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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

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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.

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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

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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. 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.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Agricultural Program


Box 1 Aluminum


Box 1 Aluminum Company of Canada


Box 1 Balsa


Box 1 Bananas


Box 1 Belgian Congo


Box 1 Bolivia - Labor Conditions


Box 1 Bolivia - Projects & Missions


Box 1 Brazil


Box 1 Burlap


Box 1 Central America


Box 1 Chronological Correspondence, 1943 February-June


Box 1 Clayton, W.L.



Box 2 Coal


Box 2 Coffee


Box 2 Commerce, Secretary of, Reports


Box 2 Commodity Credit Corporation


Box 2 Commodities - Reports


Box 2 Communications - Procedure


Box 2 Communications - Report


Box 2 Congressional Hearings


Box 2 Congress, Information for


Box 2 Congressional Correspondence (Morris S. Rosenthal)


Controversial Correspondence


Box 2 Agriculture


Box 2 Commodity Credit Corporation


Box 2 W. L. Clayton


Box 2 Copper


Box 2 Cryptostegia (Rubber Extraction Plant)


Box 2 Cuba - Correspondence with US Ambassador


Box 2 Currency Stabilization Plan



Box 3 Daily Schedule, 1943 February-June


Box 3 Defense Plant Corporation Projects


Box 3 Defense Supplies Corporations


Box 3 Diamonds


Box 3 Distribution Methods


Box 3 Divisional Operations - Agreements with other OEW Offices


Box 3 Efficiency Ratings: Personnel


Box 3 Exchange Rates and Valuations-Dollar Balance


Box 3 Ecuadorian Agreement


Box 3 Elliott, W. Y.


Box 3 Executive Order 9128 and Rules & Regulations


Box 3 Executive Orders 9361 & 9380


Box 3 Export Policy, U.S.


Box 3 Exports, Office of


Box 3 Fats & Oils


Box 3 Field Representatives – Instructions


Box 3 Food & Food Purchases


Box 3 Food Studies


Box 3 Foodstuffs - Crowley


Box 3 Foodstuffs Development Program


Box 3 General Accounting Office


Box 3 Germany


Box 3 Goatskins


Box 3 Gold



Box 4 Hides and Skins


Box 4 Import Control Orders


Imports, Office of


Box 4 Correspondence with staff


Box 4 Intra-Administration Orders


Box 4 Administration


Box 4 Reports


Box 4 Imports, Statistics


Box 4 International Agreements


Box 4 Jute


Box 4 Kilgore Committee


Box 4 Labor Clauses


Box 4 Labor - South America


Box 4 Lazo - South America


Box 4 Lend-Lease


Box 4 Letters of Commendation


Liberated Areas



Box 5 Balkans


Box 5 Candidates


Box 5 Economic Clauses of Armistice Agreement


Box 5 Education


Box 5 French North Africa


Box 5 Italy


Box 5 Laws


Box 5 Minutes of Coordinating Committee


Box 5 North Africa


Box 5 OEW (Office of Economic Warfare)


Box 5 Occupation Problems


Box 5 Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation


Box 5 Operating Procedures for Civilian Agencies


Box 5 Organization of Interdepartmental Committee for Economic Policy


Box 5 President's Letter & Plan


Box 5 Resolutions


Box 5 Sicily


Box 5 Sub-Committee for Recruitment and Training of Personnel


Box 5 Libya



Box 6 McKellar Material


Box 6 Mahogany


Box 6 Manganese


Box 6 Metals Contracts


Box 6 Metal Requirements Report


Box 6 Mexico


Box 6 Mexico - Minerals & Metals Report


Box 6 Minutes of Inter-Board Staff


Box 6 Miscellaneous Useful Information


Box 6 North Africa, Purchases by USCC in


Box 6 North African Economic Board


Box 6 Nicaro Nickel Project


Box 6 Nickel


Box 6 Nitrates


Box 6 Office of Economic Warfare Analysis


Box 6 Office of Foreign Economic Cooperation - Interdepartmental Order


Box 6 Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Organizations Division - Correspondence


Box 6 Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Organizations Division - Budget Estimate, 1943-1944 First Quarter


Box 6 Opium


Box 6 Palm Kernels


Box 6 Perkins, Milo - Correspondence


Box 6 Perkins, Milo - Speeches


Box 6 Personal Notes - BEW MSR (Morris S. Rosenthal)


Personnel


Box 6 Tamplin File


Box 6 Miscellanous


Box 6 Ralph Bettelheim


Box 6 Foreign


Box 6 Post War Foreign Economic Policy Committee



Box 7 Preclusive Purchases


Box 7 Price, Hickman Jr.


