Guide to Charles Brenner World War II V-Mail Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0571
Creators:
Brenner, Clarence D.
Dates:
1942-1945.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
V-mail and related ephemera: letters, envelopes, printed material promoting the use of V-mail, printed information about how V-mail worked, a photograph of a V-mail station, targets for microfilming, labels for shipping, and microfilm roll boxes.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
V-mail was a mailing system, using microfilm, provided to World War II soldiers by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. It was encouraged and promoted because regular mail consumed cargo space.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, 1998.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Gift.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Clarence D. Brenner World War II V-Mail Collection, 1942-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Archival Materials
The History of Photography Collection, National Museum of American History, has additional V-mail materials and examples. Call 202-357-2059 for further information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Correspondence -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microphotography -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postal service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
V-mail Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives