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Application for War Ration Book No. 3

Description: Ration book application signed by Beatrice Clementine Blewett in Alexandria, Louisiana. The note on the bottom right corner says "This application must be mailed between June 1 and June 10, 1943. After June 10th, applications will not be accepted before August 1. Affix postage before mailing."
Date: June 10, 1943
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisberg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Description: Interview with Ethel Reisberg Schectman regarding her experiences during World War II. She begins by discussing her family background: her parents were Jews born in Poland and emigrated to the United States. Ethel's European aunts, uncles and grandparents all likely died in the Holocaust. As a first grade student, she taught her mother, a Polish immigrant, how to read and write English. She recalls, wartime rationing, Victory Gardens, scrap drives, and antisemitism among her school-aged classmates in Dallas, Texas, and the end of the war.
Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Schectman, Ethel Reisberg
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisburg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Description: Interview with Ethel Reisburg Schectman of Fort Worth, Texas, who was born in New York City during the Great Depression to Jewish Polish immigrant parents. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences of World War II on the home front, including memories of D-Day, iron metal scrap drives, victory gardens, rationing, V-E and V-J Days, and what it was like being Jewish in Dallas during that time.
Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Schectman, Ethel Reisburg
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Photograph of Theresa Allen Building Airplanes]

Description: Photograph of Theresa Allen building airplanes. Allen is surrounded by cables and is wearing a white blouse with stars on it. Her name tag reads "222." Handwritten text on the back reads, "My mother, Theresa Allen building airplanes in Grand Prairie. She later worked at all three drug stores at corner of Main & Center - Terey Bros., Johnstons, Coulter's and later Workman's. My dad worked at the 'Bomber Plant' at Ft. Worth."
Date: unknown
Creator: North American Aviation, Inc.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Transfer of Life Insurance Records]

Description: Letter from the Veterans Administration to Justin L. Bible, informing him that his National Service life insurance records have been transferred due to a recent change in his address.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Powers, J. B.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Veterans Administration Letter]

Description: Letter from R. N. Fish of the Veterans Administration to Justin L. Bible, informing him that he is not eligible for additional educational benefits because he did not initiate his training on or before July 25, 1951.
Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Fish, R. N.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[War Ration Book Four: Ewing Gardner]

Description: Book of ration stamps issued to Ewing R. Gardner during World War II. Many stamps are still in the book, although some of them are loose.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum