Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, memoranda, travel and expense vouchers and weekly itineraries and reports which document the activities undertaken by the Salvage Division's field representatives in their effort to coordinate, advise, and oversee the city and county salvage committees. The number of reports filed and the amount of information contained in them vary greatly among the representatives. When included, reports focus on the coordination of specific local salvage campaigns, meetings with local committee members, and efforts to persuade reluctant agencies and individuals to participate fully in salvage efforts.

Also included are memoranda issued by the Albany office to all field representatives to apprise them of policies, procedures, available promotional material, and specific salvage needs. Correspondence between Albany and the United States War Production Board's regional office reveals a general satisfaction with the work of the field representatives, though problems did arise because of unnecessary travel and spending, poor record keeping, and misrepresentation of the division. Also included are newspaper clippings sent by field representatives regarding salvage issues and efforts in their jurisdiction. A job description filed under "H. W. Roberts" details the responsibilities of the field representatives.