Send Us Your Wartime Yearbooks!
Glee Club, 4-H, prom, and bad hair. You remember high school, right? Well, if you’re of a certain age, you may also remember school War Bond and scrap drives, carving plane-spotting models for the Navy in shop class, Victory rallies, and even fat collection days.
Wartime high school yearbooks are choke full of great images, stories, and memories of what it was like to be a teenager during WWII. And that’s why the Education Department wants to collect as many as it can. We’re creating new lessons and programs that explore WWII from a teenager’s viewpoint. Wartime yearbooks are a great primary source for students to start that exploration.
Do you have a wartime high school yearbook that you would like to donate to the Education Department? You need to know that it will become part of a hands-on education program, not accessioned into the Museum’s permanent collection. But it will be seen, analyzed, laughed at, wondered at, and ultimately respected by today’s generation seeking meaningful connections between their world and the Greatest Generation.
If you have a yearbook to donate, please contact Director of Education Kenneth Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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