Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. T. E. Sullenger


Recreation as a social force is being called upon today to contribute strength and vigor to our nation in its struggle for victory. Through its services to the armed forces both at home and abroad and through the services rendered on the home front, recreation is meeting the challenge of a democracy aroused to action. The average man on the street sees recreation as somthing desirable but not as a necessary service. The purpose of this thesis is to present the contributions of the recreation movement in the national war effort and to hasten the acceptance of recreation as a necessary and vital service. The title of this thesis, therefore, shall be "Recreation and the War Effort in the United States With Special Consideration Given to the North Central Region".


Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology of the Municipal University of Omaha. Copyright 1943 Dean Smith Collins.

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