United States. War Production Board. Records, 1941-1945: Finding Aid.
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Creator: United States. War Production Board
Title: United States War Production Board records
Quantity: 1 collection (11 Paige boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection consists of official records of the New England Regional Branch of
the War Production Board. Much of the correspondence involves William A. Rossiter,
who was the Chief Consultant of the Regional Priorities Department in Boston, Massachusetts.
There is also a large amount of material relating to specific materials that were
under regulated production during World War II.
This collection was donated to the Harvard Law School Library by Professor Richard
Field ca. 1975.
Processed by Anne Lozier, January 2000.
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School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard
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The War Resources Board was established August 9, 1939, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
as a civilian advisory group to collaborate with the Joint Army and Navy Munitions
Board in formulating economic mobilization policies. It was abolished November 24,
1939. The Advisory Commission to the World War I Council of National Defense was revived,
May 29, 1940. Three of its functional divisions (Industrial Production, Industrial
Materials, and Labor), responsible for the stockpiling and delivery of critical raw
materials, were integrated into the Office of Production Management, established January
7, 1941, to develop and execute policies relating to the production of defense materials.
On August 28, 1941, OPM's Priorities Board was replaced by the Supply Priorities Allocation
Board, which was responsible for coordinating the supply and allocation of defense-related
materials and commodities. The Supply Priorities Allocation Board, and subsequently
all of OPM, was superseded by War Production Board, January 1942.
- Series I. Field Service Programs, 1943-19451943-1945
- Series II. Preference Rating Orders (Obsolete), from theOffice of Production Management, Division
- Series III. Controlled Materials Plan [CMP]
- Series IV. Revoked Preference Orders
- Series V. "T" Transportation Orders(Obsolete)
- Series VI. "U" Utility Orders
- Series VII."U" utility Orders Revoked(Obsolete)
- Series VIII. Blank monthly report forms for inventory, shipping,orders, production, consumption,
- Series IX. Memos and instructions regarding procedures andrules relating to various materials
- Series X. Priority Regulations (Obsolete)
- Series XI. Field Processing Instructions
- Series XII. Subject File Inquiries
- Sereis XIII. Programs, Directives, Manuals
- Series XIV. Pages from the Manual of OperatingProcedures
- Series XV. "M" Direct Allocation Orders
- Series XVI. Controlled Materials PlanDivision
- Series XVII. Regulations applicable to the Controlled MaterialsPlan
- Series XVIII. Subject Files - General
- Series XIX. Miscellaneous forms
- Series XX. Field Service Bulletins
- Series XXI. Obsolete SubjectFiles
This collection consists of official records of the New England Regional Branch of
the War Production Board. Most of the records are forms, directives, orders, letters,
inquiries, and procedure manuals, and span the dates 1941-1945. Much of the correspondence
involves William A. Rossiter, who was the Chief Consultant of the Regional Priorities
Department in Boston, Massachusetts. There is also a large amount of information on
specific materials that were under regulated production during World War II. This
collection may be useful to anyone researching war production regulation, local war
effort and the war effort in general, government agencies, or the detailed treatment
of certain materials during wartime.
The collection remains in the order in which it was received, with material generally
arranged by department and division, type of form, or specific material.
- Series: Inquiries, 1942-1945
Memos, telegrams, and forms regarding questions about procedures and operations, such
as application processing, product ratings and authorizations.
- 1-1. General Program Section
- 1-2. General Operation Section
- 1-3. PD-1A (Priorities Department, code refers to priorities order number)
- Series: Field Service Programs, 1943-1945
Memos, forms, correspondence and inquiries regarding Field Processing Instructions
[FPI] for Field Service Programs 1-40:
- 1-4. Program 1, 1944 - discusses applications for stop watches, excelsior, portable air
compressors, lumber, broadcasting stations, textiles, work gloves, motors.
- 1-5. Program 2, 1944 - Quota control accounting
- 1-6. Program 3, 1944
- 1-7. Program 4, 1944 - Construction
- 1-8. Program 5, 1944-1945 - Control of resumption or expansion of production
- 1-9. Program 6, 1944 - Manpower requirements
- 1-10. Program 7, 1944 - Limitation order on photographic equipment
- 1-11. Program 8, 1944 - Plumbing and Heating Division
- 1-12. Program 11, 1944 - Construction machinery
- 1-13. Program 17, 1944 - Copper wire
- 1-14. Program 18, 1944-1945 - Controlled materials (Steel, Copper, Aluminum)
- 1-15. Program 19, 1944 - Photographic Equipment, Domestic Refrigeration, and Electric Fans
- 1-16. Program 21, 1944 - Machinery Equipment
- 1-17. Program 22, 1944 - Material Disposal
- 1-18. Program 24, 1944 - Applications for Tire Repair
- 1-19. Program 26, 1944 - Hot Drink Containers
- 1-20. Program 27, 1944 - Electric Irons
- 1-21. Program 28, 1944 - Automotive
- 1-22. Program 29, 1944 - Machine Tools
- 1-23. Program 30, 1944 - House Trailers
- 1-24. Program 31, 1944 - Ammunition program
- 1-25. Program 32, 1944 - Paper, pulp and paperboard
- 1-26. Program 33, 1944 - Frozen food lockers, refrigeration
- 1-27. Program 34, 1944 - Typewriters
- 1-28. Program 40, 1944 - Authorization, radio and radar
- 1-29. Miscellaneous Procedures, 1944-1945 - General processing
- 1-30. Automotive, 1943-1945
- 1-31. Chemicals, 1943-1945
- Series: Controlled Materials Plan [CMP]
Refers to the three controlled materials, steel, copper, and aluminum.
