M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY

Finding Aid for the
NEW YORK REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE
RECORDS, 1888-2001
(APAP-119)

For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Sarah Campbell
Ellen Ronnlund
February 2003



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
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VOLUME: 5.39 cubic ft., 22 reels of film, and 122 bound volumes

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the New York Republican State Committee in July 2001.

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Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

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New York Republican State Committee
Administrative History

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The New York Republican State Committee (NYRSC) is the legislative branch for the New York Republican Party. Acting as an oversight committee for all of the county committees in the state of New York, the State Committee nominates Republican candidates for state and federal positions. The NYRSC consists of a group of elected officials including at least one delegate from each assembly district. The State Committee has two parts: the main body and an executive committee that acts as the ruling body within the NYRSC. During times when the NYRSC is not in session, the executive board acts in its place.[1] The chair of the NYRSC presides over the full committee while a separate chair presides over the executive committee. This group sends two delegates to the Republican National Convention, along with three delegates and three alternate delegates from each Congressional District and six at large delegates.

The official date set for the founding of the NYRSC is 1855, one year after the founding of the Republican Party in the United States. William Seward and Thurlow Weed are credited with the creation of the state party. In the beginning, the NYRSC met infrequently. Besides the occasional meeting during campaign time, the only mandatory meeting for the NYRSC was every three years to make arrangements for the National Convention. The Committee also did not have a written code of rules.[2] Currently, the NYRSC is required to meet following every election.

Until 1911, with the passage of the Direct Primary Law, the State of New York nominated candidates through a primary or caucus system. In the primary system, the Republican Party candidate for state and federal offices was chosen by a select few. The party voters, or those designated as official electors for each election district met several months before the primary and selected candidates for local offices and delegates to the county, assembly, senatorial, and congressional district conventions. The county chairs then nominated candidates for county offices and delegates for the state committee. The average voter had little input in the choice of candidate for the various state and federal offices.[3]

Referred to as "machine-controlled" or "boss-controlled" politics, this system of nominating candidates for state and federal offices was considered a corrupt practice that left the majority of the voting populous of the Republican Party out of the process of nominating candidates. The electors tended to be selected from the highest officials in the Republican Party. In 1909, Governor Charles E. Hughes brought this issue to the statewide level. He believed that allowing the power to nominate candidates to rest on the shoulders of party leaders tempted them to manipulate the "party machinery" for their own gain.[4] The State Convention of New York had essentially become a ratifying body to support the whims of the party bosses. The current system, established in 1911 with the passage of the Direct Primary Law, allows for more input from the entire voting populous present at the primary. The party voters are allowed to choose unofficial party candidates but the rest of the NYRSC is allowed to petition this decision by writing in another candidate who can then be voted on.

In 1894, a clause in the New York State Constitution established the legislative districts in both houses of the state legislature. Fearing that the influx of immigrants would tip the balance of Democratic voters in the demographically larger New York City, the NYRSC reapportioned the voting districts in Upstate New York in such a manner that allowed more votes to be cast per voting district. This clause also stated that every county, except for Hamilton and Fulton, must have at least one member in the assembly and that no two counties divided by a river (New York, Manhattan, and Kings) could hold one-half of the seats in the State Senate.[5] This clause had a major effect on the political landscape of New York until the U.S. Supreme Court repealed it in the 1970s with the one-person one vote decision.

In 1974, the long standing uneven distribution of voting districts that gave Republican Upstate New York an edge over Democrat controlled New York City came to an end. The United States Supreme Court ruled that the clause creating the top-heavy Upstate New York voting districts was unconstitutional. This ruling caused a massive reapportioning of the voting districts of New York. This had a profound effect on New York State politics. The Republican Party in New York lost its formidable hold on the state legislature. Most of the NYRSC's limited money went to the unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign of Malcolm Wilson in 1974. This loss ushered in a 20-year period during which the Democratic Party dominated the governor's office and the state legislature.

