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Name World War II
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Image of 1982.179.004 - Nurses Are Needed Now! Poster, 1944. Poster displays a nurse looking towards the right. 

Dimensions: 19 x 12.5

1982.179.004 - Nurses Are Needed Now! Poster, 1944. Poster displays a nurse looking towards the right. Dimensions: 19 x 12.5

Nurses Are Needed Now! Poster, 1944. Poster displays a nurse looking towards the right. Dimensions: 19 x 12.5

Image of 1982.180.001 - Navy Recruitment Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays naval ships in the ocean and planes in the air flying above the ships. 

Dimensions: 14 x 17

1982.180.001 - Navy Recruitment Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays naval ships in the ocean and planes in the air flying above the ships. Dimensions: 14 x 17

Navy Recruitment Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays naval ships in the ocean and planes in the air flying above the ships. Dimensions: 14 x 17

Image of 1982.150.003 - Carry On! Buy War Bonds Poster, 1943. This poster displays a woman sitting at her desk whike writing something on a piece of parchment while a man with bandages around his eyes and his right arm is laying down in a bed.

Dimensions: 15.75 x 11

1982.150.003 - Carry On! Buy War Bonds Poster, 1943. This poster displays a woman sitting at her desk whike writing something on a piece of parchment while a man with bandages around his eyes and his right arm is laying down in a bed. Dimensions: 15.75 x 11

Carry On! Buy War Bonds Poster, 1943. This poster displays a woman sitting at her desk whike writing something on a piece of parchment while a man with bandages around his eyes and his right arm is laying down in a bed. Dimensions: 15.75 x 11

Image of 0001.105 - War Bond Plaque, 1943. This plaque is made of wood and is painted white with a red border and blue background with white stars on the top.  It is shaped like a shield with two scallops with three tips. It has a gold outer border around the shield with wooden varnish at the back of the plaque. Within the red border of the plaque, there is a block of text painted in red, blue and gold. Written in red and in bold, the text reads "WAR BOND SALES... / AWARD OF MERIT".  The text "WAR BOND SALES", the "A" in the word "AWARD" and "M" in the word "MERIT" are upper cased.  Written in red and gold and in italics, the text reads "TROPHY". "T"in the word "TROPHY" is upper cased and the rest of the letters are lower cased.  The gold lettering is painted around the word "TROPHY" that is already painted in red. Written in blue, the text reads "THIS PATRIOTIC FIRM... / HAS NOW THE... / THIS WEEK  / IN THE / SAN MATEO / MERCHANTS / CONTINUING CAMPAIGN TO SELL MORE  / WAR BONDS AND STAMPS / SAN MATEO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / 1943". The words "T" in the phrase "THIS PATRIOTIC FIRM", "S" and "M" in the words "SAN MATEO" and MERCHANTS", and "C" in the phrase "CONTINUING CAMPAIGN" are upper cased in regular font. The "H", "N" and "T" in the phrase "HAS NOW THE", and the "T", "W", and "I" in the phrase "THIS WEEK IN THE" are lower cased in regular font. The words "WAR BONDS AND STAMPS" is in bold except for the word "AND" which is in small lettering. The words "SAN MATEO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE" are italicized, but also smaller than the rest of the text above. At the end of this block of text, the date "1943" is listed, which is also in regular font. At the back of the plaque, it has a wooden varnish with two small metal eye-screws. The two small metal eye-screws are connected to one knotted cotton string used for hanging onto a wall. Also on the back of the wooden plaque is a black iron metal latch with three tiny black screws.

