New York State Modern Political Archive

New York State Modern Political Archive

Elected officials, interest groups, and activists from New York State.
The New York State Modern Political Archive (NYSMPA) was established in 1982 to document the work of individuals and private interest groups concerned with New York State public policy issues in the 20th century. Originally named the Archives of Public Affairs and Policy, the NYSMPA collects, preserves, and facilitates access to primary sources pertaining to New York State public affairs and policy, and now includes the personal papers of members of the gubernatorial administrations of Nelson A. Rockefeller; papers of former New York Congressional members and elected officials who served in New York State Legislature; and the official records and papers of numerous private groups, professional associations, individuals, public-sector labor unions, community groups, and other organizations concerned with Empire State public-policy issues.
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Citizens Budget Commission Records, 1931-1999

Citizens Budget Commission, New York
12.92 cubic ft.
The Citizens Budget Commission contain information on the financial outlook of New York City from the 1930's to the 1990's.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap248
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Guy Gabrielson Papers, 1925-1967

Gabrielson, Guy George, 1891-1976
5.5 cubic ft.
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.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap128

League Of Women Voters of Albany County Records, 1938-2001

League of Women Voters of Albany County (Albany County, N.Y.)
31.47 cubic ft.
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.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap103

League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County Records, 1914-2008

The League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County (Rensselaer County, N.Y.)
9.03 cubic ft.
The League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County Records documents the political and social activities of the chapter since its founding in 1939.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap339

League of Women Voters of Saratoga County Records, 1965-2016

League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (Saratoga County, N.Y.)
5.59 cubic ft.
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that informs citizens about government, encourages their participation, and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. One of nearly 60 local leagues in New York State, 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 operation and activities of this local league from its founding through 2010.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap045

Libby Post Papers, 1978-2005

Post, Libby
4.18 cubic ft.
The Libby Post Papers contain political campaign documents, professional correspondences, news clippings, meeting minutes, agendas, document drafts, press releases, news letters, civil activism notes, and other materials that document her involvement securing various LGBT rights and with political organizations, as well as the general LGBT community in Albany, NY.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap091

New York State Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice Records, 1981-1983

New York (State). Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice
0.66 cubic ft.
The New York State Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice Records is composed of materials retained by Vincent O'Leary, a past president of the State University of New York at Albany and member of the commission. The collection provides insight into the inner workings and public exchanges of the commission members as they discussed and dealt with problems associated with the criminal justice system.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap090

Thomas E. Mulligan Papers, 1941-1973

Mulligan, Thomas E., 1918-1985
1 cubic ft.
The Thomas E. Mulligan Papers document Mulligan's life from 1941 to 1973 including his two unsucessful political campaigns, one for Mayor of Albany and the other for assemblyman.