Guide to the Edwin L. Peterson World War II Propaganda,
1939-1945

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Peterson, Edwin L.(Edwin Lewis)
Title: Edwin L. Peterson World War II Propaganda
Dates: 1939-1945 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6 boxes (3 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 274
Summary: This collection is composed of publications pertaining to the Second World War. The material comes from a wide variety of countries and covers an array of topics.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

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 is composed of an eclectic mix of publications pertaining to the Second World War. The material comes from a wide variety of countries (such as the U.S., Britain, and Greece), and covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from home front activities in support of the war, to military training manuals, to the colonial history of Africa. While a substantial portion of the collection consists of government (and quasi-government) publications, it also contains material from civic organizations, commercial publishers, the news media, and political groups. Perhaps the most significant portion of the collection from a research perspective are the pre-WW II newsletters from the German Library Association, a pro-German, American based lobby (Box 6 Fd 16). The most unique item in the collection, however, is an anti-malaria booklet illustrated by Dr. Seuss (Box 4 Fd. 7).

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 Edwin L. Peterson World War II Propaganda must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Edwin L. Peterson World War II Propaganda USU_COLL MSS 274, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 274, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in February of 2003

Acquisition Information :  

The material in this collection was donated to Special Collections by Edwin Peterson, a professor of geography at Utah State University, in 1990 and 1996. Dr. Peterson was a Major in the Air Corps during WWII, where he served as an Information & Education Officer.


Detailed Description of the Collection

My Part In This War: Helping On the Home Front, 1943
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folder
1 1

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Vanguard of Victory: A short Review of the South African Victories in East Africa, 1940-1941
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folder
1 2

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From Here On: The Charter of the United Nations With Interpretive comments and Pertinent Discussion Questions, 1947
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box
folder
1 3

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Headline Books, 1942
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folder
1 4
1: Shadows Over Asia: The Rise of Militant Japan 1941
2: Overseas America: Our Territorial Outposts 1942
3: War Atlas: 42 Maps Prepared By Experts to Help You Follow the War On All Fronts, Revised Edition 1942
4: Look At Latin America: 25 Maps and Charts With Accompanying Text To Help You Understand Our Close Neighbors
(2 copies)
1944
5: Germany At War: Twenty Key Questions And Answers 1942
6: Germany Nation Or No–Man's–Land 1946d

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African Challenge: The Story of the British in Tropical Africa, Undated
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folder
1 5

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The First Four Years, Undated
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box
folder
1 6

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Canada At War (#44), Undated
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box
folder
1 7

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Britain, 1943
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box
folder
1 8
1: Britain (vol. 1, #6) 1943 April
2: Britain (vol. 2, #1) 1943 May
3: Britain (vol. 2, #2) 1943 June
4: Britain (vol. 2, #4) 1943 August
5: Britain (vol. 2, #6) 1943 October

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Webster Publishing Company books about Asia, 1942-1944
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1 9
1: Behind the Open Door: the Story of the American Far Eastern Relations
(2 copies)
1944
2: Lands Down Under 1944
3: Twentieth Century India
(2 copies)
1944
4: Peoples of the China Seas
(2 copies)
1942
5: Changing China
(2 copies)
1942

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American Local–Color Stories, Undated
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box
folder
2 1

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America in a World Series, 1940-1941
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2 2
1: America in a World at War: War For Power (#2) 1940
2: America in a World at War: German Youth and the Nazi Dream (#12) 1940
3: America in a World at War: An American Looks at the British Empire (#1) 1941

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Ships (#19), 1946 April
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box
folder
2 3

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American Council Institute of Pacific Relations booklets, 1941, 1944
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2 4 1: Know Your Enemy: Japan 1943
2: Asia's Captive Colonies 1944
3: Speaking of India 1944
4: Filipinos And Their Country 1944

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War Department and Military Training Booklets, 1941, 1943
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2 5
1: Morale–Building Activities In Foreign Armies 1943 March 15
2: Basic Field Manual of Military Training 1941 July 16
3: Technical Manual of Army Instruction 1943 April 19
4: Orientation Fact Sheets (nos. 1–30) Undated
5: Informal Games for Soldiers 1943 December 13

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Know Your Enemies: The Jap Army, 1942
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folder
2 6

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A Book of Americans, 1933
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folder
2 7

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United Nations Information Office Pamphlets, 1943-1944
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2 8
1: Germany's Record and world Security 1944 September 29
2: Japan's Record And World Security 1943

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Nine Men Against America: The Supreme Court And Its Attack On American Liberties, 1958
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box
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2 9

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This Time For Keeps: Why This War is Different, 1943
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2 10

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From D–Day Through Victory In Europe: The Eye–Witness Story As Told By War Correspondents On the Air, 1945
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box
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2 11

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U.S. Foreign Policy: Shield of the Republic, 1943
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3 1

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Fighting for America: An Account of Jewish Men In the Armed Forces — From Pearl Harbor to the Italian Campaign, 1944
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3 2

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Divide and Conquer: the Story of Nazi Terror, 1942
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3 3

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Why I Fight: Prize Winning Essays From the North African Theater of Operations, Undated
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3 4

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Our Armed Forces: A Source Book on the Army and Navy for High School Students, 1943
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3 5

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Global War: An Atlas of World Strategy, 1944
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folder
3 6

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Britain At War, 1942
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box
folder
3 7

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Target: Germany: The Army Air Force's Official Story of the VIII Bomber Command's First Year Over Europe, 1942
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3 8

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Wings For Combat: The Story of the Army Air Force's Training Command, 1943
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box
folder
3 9

