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Civilian Defense War Effort Literature, 1941 - 1946

 Series — Box: 6

Scope and Contents

A collection of pamphlets, teaching aids, and informational documents encouraging citizen education in a variety of subjects pertaining to civlian defense and the war effort. These documents are produced by various departments and offices of the U.S. government, including the Department of Civilian Defense, Office of Emergency Managment and Office of Price Administration.


  • 1941 - 1946

Conditions Governing Access

Appointments to examine materials must be made in advance. Please e-mail for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Biographical / Historical

Established by President Franklin Roosevelt, the Office of Civilian Defense published information on safety protocol and procedures for war-related actions and eventually created the Citizen’s Defense Corp. - a citizen volunteer group including auxiliary police, couriers, and drivers.


.5 Linear Feet (One standard archival document case)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Special Collections and Archives Repository

Queens College Library, CUNY
Benjamin Rosenthal Library RO317
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing 11367 USA us