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Chapter 8: The Great Depression and World War II: Primary Resources

Chapter 8: The Great Depression and World War II: Primary Resources

Primary resources are a crucial part of what we do at the Arizona Historical Society. We want to share them with Arizona teachers, students, and educators. We invite you to use these resources to bring Arizona history to life. Our resources range from historic photographs, diaries, maps, images of objects, and much more!

 

Arizona Republic from January 4, 1942 describing Women’s work in World War II.
Image courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.

 

 

 

One of the best known armed service divisions was from Arizona, and was the 158th Infantry regiment, also known as the Bushmasters. The Bushmasters got their named from a deadly snake native to the Panama Canal Zone. 30% of the regiment was made up of Mexican-Americans and representatives of 22 different American Indian tribes.
Image courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.

 


 

FDR Speech: December 8, 1941

 

 

 

 

Japanese Internee Suitcase from Walnut Cree Arizona.
Image courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.

 

 

 

German POW Personnel Record Page 1.
Image courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.

 

 

 

German POW Personnel Record Page 2.
Image courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.