World War II Ration Books

Collection Overview 

Reference Code: MS005
Title: World War II ration books
Date: Approximately 1939-1970
Creator(s):  Unknown; United States Office of Price Administration, printer
Extent: 0.17 linear feet (six ration books)
Languages and Scripts: Materials are in English.

Scope and Content  

This collection contains six World War II ration books with stamps issued to Ruby Robinson, Adelard St. Dennis, and Margaret St. Dennis. Three books are marked as number 3 and three are marked number 4.

Biographical/Historical Note  

The United States Office of Price Administration produced a series of war ration books beginning in 1942 for rationed items such as rubber, gasoline, and sugar. War ration book no. 3 was distributed May 20, 1943 and valid September 1943. War ration book no. 4 was distributed later in 1943. 

At the time the ration books in this collection were distributed, Ruby Robinson, Adelard St. Dennis, and Margaret St. Dennis lived in Bridgewater with Albert G. Robinson. The 1943 Street List records Ruby’s occupation as nurse, Margaret’s occupation as at home, Adelard’s occupation as a correction officer, and Albert’s as US Navy. 

Administrative Information  

Preferred Citation 
Item identification. Box #. World War II ration books (MS005). Bridgewater Public Library Archives & Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access 
This collection is open for research. 

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