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M-574 World War II Newsprint Paper Rationing Correspondence

ABSTRACT: Letter regarding World War II newsprint paper rationing for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

SCOPE: This letter, addressed to John W. Madewell of Richland, Texas, was written by John W. Kurtz, the Mail Subscription Manager for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Kurtz describes the newspaper’s inability to accept new mail subscriptions due to government rationing of newsprint paper. The letter is printed on Globe-Democrat letterhead and is dated October 17, 1944.

The accompanying envelope includes a St. Louis, Missouri postmark and a U.S. Postage handstamp.

EXTENT: One page and envelope.

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