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New York State Modern Political Archive
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Schoharie Land Trust Records, 1980-2001

Collection description

Summary

Creator:
Schoharie Land Trust
Abstract:
Founded in 1990 to to promote the preservation of agricultural, scenic, forest, natural, recreational, and open space land in Schoharie County,
Extent:
3 cubic ft. and 26 Digital Files
Language:
English and English
Preferred citation:
Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Schoharie Land Trust Records, 1980-2001. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Schoharie Land Trust Records).

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Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Terms Of Use:

This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites.

Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder.

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.

The University Archives are eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Schoharie Land Trust Records contain meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, financial statements, by-laws, policies, reports, and membership records. The bulk of these records date from 1990 to 2001, and there are a few articles and publications dating back to the 1980's. The Records contain a strong collection of minutes from the original Steering Committee and the later Board of Directors and Acquisition Committee. Electronic versions of Steering Committee and Finance Committee minutes for the period 1990-1992 are available in electronic form.

Its efforts to preserve specific properties are documented in the Property Files series with maps, checklists, photographs, correspondence, and official deeds and easements. These files are erratic, with a great deal of information about a few properties and very little about many others. The best documented are the Paulson and the Schoharie Creek properties.

Biographical / Historical:

The Schoharie Land Trust (SLT) was organized on June 25, 1990 by co-chairmen Bob Smith and Karl Westphal, as well as Kenneth Hotopp, Mary O'Donnell and other residents of Schoharie County. It became fully incorporated in 1991, with established by-laws and policies. Its purpose is to promote the preservation of agricultural, scenic, forest, natural, recreational, and open space land. Working with funds from donations and grants, the SLT seeks to acquire and manage property and conservation easements. It also seeks to increase the community appreciation of agricultural lands and rural communities. The SLT obtained non-profit status in 1992, and gained its first easement, the O'Donnell property, in 1995. SLT is based in Cobleskill, NY, and holds its meetings in the Cobleskill Public Library. It is a member of the American Farmland Trust and the Land Trust Alliance and has adopted the Alliance's 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices.

Additional information about the history of the organization is available in Series 1 Box 1 Folder 31 "Official History."

Acquisition information:

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Schoharie Land Trus2003 June

Arrangement:

The collection is organized into 3 file series.

Processing information:

Processed in 2006 by Joshua Hauck-Whealton and Kayla Misner.

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Restrictions:
Access to this record group is unrestricted.
Terms of Access:
This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites., Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder., The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks., and The University Archives are eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.
Preferred citation:
Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Schoharie Land Trust Records, 1980-2001. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Schoharie Land Trust Records).