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Guide to the New-York Historical Society World War II Collection
1940-1945
 MS 672

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Alison Dundy (2012), with later additions

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 20, 2019
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Series III: Other Correspondence and Documents, 1941-1945, undated

Scope and Content

Series III includes other correspondence and documents pertaining to military and civilian life during World War II. A highlight in this series is a letter from "Johnnie" to his mother about a Navy search and rescue mission for survivors of a ship that was sunk off the coast of Iceland by a German submarine. The series includes a civilian service award for the director of construction at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, other correspondence (including V-mail), an exchange of letters about the banning of photography in New York Harbor, plans for a "New York at War" parade in Manhattan, ration books and pouches (including a ration book for a 12-year-old boy, ration books for various members of the Zipkin family with a red and black leather "Token Ration Book Holder," and others), a photo ID card for a Stage Door Canteen hostess, and a war damage insurance policy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Civilian Service Award
1944 February 22
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1940 May 31-1945 May 15
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Harbor Photography Ban
1942 January 29-1942 July 16
Box: 1 Folder : 14 New York at War Parade
1942 May 25
Box: 1 Folder : 15A-D Ration Books (4 folders)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Includes, among others: Gifts of Brenda Z. Steere (2013) and Wendy Galston Gold (2018). One anonymous donation (2019) includes 5 ration books and two 1942 bills from Misericordia Hospital.

circa 1942-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Stage Door Canteen Hostess Card
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 V-Mail
1944 March 26-1945 March 19
Box: 1 Folder : 18 War Damage Insurance Policy
1942 July 1

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