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Chester Stevens to Andrew Schoeppel

Chester Stevens to Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Stevens, Chester
Date: August 02, 1943
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Chester Stevens of Independence, Kansas, argues that the proposed cut in the value gasoline "A" coupons to the Midwest is unfair due to the great distances between many towns and cities in that area of the country.


Governor Andrew Schoeppel to President Franklin Roosevelt

Governor Andrew Schoeppel to President Franklin Roosevelt
Date: August 04, 1943
In this telegram to President Roosevelt, Governor Schoeppel transmits the resoultion of the Governors' Committee. The resolution, signed by state governors throughout the midwest and southwest, discusses the impact of gasoline curtailment in those areas.


Jeffries Mead interview, WWII oral history, Lewis, Kansas

Jeffries Mead interview, WWII oral history, Lewis, Kansas
Creator: Mead, Jefferis Michael
Date: October 30, 2009
This is an interview with Jeffries Mead, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Jefferis talks of his family, education, military career, and the home front during WWII.


You can stop the black market. Don't buy or sell on it!

You can stop the black market. Don't buy or sell on it!
Date: Between 1939 and 1945
World War II era poster of a hand pointing a finger. The poster encourages people not to buy or sell on the black market. In this case the "black market" probably refers to illegal buying or selling in violation of restrictions such as rationing.


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