World War II periodicals, 1939-1946.
Scope and Contents
Primarily a collection of overseas editions (small formats, light-weight paper, no advertisements) of popular magazines for
the Armed Forces distrubuted by the Special Services Division, U.S. Army, and by the Bureau of Navy personnel. Among the titles
represented are: Esquire; New Yorker; Newsweek; Time; Pic; Readers Digest; Down Beat; and an array of comic books. In addition,
there are guides to foreign countries, War Department education manuals in the G. I. Roundtable Series, books on the organization
and administration of an army library, training manuals for army hospital librarians, and a copy of the R.B. [Reference and
Recreational Book] LIBRARY CATALOG: AN INDEX TO THE BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE 1945 RECREATIONAL LIBRARIES FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS
OVERSEAS (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1944). Also included are two small containers of U.S. Office of Price Administration ration
tokens, one red the other blue.