Public Servants and Politicians
ABRAMS, ALBERT J.
Papers, 1961–1980, .75 cubic ft. (APAP–056)
Subject files on legislative administration, including some correspondence, essays, notes, photographs, and printed materials. The papers pertain chiefly to Abrams's service as secretary of the New York State Senate, 1963–1964, 1966–1976. Abrams also served as city manager of Newburgh, New York, 1958–1960; president of the Empire State Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, 1968; and an adjunct faculty member at the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University at Albany.
APPLEBY, PAUL H.
Papers, 1944–1956, .17 cubic ft. (APAP–112)
The Paul H. Appleby collection is composed of correspondence and Appleby's writings and speeches from his experience in government service. Correspondents included John M. Gaus, Joseph P. Harris, and Donald C. Stone from 1944 through 1946. Appleby's manuscripts on government and public administration cover the years 1944–1956. A broad range of topics are discussed from the military to the Tennessee Valley Authority. He served as the Assistant Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget from 1944 through 1947. In 1947, Appleby moved to Syracuse, New York and became the Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Papers, 1969–2003, 4.95 cubic ft. (APAP–080)
Ambassador Donald Blinken's professional career was spent as an investment banker, most prominently at E. M. Warburg & Company. He has also held many public service positions including that of Trustee of the State University of New York, September 1976–March 1990, Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees, 1978–1990, and Ambassador to Hungary, 1994–1997. The Blinken papers consist entirely of Trustee and subsequently Chairman Blinken's retained records from his service on the SUNY Board of Trustees. In addition to general correspondence with SUNY schools, 1976–90, and files on specific SUNY schools such as a late 1970s Committee on the Future of the State University College at Utica/Rome and the mid–1980s upgrading of athletic competition SUNY Buffalo, there is a substantial documentation of SUNY/CUNY relations, SUNY System/Council of Independent Colleges and Universities relations, the 1984–85 Independent Commission on the Future of SUNY, and the successful 1985 campaign to free SUNY schools from over-regulation by the legislature. Included is Chairman Blinken's correspondence with Governors Hugh Carey, 1980–82, and Mario M. Cuomo, 1983–89, regarding the SUNY System. Also included is Blinken's correspondence with SUNY Chancellor Clifton Warton, Jr., 1977–87.
Papers, 1939–2001, 5.41 cubic ft. (APAP–115)
The collected papers of Edward James Bloch detail his early life, his military service in the Marine Corps during World War II, his three years in Turkey teaching biology, leadership in the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), the Labor Action Coalition, the Capital Labor Religion Coalition, Interfaith Impact, Interfaith Alliance, three unsuccessful campaigns for Congress, and personal papers and correspondence. Correspondence and creative writing make up the majority of Bloch's papers. His letters are particularly voluminous between 1944 and 1946, when he served in Okinawa and China as a Marine. Other letters in the collection span his career in the UE, Congressional campaign runs, and varied personal subjects. Beside correspondence, Bloch wrote poetry, plays, essays, and other literature. These writings begin in the published version of his very early poetry, Verses (1931). Of the records kept on the UE and Bloch's other union work, those files on General Electric and FBI files on Bloch and the UE stand out above the rest. Beside these records, only the 1984, 1986, and 1995–1996 congressional election folders have a great deal of substance. Election letters, news clippings, press releases, notes, speeches, pamphlets, stickers, a poster, buttons, photos, newsletters, and position statements, are all included in these files.
BRECHT, ARNOLD (1884–1977), political
Papers, 1933–1970, 15 cubic ft. (GER–024)
Correspondence in German and English with Otto Braun, Heinrich Bruning, Jürgen Fehling, Theodore Heuss, and others, 1933–1970; lectures, notes, and syllabi, 1934–1938; offprints; and manuscripts of published and unpublished works, 1950–1970. Brecht was a Prussian official who was dismissed after defying Hitler in the last free speech in the German parliament. He was a professor of political science, public finance, and international law at the New School for Social Research. His principal work was Political Theory (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1959). This manuscript group was photocopied by the University Libraries with Brecht's permission before the originals were sent to the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz, Germany.
BRYDGES, EARL W.
Papers, 4 Photographs (APAP-232)
Earl W. Brydges was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1905. Brydges was a lawyer and a Republican member of the New York State Senate from 1949 through 1972 (52nd District 1949-1954, 54th District 1955-1965, 60th District 1966, 52nd District 1967-1972). Brydges was also a delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention in 1967. He was married to Eleanor C. Mahoney.
BUTTON, DANIEL EVAN
Papers, 42 cubic ft. (APAP-231)
Daniel Evan Button was a U.S. Representative from New York. Button was born in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, NY on November 1, 1917. He graduated from Wilmington High School (Delaware) in 1933, received his A.B. from the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) in 1938, and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1939. Button was an author and journalist working with newspapers in Wilmington, the Associated Press in New York City (1939-1947) and as executive editor of the Albany Times-Union (1960-1966). He served as the assistant to the president of the State University of New York (1952-1958) as well as on the staffs of the University of Delaware and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Button was elected as a Republican to the 19th and succeeding Congress (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to Congress in 1970. This collection represents Button’s administrative actions during his two terms as a U.S. Representative: his contributions to legislation, files he received concerning domestic concerns and foreign relations, a sizeable amount of correspondence he received from Albany residents, military case files for every military branch, as well as press releases and teleprompt papers for televised events.
CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Records, 1966–2000, 73 cubic ft. (UA–680.1)
The Center for Legislative Development is the successor to the Comparative Development Studies Center. Dr. James Heaphey served as director of the Center for Legislative Development from its founding until 1978 when he was succeeded by Aldo Baakalini who served as Director until his death in 2003. The Centers primary function, under both names, has been and is to assist in the development of legislative effectiveness around the world by studying and accessing legislative needs for resources and information, and formulating plans to acquire those resources so that legislatures can negotiate agreements with their executives. Contained in the Centers records are program proposals, records of site visits, correspondence, contracts, and reports. In the early 1970s the Center was interested in the problems of legislative security in the United States. Of interest might be extensive documentation, including tapes, of the Legislatures and Human Rights Conference in Dublin, Ireland in 1976. In the 1990s the Center assisted the former Soviet satellite of Hungary in developing legislative institutions, but was largely unsuccessful in attempting to assist the Central Asian Republics in their transition. The Center was fund for a Rule of Law Project in Kazakhstan but internal problems in the country prevent the carrying out of the project. The records also contain proposals for an unfunded Mongolian Rural Civil Society Program, one of whose aims was to enhance the status of women in rural society. The Center had active programs of legislative development in Korea, Kuwait, and Yemen. There are 2.5 cubic ft. of records regarding the Committee on Viable Constitutionalism (COVICO), 1993-1999. In East Africa the Center had a program in Ethiopia in the mid 1970s, in West Africa the Center has had long term programs in Ghana, 1969-1981, in Guinea-Bissau, 1992-1997, and in North Africa, Egypt, 1970s, 1994-98. In the Eastern Mediterranean the Center has had programs in Lebanon. The Center has had a long term presence in South and Central America and the Caribbean from the 1960s through the 1990s. Found in the records are materials relating to the Centers assistance to the following countries to develop their legislative branches: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
CITIZENS BUDGET COMMISSION
Records, 1931–1999, 12.92 cubic ft. (APAP–201)
The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic organization devoted to influencing constructive change in the finances and services of New York City and New York State government. CBC was founded in 1932, when a group of distinguished civic leaders decided to start a research organization that would analyze the City's finances, evaluate the management of City government, report on these matters to its members, and recommend improvements to municipal officials. In 1984, CBC expanded this analysis to the fiscal affairs of State government. The collection includes: reports and press releases, 1932- 1999; Board of Trustee minutes, 1932-1974; annual reports, 1932-1993; clippings, 1930-1973; and photographs, 1955-1975.
CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF NEW YORK STATE
Records, 1961–1988, 40.5 cubic ft. (APAP–060)
Subject files, correspondence, political literature, and other records kept for the chairs of the New York State Conservative Party: Kieran O'Doherty, 1962; J. Daniel Mahoney, 1962–86; and Serphin Maltese, 1986–88. The records document efforts to create the party in 1961 and its formal establishment as the Freedom Party in 1962 by J. Daniel Mahoney, Kieran O'Doherty, and others in protest against domination of the New York State Republican Party by its liberal wing headed by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and Senator Jacob K. Javits. The records document the political campaigns of Conservative Party candidates for public office, including writer William F. Buckley, Jr. and Senator James Buckley.
DELANEY, JAMES JOSEPH
Papers, 11.65 cubic ft. (APAP-241)
James Joseph Delaney was a U.S. Representative from New York. Delaney was born in New York City on March 19, 1901, and attended public schools in Long Island City, NY. Delaney graduated from the law department of St. John’s College, Brooklyn earning an LL.B. in 1931. He was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in New York City and later served as an assistant district attorney of Queens County, NY (1936-1944). Rep. Delaney was elected as a Democrat to the 79th Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946. Delaney resumed the practice of law in New York City after his defeat. He was later elected to the 81st Congress and reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation December 31, 1978. Delaney was chairman of the Select Committee to conduct an investigation and study of the use of chemicals, pesticides, and insecticides in and with respect to food products (81st and 82nd Congresses), Committee on Rules (95th Congress). Delaney was a resident of Key Biscayne, Florida until his death in Tenafly, New Jersey on May 24, 1987. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY.
DESMOND, THOMAS C.
Papers, 1949–1972, 1.8 cubic ft. (APAP–068)
Press releases about his career as a member of the New York State Senate, 1946–1960; reports on the U.S. Presidential primary system, 1958–1965. Desmond was elected from Newburgh, New York, and was married to Alice Curtis Desmond, an author and photographer.
DICKINSON, JOHN DEAN (1767–1841), U.S. Congressman, attorney
Papers, 1796–1834 (MSS–062)
Letters, deeds, and retained copies of legal documents kept as an attorney and landowner. Dickinson practiced law in Lansingburg and Troy, New York, from the 1790s; was president of the Farmers Bank of Troy, 1801–41; served in the NYS Assembly, 1816–17; and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Federalist, 1819–23, and a Whig, 1827–31.
DURYEA, PERRY B., JR.
Papers, 1961–1972, .2 cubic ft. (APAP–084)
The Perry B. Duryea, Jr. collection includes materials primarily documenting his years as Republican Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly. The bulk of the collection is composed of news clippings, press releases, and other publicity materials released by his staff. Some topics represented in the collection include state funding for care of the mentally ill through the state Department of Mental Hygiene, the New York State Kidney Institute, the future of higher education in New York State, the budget crises faced by New York City, and the state budget. Duryea's relationship with Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller is only covered in the news clippings file.
Scrapbook, 1877–1886 (MSS–064)
Includes clippings, letters received by Cora Eastman, and printed materials documenting the life of her father Harvey G. Eastman (1833–78), the mayor of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, and founder of Eastman Business College (1859).
