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New York State War Council Governor's Media Releases

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains press releases, bulletins, telegrams, radio address transcripts, correspondence, and meeting minutes released by the Governor Lehman's office to inform the public of War Council (and its predecessor, the Council of Defense) activities. Tthe Governor's involvement in these activities included production rates; appointments to the War Council; wartime housing; security; agriculture; labor disputes and strikes; civil defense; scrap metal drives; tire and gasoline shortages; venereal disease prevention programs; labor shortages; savings bonds; physical fitness; and training programs.
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0.3 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1941-1942
Series Number:
A4294

Arrangement

Chronological by date of release.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains press releases, bulletins, telegrams, radio address transcripts, correspondence, and meeting minutes released by Governor Herbert H. Lehman's office to the media in order to inform the public of War Council activities. The records illustrate the Governor's involvement in many aspects of these activities.

Issues covered included: production rates; appointments to the War Council; wartime housing; security; agriculture; labor disputes and strikes; civil defense (including fire defense, auxiliary police, and aircraft warning units); scrap metal drives; tire and gasoline shortages; venereal disease prevention programs; labor shortages; savings bonds; physical fitness; and training programs.

Specifically mentioned are the reduction of bridge tolls and the adoption of a single license plate requirement. Messages to the legislature and letters to local war councils are also included. The series also contains releases from the State Defense Council, the War Council's predecessor.

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Access Restrictions

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

Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as boxes 413-415 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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