- 1-32. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 1, 1943-1945
- 1-33. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 4, 1944-1945
- 1-34. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 4a, 1943
- 1-35. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 4b, 1944-1945
- 1-36. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 5, 1943-1945
- 1-37. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 5a, 1943-1945
- 1-38. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 8, 1943
- 1-39. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 9, 1943
- 1-40. Correspondence Concerning CMP Regulation 9a, Discusses maintenance and repair, 1944-1945
- 1-41. Construction, 1943-1945
- 1-42. Containers, 1943-1945
- 1-43. Electrical Equipment, 1944-1945
- 1-44. Electrical Appliances, 1943-1945
- 1-45. Farmers, 1943-1945
- 1-46. Footwear, 1943-1945
- 1-47. Furniture, 1944-1945
- 1-48. General, 1944-1945
- 1-49. Gloves, 1943-1945
- 1-50. Imports, 1944
- 1-51. Iron and Steel, 1945
- 1-52. Laboratories, 1944-1945
- 1-53. Lumber, 1944-1945
- Series: Preference Rating Orders (Obsolete). From the Office of Production Management, Division
Consisting of memos and forms, addressed to producers and suppliers for the following
- 1-54. P1-5, 1941: Airframes, Airplane engines and propellers, electric traveling cranes,
machine tools, cranes and hoists
- 1-55. P6-10, 1942: defense supplies, merchant ship construction, freight cars; airframes,
gun turrets, propellers, and engines for heavy bombers, gun sights, bomb sights, and
gunfire controls for heavy bombers, turbo superchargers for heavy bombers
- 1-56. P11-15, 1942: metalworking equipment, aluminum scrap, airframes, ship ways, electrical
relays and solenoid assemblies
- 1-57. P16-20, 1941-1942: radio receiving, transmitting, and directional equipment, canning
machinery and equipment, cutting tools, defense project materials, locomotives
- 1-58. P21-25, 1941-1942: Locomotive repair, repairs, mining machinery, experimental and
research work, light tanks
- 1-59. P26-30, 1942-1943: tanks, health supplies
- 1-60. P31-35, 1941-1942: foundry equipment, farm machinery and equipment, armored half track
- 1-61. P36-40, 1941-1942: welding machines, industrial lift trucks
- 1-62. P41-45, 1941-1945: defense projects, canning machinery and equipment, research laboratories,
motorized fire apparatus
- 1-63. P46-50, 1941-1942: utilities, maintenance and repair of air transportation facilities,
- 1-65. P51-55, 1941-1945: aircraft accessories, maintenance and repair of textile machinery,
motor trucks truck trailers and passenger carriers, defense housing projects
- 1-66. P56-60, 1941-1944: mines and smelters, replacement parts for passenger automobiles
and light trucks, South American copper producers
- 1-67. P61-65, 1941-1943: copper scrap, laboratory equipment and reagent chemicals, marine
- 1-68. P66-70, 1941-1943: iron and steel production
- 1-69. P71-75, 1941-1943: private housing projects, elevator escalator dumbwaiter repair,
smelters, heat-treating furnaces, defense products
- 1-70. P76-80, 1941-1943: Container steel, rebuilding of machine tools, conveyor machinery,
- 1-71. P81-85, 1941-1943: blind-made products, petroleum supply houses, plumbing and heating
repairs, resistance welding alloy electrodes
- 1-72. P86-90, 1941-1944: industrial explosives, insecticides, railroad maintenance repair
and operating supplies, production of chemicals-maintenance, repair and operating
- 1-73. P91-95, 1941-1942: elevator escalator dumbwaiter production, defense training classes
for welders, printing ink, attachments and repair parts for farm machinery and equipment
- 1-74. P96-100, 1941-1945: production refining transportation and marketing of petroleum,
repair maintenance and operating supplies
- 1-75. P101-105, 1941-1942: wire, refineries
- 1-76. P106-110, 1941-1942: copper mills, replacement parts for edium and heavy trucks, fire
protective equipment, aircraft products, low-cost remodeling
- 1-77. P111-115, 1942-1943: fruit vegetable and fish canning plants
- 1-78. P116-120, 1942-1944: Osnaburgs, dairy product plants, aluminum and magnesium producers
- 1-79. P121-125, 1942-1943: military and naval aircraft
- 1-80. P126-130, 1942-1943: emergency service of refrigerating and air conditioning equipment,
communications - wire and radio, communications - telephone
- 1-81. P131-135, 1942-1944: officer's uniform, communication - telegraph and cable, reagent
- 1-82. P136-140, 1942-1945: processors of metal scrap, maintenance and repair of loggers
and sawmills, wooden and fiber shipping containers
- 1-83. P141-145, 1943-1945: public sanitation services, transportation systems operation,
- 1-84. P146-150, 1944: fiber shipping containers, can enamel
- 1-85. P151-155, 1945 metal strappings, distributors of farm machinery repair parts
- Series: Revoked Preference Orders
- 1-86. 1943-1945
- P-47 civilian aircraft
- P-84 plumbing and heating equipment
- P-115 canning plants - fruits vegetables fish
- P-116 textile clothing and leather - Osnaburgs
- P-118 processing plants - dairy and eggs
- P-122 military and naval aircraft
- P-130 communications
- P-133 radio and radar
- P-136 processors of metal scrap
- P-150 service trades
- Series: "T" Transportation Orders (Obsolete)
- 1-87. 1943-1944
T-1, T-2, Haulage conservation, controlled shipments, transportation and storage of
- Series: "U" Utility Orders
- 1-88. 1943-1945
- U-1 Electric, Gas, Water and Steam Utilities - materials
- U-2 Communications - Conservation Order for telephone industry
- U-3 Communications - Preference Order Rating for telephone industry
- U-4 Communications - Preference Order Rating for telegraph industry
- U-5 Communications - Order restricting transfer of wire communication equipment.
- U-6 General Conservation Order for wire and cable telegraph industry
- U-7 Power Water Gas and Communications (amended to Central Steam heat)
- U-8 Communications Order limiting the manufacture of telephones
- U-9 Power Water gas and Central Steam Heat (some interesting Q&A material for explanation
- Series: "U" utility Orders Revoked (Obsolete)
- 1-89. 1943-1945
- U-1 Power, Water, Gas, and Central Steam Heat
- U-5 Communications
- U-6 Communications
- U-7 Power, Water, Gas, and Central Steam Heat
- U-8 Communications Order limiting the manufacture of telephones
- U-9 Power, Water, Gas, and Central Steam Heat
- Series: Blank monthly report forms for inventory, shipping, orders, production, consumption,
- 2-1 to 2-18. WPB Blank Forms 1-4250
- Series: Memos and instructions regarding procedures and rules relating to various materials
- 2-19. WPBI Forms 1-225: steel plate, copper, zinc, snow removal equipment, cadmium, musical
instruments, rubber, ammunition (NRA), electronics, construction, truck and trailers,
oil burners, electric generators, brass and wire mills, engines, farm machinery, lumber,
dry kilns, brass and bronze foundries, cork, commercial cooking and dishwashing equipment,
- 2-20. WPBI Forms 226-500: nickel, metal ware, machine tools, grain, steel, valves and pipe
fittings, research laboratories, cutlery, frogs and switches, luggage, food processing
machinery, foreign silver, pens and pencils, rubber, farm machinery, tire chain, railroad
and transit operators, industrial power trucks, fertilizer, school and hospital construction,
x-ray apparatus, aluminum, chemicals division, industrial pumps, shoes.
