Guide to Federal Records

Records of the War Manpower Commission [WMC]


(Record Group 211)
1936-47

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents
  • 211.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 211.2 GENERAL RECORDS 1942-45
  • 211.3 RECORDS OF THE CHAIRMAN 1942-45
  • 211.4 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE VICE CHAIRMAN (LABOR RELATIONS) 1943-45
  • 211.5 RECORDS OF THE MANAGEMENT LABOR POLICY COMMITTEE 1942-46
  • 211.5.1 General records
  • 211.5.2 Records of the Office of the Executive Assistant to Management Members (OEAMM) and the Office of the Executive Assistant to Labor Members (OEALM)
  • 211.6 RECORDS OF THE WOMEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE 1942-45
  • 211.7 RECORDS OF THE REVIEW COMMITTEE ON DEFERMENT OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 1942-47
  • 211.7.1 Records of the CSC Committee on Occupational Deferment
  • 211.7.2 Records of the President's Committee on Deferment of Federal Employees
  • 211.7.3 Records of the Review Committee on Deferment of Government Employees
  • 211.8 RECORDS OF THE OFFICES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN 1942-45 24 lin. ft.
  • 211.8.1 Records of the Office of the Executive Director
  • 211.8.2 Records of the separate and consolidated offices of the Executive Director and the Deputy Chairman
  • 211.8.3 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chairman
  • 211.9 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE VICE CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF, EXECUTIVE SERVICES 1942-45
  • 211.10 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 1942-43
  • 211.11 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 1942-45
  • 211.12 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR FIELD SERVICE 1942-45
  • 211.13 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT 1942-45
  • 211.14 RECORDS OF THE ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE 1942-45
  • 211.15 RECORDS OF THE REPORTS AND ANALYSIS SERVICE 1939-46
  • 211.15.1 General records
  • 211.15.2 Records of the Historical Analysis Section, Analysis Division
  • 211.15.3 Other records of the Analysis Division
  • 211.16 RECORDS OF THE INFORMATION SERVICE 1942-45
  • 211.17 RECORDS OF THE LEGAL SERVICE 1937-45
  • 211.18 RECORDS OF THE ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 1941-45
  • 211.18.1 Records of the Administrative Service
  • 211.18.2 Other records
  • 211.19 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF PLACEMENT 1939-46
  • 211.19.1 General records
  • 211.19.2 Records of the Employment Office Service Division and its predecessor, the Industrial and Agricultural Employment Division
  • 211.19.3 Records of the Industrial Allocation Division
  • 211.19.4 Records of the Rural Industries Division
  • 211.20 RECORDS OF THE PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE 1941-46
  • 211.21 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF MANPOWER UTILIZATION 1936-45
  • 211.22 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF TRAINING 1939-45
  • 211.22.1 Records of the Office of the Director
  • 211.22.2 Records of the Professional and Technical Training Division
  • 211.22.3 General records of the Training Within Industry Service (TWIS)
  • 211.22.4 Records of the Office of the Associate Director, TWIS
  • 211.23 RECORDS OF WMC FIELD OFFICES 1942-45
  • 211.23.1 Records common to all WMC field offices
  • 211.23.2 Records of Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
  • 211.23.3 Records of Region II (NY)
  • 211.23.4 Records of Region III (DE, NJ, PA)
  • 211.23.5 Records of Region IV (DC, MD, NC, VA, WV)
  • 211.23.6 Records of Region V (KY, MI, OH)
  • 211.23.7 Records of Region VI (IL, IN, WI)
  • 211.23.8 Records of Region VII (AL, FL, GA, MS, SC, TN)
  • 211.23.9 Records of Region VIII (IA, MN, NE, ND, SD)
  • 211.23.10 Records of Region IX (AR, KS, MO, OK)
  • 211.23.11 Records of Region X (LA, NM, TX)
  • 211.23.12 Records of Region XI (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)
  • 211.23.13 Records of Region XII (AZ, CA, NV, OR, WA)
  • 211.23.14 Records of the Hawaii Territorial office (Honolulu, HI)
211.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Office for Emergency Management (OEM) by EO 9139, April 18, 1942, under chairmanship of the Federal Security Administrator. Consisted of representatives of the following agencies: War Department; Departments of Agriculture, Labor, and the Navy; Federal Security Agency (FSA); War Production Board (WPB); Selective Service System (SSS); and Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Predecessor Agencies:

