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New York State Moreland Act Commission on the Urban Development Corporation and Other State Financing Agencies Research, Hearing, Report, and Investigation 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:
The series consists primarily of the commission's project, research, report, hearing, and financial investigation files related to the commission's investigation into the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and other public benefit corporations engaged in financing construction or the management of housing and related commercial, industrial and/or public facilities. Subjects of inquiry include, but are not limited to, the development projects for Roosevelt Island and the Edwards Department Store.
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52 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1975-1976
Series Number:
11449

Arrangement

Arranged roughly by record type.

Administrative History

On February 5, 1975 Governor Hugh Carey invoked Section 6 of the Executive Law and by Executive Order #3 appointed Orville H. Schell as commissioner to investigate the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and other public benefit corporations that financed housing.

Specifically, the commission was authorized to study, examine, investigate, and review, and to make recommendations with respect to management and affairs of the UDC and any other public benefit corporation, agency, or authority engaged in financing construction or the management of housing and related commercial, industrial and/or public facilities.

With the appointment of John G. Heimann and Mendes Hershman as commissioners, Schell was designated chairman of the commission.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists primarily of the commission's project, research, report, hearing, and financial investigation files. Subjects of inquiry include, but are not limited to, the development projects for Roosevelt Island and the Edwards Department Store.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

All investigative materials in Moreland Act commission records are indefinitely restricted pursuant to Executive Law sect. 6 and 63.8 and Civil Rights Law sect. 73.8. Requests for access to such materials are referred to the Governor's Office.

Restricted: All or part of the materials in boxes 1-34, 36-38 are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Civil Rights Law sect. 73.8.

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