0001.105 - War Bond Plaque, 1943. This plaque is made of wood and is painted white with a red border and blue background with white stars on the top. It is shaped like a shield with two scallops with three tips. It has a gold outer border around the shield with wooden varnish at the back of the plaque. Within the red border of the plaque, there is a block of text painted in red, blue and gold. Written in red and in bold, the text reads "WAR BOND SALES... / AWARD OF MERIT". The text "WAR BOND SALES", the "A" in the word "AWARD" and "M" in the word "MERIT" are upper cased. Written in red and gold and in italics, the text reads "TROPHY". "T"in the word "TROPHY" is upper cased and the rest of the letters are lower cased. The gold lettering is painted around the word "TROPHY" that is already painted in red. Written in blue, the text reads "THIS PATRIOTIC FIRM... / HAS NOW THE... / THIS WEEK / IN THE / SAN MATEO / MERCHANTS / CONTINUING CAMPAIGN TO SELL MORE / WAR BONDS AND STAMPS / SAN MATEO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / 1943". The words "T" in the phrase "THIS PATRIOTIC FIRM", "S" and "M" in the words "SAN MATEO" and MERCHANTS", and "C" in the phrase "CONTINUING CAMPAIGN" are upper cased in regular font. The "H", "N" and "T" in the phrase "HAS NOW THE", and the "T", "W", and "I" in the phrase "THIS WEEK IN THE" are lower cased in regular font. The words "WAR BONDS AND STAMPS" is in bold except for the word "AND" which is in small lettering. The words "SAN MATEO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE" are italicized, but also smaller than the rest of the text above. At the end of this block of text, the date "1943" is listed, which is also in regular font. At the back of the plaque, it has a wooden varnish with two small metal eye-screws. The two small metal eye-screws are connected to one knotted cotton string used for hanging onto a wall. Also on the back of the wooden plaque is a black iron metal latch with three tiny black screws.

War Bond Plaque, 1943. This plaque is made of wood and is painted white with a red border and blue background with white stars on the top. It is shaped like a shield with two scallops with three tips. It has a gold outer border around the shield with wooden varnish at the back of the plaque. Within the red border of the plaque, there is a block of text painted in red, blue and gold. Written in red and in bold, the text reads "WAR BOND SALES... / AWARD OF MERIT". The text "WAR BOND SALES", the "A" in the word "AWARD" and "M" in the word "MERIT" are upper cased. Written in red and gold and in italics, the text reads "TROPHY". "T"in the word "TROPHY" is upper cased and the rest of the letters

Image of 1964.149.004 - Arm for Defense Office of Production Management (Industry) poster, 1941. This poster was made by the Office of Production Management to make awareness of the war. Dimensions: 14 x 21.75.

1964.149.004 - Arm for Defense Office of Production Management (Industry) poster, 1941. This poster was made by the Office of Production Management to make awareness of the war. Dimensions: 14 x 21.75.

Arm for Defense Office of Production Management (Industry) poster, 1941. This poster was made by the Office of Production Management to make awareness of the war. Dimensions: 14 x 21.75.

2014.027.009.004 - Clippings, 1940-1957 The location is Bay Meadows collection, box 7, folder 4.

Clippings, 1940-1957 The location is Bay Meadows collection, box 7, folder 4.

2015.025.041 - This collection documents the activities of Allan R. Brown, who served as a Navigator in the Army Air Forces during World War Two and in the Air Force during the Korean War as a Navigator -Bombardier. The collection also contains materials related to Brown's career as an educator and administrator for College of San Mateo. Materials are textual, comprising of Armed Forces personnel records, news releases, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and a school paper written by Allan Brown's neighbor. Item list of materials: 1A-D. Form letter to US Army Air Force Officers entering European Theater of Operations from Brigadier General Hugh J. Knerr, circa 1943-1944 2A-B. Photocopy of the Barth Hard Times, Stalag Luft I's prisoner-of-war newspaper, "Russky Come!", May 5, 1945 3A-B. Headquarters, Far East Air Forces news release announcing that Allan Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, July 10, 1951 4A-C. Air Force Personal Affairs Statement, July 16, 1952 5. Report of Separation from the Armed Forces of the United States, August 9, 1952 6A-B. Letter from the Department of the Air Force regarding Allan Brown's retirement, March 2,1972 7A-C. Photocopy and translation of a German newspaper regarding Allan Brown's visit to Barthe, July 21, 1983 8A-B. College of San Mateo President's Memorandum, "Dr. Brown Retires", April 1989 9A-C. College of San Mateo news release, "Dr. Allan Brown, CSM Vice President, to Retire", May 1, 1989 10A-H. "Allan Brown: A Biography", Brown's 13 year old neighbor's literature paper, 1998

