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New York State Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks Subject, Correspondence, and Meeting Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains mainly correspondence, reports, studies, and project proposals involving the temporary commission. The studies and recommendations of the commission led directly to the creation of the Adirondack Park Agency in 1971. Topics that appear repeatedly in recommendations, proposals, and letters of concern are public and private land; wildlife; water resources, quality and pollution; snowmobiles; hunting; the Gooley Dam; airplanes; scenic easements; logging; zoning; and recreation.
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Quantity:
8 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1967-1971
Series Number:
10984

Arrangement

Roughly alphabetical by subject.

Administrative History

The Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks was appointed by Governor Rockefeller in 1968 to investigate issues that would impact on Adirondack Park use, including private and public lands; wildlife; forest; minerals, water and air; transportation and the economy; recreation; and local government.

The mandate of the commission was to make recommendations that would insure development was consistent with the long-range well-being of the park area as an integrated entity. The studies and recommendations of the commission led directly to the creation of the Adirondack Park Agency (Laws of 1971, Chapter 706).

Scope and Content Note

This series contains mainly correspondence, reports, studies, and project proposals involving the commission. The majority of the correspondence is either to or from the commission's executive secretary, Harold Jerry, Jr.; involves letters of support or concern, requests for reports, personnel issues, and letters to Governor Nelson Rockefeller; or accompanies recommendations, reports, meeting agendas, forms, maps, and newspaper clippings. Significant topics that appear repeatedly in recommendations, proposals, and letters of concern are public and private land, wildlife, water resources, quality and pollution, snowmobiles, hunting, the Gooley Dam, airplanes, scenic easements, logging, zoning, boating, camping, and fishing.

The commission reports and studies range from preliminaries and first drafts to revisions and final products with many pertaining to transportation, recreation, economics, research, and sign control while others are technical, field and consultant reports. Other records include travel vouchers, resumes, budget lists, financial statements, contracts, and Department of the Interior news releases. In addition, there is significant information pertaining to the New York Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1971, the Cornell Conference, and the State Conservation Council's Legislative Report.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Partially restricted to protect personal privacy. Resumes and social security numbers are found throughout the series.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 18880 Administrative Files on Establishment and Early Planning of the Adirondack Park Agency, documents some work of the Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks

Series B1830 Harold A. Jerry, Jr. Professional Papers, contains personal copies of records compiled during Jerry's service on the commission