FITCH, EBENEZER R., public servant
Record Book, 1812–1846 (MSS–070)
Includes a docket of cases handled as a justice of the peace in Oneida County, New York, 1812–13; a copy of a letter to his sister, Elizabeth Warner, 1819; accounts for the town of Westmoreland, 1828–46; personal accounts, undated; "A Dialogue between Inquisitive & Spectator," undated; "A Dialogue between a Christian and a Trinitarian," undated
FRIED, JOHN H. E. (1905– ), political
Papers, 1941–1986, 10 ft. (GER–014)
Biographical materials, ca. 1941–1986; correspondence, 1954–1975; manuscripts, 1940s–1970s; lecture notes, examinations, and related materials, 1941–1970; and offprints. Fried was born in Vienna; wrote extensively on comparative government, labor economics, and the Vietnam War; was Special Legal Consultant to the U.S. War Crimes Tribunals at Nuremberg, 1947–1949, and was coeditor of the Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals, 1950–1953; worked for the United Nations, 1951–1954, 1964–1966; and taught at the New School for Social Research, City University of New York, and other institutions, 1942–1970.
GABRIELSON, GUY GEORGE (APAP-248)
Papers, 5.5 cubic ft. (APAP-248)
The Guy Gabrielson Papers contain materials that document the political career of Guy George Gabrielson from his start in New Jersey state politics through his years as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Many of the materials document the 1952 U.S. Presidential election and Republican National Committee Convention which Gabrielson presided over as chairman. Guy George Gabrielson of New Jersey was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1949 through 1952.
Papers, 1991–2009, 17 cubic ft. (APAP–319)
Sandy Galef is assemblywoman for the 90th district in the New York State Assembly. A Democrat, Galef first won election to the Assembly in 1992 and represents portions of Westchester and Putnam counties, including the towns of Kent, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Ossining, Cortlandt, and the city of Peekskill. Galef has served on many Assembly committees including Real Property Tax (chair), Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, Election Law, Governmental Operations, and Health. Born in Wisconsin in 1940, Galef moved to Westchester in 1944 and later received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Virginia. She taught school in both Virginia and New York and then held several volunteer leadership positions in Westchester while raising her family. Prior to her election to the Assembly, Galef was a Westchester County Legislator for thirteen years. This collection contains the Assemblywoman Galef’s subject files with materials dating from 1991-2009, including correspondence, news releases, clips, reports, and background materials.
GARDNER, CHARLES K., public servant
Correspondence, 1835–1860 (MSS–073)
Correspondence of Charles K. Gardner, a U.S. Post Office Department auditor in Washington, D.C.; Absalom Bull, Black Rock, New York; and John T. Butterworth, New York City. Concerns a dispute over land, taxes, and railroad damages in Black Rock, Erie County, New York.
GOVERNMENT AND POLICY STUDIES, INSTITUTE FOR
Records, 1978–87, 10.33 ft. (UA–XXX.009)
Includes schedules and descriptions of courses, course material, correspondence, and publications. Also includes reports on rural housing, 1978, urban economic development, 1979, and management perceptions of the business climate in New York State. Originally organized as the Center for Governmental Research and Services in 1977, the Center's mission was to identify issues of concern to state and local government officials and legislators and facilitate use of the University's research resources to analyze those issues and problems. In 1980 the Center was reorganized as the Institute for Government and Policy Studies whose mission was overseeing and coordinating the activities of the Center for Women in Government, the Center for Organization and Policy Studies, the Center for Financial Management. The Institute was dissolved in 1988.
GREEN, ALICE P.
Papers, 1960–2001, 1.89 cubic ft. (APAP–136)
The collection is particularly strong in following Dr. Green's media appearances throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Issues of The South End Scene, a newspaper Dr. Green founded as executive director of the Albany–based youth and family services center the Trinity Institution are also included in the collection. The collection contains papers and other materials relating to Dr. Green's 1998 run for Lieutenant Governor of New York State on the Green Party ticket. The collection also follows the progress of Law Never Here, a book Dr. Green co–wrote w ith Dr. Frankie Bailey which was published in 1999. Items of interest are found in the small correspondence series, which includes letters from New York Senator and former First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, former mayor of New York, Thomas Whalen III, and comedian Richard Pryor.
HELSBY, ROBERT D.
Papers, 1966–1969, 1972–1980, 1985, 1987, .4 cubic ft. (APAP–086)
The papers of Robert D. Helsby include writings on labor relations, New York's Taylor Law and collective bargaining, and materials produced by New York's Public Employment Relations Board and its members such as Deputy Chair Jerome Lefkowitz. There are also news clippings and photographs from Helsby's tenure as chair of the Public Employment Relations Board. The collection also includes reports and documents produced by the State of New York about the Public Employment Relations Board and the Taylor Law.
HURD, T. NORMAN
Papers, 1975–1976, .17 cubic ft. (APAP–087)
Includes Hurd's testimony before the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities, 1975 and reports on New York City and State public affairs, presented to Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1976. Hurd was director of the New York State Division of the Budget and chief–of–staff under Governor Rockefeller.
HUTSCHNECKER, ARNOLD (1898-2000), psychoanalyst, psychotherapist
Papers, 1925-1994, 5 cubic ft.(GER–118)
Correspondence, including copies of letter to and from Richard M. Nixon; publications by Hutschnecker; newspaper clippings; diaries; photographs; Richard Nixon materials, including a copy of Hutschnecker's unpublished typescript, "Richard Nixon: His Rise to Power – His Self Defeat." Arnold Hutschnecker, the author of the bestseller The Will to Live, became Richard Nixon's personal therapist in 1952 and remained his personal friend and consultant through Nixon's years in the White House.
Papers, 36.5 cubic ft. (APAP-258)
JONES, HOWARD PALFREY
Papers, 1917–1973, 27 cubic ft. (APAP–070)
Includes press releases, texts of Herbert Hoover's speeches, and reports from the U.S. Food Administration, 1917–1918; correspondence, articles, and speeches, 1930–1942; reports from legislative committees on municipal finances, law reform, and management, 1940–1973. Documents Jones's career as an officer of the National Municipal League, 1929–1939; director of the New York State Commission on Revision of Tax Laws, 1936–1938; head of the New York State Civil Service Commission, 1939–1943; and a U.S. Foreign Service officer in Germany, China, and Indonesia, 1948–1965. Jones also was a professor of journalism at the University of Michigan and New York University.
