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About the images: Header from left to right: a woman works in a defense factory; GIs move forward in battle. Above left: a woman pledges to fight inflation. Above right from top to bottom: Portlander Roy Matsunaga, leader of a popular band at the Minidoka internment camp; an air raid warden; a "Paper Trooper" on a salvage drive; Hitler and Mussolini consort with a prostitute.
A woman takes a price pledge.
Welcome to Life on the Home Front, an exhibit and learning resource exploring the experiences of Oregonians in World War II seen primarily through the records of the Oregon State Defense Council and other records at the Oregon State Archives.

delta Overview: Get a bird's eye scope and content view of the exhibit.
delta Before the War: Explore Oregon and the world before Pearl Harbor.
delta Threats Real and Perceived: Discover how fears of attack affected us.
delta Civilian Protection: See the efforts to safeguard Oregon from attack.
delta Civilian War Services: Examine how Oregonians helped the war effort.
delta Oregon Home Front Life: Experience life in the state during the war.
delta After the War: Learn about Oregon and the world after the guns fell silent.
delta Learn More: Continue your research with further resources and links.


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About the images: Header from left to right: a woman works in a defense factory; GIs move forward in battle. Above left: a woman pledges to fight inflation. Above right from top to bottom: Portlander Roy Matsunaga, leader of a popular band at the Minidoka internment camp; an air raid warden; a "Paper Trooper" on a salvage drive; Hitler and Mussolini consort with a prostitute.

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