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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Associated Industries of New York State/Business Council of New York State Records, 1996 December 19 - 2017 March 27

Business Council Of New York State
10.02 cubic ft.
The Associated Industries of New York State/ Business Council of New York State Records contains documents which were created during the group's 66 years of business. Among the contents are files on the group's former directors, correspondence and legal council records. The records of the association also contain some publications from other sources.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap231

Daniel Evan Button Papers, 1962-1971

Button, Daniel E. (Daniel Evan), 1917-2009
42.2 cubic ft.
The Daniel Evan Button Papers contain Button’s records of his terms as a U.S. Representative of the 29th Congressional district of New York.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap229

Frederic S. Berman Papers, 1962-1975

Berman, Frederic S.
2.0 cubic ft.
The Frederic S. Berman Papers predominantly document his service in the New York State Senate through correspondence, newsclippings, bills, research material and campaign literature. In addition, there are files pertaining to his post-Senatorial career as the Commissioner of the New York City Rent and Housing Department and as a New York City Criminal Court Judge.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap241

James Joseph Delaney Papers, 1950-1978

Delaney, James Joseph, 1901-1987.
11.65 cubic ft.
The James Joseph Delaney Papers, 1950-1978, document Delaney’s extensive tenure in Congress. Elected in November 1948, Delaney remained in Congress until his retirement in December 1978. Delaney served as Congressman from Queens, New York and his three decades in Washington are distinguished by consecutive elections to chairman of the House Rules Committee and the addition of the 1958 Delaney Clause to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap111

New York Statewide Senior Action Council Records, 1974-2001

New York Statewide Senior Action Council
14.05 cubic ft.
The New York StateWide Senior Action Council records document the issues faced by senior citizens in New York State over the course of almost three decades. The bulk of the records consist of subject files in the areas of health care, Medicare, and social security issues. In addition to topical material, these records document the fundraising activities of the organization and its various sub-groups. Notably included are publications issued by the organization, including the Sentinel newsletter (1992-1996) and the Senior Action newspaper (1977-1991). The bulk of the material, found in the subject files, is useful for documenting issues about which NYSSAC was active. NYSSAC's work with New York state legislators, as well as government and private agencies in advocating for seniors and social justice issues, and their outreach efforts in education and advocacy, are well documented throughout the collection. Records of the activities of Executive Directors Michael Burgess and Bonnie Ray are the most prominent in the collection.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap327

North Country James Bay Group Records, 1966-1998

North Country James Bay Group
1.2 cubic ft.
The North Country James Bay Group records document efforts of this upstate New York environmental organization to stop Hydro-Québec’s Great Whale (Grande Baleine) River/James Bay II development efforts in the early 1990s.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap084

Perry B. Duryea Jr. Papers, 1961-1972

Duryea, Perry B., Jr. (Perry Belmont), 1921-
.2 cubic ft.
The Perry B Dunyea, Jr. papers is a collection documenting Dunyea's years as Republican Majority Leader of the State Assembly. This collection includes news clippings, a weekly column published about significant issues, Dunyea press releases, and other publicity materials released by his staff. This collection does not include any of his personal papers. The collection appears to be composed of material assembled for research about Duryea around 1972.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap217
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Ronald B. Stafford Papers, 1956-2002

Stafford, Ronald B.
86.56 cubic ft.
The Ronald B. Stafford Papers document Stafford's service as a New York State Senator representing the 45th District.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap333

Sigma Pi Phi, Beta Psi Boulé Records, 1983-2019

Sigma Pi Phi, Beta Psi Boulé
10.76 cubic ft.
The Sigma Pi Phi, Beta Psi Boulé Records document the history and day-to-day operations of the Beta Psi Boulé. A professional fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi was founded on May 15, 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its members are distinguished African American men with college and graduate degrees. Beta Psi is the fraternity’s 69th Boulé founded on May 5, 1984 in the Capital District of New York.