United States. Office of Price Administration
- Existence: 1941-1947
The Office of Price Administration (OPA) was formed in August 1941, as a result of World War II. The OPA had the power to place ceilings on all prices except agricultural commodities, and to ration scarce supplies of other items, including tires, automobiles, shoes, nylon, sugar, gasoline, fuel oil, coffee, meats and processed foods. It was eventually dissolved in 1947, after popular support for it waned.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Contents of the Collection The Brian E. and Larry E. Doughty War Ration books include two World War II ration booklets with ration coupons. The booklets are dated 1943 and were issued by the United States Office of Price Administration. Both booklets are named as "War Ration Book No. 3." One booklet is numbered 463117 and issued to Brian E. Doughty, age 2 years, and the second booklet is numbered 4463116 and issued to Larry E. Doughty, age 5 years, of Seattle, Washington. Both books appear to have been partially used,...
Collection — Folder: 1
Content Description The Velda Teel Collection is a small collection of materials possibly owned or created by James A. Teel, who was evidently a machinist at the Beoing Company in the mid 20th Century. The collection includes clippings regarding Boeing, circa 1940s-1950s and 1976; The Hawaii Times with "International Assn of Machinist & Aerospace Workers" written across front page, September 26, 1972; a booklet titled "Workers, how the wage-hour law affects you"; a U.S. Office of Price administration...
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