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Folder 1: Books/Libraries
Folder 2: Careless Talk
Folder 3: Foreign Language
Folder 4: Health & Safety
Folder 5: Informational
Folder 11: NewsMaps
Folder 12: NewsMaps
Folder 13: NewsMaps
Folder 14: NewsMaps
Folder 15: NewsMaps
Folder 6: Inspirational/Patriotic
Folder 7: Maps
Folder 8: NewsMaps
Folder 9: NewsMaps
Folder 10: NewsMaps
Folder 16: Rationing/Conservation
Folder 17: Service & Production
Folder 18: War Bonds & Loans
Folder 19: World War I

Folder Category # Title Publisher/Office of Origin OWI Date

1. Books/Libraries 1.1 Books are Weapons Office of War Information 7 1942
1.2 The Nazis burned these books Office of War Information 66 1943
1.3

To all who use libraries

Office of War Information[?]

[n.d.]

1.4 We Want Books (2 copies) American Library Association [n.d.]
1.5 Books for our Soldiers and Sailors Public Library [n.d.]
1.6 Give More Good Books to our Men... American Library Association [n.d.]
1.7 Books Wanted for Our Men in Camp [none] [n.d.]

2. Careless Talk 2.1 Americans Suffer U.S. Government Printing Office 1943
2.2 Award for careless talk Office of War Information 1944
2.3 The battle-wise infantryman... Office of War Information 1944
2.4 ...because somebody talked! Office of War Information 1944
2.5 Bits of careless talk Office of War Information 1943
2.6 Careless talk got there first Office of War Information 1944
2.7 A careless word Office of War Information 24 1942
Fongasse 2.8 Be careful [none] [n.d.]
Fongasse 2.9 ...but for Heaven's sake [none] [n.d.]
Fongasse 2.10 ...but of course it mustn't go any further! [none] [n.d.]
Fongasse 2.11 Don't forget [none] [n.d.]
Fongasse 2.12 Of course there's no harm [none] [n.d.]
Fongasse 2.13 ...strictly between these four walls! [none] [n.d.]
Fongasse 2.14 Strictly between you and me [none] [n.d.]
Fongasse 2.15 You never know [none] [n.d.]
2.16 If you tell where he's going Office of War Information 1943
2.17 I'm counting on you! Office of War Information 78 1943
2.18 Less dangerous Office of War Information 1944
2.19 Wanted! for murder Office of War Information 1944
2.20 Somebody Blabbed...Button Your Lip [hand and hat image] U.S. Government Printing Office 1942
2.21 Somebody Blabbed...Button Your Lip [hand and barbed wire image] U.S. Government Printing Office 1942

3. Foreign Language 3.1 La Bandera Norteamericana Office of War Information[?] [n.d.]
  3.2 Il Veille...Sous Crivez Creation Tahon [n.d.]

4. Health & Safety 4.1 Guard your family's health! Office of War Information 30 1943
4.2 I need you on the job full time... War Department Safety Council 1943
4.3 Make haste safely Supply Office of the Provost Marshall General   1943

5. Informational 5.1 America A nation of one people Council Against Intolerance in America 1940
5.2 The Atlantic Charter Office of War Information 50 1943
5.3 Be with him at every mail call War Department Recruiting Publicity Bureau 1/19/1945
5.4 Christmas Overseas Gifts War Department Recruiting Publicity Bureau 7/9/1945
5.5 Emergency War Agencies Office of War Information 9/1942
Headline Books 5.6 America Changes, Creditor instead of debtor Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
Headline Books 5.7 America Changes, Growth of Population Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
Headline Books 5.8 Comparative wealth Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
Headline Books 5.9 Defense expenditures in 1913 and 1935 Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
Headline Books 5.10 How much more we could use Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
Headline Books 5.11 Increased production in Japan Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
Headline Books 5.12 Japan's industrial resources Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
Headline Books 5.13 The number of people who must live Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]
5.14 How Steel is Made U.S. Government Printing Office [n.d.]
5.15 Insignia of the Army of the United States War Department Recruiting Publicity Bureau 6/15/1943
5.16 U.S. Navy Steps in Advancement Bureau of Naval Personnel 1944
5.17 The Decks of a Ship Bureau of Naval Personnel [n.d.]
5.18 Do You Know the Difference? Bureau of Naval Personnel [n.d.]
5.19 Special Flags and Pennants of the US Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel [n.d.]
5.20 International Signal Flags and Pennants Bureau of Naval Personnel [n.d.]
5.21 This Man is Your Friend - Ethiopian U.S. Government Printing Office 1942
5.22 This Man is Your Friend - Dutch Sailor U.S. Government Printing Office 1942
5.23 This Man is Your Friend - Chinese U.S. Government Printing Office 1942
5.24 This Man is Your Friend - Russian U.S. Government Printing Office 1942
5.25 This Man is Your Friend - Englishman U.S. Government Printing Office 1942
5.26 This Man is Your Friend - Australian U.S. Government Printing Office 1942
5.27 What Do You Know about the War with the Jap U.S. Government Printing Office [n.d.]

