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M-475 War Ration Books

ABSTRACT: Collection of ration books from World War II.

SCOPE: This collection includes the war ration books of Thomas C. Finley of East St. Louis, Illinois, and Brunnhilda Bock and Pansy H. Bock of Missouri. Each book is stamped with a five- or six-digit number and includes printed instructions or notices from the Office of Price Administration. The books belonging to the Bocks have no remaining ration stamps, but the book belonging to Finley retains a variety of green, blue, and black stamps.

EXTENT: One folder.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."