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series, chronologically by album number.
Biographical:
Russell Chorley Aikins was born in Philadelphia on December 7, 1896. He began his photographic career at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a news photographer in 1917. Two years later, Aikins joined the New York Times Sunday Rotogravure Section and the World Wide Syndicate as a staff photographer. In the early 1920s, Aikins organized and ran the New York Times Washington picture bureau. Aikins served briefly, in 1929, as an editor for the newly developing Associated Press (AP) photo service. Following the growing trend in the photo news industry Aikins left the AP and became a freelance photographer. He opened his studio in New York City and did work for Fortune, Time, Life, and Colliers.

Aikins career shifted in 1937 when he decided to "devote all my time to the portrayal of business and industry." Aikins noted the need for big business to be represented and saw his images as tools for business self-promotion: "It had been a growing conviction with me that industry in addition to its product advertising should promote its fitness to serve the public and its ability to make quality goods." He started to recruit companies to combat the stereotypical cold, unfeeling edge of big business. Aikins called this new style of photography "camera-reporting," which he thought could transport stockholders, customers, and the public into the mills, giving the viewer greater confidence in the corporation and its products. A few companies Aikins represented included Chrysler Corporation, General Electric Company, Johnson & Johnson, and the United States Steel Corporation. After World War Two the demand for the technique Aikins helped to pioneer began to diminish as public and labor attitudes changed. After 1948, there is no record of Aikins' activities.

Source

Division of Work and Industry staff.
Historical:
The United States Steel Corporation was created in 1901 by the purchase and consolidation of several companies by financier J.P. Morgan. At the time of formation, it was the largest company in the world. U.S. Steel represented Morgan's attempt to bring stability to the volatile steel market. Morgan purchased Andrew Carnegie's highly aggressive Carnegie Steel and brought it together with Federal Steel, National Tube, American Steel and Wire, American Sheet Steel, American Hoop Steel, American Tin Plate, American Bridge, and the Lake Superior Consolidated Iron Mines. Other companies were added later.

Capitalized at $1.4 billion, U.S. Steel was in 1901 the largest company in the world. It controlled over 50% of American Steel production but was in many ways hamstrung by its size. While the operation of Carnegie Steel was characterized by technological efficiency, US Steel avoided innovation. Some in the company referred to the Corporation's policy as "no inventions, no innovation." The company was thought by many to be driven by a banker's vision of protecting investment, not an industrialist's vision of increasing production. Always sensitive about public antitrust action, Elbert Gary, the leader of the company, sought to cast U.S. Steel as a "good trust." In 1936, the CIO formed the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC), and began a massive union drive. Although strongly antiunion, U.S. Steel, under Myron Taylor was the first major steel company to recognize the steelworkers union in 1937.

An industry once characterized by low wages and harsh conditions emerged by the late 1940s as one of the highest-paying blue collar employers, forced to negotiate with one of the nation's most powerful unions. Following recognition of the union U.S. Steel followed a corporate strategy of paying for wage settlements by increasing steel prices. This often put the giant company at odds with governmental economic policy.

Source

Division of Work and Industry staff.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School

1934 Art and Industry Exhibition photograph collection

The 1934 Art and Industry Exhibition photograph collection contains photographs that were on display in New York City and Chicago in an exhibition sponsored by the National Alliance of Art and Industry.

United States Steel Corporation photographs, circa 1940-1960

A large collection of black and white gelatin silver prints depicting the United States Steel Corporation's steel plants, works, personnel, machinery, mining operations, buildings, warehouses and production of the numerous products manufactured by the company, circa 1940-1960.

Industrial Life Photograph Collection, 1920-1941

Photographs collected by the Business Historical Society to document major industries in the United States and industrial processes.