National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel (NRSSP), Natural Resources Planning Board (NRPB, 1940); NRSSP, NRPB and CSC (joint administration, 1940-42)

Office of Procurement and Assignment, Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services, OEM (1941-42)

Labor Division (labor supply functions only), WPB, OEM (1942)

Committee on Fair Employment Practice (CFEP), Office of Production Management (OPM), OEM (1941-42); CFEP, WPB, OEM (1942)

Division of Information, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), Department of Commerce and Labor (1907-13); Division of Information, BIN, Department of Labor (DOL, 1913-18); U.S. Employment Service (USES), DOL (1918-39); USES, Bureau of Unemployment Security, Social Security Board, FSA (1939-42)

Apprenticeship Section, Division of Labor Standards, DOL (1937- 42); Apprentice Training Service (ATS), FSA (1942)

Training Within Industry Service (TWIS), Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense (1940-41); TWIS, OPM, OEM (1941- 42); TWIS, WPB, OEM (1942); TWIS, FSA (1942)

National Youth Administration (NYA), Works Progress Administration (1935-39); NYA, FSA (1939-42)

Selective Service System (SSS, 1940-42)

Functions: Recruited labor for war and essential civilian industries, trained labor for jobs essential to the war effort, analyzed manpower utilization practices to increase labor efficiency, and accumulated national labor market information.

Abolished: By EO 9617, September 19, 1945.

Successor Agencies: By EO 9617, the Procurement and Assignment Service was attached to the FSA, and all other functions were transferred to the Department of Labor.

Finding Aids: Charles Zaid, comp., Inventory of the Records of the War Manpower Commission, Inv. 6 (1973).

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the War Manpower Commission in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

Subject Access Terms: World War II agency.

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211.2 GENERAL RECORDS
1942-45


History: War Manpower Commission initially made responsible for the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel, the Office of Procurement and Assignment, and the labor supply functions of the Labor Division, WPB, by EO 9139, April 18, 1942.

Committee on Fair Employment Practice transferred to WMC by Presidential letter, effective July 30, 1942. (CFEP remained under WMC until, by EO 9346, May 27, 1943, it was superseded by an independent agency of the same name.)

U.S. Employment Service, Training Within Industry Service, Apprentice Training Service, National Youth Administration, and units of the Office of Education dealing with loans to technical and professional students, education and training of defense workers, and visual war training aids transferred from FSA to WMC, by EO 9247, September 17, 1942. NYA abolished by an act of July 12, 1943 (57 Stat. 539), which also returned the education units to the Office of Education.

Selective Service System placed under WMC as the Bureau of Selective Service, by EO 9279, December 5, 1942. Independent status of SSS restored, effective December 5, 1943, by EO 9410, December 23, 1943. SEE 211.1.

Textual Records: Verbatim minutes of WMC meetings of May 6 and 13, 1942. Summary minutes of, agendas for, and documents to be considered at meetings, 1942-45. Railroad labor contracts for transportation and employment of unskilled Mexican labor, 1943- 45.

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 211.3 RECORDS OF THE CHAIRMAN
1942-45


Textual Records: General correspondence, 1943-45. Correspondence with government officials and Members of Congress, 1942-45; and with WMC regional directors, 1944. Speeches, radio addresses, interviews, transcripts of press conferences, and statements of Chairman Paul V. McNutt and other WMC officials, 1942-45.

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 211.4 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE VICE CHAIRMAN (LABOR RELATIONS)
1943-45


Textual Records: Records relating to manpower requirements, women workers, job stabilization programs, reemployment of veterans, and reconversion to a peacetime economy, 1943-45.

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 211.5 RECORDS OF THE MANAGEMENT LABOR POLICY COMMITTEE
1942-46


History: Established by WMC order, May 1942, and confirmed by EO 9279, December 5, 1942, to advise the WMC on basic manpower policy, promote acceptance of WMC policies, review regional committee recommendations, and make recommendations in appeals cases. Terminated September 19, 1945.

