Research

Local historians' documentation of World War II Servicemen

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 lists of draftee from Albany induction stations and a history of North Salem during World War II. The history includes brief service records for each man and details home front activities such as salvage collection, war bond drives, blackouts, civil defense, rationing, and Red Cross projects. Albany induction lists contain the name; address; draft board and serial numbers, and induction date. Most inductees were Albany residents; others were from surrounding cities, downstate New York and western Massachusetts.
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0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1944-1948
Series Number:
A4372

Arrangement

Induction lists:roughly chronological by day.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains lists of draftees from Albany induction stations and a history of North Salem (Westchester County) during World War II which includes lists of servicemen from that town. These records were sent by local historians who wished to document their area's contribution to the war effort.

The history of North Salem was compiled by local historian Fred C. Warner in 1947-1948. Entitled "1941-1945, North Salem in World War II," it contains a brief service record for each of the over 100 men who served from North Salem and details the town's home front activities such as salvage collection, war bond drives, blackouts, civil defense, rationing, and Red Cross projects.

The Albany induction station lists, dated 1944 and 1945, contain the names of individuals inducted at Albany, most of whom were Albany residents. However the lists also include individuals from other local towns such as Troy, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Springs, as well as a few individuals from downstate New York (e.g. Poughkeepsie) and western Massachusetts towns. The lists provide: name; address; draft board number; order number; serial number; and date of induction.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Custodial History

This series was originally filed with Series A0412, World War I Veterans' Service Information and Photographs, and was separated out by Archives staff in May 1992.

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