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New York State War Council Office of War Training Food and Drug Chemists Institute Organization 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:
This series contains information from two institutes, arranged by the Office of War Training, to teach food and drug professionals about threats to food and drug supplies (contamination, spoilage, improper labelling, etc.). The series contains a transcript of the first two days of the first institute, and registration forms from the second institute. Also found is routine correspondence detailing speakers' arrangements, meeting places, and other organizational details of the two institutes.
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0.25 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1939-1943
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1942-1943
Series Number:
A4376

Arrangement

Arranged by topic.

Administrative History

Food and drug supplies are crucial to both soldiers and civilians in war time. In New York State efforts were undertaken to prevent contamination, spoilage, improper labelling, or other threats which would lessen supplies. The Office of War Training arranged two training institutes to teach food and drug professionals about possible threats and how to avoid them.

The first, held December 8-10, 1942, focused on food and drug issues such as shelf life, contamination prevention, and proper packaging and storage. The second, held January 19-22, 1943, was directed toward health and food inspectors. Both were held in Albany, with speakers from the federal and state governments and the private sector conducting lectures.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information from both institutes, including a transcript of the first two days of the first institute, and registration forms from the second institute which include: name; address; job title; job duties; and educational background.

Also found is routine correspondence detailing speakers' arrangements, meeting places, and other organizational details of the two institutes, and a pamphlet from a similar institute held by New York State in 1939.

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Processing Information

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

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