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Finding Aid of the Homefront records 0247
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Description
The collection contains research materials, administrative files, audiotape interviews, and film reels from a project by the USC Department of History for a book and PBS television special entitled The Homefront : America during World War II, compiled by Mark Jonathan Harris, Franklin D. Mitchell, and Steven J. Schechter. The book was published in 1984, and the show was broadcast in 1985. The project was a collection of first-person accounts of ordinary citizens describing their experiences during the War.
Background
In the 1980s, members of USC's History Department and the School of Cinematic Arts collaborated to produce the book The Homefront: America during World War II (copyright 1984) followed by a PBS ninety-minute television special of the same title (aired 1985). Led by professors Mark Jonathan Harris, Franklin D. Mitchell, and Steven J. Schechter, the two departments researched the massive social changes that occurred in the U.S. as a result of America's mobilization in World War II. The material focuses on the time period from 1941-1945 and culminates in a collection of first-person accounts in which ordinary citizens describe their experiences and the impact the war had on their lives. The book includes many illustrations and photographs as well as a foreword by Studs Terkel.
Extent
98.0 Linear feet 101 boxes
Restrictions
The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access. Consult finding aid for additional information.