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 211.5.1 General records

Textual Records: Minutes of national committee meetings and summary minutes of regional, state, and area committee meetings, 1942-45, with indexes. Field unit administrative reports, 1945. National committee appeals case files, 1943-45. Miscellaneous records, 1942-46.

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 211.5.2 Records of the Office of the Executive Assistant to
Management Members (OEAMM) and the Office of the Executive
Assistant to Labor Members (OEALM)


Textual Records: OEAMM general correspondence, 1943-45; and letters and memorandums to management members, 1944-45. OEALM general correspondence, 1942-45; and regional correspondence, 1943-45.

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 211.6 RECORDS OF THE WOMEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE
1942-45


History: Established by WMC order, August 31, 1942, and confirmed by EO 9279, December 5, 1942. Advised the WMC in matters of policy regarding women in war industry, employment of youth under 18 years of age, and employment in industry of women with young children. Terminated September 19, 1945.

Textual Records: Minutes and agenda for meetings, 1942-45. Correspondence of Chairman Margaret A. Hickey and the executive secretary, 1942-45. Speeches and radio addresses by the chairman, 1943-45. Reports, statements, and news releases issued by the committee; and issuances originating in other agencies relating to the employment of women in industry, 1942-45.

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 211.7 RECORDS OF THE REVIEW COMMITTEE ON DEFERMENT OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
1942-47


History: Established in the WMC by EO 9309, March 6, 1943, on recommendation of President's Committee on Deferment of Federal Employees, assuming functions of the CSC Committee on Occupational Deferment. Transferred to Department of Labor by EO 9617, September 19, 1945, and to Office of War Mobilization by EO 9744A, June 29, 1946. Operations suspended, May 1947.

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 211.7.1 Records of the CSC Committee on Occupational Deferment

Textual Records: Correspondence and other records submitted by federal agencies seeking deferment of key personnel, 1942.

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 211.7.2 Records of the President's Committee on Deferment of
Federal Employees


Textual Records: Records used by the committee in preparing its February 1943 report to the President, 1942-43. Agency emergency deferment requests submitted to the President, 1942-43.

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 211.7.3 Records of the Review Committee on Deferment of
Government Employees


Textual Records: Agency reports on selective service status of employees, lists of key positions, and employee deferment case files, 1943-47.

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 211.8 RECORDS OF THE OFFICES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN 1942-45

History: Established as separate units, May 5, 1942; consolidated, June 16, 1943; and again separated, February 5, 1945. Holders of the deputy chairman's and executive director's positions belonged to, and occasionally chaired, such interagency committees as the Production Executive Committee, established by WPB, December 9, 1942; the National Manpower Priorities Committee, established by WMC, June 10, 1944; and the Washington Policy Group Joint Program Information Committee, established jointly by WPB and WMC, March 1945.

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 211.8.1 Records of the Office of the Executive Director

Textual Records: Minutes and agendas for staff meetings and regional directors' conferences, 1942-45. Summary minutes and other records of the Production Executive Committee and its field units, 1943-45. Summary minutes of the National Manpower Priorities Committee and its field units, 1944-45.

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 211.8.2 Records of the separate and consolidated offices of the
Executive Director and the Deputy Chairman


Textual Records: Correspondence, memorandums, reports, minutes, and related materials, 1943-45.

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 211.8.3 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chairman

Textual Records: Correspondence with regional directors, 1943-45. Records relating to regional and local Joint Program Information Committees, 1945.

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 211.9 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE VICE CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF, EXECUTIVE SERVICES
1942-45


Textual Records: Reports, correspondence, and other records of the WMC and other agencies, 1942-45.

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 211.10 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
1942-43


Textual Records: Summary minutes and agendas of staff meetings, June-December 1942. Weekly progress reports, October-December 1942. Correspondence relating to labor piracy complaints, 1942- 43. Records relating to the WPB's Committee on Concentration of Production, 1942-43.

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 211.11 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1942-45


Textual Records: Summary minutes of staff meetings, March-July 1944. Manuals and issuances, 1942-45. Materials relating to a survey of unemployment compensation claims, April 1944. Files of the assistant to the deputy executive director, 1943-44. Letters sent by (Acting) Deputy Executive Director James H. Bond, 1943-44.

