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Office of Price Administration Ration Cards collection, circa 1942 - 1946

Manuscript MS-1280

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Office of Price Administration Ration Cards collection, circa 1942 - 1946

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1280

Collection Dates:

circa 1942 - 1946

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Office of Price Administration (1941-1947), ration books.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. The Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

The Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains ration books, coupons and stamps, as well as blank application forms issued during World War II by the Office of Price Administration and disseminated to libraries by the Library of Congress in 1946.

Introduction

The Office of Price Administration (OPA) was established on August 28, 1941. The functions of the OPA were to control prices and to ration scarce supplies including tires, automobiles, shoes, nylon, sugar, gasoline, fuel oil, coffee, meats and processed food, after the outbreak of World War II. The office was abolished on May 29, 1947, with some of its functions taken over by other agencies.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Ration Coupons, circa 1942-1946

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1942-1946

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Automobile, motorcycle and tire ration stamps, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 2, Mileage ration stamps, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 3, War Ration books, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 4, Stove purchase certificates, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 5, Typewriter rental certificate, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 6, Sugar allowance coupons, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 7, Shoes and rubber boots ration stamps, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 8, Fuel oil ration stamps, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 9, Gasoline ration cards and stamps, circa 1942-1946
  • Folder: 10, Miscellaneous food ration stamps, circa 1942-1946