Past chairs of the New York Republican State Committee include:[6]


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1. New York Republican State Committee. Rulebook for the Republican State Committee of New York State (New York: New York Republican State Committee, June 13, 1978), 3.
2. Booraem, Hendrik V. The Formation of the Republican Party in New York: Politics and Conscience in the Antebellum North (New York University Press: New York, 1983), 5.
3. Ray, P. Orman. An Introduction to Political Parties and Practical Politics (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913.), 94.
4. Feldman, "The Direct Primary in New York State," The American Political Science Review 11, Issue 3 (August 1917), 494.
5. Colby, Peter W. "New York State Today," New York State Today (State University at Albany Press: Albany, 1985),
6. Kestenbaum, Lawrence. New York Republican Party Offices [on-line index] (Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001,). 30 July 2002. http://www.politicalgraveyard.com.


New York Republican State Committee
Scope & Content Note

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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 Republican 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 Republican conventions. In addition to the NYRSC's records, this collection also includes their reference collection consisting of several volumes that contain the names and addresses of officers in the state and federal legislature, the New York State constitution, and other volumes.

A great deal of the material was found in binders or folders arranged chronologically, so the original order has been maintained for the most part. Materials arranged under the Speeches and Correspondence Series did not fit in with a particular meeting found within the Conventions and Committee Meetings Series, so rather than interrupt the natural order of the series by interspersing items that were not originally grouped with them, it seemed more logical to put them into their own series. This series makes up the bulk of the NYRSC's records. It includes an almost uninterrupted run of minutes and agendas from 1911-1994.

Some items in the collection can be found in both bound and unbound versions. This is the case for the minutes of the New York Republican State Committee, Republican National Committee (RNC), and the Republican Organization. The minutes of the NYRSC and RNC can be found unbound covering the years from 1911 to 1994 in Series 1 and in bound versions covering the years from 1906-1928 and from 1930-1934 in oversized boxes. The New York Republican Organization can be found unbound covering the years 1908 to 1949 in Series 2 and unbound covering the years from 1908 to 1936 shelved with Series 8.

There are mild preservation issues with the collection. Given the frequent use and leather bindings of the Legislative Manuals, many were deteriorating and have been boxed for protection. There is also significant wear on the bound copies of the convention and committee meeting minutes as they represent some of the oldest records in this collection. The original films are also in fragile condition and may not be viewed, but use copies in VHS and DVD format are available for all of the films except "Portrait of a Senator," the sprocket holes of which were in too poor condition to allow the film to be reformatted at this time. The collection includes several unidentified pictures that have been filed in the Photographs and Biographical Information Series in the photographs folder.

Related collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives include the papers of Eunice Baird Whittlesey (APAP-145) and Tanya Melich (APAP-079). Consult the subject guides for the New York State Modern Political Archive and Public Servants and Politicians for a complete list of related collections.


New York Republican State Committee
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Series 1: Convention and Committee Meetings, 1906-1994, 2.8 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically.

Series 1 includes the proceedings from New York State Republican Committee meetings. One of its most useful features is the quantity of information about legislation passed and the voting statistics for counties. These would be useful for those writing political histories; one could follow trends in voting patterns to determine how the composition of counties has changed and what issues have become more important than others. Another useful element one can find in this series is the differences of voting trends in times of war and depression. The minutes also give insight into the various personalities of those involved in state politics. The minutes are also good sources of quotations for particular committee members' stands on legislation. Many of the minutes include the current party platform, allowing one to determine how the goals of the party have changed over time. An in-depth picture of the New York Republican State Committee is available through the minutes.

The series includes more than just the minutes taken at meetings. One also finds the original letters sent out to the various members of the NYRSC, RNC, and the county chairs. This series also contains correspondence that directly relates to specific meetings or conventions of the NYRSC and the RNC. At times one finds opinions that would not be voiced in a general meeting, so these pieces of correspondence are a good way to measure the actual tenor of the State Committee at a given time.

