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Pennsylvania Department. Vertical Files.
War Activities. World War II.
A Guide to Subject Headings.


The Pennsylvania Department has archived a collection of newspaper clippings and other assorted materials related to World War II Activities in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania area. Please see: "World War II. Records" by Rose Demorest, March 1945 for background information on this resource.
A list of these Subject Headings is provided here online.
Please note that, in some instances, due to their relevance in several of the online interviews, a number of these Subject Headings are linked to actual citations of the contents of the files. (When practicable, full text, as well as simple citations, has been provided.)
While some of these materials may be too brittle to use, there is much that can be used as an informal index to the newspapers and to the events of the time. These materials are kept in closed stacks and thus must be requested from the Department's librarians by those doing research.

The following represents a list of Subject Headings available for research.

Aeronautics.
Agriculture.
Air Raids.
Aliens.
Allegheny County. Council of Defense.
America First.
Army. Finance.
Art Exhibitions.
Blackouts.
Boats.
Bonds.
British Relief.
Camp Reynolds.
Camp Shenango.
Canteens.
Carnegie Library.
Casualties.
Celebrations.
Children.
Civil Air Patrol.
Civilian Defense.
Committee for Economic Development. (CED)
Conscription.
Consumers.
Control Center.
Curfew.
D-Day.
Decorations of Honor.
Defense.
Defense Council.
Defense. Education.
Demobilization.
Disabled.
Doctors.
Dogs.
Filter Center.
Food.
Food (Black Market).
Fuel Conservation.
Fuel Conservation. Gasoline.
Health.
Hospitals.
Hospitals. Deshon.
Housing.
Housing, Fair Rent.
Industries.
Industries. Aluminum.
Industries. Boat Building.
Industries. Iron and Steel.
Industries. Rubber.
Information.
Labor.
Map Making.
Marines.
Microfilm.
Military Police.
Mock Battle.
Music.
National Youth Administration. (NYA)
Nationality Groups.
Navigation.
Nurses.
Office of Price Administration. (OPA)
Pageants.
Patriotic Societies.
Peace-Gazette.
Personal Narratives.
Post-War Planning.
Prisoners of War.
Ration Boards.
Rationing.
Rationing (Black Market).
Rationing. Coffee.
Rationing. Gasoline.
Rationing. Rubber.
Rationing. Sugar.
Recruiting.
Red Cross.
Refugees.
Relief Funds.
Sailors.
Salvage.
Salvation Army.
Schools.
Silk Conservation.
Soldiers.
Soldiers. Paige, Mitchell (Lieut.).
Stores.
Taxation.
Transportation.
United Service Organization (USO).
United War Fund.
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Weather Bureau.
Women.
Women.
    American Women's Voluntary Services.
    (AWVS)
Women.
    Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
    (WAAC)
Women. Gold Cross.
Women. Industry.
Women. Marines.
Women. SPARS.
Women. WAVES.

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