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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: Legislation 1961-1968

Series 2: Clippings 1964, 1967-1968, Undated

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HENRY CURRAN PAPERS, (APAP-237), 1961-1968




Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Curran Papers
Date: 1961-1968
Physical Characteristics: 1.8 cubic ft.
Abstract: The Henry Curran Papers contain materials from Curran's decade of service in the New York State Senate from 1961-1968. The collection includes committee work, sponsored legislation, correspondence, reports, and news clippings from his tenure.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Henry Curran was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania in 1918 and graduated from Pace College. He served as an officer on the European front during World War II and during the Korean War. He married Rita Rothmann and together they had three sons and one daughter in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

A Republican, Curran began his political career as a deputy sheriff and was elected town clerk of Oyster Bay in 1953. Seven years later voters elected him to the New York State Senate representing the Third District, which covers part of Nassau County. During his tenure in the State Senate, he was chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee to Revise Banking Law and a member of the Joint Legislative Committee on Election Law, the committee on Matrimonial and Family Laws, the committee on Penal Institutions, as well as a member of the Education, Finance, Mental Hygiene, Roads and Public Works, Taxation, and Towns and Counties committees. Curran left the State Senate and Governor Nelson Rockefeller appointed him chair the New York State Harness Racing Commission in 1969. He held that post until 1975.

In addition to his public service, Curran was a partner in Curran, Cooney, Penny Agency, Inc., a general insurance firm in Garden City, Long Island. He also was a trustee of the Emigrant Savings Bank.

Curran died in North Shore University Hospital in Glen Cove, NY on March 13th, 1993.

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Scope and Content Information

The Henry Curran Papers consist of a mixture of sponsored legislation files and news clippings from Curran's tenure in the New York State Senate (1961-1968). The former contains draft or final copies of the bill, fact sheets, and memos. The clips are predominantly about Curran, his career or banking law. The Curran Papers also include two reports from the Joint Legislative Committee to Revise Banking Law from 1967 and 1968 as well as supplementary material related to that committee's work.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Legislation, 1961-1968
Series 2 - Newspaper Clippings, 1964, 1967-1968

Series 1 and 2 are both arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Curran, Henry

Corporate Bodies

New York (State). Legislature. Senate
New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Committee on Education
New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Committee on Finance

Subjects

New York (State). Banking law
Politicians--New York (State)

Places

Nassau County (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Politics and government

Genres and Forms

Bills (legislative records)
Clippings
Congressional committee reports
Correspondence
Legislative records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Henry Curran Papers, 1961-1968. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Curran Papers).

Acquisition Information

Henry Curran initially donated his papers to Syracuse University in the late 1960s. In 2006, the papers were transferred to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Michael Paulmeno
Date: © 2011 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container List

Series 1: Legislation, 1961-1968 1 cubic foot
Arranged chronologically.
This series consists of legislation that Curran sponsored. Most of the files include draft or final copies of the bill, fact sheets, and memos. These memos are addressed to various parties, such as other legislators. A few press releases are included as well as the Joint Committee to Revise Banking Law reports from 1967 and 1968 and related supplementary materials. This supplemental material consists largely of committee testimony.
Box Folder
1 1 Legislation, 1961
2-3 Legislative record, 1962
4-5 Legislation, 1962
6-8 Legislation, 1963
9-11 Legislative record, 1964
12-13 Legislation, 1965
14-15 Supplemental materials, Joint Legislative Committee to Revise Banking Laws, 1966-1967
16-17 Final Report, Joint Legislative Committee to Revise Banking Laws (1 and 2 of 3), 1967
Box Folder
2 1 Final Report, Joint Legislative Committee to Revise Banking Laws (3 of 3), 1967
2 Final Report, Joint Legislative Committee to Revise the Banking Law, 1968
Series 2: Clippings, 1964, 1967-1968, Undated .8 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series is composed entirely of newspaper articles likely sent to Curran or his staff from a news clipping service. Most of the clippings are related to banking law or Curran’s career. There are a few related to adoption. Please note the clippings for the year 1964 cover a variety of topics ranging from obscenity and moral issues to general news.
Box Folder
2 3 Adoption, 1964
4-7 General newsclippings, 1964
8 Newsclippings, August 1967
9 Newsclippings, September 1967
Box Folder
3 1 Newsclippings, October 1967
2 Newsclippings, November 1967
3 Newsclippings, November 1967-December 1967
4-5 Career, 1967-1968
6 Newsclippings, January 1968
7 Newsclippings, February 1968-March 1968
8 Newsclippings, March 1968
9 Newsclippings, April 1968
10 Newsclippings, Undated

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