Lowell National Historical Park

Youngstown Center for Industry and Labor
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition is unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work  Search this
Safety  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Citation:
U.S. Steel Corporation Photograph Albums, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1037
See more items in:
U.S. Steel Corporation Photograph Albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81369cfb1-58df-460e-b110-0f343282328a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1037
Online Media:

The girls next door : bringing the home front to the front lines / Kara Dixon Vuic

Author:
Vuic, Kara Dixon 1977-  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Military life History  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Women and war--History  Search this
Soldiers--Recreation--History  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--War work  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953--War work  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--War work  Search this
Military morale--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106176

Beyond Rosie : a documentary history of women and World War II / edited by Julia Brock, Jennifer W. Dickey, Richard J.W. Harker, and Catherine M. Lewis

Editor:
Brock, Julia  Search this
Dickey, Jennifer W.  Search this
Harker, Richard J. W.  Search this
Lewis, Catherine M.  Search this
Physical description:
xxxvi, 262 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
Women--Employment--History  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094373

The Clubmobile--the ARC in the storm / compiled and edited by Marjorie Lee Morgan

Author:
Morgan, Marjorie Lee  Search this
Subject:
American National Red Cross  Search this
Physical description:
181 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross  Search this
Call number:
D810.E8 M84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_197955

Slinging doughnuts for the boys : an American woman in World War II / James H. Madison

Author:
Madison, James H  Search this
Subject:
Richardson, Elizabeth 1918-1945  Search this
American Red Cross  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 300 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
Women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830734

A day with Rosie / [by Jennie Nash]

Author:
Nash, Jennie 1964-  Search this
Ford Motor Company  Search this
Physical description:
[25] p. : ill ; 13 x 17 cm
Type:
Specimens
Place:
United States
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park (Calif.)
Date:
200u
[200-?]
Topic:
Toy and movable books  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Women--Employment  Search this
Call number:
D810.W7 N37 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_896215

The home front, U.S.A. / by Ronald H. Bailey, and the editors of Time-Life Books

Author:
Bailey, Ronald H  Search this
Time-Life Books  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
C1977
1918-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704574

Once upon a town : the miracle of the North Platte Canteen / Bob Greene

Title:
Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
Author:
Greene, Bob  Search this
Physical description:
280 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nebraska
North Platte
North Platte (Neb.)
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Soldiers--Recreation  Search this
Large type books  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D769.85.N2 N248 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687814

Anthropology during the war and after : a memorandum / prepared by the Committee on War Service of Anthropologists, Division of Anthropology and Psychology, National Research Council

Author:
National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on War Service of Anthropologists  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1943
Topic:
Anthropologists in government  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Call number:
GN41.8 .N38 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_534703

Dearest ones : a true World War II love story / Rosemary Norwalk

Author:
Norwalk, Rosemary 1919-  Search this
Subject:
Norwalk, Rosemary 1919-  Search this
American National Red Cross Biography  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 275 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Biography
Place:
United States
England
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
Women  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_556745

'Til I come marching home : a brief history of American women in World War II / by C. Kay Larson ; with a foreword by John Eisenhower

Author:
Larson, C. Kay  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 169 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490534

Runway towards Orion : the true adventures of a Red Cross girl on a B-29 Air Base in World War II India / by Mary Thomas Sargent

Author:
Sargent, Mary Thomas  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces  Search this
Physical description:
243 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Place:
India
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross  Search this
Call number:
D811.5 .S24 1984
D811.5.S24 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_322277

The home front, U.S.A. / by Ronald H. Bailey, and the editors of Time-Life Books

Author:
Bailey, Ronald H  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
1918-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E169 .B15 1981
E169.B15 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370056

Together we serve; voluntary agencies and the war program / Federal Security Agency, Paul V. McNutt, administrator. U. S. Office of Education, John W. Studebaker, commissioner

Author:
Jones, Olga Anna  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 22 p. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1942
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Social group work  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Education and the war  Search this
Call number:
D809.U6 J78 1942
D809.U6J78 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383371

USO: five years of service; report of the president. February 4, 1946

Author:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
38, [2] p. illus. (incl. ports.) diagrs. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
1946]
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
Call number:
D810.E8U513X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257943

At his side; the story of the American Red cross overseas in World War II, by George Korson

Author:
Korson, George Gershon 1899-1967  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 322 p. illus. (maps) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
[1945]
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross  Search this
Call number:
D807.U6 K6X
D807.U6K6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54658

From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front / Elizabeth R. Escobedo

Author:
Escobedo, Elizabeth Rachel  Search this
Physical description:
229 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
2013
C2013
20th century
Topic:
Mexican American women--Social conditions  Search this
Mexican American women--Employment--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--War work  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004450

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