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New York State War Council Office of Civilian Protection Correspondence with the Federal Office of Civilian Defense

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 documents the Office of Civilian Protection's work in coordinating defense preparations. It contains correspondence, pamphlets, bulletins, manuals, and posters sent between the Office of Civilian Protection and the federal Office of Civilian Defense. Topics include: air raids; blackouts; evacuation plans and procedures; fire defense; industrial plant protection; insignia for volunteers; medical contingencies; practice drills; rescue squads; traffic control; and volunteer training and appraisal.
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Quantity:
8 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1942-1945
Series Number:
A4409

Arrangement

Arranged by topic.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, pamphlets, bulletins, manuals, and posters sent between the Office of Civilian Protection (OCP) and the federal Office of Civilian Defense (OCD). The records document the OCP's work in coordinating defense preparations.

Topics covered by the records include: air raids (regulations, warning systems); blackouts; evacuation (plans, procedures); fire defense; industrial plant protection; insignia for volunteers; medical contingencies; practice drills; rescue squads; traffic control; and volunteer training and appraisal.

Monthly statistics concerning OCP activities reported to the OCD are also found in this series, as well as small amounts of correspondence with other organizations involved in civil defense activities.

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

Processing Information

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

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