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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.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Envelope from Corporal Park B. Fielder, 1945]

Description: An envelope from Corporal Park B. Fielder addressed to Reverend and Mrs. C. B. Fielder and sent on June 9, 1945. A stamp in the lower-left corner says "Passed by U.S. Army Examiner 41073."
Date: June 9, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from the Veterans Administration to Justin L. Bible]

Description: Letter from R. N. Fish representing the Veterans Administration to Justin L. Bible, informing him that of the evidence he must provide to gain additional subsistence allowance because of dependency.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Fish, R. N.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House 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
Item Type: Sound
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
Item Type: Text
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Photograph of Two Servicemen and Two Women at Night Club]

Description: Photograph of two servicemen and two women at a night club in Dallas called Bagdad. The men are holding bottles of beer and the group is standing in front of a patterned curtain.
Date: January 28, 1945
Creator: W. M. Stein Photography
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[World War II Memories: Mercedes McCaleb]

Description: Autobiographical text describing Mercedes Laverne McCaleb's time in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including her enlistment, training, and assignment to Kansas City, Missouri.
Date: unknown
Creator: McCaleb, Mercedes Laverne
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum