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United States Board of Economic Warfare records, 1941-1944

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1272
Bib ID 4079421 View CLIO record
Creator(s) United States. Board of Economic Warfare
Title United States Board of Economic Warfare records, 1941-1944
Physical Description 8.34 linear feet (20 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Printed Materials.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, reports, documents, and printed materials relating to the Board of Economic Warfare. The correspondence, mostly carbon copies, is to and from Milo Perkins, Morris S. Rosenthal, Henry A. Wallace, and other personnel of the Board. The reports of field agents and instructions to purchasing agents provides illuminating insight into the activities of the Board. The correspondence is mainly with members of the Office of Imports, while the reports and documents are from all branches of the Board.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); United States Board of Economic Warfare records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Carbon copies in part

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-05-05 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Perkins, Milo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rosenthal, Morris S Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Board of Economic Warfare. Office of Economic Warfare Analysis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Board of Economic Warfare. Office of Exports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Board of Economic Warfare. Office of Imports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallace, Henry A (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Board of Economic Warfare was set up by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II and made responsible for the procurement and production of all imported materials necessary both to the war effort and the civilian economy. The Board was divided into three main parts, the Office of Exports, Office of Imports, and Office of Economic Warfare Analysis.