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 211.12 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR FIELD SERVICE
1942-45


History: Field Management Division, USES, and field duties of Director of Operations, WMC, consolidated into new Field Management Division, WMC, November 23, 1942; assigned to an assistant director for field operations, December 1942. Field Management Division superseded by Office of the Assistant Executive Director for Field Management, January 28, 1943. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Executive Director for Field Service, June 1943. Terminated September 19, 1945.

Textual Records: Office files of successive Assistant Executive Directors for Field Service, 1943-45. Office files of the special assistant, 1942-45. Reports of regional directors, 1942-45. Field service publications, 1943-45.

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 211.13 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
1942-45


History: The Bureau of Program Planning and Review, established under the executive director, December 21, 1942, superseded and consolidated the USES Reports and Analysis Division; part of the WMC Industrial and Agricultural Employment Division; WMC's Planning, Statistical, and Industrial Operations Consultants Services; and the Housing and Transportation Consultant Service. Name changed to Bureau of Program Requirements, March 29, 1943. Abolished July 19, 1943, and staff and functions transferred to Office of the Assistant Executive Director for Program Development, which coordinated all WMC policy and program development activities and supervised the work of the Reports and Analysis Service, Information Service, and Legal Service. Terminated September 19, 1945.

Textual Records: Office files of the Assistant Executive Director for Program Development, 1942-45. Periodic reports of regional activities, 1942-44. Office files of Assistant to the Director Julius J. Joseph, 1942-43. Staff memorandums, 1942-43. Files of the Planning Committee and the Planning Board, 1943-45.

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 211.14 RECORDS OF THE ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
1942-45


History: Developed from the Interdepartmental Committee on Essential Activities, established July 1942. Attached to the Office of the Assistant Executive Director for Program Development. Composed of one representative each from the War, Navy, and Agriculture Departments; the WMC; the WPB; and the Bureau of Selective Service. Reviewed and kept current lists of essential activities, essential occupations by activity, and critical occupations.

Textual Records: Summary minutes and agendas, 1942-45. Memorandums to members and regional directors, 1943-45. Correspondence, 1942-45. Exhibits file of materials submitted with requests for inclusion in the List of Essential Activities, 1942-45. Case files relating to applications for the designation of local trades, services, and industries as essential, 1943-45.

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 211.15 RECORDS OF THE REPORTS AND ANALYSIS SERVICE
1939-46


History: Established under the Assistant Executive Director for Program Development, July 1943, superseding the Area Analysis, Industry Program, Labor Market Planning, and Statistics Divisions of the Bureau of Program Requirements. Terminated September 19, 1945, except for Historical Analysis Section, which was transferred to the Department of Labor and redesignated WMC History Project in the Reports and Analysis Division, USES. WMC History Project terminated for lack of funds, June 30, 1946.

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 211.15.1 General records

Textual Records: Reading file, progress reports, and staff memorandums of the Office of the Chief of the Service, 1941-44. Statistical charts, 1943-44, and monthly operating reports, 1943- 45, of the Reports Division.

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 211.15.2 Records of the Historical Analysis Section, Analysis
Division


Textual Records: Records collected from WMC units and other agencies, 1940-46. Draft chapters of the unpublished WMC history of labor mobilization for war production, 1944-46. Recruiting campaign records, 1945. Excerpts from WMC field reports, 1944-46. Clippings from newspapers and other publications relating to manpower, 1939-42.

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 211.15.3 Other records of the Analysis Division

Textual Records: Issuances concerning employment trends and cutbacks in war industries, 1942-45. Files of the Area Section relating to war housing, 1942-44. Industry labor market reports of the Industry Section, 1942-44. Files of the Special Studies Section, 1942-44. Records of the Foreign Labor Market Section, consisting of source materials on foreign labor, 1939-44; and manpower reports, 1940-44.

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 211.16 RECORDS OF THE INFORMATION SERVICE
1942-45


History: Established June 1942, to coordinate WMC activities in areas of public relations, media campaigns, and publicity. Terminated September 19, 1945.

