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New York State War Council Office of Civilian Protection War Plant Blackout Practice Exemption and Inspection Correspondence

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 received by the Office of Civilian Protection (OCP) from war plants requesting exemptions from blackout practices and correspondence from the U.S. War Department listing which plants the OCP was responsible to inspect for civil defense purposes. The OCP shared industrial plant inspection with the War Department, usually reviewing the facilities of smaller, less sensitive plants for civil defense readiness which included blackout procedures and equipment, camouflage, and evacuation plans.
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0.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1942-1944
Series Number:
A4388

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Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence to the Office of Civilian Protection (OCP) from war plants requesting exemptions from blackout practices and correspondence from the U.S. War Department listing which plants the OCP was responsible to inspect for civil defense purposes. Exemptions were granted to industrial plants involved in war manufacturing for which the blackout practice would interrupt production. The OCP shared industrial plant inspection with the War Department, usually reviewing the facilities of smaller, less sensitive plants for civil defense readiness which included blackout procedures and equipment, camouflage, and evacuation plans.

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Processing Information

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

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