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An unlikely band of information hunters—librarians, archivists, and scholars—came together during World War II, their war effort centered on collecting books and documents. They gathered enemy publications in the spy-ridden cities of Stockholm and Lisbon, searched for records in liberated Paris and the rubble of Berlin, seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools, and unearthed […]

To General Malin Craig June 1, 1939 Bello Horizante, Brazil Dear Chief: Your radio of May 29th reached me here in the mountains last night.1 Thanks for the news and especially for the greeting. I have been traveling since last Wednesday, six days ago—all by air, with a very strenuous program everywhere and a devilish […]



Winning the War with Women, May 28,
Author: Wilkins, Kimberly Beth
Collection: ,

Women on the Home Front During World War II

The campaign of the advertising industry, United States government and mass media which redefined the role of women during World War II.

Vital for Victory: American Women on the Homefront During World War II, May 27,
Author: Ciocca, Jennifer
Publisher: George C. Marshall Foundation
Collection: ,

The media influenced women on the homefront throughout World War II in innumerable ways. Once the United States realized that every natural resource had to be tapped in order to facilitate victory, women became a primary focus of the government’s efforts through the media.

Contents: 1. Memo to the Secretary of War from Marshall 2. Letter from Secretary of State to Secretary of War regarding proposed approach to the Irish government on the question of naval and air bases in Ireland. 3. Paraphrase of telegram from U.S. Ambassador to Britain John Gilbert Winant to Secretary of State.


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MEMORANDUM FOR GENERAL MARSHALL: Attached hereto find Memorandum containing the gist of the Magnet Plan per your instructions to General Malony of January 1st. Harry J. Malony Brigadier General, G.S.C. Deputy Chief of Staff Attachment: The Projected Establishment of United States Forces in Northern Ireland. Marshall wrote “OK GCM” on bottom.


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