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New York State War Council Salvage Division Federal Advisory and Instructional Releases and Promotional Material

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents how the activities of the New York State War Council Salvage Division were directed, coordinated, and informed by the United States War Production Board. The series includes: federal releases describing what materials were to be salvaged, directing the state division on how to proceed with salvage campaigns, and listing available promotional materials; correspondence between the Salvage Division and the War Production Board; bulletins; newsletters; manuals; and promotional and instructional materials.
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Quantity:
2.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1942-1945
Series Number:
A4351

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Scope and Content Note

This series documents how the activities of the Salvage Division were directed, coordinated, and informed by the United States War Production Board (WPB).

The series includes: federal releases describing what materials were to be salvaged, directing the state division on how to proceed with salvage campaigns, and listing available promotional materials; correspondence between the Salvage Division and the WPB's Washington and regional New York City office regarding questions of policy, the resolution of problems, and the ordering of promotional materials; bulletins from the WPB to field executives detailing administrative procedures and policies on issues such as travel authorization, salaries, and office supplies; bulletins and newsletters about salvage efforts across the nation intended for general audiences; bulletins issued by the WPB's General Salvage Section, Bureau of Industrial Conservation to state chairmen and executive secretaries across the nation to keep them informed of salvage procedures;

index for bulletins 1 through 369 (only bulletins 2 through 200 are included in the series); Manual of Administrative Instructions sent to all executives of the WPB, and sections of another WPB manual regarding the establishment, abolition, and restructuring of policies, procedures, and organization; promotional and instructional materials such as posters, flyers, booklets, newspaper clippings, print advertising mats, and a folder of radio and play scripts; blue print of a machine used to cut and process tin cans, with photographs and negatives of workers operating the device; and a General Dwight D. Eisenhower Award medal (filed under "General MacArthur") which was presented by the WPB to individual Boy Scouts for outstanding paper collection efforts.

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This series was originally accessioned as boxes 220, 221, and 228 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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