Textual Records: Records of the Office of the Director, 1942-45. Records of the News Division, 1942-45. Records of the Program Division, including office files of officials who served as managers of publicity campaigns for manpower programs or as information specialists, 1942-45; collections of human interest stories, 1942-43; and radio broadcast scripts, 1943. Records of the Field Division, including office and publicity files, 1942- 45; reference publications, 1944-45; and regional office reports, 1942-45. Records of the Special Services Office, consisting of information materials submitted for clearance, 1943-45.

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 211.17 RECORDS OF THE LEGAL SERVICE
1937-45


History: Established as the Office of General Counsel by WMC order, June 1942, to replace legal services provided by the Office of the General Counsel, FSA. Renamed the Legal Service, July 19, 1943. Terminated September 19, 1945.

Textual Records: General file, 1942-45. Office files of general counsels, 1942-44. Regional attorneys' monthly activity reports, 1942-45. Records relating to procedural matters and special problems of WMC agencies, 1942-45. Legislative and policy reference files, 1942-45. Records relating to Social Security Board grants, 1937-42.

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 211.18 RECORDS OF THE ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
1941-45

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 211.18.1 Records of the Administrative Service

Textual Records: WMC central files, 1942-45 (68 ft.), with an index (42 ft.). Central reading file, 1942-45. Administrative manuals, publications, and issuances, 1943-45.

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 211.18.2 Other records

Textual Records: General files of the Office of the Director, 1944-45. Records of the Budget and Finance Service, 1941-45. Reports and correspondence of the director of the Personnel Service, 1942-45.

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 211.19 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF PLACEMENT
1939-46


History: Established, December 1942, to coordinate federal civilian recruitment activities and to develop WMC programs and policies with respect to recruitment, placement, transfer, and clearance of workers. Consolidated the Industrial and Agricultural Employment Division, Minority Groups Service, National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel, Veterans' Employment Service, and Procurement and Assignment Service. Largely disbanded, August 1945. NRSSP and units of the Industrial Allocation Division dealing with labor transfer and foreign workers were assigned to the Office of Operations. Procurement and Assignment Service and Veterans' Employment Service became independent WMC offices. Remaining units became the Division of Employment Office Standards and Methods. Upon termination of WMC, September 19, 1945, most bureau functions were recentralized in USES and transferred to the Department of Labor.

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 211.19.1 General records

Textual Records: Reading file of the Office of the Director, 1942-43. Reports, correspondence, and press releases concerning Legal Service and Bureau of Placement appraisals of state and regional office employment stabilization plans, 1943-45. Records concerning employment of prisoners of war, 1944-46. Publications of the NRSSP describing specialized work in various professions; and workbooks, discussion outlines, and instructors' guidebooks issued by the USES and the Bureau of Placement, 1942-45.

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 211.19.2 Records of the Employment Office Service Division and
its predecessor, the Industrial and Agricultural Employment
Division


Textual Records: USES operations and information bulletins, 1942- 43. Office files of the Chief of the Field Service, Ohio State Employment Service, 1939-42.

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 211.19.3 Records of the Industrial Allocation Division

Textual Records: General file, 1943-45. Records of the Office of the Chief relating to the manpower situation in certain industries and companies, 1943-45. Records of the Industry Section, 1943-45. Files relating to manpower and production in the steel, forge and foundry, mining, and cotton textile industries, 1943-45. Office files of the Foreign Labor Section representative in Mexico, 1943-46. Records of the Recruitment and Transportation Section relating to the transportation of foreign workers; labor recruitment efforts for railroads and shipyards; and interregional labor recruitment, 1944-45. Copies of USES form "Request for Clearance" submitted to local USES offices by employers, 1941-43. Office files of Charles V. Kidd, 1942-44, including speeches, memorandums, and reports.

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 211.19.4 Records of the Rural Industries Division

Textual Records: Office files of the Chief of the USES Farm Placement Service, 1940-43. General records of the USES Farm Placement Service, 1939-43. USES farm labor market reports, 1941- 43.

