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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0063 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 June 1943 Pagination: 8 p. ; 18.5 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia worked hard on old age assistance benefits in compliance with the Federal law at work. Hopes he is well and Camp Lewis is ok. Says the invasion seems imminent. Says the Black Market activity has been dwindling because they clamped down on the "C" and "T" coupons that were going to the garages. She has "B" coupons.

Background Information: Fort Lewis is an Army base in Tacoma, Washington.
An "A" sticker on a car was the lowest priority of gasoline rationing; "B" stickers were issued to workers in the ...military industry. "C" stickers were granted to persons deemed very essential to the war effort, such as doctors. "T" rations were made available for truckers.
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People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorGovernment and CivicsMilitary CampFuelAutomobileRationing

Sub Era: World War II

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