Advisory Committee on Fuel records
Scope and Content
Records include the Committee’s report to the Governor, correspondence, workbooks, and subject files.
- Creation: 1947-1948
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
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In November 1947, members of the petroleum industry in Connecticut believed there was a danger of a severe fuel oil shortage during the coming winter. Per their request, Governor McConaughy appointed ten industry representatives to an Advisory Committee on Fuel. The Committee met on December 3, 1947, under the chairmanship of C.N. Mitchell, and Leo A. Hibson shortly became the paid Executive Secretary. The Committee met frequently, with headquarters at three successive locations in Hartford, and worked to establish cooperative agreements between members to facilitate supply and transportation of oil into the state, assist small and unequipped dealers whose supply was threatened, organize local committees to deal with emergency situations, set aside standing supplies for emergency distribution under the Governor's control, borrow oil from the United States Navy, and allocate for distribution the supplies that were received. In the spring, the crisis appeared to be over and the Committee concluded its work in March 1948.
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The Advisory Committee on Fuel was formed by Governor McConaughy in 1947, to come up with solutions for the possible severe fuel oil shortage during the coming winter.
The following records were destroyed after being deemed as having no further value: form requests for permission to purchase fuel, form authorizations to suppliers to release fuel, and a handwritten register of requests handled.
- RG 059, Advisory Committee on Fuel
- Inventory of Records
- Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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