Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Committee for Congested Production Areas


(Record Group 212)
1943-45
56 cu. ft.

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 212.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 212.2 RECORDS OF THE COMMITTEE 1943-45 68 lin. ft.
  • 212.2.1 General records
  • 212.2.2 Records of the Analysis Section
  • 212.2.3 Records of the Liaison Officers Section
  • 212.2.4 Records of the Administrative Section

212.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Executive Office of the President by EO 9327, April 7, 1943, under the chairmanship of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and including representatives of the War Department, Department of the Navy, War Production Board, Federal Works Agency, War Manpower Commission, and National Housing Agency.

Functions: Coordinated federal, state, and local government activities in congested production areas, especially with regard to plant and site availability, local labor supply, and transportation, housing, social service, recreational, and commercial facilities. Designated critical areas. Prescribed binding policies and programs for federal agencies involved.

Abolished: By act of June 28, 1944 (58 Stat. 535), effective December 31, 1944, with liquidation to be completed by June 30, 1945.

Finding Aids: Leo Pascal and Jeanne McDonald, comps., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Committee for Congested Production Areas, PI 128 (1960).

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

Related Records: Records of the Public Health Service, 1912-1968, RG 90.
General Records of the Federal Works Agency, RG 162. Records of the War Production Board, RG 179.
Records of the Office of Price Administration, RG 188.
General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, RG 207. Records of the War Manpower Commission, RG 211.
Records of the Office of Community War Services, RG 215.
Records of the Office of Defense Transportation, RG 219.
Records of the Committee on Fair Employment Practice, RG 228.
General Records of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, RG 235. Records of the Office of the Housing Expediter, RG 252.

Subject Access Terms: World War II agency.

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212.2 RECORDS OF THE COMMITTEE
1943-45
68 lin. ft.

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212.2.1 General records

Textual Records: Central files, including minutes of meetings, correspondence, organizational records, and reference files, 1943-45.

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212.2.2 Records of the Analysis Section

Textual Records: Narrative reports to the chairman, status reports, and census population studies relating to congested areas, 1943-44.

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212.2.3 Records of the Liaison Officers Section

Textual Records: Project files, 1943-44.

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212.2.4 Records of the Administrative Section

Textual Records: Miscellaneous personnel and budget records, 1943-45.


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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