1 Reply Latest reply on May 11, 2020 10:08 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking citation from Sixth War Loan Drive in 1945

    Bea Reifeis Newbie

      Where can I find a copy of a citation given to our town's chairman of the Sixth War Loan drive?

        • Re: Seeking citation from Sixth War Loan Drive in 1945
          Jason Atkinson Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Reifeis,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Records Relating to War Loans Drives and War Financing, 1941 - 1944, Records Relating to War Loans Drives and War Financing, 1941 - 1944, and Records Relating to Fiscal Policy During the Second World War, 1935 - 1951 in the General Records of the Department of the Treasury (Record Group 56). These records generally reflect federal policy-making and may or may not have information about local initiatives. For more information about these records, please contact National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.

          If the citation was from the President of the United States, a record of the citation might be at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and may be contacted via email at Archives.FDR@nara.gov. If it came from Congress, a record of the citation might be in custody of the Center for Legislative Archives and may be contacted via email at legislative.archives@nara.gov.

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from these NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          State and local war loan drive committees were made up of volunteers and like many volunteer organizations at the local level which contributed to the war effort, their records were not systematically retained by the federal government. Such records were sometimes retained by or donated to state and local institutions. You may wish to contact state and local historical societies, public and university libraries, archives, and history museums to inquire about the records of the committee or the personal papers of the chairman.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!