Papers, 1985–2000, 10 cubic ft. (APAP–317)
Albany resident Thomas Keefe is a city court judge who previously served as an attorney in private practice before his election to the bench in 2002. As an attorney, he handled litigation related to elections, including Albany School Board and City Council races, and a significant homeowner tax reassessment case lasting more than a decade. He also served as co-chair of the Albany-based Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club, which formed to support all Democratic candidates seeking office, from its inception in 1994 until 2002. Through case files, the collection documents the contested nature of Albany and New York elections during the late 1980s and 1990s. It consists of a variety of court records, including motions, petitions, transcripts, and affidavits, case research, correspondence, subject files, and notes. There also are organizational files related to the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club as well as campaign and political event materials.
Papers, 1964–1988, 7.5 cubic ft. (APAP–325)
Dr. James "Jim" Kiepper served on the faculty in the School of Education at the University at Albany for 35 years. During the 1960s, he also was special assistant to Michigan Governor George Romney, and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller in his national bid for the U.S. Presidency in 1968. This collection documents Kiepper's long-time interest and work in politics. It includes a significant amount of memorabilia (dresses, stickers, pins, balloons, posters, fans) related to the Romney and Rockefeller presidential campaigns in 1964 and 1968. It also features Kiepper's personal notebooks from the 1964 Republican National Convention and from his work as an advance man for Rockefeller in 1968 as he traveled the country seeking a presidential bid. There also are materials from other 20th Century U.S. Presidential and Congressional political campaigns. In addition, the collection features news clips, calendars and schedules, notes, lectures and teaching materials. Kiepper is the author of Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator (2001) and previously edited the papers of Bridges and U.S. Representatives Perkins Bass and James Cleveland.
KOTSCHNIG, WALTER MARIA (1901–1985), diplomat
Papers, 1936–1976, 13.5 ft. (GER–053)
Correspondence, 1936–1976; memoranda, reports, photographs, and other materials pertaining to his work with the United Nations, 1953–1973; speeches, 1944–65; and typescripts of articles and reports, 1944–1976. Kotschnig taught at Smith College and Mt. Holyoke College from 1937 to 1942. As an expert on international organization, he became an official of the U.S. State Department in 1944 and represented the United States in the United Nations in the 1950s.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF ALBANY COUNTY
Records, 1938–2001, 31.47 cubic ft. (APAP–128)
The records of the League of Women Voters of Albany County (LWVAC), include material produced by the LWVAC as well as material that was produced by the League of Women Voters of New York State and the League of Women Voters of the United States. The most comprehensive series in the collection is the Administrative Files. There are meeting minutes, annual reports, and Board of Directors lists from 1940–2001. A large portion of the LWVAC collection relates to the two main purposes of the organization: voter service and "study and action." Records relating to voter service include pamphlets with information about candidates and citizen voting rights published by the LWVAC and material used to increase voter participation. Records related to "study and action" include material used by the LWVAC to inform citizens about public policy issues locally, statewide, and nationally. A strength of the LWVAC collection is the amount of material related to various public policy issues and how they affected the local community.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF RENSSELAER COUNTY
Records, 1914–2007, 9.03 cubic ft. (APAP–103)
The records contain information about the history and activities of the LWVRC from 1939 through 2000. The collection includes board and general meeting minutes and agendas, treasurers' reports, the results of various studies conducted by the organization, photographs, videos of workshops and debates and audio tapes of oral histories of former members' participation in the League. Publications put out by the League, either locally or nationally, including monthly Bulletins and Calendars, The Voter (a monthly newsletter) and Election and Voter Guides published for local elections, are a valuable part of the collection. Though items in the collection span from 1914 to 2000, the bulk of information spans the late 1950s through the 1980s.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SARATOGA COUNTY
RECORDS, 1965–2010, 4.2 cubic ft. (APAP-339)
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that informs citizens about government, and encourages participation with and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has 150,000 plus members and supporters in the United States, with leagues in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. In New York State, there are 60 local leagues with approximately 8000 members. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (formerly the League of Women Voters, Saratoga Springs Area) formed in early 1965. This collection documents the day-to-day activities of this local league from its founding with 59 members through the current day. The collection contains annual meeting booklets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newsletters, education and advocacy materials, records of special projects and related reports, and membership lists. There is a small amount of video, predominantly of “Meet the Candidates” nights and other special events.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SCHENECTADY COUNTY
Records, 1925–2004, 10 cubic ft. (APAP–210)
On April 30, 1925, Mrs. Charles Richmond, wife of the president of Union College, invited approximately fifty women to her home for a talk by Mrs. F.W. Slade, chairman of the New York State League of Women Voters. After Slade's talk, the women at the meeting decided to elect officers and adopt by-laws thereby forming the Schenectady County League of Women Voters (later renamed League of Women Voters, Schenectady County). The collection contains information about the history and activities of the League from 1925 to the present. The collection includes meeting minutes and agendas, annual reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, publications, and subject files.
LUMBARD, ELIOT H.
Papers, 1959–2001, 19.17 cubic ft. (APAP–071)
Contains draft of an unpublished book, Criminal Justice in America; correspondence and notes; news clippings, pamphlets, and reprints on probation, parole, gambling, criminal identifications, automation, the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1967, crime in New York City, the Law Enforcement Act of 1965, and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's speeches, 1959–1973. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1933, and the U. S. Supreme Court Bar in 1959. Lumbard was also an Associate member to several New York Law firms. He served as Chief Counsel of the New York State Commission of Investigation from 1958–1961, and as Special Assistant Counsel for law enforcement for New York Governor Rockefeller from 1961–1967. He also served on several commissions to investigate, combat and control crime.
