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New York State War Council Vocational Education Program for National Defense Industries Vocational Training Manuals

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains instruction manuals published by the State Education Department for the Vocational Education Program for National Defense Industries to help prepare citizens for the increasingly complex nature of warfare and the increased demand for skilled workers in defense industries. The manuals cover metal work, carpentry, machine work, and other skills related to manufacturing, and were distributed to vocational and high schools to assist in the technical training of students.
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Quantity:
2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1942-1945
Series Number:
A3089

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Alphabetical by title.

Scope and Content Note

World War II combatants and those who produced their weapons required a sophisticated understanding of mechanical devices. To raise the mechanical aptitude level of the population, the War Council promoted various forms of vocational education in order to help prepare citizens for the increasingly complex nature of warfare and the increased demand for skilled workers in defense industries.

This series contains 58 instruction manuals published by the State Education Department for the Vocational Education Program for National Defense Industries. These manuals covered metal work, carpentry, machine work, and other skills related to manufacturing and were distributed to vocational and high schools to assist in the technical training of students.

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Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as boxes 78-81 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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