We Want Books: Books for the Troops in World War Two

On Display from September - December, 2015  

We Want Books Victory Book Campaign

Books were critical in maintaining morale among American troops during World War Two, and millions of books were distributed to servicemen all over the world. Giving books to the troops helped keep them occupied – but also served as a symbolic contrast to the book burning of the Nazis.

This exhibit explores three of the best-known programs: The Victory Books Campaign, the Armed Services Editions, and the publications of the Armed Forces Institute.

 We Want Books exhibit wallboard