Papers, 1959–1962, 5 cubic ft. (APAP–026)
Includes retained copies of memoranda written by MacCrate as legal counsel to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller concerning pending bills in the New York State Assembly and Senate. Bound with the memoranda are copies of the Governor's approval or veto messages for the bills, which are arranged by year, legislative body, and bill number. MacCrate was a partner in the New York City law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell and served as president of the American Bar Association, 1987–1989.
MANLEY, HENRY S.
Papers, 1849-1960, 2.26 cubic ft. (APAP-178)
Henry S. Manley practiced law in Jamestown, NY, served as an attorney in the Office of the Attorney General of New York State, and was Counsel to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. While Counsel he defended the milk control system in the U.S. Supreme Court in Nebbia v. New York (1934). From 1943 to early 1955 Manley was an Assistant Attorney General in the Appeals and Opinions Bureau of the New York State Department of Law. From early 1955 until his retirement later that year, he served as Solicitor General of the Department. Manley published a book, The Treaty of Fort Stanwix, and a number of articles regarding Native Americans and the law. The collection includes Manley's writings, pamphlets, as well as briefs and case files. Manley's cases covered in the collection are mostly from his years in private practice and include Indian land rights, the Attica Central School District, and other issues mostly in western New York.
MATHER, JOHN J.
Papers, 1967-1996, 14 cubic ft. (APAP–107)
John L. Mather was Assistant to the Chancellor of the SUNY System in the 1960s and 1970s, later becoming Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education, and retiring as Chair of the SUNY Small Business Development Council in the early 1990s. As Assistant to the Chancellor, Mathers was assigned special projects to spearhead. In the late 1960s he was heavily involved in efforts to document, understand, and stem unrest in the SUNY System caused by the anti-war movement, the stresses involved in introducing large numbers of persons of color into the System, and the stresses caused by a rapidly expanding SUNY System and student involvement in governance. He retained most of his day file correspondence from his service, as well as copies of much of the record relating to the controversies at Stony Brook, New Paltz, Buffalo State, UB, and Albany. In 1971 his position was elevated to Executive Assistant to the Chancellor where he was lead liaison with the staff of the governor and chief legislative leaders for developing the System's priorities. In the 1970s Mathers was point person for studies of the economic impact of the System (1971-73), the transformation of the D & H Building into SUNY Central Headquarters (1973-74), and was involved in much of the negotiations for the establishment of the Empire State Youth Theatre (1974-81) and the SUNY Russian Student Exchange Program (1977). In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education he was also involved in overseeing the NYNET, the SUNY television system. In the 1980s and 1990s, Mathers'primary focus was on developing the NYS Small Business Development Center, voluminously documented in his papers.
Papers, 1992–2009, 9.25 cubic ft. (APAP–320)
John J. McEneny represents the 104th district in the New York State Assembly, which encompasses portions of Albany County, including parts of the city of Albany, the towns of Guilderland and New Scotland, and the Helderberg Hill towns of Berne, Knox, Westerlo and Rensselaerville. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served on several committees, including steering (chair), ethics and guidance, ways and means, governmental employees, and social services, and as Acting Speaker ProTempore on weekends, holidays and non-session days. Born in Albany in 1943, McEneny received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College. Prior to his election to the Assembly in 1992, McEneny served in other public service roles. He began his career as a social services caseworker in 1965 and later Mayor Erastus Corning appointed him Albany's first Director of Manpower Planning, Director of Public Employment Programs, and Commissioner of Human Resources, 1971-84. In 1985 McEneny became director of the State Urban Cultural Parks Program and, from 1989-1991, was Assistant Albany County Executive. This collection contains materials from McEneny’s tenure in the Assembly including correspondence, primarily from constituents, dating from 1992-2009, annotated files containing his 1993 sponsored legislation, and materials from his 1993 freshman orientation to the Assembly.
MELICH, TANYA M.
Papers, 1956–2009, 31.4 cubic ft. (APAP–079)
The Tanya Melich Papers are particularly strong in documenting the political scene in the 1960s and 1970s both nationally and within New York State. The Papers include extensive reports related to political candidates, voting statistics, and political and social issues. The vast amount of material comes from her work on campaigns, the ABC–News Election Unit, and the Ripon Society. The main focus of the collection is the Republican Party's policies, candidates, and strategies. The Papers also document Melich's concern and work regarding relevant social issues. Her work with the New York City Partnership, United States Commission on Civil Rights New York State Advisory Board, and International Women's Year are documented in the collection. Her interest in women's rights, equality, and reproductive freedom can be assessed through the numerous folders in the Subject Files, her writings, and the collection of publications regarding these issues.
Papers, 1934–1985, 8 cubic ft. (APAP–048)
Chiefly correspondence, reports, and other papers pertaining to his national service as a senior administrator at the U.S. Bureau of the Budget, 1941–1942, 1945–1950; U.S. Federal Security Agency, 1950–1953; and U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1953–1965. Also correspondence, unpublished lectures and articles, and other materials pertaining to his subsequent career as a faculty member at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1965–1972, and writer on public administration and on national welfare and education policy.
