New York State War Council Office of Civilian Mobilization Volunteer Participation Conferences and Meetings Coordination Correspondence and Publicity Files

Held by the New York State Archives

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

This series contains report forms completed by field directors for each local war council detailing their personnel, organization, and operations. The forms were used by the Office of Civilian Mobilization (OCM) to assess local councils and ensure they operated according to the State War Council's standards. Each form lists the local war council's address, territory, and population, and provides detailed information on the council and the OCM divisions operating in the council.
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Chronological by meeting date, then by topic.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, agendas, and minutes relating to conferences organized by the Office of Civilian Mobilization (OCM). The office's director and staff members met with representatives from state agencies, and other organizations and committees to discuss coordination of volunteer participation in program areas such as: nutrition (mass feeding); child care; block leader training; and safeguarding military information.

Other meetings addressed coordination of the field representatives' activities and developments and problems within the OCM, regions, and local councils.

The OCM used publications, public addresses, radio talks, and bulletins to distribute information and increase citizen participation. Copies of these are contained in this series. The series also contains: monthly reports prepared by the OCM, Director of Civilian Protection, and Civilian War Services; correspondence relating to the publicity steering committee and completed projects (block leader training, fifth war loan drive, transportation and fuel survey); and labor market development reports from the United States Employment Service of the War Manpower Commission detailing demand for labor in regions of the state.

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This series was originally accessioned as boxes 143, 160, and 161 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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