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USO Campaign: Essex County, Scrapbook

 Collection — Container: Volume 1
Identifier: MG Essex USO-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is comprised of clippings documenting the USO Campaign of June-July 1941.


  • 1941

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

The United Service Organizations for National Defense (USO) combined the resources of six national welfare agencies, in a campaign for funds to operate more than 400 service clubs adjacent to army camps and other defense centers for the soldiers, sailors, marines and defense workers of the nation during World War II (and after). The USO also produced theatrical and musical performances to entertain the troops, at home and abroad. The Newark USO, chaired by Carlos D. Kelly and with offices at 736 Broad St., conducted one of the first major fundraising campaigns in the country. Money was raised through patriotic concerts featuring school orchestras, bands, and choirs; and door-to-door collections were carried out by Air Raid Wardens and other volunteers. A local USO Labor Division solicited donations from unions.


1 Volumes

Language of Materials


No finding aid, text from catalog and (Newark Archives Project).
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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