Research

New York State War Council History of Westchester County Defense and War Councils

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The volumes which comprise this series are condensed from the 31-volume complete version kept in the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, County Court House, in White Plains, New York. These volumes were presented to the New York State War Council in 1946. The condensed version and the larger complete history were compiled to document the efforts of this local War Council. Included are: activities and sub-organizations of the council; bulletins; special orders; general orders; regulations; and circulars.
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0.8 cubic feet (4 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1940-1945
Series Number:
A4292

Arrangement

Numerical by volume number.

Scope and Content Note

The four bound volumes which comprise this series are, according to the foreword, condensed from the 31-volume complete version kept in the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, County Court House, in White Plains, New York. These volumes were presented to the New York State War Council in 1946. The condensed version and the larger complete history were compiled to document the efforts of this local War Council.

Volume 1 details the activities and sub-organizations of the Westchester County War Council including the health and sanitation committee; women's participation in the war effort; child care; nursing recruitment; community health; war transportation; civilian mobilization; industrial production; welfare committee; civilian protection; rationing boards; salvage drives; and war stamps and bonds. Names of specific programs, participants and often a chronology of activities can be found for these organizations.

Volume 2 contains bulletins (May 1941-January 1942), special orders (May 1942-May 1945), and general orders (May 1942-May 1945). Volume 3 contains regulations (May 1942-August 1944). Volume 4 contains circulars (May 1942-May 1945). All were issued by the Westchester County Office of Civilian Protection and concerned civil defense and civilian mobilization issues. The circulars also contain information issued from the federal government on interpretations of regulations.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

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Other finding aids

Within Volume 1 is a complete index to the full history.

Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as box 17 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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