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Audio recordings of Mary Anderson and Franklin Roosevelt, 1942-1943.

1942, February 22. Mary Anderson, director of the Women's Bureau, Department of Labor. Radio broadcast on women's contributions and value to the war effort, their prewar difficulties in obtaining jobs in industry, the types of positions women fill, and equal wages for men and women.

1943, May 2. President Roosevelt. Fireside chat on the Federal Seizure of the coal mines to prevent a strike: "There can be no one among us - no one faction - powerful enough to interrupt the forward march of our people to victory."

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