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New York State Education Department Division of Archives and History Historic Sites Bronze Marker File

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:
These files document the placement, with State financial aid, of hundreds of bronze tablets commemorating sites of historical significance in the colonial, revolutionary, or state formative periods. The files include financial application, historical importance of site, structure, person, or event commemorated and citation of sources for this information; description and sketch or plan of marker; text of inscription; and location of marker. The series does not contain information on the thousands of iron roadside markers erected under the same legislative appropriation.
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Quantity:
3 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1926-1942
Series Number:
11890

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by number assigned in order by date of inquiry or application. Beginning in 1930, most files are labelled with the name, location, and date of marker.

Administrative History

These markers were partially financed under annual appropriations of the state legislature beginning in 1926 as part of the official celebration of the 150th anniversary of the American Revolution.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains files documenting the placement, with State financial aid, of hundreds of bronze tablets commemorating sites of historical significance in the colonial, revolutionary, or state formative periods. The series does not contain information on the thousands of iron roadside markers erected under the same legislative appropriation.

The file for each marker contains an application for financial reimbursement giving the following information: name, address, and organization of applicant; amount of aid sought; historical importance of site, structure, person, or event commemorated and citation of sources for this information; description and sketch or plan of marker; text of inscription; and location of marker; ownership of marker site; cost of marker and non-State funding sources; date of dedication; and endowments by local citizens or organizations.

Files also contain all or some of the following documents: correspondence concerning approval of inscriptions, conduct of dedication exercises, and State reimbursement of expenses; dedication literature or programs; photographs of markers; and copies of vouchers or receipts for expenses.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 22354 Knox Trail Historic Marker Files, documents historic markers that were created to commemorate the route that General Henry Knox used to conduct an artillery train and supplies from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston in the winter of 1775-1776, during the Revolutionary War

Series 22353 Historic Area/Site Marker Files, contains area and site-specific markers erected along New York State roadways to commemorate events, persons, and places of historic interest.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: 11890-77
1926-1929 File Nos. 1-123 1
1929-1935 File Nos. 124-236 2
1935-1942 File Nos. 237-314 3