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New York State War Council Office of Civilian Mobilization Procedure Establishment Letters from the Federal Office of Civilian Defense

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 letters sent from the United States Office of Civilian Defense to the New York State Office of Civilian Mobilization (OCM) to establish volunteer activities and to ensure that programs were administered in accordance with federal mandates. The letters discuss: anti-sabotage activities; awards; blackouts; Block Plan; fingerprinting of civil defense volunteers; gas attacks; identification cards; incendiary and anti-personnel bombing; insignia standards; selection of civil defense trainees; and war plant protection.
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0.1 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1941-1945
Series Number:
A4334

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Chronological by month.

Scope and Content Note

These letters from the United States Office of Civilian Defense were sent to the Office of Civilian Mobilization (OCM) to establish volunteer activities and to ensure that programs were administered in accordance with federal mandates. The letters discuss: anti-sabotage activities; awards; blackouts; Block Plan (in which volunteers promoted OCM activities on their block); fingerprinting of civil defense volunteers; gas attacks; identification cards; incendiary and anti-personnel bombing; insignia standards; selection of civil defense trainees; and war plant protection.

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

Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as part of box 163 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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