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New York State War Council Governor's Office Correspondence on War Issues

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New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains correspondence between the governor's office. and various agencies and organizations involved in the coordination of work during the Second World War. The correspondence largely addresses the initial set-up and administration of New York State War Council activities. Topics include: civil defense; appointments to draft and draft appeals boards; morale issues; child care; discrimination; war bonds; war contracts; women's roles in the labor pool; farm labor; conservation issues; migrant workers; Fifth Columnists, Japanese-Americans, and "loyal" aliens.
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7.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1940-1945
Series Number:
A4295

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic or last name of correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence between the governor's office and various agencies and organizations involved in the coordination of war work. Because the letters mainly discuss the initial set-up and administration of War Council activities, the letters are predominantly authored by Herbert H. Lehman or his aides, though Thomas E. Dewey and his administration are also represented.

Topics covered include: civil defense (including the formation of the New York Guard and the defense of specific sites in New York, such as the canals); appointments to draft and draft appeals boards (including third party recommendations); morale issues; child care; discrimination; war bonds; war contracts; women's roles in the labor pool; farm labor; conservation issues; migrant workers; Fifth Columnists, Japanese-Americans, and "loyal" aliens.

Correspondence with other states on war issues, complaints about civilian defense (including a letter from publisher Alfred A. Knopf), and photographs of the Brooklyn Arsenal are also found.

