The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Fall 1993, Volume 39, Number 4
Richard W. Crawford, Editor
V-J Day in San Diego.
The Farm Security Administration rented out trailers for $7 a week.
Inside an FSA trailer. Bath, toilet and laundry facilities were located outside in one large building.
Tight housing in some cases, led to close friendships.
A valued household commodity, sugar, was often hoarded.
A $25 war bond cost the purchaser $18.75. Held to maturity, a ten year bond offered a 33% gain — equivalent to 2.9% annual interest.
Distribution of gas rationing coupons.
Men and women reporting to work at Consolidated Aircraft during the war.
Elizabeth Allan, left, and Dr. Mary Stone encourage people to donated to the war effort.
“V-Mail” letter writing was strongly encouraged as a volunteer activity
Summary of Regulations Governing Operation of Vehicles During Period of Air Raid Alarm.
Kimberly A. Hall recently received a master’s degree candidate in history at San Diego State University, where her research focused on twentieth century women’s history. She earned a B.A. degree in history from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 1990. Ms. Hall is currently an English instructor in Nara, Japan.