6. Inspirational/Patriotic Allies 6.1 United Office of War Information 79 1943
Allies 6.2 The united nations fight for freedom Office of War Information 19 1942
Allies 6.3 United we are strong Office of War Information 64 1943
Misc. 6.4 Americans will always fight for liberty Office of War Information 26 1943
Misc. 6.5 NG! [part of larger poster] [none] 9/4/41
Misc. 6.6 ...the state of this nation Office of War Information 40 1943
Misc. 6.7 We have just begun to fight! Office of War Information 62 1943
Norman Rockwell 6.8 Freedom from Fear [small, text by Vincent Benet] [none] [n.d.]
Norman Rockwell 6.9 Freedom from Fear [large] Office of War Information 46 1943
Norman Rockwell 6.10 Freedom from Want Office of War Information 45 1943
Norman Rockwell 6.11 Freedom of Worship [text by Will Durant] [none] [n.d.]
Pearl Harbor 6.12 Avenge December 7 Office of War Information 15 1942
Pearl Harbor 6.13 ...we here highly resolve Office of War Information 14 [n.d.]
Religious 6.14 Strong in the strength of the Lord Office of War Information 8 1942
Religious 6.15 This is the enemy Office of War Information 76 1943
  6.16 Pvt. Joe Louis Says... U.S. Government Printing Office   1942
  6.17 Freedom from Want Saturday Evening Post   [n.d.]
  6.18 Freedom of Speech Saturday Evening Post   [n.d.]
  6.19 The Saturday Evening Post Presents the 4 Freedoms Saturday Evening Post   [n.d.]
  6.20 ...Americanism is not and never was a matter of race or ancestry... Office of War Information   1943
  6.21 Give it your best! Office of War Production   1942
  6.22 Every Minute Counts (2 copies) [none]   [n.d.]

7. Maps 7.1 Central Europe and the Mediterranean National Geographic Society 10/1939
7.2 Germany [postwar] World Wide Maps, Inc. [n.d.]
7.3 Germany and its approaches National Geographic Society 1944
7.4 Germany: Zones of Occupation Department of State, Map Division 2/1947
7.5 Iran Army Map Service, War Department 1947
7.6 Japan and Other Strategic Pacific Areas Standard Oil Company 4/30/1945
7.7 Pacific Arena [2 copies] TIME, Inc. 9/1942
7.8 The Pacific Theater Standard Oil Company [n.d.]
TIME 7.9 China v. Japan TIME, Inc. 3/1940
TIME 7.10 Blockade in the Orient [w/ original article] TIME, Inc. 4/8/1940
TIME 7.11 U.S. v. Japan: The Pacific Problem TIME, Inc. 7/1/1940
TIME 7.12 China Front TIME, Inc. 6/16/1941
TIME 7.13 Strategy of the China Sea TIME, Inc. 8/4/1941
TIME 7.14 [untitled] TIME, Inc. 12/8/1941
TIME 7.15 The Pacific Battlefield TIME, Inc. 12/15/1941
TIME 7.16 Battle of Luzon TIME, Inc. 1/5/1942
TIME 7.17 Jap Front Moves South TIME, Inc. 1/26/1942
TIME 7.18 Japan's Geo-Strategy TIME, Inc. 2/2/1942
TIME 7.19 Indian Ocean TIME, Inc. 2/16/1942
TIME 7.20 [untitled] TIME, Inc. 12/7/1942
TIME 7.21 Freedom of the Air? TIME, Inc. 2/15/1943
TIME 7.22 The Japs are Digging In TIME, Inc. 4/26/1943
TIME 7.23 X Marks the Spot TIME, Inc. 1/31/1944
TIME 7.24 Stilwell's Front TIME, Inc. 3/20/1944
TIME 7.25 Burma: Double Gamble TIME, Inc. 4/17/1944

