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New York State War Council Highway Repair and Debris Clearance Committee General Correspondence

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains general correspondence files relating to the planning and implementation of the Mutual Aid Plan for Highway Repair and Debris Clearance in the event of a wartime emergency. The War Council's Highway Repair and Debris Clearance Committee developed a plan patterned after London's system which designated a site for a central pool of equipment and personnel that would be available on short notice to a stricken area.
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Inclusive Dates:
1941-1945
Series Number:
A4275

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Administrative History

The Highway Repair and Debris Clearance Committee was jointly appointed by the Department of Public Works and the Conference of Mayors in 1941. The Committee consisted of three representatives from the Department of Public Works, two city engineers, two county superintendents, one town superintendent and one village engineer.

The plan developed by the Committee was patterned after the system established in London. The plan designated a site for a central pool of equipment and personnel that would be available on short notice for work on a stricken area. The plan provided for an orderly and quick procedure for the full utilization of whatever units of the extensive highway maintenance resources would be needed, based on the extent and seriousness of the emergency.

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence files relate to the planning and implementation of the Mutual Aid Plan for Highway Repair and Debris Clearance. The correspondence is between the State Coordinator, Edward T. Gawkins, and city and district engineers, Superintendent of Highways, Executive Secretary of the Conference of Mayors, Superintendent of Public Works, zone coordinators, county superintendents, city coordinators, county assistants, city managers or mayors, and others. The final folder includes a Mutual Assistance Plan for Genesee County (part of Zone #4) with charts of organization, personnel, and equipment.

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