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Envelope with Treasury Department War Savings Staff label

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.60 a

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Paper envelope with printed postal information used to mail US war posters. It was issued by the Treasury Department and distributed by the Office of War Information. On June 13, 1942 the OWI was created with the purpose of communicating the war to the American public by posters, photographs, radio shows, and films. They commissioned work from leading artists of the period. The OWI’s goal was to place posters in the street-level windows of every store, office, and restaurant in every city and town across the United States. The posters would be exchanged for new ones every two weeks.
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1944
    Geography
    publication: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
    Markings
    front, top left corner, black ink : TREASURY DEPARTMENT / WAR SAVINGS STAFF / 236 EAST 24TH STREET / CHICAGO, ILL. / OFFICIAL BUSINESS
    front, top left corner, stamped, black ink : 1.16
    front, top right corner, black ink : PENALTY FOR PRIVATE USE TO AVOID / PAYMENT OF POSTAGE $300
    front, center, black ink : Mr. Philip Baller, /
    Contributor
    Printer: United States Government Printing Office
    Issuer: United States Department of Treasury
    Distributor: United States Office of War Information
    Biography
    The United States Office of War Information (OWI) was created on June 13, 1942, to centralize and control the content and production of government information and propaganda about the war. It coordinated the release of war news for domestic use, and using posters along with radio broadcasts, worked to promote patriotism, warn about foreign spies, and recruit women into war work. The office also established an overseas branch, which launched a large-scale information and propaganda campaign abroad. The government appealed to the public through popular culture and more than a quarter of a billion dollars' worth of advertising was donated during the first three years of the National Defense Savings Program. Victory in Europe was declared on May 8, 1945, and in Japan on September 2, 1945. The OWI ceased operation in September.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Information Forms
    Category
    Correspondence
    Physical Description
    Light brown, paper envelope with printed postal information. The top seal flap lies loose on the back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 8.375 inches (21.273 cm) | Width: 11.500 inches (29.21 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bailer, Philip.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The envelope was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988 by David and Zelda Silberman.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:29:30
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