MILLER, HOWARD F. (1920– ), educator, public servant
Papers, 1940–1982, 9 cubic ft. (APAP–088)
Includes correspondence and lecture notes relating to Miller's attendance at the Army Controller's School, 1942–1945, as a student and professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1938–1969, and the Albany Graduate Program in Public Administration (now part of the School of Public Affairs, University at Albany), 1964; legislative reports, minutes of legislative hearings on the budget and finance and of the New York State Assembly Budget Committee, 1966–1968; correspondence and reports as Executive Director of the New York State Social Development Planning Commission, 1968–1971; and relating to finance for the New York State Constitutional Convention, 1967–1968; news releases of the Speaker of the Assembly to Assembly candidates, 1968. Miller was an expert on institutional budgetary finance. He served as deputy director of the New York State Division of the Budget, 1971–1978, and director of the budget, 1978–1980.
MILLER, E. MELTON, writer
Journal, 1904, 1910, 1 vol. (MSS–090)
Journal kept in 1904 describing a trip in 1901 to Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru by E. Merton Miller of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The volume also includes an essay, "The Socialist Party in the U.S. of America in 10 articles," written by Miller around 1910.
Papers, 1975–2008, 6 cubic ft. (APAP–316)
Mark Mishler has practiced law in Albany, NY since 1981, first as director of student legal services at the University at Albany for six years and then as an attorney in private practice. In 2000 he ran for Albany County District Attorney, endorsed by the Working Families Party and the Green Party. This collection documents three decades of Mishler’s political, community, and legal work on issues involving the city police force, police misconduct, and police practices with regard to civilian rights. Included are case files, court records, subject files, correspondence, clippings, reports, notes, background research, newsletters, and flyers for community events. The files detail Mishler’s involvement with a variety of community organizations, such as the Albany Community Police Relations Board, the Albany branch of the NAACP, and the local chapter of Citizen Action. There is a small number of audio/video cassettes, and a small group of photographs. In addition, there are files and memorabilia documenting Mishler’s 2000 political campaign for district attorney.
MOFFAT, ABBOT LOW
Papers, 1936–1940, 4.4 cubic ft. (APAP–063)
Includes scrapbooks of articles and editorials from newspapers statewide on state fiscal matters, 1937–1940; news clippings, press releases, original political cartoons, and other materials on state politics, 1936–1940, including records relating to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1938. Moffat was a Republican State Assembly Representative from the 15th District from 1929 through 1943, and chaired the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee during 1938–1939. He held a series of official posts in the U.S. State Department and diplomatic positions at various American embassies from 1943 through 1961.
MOORE, FRANK C.
Papers, 1927-1975, 55 cubic ft. (APAP–223)
Frank C. Moore (1896-1979), held elective office as New York State Comptroller from 1943-1951, and New York State Lieutenant Governor, 1951-53, resigning to serve as president of the Nelson A. Rockefeller funded Government Affairs Foundation from 1953-1968. Moore also had a deep interest education in New York and particularly in the development of the State University of New York (SUNY), serving as trustee from 1948 and chair from 1953-1965. Included in the collection are his subject and correspondence files, 1934-1974; clipping files regarding his political campaigns and public life; his speeches, 1935-1967; records of his government service as New York State Comptroller, New York State Lieutenant Governor, and the numerous commissions and committees he served on and chaired; the Government Affairs Foundation; and his chairmanship of the State University of New York. In 1968 he left public service due to ill health.
MULLIGAN, THOMAS E., JR.
Papers, 1951–1982, 1 cubic ft. (APAP–090)
The bulk of the material pertains to Mulligan's unsuccessful 1953 mayoral campaign in Albany, New York against Erastus Corning. Includes correspondence, speeches, and news clippings from 1953 and photographs and other materials pertaining to Republican Party politics and issues in Albany, New York.
Papers, 16.73 cubic ft. (APAP-284)
Joseph Murphy of Manhattan was a Republican candidate for New York State Senate (25th District) in 1956 and 1958.
NEW YORK REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE
Records, 1888–2001, 5.39 cubic ft., 22 reels of film, and 122 bound volumes (APAP–119)
The records of the New York Republican State Committee document the activities of this organization and its role as the coordinator of state and federal elections in New York from 1888–1994. This record group contains meeting agendas and minutes, political literature, speeches, correspondence, photographs, political films, membership lists, and delegate information for state and national conventions. In addition to the NYRSC's records, this collection also includes their reference collection consisting of volumes containing the names and addresses of officers in the state and federal legislature, the New York State constitution, and other volumes.
NEW YORK STATE EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE ADMINISTRATION
Records, 1981–1982, 1 cubic ft. (APAP–091)
Copies of draft reports, testimony at hearings, and other materials pertaining to the work of a special commission appointed by Governor Hugh L. Carey of New York in 1981. Under the chair of Arthur L. Liman and executive direction of Roderick C. Lankler, the commission was charged with reviewing the state's criminal justice system and recommending reforms. Copies retained by Vincent J. O'Leary, a member of the Liman Commission, and then president of the University at Albany, State University of New York.
OPPLER, ALFRED C. (b. 1893), jurist
Papers, 1942–1981, 2.33 ft. (GER–016)
Diary, 1950; correspondence, 1942–1981; and manuscripts of books (including "Prussian Bureaucracy and National Socialism"), lectures, and reports, 1947–1959. As a civilian employee of the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1952, Oppler was the principal architect of legal and judicial reforms in occupied Japan.
PERSICO, JOSEPH E.
Papers, 1910–2003, 18.48 cubic ft. (APAP–030)
The papers of Joseph Persico focus on his careers as a political speechwriter and as a full-time author. His speeches from the 1960s include his work for both New York State Commissioner of Health, Hollis Ingraham, and New York State Governor, Nelson Rockefeller. Press releases and transcripts associated with the speeches are also present in the Persico files. The author’s publication files include manuscripts, correspondence, screenplays, and research notes. For Persico's Piercing the Reich, several folders hold parts of a single OSS (Office of Strategic Services) War Report from 1949, detailing OSS action in Europe, Africa, and Asia during World War II. For Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, the author's files contain a draft of the work and research material including photos from the Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials. The texts, drafts, news clippings, correspondence, and other supporting material is available for speeches and other non-book writings of Persico.
