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New York State War Council Office of Civilian Protection War Plant Protection Instructional Materials

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 lecture transcripts, syllabi, correspondence, memoranda, maps, and a test with answer key documenting the Office of Civilian Protection's two-day training institutes held statewide to instruct war industry plant managers in basic defense procedures to avoid damage from enemy attacks. Issues include: training personnel in emergency response; reducing work place hazards; preventing espionage and sabotage; fighting fires from incendiary and other bombs; protection from gas attacks; building camouflage; and in-plant bomb shelters.
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0.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1942-1943
Series Number:
A4386

Arrangement

Arranged by topic.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains lecture transcripts, syllabi, correspondence, memoranda, maps, and a test with answer key documenting the Office of Civilian Protection's two-day training institutes held throughout the state to instruct war industry plant managers in basic defense procedures to avoid damage from enemy attacks. The materials discuss issues such as: training personnel to respond to emergencies; reducing work place hazards such as fires and accidents; preventing espionage and sabotage; fighting fires from incendiary and other bombs; protection from gas attacks; building camouflage; and in-plant bomb shelters.

Sessions were held throughout the state, and a folder is found for each of the following locations: Buffalo; Elmira; Hempstead; Jamestown; New York City; Rochester; Schenectady; Syracuse; Utica; and White Plains.

Some municipalities' folders contain lists of registrants and completed registration forms (containing name, address, employer, and sometimes title).

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 371 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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