The series also includes the binders used by the members of the Committee for Arrangements for the 1984 and 1988 National Republican Conventions. The binders are the first drafts supplied to delegates to the Convention. They include information on accommodations, the city in which the convention is going to take place, news and media coverage surrounding the convention, security measures to be put in place at the convention, and transportation information. These also include the minutes from the planning meetings held by the National Republican Committee before the conventions occurred.

Series 2: Membership Lists, 1896-1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1.23 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 1: NYRSC, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1908, 1911-1912, 1938, 1952, 1954, 1976, 1978, 1980

The bulk of this sub-series contains the phone and address lists for the members of the NYRSC and its executive committee, yet there are also a few lists of delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention. These lists were handed out during meetings so that the members of these groups could remain in contact.

Sub-series 2: Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1908, 1912, 1915-1918, 1922-1929, 1931, 1935-1949

The Republican Organization of the State of New York gives lists of delegates and alternates to the State and National Committees. The Republican Organization of the State of New York is a quick reference guide that indicates the names of county chairs, the vote tallies for state and federal elections by county and the major resolutions passed by the State and National Committees each year. These would be excellent guides for anyone needing to find the name of an officer or the margin of votes by which an officer was elected. One could find similar uses for these sources of information as with the rolls of the State and National Committees.

Sub-series 3: Legislature of the State of New York, 1934-1945, 1954, 1959, 1963

These booklets provide a quick reference guide for the legislature of the State of New York. Listed in these booklets are the members of the state legislature and a list of the members of the standing committees of the senate. These lists give the dates of service, addresses, district served, and committees on which each member sat.

Sub-series 4: Republican National Convention, 1896-1964, 1984

The Roll Books of the Delegates and Alternates to the National Republican Conventions act as quick reference guides for finding out who attended each convention. These booklets list the delegates and alternates along with their districts and addresses. They also give a list of the number of delegates sent by each state, a list of the Republican National Convention delegates since the founding of the Republican Party in 1856, a list of the contemporary Republican National Committee, a tally of the electoral vote by state, a list of locations for the National Convention and the candidate elected during that convention. They lend themselves to demographic studies focusing on the ratio of women delegates to male delegates that have served at the National Convention. An especially interesting study would be to compare the information found within the State rolls to the roles of the Republican National Convention.

Sub-series 5: New York Republican State Convention, 1896-1912, 1927-1966

The Roll Books of the Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Republican State Committee of New York give the names of those who served on the Committee. A handy reference guide, these pocket-sized brochures list the NYRSC chairs, chairs of the executive committee, the secretary, treasurer, and chief clerk and the full New York Republican State Committee. The Roll Books of the Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Republican State Convention list the delegates from each district in each county of New York that served as delegates and alternates to the Convention.

Series 3: Ephemera, 1923, 1930-1942, 1944, circa1960-1969, 1994, .23 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 1: Dinner Programs, 1923, 1930-1942

The dinner programs from various Republican events include programs from the 15th District Republican Club Dinners, the Ivy Club Dinners and other Republican events. The pictures contained in these programs would be valuable, as it would allow one to put faces to many names that would remain faceless otherwise. One can also find the names of the Republican Club's officers.

Sub-series 2: Political Literature, 1940-1941, 1944, c. 1960-1969, 1994

This sub-series includes pamphlets, newsletters, and a phonograph record that were given to prospective Republican voters. One finds campaign pamphlets from 1938 and 1944. The 1938 pamphlet is called "Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!" It paints the chair of the Republican County Committee Kenneth Simpson as a reluctant hero who was responsible for bringing morality back to New York after the Democratic Tammany Hall scandals. The 1944 pamphlet is a biography of Sidney Hillman who was the chair of the Political Action Committee and leader of the American Labor Party.

