Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence and other materials sent to the Office of Civilian Protection's Committee on Awards from local volunteers who nominated individuals for letters of commendation in recognition of actions taken during emergencies. Case files contain letters, memoranda, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the reasons for each nomination, along with a letter containing the committee's decision. The committee could issue a letter or recommend that a local chairman issue a letter, as well as reject the nomination altogether.