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New York State War Council Office of Civilian Protection Awards Committee Case 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 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. The case files contain letters, memoranda, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1943-1944
Series Number:
A4385

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Administrative History

While none of the Office of Civilian Protection (OCP) units were required to respond to an enemy bombing attack during the war, many did respond to other emergencies such as train wrecks, flooding, and severe winter storms. In these crises, the OCP units responded in much the same way as they would have in the case of enemy attack: providing first aid, responding to fires, providing emergency shelter, and assisting with the other exigencies of disasters.

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.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as half of box 360 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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