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: apap283

Joseph Zaretski Papers, 1966-1970

Zaretzki, Joseph, 1900-1981
60.8 cubic ft.
Joseph Zaretzki was born in New York City on March 9, 1900. Zaretzki served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a lawyer. Zaretzki was a member of the New York State Senate from 1948 through 1974 (23rd District 1948-1965, 32nd District 1966, 28th District 1967-1974) and was Senate Majority Leader in the 1960s. He was a member of the NAACP, American Legion, Freemasons, and Elks. Zaretzki died on December 20, 1981, with an extensive obituary for him on December 21, 1981, in the New York Times.
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.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap094

Women's Press Club of New York State Inc. Records, 1984-1989

Women's Press Club Of New York State Inc.
0.17 cubic ft.
The Women's Press Club of New York State, INC. Records consist of a collection of publicity materials for the organization dated from 1984 through 1989.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap292

Women's Building Collection, 1954-2000, bulk 1973-1998

Women's Building (Albany, N.Y.)
20.3 cubic ft.
The Women’s Building collection records the formation and day-to-day administrative and programming activities of the Women’s Building and its predecessor, the Tri-City Women’s Center. The organization provided a safe space for community groups to meet and organize, and informational and educational programming to support the women of the Capital District. Inspired by a feminist perspective and driven by a commitment to social justice, the Women’s Building provided physical meeting and office space to local organizations and programming and informational services on financial planning, legal issues, parenthood, childbirth, and women’s health. The collection includes administrative records and programming material from the organization’s inception in the early 1970s until 2000.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap294

John Wolcott Papers, 1954-1992

Wolcott, John R.
0.7 cubic ft.
The John Wolcott Papers document the revival of the historic Pinxter Festival in Albany, New York between 1972-1992.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap100

Lawrence S. Wittner Papers, 1977-2007

Wittner, Lawrence S.
3.16 cubic ft.
The Lawrence S. Wittner Papers document Dr. Wittner's activism in politics and his work with the Albany Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the United University Professions Solidarity Committee, and various other organizations in the Capital Region.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap095

George Wise Papers, circa 1989

Wise, George
.17 cubic ft.
George Wise Papers document history about General Electric founded in Schenectady, New York
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap175

Malcolm Wilson Papers, 1971-1974

Wilson, Malcolm, 1914-2000
0.4 cubic ft.
This collection contains papers related to Malcolm Wilson and political career as governor of New York. Included are news articles, press conferences and other materials relating to his political career during the years 1971-1974.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap282

Kenneth L. Wilson Papers, 1953-1968

Wilson, Kenneth L., 1908-1971
11 cubic ft.
Kenneth L. Wilson of Woodstock, NY was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly from 1953 through 1968 (Ulster County 1953-1965, 109th District 1966, 99th District 1967-1968). Wilson was also an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1960.