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New York State War Council Office of War Training Civilian Defense Driver Corps Instructors Organization and Training Files

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:
The Civilian Defense Driver Corps was formed to train instructors in emergency driving techniques in order to provide civil defense organizations with drivers capable of transporting essential supplies, evacuating children, or ferrying civil defense units. This series contains correspondence and instructional materials documenting the organization of the program, which was administered by the Office of War Training for the Office of Civilian Protection.
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0.75 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1943-1944
Series Number:
A4375

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Administrative History

The Civilian Defense Driver Corps was formed to train instructors in emergency driving techniques. These instructors would then teach others the techniques in order to provide civil defense organizations with drivers who would be capable of transporting essential supplies, evacuating children, or ferrying civil defense units. Training included instructions on emergency traffic regulations, emergency repairs, and driving in rough terrain, mud, and during blackouts.

This program was administered by the Office of War Training for the Office of Civilian Protection with courses held in Albany, Buffalo, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence and instructional materials documenting the organization of this program in its mission to train drivers. This series contains: lists of instructors; course registration forms; lesson outlines; a final examination; emergency traffic regulations; and routine correspondence regarding reservation of meeting sites, information requests, and instructor requirements.

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Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as three-quarters of box 173 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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