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National Social Hygiene Day (NSHD) Materials

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Title

National Social Hygiene Day (NSHD) Materials

Description

These materials were created to promote National Social Hygiene Day, an annual event organized by the ASHA. See the glossary for more details.

Creator

ASHA

Source

American Social Health Association Records (1905-2005), University of Minnesota, Social Welfare History Archives.

Date

1937-1945

Items in the National Social Hygiene Day (NSHD) Materials Collection

This is a reprint of a poster created for the first National Social Hygiene Day in 1937. It features a knight representing the "nation-wide fight on venereal diseases" attacking the monster of syphilis with a lance of "medical science and education.…

"Prepare youth for national service : Protect youth from VD and vice : Preserve family life : National Social Hygiene Day"

This poster ties social hygiene efforts to those of servicemen. It is also promoting National Social Hygiene Day.

"Build--Better Health Better Homes Better Communities : Prevent--Venereal Diseases Promiscuity Prostitution : National Social Hygiene Day"

This poster urges communities to get involved in National Social Hygiene Day to help eradicate VD.

"You...Your Organization Must Help Stamp Out Venereal Disease : Organize Community Action! : National Social Hygiene Day : The American Social…

This poster promotes National Social Hygiene Day as a way to protect the family.

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