Mother's March on Polio Collection Envelope

Mother's March on Polio Collection Envelope

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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.
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Object Name
envelope, collection, polio
date made
ca 1956
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
overall: 24.2 cm x 16.5 cm; x 9 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in
overall: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Katherine Ott
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Antibody Initiative: Polio
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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