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Guide to the World War II ration coupon collection, 1942-1946

Summary

Collection consists of ration coupons, stickers, permits, and certificates for tires, bicycles, typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued by the Office of Price Administration between 1942-1946. There are duplicates for a few items.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01419
Title
World War II ration coupon collection
Date
1942-1946
Creator
United States. Office of Price Administration
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of ration coupons, stickers, permits, and certificates for tires, bicycles, typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued by the Office of Price Administration between 1942-1946. There are duplicates for a few items.

More Biographical / Historical Info

Arrangement

Organized by product type, then by number of items.

Using These Materials

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warning Access to the Collection

Collection is open for research.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], in the World War II ration coupon Collection, 1942-1946, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Ration Coupons, 1942-1946

1 box

Ration coupons, stickers, permits, and certificates for tires, bicycles, typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued by the Office of Price Administration, 1942-1946.

Ration Coupons
Box 1
 

Historical Note

The Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply was created by Exec. order no. 8734, April 11, 1941; in the new agency were combined the price and consumer divisions of the National Defense Advisory Commission; name of agency changed to Office of Price Administration by Exec. order no. 8874, Aug. 28, 1941.


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Provenance

Transfer, 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, April 2009

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, April 2009