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Guide to the Mittelman family war ration books 1989.010

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 21, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Title: Mittelman family war ration books
Dates: Date unknown
Abstract: This collection consists of six war ration books of the Mittleman Family of Brooklyn, circa 1941-1945. During the Second World War, the United States government introduced rationing on the homefront due to a lack of supplies and goods as a result of the war effort. War ration books were issued to each family that dictated the amount of gasoline, tires, sugar, meat, nylon, shoes, and any other items one person could purchase.
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet in one folder
Text [Box]: A0109
Call Phrase: 1989.010
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Check, Marilyn

Document Type

  • Ration books

Subject Organizations

  • United States. Office of Price Administration.

Subject Topics

  • Families -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • World War, 1939-1945

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Family Name(s)

  • Mittleman family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Mittelman family war ration books, 1989.010, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Marilyn Check, date unknown.

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