8. NewsMaps Vol. I, No. 1 Army Information Branch 4/27/1942
Vol. I, No. 2 Army Information Branch 5/4/1942
Vol. I, No. 4 Army Information Branch 5/18/1942
Vol. I, No. 19 Army Information Branch 8/31/1942
Vol. I, No. 21 Army Information Branch 9/14/1942
Vol. I, No. 22 Army Information Branch 9/21/1942
Vol. I, No. 23 Army Information Branch 9/28/1942
Vol. I, No. 24 Army Information Branch 10/5/1942
Vol. I, No. 25 Army Information Branch 10/12/1942
Vol. I, No. 26 Army Information Branch 1019/1942
Vol. I, No. 27 Army Information Branch 10/26/1942

9. NewsMaps Vol. I, No. 28 Army Information Branch 11/2/1942
Vol. I, No. 29 Army Information Branch 11/9/1942
Vol. I, No. 31 Army Information Branch 11/23/1942
Vol. I, No. 32 Army Information Branch 11/30/1942
Vol. I, No. 33 Army Information Branch 12/7/1942
Vol. I, No. 34 Army Information Branch 12/14/1942
Vol. I, No. 35 Army Information Branch 12/21/1942
Vol. I, No. 37 Army Information Branch 1/4/1943
Vol. I, No. 39 Army Information Branch 1/18/1943
Vol. I, No. 42 Army Information Branch 2/8/1943
Vol. I, No. 47 Army Information Branch 3/15/1943

10. NewsMaps Vol. II, No. 3 Army Information Branch 5/10/1943
Vol. II, No. 4 Army Information Branch 5/17/1943
Vol. II, No. 7 Army Information Branch 6/7/1943
Vol. II, No. 32 Army Information Branch 11/29/1943
Vol. III, No. 4 Army Information Branch 5/15/1944
Vol. III, No. 38 Army Information Branch 1/8/1945
Vol. III, No. 39 Army Information Branch 1/15/1945
Vol. III, No. 40 Army Information Branch 1/22/1945
Vol. III, No. 41 Army Information Branch 1/29/1945
Vol. III, No. 42 Army Information Branch 2/5/1945

11. NewsMaps Vol. III, No. 43 Army Information Branch 2/12/1945
Vol. III, No. 44 Army Information Branch 2/19/1945
Vol. III, No. 45 Army Information Branch 2/26/1945
Vol. III, No. 46 Army Information Branch 3/5/1945
Vol. III, No. 47 Army Information Branch 3/12/1945
Vol. III, No. 48 Army Information Branch 3/19/1945
Vol. III, No. 49 Army Information Branch 3/26/1945
Vol. III, No. 50 Army Information Branch 4/2/1945
Vol. III, No. 51 Army Information Branch 4/9/1945
Vol. III, No. 52 Army Information Branch 4/16/1945

12. NewsMaps Vol. IV, No. 1 Army Information Branch 4/23/1945
Vol. IV, No. 2 Army Information Branch 4/30/1945
Vol. IV, No. 3 Army Information Branch 5/7/1945
Vol. IV, No. 4 Army Information Branch 5/14/1945
Vol. IV, No. 5 Army Information Branch 5/21/1945
Vol. IV, No. 6 Army Information Branch 5/28/1945
Vol. IV, No. 7 Army Information Branch 6/4/1945
Vol. IV, No. 8 Army Information Branch 6/18/1945
Vol. IV, No. 9 Army Information Branch 6/18/1945
Vol. IV, No. 10 Army Information Branch 6/25/1945
Vol. IV, No. 11 Army Information Branch 7/2/1945
Vol. IV, No. 12 Army Information Branch 7/9/1945
Vol. IV, No. 13 Army Information Branch 7/16/1945

13. NewsMaps Vol. IV, No. 14 Army Information Branch 7/23/1945
Vol. IV, No. 15 Army Information Branch 7/30/1945
Vol. IV, No. 16 Army Information Branch 8/6/1945
Vol. IV, No. 17 Army Information Branch 8/13/1945
Vol. IV, No. 18 Army Information Branch 8/20/1945
Vol. IV, No. 19 Army Information Branch 8/27/1945
Vol. IV, No. 20 Army Information Branch 9/3/1945
Vol. IV, No. 21 Army Information Branch 9/10/1945
Vol. IV, No. 22 Army Information Branch 9/17/1945
Vol. IV, No. 23 Army Information Branch 9/24/1945
Vol. IV, No. 24 Army Information Branch 10/1/1945
Vol. IV, No. 25 Army Information Branch 10/8/1945
Vol. IV, No. 26 Army Information Branch 10/15/1945

