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    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.

    "Since Dec. 7," enemy propaganda in Southern California, Report No. 2, 1942. The second report issued by the Americanism Committee of the American Legion in Southern California, "Since Dec. 7" sheds light on the type of propaganda disseminated in the region, specifically in the time frame following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California.

    The purpose of the "Subversive Activities in America First Committee" report, prepared by the Americanism Committee of the American Legion, 17th District, California, was to describe the results of the investigation into suspicions that the America First organization had been infiltrated by Nazi sympathizers and/or agents. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

    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.

    Jewish Veteran magazine issue from October 1942, marked "Convention Issue". Several men are depicted on the front cover amongst various weaponry. In the background is what appears to be a naval vessel, a tank, and war planes, with the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Published in New Jersey by the Jewish Veteran Publishing Company. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. Images from In Our Own Backyard.

    This is an official FBI "WANTED" poster from 1942. The potential criminal being sought is Rheinhold Rudolf Barth, who is described as a "trained Nazi saboteur." Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Norrona's Women's Bowling Team, winners in the Women's Division of the Sons of Norway Traveling Bowling League in the Los Angeles area, circa 1962. Left to right: Norma Lee, Jean Schori, Joyce Applen; kneeling, Mildred Kiessler and Lois Seeger. The Norronettes Ladies Auxilary was organized in 1945. Many of their projects, fundraising events, and other activities promoted the culture and heritage of Norway. Sons of Norway. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Thank-you card from Diana, a Santa Isabel Elementary School student, to the Mothers of East Los Angeles for a donation of books. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Archives.