Schools at War Programs
Schools at war
The Schools at War program was organized on September 25, 1942 and was sponsored by the War Savings Staff of the Treasury Department and the U.S. Office of Education and its wartime commission. Public and private schools, grades kindergarten through twelve, participated in the program.
To document a schools' activities, each school would keep a scrapbook, provided by the State Administrator of the War Savings Staff. At the end of the program the state winners, chosen through their scrapbook entries, would receive a brick from the historic Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Schools at War program asked students to participate in three ways:
- To serve by putting money to work for victory through the purchase of War stamps and Bonds
- To conserve money and materials for the war effort
- To save for personal security
All images are provided for the personal use of patrons and researchers and may not be incorporated into publications, websites, or exhibits without written permission of the Indiana State Library or other appropriate copyright holder.
Text for the images comes from the scrapbooks found in the Indiana War History Commission Collection located in the Manuscript Section of the Indiana State Library.