Papers, 1982–1992, 4.18 cubic ft. (APAP–045)
Papers include press kits for campaign workers; newsletters; press releases; and press coverage in the form of news clippings. Subject files are predominantly news clippings on topics such as homosexuality, child abuse, gay rights, Planned Parenthood, reproductive issues, and state law. Libby Post was press secretary and campaign manager for a number of Democratic politicians and organizations from the Albany, New York area. Post worked for the campaigns of Edward Bloch (APAP–115) for Congress in 1984 and 1987. She was press secretary for New York State Assembly Representative May W. Newburger and Sheila Healy, the 6th District Democrat for Albany County Legislature. Post was media coordinator for Family Planning Advocates of New York State, 1985–1987 and for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc., 1987. Post worked for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, for gay rights, and against domestic violence as part of her private activist work.
PURCELL, FRANCIS T.
Papers, .8 cubic ft. (APAP-273)
Francis T. Purcell of New Jersey was a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives from New Jersey's 9th District in 1928.
RAUSCHNING, HERMANN (1887–1982), statesman
Papers, 1941–1980, 1 ft. (GER–076)
Correspondence (copied from originals before they were given to the Deutsches Bundesarchiv, Koblenz) with Golo Mann, Karl O. Paetel, Eugen Rosenstock–Huessy, Dorothy Thompson, and others, 1941–80; and newspaper clippings, 1952–80. Rauschning was president of the Free City of Danzig and a one–time Nazi; he emigrated to the United States, became a farmer in Oregon, and wrote on National Socialism and his own political career.
RIEDEL, JAMES, political scientist
Papers, 1967–77, 1.0 cu. ft. (UA–902.025)
Papers include records of the 1967 NYS Constitutional Convention consisting of a complete set of all propositions; 11 volumes of draft staff reports; draft proposals and memoranda and correspondence relating to Article III of the constitution relating to the Legislature. Riedel was Associate Staff Director of the Committee on Legislature, Article III and Amendment XIII of the 1967 Constitutional Convention in Albany, NY. Also included are records relating to the Robert A. Taft Institute of Government summer school in 1977; the Graduate Academic Council of the University Senate and the Graduate School of Public Administration records; papers relating to professional associations and leadership (chairman) of Democratic Party in Clifton Park.
ROBINSON, JOHN H., public servant
Papers, 1912–19, .25 ft. (MSS–106)
Includes correspondence with Sen. Jonathan Bourne, Jr. (chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads) and A. S. Burleson (U.S. Postmaster General), maps, and other materials pertaining to the establishment of the U.S. Postal Service parcel post zoning areas.
SMITH, THOMAS (1513–77), statesman, writer
Manuscript, undated, 1 vol. (MSS–028)
"A Discourse of the Common welthe of England." One of five known early manuscripts of a political treatise completed in 1549 in response to socio–economic problems in Tudor England at the time and first published in 1581. Sir Thomas Smith served in official positions during the reigns of Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth. On the first page is a note written ca. 1607: "I think it not fit that this Treatize be printed, except it be authorized by some of the Lordes of the Consayle. Tho: London." For an analysis of this manuscript see A Discourse of the Commonweal of This Realm of England, attributed to Sir Thomas Smith, ed. Mary Dewar (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1969), 157–62.
SOCIALIST PARTY OF THE USA. DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, LOCAL
Records, 1894–1923, .25 ft. (MSS–113)
Correspondence of Benjamin T. Whitehouse, "organizer" of the Socialist Labor Party of Dover, 1894–99; socialist broadsides and other political ephemera, 1897–1902; and a record book of minutes, committee reports, and membership lists of the Dover Local of the Socialist Party of the USA, 1916–22.
SOLOMON, GERALD B. H.
Records, 1978-1999, 52 cubic ft. (APAP–157)
The Solomon Papers are rich in summary material documenting his career (1979-1999) as a Republican representing the 22nd District of New York. Of particular interest are the numerous "Black Books" containing detailed summary information pertaining to Solomon's legislative activities, including his voting activity and the justification for his vote, bills and resolutions he introduced, and legislation and resolutions he cosponsored by him. Also of interest are the Floor Statements, Remarks, and Extensions made by Solomon. Solomon kept most of the House Resolutions voted on during the later half of his career, which are represented in the collection. The papers lack substantive correspondence and material related to his early congressional career (1978-1988). He also served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1973-1978.
SPEIER, HANS (1905–1990), sociologist
Papers, 1922–1989, 16 cubic ft. (GER–084)
The Hans Speier Papers primarily focus on Speier's career in the U.S. after his emigration. The collection includes correspondence with colleagues and leading scholars of the day, including Max Ascoli, Reinhard Bendix, Arvid Brodersen, Lewis A. Coser, Alexander George, Herbert Goldhammer, Joseph Goldsen, Fred C. Iklé, Alvin Johnson, Paul Kecskemeti, Henry J. Kellermann, Ernst Kris, Nathan Leites, M. Rainer Lepsius, Hans Staudinger and Leo Strauss. Also represented in the collection is a lengthy correspondence with co-editors of Propaganda and Communication in World History, Harold Lasswell and Daniel Lerner, and individual contributors. The RAND Corporation materials document Speier's career as organizer and Head of the Social Science Division of the RAND Corporation and a member of the RAND Research Council. During those years he wrote and directed numerous studies for RAND and the texts of many of the position papers, memoranda, lecture texts and essays are present in the collection. Included in the Nazi and anti-Nazi propaganda materials is a collection of rare leaflets prepared by the Psychological Warfare Branch of the U.S. Army and disseminated to enemy troops in Italy in 1943-1944. The collection also contains numerous texts of essays, as well as typescript and manuscript versions of books.
