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New York State War Council Division of Records War Records Program Organization File

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:
This series contains correspondence between State Historian Albert Corey and numerous county and local historians regarding the disposition of home front war records. This operation was undertaken as part of the State Historian's role to help preserve the State's heritage. The letters discuss the appointment of local historians, potential repositories, and other matters pertaining to post-war plans for the records. Included are lists of names and addresses of local directors of civilian protection, civilian mobilization, and local war councils.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1943-1945
Series Number:
A4296

Arrangement

Alphabetical by county, then by state.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence between State Historian Albert Corey and numerous county and local historians regarding the disposition of home front war records. This operation was undertaken as part of the State Historian's role to help preserve the State's heritage, and the records created in this series were later used by the War Council's Division of Records when it assessed local home front records.

The letters discuss the appointment of local historians, potential repositories, and other matters pertaining to post-war plans for the records generated as part of the war effort. Included are lists of the names and addresses of local directors of civilian protection, civilian mobilization, and local war councils.

Also included are materials from other state war councils which either answer inquiries or ask for information regarding war records programs.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

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Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as box 462 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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