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 211.20 RECORDS OF THE PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE
1941-46


History: Established as the Office of Procurement and Assignment in the Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services, OEM, October 31, 1941, with responsibility for maintaining lists of health care professionals available for government service. Transferred as the Procurement and Assignment Service to the Professional and Technical Employment and Training Division, WMC, by EO 9139, April 18, 1942. Assigned to the Bureau of Placement, December 1942. Transferred to the FSA upon termination of WMC, September 19, 1945. Discontinued June 30, 1946.

Textual Records: Minutes and agendas of meetings and conferences, 1941-46. Budget estimates, press releases, lists of Medical Corps appointments, and other records, 1941-46. Field correspondence, 1942-46. Field reports, 1944-45. Statistical data relating to the training, recruiting, and classifying of nurses, 1944-45. Card index to members in state and local committees, 1942-43. Files of the executive officer, 1942-45. Records of the Field Service Section, 1942-45.

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 211.21 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF MANPOWER UTILIZATION
1936-45


History: Established January 1943, on the recommendation of the Management-Labor Policy Committee, to develop programs and policies for maximum use of manpower by industry, agriculture, and the government.

Textual Records: General records, 1943-45. Records of the Office of the Director relating to conferences and meetings, 1942-43. Manpower utilization survey reports of the Industrial Division and its predecessor, the Division of Industrial Consultants, 1943-45. Publications and issuances of the Division of Occupational Analysis and Manning Tables (formerly a part of USES), including interviewing aids, job descriptions, industry manning tables, and job analysis manuals, 1936-45. Records of the Industry Associations Committee and its predecessor, the Special Industrial Division, relating to contacts with trade associations, 1943-45.

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 211.22 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF TRAINING
1939-45


History: Established November 1942, to consolidate and coordinate WMC training functions with those transferred from the FSA under EO 9247, September 17, 1942. Included the National Youth Administration, Apprenticeship Training Service, Training Within Industry Service, and defense training units of the Office of Education. Developed procedures and standards and assisted field offices in training matters.

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 211.22.1 Records of the Office of the Director

Textual Records: Records of the Office of the Director of Defense Training, FSA, relating to defense training courses, 1941-42. Letters sent relating mainly to surveys of occupational and training needs and to training projects in operation, 1942-43. Issuances and publications, 1943-45, prepared by the Bureau of Training and its constituent and affiliated agencies.

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 211.22.2 Records of the Professional and Technical Training
Division


Textual Records: Fragmentary records relating to problems of youth and defense training, and to war emergency training facilities and services, 1939-43. Bureau operations handbook, April 30, 1943. Miscellaneous issuances relating mainly to training for war production and to occupation classification, 1940-43.

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 211.22.3 General records of the Training Within Industry Service
(TWIS)


History: Established under the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense, August 22, 1940. Transferred to the Labor Division, OPM, by OPM Regulation 5, March 17, 1941; to the WPB by WPB General Administrative Order 2, January 26, 1942; to FSA by EO 9139, April 18, 1942; and to WMC by EO 9247, September 17, 1942. Terminated September 19, 1945.

Textual Records: Subject file, 1940-45. Letters sent, 1942-43. Files relating to field office organization and operations, 1940- 45. Records of the principal training specialist, 1941-45. Records of the Office of the Director, 1940-45. Records of assistant directors, including general correspondence; program development reports; and records relating to the OPM Labor Supply Committee, 1941-45. Correspondence of the Office of Labor Consultant, 1941-45. Administrative Service budget estimates and justifications; records relating to "without compensation" personnel; and job descriptions, 1942-45.

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 211.22.4 Records of the Office of the Associate Director, TWIS

Textual Records: Final report of TWIS and supporting documents, 1940-45. Records documenting the training programs developed by TWIS, 1941-45. Supervisory selection bulletins, 1942-44. Records concerning the Red Cross home nursing course, 1943-45. Records relating to meetings and conferences, 1940-45. Correspondence with foreign governments, organizations, and individuals relating to training programs, 1941-45. Policy and procedural issuances, 1941-45. Publications, 1941-45. Publicity material, 1940-45.

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 211.23 RECORDS OF WMC FIELD OFFICES
1942-45

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 211.23.1 Records common to all WMC field offices

History: Field offices established, 1942, with numbered regional offices encompassing the 48 states and the District of Columbia, and a territorial office for Hawaii. No territorial office established for Alaska.

