World War II Sources


Office of Civilian Defense. United States Citizens Defense Corps. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1942).

Earley, Charity Adams. One Woman’s Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1989.

Gamboa, Erasmo. Mexican labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947 Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

Gowdy-Wygant, Cecilia. Cultivating Victory: The Women’s Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.

Yellin, Emily. Our Mother’s War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II. (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2004).



American Red Cross. “World War II and the American Red Cross.” Accessed August 7, 2017.

Central Intelligence Agency. “What was OSS?” Accessed August 28, 2017.

The Eleanor Roosevelt’s Papers Project. “Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt Glossary - Office of Civilian Defense.” George Washington University. Accessed August 7, 2017.

Francis, Bill. “League of Women Ballplayers.” National Baseball Hall of Fame. Accessed August 7, 2017.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. “Civilian Defense on the Home Front, 1942.” Accessed August 7, 2017.

PBS. “Brother Can You Spare A Dime?: The Story of Jessie H. Jones.” Accessed August 14, 2017.

PBS. “The War at Home: Civil Rights.” Accessed August 15, 2017.

PBS. “The War at Home: War Production.” Accessed August 14, 2017.

USO. “Frequently Asked Questions.” Accessed August 28, 2017.

USO. “The Organization: Our Mission.” Accessed August 28, 2017.

The Women’s War Memorial. “Women’s War Memorial.” Accessed July 25, 2017.

WWII War Memorial. “WWII War Memorial.” Accessed July 25, 2017.



Carpenter, Stephanie Ann. “‘Regular Farm Girl’: The Women’s Land Army I World War II.” Agricultural History 71 (1997): 162-185.

Clayton R. Koppes and Gregory D. Black. “What to Show the World: The Office of War Information and Hollywood, 1942-1945.” The Journal of American History, 64 (1977): 87-105.

Howell, Thomas. “The Writers’ War Board: US Domestic Propaganda in World War II.” The Historian, 59 (1997): 795-813.

Kimble, James J. and Lester C. Olson. “Visual Rhetoric Representing Rosie the Riveter: Myth and Misconception in J. Howard Miller’s ‘We Can Do It!’ Poster.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 9 (2006): 533-569.

Litoff, Judy Barrett, and David C. Smith. “To the Rescue of the Crops.” Prologue 25 (1993): 1-25. Accessed July 14, 2017.

Kossoudji, Sherrie A., and Laura J. Dresser. “Working Class Rosies: Women Industrial Workers during World War II.” The Journal of Economic History, 52 (1992): 431-446.

Zhao, Xiaojian. “Chinese American Women Defense Workers in World War II.” California History, 75 (1996): 138-153.


Online Encyclopedia Entry

McEuen, Melissa A. “Women, Gender, and World War II.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, June 2016. Accessed July 14, 2017.


Online Exhibition

National Museum of American History – Smithsonian Institute. “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II.” Accessed July 19, 2017.



Howell, Robert Thomas. “The Writers' War Board: Writers and World War II.” PhD diss., Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 1971.



Deignan, Tom. “Held in WWII Internment Camps, One Group of Japanese-Americans Found an Escape in South Jersey.” The Star-Ledger, June 20, 2015. Accessed July 17, 2017.


Audio Recording

Brand, Madeleine and Charles Solomon. “Disney's WWII Propaganda and Training Films.” National Public Radio, May 31, 2004. Accessed July 29, 2017.



Commando Duck. Directed by Jack King. Walt Disney Productions, 1944.

Der Fuehrer's Face. Directed by Jack Kinney. Walt Disney Productions, 1943.

Private Pluto. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Walt Disney Productions, 1943.

Walt Disney Treasures - On the Front Lines. Directed by Sharpsteen, Ben, Justice, Bill, Roberts, Bill,  Geronimi, Clyde and Ford Beebe. 1941-1943. Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Video, 2004. DVD