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Dear Ms. Cropley,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
You may find some useful information in historical newspapers and magazines from the 1940s. Many are available online from places like the Library of Congress Chronicling America website. Your local historical society or public library may also be able to provide additional periodicals. We suggest that you contact them directly for assistance researching the home front during World War II in your area (or in the area where your parents were living at the time).
A number of books have also been written about the home front during World War II. We searched WorldCat and located numerous resources related to World War II and the home front that may be of interest to you. Again, a local librarian or historical society should be able to direct you to more specific resources like relevant biographies, memoirs, oral histories, and other records of the time period and place you are researching.
We hope this is helpful.
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In addition to the resources Rachael supplied, we'd also recommend taking a look at the Library of Congress Veteran's History Project Voices of War content. Not all interviews are with military veterans, but include spouses and family members with "Civilian" status, as well! Some examples include civilians Marion Reh Gurfein and Clare Marie Morrison Crane.
Best of luck in your research!
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