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New York (State). Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Division of Law Enforcement. 1980 Winter Olympics security 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:
Series consists of records related to security operations of the 1980 Winter Olympics, which were held at Lake Placid, New York. The records include reports, manuals, maps of the area, security plans, budget files, emergency disaster plans, search and rescue procedures, communications plans, personnel assignments and slides used in security briefings.
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Quantity:
3 cu. ft. of textual records; 23 black and white photographs; 135 color, 35mm slides; 2 maps
Inclusive Dates:
1974-1980
Series Number:
15122
Sponsor:
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arrangement

Series has been arranged into three sub-series: Division of Law Enforcement Security files, Security Manuals, and Slides and Photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of records related to security operations of the 1980 Winter Olympics, which were held at Lake Placid, New York. The Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) worked in conjunction with the New York State Police to provide security. The records include reports, manuals, maps of the area, security plans, budget files, emergency disaster plans, search and rescue procedures, communications plans, personnel assignments and slides used in security briefings. The majority of the records were used and/or accumulated by Division of Law Enforcement Assistant Director George G. Firth.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Duplicates are available for all slides, except slide no. 135.

Processing Information

This collection's description was enhanced as a part of the New York State Archives Environmental History Virtual Research Collection Project, 2004. File titles have been transcribed directly from original folders. The National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for this project.

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Detailed Description

Subseries 1: Division of Law Enforcement Security files

Dates:
1976-1980
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. of textual records

Scope and Content Note:

The Division of Law Enforcement Security files sub-series consists of records related to officer post assignments and schedules; security training documents; venue/post reports; personnel records; shift critiques; financial and budget related records; equipment records; records related to cooperative arrangement with New York State Police; newspaper clippings; and published items related to the 1980 Winter Olympics.

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
1980 Final Report of the Security of the 1980 Winter Olympics (2 copies) and officer assignments 1 1
1979 Assistant Director George G. Firth memos, and one volume of "The Conservationist" (Olympic edition), Nov. 1979 1 2
1980 Whiteface Mountain and Mt. Van Hoevenberg Mountain post assignments 1 3
1979-1980 Post assignment and schedules 1 4
1979 Hostage situation management - forms and information from a manual 1 5
1980 Pre-game venue maps and training and competition schedule 2
1978 1st draft plan - Div. of State Police for Providing Security 2
1979-1980 Vouchers related to Olympics 2
1980 Command post attendance report (venue) 2
1980 Venue commanders reports - Mt. Van Hoevenberg and WhitefaceMountain 2
1980 Venue commanders reports - MCCC 2
1980 Venue commanders reports - K-9 2
1980 Venue commanders reports - Mt. Van Hoevenberg 2
1980 Venue commanders reports - Whiteface Mountain 2
1979 Olympic Security - Memorandum of understanding - drafts andcorrespondence 2
1976-1980 Olympic Security - planning correspondence and reports 2
1980 Olympics - post event correspondence 2
1979-1980 Olympics - miscellaneous, general correspondence 2
1980 Olympics - newspaper clippings 3 1
1978-1980 Olympics - budget related correspondence, memos and financial records 3 2
1977-1980 Olympics - budget reports and correspondence 3 3
1977-1980 Olympics - budget records of expected expenditures 3 4
1977 Olympics - budget 3 5
1979 Olympics - Emergency Disaster - Search and Rescue Cooperative Agreement 3 6
1979-1980 Olympics - equipment related correspondence and lists 3 7
1979 Olympics - Memorandum of Understanding 3 8
1979 Olympics - Peripheral Olympic Area Security Plan (POASP) reports and correspondence 3 9
1979 Olympics - Peripheral Olympic Area Security Plan (POASP) reports and correspondence 3 10
1979-1980 Olympics - personnel correspondence and assignments 3 11
1979 Olympics - pre-games personnel records 3 12
1979-1980 Olympics - personnel radio equipment records 4 1
1980 Olympics - personnel time records 4 2
1980 Olympics - personnel transportation records 4 4
1980 Olympics - venue shifts critique - K-9 4 5
1980 Olympics - venue shifts critique - Mt Van Hoevenberg 4 6
1980 Olympics - venue shifts critique - Whiteface Mountain 4 7
1980 Olympics - venue shifts critique - MCCC 4 8
1977-1980 Olympic venue sites - posts, assignments and supervisors 4 9
1980s Published items related to 1980 Olympic Winter Games 4 10
1980 Olympics - personnel time records 4 3

Subseries 2: Security Manuals

Dates:
1979-1980
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. of textual records

Scope and Content Note:

The Security Manuals sub-series consists of manuals used for training of DEC officers in preparation for their role in the 1980 Winter Olympics and for coordinating security operations at Olympic venues. These include security operations manuals; manuals for Olympians; venue security plans; and disaster operations manuals.

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
1979 Olympic Venue Security Plan manual - draft 6
1979 Olympic Venue Security Plan manual - draft 6
1979 Olympic Venue Security Plan manual - draft 6
1979 Olympic Instruction Training Course - Olympic Security Planning Detail manual 5 1
1980 Security Operations Manual, Whiteface Mountain 5 2
1980 Security Operations Manual, Mt. Van Hoevenberg 5 3
1980 Security Operations Manual, VIP/Special Guest 5 4
1980 New York State Police "Disasters Operation Manual" andadditions 5 5
1980 New York State Police "Disasters Operation Manual" (2ndcopy) 5 6
1980 "XIII Olympic Winter Games Participant Manual," Part 1 5 7
1980 "XIII Olympic Winter Games Participant Manual," Part 2 5 8

Subseries 3: Briefing slides and DEC photographs

Dates:
1974-1980
Physical Description:
135 35mm color slides; 23 black and white photographs

Scope and Content Note:

The briefing slides and DEC photographs sub-series consists of approximately 135 color slides of venue sites, DEC officers, aerial views of Olympic site, buildings around Olympic site, interior checkpoints, and Lake Placid streets. Sub-series also contains 23 black and white photographs of injured DEC officers and a pick-up truck with numerous bullet holes in it. These photographs (created ca. 1974) appear to be unrelated to Olympic security events. Duplicates are available for all slides, except slide no. 135.

  

Dates Contents Box
1979-1980 135 Briefing slides 7
1979-1980 134 Briefing slides (duplicates) - no. 135 is missing 7
1974 23 Incident photos (not related to the Olympics) 7