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United States Office of War Information

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Works: 1,795 works in 2,418 publications in 1 language and 15,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  War films  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Drama  Maps  World atlases  Historical films  Short films 
Roles: prn, Editor, Publisher, Photographer, Other
Classifications: TR820.5, 791.4372
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Bound for glory : America in color, 1939-43 by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 180 full-color photographs from the Library of Congress's Farm Security Administration collection, taken by FSA photographers from 1939 to 1943, creating a portrait of America as it began to emerge from the Great Depression and prepared to fightWorld War II
Human relations in a changing world; observations on the use of the social sciences by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The foundation of this book is a particular experience in applying some of the principles and methods of social science, especially cultural anthropology, sociology and psychiatry, to the wartime analysis of Japanese morale. The work was done for policy makers in the Government who needed to know about the nature of Japanese morale, its strength, what changes were occurring and what, if anything, could be achieved by psychological warfare. After victory it became possible to re-examine many of the conclusions with the benefit of later information; early diagnoses were compared with how things did, in fact, turn out. Now, due to the lifting of security restrictions, it is possible to report the result. The aim is to present one set of experiences and some suggestions arising from them in the hope that they are pertinent to the employment of social science in a world situation where it is badly needed. In short, there is here an orientation in the light of which a particular account is given and some general conclusions drawn. The presentation is planned in that order: Part I, The Setting, concerns the point of view that permeates the book; Part II, A Case History in Applied Social Science, tells the story of a wartime analysis of Japanese morale; Part III, The Use of Applied Social Science, deals with the implications for the present and future"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
A War atlas for Americans( )

7 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true glory : from D-Day to the fall of Berlin by Carol Reed( Visual )

31 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 2: From D-Day to Paris: Covers the liberation of Cherbourg and Caen, the German counterattack on Mortain, and culminates with the liberation of Paris. From Paris to the Rhine: Covers the war during the last months of 1944 including the war in the Balkans, Hungary and Scandinavia. From the Rhine to Victory: Covers the closing stages of the war against Germany including the Western Allies crossing the Rhine, the opening of concentration camps and the capture of Berlin
Times of sorrow & hope : documenting everyday life in Pennsylvania during the Depression and World War II : a photographic record( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1935 and 1946 a group of photographers working for the federal government fanned out across the country to record American life in pictures. Among them were some of the great documentary photographers in American history—including Marjory Collins, Jack Delano, Sheldon Dick, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Marion Post Wolcott. This massive photographic project, carried out primarily under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) and later preserved at the Library of Congress, was unrivaled in scope: no comparable attempt to document life in this country has ever been made. Times of Sorrow and Hope is devoted to the Pennsylvania photographs in the FSA-OWI collection. It is both a book and an online catalog. The Times of Sorrow and Hope book features 150 selected images from the approximately 6,000 Pennsylvania photographs, and they cover themes ranging from coal mining, steelworkers, and women in wartime industries to cities and small towns, farm life, family life, and life among the Amish and Mennonites. The book also includes an essay introducing the FSA-OWI project, an introduction to the catalog of the entire collection of Pennsylvania photographs, and a historical essay on Pennsylvania during the Great Depression and World War II"--Publisher's website
American handbook by United States( Book )

7 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation and expansion of the handbook designed originally for the use of the Office of war information outposts throughout the world. A condensed version by the News and feature bureau of the Office of war information was published in London, 1943, under title: A handbook of the United States of America
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the crew of the bomber Memphis Belle on a war-time mission over Germany during World War II, including preparations for the raid, the takeoff from England, the flight, bombing the submarine base at Wilhelmshaven, and the return to base
Prelude to war by Frank Capra( Visual )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally shown to American soldiers who were going overseas in 1942. Shows film clips of events from 1933 to 1939 which prompted the United States' entry into World War II, such as the Japanese conquest of Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the rise of Hitler. Explains the Axis plan of world conquest. The war is portrayed as a struggle for the preservation of a free world
U.S. news review( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News stories include the introduction of the Mosquito reconnaisance bomber, the war in New Guinea, urging those at home to repair appliances as new ones are not available, the bombing on Naples, Italy, a letter to his fellow workers from machinist Arthur Hocking whose son has been killed in the war urging them to do everything possible to wind up the war, the United States Coast Guard song is played over scenes of Coast Guard life
U.S. news review( Visual )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newsreel contains stories about Veronica Lake getting her hair cut to promote worker safety, how absence from factory jobs can affect soldiers, how women going to war is affecting the care of children, British planes bomb Bremen, a sing-along version of the Army Air Corps song
Michigan remembered : photographs from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, 1936-1943( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the collection of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress are more than 1500 photographs of the state of Michigan during the depression and wartime years of the 1930s and 1940s, taken by some of the most talented photographs of that generation." "The FSA photographs have become the nation's visual memory of these trying times. Michigan Remembered contains 150 of these images, chosen to represent various geographic areas of Michigan, the economic diversity of the state and its people, and a broad range of subjects ranging from urban and industrial scenes of Detroit and the surrounding areas to images of the Upper Peninsula and rural and community life in the Lower Peninsula."--Jacket
The photographs of Ben Shahn by Ben Shahn( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Gordon Parks by Gordon Parks( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Battle stations for all : the story of the fight to control living costs by United States( Book )

