World War II Ration Book Four
Scope and Content
This collection contains a war ration book printed during World War II, issued to Mart Barton of Alton, Missouri. The pages contain printed, rip-out stamps for various rationed items. Some stamps have been torn out. The back of the ration book warns recipients to "NEVER BUT RATIONED GOODS WITHOUT RATION STAMPS" and "NEVER PAY MORE THAN LEGAL PRICE."
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are written in English.
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During World War II, the shipment of food to troops abroad, rationing of supplies like fuel and rubber, and trade import restrictions caused a shortage of foods and materials in the United States. As a solution, the U.S. government utilized the Office of Price Administration to create a rationing system to evenly distribute foods. Advertisements also urged Americans to use less of foods such as sugar and meat.
The National World War II Museum. "Ration Books." https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/student-resources/research-starters/take-closer-look-ration-books
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection contains a war ration book printed during World War II.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was gifted to Special Collections and University Archives in 2005.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the World War II Ration Book Four by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the World War II Ration Book Four was completed in October 2022.
- World War II Ration Book Four
- Miranda Christy, graduate assistant
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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