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 10984-98
1970 Correspondence 1 1
1969 January-April Correspondence 1 2
1967-1970 Correspondence 1 3
Biographies: Advisory Group 1 4
1971 "A" Correspondence Commission Advisors 1 5
1969-1971 "A" Correspondence Commission Advisors 1 6
1968-1969 Organization of Advisors 1 7
1971 ASC Correspondence 1 8
1969 May-December ASC Correspondence 1 9
1968 September-November ASC Correspondence 1 10
Appalachian Trail 1 11
1966-1971 "B" Correspondence 1 12
1966-1971 "C" Correspondence 1 13
Anderson, Robert M., Consultant 1 14
Bowmar, Robert H., Consultant 1 15
Contract #10 Budin 1 16
Contract #2a Clarke 1 17
Contract #8 Creighton-Hamburg, Inc 1 18
Contract #9 Fairbanks 1 19
Contract #2b Hatch 1 20
Contract #3 Horn 1 21
Krasnowiecki, Jan, Consultant 1 22
Contract # C42140 Johnson, Hehr, and Nehin 1 23
Risse, E.M., Consultant 1 24
Correspondence - Semerad 1 25
Contract #1, Semerad 1 26
Contract #11, Shanklin 1 27
Van Over, Raymond, Consultant 1 28
Contracts 2 1
Data Re Contracts 2 2
Cornell Univ. 2 3
"D" Correspondence 2 4
"E" Correspondence 2 5
"F" Correspondence 2 6
"G" Correspondence 2 7
"H" Correspondence 2 8
"I" Correspondence 2 9
Reports – Original Interim 2 10
Interim Report 2 11
"J" Correspondence 2 12
"K" Correspondence 2 13
"L" Correspondence 2 14
Lake Placid Meeting 2 15
"M" Correspondence 2 16
Mailings to Commission Members Folder 1 2 17
Mailings to Commission Members Folder 2 2 18
Mailings to Commission Members Folder 3 2 19
Meeting Notices 3 1
1969 January 31-February 1 Meeting Notices 3 2
1968 December 27 Meeting Notices 3 3
1968 November 14 Meeting Notices 3 4
1968 September 24 Meeting Notices 3 5
Mapping 3 6
1970 October 28 Meeting Notices 3 7
1970 October 6 Meeting Notices 3 8
1970 September 30 Meeting Notices 3 9
1970 September 17 Meeting Notices 3 10
1970 September 4 Meeting Notices 3 11
1970 August 13-16 Meeting Notices 3 12
1970 May 27-28 Meeting Notices 3 13
1970 May 5-6 Meeting Notices 3 14
1970 April 3-4 Meeting Notices 3 15
1970 March 6-7 Meeting Notices 3 16
1970 February 17 Meeting Notices 3 17
1970 January 28 Meeting Notices 3 18
1970 February 4 Meeting Notices 3 19
1969 December 16 Meeting Notices 3 20
1969 November 20 Meeting Notices 3 21
1969 October 24-26 Meeting Notices 3 22
1969 September 9-11 Meeting Notices 3 23
1969 August 22-24 Meeting Notices 3 24
1969 July 8-10 Meeting Notices 3 25
1969 June 5 Meeting Notices 3 26
1969 May 16-18 Meeting Notices 3 27
1969 April 24 Meeting Notices 3 28
1969 March 20 Meeting Notices 3 29
1969 March 4 Meeting Notices 3 30
1971 February 2 Meeting Notices 3 31
1970 December 2 Meeting Notices 3 32
1970 November 18 Meeting Notices 3 33
1970 November 12 Meeting Notices 3 34
1970 June 10 Meeting Notices 3 35
1970 May 13 Meeting Notices 3 36
1970 April 30 Meeting Notices 3 37
1970 March 6-7 Meeting Notices 3 38
1970 February 17 Meeting Notices 3 39
1970 January 29 Meeting Notices 3 40
1969 October 16 Article 14 Seminar 3 41
1970 November 5 Meeting Notices 3 42
1969 October 16 O'Neil Flow Headquarters 3 43
Meetings…A/P, O’Brien, Wickwire 3 44
"N" Correspondence 3 45
"P" Correspondence 3 46
Paine, P.S. 3 47
Planning in Cons. Dept. 3 48
1970 February 18 Saranac Lake - Public Hearing 3 49
1970 January 22 New York City 3 50
1969 December 10 Rochester 3 51
1969 December 11 Utica 3 52
1969 July 8, August 22 Old Forge, Lake George 3 53
ASC - Mailing List 3 54
Requests for Notice of Hearings 3 55
Stenographic Services 3 56
"Q" Correspondence 4 1
Re Correspondence etc 4 2
"R" Correspondence 4 3
Recommendations 4 4
Requests for Final Report 4 5
Correspondence/Data 4 6
Main Report, Tentative Outline 4 7
Index of Technical Reports 4 8
Draft Replies for Nar. Sig. 4 9
HAJ Replies to Letters Addressed to the Governor 4 10
HAJ Replies to Letters Addressed to the Governor 4 11
"S" Correspondence 4 12
"T" Correspondence 4 13
Interior, Dept of US 4 14
"V" Correspondence 4 15
"W" Correspondence 4 16
ASC Files March to 3/31/74 5 1
Budget, Div. of 5 2
1970-1971 Budget - ASC Financial Statements 5 3
1969-1970 Budget - ASC Financial Statements 5 4
Charles Potter 5 5
Clarence Petty 5 6
Arthur M. Crocker 5 7
Erie-Niagara-Resources 5 8
41 State Street Corp 5 9
Lease 5 10
Hochschild, H.K. 5 11
Environmental Management And Natural Resources, JLC on 5 12
1968 Metropolitan and Regional Areas Study, JLC (1968 Clipping) 5 13
1971 Mailings 5 14
NY State Forest Practice Board 5 15
OLG 5 16
New Personnel Descriptions 5 17
Temporary Personnel 5 18
Separation of Appointment Reports (Personnel) 5 19
Personnel 5 20
Presentations 5 21
Printing 5 22
Report #3 Timb. Res. 5 23
Opposition Letters 5 24
Federal Planning Funds 5 25
1971 February 11 Requests Received 6 1
Correspondence 6 2
Clippings 6 3
Correspondence 6 4
Data 6 5
Budget Data 6 6
Prospectus 6 7
Certificates of Approval 6 8
1967 Conservation Council - Proposed Legislation 6 9
Constitutional Convention Report 6 10
Field Inspections, Original Copies of Reports 7
Original Copies of Reports 8