Historic Government Publications from World War II, Government Information Resources
About the Collection
The Historic Government Publications from World War II contains 343 Informational pamphlets, government reports, instructions, regulations, declarations, speeches, and propaganda materials distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) during the Second World War. The documents are held by SMU Central University Libraries' Government Information Department.
The documents, which reflect the thinking of the time, range widely in topics. You can view information on many categories, such as women's issues, children's issues, pocket guides to other countries, and more. You can view series, like the Victory Bulletin and 10 issues of the State Summary of War Casualties.
Government Information Resources digital collections are part of CUL Digital Collections, which contain thousands of digitized photographs, manuscripts, imprints, and works of art held by SMU's Central University Libraries special collections.
The GPO's Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is SMU's digital preservation partner for this collection.
Related World War II Collections
The Melvin C. Shaffer World War II Photographs and images depict the indigenous populations and local conditions of North Africa, Italy/Southern France, and Germany from the years 1943 to 1945.
Frank J. Davis’ frontline photographs and images portray life during World War II, including images from Washington, DC, Italy, France, and Saipan.
Digital Collections Policies and Procedures
The documents were scanned as 300 dpi .jpg files and converted into .pdfs in Adobe Acrobat 5. Optical character recognition software was not used. As a result, any searches within the collection will return words or phrases from the metadata, or object information, only.
Please cite Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, Government Resources when using these files. A high-quality version of these files may be obtained for a fee by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Historic Government Publications in World War II collection, contact us at email@example.com.