University Libraries – War Information Center Pamphlets, 1938-1946, UR 87/68

From 1940 to 1945, the University of Toledo Library served as a Key Center for Information and Training, as designated by the U.S. Department of Education. The library received all government documents and some privately published pamphlets about many aspects of World War II. The intention, according to a library publication of the time, was to “give full and accurate information about the war effort.”

The Pamphlets include information on all aspects of the war and post-war efforts, and cover the United States and many other countries. The collection has been arranged alphabetically by country. In addition, the collection has been broken into general subject areas within each country. Major subjects include Economics, Military, Political, and Social. Additional divisions divide the material between pre-war, wartime, and post-war materials. The bulk of the material concerns the United States, with Great Britain, Belgium, and Poland also well represented.