This collection documents the activities of Allan R. Brown, who served as a Navigator in the Army Air Forces during World War Two and in the Air Force during the Korean War as a Navigator -Bombardier. The collection also contains materials related to Brown's career as an educator and administrator for College of San Mateo. Materials are textual, comprising of Armed Forces personnel records, news releases, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and a school paper written by Allan Brown's neighbor. Item list of materials: 1A-D. Form letter to US Army Air Force Officers entering European Theater of Operations from Brigadier General Hugh J. Knerr, circa 1943-1944 2A-B. Photocopy of the Ba

2014.027.014.001 - Bay Meadows Racetrack check to Army Emergency Relief, June 7, 1943. This is a copy of a check on black paper mounted on cardboard. It is from the California Jockey Club to the Army Emergency Relief, Major General Irving H. Phillipson, Executive Director, Trustee. The check is in the amount of $100,000 and is from the Bank of America. The description says "Escrow Money". The check is signed by William Kyne. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 1.

Bay Meadows Racetrack check to Army Emergency Relief, June 7, 1943. This is a copy of a check on black paper mounted on cardboard. It is from the California Jockey Club to the Army Emergency Relief, Major General Irving H. Phillipson, Executive Director, Trustee. The check is in the amount of $100,000 and is from the Bank of America. The description says "Escrow Money". The check is signed by William Kyne. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 1.

2014.027.014.002 - Bay Meadows Racetrack Bundles for America Citation, 1944. This is a citation from Bundles for America to the California Jockey Club, "Awarded for distinguished services rendered in behalf of our own Armed Forces and their families on the home front through Bundles for America, 1944". At the top of the document there is shield emblem of an eagle preparing to land with its wings outstretched. The eagle is on a blue background and outside of the shield are furled red and white banners. The document is signed by the President and Secretary of Bundles for America. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 2.

Bay Meadows Racetrack Bundles for America Citation, 1944. This is a citation from Bundles for America to the California Jockey Club, "Awarded for distinguished services rendered in behalf of our own Armed Forces and their families on the home front through Bundles for America, 1944". At the top of the document there is shield emblem of an eagle preparing to land with its wings outstretched. The eagle is on a blue background and outside of the shield are furled red and white banners. The document is signed by the President and Secretary of Bundles for America. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 2.

2014.027.014.003 - Bay Meadows Racetrack Merchant Marine Certificate, January 2, 1946. This certificate is from the United States Merchant Marine. At the top it say "United States Merchant Marine Rest Center" with three semaphore flags in a pyramid below. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne for, "In grateful recognition of faithful Volunteer Services rendered through the United States War Shipping Administration and the United Seamen's Service to the Men of the Merchant Marine whose achievements have made possible the Glorious Victory in World War II." It is signed by the National Medical Director and Administrative Officer. The lower left corner has the Merchant Marine emblem, a circle with a compass, around a shield with an anchor in the middle. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 3.

Bay Meadows Racetrack Merchant Marine Certificate, January 2, 1946. This certificate is from the United States Merchant Marine. At the top it say "United States Merchant Marine Rest Center" with three semaphore flags in a pyramid below. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne for, "In grateful recognition of faithful Volunteer Services rendered through the United States War Shipping Administration and the United Seamen's Service to the Men of the Merchant Marine whose achievements have made possible the Glorious Victory in World War II." It is signed by the National Medical Director and Administrative Officer. The lower left corner has the Merchant Marine emblem, a circle with a compa

2014.027.014.004 - United States Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel Certificate of Appreciation to William P. Kyne, 1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne, "In grateful recognition of Meritorious Personal Service during World War II". It has the signature of the Chief of Naval Personnel. The emblem of the Department of the Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel embossed in the upper middle of the certificate. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 4.

United States Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel Certificate of Appreciation to William P. Kyne, 1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne, "In grateful recognition of Meritorious Personal Service during World War II". It has the signature of the Chief of Naval Personnel. The emblem of the Department of the Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel embossed in the upper middle of the certificate. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 4.