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This series was originally accessioned as boxes 243-249 and part of box 250 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: A4295-78
Adjutant General 1 1
Adjutant General-Vital Defense Reports 1 2
Advisory Commission To The Council for National Defense 1 3
Air Raid Precautions 1 4
Air Raid Shelters 1 5
Air Raid Signals 1 6
Air Raid Warnings 1 7
Air Training Corps Of America 1 8
Albany-Vice Conditions 1 9
Alfange, Dean 1 10
Aliens, Employment of 1 11
Altschul, Frank 1 12
American Legion 1 13
1943 American Small Business War Contracts 1 14
American Water Works Association 1 15
Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce 1 16
Appeals Board-General 1 17
Appeals Board #1 and #2 - Bronx County 1 18
1941-1942 Appeals Board #2 1 19
1941-1942 Appeals Board #3 1 20
1941-1942 Appeals Board #5 1 21
Appeals Board #3,4,5 - (A-E) - Manhattan 1 22
Appeals Board #3,4,5 - (F-L) - Manhattan 1 23
Appeals Board #3,4,5 - (M-Z) - Manhattan 1 24
Appeals Board #3,4,5 - (M-Z) - Manhattan 1 25
1941-1942 Appeals Board #6 1 26
Appeals Board #6 - Richmond County 1 27
1941-1942 Appeals Board #7 1 28
1941-1942 Appeals Board #9 1 29
Appeals Board #7,8,9,10,11 - Kings County 1 30
Appeals Board #7,8,9,10,11 - Kings County 1 31
Appeals Board #12,13 - Queens County 1 32
Appeals Board - Special 1 33
Appeals Board Nassau and #14 Suffolk Counties 1 34
Appeals Board #15 - Westchester County 1 35
Appeals Board #16 - Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, & Rockland Counties 1 36
Appeals Board #17 - Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Albany Counties 1 37
Appeals Board #18 - Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, & Washington Counties 1 38
Appeals Board #19 - Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego Counties 1 39
Appeals Board #20 - Oneida, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, & Herkimer Counties 2 1
Appeals Board #21 2 2
Appeals Board #22 - Monroe County 2 3
Appeals Board #23 - City of Buffalo 2 4
Appeals Board #24 Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, & Wyoming Counties 2 5
Appeals Board #25 2 6
Appeals Board #26 2 7
Applebaum, Julius 2 8
Arizona - State of 2 9
Arkansas Oil & Gas Compact 2 10
Armories, Use of 2 11
Army Candidates School 2 12
Associated Industries 2 13
Barge Canal 2 14
Black Markets 2 15
Blockert, Ernest B. 2 16
Blumenthal, Daniel 2 17
Board of Elections 2 18
Bollard, Mrs. Glenn D. 2 19
Boy Scouts of America 2 20
Brooklyn Arsenal (includes photographs) 2 21
Buffalo Victory & Child Care Association 2 22
California State Council of Defense 2 23
Canal System - Guarding 2 24
Certificate of Intent 2 25
Child Care 2 26
Citizens Committee for The Army & Navy 2 27
Citizenship Morale 2 28
Civil Air Patrol 2 29
Civilian Defense Complaints Against 2 30
Conference for Mayors 2 31
Cooke, Morris Llewellyn 2 32
Defense Governor's Conference 2 33
Civil Defense Manual 2 34
Civilian Defense Training 2 35
Civilian Protection 2 36
Civilian Mobilization 2 37
Civilian Mobilization 2 38
Commerce - Commission of 2 39
Commerce - Commission of 2 40
1943 Commerce, Dept. of Booklet - A Man Can't Live On Glory 3 1
Commerce and Industry Association 3 2
Conklingville Dam - Guarding 3 3
Connecticut War Industries Comm. 3 4
Conscientious Objectors 3 5
Council of state Governments 3 6
Conservation of Tires 3 7
Conservation of Manpower 3 8
Defense Bonds 3 9
Defense Highway 3 10
Defense Highway Traffic Committee 3 11
Defense Production Clinics 3 12
Defense Transportation, Office of 3 13
Delta Reservoir 3 14
Dependency Benefits, Office of 3 15
Differential Pay 3 16
Discrimination Committee - War Council 3 17
Discrimination in Employment 3 18
Discrimination in Employment 3 19
Discrimination in Employment 3 20
Diversion of Shipping 3 21
Draft Boards A-L 3 22
Draft Boards A-L 3 23
Draft Boards M-Z 3 24
Draft Boards M-Z 3 25
Draft Boards - Special 3 26
Draft Boards - Complaints 3 27
1943 Douglas, Richard A. 3 28
Education Department 3 29
Education Department - Military Service Rules 3 30
Ellsworth, Mrs. Evelyn Peters 3 31
Emergency Food Commission 3 32
Evacuation Committee 3 33
Evacuation Conference 3 34
Emergency Welfare Services 3 35
Farm Labor 3 36
Farm Manpower Director 3 37
Farm Labor Shortage 3 38
Federal Government Contracts 3 39
Fifth Column Activities 3 40
Fire Administrator 3 41
Fire Training Program 3 42
Forty Mile Speed Limit 3 43
Friedman, M. Elisha Dr. 3 44
Gasoline Shortage 3 45
Gaynor, Miles 4 1
Goodhart, Mrs. Arthur L. 4 2
Government Appeal Agent 4 3
Governors Meeting at New Orleans called by F.H. LaGuardia 4 4
Greater New York Manufacturing Pool 4 5
Greater New York Industrial Union Council 4 6
Advisory Health Preparedness Committees 4 7
Health Preparedness Commission 4 8
Health Welfare and Related Defense Activities -- Anna Rosenberg Coordinator 4 9
Housing - Division of 4 10
Idle Plants in Upstate New York 4 11
Inspector II 4 12
Interstate Cooperation 4 13
Jack, Dr. Emanuel I. 4 14
Japanese Aliens 4 15
Junior Americans of the United States 4 16
Labor - Department of 4 17
Lake, Simon 4 18
Loyal Aliens 4 19
Local Board No. 559 4 20
Local Boards 4 21
Local Draft Board Medical Personnel 4 22