Also included are newsletters called "Public Affairs" and published by the Committee on Public Affairs for the Republican Party of Monroe County. These cover September 13 through October 29, 1941, the time period from the primary election, where a Republican candidate is nominated, to the general election. The scope of these newsletters is confined to Monroe County. These newsletters provide the committee members of Monroe County with important information about upcoming Republican events, voter information and information about the candidate. These newsletters are meant as guides to ensure that each committee member is knowledgeable about the process of nominating a candidate and how to spread the Republican ideology to the people of Monroe County. This series also includes a campaign phonograph record for Nelson Rockefeller from the 1960s entitled "Nelson Rockefeller Talks with YOU."

Series 4: Rule Books and Manuals, 1939-1948, 1953-1961, 1963, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1984, .08 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically.

This series includes the rulebooks and manuals used by the NYRSC to regulate committee meetings and conventions. The Political Calendar of the Republican Party of New York are included in this series because they provide dates for filing primary petitions, conventions, registration for large and small cities and towns, and what color forms must be used to record these actions. The Political Calendar also supplies the percentage of votes one needs to nominate a candidate for a primary. These span from 1939 through 1963. The collection also includes the rulebooks for state and national conventions. These supply the delegate with the proper decorum for conduct in a convention, explain the functions of each position in the committee, explain the processes of electing and removing officials, and give regulations as to when a meeting must be called. The collection only has the 1976 version of the National Convention Rulebook. The collection also has a training manual for women county vice-chairs of the Republican Party, complete with a series of pamphlets on the subject of learning how to become a community leader, how to manage speakers, special interest groups, and large events, and how to build the Republican Party in one's neighborhood.

Series 5: Photographs and Biographical Information, 1919, 1966, 1970-1991, .85 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically.

One of the functions of the Republican State Committee is to act as the provider of positive press on the various campaigns across the state. To achieve this, the NYRSC kept a file of photographs and biographical statements for the press. Although there is a picture of Henrietta Wells Livermore, founder of the Federal Women's Republican Club from 1919, the bulk of the collection is from the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the photographs are marked with the names of those pictured, but there are a few unidentified photos.

The collection includes photographs or biographies of Richard M. Nixon, George H. W. Bush, Henrietta Wells Livermore, Eunice B. Whittlesey, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Robert Dole, Jacob K. Javits, Malcolm Wilson, and many others.

Series 6: Speeches and Correspondence, 1918, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1968, 1970-1971, 1990, 1992, 2001, .2 cubic ft, Arranged alphabetically.

This series includes miscellaneous speeches and other communications not immediately related to meetings found within the Conventions and Committees series. Other communications found in this series are Nelson Rockefeller's Addresses to the Legislature. Again, these did not occur during a specific meeting, but rather were sent to the various members of the legislature reporting on the progress of the Republican Party during the given year.

Series 7: Films, 1956-1976, 22 reels, Arranged alphabetically.

The films in the collection document Republicans and the Republican Party from the 1950s through the 1970s. The films include portraits of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, former President Dwight Eisenhower, presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and President Richard Nixon after his first year in the White House. Four of the films were from the Campaign School Series of the Republican National Committee used in the elections of 1956. The original films were formatted on 8mm and 16mm film. Use copies in VHS and DVD format are available for use in the Department for all of the films except "Portrait of a Senator," the sprocket holes of which were in too poor condition to allow the film to be reformatted at this time.

Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984, 122 volumes, Arranged chronologically.

This series contains the reference collection for the NYRSC. The titles in this series have been cataloged in the University at Albany Libraries catalog, but remain a part of the collection.

Sub-series 1: Legislative Manuals of New York, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1967, 1969-1970, 1973-1975, 1977-1983

The Legislative Manuals of New York were most likely used by the NYRSC as handy sources of historical and current political information. These volumes make it possible to track voter trends as they also focused on the activities of the Democratic Party. Within these compact volumes, one finds a wealth of information about the political make-up of New York.

