(Revisions through March 10)
NOTE: The Table of Contents has been significantly enhanced here to include major subdivisions of the various Branches and Departments. Otherwise, the text of the Manual is a faithful reproduction of the original. [HyperWar]
NOTE: Many of the Department and Agency headings, as well as tables of regional and local offices, include address and telephone information in the format current in 1945. In this era before ZIP codes existed, local postal codes were used in a similar fashion, although sorting took place at the local post offices; eg: Washington 25, DC vs Washington DC 20325
Telephones were few enough that the numbers were often less than 7 digits, and exchanges (the first two digits) were associated with mnemonic words; eg:
REpublic 7500 = 73-7500"extensions" are referred to as "Branches":
REpublic 7500, Branch 2405 = 73-7500, ext. 2405
Page Constitution of the United States 1 Legislative Branch 17 Architect of the Capitol 34 United States Botanic Garden 35 Government Printing Office 37 Library of Congress 41 Judicial Branch 45 Executive Branch 53 Emergency War Agencies 60 Office for Emergency Management 60 Committee on Fair Employment Practice 60 Foreign Economic Administration 62 Export-Import Bank of Washington 63 Petroleum Reserves Corporation 63 Rubber Development Corporation 64 U.S. Commercial Company 64 National War Labor Board 68 Office of Alien Property Custodian 70 Office of Civilian Defense 72 Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs 76 Office of Defense Transportation 80 Office of Economic Stabilization 84 Office of Scientific Research and Development 85 National Defense Research Committee 86 Committee on Medical Research 86 Office of Field Service 86 Office of War Information 88 War Manpower Commission 95 Bureau of Manpower Utilization 96 Bureau of Placement 96 Bureau of Training 96 Management-Labor Policy Committee 96 Women's Advisory Committee 97 War Production Board 102 Smaller War Plants Corporation War Shipping Administration 116 Board of War Communications 120 National Housing Agency 122 Federal Home Loan Bank Administration 122 Federal Housing Administration 123 Federal Public Housing Authority 123 Office of Censorship 135 Office of Price Administration 136 Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion 144 Office of Contract Settlement 147 Surplus Property Board 148 Retraining and Reemployment Administration 148 Petroleum Administration for War 149 President's War Relief Control Board 152 Selective Service System 153 War Contracts Price Adjustment Board 160 Joint Chiefs of Staff 161 Joint War Production Committee-United States and Canada 162 Material Coordinating Committee--United States and Canada 164 Permanent Joint Board on Defense--United States and Canada 165 Combined Chief of Staff--United States and Great Britain 165 Combined Food Board--United States, United Kingdom, and Canada 166 Combined Production and Resources Board--United States, United Kingdom, and Canada 167 Combined Raw Material Board--United States and United Kingdom 168 Combined Shipping Adjustment Board--United States and Great Britain 170 Munitions Assignments Board--United States and Great Britain 172 Filipino Rehabilitation Commission 173 Joint Brazil-United States Defense Commission 173 Joint Mexican-United States Defense Commission 174 Inter-American Defense Board 175 Pacific War Council 176 American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas 177 United Nations Interim Commission on Food and Agriculture 178 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 180 United National Information Organization 183 Department of State 185 International Organizations of Which the United States Is a Member or in the Work of Which It Participates 204 Committee for Reciprocity Information 205 Executive Committee on Economic Foreign Policy 207 Interdepartmental Committee on Cultural and Scientific Cooperation 208 American Mexican Claims Commission 209 Anglo-American Caribbean Commission 210 International Boundary Commission--United States, Alaska, and Canada 211 International Boundary Commission--United States and Mexico 211 International Fisheries Commission--United States and Canada 214 International Joint Commission--United States and Canada/a> 215 International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission 216 Department of the Treasury 217 Bureau of the Comptroller of the Currency 220 Bureau of Customs 221 Bureau of Engraving and Printing 224 Bureau of Internal Revenue [IRS] 224 Bureau of the Mint 226 Bureau of Narcotics 226 War Finance Division 239 U.S. Secret Service 243 Interdepartmental War Savings Bond Committee 245 War Department 248 Department of Justice 264 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 271 Bureau of Prisons 272 Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) 273 Post Office Department 276 Department of the Navy 288 Department of the Interior 323 Bureau of Reclamation 326 Geological Survey 327 Bureau of Mines 328 Office of Indian Affairs 331 National Park Service 331 Fish and Wildlife Service 332 Solid Fuels Administration for War 336 U.S. Board on Geographical Names 341 Bonneville Power Administration 342 Southwestern Power Administration 342 War Relocation Authority 353 Related Organizations 345 Migratory Bird Conservation Commission 345 National Park Trust Fund Board 346 National Power Policy Committee 347 Department of Agriculture 348 Agricultural Research Administration 350 Farm Credit Administration 358 Forest Service 365 Rural Electrification Administration 367 War Food Administration 368 Department of Commerce 385 Bureau of the Census 391 Coast and Geodetic Survey 393 Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce 395 Inland Waterways Corporation 398 National Bureau of Standards 399 Patent Office 402 Weather Bureau 404 Civil Aeronautics Authority 406 Department of Labor 412 Bureau of Labor Statistics 413 Division of Labor Standards 413 United States Conciliation Service 413 Wage and Hour Division 414 Public Contracts Division 414 Women's Bureau 417 Children's Bureau 417 Independent Executive Agencies 420 Federal Loan Agency 420 Reconstruction Finance Corporation 420 Defense Plant Corporation 428 Rubber Reserve Company 429 Metals Reserve Company 430 Defense Supplies Corporation 431 War Damage Corporation 432 Disaster Loan Corporation 433 Federal National Mortgage Association 434 The RFC Mortgage Company 436 Federal Security Agency 438 United States Office of Education 440 Columbia Institution for the Deaf 444 Howard University 444 Public Health Service 445 Saint Elizabeths Hospital 449 Social Security Board 449 Committee on Economic Security 459 Food and Drug Administration 459 Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 460 Federal Works Agency 462 Public Buildings Administration 463 Public Roads Administration 464 Federal Fire Council 466 Federal Real Estate Board 467 Bureau of Community Facilities 468 American Battle Monuments Commission 470 Commission of Fine Arts 472 District of Columbia 472 Federal Board of Hospitalization 475 Federal Communications Commission 476 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 481 Federal Power Commission 485 Federal Reserve System 496 Federal Trade Commission 503 General Accounting Office 510 Interstate Commerce Commission 512 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics 521 National Archives 523 National Archives Council 526 National Historical Publications Commission 527 Franklin D. Roosevelt Library 527 National Capital Housing Authority 528 National Capital Park and Planning Commission 529 National Labor Relations Board 532 National Mediation Board 535 Railroad Retirement Board 537 Securities and Exchange Commission 543 Smithsonian Institution 549 Tennessee Valley Authority 554 The Tax Court of the United States 558 United States Civil Service Commission 559 Council of Personnel Administration 567 United States Employees' Compensation Commission 568 United States Maritime Commission 573 United States Tariff Commission 578 Veterans Administration 582 Quasi-Official Agencies 599 National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council 599 Pan American Union 600 The American National Red Cross 602 Appendix A: Abolished and Transferred Agencies and Functions 609 Appendix B: Representative Publications of Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government 642 Index 664 List of Names 693
We covenant with each other before all the world, that having taken up arms in the defense of liberty, we will not lay them down before liberty is once again secure in the world we live in. For that security we pray; for that security we act--now and evermore.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Bill of Rights Day Speech,
December 15, 1941
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