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Guide to the Fred Pederson Collection of United States Army Air Intelligence Materials, 1943-1945
Table of Contents
- These Army Air Intelligence materials consist of propaganda illustrations and
Impact magazines from World War II. The propaganda illustrations are photographic reproductions of propaganda posters distributed by the U.S. Army and the War Department. The
Impact magazines, dated 1943-1945, were publications produced by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence. The magazines contain information and photographs about airplanes, equipment, tactics, and mission results.
There are no biographical documents or personal papers of Fred Pederson in this collection.
- Collection Title
- Fred Pederson Collection of United States Army Air Intelligence Materials
- Date of Materials
- Pederson, Fred
- Call Number
- MSS 017
- 0.4 cubic feet
- Physical Description
- 1 archives box
- Language of Materials
- La Crosse Public Library Archives
[Identification of item], Fred Pederson Collection of United States Army Air Intelligence Materials, MSS 017, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI
Fred Pederson was senior vice-president at Northern Engraving until his retirement in 1990. He worked at Northern Engraving since the end of World War II, first as a salesman and then as sales manager. He became a vice-president of the company in 1966.
Scope and Contents
The material in this collection was obtained by Fred Pederson while he worked in the United States War Department during World War II. The collection does not contain any biographical or personal information on Pederson's life.
The Propaganda Illustrations are black and white photographic reproductions of propaganda posters distributed by the U.S. Army and the War Department during World War II. These propaganda posters were directed to the U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Ordinance Department, U.S. Army Supply Services, lumber production, metal production, the T.V.A. War Job, and civilian personnel of the U.S. War Department.
The IMPACT magazines, dated 1943-1945, were publications produced during World War II by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence in Washington, D.C. They were published monthly and contain information and photographs about airplanes, equipment, tactics, and mission results. Information is also given on Germans and Japanese air forces and air defenses. The magazines were intended to be used as intelligence tools and were distributed to U.S. Army Air Corps squadrons.
The collection also contains a sixteen page transcript of a speech delivered to Congress on June 1, 1945, by President Truman title "The Task Ahead." The speech deals primarily with the war against Japan following the allied victory in Europe.
La Crosse Public Library Archives 1991 October800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
Access to Materials
Materials in this collection are available for patron use.
Donated by Fred Pederson via James White, La Crosse Public Library Director, 1989. (Accession No. 1989.005)
Processed by Bill Petersen, October 1991.
Controlled Access Headings
- Propaganda--United States
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
- World War, 1939-1945--Periodicals
- World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
- World War, 1939-1945--United States
Army Air Corps
Army Supply Services
TVA War Job
War Department Civilian Personnel
1943 November - 1944 March
1944 September - 1945 February
May issue not included
Message of the President "The Task Ahead" 1945 June 1