2014.027.014.005 - United States Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel Certificate of Appreciation to the Bay Meadows Course California Jockey Club, 1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel. The certificate is awarded to the Bay Meadows Course California Jockey Club, "In grateful recognition of Outstanding Services to Naval Personnel during World War II". It has the signature of the Chief of Naval Personnel. The emblem of the Department of the Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel is embossed in the upper middle of the certificate. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 5.

United States Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel Certificate of Appreciation to the Bay Meadows Course California Jockey Club, 1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel. The certificate is awarded to the Bay Meadows Course California Jockey Club, "In grateful recognition of Outstanding Services to Naval Personnel during World War II". It has the signature of the Chief of Naval Personnel. The emblem of the Department of the Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel is embossed in the upper middle of the certificate. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 5.

2014.027.014.006 - War Shipping Administration Training Organization Certificate of Appreciation for the Contribution to the War Effort made by the California Jockey Club, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is from the War Shipping Administration, Training Organization. The certificate is awarded to the California Jockey Club, "In recognition of patriotic contributions made toward the War Effort in connection with the recruitment and training of merchant seamen by the Training Organization of the War Shipping Administration, this citation is hereby awarded". The certificate has the signatures of the Deputy Administrator of the War Shipping Administrator and the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Training. The emblems of the United Stated Maritime Service and the U.S. Merchant Marine - Cadet Corps are also on the certificate. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 6.

War Shipping Administration Training Organization Certificate of Appreciation for the Contribution to the War Effort made by the California Jockey Club, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is from the War Shipping Administration, Training Organization. The certificate is awarded to the California Jockey Club, "In recognition of patriotic contributions made toward the War Effort in connection with the recruitment and training of merchant seamen by the Training Organization of the War Shipping Administration, this citation is hereby awarded". The certificate has the signatures of the Deputy Administrator of the War Shipping Administrator and the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Training. Th

2014.027.014.007 - United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Certificate of Appreciation to William P Kyne, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In grateful acknowledgement of exceptional cooperation and outstanding services rendered to the Medical Department of the Navy during the period of World War II". The emblem of the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is on the upper middle of the certificate. To the left of the emblem is a color picture of a large white building that looks like a hospital. To the right of the emblem is a color picture of a hospital ship sailing in the ocean, it has a green line and several large red crosses on it. The certificate also has the signature of the Surgeon General of the Navy. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 7.

United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Certificate of Appreciation to William P Kyne, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In grateful acknowledgement of exceptional cooperation and outstanding services rendered to the Medical Department of the Navy during the period of World War II". The emblem of the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is on the upper middle of the certificate. To the left of the emblem is a color picture of a large white building that looks like a hospital. To the right of the emblem is a color picture of a hospital ship sailing in the oce

2014.027.014.008 - United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Certificate of Appreciation to William P Kyne, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. This certificate looks like a relief copy, it is on black paper and the writing and emblems are in white, it is also mounted on cardboard. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In grateful acknowledgement of exceptional cooperation and outstanding services rendered to the Medical Department of the Navy during the period of World War II". The emblem of the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is on the upper middle of the certificate. To the left of the emblem is a picture of a large white building that looks like a hospital. To the right of the emblem is a picture of a hospital ship sailing in the ocean, it has a green line and several large red crosses on it. The certificate also has the signature of the Surgeon General of the Navy. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 8.

United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Certificate of Appreciation to William P Kyne, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is from the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. This certificate looks like a relief copy, it is on black paper and the writing and emblems are in white, it is also mounted on cardboard. The certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In grateful acknowledgement of exceptional cooperation and outstanding services rendered to the Medical Department of the Navy during the period of World War II". The emblem of the United States Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is on the upper middle of the certificate. To the left of the emblem is a picture of a

2014.027.014.009 - American Veterans of World War II Citation to William P. Kyne, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In Recognition of Distinguished and Cooperative Service Rendered the Community and Veterans of World War II". It has the signatures of the Post Commander and the California State Department Commander. The emblem of the American Veterans of World War II is on the lower left corner in red. The certificate is mounted on cardboard. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 9.