One of the major topics covered in these volumes are voting trends in New York counties. From this data, one can find out how many males and females registered to vote and how many voted for Democratic and Republican candidates in the state and federal elections. The Legislative Manuals of New York also include descriptions of state offices and departments and officers who held positions in them. The descriptions include pictures of the officers, short biographical statements, functions of the office and the annual salary. One can also find lists of congressional districts. These lists are an excellent way of determining how congressional districts have changed shape over the years. Finally, these volumes contain interesting facts about New York State, including the origins of county names, the meaning of the New York seal, the state bird of New York, and the dates they were established.

Sub-series 2: New York Red Book, 1948-1982

The New York Red Book is more of a directory than a portrait of legislative history. Unlike the Legislative Manuals, the New York Red Book does not contain statistics about voter history in a region. These books can be used to determine who served on state committees such as the Board of Education or Health. They also include the tallies of votes for the elections for each state office, who the candidates were and by what margin they won. Some even supply the breakdown of Republican, Democratic and Independent votes. Although the Legislative Manuals and Red Book contain similar information, they differ in scope. While the Legislative Manual gives a broad view of the entire state legislature, the New York Red Book takes a more in-depth view of the representatives. The Legislative Manuals would be useful for statistical data, whereas the New York Red Books are more useful for personal data. The biographies give district, education and family information, political offices and other jobs.

Sub-series 3: Industrial Directory of New York State, 1949

This book includes a listing of all of the industries found in New York in 1949. The directory lists the address, owners and board of trustees, and the main product of each business.

Sub-series 4: Official Register of the United States, 1952-1953

The Official Register of the United States acts as a quick guide that informs the reader of the name, title, and salary of each officiating federal officer in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the United States government. It does not include biographies of the various officers.

Sub-series 5: Congressional Directory, 1953-1954, 1958-1960, 1963-1965, 1968, 1970-1971, 1983-1984

Like the Red Book, the Congressional Directory gives an overview of the various committees in the U.S. Congress and politicians who led those committees. It also includes data from the sessions spanning back to the first Congress. These books are quick reference guides as they provide the user with a handy tabulated format that allows for ease in paging to the appropriate topic.

Sub-series 6: New York State Constitution, 1942, 1952-1954, 1960

This sub-series contains copies of the New York Constitution in printed form. They contain a subject list for the body of the constitution, the date articles of the constitution were amended and added, and a detailed index giving the article, section, and page where certain elements of the constitution can be found.


New York Republican State Committee
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Convention and Committee Meetings, 1906-1994

Box 1
Folder

1. New York State Republican Convention, Minutes, 1911, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1920
2. NYRSC, Minutes, 1929
3. NYRSC, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1930
4. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1931-1932
5. NYRSC, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1933-1934
6. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1935
7. Committee of Finance of Republican State Committee, Minutes, 1935, Campaign Committee of Executive Committee, Minutes, 1935
8. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Minutes, 1936
9. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1937, Letter of Resignation of Charles D. Hilles from Republican National Committee, September 20, 1937
10. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1938
11. New York State Republican Convention, First Day, Call to Meeting, Minutes and Related Materials, 1938
12. New York State Republican Convention, Second Day, Minutes and Related Materials, 1938
13. New York State Republican Convention, Tally of Votes, Notification Nomination and Acceptance Speech of Oswald D. Heck, Candidate for Governor of New York, 1938
14. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1939
15. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1940
16. Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates, Minutes, 1940

Box 2
Folder

1. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1940
2. New York State Republican Convention, Call to Meeting, Minutes and Roll, 1940
3. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1941-1942
4. New York State Republican Convention, Speeches, 1942
5. New York State Republican Convention, Minutes, 1942
6. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Minutes, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1943
7. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1944
8. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1945-1946
9. New York State Republican Convention, Speeches, 1946
10. New York State Republican Convention, Nominating Speeches, 1946
11. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1948-1949
12. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1950

