Camp Shows Publicity Records,

Collection Data

Names
United Service Organizations (U.S.) (Author)
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Mss 1991-007
Topics
United Service Organizations (U.S.)
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- War work
Notes
Content: The USO (United Service Organizations, Inc.) was formed in1941, its purpose being "to aid in the war and defense program of the United States and its Allies by serving thereligious, spiritual, welfare, and educational needs of the men and women in the armed forces and the war and defense industries..., and in general, to contribute to the maintenance of morale in American communities and elsewhere." (USO Constitution and By-Laws) During its initial years of operation (1941-1947) the Camp Shows brought entertainment to United States and Allied service men overseas, at home, in hospitals, and in occupied territories. Theater productions as well as entertainmentfeaturing Hollywood personalities and novelty performers entertained servicemen all over the world.
Ownership: THE
Content: The USO Camp Show Publicity Records consist of reports, clippings, posters and photographs for the years 1941 through 1955.
Ownership: Unknown Gift 10 lin. ft.
Physical Description
Extent: 10 lin. ft. (25 boxes)
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11524069
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW92-A3
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e2070510-c62b-012f-e41a-58d385a7bc34
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