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Dear Mr. Marmelstein,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The Records of the United States Coast Guard (Record Group 26) include the records of the Coast Guard’s predecessor organizations such as the United States Life Saving Service. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 118 record series relating to the Life Saving Service. These records are split between the National Archives in Washington DC, the National Archives at College Park, and our regional archives. If you find records that may be relevant to your research interests, please contact the reference unit listed in the Catalog description or ask about them here on History Hub.
The United States Coast Guard Historian’s Office may have materials relevant to your research. We also searched HathiTrust and located some annual reports and other documents relating to the Life Saving Service.
If you are interested in the United States Volunteer Life Savings Corps instead, which was a private organization rather than a government agency, we recommend that you contact local and state archives, museums, libraries, and historical societies in places where there were branches or departments of the organization to ask if they have any relevant collections. For example we were able to locate a collection relating to the Yonkers Branch of the United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps at the Yonkers Public Library Archive. We also located the 1909 Annual Report of the United State Volunteer Life Saving Corps of the States of New York on HaithiTrust, and section on the organization in Government of the City of New York: A Survey of Its Organization and Functions, 1915.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Jason, thank you for your very helpful information. I will check it out.