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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Rare Books
609-258-9942

The Library has a special collection of about half of the 1324 books issued for the American armed forces overseas during World War II. A list of holdings is available; it is a Xerox of the alphabetical listing in John Alden Jamieson's Editions for the Armed Services, Inc.: A History, Together with the Complete List of 1324 Books Published ... (New York, 1948). [(Exov) Z1039.S6 E27 cop. 1]. The 440 volume collection is housed in about 10 archival boxes and shelved under the call number (Ex) PN861 .E34.  Folio. The checklist for the collection has the call number [(Exov) Z1039.S6 E27 cop. 2 and is also available as a PDF]

Also see the Collections File for a bibliography on the Armed Services Editions (in folder headed ARMED SERVICES EDITIONS.)

Details about Armed Services Editions can also be found in: John Y. Cole (editor), Books in Action: The Armed Services Editions. Published in Washington, D.C. in 1984 by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress [(DOCS) LC 1.2:B64/6]. A note about the Princeton ASE materials appears in this book.