Box 3
Folder

1. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1951
2. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1952
3. NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates, Agenda, 1952
4. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1952-1953
5. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1954
6. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1955
7. NYRSC, County Chairs Meeting, Remarks by Nelson Rockefeller and Richard Rosenbaum, 1972-1973
8. NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Housing Information, 1976
9. NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates, 1976
10. NYRSC, Delegation Votes for President, 1976
11. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1976
12. NYRSC, Nomination of Candidate for U.S. Senate, 1976
13. NYRSC, Annual Dinner and Meeting, 1976, 1980
14. NYRSC, Republican Electors, Nominations, 1976

Box 4
Folder

1. NYRSC, Republican and Conservative Party Electors, Correspondence, 1976
2. Republican National Committee, Executive Committee, 1976
3-5. NYRSC, Designating Committee, Minutes, 1978
6. NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes, 1979-1980
7. NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates, Minutes, 1980
8. NYRSC, Nomination of Candidate for U.S. Senate, 1980
9. NYRSC, Designating Committee, Minutes, 1980
10. Republican National Committee, Arrangements Committee, 1982, 1984, 1987-1988
11. Republican National Committee, Minutes and Speeches, 1994

Oversized Box 1

Bound Volume 1, NYRSC, Minutes, 1906-1920
Bound Volume 2, Republican State Convention, Minutes, 1918-1921
Bound Volume 3, Republican State Convention, Minutes, 1924-1928

Oversized Box 2

Bound Volume 1, Republican State Convention, Minutes, 1930, 1932
Bound Volume 2, Republican State Convention, Minutes, 1934
Bound Volume 3, Federation of Women's Republican Clubs of New York State, Inc., Minutes, 1958-1961

Shelved with Series 8: Reference Materials
Proceedings of the Republican National Convention, 1988 and 1992


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Series 2: Membership Lists, 1896-1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984
Sub-series 1: NYRSC, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1908, 1911-1912, 1938, 1952, 1954, 1976, 1978, 1980

Box 5
Folder

1. NYRSC and NYRSC Committee on Permanent Organization, Committee on Rules and Resolutions, and County Delegates and Alternates, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1908, 1911-1912, 1938
2. NYRSC, 1952
3. NYRSC County Chairs and Vice Chairs, 1954, 1976
4. NYRSC and Executive Committee, 1976, 1978, 1980


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Series 2: Membership Lists, 1896-1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984
Sub-series 2: Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1908, 1912, 1915-1918, 1922-1929, 1931, 1935-1949

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5. Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1908, 1912, 1915-1918, 1922-1928
6. Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1929, 1931, 1935-1942
7. Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1941-1944
8. Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1943-1947
9. Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1946-1949

Shelved with Series 8: Reference Materials
Republican Organization of the State of New York, 1908-1936


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Series 2: Membership Lists, 1896-1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984
Sub-series 3: Legislature of the State of New York, 1934-1945, 1954, 1959, 1963

Box 6
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1. The Legislature of the State of New York: Members, Officers and Standing Committees, 1934-1945, 1954, 1959, 1963


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Series 2: Membership Lists, 1896-1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984
Sub-series 4: Republican National Convention, 1896, 1900, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1976, 1984

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2. State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention, 1896, 1900, 1908, 1912
3. State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention, 1912, 1916, 1920
4. State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention, 1920, 1924
5. State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention, 1928, 1932

Box 7
Folder

1. State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention, 1936, 1940
2. State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention, 1944, 1948
3. State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1976
4. Temporary Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the Republican National Convention, 1984


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Series 2: Membership Lists, 1896-1965, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984
Sub-series 5: New York Republican State Convention, 1896-1912, 1927-1966

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Folder

5. Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention, 1921-1922, 1924, 1926-1928
6. Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938

Box 8
Folder

1. Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1954, 1958
2. Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention, 1962, 1966