- 2-21. WPBI Forms 501-725: ethyl alcohol, chemicals division, brass mills, copper, valves
and pipe fittings, aluminum, machine tool equipment, rubber, iron foundries, graphite,
freon, construction machinery, model aircraft kits, wax, wood pulp, gas, water utility,
- 2-22. WPBI Forms 726-1000: lead, cutlery, steel, paper, cement, upholstery, copper, knitted
outer wear, rubber, grain, dairy machinery, foreign mine and smelters, nickel salts,
vacuum tubes, bakery machinery, repair shops, sawmills, allotment return, pens and
pencils, aluminum, men's and boys heavy knit underwear, farm machinery, iron, diesel
engines, brass, metal cots, utilities, transportation cars, gas in the Appalachian
area, fertilizer, printing and publishing, radio and radar, truck and trailer bodies.
- 2-23. WPBI Forms 1001-1225: aluminum, cotton, copper, steel, electrical instruments, auto
replacement parts, scrap silver, iron, radar, rubber, fuel, shipping containers, infants
and children's knit underwear, photographing and projection equipment, cattle hides,
gas in California, abrasives, wooden furniture, lead, tin, kapok, paper, cotton linters,
electronics, monorail systems, platinum.
- 2-24. WPBI Forms 1226-1500: aluminum, brass, steel, railroad freight cars, galley stoves,
platinum, grain, iron, twill and cotton, electric motors and generators, pig iron,
magnesium, paper, magnet wire, water heaters, storage tanks, oil and gasoline filters,
lead, rope, office machinery.
- 2-25. WPBI Forms 1501-1725: powders, utilities, containers, tool steel, stainless steel,
bearings, pig iron, x-ray, lumber, beds, snow suits, tires.
- 2-26. WPBI Forms 1726-2000: marine diesel engines, industrial wire cloth and screen, aluminum,
construction guide, domestic silver, farmers, brass mills, canning plants, electric
appliances, hand tools, plumbing and heating, office supplies, furniture, games and
toys, utensils, jewelry, building materials.
- 2-27. WPBI Forms 2001-2225: floor and wall furnaces, refrigeration, rural electric extension,
lumber, brass mills, telephone operators, steel, rubber, manpower information, non-electric
commercial cooking equipment, domestic cooking stoves, heating stoves, photographic
film, farm machinery.
- 2-28. WPBI Forms 2226-2500: steel orders from Hawaiian buyers, electric utilities, aluminum,
farm machinery, steel, copper, cotton, knit goods, lumber, telephone and telegraph.
- Series: Field Processing Instructions
Priority Regulations (Obsolete)
- 3-1. Priority Regulations 1-10, 1941-1945
- 3-2. Priority Regulations 11-17, 1942-1945
- 3-3. Priority Regulation 18, 1943-1945
- 3-4. Priority Regulations revoked, 1945
- 3-5. Delegation of Authority, 1943-1944
- 3-6. Rubber orders, 1943-1945
- 3-7. Revoked rubber orders, 1945
- 3-8. General section, 1943-1945
- 3-9. Field Processing Instructions [FPI], Program 1 - General thru 1 - CDGS [Consumer Durable
Goods Division], 1943-1944
- The following field processing instructions were distributed for filing in the field
service manual; many include alphabetical indexes to products included in each program.
- 3-10. FPI Program 1 - Chem thru 1 - FSO, 1943-1945
- 3-11. FPI Program 1 - GIEQ thru 1 - Rubber, 1943-1945
- 3-12. FPI Program 1 - sate thru 1 - zinc, 1943-1945
- 3-13. FPI Program 2 - 4, 1943-1945
- 3-14 to 3-18. FPI Program 5 - 35, 1943-1945
- Series: Subject File Inquiries
These documents contain detailed rules and regulations regarding organizational procedures
and specific materials used in military and civilian production.
- 4-1. Aircraft, 1943-1944
- 4-2. Aluminum, 1943-1944
- 4-3. Appeals, 1943-1944
- 4-4. Automotive, 1943-1944
- 4-5. Cellophane, 1943-1944
- 4-6. Chemicals, 1943-1945
- 4-7. Church Goods, 1944
- 4-8 to 4-16. Controlled Materials Production Regulations 1-10
- 4-17. Consumer's Goods Inventories
- 4-19. Construction Machinery and Equipment
- 4-21. Conveying Machinery and Equipment
- 4-22. Coordinator of Ship Repair and Conversion
- 4-24. Critical Common Components
- 4-26. Farm Machinery and Equipment
- 4-29. Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures
- 4-30. Food Processing Machinery
- 4-35. Industrial Machinery
- 4-39. Office Supplies and Equipment
- 4-43. Plumbing and Heating
- 4-44. Printing and Publishing
- 4-45. Refrigerator and Air Conditioning Equipment
- 4-51. Textile Fiber, Clothing, and Leather Machinery
- 4-53. Marine Engines, Fishing, Vessels, etc.
- 4-54. Metal Furniture and Fixtures
- 4-57. Paper Cups and Paper Food Containers
- 4-58. Paper and Paper Products
- 4-60. Plumbing and Heating
- 4-61. Printing and Publishing ("What the 'L'" pamphlet)
- 4-62 to 4-71. Priorities Regulations 1-27
- 4-72. Red Cross, USO, etc.
- 4-76. Textile: M388 Series, Clothing Rating
- 4-77. Textile: Miscellaneous
- 4-78. Textile: Clothing (Other than M388)
- 4-79. Textile: Fibers, Leather, etc. Producers
- 4-80. Textile: M73 Woolen
- 4-82. Textile: M317 Cotton textiles
- 4-83. Textile: M328 General
- 4-87. Wood Working Machinery
- Series: Programs, Directives, Manuals
Field Service Programs from the Office of Procedures
- 5-1. Field Service Programs 1-18:
Introduction, general operations section, procedural notices, emergency assistance
pages from Field Service Manual, 1943-1945
Subjects include: accounts and reports, delegations of authority, tax amortization
applications, reporting and recording of applications, table of contents, special
ratings and special directions, preference rating certificates, construction operations,
frozen food locker plants, plumbing and heating, housing, radio and radar, copper
wire, appeals, CMPs.
