Guide to the World War II Rationing Stamps Program,
1943-1946

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Overview of the Collection

Title: World War II Rationing Stamps Program
Dates: 1943-1946 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 088
Summary: Coupons for such items as gasoline, sugar, mileage, footware, stoves, and typewriter rental
Repository: Utah State University.
Manuscript Collections

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Content Description

This collection consists of materials dealing with the rationing program that occurred during World War II. The bulk of the collection is rationing coupons. In addition to the coupons there are papers that would have accompanied coupons in the rationing process.

The coupons represent several different products that were rationed during the war. Some examples of these coupons were for shoes, gas, sugar, mileage and typewriter rental. Also, contained in the collection is a 1946 government pamphlet entitled, Rationing in World War II, that discusses the program. Finally there are forms, permits and receipts concerning the use of rationing coupons. The collection gives a good indication of the process in how rationing coupons were used.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the World War II Rationing Stamps Program must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: World War II Rationing Stamps Program USU_COLL MSS 088, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 088, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by subject matter.

Processing Note :  

Processed in November of 2006


Detailed Description of the Collection

Rationing in a World War II, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1946 November
Container(s)
box
folder
1 1

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Footware Ration Stamps and Forms
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 2
Item 1: Rubber Footware Purchase Certificate 1943 May 1
Item 2: Rubber Footware Purchase Certificate 1944 April
Item 3: Shoe Purchase Certificate for Employer of Retail Outlet Undated
Item 4: Registration Certificate for Manufacturer, Distributor or Retailer of Men's Shoes Undated
Item 5: Special Shoe Stamps Sheet Undated
Item 6: Non-rationed Shoe Stamps Sheet
(gummed)
Undated
Item 7: Non-rationed Shoe Stamps Sheet
(gummed)
Undated

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Food Ration Certificate and Coupons, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 3
Item 1: Sugar Purchase Certificate
(carbons removed)
Undated
Item 2-3: Sugar Allowance Coupon Sheets Undated
Item 4: Food Ration Certificate Undated
Item 5: War Ration Book One Undated
Item 6: War Ration Book Two Undated
Item 7: War Ration Book Three Undated
Item 8: War Ration Book Five Undated

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Mileage Ration Coupons, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 4
Item 1: Mileage Certificate Undated
Item 2: "A" Basic Mileage Ration Sheet Undated
Item 3: "B" Supplemental Mileage Ration Sheet Undated
Item 4: "C" Supplemental Mileage Ration Sheet Undated
Item 5: "C" Supplemental Mileage Ration. C2 Mileage Coupon Sheet Undated
Item 6: "D" Motorcycle Mileage Ration Sheet Undated
Item 7: "E" Non-highway Ration Sheet Undated
Item 8: "A" Basic Mileage Ration Coupon Book Undated
Item 9: "C" Supplemental Gasoline Ration Book Undated
Item 10: "E" Non-highway Ration Book Undated
Item 11: "R" Non-highway Ration Book Undated
Item 12: "T-l" Transport Mileage Ration Book Undated
Item 13: "T" Mileage Ration Window Sticker Undated
Item14: "T-l" Transport Mileage Ration Book with "TT" Ration Coupons Undated
Item 15: "A" Gasoline Ration Window Sticker Undated
Item 16: "B" Gasoline Ration Window Sticker Undated
Item 17: "A" Gasoline Ration Card Undated
Item 18: Ration Banking Gasoline Deposit Certificate Undated
Item 19: One Gallon Inventory Gasoline Coupon Book Undated
Item 20: One Gallon Bulk Gasoline Coupon Sheet Undated

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Fuel Oil Coupons, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 5
Item 1: One Gallon Inventory Coupon Sheet Undated
Item 2: Class 1 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone A ) Undated
Item 3: Class 1 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone B) Undated
Item 4: Class 1 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone C) Undated
Item 5: Class 2 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone B) Undated
Item 6: Class 3 Consumer One Gallon Coupon Sheet Undated
Item 7: Class 3 Consumer Twenty-five Gallon Coupon Sheet Undated
Item 8: Class 3 Consumer One Hundred Gallon Coupon Sheet Undated

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Fuel Oil Coupons, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 6
Item 1: Class 4 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone A-l) Undated
Item 2: Class 4 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone B-l) Undated
Item 3: Class 4B Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone A-2) Undated
Item 4: Class 5 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone A-l) Undated
Item 5: Class 5 Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone B-l) Undated
Item 6: Class 5B Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone A-l) Undated
Item 7: Class G Consumer Coupon Sheet (zone B-l) Undated

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Transportation Receipts, Permits, and Forms, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 7
Item 1: Tire Certificate (form R-2B) Undated
Item 2: Gasoline Purchase Permit (not more than 10 gallons) Undated
Item 3: "A" Basic Mileage Ration Undated
Item 4: Acknowledgement and Authorization of Delivery Gasoline and Fuel Oil (for use by exempt agencies) Undated
Item 5: Fuel Oil Exchange Certificate Undated
Item 6: Ration Banking Fuel Oil Deposit Certificate Undated
Item 7: Tire Certificate (form R-2A) Undated
Item 8: Certificate to Purchase 1942 Model Passenger Car for Use Undated
Item 9: Nontransferable Certificate for Purchase of Tires or Tubes or Recapping Service Undated
Item 10: Application and Registration Certificate for Fuel Oil Dealer or Supplies Undated
Item 11: Certificate Authorizing Acquisition of New Adult Bicycle Undated

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Miscellaneous Items, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 8
Item 1: Stove Purchase Certificate 1943 May, 1945 May
Item 2: Ration Card for Residents of Border Zone in Mexico- Meat, etc. Undated
Item 3: Ration for Residents of Border Zone in Mexico- Processed Foods Undated
Item 4: Typewriter Rental Certificate Undated
Item 5: Application for Certificate to Rent Class B Typewriter Undated

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Used Ration Books, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 9
Item 1: Ration Book l-Burton Baldwin Undated
Item 2: Ration Book 3- Burton Baldwin Undated
Item 3: Ration Book 3- George H. Stevens Undated
Item 4: Ration Book 3- Clara W. Stevens Undated
Item 5: Ration Book 3- Ray [?] Undated
Item 6: Ration Book 4- Burton Baldwin Undated
Item 7: Ration Book 4- Burton Baldwin Undated
Item 8: Ration Book 4- Darlene M. Roberts Undated
Item 9: Brown Ration Book Folder Undated
Item 10: Ration Book 1- Bertha M. Gardner Undated
Item 11: Ration Book 1- Archibald E. Gardner Undated
Item 12: Ration Book 2- Bertha M . Gardner Undated
Item 13: Ration Book 2- Archibald E. Gardner Undated
Item 14: Ration Book 3- Bertha M. Gardner Undated
Item 15: Ration Book 3- Archibald E. Gardner Undated
Item 16: Ration Book 4- Bertha M. Gardner Undated
Item 17: Ration Book 4- Archibald E. Gardner Undated
Item 18: Black Ration Book Pouch Undated

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Subjects

    • Subject Terms :
    • Energy conservation--United States.
    • Rationing--United States.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Food supply
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pamphlets

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