14. NewsMaps Vol. IV, No. 27 Army Information Branch 10/22/1945
Vol. IV, No. 28 Army Information Branch 10/29/1945
Vol. IV, No. 29 Army Information Branch 11/5/1945
Vol. IV, No. 30 Army Information Branch 11/12/1945
Vol. IV, No. 31 Army Information Branch 11/19/1945
Vol. IV, No. 32 Army Information Branch 11/26/1945
Vol. IV, No. 33 Army Information Branch 12/3/1945
Vol. IV, No. 34 Army Information Branch 12/10/1945
Vol. IV, No. 35 Army Information Branch 12/17/1945
Vol. IV, No. 36 Army Information Branch 12/24/1945
Vol. IV, No. 37 Army Information Branch 12/31/1945
Vol. IV, No. 38 Army Information Branch 1/7/1946
Vol. IV, No. 39 Army Information Branch 1/14/1946

15. NewsMaps Vol. IV, No. 40 Army Information Branch 1/21/1946
Vol. IV, No. 41 Army Information Branch 1/28/1946
Vol. IV, No. 42 Army Information Branch 2/4/1946
Vol. IV, No. 43 Army Information Branch 2/11/1946
Vol. IV, No. 44 Army Information Branch 2/18/1946
Vol. IV, No. 46 Army Information Branch 3/4/1946
Vol. IV, No. 47 Army Information Branch 3/11/1946
Vol. IV, No. 48 Army Information Branch 3/18/1946
Vol. IV, No. 50 Army Information Branch [n.d.]
Vol. IV, No. 51 Army Information Branch [n.d.]
Vol. IV, No. 52 Army Information Branch [n.d.]
Vol. V, No. 1 Army Information Branch [n.d.]
Vol. V, No. 3 Army Information Branch 6/11/1946

16. Rationing/Conservation 16.1 Can all you can Office of War Information 77 1943
16.2 Do with less Office of War Information 37 1943
16.3 Food is a weapon Office of War Information 58 1943
16.4 Hon. Spy say U. S. Government Printing Office [n.d.]
16.5 I'll carry mine too! Office of War Information 28 1943
16.6 I'm out to lick runaway prices OWI / Office of Economic Stability [n.d.]
16.7 Make this pledge [small] [none] [n.d.]
16.8 Make this pledge [large] [none] [n.d.]
OPA 16.9 Any overcharge comes out of your pocket U.S. Office of Price Administration 1946
OPA 16.10 New ceiling price lists are here! U.S. Office of Price Administration 1944
OPA 16.11 An overcharge is the same U.S. Office of Price Administration 1945
OPA 16.12 Protect them U.S. Office of Price Administration 1945
OPA 16.13 Refuse to pay more U.S. Office of Price Administration 1946
16.14 Plant a Victory Garden Office of War Information 32 1943
16.15 Rationing means a fair share (2 copies) U.S. Office of Price Administration 1943
16.16 Save waste fats for explosives Office of War Information 63 1943
16.17 Use it up wear it out make it do! Office of War Information 39 1943
16.18 Where are men are fighting Office of War Information 35 1943
16.19 Why it is necessary to eat less U.S. Food Administration [n.d.]
16.20 All fuel is scarce

U.S. Government Printing Office

1945
16.21 Don't Shiver next winter U.S. Government Printing Office 1944
16.22 Prepare for winter now U.S. Government Printing Office 1944
16.23 Don't feed black market greet U.S. Office of Price Administration 1946
16.24 Fuel Fights U.S. Government Printing Office 1943
16.25 Keep the home front pledge U.S. Government Printing Office 1944
16.26 Here's a war job all America... U.S. Office of Price Administration 1944
16.27 Serve our fighting men abroad U.S. Government Printing Office 1943
16.28 Have you really tried to save gas... U.S. Government Printing Office 1944
16.29 Don't stop saving food U.S. Food Administration [n.d.]
16.30 Food and the War! U.S. Food Administration [n.d.]
16.31 Now Come Across [none] [n.d.]
16.32 Your Country Expects you to... War Production Board 1942
16.33 Waste No Food! U.S. Department of Agriculture [n.d.]
16.34 Help Feed yourself U.S. Department of Agriculture [n.d.]
16.35 What Can you Spare... [none] [n.d.]
16.36 Total Cost of WW Foreign Policy Association [n.d.]