- 5-2. Field Service Programs 19-36:
Introduction, general operations section, procedural notices, emergency assistance
pages from Field Service Manual, 1943-1945
Subjects include: processing PD (Priorities Division) applications, photographic and
projection equipment, metal office and industrial furniture and fixtures, domestic
watt-hour meters, farm machinery and equipment, redistribution (used material, processing
requests for material, surplus material), mining, tire retreading recapping and repair,
rubber, containers, consumers durable goods, machine tools, house trailers, paper-making
machinery, refrigeration equipment, experimental models, utilities order, tools and
equipment for civilian production, spot authorization)
- 5-3. Obsolete War Production Board Directives
(from Manual of Policy and Organization, distributed for filing in the manual)
Delegations of Authority, Specifications, Procurement
Subjects: passenger automobiles, tires casings tubes, typewriters, adult bicycles,
gasoline, rationing in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Panama Canal, rubber, fuel
oil, coffee, national emergency specifications, supply contracts, negotiated war contracts,
military rating procedure, foreign purchases of machine tools, hardware for buildings,
vegetable oil seeds, electronic research, pyrethrum insecticides, aircraft inventory
transfers, housing, signal and alarm equipment, farm lumber, export licenses, petroleum,
assigning ratings to military contracts, coke, magnesium, commercial vehicles, civilian
aviation gasoline, clearance and consultation on cutbacks.
- 5-4. Revoked Directives:
- Directive 5 - hardware for buildings
- Directive 16 - idle aircraft material
- Directive 40 - cutbacks
- 5-5. Priorities System - Beginnings of (Obsolete)
General Preference Orders, Supplementary Orders, Reports
Typed extracts from Wall Street Journal issue "One Year of National Defense"
Subjects: electric travelling crane builders, aluminum, materials for heavy bombers,
scarce material, Neoprene (lists company names), nickel bearing steel, cork, zinc,
- Series: Pages from the Manual of Operating Procedures
Detailed instructions book for the processing of various forms.
- 5-6. Manual of Operating Procedures
Includes updates, chapters, and notices regarding processing of various forms, distributed
for filing in the manual. Some subjects of the manual include: Revocations in chapters,
tables of contents, administrative plan for the issuance of orders and regulations,
revised manual introduction, delegation of authority, clearance of printed material,
foreign procedures, lumber control, construction machinery, stockpiling and transportation
division, application for priority assistance.
- 5-6A. Manual of Operating Procedures
Procedures and notices regarding the processing of application forms for various requests:
priority assistance, denials and reconsiderations, appeals, construction, case reporting,
preference ratings, emergency repair or assistance, scheduling, and preference rating
requested by Canadian applicants.
- 5-6B. Manual of Operating Procedures
General instructions for processing forms for tax amortization, initiating and preparation
of field programs, forms of the Production Urgency Committee and War Manpower Commission Clearances, reconversion, production readjustment, processing instructions for applications regarding
specific materials: Aircraft Production Board, Aluminum and Magnesium Division, Automotive Division, Building Materials Division, Chemicals Division, Construction Machinery Division.
- 5-6C. Manual of Operating Procedures
Processing instructions for Construction Machinery Division, Consumers Durable Goods Division, Containers Division, Copper Division, Cork Asbestos and Fibrous Glass Division, Farm Machinery and Equipment Division, General Industrial Equipment Division, Lumber and Lumber Products Division, Mica-Graphite Division, Mining Division, Rubber Bureau, Plumbing and Heating Division, Pulp and Paper, Printing and Publishing Division, Radio and Radar Division, Safety and Technical Equipment Division, Salvage Division.
- 5-6D. Manual of Operating Procedures
Service Equipment Division, Shipbuilding Division, Steel Division, Textile Clothing and Leather Division, Tin Lead and Zinc Division, Tools Division, Transportation Equipment Division, Wholesale and Retail Trade Division, Paper Division,
- 5-7. Manual of Policy and Procedures
This manual is made up of five parts and includes indexes and table of contents. Material
contains memos, additions, amendments, notices, circulars, orders and revisions.
- Part I. Directives
- Part II. General Administrative Orders [GAOs]
- Part III. Administrative Orders
- Part IV. Field Administrative Orders
- Part V. General Program Orders
- I. Subjects of Directives
- Retail Rational Authority
- Definition of "Passenger Automobiles"
- Rationing Commercial Vehicles, Typewriters, Sugar, Adult Bicycles, Refrigerators,
- Rationing in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Panama Canal, and Hawaii, Rationing
- Meat, Footwear, Fuel Oil, Farm Equipment, Tires, Coffee, Heating Equipment,
- Firewood, Coal, Machine Tools Allocated to Foreign Countries, Narcotics, Insecticides,
- Aircraft Inventory Transfer, 35MM Film, Private and Public War Housing.
