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Union PSem_NewburyKindergarten024 rsz.jpg
Four children are shown playing in a pretend grocery store. One boy uses a play phone and writes a message; a girl retrieves items from the shelves; another girl pretends to check out while a boy uses a toy cash register to ring up the sale. The…

Valentine_Cholera Parade float 1929_I_V_45_15_1024 rsz.jpg
This parade float from Richmond’s Adventure Days (1929) served as a public health reminder of cholera, noting “Richmonders Died at the Average Age of 24 in 1872.”

U Minnesota_SWHA_Chores of Modern Health Crusaders Nat Rec Assn B3 F PRAA BOD May 1924 rsz.jpg
Poster depicting the eleven Chores of Modern Health Crusaders. These eleven health chores set out the essentials of tuberculosis prevention and general hygiene. They were part of a public health campaign devised by Charles De Forest of the National…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission Federal Council Bulletin Sept Oct 1926 p7 rsz.jpg
Pages 7-8 (front and back) removed fromFederal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926. The article, "Church Women Explore Interracial Paths," details an interracial conference held on September 21-22, 1926 at Eagles Mere, Pa.The conference was…

M 9 Box 98 Citizenship Conference_Law vs Lawlessness_Cover rsz.jpg
Multi-paged booklet outlining the call, the objectives, and the supporters of the Citizenship Conference held at the Raleigh Hotel, Washington, D.C., October 13- 15, 1923.The conference was called "in recognition of the widespread propaganda for the…

M 9 Box 98 UVA News Letter Ciizenship Education at the University p1 rsz.jpg
This article, "CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY," appeared in the University of Virginia News Letter, Vol. III, No. 4 on October 23,1920. It describes the new department of Citizenship Education under the Bureau of Extension of the University…

M 9 Box 98 UVA Citizenship Institute flyer rsz.jpg
This Citizenship Institute flyer was published by the Department of Citizenship Education, Bureau of Extension, University of Virginia. The Citizenship Institute was run by Miss Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, Director of the Department of Citizenship…

Valentine_CityHome rsz.jpg
City Home, an almshouse located at 210 Hospital Street, Richmond, VA. Shown here circa 1960.Richmond’s Committee for the Relief of the Poor managed white and black almshouses, a soup kitchen, a hospital and other health and social services.…

VMHC_Classroom Desegregation will never work LC214.2 .C614 1960z (recto) rsz.jpg
This broadside asserts “there is a basic, inherent mental difference between the races,” citing IQ tests and a booklet by Henry E. Garrett, How Classroom Desegregation Will Work (1966). Henry Garrett was at the forefront of a resurgence of racial…

VCU_Closed Schools Constitute Catastrophe Farmville VA July 1963 rsz.jpg
Demonstration in front of Prince Edward County Courthouse, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963, protesting the four-year long closure of the public schools Clara Gibson is closest to camera. Third person in line is Sandra "Sandy" Stokes. Second…

M 9 Box 98 Cooperative Education Assoc of Va pamphlet cover rsz.jpg
Promotional pamphlet for the work of the Cooperative Education Association of Virginia. Includes reprints of commendations from Wesmoreland Davis, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior; E.C. Lindeman,…

VCU_M172 B5 Radio Speech Material 1937_46 Code of Wartime Practices p1 rsz.jpg
This pamphlet is a revision of the first Code of Wartime Practices for American Broadcasters issues five months previously. It contains guidelines for voluntary censorship related to "News" and "Programs." Because of the international character of…

American Labor Mus_Cold hungry strikers Passaic 1926.jpg
Passaic strikers men, women, and children take a break from the cold to get a beverage. This event took place during the Passaic Textile Strike, 1926.Dated March 4, 1926.

VCU_M9 B233  Southern Speakers Answer Miss Lucy Price rsz.jpg
Broadside advertising Southern Speakers answering the anti-suffrage arguments of Miss Lucy Price of Ohio. Price was a well-known opponent of woman suffrage who argued "We know that we are the equals of men but we also feel that we have a work of our…

Valentine_Committee on Relief of the Poor_V_48_100_19 rsz.jpg
Richmond’s Committee for the Relief of the Poor managed white and black almshouses, a soup kitchen, a hospital and other health and social services. Construction of a new white almshouse on Hospital Street finished in 1860. During the Civil War, the…

VCU_M9 NAWSA Handbills_ DC Suffrage procession May 9 1914 rsz.jpg
Handbill advertising the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage procession, May 9, 1914. The women were demanding a United States Constitutional Amendment Enfranchising Women. The march gathered at the Belasco Theatre and processed to the Capitol in…

M 9 Box 98 Cooperative Education Assoc of Va_Constitution_and_ByLaws p1 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet explaining how to organize a Community League as a branch of the Cooperative Education Association of Virginia. Includes instruction and tip for conducting an initial organizational meeting, and the Associations Constitution and By-Laws.…

VMHC_JK.1861.V82.B8_v1 R Button Constitutionality of VRA rsz.jpg
This booklet was distributed by the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government (VCCG) in opposition to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Commission began in 1958 and existed until the late 1960s. Led by David J. Mays, a prominent lawyer and…

VCU_Consumer Comix Wisconsin DoJ crop rsz.jpg
This educational comic book was a project of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, D.C.The book was distributed to high school seniors in Wisconsin.Consumer Comixartwork was created by Denis…

U Minnesota_SWHA_Conventions Which Protect swhp0084_ rsz.jpg
This poster was part of "Youth and Life" a 48-poster series published by the American Social Hygiene Association. The series was designed to educate teenage girls and young women about the dangers of sexual promiscuity and urged them to embrace moral…

VCU_Blackhawk No 184 May 1963 NSWA psa rsz.jpg
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…

Adventure Comics 240 September 1957 prejudice crop rsz 2.jpg
Comic description: Pete and some of his neighborhood friends are about to play a game of baseball when one of his white friends, Luis shows that he is prejudice toward Pete's new Hispanic neighbors. However, when Luis sees how good the new neighbors…

M4 Box 1 folder 1 19thc Grand Temperance Mass Meeting Illinois handbill rsz.jpg
Handbill advertising a Grand Temperance Mass Meeting held in Illinois (likely Dixon, IL) on Thursday Evening October 25, 1866. "Addresses by Rev. G.R.Vanhorne, Rev. S.S. Waltz and Prof. Ferris. A large delegation from the Red Ribbon Club of Amboy…

M9 Box 48 December Bulletin NAWSA Americanization Committee p1 rsz.jpg
Publication of the Americanization Committee of the NAWSA. Grace H. Bagley (Mrs. Frederick P. Bagley), Chairman.Excerpts:p. 1 "SPEAKING ENGLISH IS THE FIRST STEP IN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP AND THEREFORE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL IS THE NATION-WIDE MEDIUM FOR…

VCU_Dennis the Menace Takes a Poke at Poison cover rsz.jpg
This giveaway comic book seeks to educate children and their parents about the poisonous nature of many items commonly found in the home. It urges parents to "Poison Proof Your Home."A publication created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human…
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