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World War I Poster - United We Serve

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Title:
World War I Poster - United We Serve
Description:
In large red font, the World War I poster reads, "UNITED WE SERVE." Listed below in smaller text are service organizations: Y.M.C.A, Y.W.C.A, National Catholic War Council-K.of.C (Knights of Columbus), Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American Library Association, and Salvation Army. Beneath the list it reads, "United War Work Campaign." Below that is their fundraising goal of $170.500.000. The document has a red, white, and blue border, with red circles are each corner containing the white number 170.
Date:
1918
Format:
Documents
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
IMLS YMCA Posters
Subjects:
International Young Men's Christian Association
World War, 1914-1918
Young Women's Christian Association
Knights of Columbus
Fund raising
War work
Posters
Extent:
77 x 52 cm
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
The United War Work Campaign was started when President Woodrow Wilson suggested the separate American relief organizations "united their forthcoming appeals for funds." These organizations included the YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic War Council-Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American Library Association, and the Salvation Army. With the full support of the United States government, they planned to raise a total of $170, 500,000 for the week of November 11, 1918 (coincidentally the day when World War I ended), which they would then divide pro rata according to the percentage each of their seven budgets represented. At the time, this was the biggest drive for funds ever attempted.
Language:
English
Identifier:
SC17005