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.
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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.
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.
No additions are expected.
Type of reproduction--Carbon copies in part
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
2020-05-05 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)
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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.