Inventory

Bess R. Cunningham Collection
Dates: 1910-1945
Accession Number: 861114 (D.C.); 940708B (F.S.)
Description: Three document cases; one flat storage box


Content and Scope of Collection

Bess R. Cunningham (Mrs. Arthur Cunningham) was active in club work and committees in the Terre Haute community and beyond. She served two years (1925-1927) as president of the Fifth District of Indiana Federation of Women's Clubs and was president of the Woman's Department Club from 1932 to 1934. During World War II, she was chairperson of the Woman's Division of the War Finance Committee for Vigo County. Her papers reflect these activities.

Document Case 1

 

Folder 1

Promotional materials for War Bond drives

1942-1944

Folder 2

Promotional materials for War Bond drives: songs for the home front, newsletters The Indiana Bugle, "Any Bonds Today?" by Irving Berlin (sheet music)

1941-1945

Map Drawer 3

 

 

Item #1

"Women at War Week," November 22, 1942 (page from the Tribune-Star Sunday newspaper)

 

War Bond Drive posters issued from the War Finance Division:

Item #2

"She's Ready, Too--Buy War Bonds" Poster 11 x 14;
1942 U.S. Government Printing Office
0-488198

 

Item #3

"For their future--Buy War Bonds" Poster 22 x 28;
1943 WSS 779

 

Item #4

"For Freedom's Sake--Buy War Bonds" Poster 11 x 14;
1943 WSS 789

 

Item #5

"For Freedom's Sake--Buy War Bonds" Poster 22 x 28;
1943 WSS 789-A

 

Item #6

"For Baby's Future--Buy War Bonds" Poster 17 x 22;
1943 WSS 827

 

Item #7

"Back the Attack--Buy War Bonds"  (3rd War Loan)
Poster 20 x 28;
1943 WFD-829A

 

Item #8

"Back the Attack--Buy an Extra $100 War Bond" 
(3rd War Loan)
Poster 20 x 28;
1943 WFD-839

 

Item #9

"Buy War Bonds--Third War Loan" Poster 20 x 28;
1943 WFD-840

 

Item #10

"...and We talk about sacrifice - Buy War Bonds"
Poster 20 x 28;
1943 WFD 855A

 

Item #11

"Starve the Squander Bug--Buy War Bonds"
Poster 11 1/2 x 13;
WFD 865

 

Item #12

"Starve the Squander Bug--Buy More War Bonds"
Poster 11 x 45 1/2;
1943 WFD 866

 

Item #13

Squander Bug series from Press Section,
War Finance Division
15 1/2 x 21 1/2;
WFD 872

 

Item #14

"Fire Away! Buy Extra Bonds" (5th V War Loan)
Poster 20 x 28;
1944 WFD 908-A

 

Item #15

"Back the Attack! Buy Extra Bonds"  (5th V War Loan)
Poster 10 1/2 x 22 1/2;
1944 WFD 909

 

Item #16

"Our Quota Is..." (5th War Loan) Poster 20 x 28;
1944 WFD 910

 

Item #17

"Care is Costly--Buy and Hold War Bonds"
Poster 9 x 13;
1945 WFD-24

 

Item #18

"Speed the Day! 7th War Loan" Poster 23 1/2 x 31 1/2

 

     
     
Flat Storage Box
Loose "Will You?"
(Black and white picture of 1941 poster)
1941
Loose War Bond Plays and other dramatic material for
use in connection with War Finance promotion (booklet)
1943
"Local Publicity Kit for Second War Loan" April 1943
"3rd War Loan Campaign Book" Sept. 1943
"4th War Loan Campaign Book" Jan. 1944
"5th War Loan Campaign Book" June 1944
"6th War Loan Campaign Book" Nov. 1944
"Schools at War: A War Savings News
Bulletin for Teachers"
ca. 1944
Home Front Journal June 1944
Home Front Journal Jan. 1945
Home Front Journal May 1945
Document Case 2
Folder 1 Reports, histories of Women's Division of the
Vigo County War Finance Committee
1942-1946
Folder 2 War Finance Committee records 1945
Folder 3 War Finance Committee records 1944-1945
Folder 4 War Finance Committee records 1943-1944
Folder 5 War Finance Committee correspondence 1945
Folder 6 War Finance Committee correspondence 1944
Folder 7 War Finance Committee correspondence 1943
Folder 8 War Finance Committee correspondence 1942
Folder 9 War Finance Committee clippings 1942-1944
Folder 10 Woman's Department Club programs; bulletin 1927; 1930
Indiana Federation of Clubs
Folder 11 1924-1933
    Annual Convention Programs 1924-1933
    Book: Indiana State Normal School, Views of Buildings, Grounds Oct. 1927
Folder 12 "Indiana, the Federation Song," by Sarah Bolton and Frederic Krull 1910
Letters 1927
Folder 13 Materials relating to annual state conventions 1927
Folder 14 Materials relating to Fifth District Federation Clubs:
Fifth District Constitution and Bylaws
1924-1927
Document Case 3
Folder 1 Federated Clubs clippings n.d.; 1932;
1934
Loose Issues of "The Club Woman" 1925-1932
Year Books--Indiana Federation of Clubs 1923-1924;
1934-1935
Folder 2 National Recovery Administration (NRA) clippings 1933
Folder 3 National Recovery Administration (NRA) promotional materials 1933