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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Abbot Low Moffat Papers, 1929-1943

Moffat, Abbot Low,1901-1996
4.4 cubic ft.
New York Republican Politician and proponent of the NYS Thruway, Moffat served on the State Assembly 1929-1943, U.S. State Department South-East Asia Division, 1944-1947, and later as a U.S. diplomat in Greece, the United Kingdom, Burma, and Ghana.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap056

Albert J. Abrams Papers, 1961, 1964-1965, 1970-1976, 1980

Abrams, Albert J.
0.75 cubic ft.
Albert Jack Abrams was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on May 29, 1915. Abrams began his university studies at the University of Michigan in 1932, and he attended the National Institute for Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., in 1935. He received an A.B. from New York University in 1936, and he continued his studies at Columbia University (1940) and the Cornell School of Labor and Industrial Relations (1946). The records in this manuscript collection were originally arranged in a numerically classified subject file under the general subject of legislative administration.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap136

Alice P. Green Papers, 1960-2001

Green, Alice P., 1946-
1.89 cubic ft.
This collection contains records of the activities of Dr. Alice P. Green from her days as a student of criminal justice at the University at Albany, SUNY, through her career as founder and executive director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap092

Archibald C. Wemple Scrapbook, 1950-1951

Wemple, Archibald C.
0.33 cubic ft.
Archibald C. Wemple scrapbooked his winning campaign for the office of Mayor of Schenctady, NY.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap201

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: apap060

Conservative Party Of New York State Records, 1962-2004

Conservative Party Of New York State
40.5 cubic ft.
The Conservative Party Of New York State Records contain files kept for the chairmen of the New York State Conservative Party: Kiernen O’Doherty, 1962; J. Daniel Mahoney, 1962-86; and Serphin Maltese, 1986-88. The strength of the records is in its documentation of New York State politics and elections (including the State Legislature and other state offices), the Conservative Party’s political endorsements and candidates (including writer William F. Buckley, Jr., and Sen. James Buckley), and the political goals and ideological positions on contemporary issues.
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: apap080

Donald M. Blinken Papers, 1969-2003

Blinken, Donald M.
5.95 cubic ft.
Donald M. Blinken was chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York from 1978-1990. These records pertain to his tenure in that position.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap232

Earl W. Brydges Papers, Undated

Brydges, Earl William, 1905-1975
0.1 cubic ft.
The collection consists of photographs from Earl W. Brydges' service in the New York State Senate.