STAFFORD, RONALD B.
Papers, 1956–2002, 86.56 cubic ft. (APAP–217)
Elected to the New York State Senate in 1965 to represent the 45th District, Ronald B. Stafford represented the North Country for a 37-year Senate career which included membership on several committees. He ended his career as chairman of the powerful Finance Committee. Stafford, a Republican, was the first chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee. During his Senate career, he chaired the Senate Finance Committee, Higher Education Committee, Codes Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. In 1974, as Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee he helped shape and create the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), a landmark program that opened access to college for New Yorkers who would otherwise have been unable to afford opportunities in higher education . He was a protector of the environment through his involvement in Adirondack Park affairs. Stafford was instrumental in bringing the 1980 Olympic Winter Games to Lake Placid, and in 1974 was appointed chairman of the New York State 1980 Olympic Winter Games Commission. He remained a leading figure in the Senate and in New York State politics throughout his career and until his death in 2005. The papers consist of correspondence, letters, memorandum, meeting minutes, press releases, legislative memorandum, newsletters, writings, photographs, clippings reprints, and other archival resources.
TEVEBAUGH-KENWRYCK, NEIL A.
Records, 1978-1999, 52 cubic ft. (APAP–172)
This collection includes videotapes, photographs, posters, buttons, campaign advertisements, newsletters, and news clippings related to Cynthia Jenkins collected by Neil Tevebaugh-Kenwryck. Jenkins was a Democrat from Queens, NY.
TITUS, WILLIAM, prison warden
Papers, 1832–88, .5 ft. (MSS–120)
Includes land transactions of Titus as a resident of Locke, Cayuga County, New York, 1832–50; correspondence kept as warden of Auburn State Prison, including letters from the office of Gov. Horatio Seymour and an undated list of officers and guards at the prison, 1852–54; and personal and business papers, 1854–88.
VAN DEN HAAG, ERNEST
Papers, 1935–2000, 11.45 cubic ft. (APAP–135)
Ernest van den Haag (1914-2002) was a conservative commentator of social issues, especially crime, and one of America's foremost proponents of the death penalty. The publications in this collection include articles in published form, drafts, and related correspondence. Types of publications include transcripts from appearances on television shows in the 1970s and 1980s, files on the books which he authored, rough drafts for chapters, and hundreds of articles written for various journals, magazines, and newspapers from 1950-2000. The collection's publications cover a wide array of social science issues of the mid to late 20th century from an intellectual conservative's view. Topics include American culture, criminal justice, education, conservatism versus liberalism, and American politics. Van den Haag had a special political interest in U.S. foreign policy and commented on the Vietnam War, foreign wars, and the issues of the Cold War.
VAN PATTEN, GRANT
Records, 1962, .17 cubic ft., 1 film, and 1 video (APAP–167)
Grant Van Patten worked in television production beginning in the mid-twentieth century in New York's Capital Region, including affiliate WRGB in Schenectady. Van Patten produced the documentary The South Mall in Albany: Hoax or Hope? for WRGB in 1962. The collection includes Van Patten's documentary The South Mall in Albany: Hoax or Hope? and material related to its production. The film is a production original composed of sound film, silent footage, and blank short pieces. During the blank sections there were shots taken by live studio cameras most often of the news reporter on the studio set. An access copy of the production is available for viewing in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Marcia Brown Research Room. It is best to have a copy of the script in hand when viewing the documentary.
WAMC/NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO
Records, 1981-2000, 6,795 audio recordings (APAP–138)
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states and is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. The station's programs cover a number of issues including education, politics and government, the environment, health and medical issues, women's issues, and others. Some of the programs in the collection include: 51 Percent, The Best of Our Knowledge, Capitol Connection, Dancing on the Air, The Environment Show, The Health Show, The Law Show, Legislative Gazette, Media Project, Vox Pop, and other regular and special broadcasts.
WEBB, SIDNEY (1859–1947), economist, writer
Letters, 1890–1929, 1 folder (MSS–031)
Includes sixteen letters from Sidney Webb, Baron Passfield, about the publication of his work, economic measures being considered for enactment in Parliament, and the Fabian Society's support of political candidates; one letter from his wife, Beatrice Webb, dated January 12, 1913. Sidney and Beatrice Webb were leading British economists.
WEMPLE, ARCHIBALD C.
Scrapbook, 1951, 1 vol. (APAP–092)
Scrapbook kept by Wemple as the successful Republican candidate for mayor of Schenectady, New York in 1951. In addition to news clippings, there are typescript speeches, notes on platform planks, a campaign letter, and election statistics.
WHITTLESEY, EUNICE BAIRD
Papers, 1924–2001, 1.88 cubic ft. (APAP–145)
The bulk of this collection consists of documents created by the New York Republican State Committee. There are numerous programs from the state and national dinners and conventions Whittlesey attended. It also contains the letters Whittlesey received from members of the state and the national parties, handbooks used by members of the state and national parties, New York Republican State Committee's and National Republican Committee's press releases and news clippings, and documents created by the Presidential Electors of 1984. The correspondence covers the years 1962–1996. The Projects Series includes material from her work with ABATES, Housewives for Rockefeller, and the Volunteer's Tie Line. The Alumni Association Series contains photocopies of original documents that can be found stored along with other memorabilia of the University at Albany class of 1944.
Papers, 1971–1974, .4 cubic ft. (APAP–175)
Consists of correspondence, press releases, notes for and transcripts of speeches given by Willison from his tenure as governor of New York after the resignation of Nelson Rockefeller in 1973.