Daily Life
During World War II, some 350,000 women served in the U.S. Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. They included the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, who on March 10, 2010, were awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal. Meanwhile, widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labor force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home.
WAC Basketball Game

WAC Basketball Game

January 1944

Chatham County Price Panel Minutes

Price Controls

ca. 1945

Give Your Best

Build More Boats


Prisoner of War Circular

Employing POWs

March 1944

Fish and Wildlife Service Newsletters

Newsletters for Servicemen

ca. 1942-1945

Employee Violates Area Stabilization Plan

Letter from Serviceman

December 8, 1942

Aerial View of K-25

"Salute" Newsletter

May 14, 1943

K-25 Cafeteria Complaint

K-25 Cafeteria Complaint

September 6, 1944

Temporary Housing for Manhattan Project Workers

Temporary Housing

ca. 1943