United States History, 1914-1945


United States History, 1914-1945


This collection contains items used in a series of exhibits created by a section of History 418 in the Fall of 2016 about United States history from 1914-1945.
America's First Mafia Family - The Morellos
America's first Mafia family, the Morellos, usher in a level of brutality and violence never seen before in New York City.

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Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066
Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the executive order 9066
Japanese Relocation
Petition for japanese relocation
Opposition to Executive Order 9066
This is a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt from attorney General Biddle to plea with Franklin not to go through with the Executive Order.
Nanking's Silence
Newspaper Clipping
B-Reactor at Hanford Nuclear Reservation
North facing exterior of B-Reactor at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Section of the Seattle Daily Times, Do Women Work Only for Pin Money? by Nell Ray Clarke. March 13, 1932
Section of the Seattle Daily Times, Do Women Work Only for Pin Money? March 13, 1932
Workers largely of Asian descent in front of a warehouse
Male work crew posed inside warehouse. Asians (probably Japanese), one Sikh in turban. Probably strawberry packing house.
Mrs. Roosevelt Asks for Tolerance
Eleanor Roosevelt asks for tolerance from the Japanese.
Al Capone Mugshot on January 7th, 1939
On October 18, 1931, Capone was convicted after trial and on November 24, was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison, fined $50,000 and charged $7,692 for court costs, in addition to $215,000 plus interest due on back taxes. The six-month…
US President Franklin Roosevelt's "Great Arsenal of Democracy" speech. HD Stock Footage
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NRA Blue Eagle Poster
NRA Blue Eagle poster. This would be displayed in store windows, on packages, and in ads.
Horse-power farming machine in the Palouse in the 1920's
Farming was extremely labor-intensive and still relied heavily on human and horse-power. An organized harvesting/threshing team in the 1920's required 120 men and 320 mules and horses. Teams moved from farm to farm as the crops ripened. Few farmers…
New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition
Timber Strike at Clemons
Timber crew from the Clemons Logging Company, on the Chehalis River east of Aberdeen. By 1935, Washington's timber workers went on strike for better conditions and the legal recognition of their union. The timber workers' strike faced an often…
Hanford Site Ionization Chambers and Film Badge
A Hanford Site worker wearing ionization chambers and a film badge during Manhattan Project plutonium production.
Hanford Site Security Checkpoint
A security checkpoint on the border of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
The Godfather Movie Poster
The Godfather movie poster
Handle with care!
"Cartoon shows two pairs of hands grasping for an Atom Bomb, one with a sleeve bearing a star and a cufflink reading "US," the other with a hammer and sickle. Probably drawn after President Truman announced in September 1949 that the Soviet Union had…
Squeeze Play
Cartoon shows the world as a globe being squeezed in a vise made up of two bombs, one labeled "Russia's Bombs" and the other "U.S.' Bombs." Reflects the fear of a world-wide atomic war that developed after the revelation in September 1949 that the…
Day of Forced Removal: Walking onto the Ferry Kehloken
Japanese Americans, escorted by armed soldiers, walk down the Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island, WA at the beginning of their forced removal to the Manzanar Assembly Center in the California desert.
Barracks at Camp Harmony
View of barracks that housed Japanese internee's at the Puyallup Assembly Center (Camp Harmony).