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Flyer for the "Lindbergh Anti-war Rally" held at the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, circa 1940. The America First Committee was founded in September, 1940, by Yale students, including future President Gerald Ford and future U. S. Supreme Court Justice, Potter Stewart. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles' Community Relations Committee Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

"Propaganda Kit." Exposed by National Americanism Committee Disabled American Veterans. Brochure, New York, ca. 1939. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Community Relations Committee Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

On September 26, 1940, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit Communists and members of the German-American Bund and other organizations from working on national-defense contracts. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

John Steven and Ida Lubrecht McGroarty, circa 1915. John Steven McGroarty was Poet Laureate of the State of California 1933-1934, and represented Los Angeles in the US House of Representatives from 1935 to 1939. He authored the Mission Play, which romanticized McGroarty's former home in the Verdugo Hills. The McGroarty's Tujunga home now houses the McGroarty Arts Center, part of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy sponsored an educational committee which produced this booklet, circa 1937. The cover features a grim and powerful illustration of an individual being crucified on a swastika. This is superimposed over a map of Germany, including symbols denoting concentration-camp locations. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

Eddie Cantor, 1940s. Although Eddie Cantor was best-known for his comedic acting and singing on radio, stage, screen, and television, he was also devoted to a number of social and political causes. He was the first president of the Screen Actors Guild and among the founding members of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

You can't do businiess with Hitler. This book was written by Rhodes Scholar Douglas Phillips Miller, featuring cover art by James Montgomery Flagg. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

Featuring a caricature of Joseph Stalin in the attire of a colonial woman (sewing a flag, à la Betsy Ross), this is a reprint of an article entitled "Communism in Government". Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

Los Angeles County Deed of Title for Lot 5 in Block 81 of the Rancho Providencia and Scott Tract, once owned by Dr. David Burbank, to John D. Radcliff. The certificate was issued by the Title Insurace and Trust Co. of Los Angeles on October 12, 1899. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Cover of the Miner's Road Map of Southern California, published by Pacific Publishing Co., 120 North Main Street, Los Angeles, Calif., 1899. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The West Coast Magazine "Official Fiesta Programme" April-May 1907. The bi-monthly magazine, of which John Steven McGroarty was editor from 1906 to 1914, was published in Los Angeles by Grafton Company Publishers. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

"Back Home For Keeps"...the returning soldier was a popular theme in WWII era advertising ~ ad for 'Community' tableware, 1943.