17. Service & Production 17.1 America's answer! Office for Emergency Management 1942
17.2 Can you qualify [3 copies] U.S. Army Recruiting Service 2/2/1942
17.3 Chain consists of links joined together Bureau of Naval Personnel [n.d.]
17.4 Having seen the equality Office of War Information 13 1942
17.5 I need your skill Office of War Information 25 1943
17.6 They did their part Office of War Information 42 1943
17.7 We, the people...(2 copies) Office of Production Management 1941
Women in Service 17.8 Become a nurse OWI / U.S. Public Health Service 22 1942
Women in Service 17.9 Enlist in a proud profession! U.S. Public Health Service [n.d.]
Women in Service 17.10 The more women at work Office of War Information 52 1943
Women in Service 17.11 Save his life... and find your own Office of War Information 49 1943
Women in Service 17.12 Serve those who served Veterans Administration 1945
17.13 Work on a farm... Office of War Information 59 1943
17.14 Take Care! Idle Hands Work for Hitler War Production Board   1942
17.15 She's a Swell Plane... War Production Board   [n.d.]
17.16 Kinda Give it your personal attention... War Production Board   [n.d.]
17.17 Every man, woman, and child is a partner... War Production Board   1942
17.18 He's a Fighting Fool... War Production Board   [n.d.]
17.19 The Disabled Man Can win... [none]   [n.d.]
17.20 Symbol of Life [none]   [n.d.]
17.21 What Will you give... British Red Cross   [n.d.]
17.22 Give 'em the Stuff to Fight With... U.S. Government Printing Office   1942

18. War Bonds & Loans 18.1 1946 Resolution U.S. Treasury 1945
18.2 6th War Loan [8 copies] U.S. Government Printing Office [n.d.]
18.3 85 million Americans (2 copies) U.S. Treasury 1945
18.4 All the reason we need... Aluminum Company of America 1942
18.5 Back 'em up U.S. Treasury 1944
18.6 Back your future U.S. Treasury 1946
18.7 Buy now for the bigger 7th U.S. Treasury 1945
18.8 Buy that invasion bond [10 copies] U.S. Treasury 1944
18.9 Buy your extra 6th war loan bonds here U.S. Treasury 1944
18.10 Care is costly [small] U.S. Treasury 1945
18.11 Care is costly [large] U.S. Treasury 1945
18.12 Fire away! [5 copies] U.S. Government Printing Office 1944
18.13 For liberty and peace on earth U.S. Treasury 1944
18.14 Give war bonds U.S. Treasury 1943
18.15 In the strength of great hope U.S. Treasury 1945
18.16 Let 'em have it U.S. Treasury 1943
18.17 Let's go! [7 copies] U.S. Government Printing Office 1943
18.18 Next! [medium, 7 copies] U.S. Treasury 1944
18.19 Next! [large] U.S. Treasury 1944
18.20 Now all together U.S. Treasury 1945
18.21 Protect his future U.S. Treasury 1944
18.22 Save freedom of speech Office of War Information 44 1943
18.23 Save freedom of worship Office of War Information 43 1943
18.24 The sky's the limit! (3 copies) U.S. Treasury 1944
18.25 You can't afford to miss either U.S. Treasury 1944
18.26 Subscriber...4th Libery Loan (2 Copies) Regional U.S. Patent Office [n.d.]
18.27 The Hun...his mark [none] [n.d.]
18.29 US Bonds - Boy Scouts of America [none] [n.d.]

19. World War I 19.1 Remember... and Invest [5 copies] Sackett and Wilhelms Corporation [n.d.]
19.2 Review of the Week's Events The Kenyon Company 8/30/1918
19.3 The World: Naval Operations [3 parts] Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty 5/3/1918
19.4 Woman's Committee - "Cut Down the Peak!" [none] 1918
19.5 Woman's Committee - "Crush Kaiserism with Thrift" [none] 1918
19.6 Woman's Committee - "Do You know the Life of Children in Your Town?" [none] 1918
19.7 Victory Bread [none] [n.d.]
19.8 Come On! Buy More Liberty Bonds! [none] [n.d.]
19.9 For Your Boy - YMCA [none] [n.d.]
Last updated:
August 25, 2012