American Veterans of World War II Citation to William P. Kyne, circa 1941-1946. This certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In Recognition of Distinguished and Cooperative Service Rendered the Community and Veterans of World War II". It has the signatures of the Post Commander and the California State Department Commander. The emblem of the American Veterans of World War II is on the lower left corner in red. The certificate is mounted on cardboard. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 9.

2014.027.014.010 - United States Naval Hospital, Mare Island Tribute to William P. Kyne, December 7, 1947. This certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In Appreciation of his many unselfish contributions to our Program of Rehabilitation -- Presented by the Staff of United States Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California". The emblem of the Mare Island Hospital is in the upper middle, it is a golden horseshoe surrounding a pink circle with the title of the hospital which surrounds a blue circle with the silhouette of a horse's head in front of an anchor and two crossed stethoscopes. There is intricate illumination of scroll and leafwork on the left side of the certificate. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 10.

United States Naval Hospital, Mare Island Tribute to William P. Kyne, December 7, 1947. This certificate is awarded to William Kyne "In Appreciation of his many unselfish contributions to our Program of Rehabilitation -- Presented by the Staff of United States Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California". The emblem of the Mare Island Hospital is in the upper middle, it is a golden horseshoe surrounding a pink circle with the title of the hospital which surrounds a blue circle with the silhouette of a horse's head in front of an anchor and two crossed stethoscopes. There is intricate illumination of scroll and leafwork on the left side of the certificate. The location is Box 13, Folder 7, I

Image of 1982.150.004 - Bring Him Sooner-Buy War Bonds poster, 1943. This poster displays a man in a soldier's uniform opening and walking through the gate of a white picket fence as he smiles and waves. 

Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 11

1982.150.004 - Bring Him Sooner-Buy War Bonds poster, 1943. This poster displays a man in a soldier's uniform opening and walking through the gate of a white picket fence as he smiles and waves. Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 11

Bring Him Sooner-Buy War Bonds poster, 1943. This poster displays a man in a soldier's uniform opening and walking through the gate of a white picket fence as he smiles and waves. Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 11

2014.027.014.015 - In Memoriam of William Patrick Kyne, San Mateo Post of American Legion Resolution, 1957. This Memoriam is from the San Mateo Post No. 82 of the American Legion. At the top of the Memoriam is the seal of the American Legion. The Memoriam lists Kyne's accomplishments and generosity and resolves that, "the heartfelt sympathy of his comrades be extended to Mrs. Dorothy Kyne and family of Comrade William P. Kyne and that the gratitude for his many benefactions be recorded in the minutes of this Post." The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 15.

In Memoriam of William Patrick Kyne, San Mateo Post of American Legion Resolution, 1957. This Memoriam is from the San Mateo Post No. 82 of the American Legion. At the top of the Memoriam is the seal of the American Legion. The Memoriam lists Kyne's accomplishments and generosity and resolves that, "the heartfelt sympathy of his comrades be extended to Mrs. Dorothy Kyne and family of Comrade William P. Kyne and that the gratitude for his many benefactions be recorded in the minutes of this Post." The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 15.

2014.027.014.016 - In Memoriam of William Patrick Kyne, San Mateo Post of American Legion Resolution, 1957. This Memoriam is from the San Mateo Post No. 82 of the American Legion. The Memoriam lists Kyne's accomplishments and generosity and resolves that, "the heartfelt sympathy of his comrades be extended to Mrs. Dorothy Kyne and family of Comrade William P. Kyne and that the gratitude for his many benefactions be recorded in the minutes of this Post." The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 16.

In Memoriam of William Patrick Kyne, San Mateo Post of American Legion Resolution, 1957. This Memoriam is from the San Mateo Post No. 82 of the American Legion. The Memoriam lists Kyne's accomplishments and generosity and resolves that, "the heartfelt sympathy of his comrades be extended to Mrs. Dorothy Kyne and family of Comrade William P. Kyne and that the gratitude for his many benefactions be recorded in the minutes of this Post." The location is Box 13, Folder 7, Item 16.