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Magazine accounts, 1945
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box
folder
3 10
1: Newsweek 1945 May 14
2: Time 1945 August 20
3: NBC's “V” Undated
4: Yank: the Army Weekly (VE Issue) Undated
5: Time 1945 May 7

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Greece, 1941-1944
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Description
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3 11
1: Tribute to Greece Undated
2: Greek Armed Forces Undated
3: Ruins of Modern Greece 1941–1944

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A Graphic History of the War: Till May 10, 1942, Undated
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box
folder
4 1

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Books about Norway, 1942-1944
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Description
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box
folder
4 2
1: Norway: A Fighting Ally 1942
2: Norway's Teachers Stand Firm 1942
3: Norway, An Active Ally 1943
4: The Campaign in Northern Norway 1944
5: Hitler Attacks Norway 1944

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China, 1944 July 27
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box
folder
4 3

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Infantrymen: The Fighters of War, 1944
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4 4

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Army Songbook, 1941
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box
folder
4 5

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The Official Guide To The Army Air Force's AAF, 1944
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4 6

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This is Ann: She's Dying to Meet You, 1944
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4 7

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Handbook on German Army Identification, 1943
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box
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4 8

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The Pacific Islands, 1944-1945
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Description
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4 9
1: The Islands of the Pacifics? (EM 45)
(2 copies)
1944
2: Can War Marriages Be Made to Work? (EM 30)
(2 copies)
1944
3: Guide For Discussion Leaders (EM 1) 1944
4: Our Chinese Ally (EM 42)
(2 copies)
1944
5: Our British Ally (EM 41) 1944
6: What Shall Be Done About Germany After the War? (EM 10) 1944
7: What Shall Be Done With the War Criminals? (EM 11) 1944
8: Can We Prevent Future Wars? (EM 12) 1944
9: What is Propaganda? (EM 2) 1944
10: the Balkans (EM 43)
(2 copies)
1944 September
11: Our Russian Ally (EM 46) 1945
12: Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War? (EM 31) 1944
13: Will the French Republic Live Again? (EM 40)
(2 copies)
1944

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The Battle of the Aleutians: A Graphic History, 1942–1943, 1942-1943
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box
folder
4 10

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Going Down (Air Force Manual #70), 1945 April
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4 11

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Army Talks: What's Wrong With The Germans?, 1943

(2 copies)

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4 12

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Miscellaneous Publications, 1942-1945
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5
1: A History of the War 1943
2: The Jap Soldier
(3 copies)
1943
3: The German Soldier 1944 February
4: Hitler’s Second Army
(2 copies)
1943
5: Psychology For the Fighting Men: What You Should Know About Yourself And Others 1943
6: Report on India 1943
7: Leadership For American Army Leaders
(2 copies)
1944
8: We Cannot Escape History 1944 August
9: 9) Report on the Army 1939 July 1 - 1943 June 30
10: The Nazi State 1944 June
11: The Making of Modern China: A Short History
(2 copies)
1944
12: Empire in the Changing World
(2 copies)
1943
13: The Russian Army: Its men, Its Leaders and Its Battles 1944
14: Our Enemy Japan 1942
15: The War in Outline, 1939–1944: Second Edition, The War to March 31, 1944 1944
16: The World At War, 1939–1944: A Brief History of the Origins, Military Operations, and Related Events of World War II 1945
17: Japan and the Japanese: A Military Power We Must Defeat, A Pacific Problem We Must Solve
(2 copies)
1944 December
18: The Pacific World: Its Vast Distances, Its Lands and the Life Upon Them and Its People 1945
19: War Department Pamphlet No. 21–31 "Two Down and One To Go" 1945
20: Freedom Speaks: Ideals of Democracy in Poetry and Prose 1944 June
21: Report on India 1944 May
22: How the Germans Got That Way Undated

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Europe in Chains, 1941
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folder
6 1

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The Land of the D Study of the Deportations From Eastern Germany, Undated
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6 2

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Preview of History: A Public Diary of Broadcasts and Speeches, Together With a New Discussion of a Post–War World. . ., 1943
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box
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6 3

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Air Sickness Causes and Prevention, Undated
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folder
6 4

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America Has No Enemies in Asia, 1938 [?]
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folder
6 5

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Britain and India, Undated
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6 6

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The Supposed Enigma of Russia, 1943 July
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6 7

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Wesley Social Studies, Folding Map of the Pacific Ocean battles, Undated
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box
folder
6 8

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War Talks and Miscellaneous, 1944 January 5
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folder
6 9

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War Orientation notes, Undated
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box
folder
6 10

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Thematic Cartoon Originals, Undated
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6 11

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Photocopies of Cartoons: Pan–American Union, Undated
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6 12

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Photocopies of Cartoons: FDR’s Administration, Undated
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folder
6 13

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Photocopies of Cartoons: Little itchy–Itchy, Undated
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6 14

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Photocopies of Cartoons: The Allies, Undated
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folder
6 15

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German Propaganda, Undated
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6 16

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Subjects

    • Subject Terms :
    • Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • Corporate Names :
    • Rotary International
    • United Nations--Charters.
    • United Nations--History.
    • Subject Terms :
    • British--Africa.
    • Eastern question (Far East)
    • National socialism
    • Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany
    • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, East.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Maps
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    • World War, 1939-1945--South Africa.
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work
    • Geographical Names :
    • Great Britain--Colonies--Africa
    • Japan--Foreign relations
    • Japan--Politics and government
    • Latin America
    • Latin America--Commerce
    • Latin America--Economic conditions|y1918-
    • United States--Insular possessions
    • United States--Territories and possessions

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