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New York State Governor Proclamations

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:
Executive Chamber staff maintained these records as a central file of photocopies of gubernatorial proclamations. The original proclamations were filed with the Secretary of State in accordance with legislation of 1892 and 1951 requiring all documents issued under the great seal of New York State to be filed with the secretary. Usually ceremonial in nature, the proclamations recognize important events, issues, or personal achievements by proclaiming a day, week, or month in the subject's honor.
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Quantity:
25.45 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1955-1957, 1976-1994
Series Number:
13684

Arrangement

Chronological by year, then numeric by consecutively assigned proclamation number corresponding to date of issue.

13684-07: Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

Executive Chamber staff maintained these records as a central file of photocopies of gubernatorial proclamations. The original proclamations were filed with the Secretary of State in accordance with legislation of 1892 and 1951 requiring all documents issued under the great seal of New York State to be filed with the Secretary.

Usually ceremonial in nature, the proclamations recognize important events, issues, or personal achievements by proclaiming a day, week, or month in their honor. Occasionally, proclamations do serve a functional purpose such as calling for a general election to fill an assembly or senate seat vacated before expiration of the term.

Examples of the types of proclamations issued during Gov. Harriman's term (accretion 13684-07) are those recognizing: Hospital Week; Mental Health Week; Ukranian Day; Egg Month; March of Dimes Month; Red Cross Month; Greek Independence Day; West Point Day; and Food and Drug Law Week.

Examples of the types of proclamations issued during Gov. Carey's and Cuomo's terms are those recognizing: Fair Housing Month; Warsaw Ghetto Day; Food Week; Norwegian Constitution Day; Puerto Rican Women Week; Charles A. Lindbergh Day; Environmental Enhancement Week; Noise Abatement Week; Disaster Survival Day; Music Week; Handicapped Awareness Week; and Armed Forces Day.

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Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Published in Public Papers of the Governor.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1205 Index to Governor Carey's Proclamations, Press Releases, and Addresses, indexes this series alphabetically by subject and name

Series 13035 Proclamations by the Governor, contains the original proclamations filed with the Department of State.

Other finding aids

Container list is available at the repository.

Custodial History

13684-07: This accretion was transferred to Syracuse University by Governor Harriman in 1959. It was later transferred to the New York State Archives in June 2006 and accessioned in November 2007.

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