Camp Shows Publicity Records, 1941-1955.

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United Service Organizations (U.S.). Camp Shows Publicity Records, 1941-1955.

Camp Shows Publicity Records, 1941-1955.

The USO Camp Show Publicity Records consist of reports, clippings, posters and photographs for the years 1941 through 1955.

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