Ruby Butler Interview

Ruby Butler Transcript-PDF Ruby Butler was born on July 22, 1925 in Richmond, Virginia. Her father died when she was a teenager, so her mother became the sole provider for the family. In 1943, Ruby married Raymond, the day after he was inducted into the Army. Much of her war experiences on the home-front are shaped through her husband being a soldier. Interview with Ruby Butler Interviewer: Kelsey Matthews Transcriber: Kelsey Matthews [Interview #1: October 22, … [Read more...]

Ellie Hauschild Interview

Ellie Hauschild Transcript-PDF Ellie Hauschild was born Eleanor Crymble in Boston, Massachusetts, with the family later relocating near Albany, New York. The daughter of Danish and Irish immigrants, Hauschild grew up during World War II. Her experiences on the World War II homefront are the subject of this interview.   Interview with Eleanor Hauschild Interviewed by: Kelsey Matthews Transcriber: Kelsey Matthews [Interview #1: October 5, … [Read more...]

Assorted Memories of World War II

Assorted Memories of World War II from UMW History on Vimeo. This video was made with clips from interviews conducted with Barbara Gillis, Doris Stefaniga, Jeanne Wexler, Irene Kingsbury, Ellie Hauschild, and Ruby Butler. The interviewers were Kendall Simonpietri, Arielle Carrick, and Kelsey Matthews. For this documentary, the topics covered range from marriage, rationing, air raids, and end-of-war celebrations. The personal experience of being on the home-front during World War II really … [Read more...]

Pearl Harbor Documentary

This video was compiled from interview clips taken from Barbara Gillis, Doris Stefaniga, Jeanne Wexler, Irene Kingsbury, Ellie Hauschild, and Ruby Butler. The interviews were conducted by Kendall Simonpietri, Arielle Carrick, and Kelsey Matthews. For this documentary, we focused on the moment our interviewees heard about Pearl Harbor. The documentary starts off with a clip of President Roosevelt's famous speech given after Pearl Harbor. Then, each of our interviewees recounts where they were, … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Propaganda- 1942

This video produced in 1942 by Warner Bros and was used as  a form of propaganda on the home front. What better way to get a message across that the Nazis are peace trampling nit wits than through a cartoon. Its obvious the pro American sentiment as well as the racist depiction of the Axis leaders. If by the end of the video you had any doubt the purpose behind the video the bit about buying war bonds in order to win the war demonstrates the feelings of pro America and the justness of the war. T … [Read more...]

Warner Brothers-War Bond Promotion

Using a 1941 song, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd entertained the audience while asking them to buy war bonds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=egWRUdk5VT0 … [Read more...]

Hell-Bent for Election-1944

This wartime cartoon was sponsored and distributed by the United Auto Workers. It was a campaign short that promoted the reelection of F.D.R. (to a fourth term). It told American workers not to “fall asleep at the switch” in the 1944 election. The trains that the two, different engines pulled were their policies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5JskJdvG1Ww … [Read more...]

Army Nurses-Video

In Terkel’s readings, we learned that Betty Basye Hutchinson pursued a career of a nurse rather than one of acting.  She mentioned that once the war started, the government started paying for her and other nurses to get trained.  The video in the link below can show us what World War II was like for Hutchinson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kWcbzOxXxQ … [Read more...]

Rosie the Riveter Song

Here is a clip of the Rosie the Riveter song. It demonstrates the type of propaganda that was popular and encouraged women to participate in labor to help with the war effort. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=55NCElsbjeQ … [Read more...]

Donald Duck-Der Fuehrer’s Face

This is a short film Disney made in 1942 called, “Der Fuehrer’s Face.” It was used as propaganda. Donald Duck is having a nightmare about working in a factory in Naziland. If you notice in the video, swastikas are everywhere, like the shapes of the clouds. At the end, Donald Duck says that “it’s good to be a citizen of the United States.” courtesy of youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T4tDTe9sOdU … [Read more...]

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