- II. Subjects of GAOs:
- Directives Orders and Instructions of the War Production Board
- Selective Service Occupational Deferment and Release of Employees to Voluntary Service
- Director of Materials
- Resources Protection
- Policies Governing Visits to War Industry Plants
- Production Requirements Operating Committee
- Establishment of the Packing and Packaging Branch and the Container Coordinator Committee
- Committee on Concentration and Production
- Delegation of Authority to Certify Access Roads
- Office Hours
- Organization of the Office of the Program Vice Chairman
- Office of War Utilities
- Delegation of Authority to Make Appointments in the Field Service
- Division of Functions to be Performed in the Field
- Bureau of Planning and Statistics
- Explanation and Interpretations of Regulations and Orders of the War Production Board
- Establishment and Function of the Management Consultant Division
- Organization and Administration of Field Operations
- Transfer of Steel Division to the Operations Vice-Chairman
- Responsibilities of the Administrative Officers of the WPB
- Organization for Critical Labor Areas
- Establishment of the Forest Products Bureau
- Preparation Clearance and Issuance of Orders and Regulations
- Definition of Critical Labor Areas
- Abolition of Pulp Production Office
- Establishing the Position of Deputy Vice Chairman for Production
- Release of Information on Orders and Regulations
- Direction of Field Operations
- Inventions by Employees of the WPB
- Functions of Modified Area Production Urgency Committee
- Office of Vice-Chairman for Metals and Minerals
- Premium Price Plan Quota Committee
- Functions of the Regional Directors
- Establishment of the Rubber Bureau
- Abolition of the Redistribution Division
- Abolition of the Production Controls Bureau
- Establishment of the Program Controls Bureau
- Organization and Additional Functions of the Office of Civilian Requirements
- Production Readjustment Committee
- Authorizing Overtime Work
- Transfer of Management Consultant Division
- Establishment of Joint Committee for Critical Materials and Products
- III. Subjects of Administrative Orders:
- Clearance of Controlled Materials Plan Matter for Reproduction
- Organization and Functions of the Consumer Fuels Division
- Organization and Functions of the Office of War Utilities
- Responsibilities of Processing Coordination Officer
- Administrative Coordination Branch
- Organization of the Review Branch, Distribution Bureau
- Organization of the Aircraft Division
- Organization of the Equipment Bureau
- IV. Subjects of Field Administrative Orders
- Establishment of Positions as Regional Statistician
- Establishment of Positions as Field Financial Consultant
- Establishment of Appeals Organization in Field Offices
- Field Organization and Functions of the Construction Machinery Branch
- Regional Boundaries
- Field Training Program
- Release of New Construction Machinery
- Material for the Conversion of Oil and Gas Burning Equipment to Solid Fuel
- Burning Equipment
- Field Functions of the Transportation Equipment Division
- Preference Rating for Privately Owned War Housing Construction
- Issuing and Amending Orders for War Housing Construction
- Road Construction Job Authorization
- Wholesale and Retail Trade Division Program Field Activities
- Field Processing of CMP [controlled materials] Applications
- Regional Functions and Organization of the Office of Civilian Requirements
- Construction Under Conservation Orders
- Applications for Priority Assistance
- Establishment of Appeals Organization in the Field
- Regional Boundaries
- Establishment of Field Review Boards
- Establishment and Functions of the Appeals Organization in the Field Office
- V. Subjects of General Program Orders
- Standard Equipment Form
- Procedure for Issuance of AAA Ratings, Individual Directions
and Other Expediting
- Implementation of Industrial Feeding Program
- Priorities Assistance for Veterans Establishing or Re-establishing Small Businesses
- Programming Production for Non-military Requirements
- Issuance of Preference Ratings for Use of Facilities
- 5-8 to 5-17. Field Service Bulletins and Priorities Department [PD] forms: PD1-999
These folders primarily contain blank application forms, inventory, production, and
consumption report forms for various materials; applications for allocation and preference
ratings for various materials, authorization forms for purchasing, production, deliveries,
shipments, and transfers of various good and equipment. Other material includes memos,
circulars, and processing instructions regarding various Priorities Department forms.
- Series: "M" Direct Allocation Orders
Supplementary orders and priority ratings on specific materials; conservation orders,
manual amendments, and revocations.
- 6-1. Revoked "M" Orders, 1944-1945
- 6-2. Revoked "M" Orders, 1944-1945
- 6-3. M1, 1941-1944: Aluminum
- 6-4. M2 - 5, 1941-1943: Magnesium, Tungsten, Neoprene, Nickel Bearing Steel
- 6-5. M6 - 8, 1941-1943: Nickel, Borax and Boric Acid, Cork
- 6-5a. M9 - 9a, 1941-1945: Copper
- 6-6. M9b - 9c, 1941-1945: Copper
- 6-7. M10-14, 1941-1945: Zinc, Cotton, Rubber
- 6-8. M15, 1941-1943: Rubber
- 6-9. M16-20, 1941-1945: Pig Iron, Chlorine, Chromium, Calcium Silicon
- 6-10. M21-21b, 1941-1945: Steel
- 6-11. M21c-21I, 1941-1945: Steel, Iron Steel
- 6-12. M22-25, 1941-1944: Silk, Vanadium, Iron and Steel Scrap, Formaldehyde
- 6-13. M26-30, 1941-1945: Silk Waste, Phenols, Ethyl Alcohol
- 6-14. M31-35, 1941-1943: Methanol, Potassium Perchlorate
- 6-15. M36-40, 1941-1945: Rayon Yarn, Lead, Cobalt, Sperm Oil
- 6-16. M41-45, 1941-1945: Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Solvents, Tin, Titanium Pigments, Sheet
- 6-17. M46-50, 1941-1944: Chlorinated Rubber, Burlap, Iridium
- 6-18. M51-55, 1941-1945: Textile Clothing and Leather-Pigs and Hogs Bristles, Molasses,
- 6-19. M56-60, 1941-1943: Natural Resins, Tung Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil
- 6-20. M61-65, 1942-1945: Graphite, Sodium Nitrate, Import of Strategic Materials, Cadmium
- 6-21. M66-70, 1942-1945: Cashew Shell Nut Oil, Heating and Plumbing Supplies, Distilled
- 6-22. M71-75, 1942-1945: Fats and Oils, Lead and Tin Scrap, Wool, Diphenylamine
- 6-23. M76-80, 1942-1944: Land Turbines, Rapeseed Oil, Mercury, Asbestos, Sole Leather
- 6-24. M81-85, 1942-1945: Cans, Hemp Seed, Teak, Cordage Fiber, Yarn Cordage, Agave Fiber
- 6-25. M86-90, 1942-1943: Canned or Processed Foods, Wool Clips Rags or Waste, Corundum
- 6-26. M91-95, 1942-1945: Cotton Duck, Cotton Seed, Wood Pulp
- 6-27. M96-100, 1942-1943: Agar, Raw Sugar, Printing and Publishing, Commercial Motor Vehicles
- 6-28. M101-110, 1942-1945: Mica, Goose and Duck Feathers, Dyestuffs, Closures for Glass
Containers, Naphthalene, Shellac, Cotton for Bags, Can Enamel, Rough Diamonds, Molybdenum
- 6-29. M111-120, 1942-1945: Tea, Antimony, Boxes, Goatskin, Tin, Containers, Enamel, Egyptian
Cotton, Honey, Rubber Closures for Glass Containers
- 7-1. M121-130: Mahogany, Asbestos, Rubber Yarn and Elastic Thread, Loofa Sponge
- 7-2. M131-140: Quinine, Sulfur, Cotton for Industrial and Surgical Production, Coffee
- 7-3. M141-150: Horsehide, Fuel Oil, Cocoa, Quartz Crystals
