Stories and images from the Manitowoc homefront, 1939-1947

The Home Front: Manitowoc County in World War II

Life in Manitowoc County during the war was like that of many other communities across the nation: men and women joined the military, women went to work, people coped with rationing and participated in scrap drives, and towns held black-out drills. Manitowoc County's experiences were also unique though, as companies throughout the county manufactured war goods ranging from submarines and airplane parts to camouflaged cans of condensed milk. This digital collection of images, oral histories, published documents, and artifacts documents county history from 1939 to 1947. Among the resources in the collection are 38 issues of "The Sojourner," a monthly newsletter published in Two Rivers by a group of young women known as the "Civic Understudies," which provided a forum for local soldiers to keep in touch with their home communities.

Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
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Pub Data: Original documents collected from the general holdings of libraries, museums, historical societies, and other agencies and organizations in Manitowoc County.
Citation: Use the bibliographic data on the individual article, followed by the phrase Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/26/2018