Margaret C. Howell WWII Ration Book
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Margaret C. Howell WWII Ration Book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Howell, Margaret C.
Title: Margaret C. Howell WWII Ration Book
Dates: 1943
Quantity: 2.0 Item(s)
Quantity: Extent: 2 items
Identification: ahc.MSS170f

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Louise Carr, of Durham, North Carolina, married Clark Howell (1894-1966) in 1923 and lived in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple had two children, Clark Jr. and William Barrett. Clark Howell, the son of Clark Howell (1863-1936), and the grandson of Captain Evan P. Howell (1839-1903), was publisher and president of the Atlanta Constitution from 1936-1960. He also served as the vice chairman of Atlanta Newspapers Inc.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a ration book and a cookbook using Swans Down flour, How to Bake by the Ration Book. The ration book belonged to Margaret C. Howell and has four pages of stamps remaining. The cookbook includes several different types of recipes that are low in sugar, shortening, and eggs.

Index Terms

Howell, Clark, 1894-1966
Howell, Margaret C.
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--Georgia
World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret C. Howell WWII Ration Book, MSS 170f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Julian Carr, 1979; (1979.294)

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008.


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



1Ration book, 1943