American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA) Industry Projects

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Title

American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA) Industry Projects

Description

The ASHA created these materials as part of their efforts to promote social hygiene among industry during the war.

Creator

ASHA

Source

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

Date

1940 to 1944

Coverage

United States—World War II

Collection Items

"Health is a Patriotic Duty"
This poster urges servicemen and industrial workers alike that it is their duty to remain healthy.

"Smash the Prostitution Racket"
"Prostitution spreads venereal disease"

This poster informs viewers that commercial prostitution spreads syphilis and gonorrhea. It promotes the eradication of the system.

"Two Men Who Had Syphilis"
"He took treatments regularly. He didn't."

This poster contrasts the fate of two men with syphilis. It shows a happy man who got treatment and a man on crutches who did not.

"We Are Helping to Stamp Out Syphilis"
This poster shows a physician and nurses leading a group of people, indicating they are all participating in syphilis control efforts.

"Syphilis Can Be Cured"
This poster informs viewers that syphilis can be cured if people are tested and treated adequately.

Page from "Here's to Your Health" Newsletter
This is a page from a health newsletter created for workers by a industrial health program in Fort Greene, an area in Brooklyn, NY. Each issue focused on different health issue. Two of the issues this year were on syphilis.

"Unite the Whole Community Against VD" (Fort Greene)
This poster urges community participation in VD control to strengthen the war effort. This version has been personalized for use by a industrial health program in Fort Greene, an area in Brooklyn, NY.

"VD Delays Victory : Let's Know The Facts :…

"Community Groups Cooperate to Form Industrial Health Committee"
This infographic shows the community groups involved in industrial health committees and the programs and services they provide.
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