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Manuscript Group 519
RECORDS OF THE WAR PRODUCTION BOARD,
GENERAL SALVAGE PROGRAM, SALVAGE DIVISION,
PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL
1942-1945
(8 cu. ft.)


These are the records of the Pennsylvania unit of the national War Production Board that was created in 1942 and abolished in 1945. The unit's offices were housed in the old State Museum (now the Matthew Ryan Building) during the war. They may have been left there by federal employees when they departed in 1945, or collected by Sylvester K. Stevens or Henry Shoemaker and transferred to the present Museum and Archives building in 1965. The records include the lists of names of the county chairmen, vice-chairmen, and local chairmen arranged by county, War Production Board correspondence to and from Executive Secretary of the Conservation and Salvage Division Colley S. Baker, a hand written ledger entitled "Preferred Gasoline Register, 1944," Gasoline Rationing files, applications for Supplemental and Occupational Mileage Ration, an alphabetical correspondence file for Colley S. Baker, an alphabetical War Salvage Committee Correspondence File, invoices and receipts, and miscellaneous items relating to newspaper drives, tin, scrap harvest, etc.



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