World War II Rationing Collection

Collection Summary

Title: World War II Rationing Collection
Call Number: MS 93-01
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by various sources
Processed By: MLS, 1992; JEF, 10-30-1998; MN, 1-23-2012
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The World War II Rationing Collection contains various kinds of ration coupon books and certificates for such items as fuel, food, stoves, sugar and shoes.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 World War II Rationing Documents. Contains examples of ration coupon books and certificates for various items.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ World War II Rationing Documents

Box 1 FF 1 War ration books 1-3 and 5
Box 1 FF 2 Application and registration certificate for fuel oil dealer or supplier.
Box 1 FF 3 Certificate to purchase 1942 model passenger car for use.
Box 1 FF 4 Certificate authorizing acquisition of new adult bicycle.
Box 1 FF 5 Typewriter rental certificate and application for certificate to rent class B typewriters.
Box 1 FF 6 Stove purchase certificate.
Box 1 FF 7 Fuel oil deposit certificate, fuel oil exchange certificate and various fuel oil coupons.
Box 1 FF 8 Non-highway rations.
Box 1 FF 9 Mileage certificate and certificate for purchase of tires or tubes or recapping.
Box 1 FF 10 Motorcycle mileage ration.
Box 1 FF 11 Gasoline purchase permit, acknowledgment and authorization of delivery gasoline and fuel oil.
Box 1 FF 12 Transport mileage ration, T-1 and T-2 coupons.
Box 1 FF 13 Basic mileage ration, A; supplemental gasoline ration B and C; gasoline deposit certificate and bulk gasoline coupon.
Box 1 FF 14 Food ration certificate.
Box 1 FF 15 Sugar allowance coupon, ration cards for residents of border zone in Mexico.
Box 1 FF 16 Various stamps and certificates for shoes, for non-rationed shoes and for rubber boots.