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Guide to the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera
1700-1990
 PR 31

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Description is in English.

 Finding aid revised by Marybeth Kavanagh 2020

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Series VIII: WORLD WAR II ARMY-NAVY E AWARDS EPHEMERA, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents

This series consists chiefly of printed materials related to the Army-Navy "E" Award, or the Excellence in War Production Award. The Army Navy "E" Award was an honor presented to top performers of the civilian war industry during World War II. It was only given to about 4 percent of the homefront industry during the wartime years.

The "E" Awards program began in July 1942, and was meant to encourage production of materials needed for the United States'complete military mobilization effort. The award consisted of a pennant for the plant and pins for all employees. The pennant was triangular swallowtail with a white border, with a capital E within a yellow wreath of oak and laurel leaves on a vertical divided blue and red background. ARMY is on the red background and NAVY on the blue background.

The presentation of the E Award was made in a formal ceremony that was preceded by issuance of printed invitations and programs. These programs, from a wide array of companies and industries across the United States, make up the bulk of this series.

Arrangement

Material is arranged alphabetically by company name.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: VIII.1 Companies A-B
1942-1945
Box: VIII.2 Companies C-D
1942-1945
Box: VIII.3 Companies E-F
1942-1945
Box: VIII.4 Companies G-I
1942-1945
Box: VIII.5 Companies J-L
1942-1945
Box: VIII.6 Companies M-N
1942-1945
Box: VIII.7 Companies O-R
1942-1945
Box: VIII.8 Companies S-T
1942-1945
Box: VIII.9 Companies U-Z
1942-1945

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