The Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York Records, 1892-2014
- Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York
- This collection contains materials about The Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York, especially its celebrated annual dinner held since 1900.
- 10.41 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, The Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York Records, 1892-2014. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the The Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York Records).
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- Scope and Content:
The collection includes administrative and financial records, correspondence, photographs, slides, and member files from The Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York (LCA). The majority of the collection, however, consists of materials from the LCA's annual dinner and show, including invitations, tickets, seating charts, programs, scripts, video, audio, film, and songs.
Please note that not all dates are inclusive.
- Biographical / Historical:
The Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York (LCA), which began in 1890, is composed of journalists covering the State Capitol in Albany. It is said to be one of the oldest organizations of newspapermen in the country. It was not until 1965 that women were permitted to join the LCA, although they were correspondents at the capital at the time. This Collection reflects the organization as a whole rather than specific reporters, with the exception of those referenced in the subject files.
The LCA holds a dinner and satirical show each year, since the inaugural one given for Governor Theodore Roosevelt in 1900, poking fun at New York politics and politicians. The program has grown from the simple beginnings of dinner and hijinks to the elaborate show put on for several hundred state politicians and guests that we have today. The proceeds from the show go to help local charities throughout New York State.
- Acquisition information:
Current and former members of The Legislative Correspondents Association of New York State Susan Arbetter, Kyle Hughes, and Ron Kermani donated the materials in this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives in 2015-2016.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2018 by Melissa McHugh.