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Guide to the Carvo family war ration booklets 1991.007

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 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Title: Carvo family war ration booklets
Dates [inclusive]: 1942-1943
Abstract: This collection consists of 14 ration books dating from the Second World War and assigned to Joan, Catherine, and Salvatore Carvo. During the 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. Also included in the collection is one notice of maximum rent issued by the United States Office of Price Administration.
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet in one folder
Text [Box]: A0114
Call Phrase: 1991.007
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

  • Carvo, Joan

Document Type

  • Ration books

Subject Topics

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

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Family Name(s)

  • Carvo family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Carvo family war ration books, 1991.007, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Joan Carvo, 1991.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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