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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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: apap123

Committee For Progressive Legislation Records, 1950-1993

Committee For Progressive Legislation
1.2 cubic ft.
The Committee for Progressive Legislation records document the efforts of the group in bringing attention to issues important to many New Yorkers, especially abortion, family planning, welfare rights, and the attack on separation of church and state.
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: apap102

Helen Quirini Papers, 1898-2010

Quirini, Helen, 1920-2010
50.89 cubic ft.
This collection documents the life, work and activism of Helen Quirini of Schenectady, New York. The collection represents Quirini's numerous activities and interests including her early work owning a local market with her brother, her 39 year employment for General Electric, her activism in unions during her employment and retirement, as well as her charitable activities where she pursued civil, housing, pension, women's and senior citizen's rights.
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: apap027

M.C. Lawton Civic and Cultural Club Records, 1921-2004

M.C. Lawton Civic And Cultural Club
1.13 cubic ft.
The M.C. Lawton Civic and Cultural Club Records showcase the operations of the first black organization in Albany that was actively involved in community service and educational advancement, which was founded in 1919.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap174

National Organization for Women--Albany, N.Y. Chapter Records, 1971-2005

National Organization for Women--Albany (N.Y.) Chapter
5.0 cubic ft.
The National Organization for Women--Albany, N.Y. Chapter Records document the daily activities and special events involving the chapter as well as the chapter's interactions with the state and federal organizations.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap040

Versatile Club Records, 1937-2011

Versatile Club
0.50 cubic ft.
The Versatile Club Records document the day-to-day operations of the first 100 years of this community organization founded in 1910.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap137

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Of Albany, New York Records, 1863-1996

Young Women's Christian Association (Albany, N.Y.)
20.21 cubic ft.
The collection documents the history of the YWCA of Albany, which was founded in 1888 by a group of women led by Mrs. Acors Rathbun in order to provide housing and recreational activities for young women searching for work. Through the years, the organization expanded to include classes, childcare, athletics, essay contests, teen issue programs, and an annual awards dinner honoring women. Strengths include the extensive photographic material and meeting minutes from the board of trustees and directors. The collection is weakest at the beginning and end of the YWCA of Albany's existence.