Lumber Industry 4 23
Mayors Conference on Defense 4 24
Medical Advisory Boards 4 25
Mental Hygiene, Department of 4 26
Merchants Association of New York 4 27
Migrant Workers 4 28
Mrs. Pennock's Meeting 4 29
National Defense Commission 4 30
National Guard 4 31
National Guard Induction 4 32
National - General 4 33
National Council of Jewish Women 4 34
National Youth Administration 4 35
New - General 4 36
New Jersey Civilian Defense 4 37
New York - General 4 38
New York City - General 4 39
New York City - Mayor 4 40
New York Guard Adjutant General 4 41
New York Guard - General 4 42
New York Guard - General 4 43
1943 New York City Rents 4 44
New York Guard Appointments 4 45
1943 New York Guard Appointments - Lt. General Hugh A. Drum 4 46
1943 New York Guard Appointments - Col. Lester C. Higbee 4 47
New York Guard - Organization of 5 1
New York Guard - Certificate of Intent 5 2
New York Guard - Equipment and Instruments 5 3
New York Guard - Field Training 5 4
New York Guard - Headquarters 5 5
New York Guard - Orders 5 6
New York Guard - Negro Regiment 5 7
1941 New York Guard - Luncheon December 13, 1941 5 8
New York State Guard - Rifles 5 9
New York Guard - 2nd Corps Area Co-operation 5 10
New York Guard - Offers of Service 5 11
New York Guard - Staten Island 5 12
New York Guard - Strength Report 5 13
New York Guard - Strength Report 5 14
New York Guard - Strength Report 5 15
New York State - Agricultural Defense 5 16
New York State 5 17
New York State Industrial Union Council 5 18
New York State - Civilian Defense 5 19
New York State - Newspaper National 5 20
Nursing Participation Defense Program 5 21
New York State - Sheriffs' Association 5 22
New York State - War Emergency Act 5 23
Northeastern Fed Conference 5 24
Occupational Bulletin 5 25
Osborne, John 5 26
O'Rayan, General John F. 5 27
Ottmann, Major General William 5 28
Patterson, Schuyler 5 29
Pennsylvania, State of 5 30
Petroleum Coordinator For National Defense 5 31
Petroleum Coordinator - New York State 5 32
Phillipson, Major General Irving J. 5 33
Physical Fitness 5 34
Physical Fitness - Draftees 5 35
Pleasure Driving 5 36
Problem of War Production & Surplus Labor 5 37
Miscellaneous 5 38
Pope, Generoso 6 1
Port Security Coordination 6 2
Post War Planning 6 3
Post War Re-employment 6 4
1943 Post War Responsibilities of Liberal Education 6 5
Police Coordination Plan 6 6
Police Resources 6 7
Prisoners In War Services 6 8
Prisoners In War Services 6 9
Price Administration Consumer Division 6 10
Price Administration Consumer Division 6 11
1943 Price Ceilings 6 12
Priorities 6 13
Prisco, Vincent 6 14
Protection of Public Works 6 15
Rationing Bureau 6 16
A - New Releases - Governor's Office (1) 6 17
A - New Releases - Governor's Office (2) 6 18
A - New Releases - Governor's Office (3) 6 19
A - New Releases - Governor's Office (4) 6 20
Salvage For Defense, Inc. 6 21
Releases and Memorandums 6 22
First Registration 6 23
Second Registration 6 24
Third Registration 6 25
Fourth Registration 6 26
Fifth Registration 6 27
Rubber Scarcity 6 28
Registration 18-19 year-olds 6 29
Salvage Committee 6 30
Scrap Rubber 6 31
Scherbak, H. 6 32
Second Corps Area War Disaster Relief Plan 6 33
Second Service Committee 6 34
Safeguarding Armories 6 35
Selective Service Advisory Boards 6 36
Selective Service Re-employment Plan 6 37
Selective Service 6 38
Selective Service - Registration on Sunday - Protests 6 39
Selective Service - Releases 6 40
Selective Service - Transmittals 6 41
Selective Service - New York City 6 42
Selective Service - Col. W.H. Boughton 6 43
Selective Service - Occupational Bulletins 6 44
Selective Service - Special 7 1
Selective Service - Special 7 2
Sissle, Noble 7 3
Smaller War Plants Division 7 4
State Police - New York Power & Light Lines 7 5
State Police - N.Y. Telephone Company Lines & Properties; American Telephone & Telegraph Lines & Properties 7 6
Social Diseases 7 7
Social Welfare Notes & Defense Data 7 8
State Council of Defense 7 9
State Automotive Rationing Committee 7 10
State Defense Activities 7 11
Conference of State Defense 7 12
State Defense Information Committee 7 13
State Departments 7 14
State Institution Farms 7 15
State Guard - Activities of as Reported to Secretary of War 7 16
27th Division Association 7 17
Uniform Minimum Standards Motor Transportation 7 18
United States Civilian Defense 7 19
United Spanish War Veterans 7 20
U.S. Navy - Secretary Frank Knox 7 21
U.S. War Department 7 22
Victory Gardens 7 23
Vermont, Governor of 7 24
Veterans of Foreign Wars, U.S. 7 25
Voice, J.A. 7 26
Volunteer Observers 7 27
Volunteer Service in Civilian Defense 7 28
Volunteer Participation, Division of 7 29
War Ballot 7 30
War Bonds 7 31
War Council 7 32
War Council 7 33
War Council 7 34
War Emergency Dispensation Act 7 35
War Contracts - New York City 7 36
War Contract Bid Invitations 7 37
War Information Service 7 38
War Policy For American Schools 8 1
War Policy For American Schools 8 2
War Manpower Commission 8 3
War Production Board 8 4
Waste Paper Salvage 8 5
War Transportation Committee 8 6
War Slogans 8 7
War Training 8 8
War Training 8 9
Warnke, Edward 8 10
Women's Army Corps 8 11
Women At War 8 12
Youth In Wartime 8 13