Thomas Keefe, 1981-2002
- Keefe, Thomas
- This collection contains the papers of Thomas Keefe.
- 13 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Thomas Keefe, 1981-2002. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Thomas Keefe).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. Please contact an archivist for more information.
This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites.
Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.
The University Archives are eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.
- Scope and Content:
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 are files and memorabilia related to Keefe's 2002 campaign and eventual election. In addition, the collection contains organizational records related to the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club and other campaign and political event materials.
- Biographical / Historical:
Albany resident Thomas Keefe was a city court judge from 2002-2016, who previously served as an attorney in private practice before his election to the bench. 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.
- Acquisition information:
All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archivesin 2010.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2016 by unprocessed.