Oversized Box 2

Bound Volume 4, Federation of Women's Republican Clubs of New York State, Inc., Meeting Attendees, 1965-1969


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Series 3: Ephemera, 1923, 1930-1942, 1944, circa 1960-1969, 1994
Sub-series 1: Dinner Programs, 1923, 1930-1942

Box 8 (Continued)
Folder

3. Republican Club Dinner, 15th Assembly District Program, 1923, 1930-1932
4. Republican Club Dinner, 15th Assembly District Program, 1934-1937
5. Republican Club Dinner, 15th Assembly District Program, 1938-1941
6. Republican Club Dinner, 15th Activities Digest, Report on 40th Annual Ball, 1942
7. Republican Association of Rural Counties, Seating Charts and Program, 1939-1940
8. Women's National Republican Club, 20th Annual Luncheon, Seating List and Program, 1941
9. Ivy Republican Club, Program, 1940


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Series 3: Ephemera, 1923, 1930-1942, 1944, circa 1960-1969, 1994
Sub-series 2: Political Literature, 1940-1941, 1944, circa 1960-1969, 1994

Box 8 (Continued)
Folder

10. Don't Say We Didn't Warn You, Committee for Republican Unity in New York, 1940 and A Biographical Sketch of Sidney Hillman, Henry J. Taylor, 1944
11. Rockefeller Talks with YOU, Phonographic Record, circa 1960-1969
12. Committee on Public Affairs, Monroe County, Newsletter, 1941
13. National Republican Convention, Political Button "Even More in 94", Form, 1994


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Series 4: Rule Books and Manuals, 1939-1948, 1953-1961, 1963, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1984

Box 9
Folder

1. Political Calendar for New York, 1939-1948, 1953-1961, 1963
2. Women's Division Campaign Handbook and Pamphlets, 1960
3. NYRSC, Rules, 1972, 1978, Republican National Convention, Rules, 1976 and 1984


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Series 5: Photographs and Biographical Information, 1919, 1966, 1970-1991

Box 9 (Continued)
Folder

4. Abraham Lincoln, Biographical Information, undated
5. NYRSC Members, Identified, Photographs, 1966, circa 1970-1989


6. NYRSC Members, Unidentified, Photographs, circa 1970-1989
7. Chief Justice of Appeals Candidates, Charles D. Breitel, Stanley Fuld, Sol Wachtler, Hugh R. Jones, Dominick L. Gabrielli, Photographs and Biographical Information, undated
8. Delegates and Alternate Delegates, Photographs and Biographical Information, 1972, 1976
9. Dole, Robert, Photograph and News Clippings, 1991 and George H. W. Bush, Photographs and Biographical Information, 1973 and Dwight D. Eisenhower, Photograph, circa 1958
10. Renovations of Republican Headquarters in New York, Contact Sheet and Negatives, 1991 and Charles A. Schillings House, Photograph, undated
11. Rockefeller, Nelson A., Photographs, 1971
12. State Conference in Syracuse, Contact Sheets, 1986
13. Unidentified Event, Photographs, circa 1976 Some identified individuals include: Senator Camerer
14. Unidentified Event, Photographs, undated
15. Wilson, Malcolm, Photographs and Biographical Information, 1971-1974

Oversized Box 3: Oversized Photographs

George H. W. Bush, Photograph, circa 1991
Richard Nixon at the United Nations, Photograph, undated
Henrietta Wells Livermore, Photograph, 1919


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Series 6: Speeches and Correspondence, 1918, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1968, 1970-1971, 1990, 1992, 2001

Box 10
Folder

1. NYRSC Web Site, Welcome Message, July 19, 2001
2. Platforms for the Democratic, Republican, and American Labor Parties, 1918, 1936, 1938 and 1940, Platforms for the Republican Party, 1942 and 1946
3. Rockefeller, Nelson, Message to the Legislature and Inaugural Address, 1968, 1970-1971
4. Speeches, "Republicans Can Win Statewide Races" by Robert McMillan, 1990 and "The Electoral College" by William circa Kimberling, 1992


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Series 7: Films, 1956-1976

Reels

"Campaign Literature," A Campaign School Program
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 11:15, circa 1956
Examples of direct mail and hand-out campaign literature for Republican candidates from the School for Politics of the Republican National Committee.