7 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet outlines the ways that American citizens at home during the war can help to control inflation and living costs in their communities
The photographs of Marion Post Wolcott by Marion Post Wolcott( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radar, a report on science at war by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in WWII( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether it was by volunteering on the home front, serving in the military or working on production lines, women were definitely America's secret weapon during World War II. Before the Second World War, women were viewed mainly as wives and mothers. But during the war, that all changed. See how in Women of World War II, a special collection of 13 National Archives films, including one featuring Eleanor Roosevelt"--Container
War jobs for women by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A booklet prepared for women seeking jobs during World War II
Handbook of emergency war agencies by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State absentee voting and registration laws by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bound for glory : America in color, 1939-43
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Department of State. Interim International Information Service

controlled identityUnited States. Office for Emergency Management

controlled identityUnited States. Office for Emergency Management. Division of Information

controlled identityUnited States. Office of Coordinator of Information

controlled identityUnited States. Office of Facts and Figures

controlled identityUnited States. Office of Government Reports

Amerika Gasshukoku Senji Johokyoku

Amerika Senji Johokyoku

Amerikanske krigsinformasjonskontor

Amt für Kriegsinformationen der Vereinigten Staaten

Bippa

Biuro Informacji Wojennej

Biuro Informacji Wojennych.

Biuro informacyj wojennych Stanów Zjednoczonych

Bi︠u︡ro informat︠s︡ii S.Sh.A.

Bi︠u︡ro voennoĭ informat︠s︡ii S.Sh.A.

De Forente staters krigsinformasjonskontor

Det Amerikanske krigsinformasjonskontor

Etats-Unis Office d'information de guerre

États-Unis. Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information

États-Unis Office of War Information

Etats-Unis War information office

forente staters krigsinformasjonskontor

Hypēresia Plērophoriōn tōn Hēnōmenōn Politeiōn

Informat︠s︡ionnoe bi︠u︡ro S.Sh.A.

L'Office d'information de guerre des Etats-Unis

O.W.I.

Office d'Information de Guerre

Office d'information de guerre des Etats-Unis.

Office d'information de guerre des États-Unis d'Amérique

Office d'Information de Guerre United States

Office of Facts and Figures

Office of War Information.

Office of War Information United States

Oficina de Información de Guerra de Estados Unidos

Oficina de Información de Guerra de los EE. UU.

Owi

Secretaria das Informações de Guerra dos E.U.A.

Stany Zjednoczone. Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information.

Stany Zjednoczone Office of War Information

U.S. Office of War Information

Ufficio informazioni di guerra degli Stati Uniti d'America

United States Office d'Information de Guerre

United States. Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information

United States Office of Facts and Figures

United States Office of War Information

United States Office of War Information agenzia governativa statunitense

United States Ufficio Informazioni di Guerra

United States. War information office

United States War Information, Office of

Upplýsingaskriftstofu Bandaríkjanna

アメリカ ガッシュウコク センジ ジョウホウキョク

アメリカ センジ ジョウホウキョク

アメリカ戦時情報局

戦争情報局

美国战时情报局

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English (179)

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Times of sorrow & hope : documenting everyday life in Pennsylvania during the Depression and World War II : a photographic recordMichigan remembered : photographs from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, 1936-1943The photographs of Ben ShahnThe photographs of Marion Post Wolcott