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A Guide to the State Defense Council of Florida Collection

Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
February 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florida. State Defense Council.
Title: State Defense Council of Florida Collection
Dates: 1941-1945
Abstract: Informational bulletins, memoranda, and correspondence created or collected by the State Defense Council of Florida during World War II.
Extent: 1.5 Linear feet. 4 Boxes.
Identification: Ms 30
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

The State Defense Council was created in November 1940 by Governor Frederick P. Cone to direct a concerted effort leading toward total preparedness for Florida. The Council was authorized in 1941 (Ch. 20213, Laws). Spessard Holland, as incoming Governor, headed the Council, with Carl Borerin serving as Vice Chairman. The Council directed local, county, and regional defense councils. It was comprised of twelve divisions: Industry and Material Resources, Labor and Personnel, Civil Protection, Fire Protection and Water Supply, Agriculture, Food, Health and Housing, Communications and Transportation, Power and Fuel, Finance and Budget, Home Community Service, and Information, Education and Moral. The Council was terminated by Executive Order in 1945 with the ending of World War II. [Source: Florida State Archives.]


Scope and Content

This collection primarily consists of reproductions of information bulletins and news releases created by the State Defense Council of Florida from 1941 to 1945. In addition, there are memoranda, correspondence, legislation, and reports related to the activities of the Council during World War II. A small portion of the documents were created by the Office of Civilian Defense in Washington, D.C. Files are arranged alphabetically.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], State Defense Council of Florida Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Civil Defense Bulletins.
1 Coordinating Director, Actions Division.
1 Coordination with Other Agencies.
1 Division I - Agriculture.
1 Division II - Civil Protection.
1 Division II - Civil Protection - Division Bulletin.
1 Division III - Finance and Budget.
1 Division IV - Food.
1 Division V - Health and Housing.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Child Care Subcommittee.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Clothing Subcommittee.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Consumers Interests Subcommittee.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Divisional Bulletin.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Home Garden and Food Preservation Subcommittee.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Newsletter (June 1942-April 1943).
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Nutrition Subcommittee.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Organization.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Recreation Subcommittee.
1 Division VI - Home and Community Services - Youth Security Subcommittee.
1 Division VII - Industry and Material Resources.
2 Division VIII - Information, Education and Morale.
2 Division VIII - Information, Education and Morale - Division Bulletin 1-80.
2 Division IX - Labor and Personnel.
2 Division X - Power and Fuel.
2 Division XII - Transportation and Communication.
2 Division XII - Transportation and Communication - "Share Your Car" Club News (Vol. 1, #1-10, 1942).
2 Division XIII - Water Supply and Fire Protection.
2 Executive Director.
2 Florida Civil Defense Digest.
2 Florida Attorney General.
2 Florida Civil Defense News.
2 Florida Executive Department.
2 Florida Legislation.
3 Informational Bulletin No. 1-150.
3 Informational Bulletin No. 151-220.
3 Informational Bulletin No. 221-441.
3 Negro Coordination.
4 Office of Civilian Defense, Washington, D.C.
4 Office of Civilian Defense, Fourth Regional Office, Atlanta, Georgia.
4 Organization and Structure - Reports to Regional and Federal Offices.
4 Press Releases.
4 Programs, Clinics, Conferences, Minutes of State-Wide Meetings on Broad Subjects.
4 Resolutions and Proclamations.
4 Salvage.
4 Special Bulletins.
4 Status and Privileges of Civilian Defense Workers.
4 Training Memorandum.
4 V (Victory) Campaigns.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Civil defense -- Florida.
Florida. Dept. of Civil Defense.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Florida.



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