Finding aid to the Fifth War Loan Drive Scrapbook

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
FIFTH WAR LOAN DRIVE SCRAPBOOK
The collection consists of one scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and
photographs concerning the Fifth War Loan Drive held in Lynchburg, Virginia, 6 June-8
July 1944. The scrapbook was probably kept by Lawrence B. WHITEHOUSE, Jr.,
Chairman of the Publicity Committee of the Lynchburg War Finance Committee.
FIFTH WAR LOAN DRIVE
The Fifth War Loan Drive for bond sales was conducted by the Lynchburg War
Finance Committee. The quota for the sale was $4.1 million in bonds, which included
$900,000 from retail establishments, $1.35 million from industry, and $1.85 million from
banks. The original date for the drive to start was 12 June 1944, but the date was
changed to coincide with the European invasion on 6 June 1944. Chairman of the
Lynchburg War Finance Committee was Samuel B. WILLIAMS.
At the conclusion of the bond drive, $3,915,650 had been raised in the City of
Lynchburg. The State allocation was added and the total was $465,650 over the goal.
Series E bond sales, however, were somewhat slow, and the drive was continued into
August. The Women's Division of the Lynchburg War Finance Committee was drafted
to conduct this campaign.
[Fifth War Loan Drive Scrapbook, Mss., MS1445, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA.]

MS1445

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Fifth War Loan Drive Scrapbook

Subject

Finding aids
Lynchburg War Finance Committee -- Fifth War Loan Drive
World War 2 -- fundraising drives

Description

Finding aid to the Fifth War Loan Drive Scrapbook held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The scrapbook includes clippings and photographs regarding a bond sales fundraising drive by the Lynchburg War Finance Committee held in Lynchburg in June 1944.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1445FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding aid to the Fifth War Loan Drive Scrapbook,” Digital Collections, accessed July 14, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/522.