Textual Records (in the repositories noted for the records described under 211.23.2-211.23.14): Central files and organizational materials, 1942-45. Records relating to applications for civilian production, 1942-45. Appeal case records arising from employment stabilization programs, 1943-45, with index, 1942-45. Reports, tabulations, and compilations pertaining to the labor market, 1942-45. Manpower utilization surveys and case histories, 1943-45.

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 211.23.2 Records of Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Textual Records (in Boston): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Records of the housing and transportation consultant, 1942-45. Additional Region I records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.3 Records of Region II (NY)

Textual Records (in New York): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Additional Region II records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.4 Records of Region III (DE, NJ, PA)

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Additional Region III records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.5 Records of Region IV (DC, MD, NC, VA, WV)

Textual Records: Regional and state office publications, 1943-45. Training material for regional and state office staffs, 1943-44. Additional Region IV records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.6 Records of Region V (KY, MI, OH)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Regional and state office publications, 1943-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Files of William J. Muldoon, Chief of Field Operations in Ohio, 1942-45. Training material for regional and state office staffs, 1943-44. Records relating to WMC training programs, 1943- 45. Additional Region V records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.7 Records of Region VI (IL, IN, WI)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Regional and state office publications, 1943-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Additional Region VI records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.8 Records of Region VII (AL, FL, GA, MS, SC, TN)

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Records of the Training Division, 1942-45. Additional Region VII records described under 211.23.1.

Finding Aids: Typescript box and folder list for Region VII records (including those described under 211.23.1) available in Atlanta.

Subject Access Terms: Labor surveys, Region VII; Mopac reports (monthly), Region VII; labor market reports, Region VII; minority discrimination case files, Region VII.

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 211.23.9 Records of Region VIII (IA, MN, NE, ND, SD)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Correspondence, memorandums, and other records of the Reports and Analysis Service, relating to manpower needs in urgency plants, 1942-45. Records relating to agricultural labor and rural industry, 1942- 45. Additional Region VIII records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.10 Records of Region IX (AR, KS, MO, OK)

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Records of the Division of Manpower, 1942-45. Records relating to agricultural labor and rural industry, 1942-45. Additional Region IX records described under 211.23.1.

Finding Aids: Typescript series listing of Region IX records (including those described under 211.23.1) available in Kansas City.

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 211.23.11 Records of Region X (LA, NM, TX)

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Regional and state office publications, 1943-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. Records of the Legal and Information Services, 1942-45. Records of the Training and Placement Divisions, 1942-45. Records relating to agricultural labor and rural industry, 1942-45. Training material for regional and state office staffs, 1943-44. Records relating to manning tables and to WMC training programs, 1943-45. Additional Region X records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.12 Records of Region XI (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)

Textual Records (in Denver): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Regional and state office publications, 1943-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Records of the Training Division, 1942-45. Training material for regional and state office staffs, 1943-44. Records relating to WMC training programs, 1943-45. Additional Region XI records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.13 Records of Region XII (AZ, CA, NV, OR, WA)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Regional and state issuances, minutes, and progress reports, 1942-45. Regional and state office publications, 1943-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, and radio scripts, 1942-45. State office field supervisors' narrative monthly and annual reports analyzing the operations of local USES offices, 1942-45. Records of the Legal Service, 1942-45. Records of the Divisions of Program Analysis and Review and of Manpower Utilization, 1942-45. Records of the Training and Placement Divisions, 1942-45. Records relating to agricultural labor and rural industry, 1942-45. Training material for regional and state office staffs, 1943-44. Records relating to WMC training programs, 1943-45. Additional Region XII records described under 211.23.1.

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 211.23.14 Records of the Hawaii Territorial office (Honolulu, HI)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Regional and state office publications and issuances, 1942-45. Progress reports, 1942-45. Records relating to "essential" and "locally needed" activities and to housing construction, 1942-45. Records containing publicity information and materials, 1942-45. Records relating to agricultural labor and rural industry, 1942-45. Records relating to WMC training programs, 1943-45. Additional Hawaii Territorial Office records described under 211.23.1.

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Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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