New York State Governor Malcolm Wilson Central Subject and Correspondence Files

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

The central subject and correspondence files of Governor Malcolm Wilson relate to issues such as the aftermath of the Watergate scandal; race relations; abortion legislation; drug addiction and prevention; capital punishment; the energy crisis; labor relations and strikes; conflict in the Middle East; and the return of American servicemen from Vietnam.
57 microfilm rolls (positive)
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Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Major subject areas covered by the correspondence files of Governor Malcolm Wilson, 1973-1974, include but are not limited to the following:

1. "Watergate" scandal aftermath: debate over whether to impeach President Nixon; Nixon's resignation and his pardon by President Ford; and Ford's selection of Governor Rockefeller as Vice President

2. social problems and issues: race relations and unrest, employment, affirmative action, and appeals to the State Human Rights Appeals Board; Education Commissioner Ewald Nyquist's plan to integrate schools through forced busing; Indian relations, especially the armed occupation of state land at Moss Lake by Mohawks claiming title to the land; debate over abortion legislation; drug addiction and prevention, treatment centers, and rehabilitation programs, including methadone maintenance; and debate over restoration of capital punishment

3. economic issues: the energy crisis and fuel conservation efforts, including gasoline rationing; debate over Sunday store closing legislation ("Blue Laws"); housing projects, rent control, low and middle income housing, landlord and tenant problems, and urban renewal; and labor strikes and strike threats (New York City police, state workers, truckers), unemployment, and other labor issues

4. international issues: Middle East tensions and terrorism surrounding the 1973 Yom Kippur War; and return of some prisoners of war from Vietnam and concern about remaining prisoners of war and missing in action

5. other issues: plans for observance of the American Bicentennial; and environmental pollution and recycling

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series 13681 Governor's Name Files, is a personal name index to governors' correspondence beginning in 1959 and contains copies of documents in this series.

Other finding aids

Series 13681, Governor's Name Files, is a personal name index to governors' correspondence beginning in 1959.

This accretion is indexed by Series B1855, Index to central subject files of Governor Wilson, 1973-1974.

Microfilm roll list is available at the repository.

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