"Defenders of Our American Heritage: Political Party Volunteers," running time: 22:00 and "The Rockefeller Administration: A Record of Progress," running time: 12:50
Color, use copies available in VHS and DVD, total running time: 34:35, circa 1962
Narrated by Lowell Thomas; American Heritage Foundation

"Fundraising," A Campaign School Program
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 9:30, circa 1956

"Meet Barry Goldwater" / "Goldwater Speaks Out"
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 17:15, 1964

"New York State"
Color, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 5:20, circa 1975
11th Annual School of Politics in New York State; same woman as Van Houten (?) film; remarks to young people attending the School of Politics in New York State.

"Portrait of a Senator"
Fragile, sprocket holes in poor condition and is not reformatted at present time

"Reaching the Non-Republican Voter," A Campaign School Program
B & W, __ mm., use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 9:28, circa 1956

"Republican Basic Beliefs"
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 11:25, 1962

"The Rockefeller Administration: A Record of Progress"
B & W, 2 copies of original film, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 12:50, 1962
Narrated by L. Judson Morehouse, New York Republican State Committee Chair. Highlights business, transportation, education, youth programs, and housing during the first years of the Rockefeller administration.

"Rockefeller: The Man and His Record"
B & W, 8 copies of original film, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 14:35, circa 1962
Campaign film for Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Includes biographical sketch of Rockefeller and a review of his term in office. Paid for by the Citizens Committee for Rockefeller and Javitts.

"Setting a New Course: The First Year of the Nixon Administration"
Color, 16mm, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 38:30, 1970
Jonathan Donald Productions under the supervision of the Republican National Committee. Documents foreign adn domestic activities of President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1970.

"The Time is Now!"
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 22:30, circa 1966
Produced for the Republican National Finance Committee. Opens with audio only, no picture for just over a minute. Begins at Capitol in Washington, D.C. and includes footage of various members of Congress. Brief explanation of electoral process followed by further explanation of the two-party system and Republican platform. Featured Republicans include former President Dwight Eisenhower, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Senator Barry Goldwater, former Vice-President Richard Nixon, Rep. Gerald Ford, various Republican Senators and members of the House.

"Town Meeting with Governor Rockefeller"
Color, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 29:00, January 1969
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller at town meetings in Elmira and Binghamton, NY.

Unidentified/Van Houten
Color, sound is distorted, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 6:25, circa 1976
Chair of Women's Federation(?) of the Republican National Committee sending greetings to New York meeting.

"Rural Voters," A Campaign School Program
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 11:10, circa 1956
Produced by the Republican National Committee. James P. Bigley, chair of Wisconsin Republican Party, discusses mobilizing rural voters.

"A Time for Tribute"
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 18:10, circa 1962-1964
A tribute to former President Dwight Eisenhower written by James L. Shute and narrated by actor James Stewart. Stewart is featured with Eisenhower at the Eisenhower home in Gettysburg, PA. Includes a review of Eisenhower's early career, World War II, and his presidency.


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Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984
Sub-series 1: Legislative Manuals, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1967, 1969-1970, 1973-1975, 1977-1983


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Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984
Sub-series 2: The New York Red Book, 1948-1982


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Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984
Sub-series 3: Industrial Directory of New York, 1949


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Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984
Sub-series 4: Official Register of the United States, 1952-1953


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Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984
Sub-series 5: Congressional Directory, 1953-1954, 1958-1960, 1963-1965, 1968, 1970-1971, 1983-1984


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Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984
Sub-series 6: New York Constitution, 1942, 1952-1954, 1960


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