Scope and arrangement
Organization consists of correspondence, lists, manuals, and other material relating to the organization of the VBC. It includes reprints of photographs of a New York Public Library World War I book drive event. Operations include the minutes of the VBC, budgets, and other records relevant to the campaign's functioning. Collection & Distribution are reports, lists, statistics, and other documentation pertaining to the actual collection and distribution of books. Transportation & Warehouses include correspondence, bills of lading, and lists for the shipment and storage of books. Correspondence with Service Commands, States, is the correspondence between VBC headquarters and regional liaison librarians and state and local campaign directors, arranged alphabetically by state. Publicity consists of files on cooperating organizations and individuals and includes correspondence, posters, and press releases. Pictures are primarily photographs, although there are also a few photostats of VBC posters. Many of the photographs are of the opening campaign event at the New York Public Library and such celebrated individuals as Kitty Carlisle, Lewis Gannett, Katharine Hepburn, Fiorello LaGuardia, Gypsy Rose Lee, Chico Marx, and Wendell Wilkie.
With the exception of those in the Picture series, all folders were labeled by the VBC.
Seven series: I. Organization, 1941-1944; II. Operations, 1941-1944; III. Collection & Distribution, 1942-1943; IV. Transportation & Warehouses, 1942-1943; V. Correspondence with Service Commands, States, 1942-1943; VI. Publicity, 1942-1943; VII. Pictures, 1942-1943