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Post-War Planning Board records

Identifier: RG040

Scope and Content

The record group consists of minutes of meetings, September 22, 1943-June 19, 1945; correspondence, working papers and drafts of reports; newspaper clippings and other reference materials; photographs; completed confidential employment and planning surveys; and subcommittee records.


  • 1943-1945

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

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.

Historical Note

Authorized by an act of the General Assembly in June 1943, the Post–War Planning Board’s charge was “to study and formulate plans for the readjustment and reconversion of agriculture, manufacturing, business and mercantile activities within the state from a wartime to a peacetime basis.” An appointed Board of fourteen, headed by President Charles Seymour of Yale, was supplemented by committees of business and community leaders in various fields and by a small executive and research staff headed by Herbert L. Crapo. The Board met twenty times from September 22, 1943 to June 19, 1945. It completed an Interim Report to the Governor in October 1944 and a Final Report was published in 1946, both under the title Post-War Connecticut. The Board legally ceased to exist on July 1, 1945.


5 cubic feet


The Post-War Planning Board, authorized by an Act of the General Assembly of June 2, 1943, was established to study problems of post-war readjustment and reconversion in the state and formulate plans to deal with them.


The Board legally ceased to exist on July 1, 1945, and its files apparently went to the Development Commission, which turned some of them over to the State Library in August 1945.

Related Material

RG 005:029, Governor Raymond E. Baldwin records, 1943-1946, files headed "Post-War Planning Board".

RG 049, Veterans Advisory Commission.

RG 050, War Council.

The Board's "Research Data" files (described in document M-144; see Item 1) were evidently kept by the Development Commission.

The State Library has in its collections copies of the Board's interim report, a printed summary titled Quick Facts, its final report and some research studies.

RG 040, Post-War Planning Board
Inventory of records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository