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United War Work Campaign posters

Identifier: R-1.3(b)-R-1.3(c)-R-1.3(d)-R-1.3(e)


  • 1918


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The United War Work Campaign (November 11–18, 1918) was a one-week fundraising drive to aid U.S. soldiers during the lengthy demobilization that would follow World War I. President Woodrow Wilson requested that aid organizations pool their efforts on a single campaign for soldier morale programs "in order that the spirit of the country in this matter may be expressed without distinction of race or religious opinion in support of what is in reality a common service". Seven organizations took part: the YMCA, YWCA, American Library Association, War Camp Community Service, National Catholic War Council (Knights of Columbus), Jewish Welfare Board and Salvation Army. It was reported to be the largest fundraising effort in history, raising more than $203 million for programs to aid American soldiers.


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Providence RI 02903 USA