Box 7 Price Control


Box 7 Prices - Comparative


Box 7 Procedure for Food Program - Order # 6


Box 7 Programs, BEW - All Commodities


Box 7 Procurement & Development Programs - Foreign Cash Outlays Reports


Box 7 Quartz Crystals


Box 7 Quinine-Cinchana


Box 7 Railways


Box 7 Raw Materials


Box 7 Reciprocal Aid on Imports


Box 7 RFC Controversial Correspondence


Box 7 RFC Order # 5


Box 7 RFC, Transfer of


Rubber



Box 8 Data for Baruch Committee


Box 8 Miscellaneous


Box 8 Production


Box 8 Reports


Box 8 Russia - Soviet Economic Strength, 1943 Summer


Box 8 Scrap


Box 8 Scrugham Committee - Senate


Box 8 Shipping


Box 8 South Pacific


Box 8 Spanish Morocco


Box 8 Starches


Box 8 State Department - Correspondence



Box 8A State Department - Relations with Other Agencies


Stockpiling Reports


Box 8A 1941


Box 8A 1942


Box 8A 1943


Box 8A Subsidies and Development Program


Box 8A Sugar



Box 9 Tea


Box 9 Telephone Conversations


Box 9 UK Commercial Company - Royce Report


Box 9 United Nations Raw Material Administration


Box 9 United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration


Box 9 United States Commercial Company


Box 9 Venezuela


Wallace, Henry A.


Box 9 Correspondence


Box 9 Stories


Box 9 Report from Croswell M. Micou, BEW Rio de Janeiro


Box 9 Speeches


Box 9 vs. Dies (HUAC Report of Nudists and Communists in the BEW, 1942


Box 9 vs. Jones


Box 9 War Mobilization Committee


Box 9 War Production Board


Box 9 War Risk Insurance


Box 9 War Trade Board, World War I


Box 9 West Africa


Box 9 White House Correspondence


Box 9 Wool


Unorganized Correspondence



Box 10 Defense Supplies Corporation


Box 10 Metals Reserve Company


Box 10 Office of General Counsel


Box 10 Office of Imports


Box 10 Analysis and Reports Division


Box 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence


Box 10 Office of Special Representative


Box 10 Reconstruction Finance Corporation


Box 10 US Congress Joint Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures


Box 10 US Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs

Series II: Printed Materials


Binders



Box 11 Raw Material Balance Sheets, 1942


Box 11 Commodity Abstracts, 1943


Box 11 Mexican Organization of BEW



Box 12 Raw Materials Data Sheets, 1943


Box 12 Foreign Economic Administration - Orders & Memorandums, 1943


Box 12 Public Purchase Import Transactions - Budget Hearings, 1944


Office of Imports - Estimated Procurement and Development Programs



Box 13 Fiscal Years 1942-1943 and 1943-1944 Commodity by Country, 1942-1944

(2 copies)


Box 13 Fiscal Years 1942-1943 and 1943-1944 Country by Commodity, 1942-1944


Maritime Shipping: A Plan and A Memorandum-Compiled by CIO Maritime Unions, ILWU, NMU, IUMSWA and ACA



Box 14 Part I - Plan and Memorandum


Box 14 Part II - Exhibits


Box 14 Labor Clause Program of BEW - Tabulation and Documents

(2 copies)



Box 15 Pamphlets related to the work of the BEW



Box 16 Newspaper and Magazine clippings relating to the BEW



Box 17 Newspaper and Magazine clippings relating to the BEW



Box 18 Newspaper and Magazine clippings relating to the BEW



Box 19 Newspaper and Magazine clippings relating to the BEW



Box 20 Newspaper and Magazine clippings relating to the BEW