Mother's March on Polio Collection Envelope

Description:

A tan-colored paper collecting envelope with instructions for the January 31,1956 Mother's March on Polio fundraising drive. The envelope lists the roles and responsibilities for individuals involved in the March: Community Chairman; District Captain; Section Lieutenants; and the Mother's Marchers "(Your job is most vital)." There is also a section for the names of contributors and the amounts they gave.

The March of Dimes Mother's March campaigns began in the 1950s as a door-to-door fundraising event. A fundraiser organized in 1950 in Phoenix, Arizona, is considered to be the first Mother's March which set the pattern for future events.

Date Made: ca 1956

Maker: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Health & Medicine, Antibody Initiative: Polio

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Katherine Ott

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0245.01Accession Number: 2005.0245Catalog Number: 2005.0245.01

Object Name: envelope, collection, polio

Measurements: overall: 24.2 cm x 16.5 cm; x 9 1/2 in x 6 1/2 inoverall: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 24.13 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cb63-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1216347

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