Information Center on Civilian Morale, main lobby of UNC university library. The information center, designed to furnish "up-to-the-minute facts on all phases" of World War II, was the first in North Carolina and among the first in the country. UNC created the center in response to a voluntary program announced by the School and College Civilian Morale Service of the United States Office of Education, a division of the Federal Security Agency.
Photograph accompanies article in the 25 January 1942 issue of the DAILY TAR HEEL with caption, "Persons instrumental in the opening of the Information Center are: left to right, Mrs. Robert P. Weed, assistant reference librarian and supervisor of the Information Center; Russell Grumman, director of the University extension division and coordinator of the University Center; Charles E. Rush, librarian and director of the Center; Dean Francis F. Bradshaw, chairman of the faculty committee on defense; and Mrs. N. B. Adams, assistant in library extension and assistant supervisor of the Center."
Sign posted reads "Watch Trends in Subversive Ideas, Post-War Reconstruction"; books on shelf in background under categories "The Meaning of Nazism," "New Ways of War," "Propaganda and the Fifth Colum[n]."
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