TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1941-1945

RG 034, State Salvage Committee

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Sate Salvage Committee
Title: State Salvage Committee records
Dates: 1941-1945
Quantity: 17.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The State Salvage Committee informed the public of the need for conserving scarce materials and assisted in collecting and utilizing salvage during World War II.
Identification: RG034
Accession: T002688
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The State Salvage Committee was organized in December 1941 as part of the State Defense Council (later known as the War Council). It also served as the Connecticut agent of the General Salvage Section of the Conservation Bureau of the U. S. Office of Production Management. The Committee informed the public of the need for conserving scarce materials and assisted in collecting and utilizing salvage. It worked with local town salvage committees and with scrap and waste dealers on an Advisory Salvage Board. The Committee appears to have functioned as an independent agency, despite its origin as a part of the Defense Council and its various connections with Federal Government agencies (O.P.M., W.P.B., etc.). It went out of business in early 1945.

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Scope and Content

The record group contains minutes and agendas of meetings, drafts and copies of speeches and reports, lists of local and industry committee members, incoming and outgoing correspondence, town production cards, publicity materials such as newsletters and photographs, administrative subject files, and town correspondence and memoranda files.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 005:029, Raymond E. Baldwin gubernatorial records, 1943-1946 (under "Salvage")

RG 050, War Council, 1940-1945

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. State Salvage Commission

Subjects:

Connecticut. State Salvage Commission -- Records and correspondence
Salvage (Waste, etc.)

Document Types:

Agendas (administrative records)
Card files
Clippings
Correspondence
Membership lists
Memorandums
Minutes
Press releases
Prints
Radio scripts
Reports
Speeches

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Container List

Records, 1941-1945
Box
1. Executive and organizational papers, 1941-1945 1-3
Contains minutes and agenda of meetings, drafts and copies of speeches and reports, lists of local and industry committee members, correspondence with members of the salvage Committee and other materials.
Grouped by subject or correspondent.
2. Production record cards, 1942-1945 3
Cards showing, for each town, the quantity of metal, rags, paper, tin and grease salvage.
Alphabetical by town.
3. Publicity material, 1942-1945 4-6
Samples and files of publicity and public relations materials used to promote public interest and participation. Included are scripts of radio programs, glossy prints of pictures, press releases (with index), The Scrapper and Connecticut Salvage, clippings, a flag, etc.
4. Subject file, 1941-1945
Contains general program and administrative correspondence, reports, memoranda and related material.
Alphabetical by subject.
A-Billboards 7
Bills of lading-Bureau of Mines 8
Buttons-Depot 9
E-Farm Press Scrap Drive 10
Fats-Governor 11
Grease-Industrial 12
Industry-Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel 13
Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel-Maps 14
Milk Dealers Association-P 15
Paper 16
Paper-Pictures 17
Phonograph records-Regional Bulletins 18
Rejects-School plan 19
Schools-Spinning 20
Sponge iron-Steel 21
T-Weekly Progress Report 22
5. Town file, 1941-1945
Contains correspondence, reports and memoranda concerning local salvage programs.
Alphabetical by town.
Andover-Bridgeport 23
Bridgewater-Danbury 24
Darien-Essex 25
Fairfield-Hampton 26
Hartford-Lyme 27
Madison-Monroe 28
Montville-New Haven 29
New London-Norwich 30
Old Lyme-Roxbury 31
Salem-Stamford 32
Sterling-Warren 33
Washington-West Hartford 34
Weston-Woodstock 35