York Citizens' Committee Records

Scope and Content

Minute books, correspondence, memoranda and reports relating to the operational activities of the York Citizens' Committee. Includes papers on the 1916 Zeppelin Raids in York and relief for families of men in the forces.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Committee was set up in 1914 by the Lord Mayor of York as part of a national scheme to support local people during the First World War.

It provided relief to the families of men in the forces, supported in the care of War refugees and managed paperwork regarding reparations to war damage particularly following the 1916 Zeppelin Raids. It also supported a number of other funds and after the First World War set up a Childrens' Holiday Camp and organised local events such as Flag Day.

The Committee continued to provide support locally until 1935.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Tester, Community Collections and Outreach Archivist, April 2015.

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