- 7-4. M151-160: Arsenic, Thermoplastics, Combined Cotton Yarn, Butyl Alcohol
- 7-5. M161-170: Inventory Restrictions Exceptions, Platinum, Ammonia, Cyanamid, Flags, Capryl
Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Styrene
- 7-6. M171-180: Chlorate Chemicals, Canned Foods, elastic fabrics, ethyl cellulose, rayon,
balsa, butadiene, pyrethrum
- 7-7. M181-190: Diamond dies, silk hosiery, phosphate plasticisers, aniline, pyridine, sitka
spruce logs, sunn hemp, petroleum sulfonates, chlorinated paraffin, calcium carbide
- 7-8. M191-200: lithium, soluble dried blood, cattle hide, wax, cotton, cryolite, glycerin,
nitrocellulose, aluminum and magnesium, silver, fluid shipping containers
- 7-9. M200-210: petroleum, phthalate plasticisers, nutgalls and tannic acid, dried fruit,
pilchard (sardines), cotton textiles for work apparel, softwood lumber, white oak,
cattle tail hair
- 7-10. M211-220: Heat treating equipment, petroleum coke, phthalic anhydride, glycols, new
automotive vehicles, footwear, cotton dairy supplies, silica gel, sheep intestines
- 7-11. M221-230: textile shipping bags, theobromine and caffeine, furfural, overhead traveling
cranes, dichlorethyl ether, copper chemicals, noble fir logs, western hemlock aircraft
- 7-12. M231-240: chemical fertilizers, gas cylinders, castor oil, imported long staple raw
cotton, canned foods, oitacica oil, steatite talc, vinyl acetate
- 7-13. M241-250: paper and paperboard, sulfamic acid, acetic anhydride, furnace type carbon
black, canned sauerkraut, phenolic resins, nylon waste, rattan
- 7-14. M251-260: pulpwood, lithium ore, para-phenyl-phenol resins, new steel shipping drums,
sulfuric acid, mineral oil polymers, dairy products, acrylic monomer and acrylic resins
- 7-15. M261-270: strapping for shipping containers, garment leather, butter, ascorbic acid,
- 7-16. M271-280: ice cream, imported cotton yarns and fabric, cattle hide leather, alkanolamines,
bismuth, vegetable tanning materials, yellow poplar, textile print rollers
- 7-17. M281-290: fibrous glass textiles, asbestos textiles, flax fiber and products, uranium,
specialty papers, anhydrous aluminum chloride, malted grains and malt syrup, container
- 7-18. M291-300: potash, critical common components [many amendments, tables, schedules],
waste manila rope, bismuth chemicals, ferrocolumbium, coal tar, blankets, riboflavin,
chemicals and allied products
- 7-19. M301-310: deerskin, osmium, calcium metal, adipic acid, vulcanized fiber, quinacrine,
casein, hides skins and leather
- 7-20. M311-320: used automotive parts, coir fiber and products, fiber drums, thiamine hydrochloride,
nicotinic acid, cotton textile distribution, manufactured crude abrasive and abrasive
- 7-21. M321-330: citric acid, methyl isobutyl ketone, tinned and detinned scrap, cellulose
ester flake, ethyl acetate and isopropyl acetate, textile clothing and leather, farm
- 7-22. M331-340: urea and melamine aldehyde resin and molding compounds, oils for protective
coatings, tapioca flour, sodium phosphates, stabilized rosin, glycol ethers, penicillin,
copper and zinc for printing plates, miscellaneous chemicals
- 7-23. M341-350: allyl chloride and allyl alcohol, box-veneer, higher aliphatic alcohols,
polyethylene, ipecac and emetine
- 7-24. M351-360: waxed paper, acetone and diacetone, pure titanium dioxide, gasoline gum
inhibitors, sodium metasilicate, synthetic fibers yarns and fabrics, metallic sodium,
black walnut logs, port orford cedar, aircraft
- 7-25. M361-370: southern yellow pine, carbon tetrachloride, hardwood lumber, pine oil, cyanide,
chemical glue, hide glue stock, tungsten and molybdenum products, chrome pigments
- 7-26. M371-380: vitamin A, beverage cane spirits, work gloves, paperboard, moisture vapor
barrier material, chemical protective coatings, yellow iron oxide, lead chemicals,
textiles for civilian items, rosin
- Series: Controlled Materials Plan Division
(Controlled Materials are steel, copper and aluminum.)
- 8-2. CMP Forms: blank forms and applications regarding controlled materials. Examples include
bills of materials, applications for production schedule changes, applications for
allotment of various materials, purchase authority forms, producers reports of shipments,
deliveries, past due orders, and unfilled orders, report of operations (for the U.S.
Census), return of allotments forms.
- 8-3. CMP Materials - pamphlets, instructions, forms, copy of The Bulletin of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, Vol. XIV, no.29, August 11, 1943, copy of Methods and Systems for Victory,
Date: August 11, 1943,
- 8-3a. CMP Internal Operating Instructions
- 8-4 to 8-5. CMP Operating Instructions - Operating Manual: consists of processing instructions
for various forms, special notices regarding allotment, product lists, symbols, and
- 8-6. Controlled Materials Plan - Questions and answers regarding operation under the Controlled
- Series: Regulations applicable to the Controlled Materials Plan
Issued from time to time to implement the Controlled Materials Plan.
- 8-7. CMP Regulations 1-4: topics include replacement of defective controlled material,
bills of material, delivery, special allotments, inventories, orders, freezing orders,
preference ratings under the controlled materials plan, sales of controlled materials
by distributors and warehouses, and others.
- 8-8. CMP Regulations 5-10: topics include maintenance, repair, and operations supplies,
manufacture and distribution of food products, quota and expenditure records, construction
limitations, productions requirements of controlled materials producers, parts and
materials for repairmen, and others.
- 8-9. CMP Regulations Revoked
- 8-10. CMPL Forms: memos and blank forms regarding allotments of controlled materials for
- 8-11. Equipment "E" Orders: supplementary orders for machine tools, production and delivery
of machine tools, cutting tools, second hand machine tools, gages and precision measuring
hand tools, bearings, and foundry equipment.
- 8-13. Unanswered Washington Inquiries: various requests for information regarding ratings,
priorities assistance, construction limitations, legal interpretations, emergency
situations, company hardships.
- 8-14. Reading File: memos and correspondence to and from district managers, directors and
consultants, the Washington branch, companies, and various field offices and departmental
divisions. These files discuss many different inquiries, policies, procedures, amendments,
and general function and daily operations of the organization.
- Series: Subject Files - General
This box contains much information on the detailed operations of the WPB, and would
be the best place for studying and understanding how the organization functioned.
There are several interesting pamphlets related to wartime conservation and business
strategy. There are also many news items, newsletters, and publications reporting
on various issues of production regulation and industrial operations, as well as memos
and bulletins on specific material:
- 9-1. Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.: Daily Summary and Analysis on Price and Production Control, No. 89-207, April-August, 1945. Contains information on specific materials and operations
in newsletter form.
Date: April-August, 1945.
