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World War II Rationing Stamps Program, 1943-1946

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, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Languages
English

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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 CollectionReturn to Top

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 InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Rationing in a World War II, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1946 NovemberReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Footware Ration Stamps and FormsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

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

Food Ration Certificate and Coupons, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

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

Mileage Ration Coupons, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 4

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

Fuel Oil Coupons, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

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

Fuel Oil Coupons, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

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

Transportation Receipts, Permits, and Forms, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

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

Miscellaneous Items, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 8

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

Used Ration Books, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 9

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