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United States Office of War Information

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Works: 2,009 works in 2,758 publications in 2 languages and 17,749 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Nonfiction films  History  Maps  World atlases  Historical films  War films  Short films 
Roles: prn, Editor, Publisher, isb, Other, Photographer, Contributor
Classifications: E178, 779.9973917
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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 808 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 )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 560 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)
The Memphis Belle : a story of a flying fortress by USA( Visual )

7 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the remarkable story of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress that survived 25 bombing runs through the flak and fighter filled skies over the Third Reich during World War II. B-17 crews conducted dangerous daylight raids without fighter escorts. Surviving the loss of a total of nine engines, both wings, both landing gear and two tails, she was the first to complete 25 combat missions and keep her entire crew alive - her trail of invincibility made her famous. Also includes four short films about the B-17 bomber
A War atlas for Americans( )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, co-directed by Carol Reed and Garson Kanin, is about the major engagements from D-Day to the fall of Berlin and features an introduction by General Dwight D. Eisenhower
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 302 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
Prelude to war by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and held by 292 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
American handbook by United States( Book )

7 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 285 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
U.S. news review( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News stories include the introduction of the Mosquito reconnaissance 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 )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 282 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
Beaufort bomber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video, created by the U.S. Government's Office of Information during World War II, shows the manufacture of Beaufort bomber airplanes
Battle stations for all : the story of the fight to control living costs by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 201 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 Gordon Parks by Gordon Parks( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografier fra Library of Congress' samling
Michigan remembered : photographs from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, 1936-1943( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 152 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."--BOOK JACKET
The photographs of Ben Shahn by Ben Shahn( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The approximately 172,000 film negatives and transparencies in the Library of Congress's collection from the Farm Security Administration (FSA), later the Office of War Information (OWI), provide a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and World War II." "This government photography project, headed by Roy E. Stryker, employed many relatively unknown names who later became some of the twentieth-century's best-known photographers, such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, and Carl Mydans. Initially conceived to document government loans to farmers and their subsequent resettlement in suburban communities, the project expanded to create a visual record of agricultural workers across the United States, Later, Stryker's photographers recorded both rural and urban centers as the nation prepared for World War II."--BOOK JACKET
The photographs of Marion Post Wolcott by Marion Post Wolcott( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War jobs for women by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A booklet prepared for women seeking jobs during World War II
Fishery resources of the United States of America by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maryland in black and white : documentary photography from the Great Depression and World War II by Constance B Schulz( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs produced by a federal agency which operated 1935-1943, initially as the Historical Section of the Resettlement Administration, which in 1937 became the Farm Security Administration, later as a section of the Domestic Services Branch of the Office of War Information
 
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Bound for glory : America in color, 1939-43
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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
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

Amerikaansche Bureau voor Oorlogsinlichtingen

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

États-Unis Office d'information de guerre

États-Unis Office for emergency management Office of war information

États-Unis Office of War Information

États-Unis War information office

Forente stater Office of War Information

Forente Staters Krigsinformas Jonskontor

forente staters krigsinformasjonskontor

Hypēresia Plērophoriōn tōn Hēnōmenōn Politeiōn

Informat︠s︡ionnoe bi︠u︡ro S.Sh.A.

Jungtinės Valstijos Office of War Information

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

O.W.I.

Office d'Information de Guerre

Office d'information de guerre des États-Unis

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

Office d'Information de Guerre United States

Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information

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.

Oficina de Información 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 Office of War Information US-Regierungsbehörde zur Verbreitung von Kriegsinformationen und -propaganda

United States Ufficio Informazioni di Guerra

United States. War information office

United States War Information, Office of

Upplýsingaskriftstofu Bandaríkjanna

US Office of War Information.

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アメリカ センジ ジョウホウキョク

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美国战时情报局

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