• “North Fulton School scrap drive,” Fulton County, Georgia, 1942. Courtesy of the Georgia State University Library Special Collections and Archives via Digital Library of Georgia.

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    North Fulton School scrap drive
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    • 1942
    • Creator
    • Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers (Atlanta, Ga.)
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    • Envelope description: North Fulton School; [Scrap drive during World War II?]. Local identification number: LBCE14-034a. Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State Univer... more
      Envelope description: North Fulton School; [Scrap drive during World War II?]. Local identification number: LBCE14-034a. Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. less
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    • Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/. Cite as: LBCE14-034a, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. This Item is... more
      Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/. Cite as: LBCE14-034a, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). less
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  • “World War II home-front rag collection,” 1941. Courtesy of the Georgia State University Library Special Collections and Archives via Digital Library of Georgia.

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    World War II home-front rag collection
    • Date
    • 1941
    • Creator
    • Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers (Atlanta, Ga.)
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    • Photo made for the DeKalb New Era newspaper (Decatur, Georgia). Envelope description: DeKalb-New Era; [Women and child tending victory ? garden; Scrap rubber recycling; Boy scouts promoting war bonds]. Local identification number: LBCB039-104c. Lane ... more
      Photo made for the DeKalb New Era newspaper (Decatur, Georgia). Envelope description: DeKalb-New Era; [Women and child tending victory ? garden; Scrap rubber recycling; Boy scouts promoting war bonds]. Local identification number: LBCB039-104c. Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. less
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    • Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/. Cite as: LBCB039-104c, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. This Item i... more
      Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/. Cite as: LBCB039-104c, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). less
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  • Two women and a child tending to a victory garden in Atlanta, Georgia, 1942. Courtesy of the Georgia State University Library Special Collections and Archives via Digital Library of Georgia.

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    Atlanta Evening Post Victory Garden
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    • 1942
    • Creator
    • Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers (Atlanta, Ga.)
    • Description
    • Envelope description: [War Bond Drive ?]; [Various portraits of people engaged in World War II support efforts]; Atlanta Evening Post. Local identification number: LBME3-059a. Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976,... more
      Envelope description: [War Bond Drive ?]; [Various portraits of people engaged in World War II support efforts]; Atlanta Evening Post. Local identification number: LBME3-059a. Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. less
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    • Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/. Cite as: LBME3-059a, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. This Item is ... more
      Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/. Cite as: LBME3-059a, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). less
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  • What the Schools can do to Help Win the War : Report of the Wartime Education Commission for Georgia, 1942. Courtesy of the University of Georgia Libraries via Digital Library of Georgia.

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    What the Schools can do to help win the War
    • Date
    • 1942
    • Creator
    • Wartime education commission for Georgia. Georgia. Department of Education.
    • Description
    • Includes "References. Atlanta, Ga. : State Dept. of education.
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World War II was seen as the war to uphold democracy, and commanded almost universal participation, including members of local communities who served on the home front. Voluntary efforts by civilians during World War II unified citizens at home and enhanced the morale of both civilians and soldiers.

Like many other Americans, Georgians supported the war effort in many ways: by purchasing war bonds, recycling scrap iron, planting victory gardens, supporting government programs for civil defense, and working with service organizations like the USO to support and entertain military personnel.

Schools were asked to develop ways that they could organize and motivate children to serve the war effort. Georgia educators were provided with lesson plans that instructed students on how to produce and preserve food, conserve raw materials, raise funds to finance the war, promote democratic citizenship, and encourage health and physical fitness.