- 9-2. Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, CMP Scheduling and Statistics Bulletin, 1944
- 9-3. Byrne's Directive of August 4, 1944: James F. Byrnes, Director of the Office of War Mobilization. News clippings on progress of plans for return to peacetime economy, New York Times, September 10, 1944. Includes full text of directive.
Date: August 4, 1944:
Date: September 10, 1944.
- 9-4. Business and Defense Bulletin, 1944
Discusses CMP, accident prevention due to shortage of manpower, commissions and bonuses,
reconversion, transport priorities, part-time workers, the Uniform Contract Termination
Clause, supply controls, rationing, and price control.
- 9-5. WPB Field Office Checklist, 1944
- 9-6. Chemicals Information, 1943
- 9-7. CMP Major Program Identification Symbols, 1944
- 9-8. Conservation Index and Substitution Guide, Cross Reference of End Products with Limitation
and Conservation Orders Showing Substitution Possibilities, March 1943
Date: March 1943
- 9-9. Contract Termination, Guide for Prime and Subcontractors, June 1944
Date: June 1944
- 9-10. Cordage End Use List, which manufacturers are permitted to sell to civilian purchasers
and War Shipping Administration, May 1943
Date: May 1943
- 9-11. Critical Products List, 1944-1945
- 9-12. Directory of Warehouses of Distributors of General Steel Products, April 1944
Date: April 1944
- 9-13. Education for Victory, Official Biweekly of the United States Office of Education [during wartime], 1944
- 9-14. Equitable distribution, December 1944
Date: December 1944
- 9-15. Executive order, October 1944 [regarding transfer of functions payments]
Date: October 1944
- 9-16. Facts for Industry, U.S. War Production Indexes, 1944: bulletins of statistics and figures of materials
- 9-17. Field Office Directory, December 1943
Date: December 1943
- 9-18. General programs 5-10
- 9-19. Joint operating instructions, 1944-1945
- 9-20. Information for the Business Press, 1944
- 9-21. Material Substitutions and Supply List, 1943-1944
- 9-22. Miscellaneous (Regional): includes a summary of regional activities for 1944, by Walker Mason, Regional Director, 1945, copy of Executives' War Digest newsletter.
- 9-23. Miscellaneous (Washington), 1943-1945: includes various reports on activities; summary
of CMP procedure, news on various district offices, and coal.
- 9-24. Miscellaneous (Office Procedure), 1942-1944: includes pamphlet Plant Efficiency, Ideas and Suggestions on Increasing Efficiency in Smaller Plants,
and ILG Ventilation for the Nation, letter-writing guidelines, dim-out rule, six day work week, secretarial manual, administrative
office directory, Office for Emergency Management administrative handbook, (includes
an organizational chart of war agencies), A Message to You (on buying war bonds), How to Make 3 Typewriters do the Work of 4, Telephone Habits (Easy to Cultivate),
A Personal Message to the Mothers, Wives... (on practicing cautious conversation during wartime)
- 9-25. Monthly Loan Analysis Report, April, 1945, (electric motors and generators).
Date: April, 1945,
- 9-26. National Association of Purchasing Agent (Bulletins), 1943-1944
- 9-27. New England Power Service Company, 1944-1945, (discusses utilities orders)
- 9-28. Office of Civilian Requirements [OCR] Field Operations, 1944-1945: field service bulletins, consumers supply list.
- 9-29. Production Executive Committee Branch, September, 1944: production urgency list.
Date: September, 1944:
- 9-30. Record File, July, 1944
Date: July, 1944
- 9-31. Record of Suggestions Made to Washington, 1943-1944, from Chief Consultant, Regional
Priorities Department, William A. Rossiter.
- 9-32. Special Projects, 1943-1944
- 9-33. Specification Index, 1944: Federal Standard Stock Catalog.
- 9-34. Summaries of Washington Meetings (various committees), 1944
- 9-35. SWPC (smaller war plant)
- 9-36. Termination of Contracts, 1943: memos and official policies of termination
- 9-37. Reconversion, 1943-1944: news clippings, memos, forms, bulletins providing discussion,
analysis, and information regarding the transition from war to peacetime.
- 9-38. War Food Administration, 1944: discusses civilian food requirements, quotas, distribution, agricultural handbook
on farm construction, food containers.
- 9-39. War Manpower Committee, 1944-1945: adequacy of labor issues, resumption of civilian production.
- 9-40. Weekly Information Summary, 1945, from the Methods and Controls Division: updates
of regulation and control during the shift from war to peace.
- 9-41. William A. Rossiter, Chief Consultant of Priorities Division (personal), 1943-1945:
business related correspondence.
- 9-42. Revoked Orders, 1945
- 9-43. Telegrams, 1945
- 9-44. Record file, June 1945: includes press conference on proposed textile program, Office
of Price Administration order (relating to average prices of apparel and apparel accessories).
Date: June 1945:
- 9-45. M388 Textiles for Civilian Items, 1945: order, explanation, and inquiries.
- 9-46. Activity Reports, 1945
- 9-47. WPB Redistributor, a surplus utilization pamphlet, listing equipment and materials wanted and for sale.
- 9-48. Canadian Priorities, 1943-1945: includes Montreal hotel brochure, inquiries regarding
Canadian war orders and regulations.
- 9-49 to 9-55. Subject Files - General
The following folders contain priority order explanations and information from regional
- 9-49. Chicago Interpretations, 1943-1945
- 9-50. Cleveland Interpretations, 1944-1945
- 9-51. Kansas City, Missouri Interpretations, 1945
- 9-52. Minneapolis Interpretations, 1943
- 9-53. New York Interpretations, 1943
- 9-54. Philadelphia Interpretations, 1944-1945
- 9-55. St. Louis Interpretations, 1943
- Series: Miscellaneous forms
- 10-1. FDU: Correspondence to field offices from Distribution Planning Service, Review and Approval Office, Printing Distribution Control Branch. Subjects range from notification regarding forms, (revocations, obsolete forms, amendments,
- 10-2. INFL form 484: Memorandum from the Office of Manpower requirements, titled " Advice to Employers Regarding Selective Service".
- 10-3. GA forms: blank forms for general administration. Employee's notice of termination
of active duty, Recommendation for and report of separation, Applications for allotment
of controlled materials, Transmittal of individual applications for capital equipment,
Affidavit and application for establishment of initial zero quota(s), CMP authorizations,
Notice of disapproval of production schedule, Increased authorization in critical
- 10-4. UF forms and generic memos from the Office of War Utilities: quarterly reports of
inventory and purchases of materials and supplies for the telephone operating industry
and the wire communications industry, Telephone operators surplus inventory offered
for sale, Reports of quarterly deliveries and inventories of materials for water,
gas and electric utilities, Utilities excess material report, Utility construction.
