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Council on Books in Wartime Records

Consists of the records of the Council on Books in Wartime. Included are records from
the preliminary foundation meetings at Times Hall, New York City, through the
cessation of formal operations in 1946. There are administrative files containing
minutes of the Board of Directors, headed by Archibald Ogden, the Executive
Committee, chaired by W. W. Norton, and annual meeting proceeedings; subject files of
correspondence on various other committees, book publishing projects with the Army,
Navy, and Office of War Information, and book list plans (Imperatives and Recommended
Books); radio program scripts for book dramatizations on “Words at War” and author
interviews on “Fighting Words” and “Books are Bullets”; and financial statements.