- 10-5. UL forms: Administrative letters and memos to utility branches from Office of War
Utilities, regarding various utility orders and limitations.
- 10-6. Petroleum distribution orders
- 10-7. WPB miscellaneous forms: memos and forms regarding equipment applications and limitations,
form design, news clipping on how the shift from war to peace affects production,
applications for authorization to purchase or rent equipment, Aircraft Scheduling
- Series: Field Service Bulletins
The following Field Service Bulletins consist mainly of notices and memos to regional
and district priorities offices regarding amendments, corrections, interpretations,
and general inquiries and information about the daily operations of the War Production Board. The indexes in the beginning of each folder list the specific subject of each bulletin.
- 10-8. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 1-149, memos regarding instructions
for miscellaneous forms, Acquisition of Arms and Ammunition for Plant Protection.
- 10-9. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 300-399, notices to regional priorities
offices concerning obsolete FSBs and corrections and supplements, question and answer
forms and memos regarding Wholesale and Retail Trade Division, CMP regulations, food distribution orders.
- 10-10. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 400-499, supplements regarding gage
procurement, CMP limitations, processing applications for chemicals in regional offices,
corrections, processing instructions, priorities procedures, question and answer form
regarding steel warehouse operations, automotive replacement parts for civilian vehicles,
- 10-11. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 500-599, Cordage End Use List, question
and answer information regarding general scheduling, ratings inquiries, limitation
order amendments and discussion, CMP regulations, appeals.
- 10-12. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 600-699, penicillin, army and navy
contracts, CMP questions of general interest, wholesale and retail trade division
bulletins, legal interpretations.
- 10-13. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 700-799, limitation orders, housing
construction, rent, directory of serialized wire mill warehouses, conservation orders,
wholesale and retail trade division bulletins, directory to the Field Service Office, question and answers on CMP.
- 10-14. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 800-899, limitation order interpretations,
emergency assistance notices, outline of field programs, National Fuel Efficiency
- 10-15. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 900-999, appeals information, interpretations
and explanations, surplus, list of obsolete field service bulletins, press release
regarding civilian textile items.
- 10-16. Field Service Bulletins [FSB]: index to bulletins 1000-1999, list of obsolete field
service bulletins, applications and ratings information, interpretations and explanation
of orders and programs, revoked orders, emergency coal delivery.
- 10-17. Program Determination No. 500A: memos and supplements to program regarding preference
ratings for the production of products and their repair parts and the procurement
of maintenance, repair and operating supplies; lists CMP code, program symbol, division,
product, business, and rating.
- 10-18. Project ratings: instructions regarding applications for project rating.
- 10-19. Repairs and Maintenance: notices and orders regarding emergency management, machine
- 10-20. Requisitioning subchapter - general provisions.
- 10-21. Restricted forms list
- 10-22. Telegrams: announcing changes, corrections, and information regarding policies and
procedures, such as ratings, processing, programs, surplus, and limitation orders.
- 10-23. War Manpower Commission: Basis for selection of essential activities.
- 10-24. Warren Ordway: appears to be personal files of Ordway, a P and O [?] specialist who
was involved with the Regional Review and Appeals Board; includes a pamphlet/newsletter Service Station Selling, meeting minutes of the Regional Review and Appeals Board, record of travel expenses.
- Series: Obsolete Subject Files
- 11-1. Allocation Classification System, 1942
Pamphlets, memos, and general instructions, Production Codes
- 11-2. Army and Navy Munitions Board [ANMB] Directives, 1941-1943
List of prohibited items for construction work, approved activities, changes in directives.
- 11-3. Bill of Materials, 1943
Amendment to instructions
- 11-4. Check list, 1943-1944
lists various orders and dates issued, with brief description.
- 11-5. Civilian Supply
text discussing possibility of creating an Office of Civilian Supplies.
- 11-6. Defense Supplies Rating Plan, 1941-1942
Outline of plan, lists of companies participating in Defense Supplies Rating Plan,
check list for analysis and review of applications.
- 11-7. Digest Parker House Talks, [Boston Regional WPB Conference] February 1944
Date: February 1944
Notes on speeches made by Dr. Stacey May, John H. Martin, Russell C. Duncan, Robert Beatty, plus meeting summaries and memos.
- 11-8. Distribution Unit, 1943
- 11-9. Exports, 1942-1943
Applications for export clearances, controls bulletins.
- 11-10. Farmer
Instructions and priorities orders for manufacturer's of farm equipment, and farmers:
"How Farmers Get Material Under WPB Orders," "Rationed and Non-Rationed Farm Machinery."
- 11-11. Field Distribution Unit [FDU] Bulletins #2-174, 1943
- 11-12. Field Service Procedures [FSP], 1943
procedures for processing applications for various materials, information regarding
appeals, and general field operation reports, bulletins, updates.
- 11-13. General Metals Order #1, 1941
- 11-14. General Interpretations, 1943
- 11-16. Imports, 1943-1944
- 11-17. Inventory and Requisitioning Branch, May 1942
Date: May 1942
Stainless steel sheets
- 11-18. Memos to District Offices, 1943
- 11-19. Memos on Proposed Orders, 1944
- 11-20. Miscellaneous Priorities Data, 1941-1943
- 11-21. OPA [Office of Price Administration] Price Regulations, 1943
- 11-22. OPA Rationing Orders, 1943-1944: fuel, stoves, coffee, bicycles, rubber, sugar, typewriters,
automobiles, tires, shoes.
- 11-23. PD-1A, 1943
- 11-24. Priorities Division, PD Forms, 1942
Priority and preference rating applications (blank), memos, reports, bulletins
- 11-25. American Institute of Wholesale Plumbing and Heating Supply Associations, 1942-1943
War Emergency Bulletins, Summary of Principal Orders Affecting the Plumbing and Heating Industry.
- 11-26. Production Requirements Plan, 1942-1943
Guidelines and instructions manual, topics include interviewing applicants, field
visits, investigation, compliance, analysis, materials, reports.
- 11-27. Programs Determination, 1943-1944
- Records, 1941-1945
Additional information on the main Washington branch of the War Production Board is available at the National Archives Web site: http://www.nara.gov
Industries - United
World War, 1939-1945 - Economic aspects -
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War Production Board.