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New York State Office of General Services Office of South Mall Construction Chronological Correspondence 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:
This series consists of carbon copies of outgoing correspondence pertaining to virtually all aspects of the South Mall (Empire State Plaza) construction project. The series also contains chronological log sheets (1971-1980 only), which were used to track incoming and outgoing correspondence. Subjects of correspondence include contract agreements and amendments, contract adjustment claims filed by contractors, specifications, cost estimates, personnel assignments, contract vouchers, and payments to contractors.
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Quantity:
8 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1963-1980
Series Number:
16208

Arrangement

Correspondence and daily correspondence log sheets are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of "Reading Files," which are carbon copies of outgoing correspondence pertaining to virtually all aspects of the South Mall (Empire State Plaza) construction project. A large portion of the correspondence was created by South Mall coordinators W. W. Wannamaker and John C. Byron. Correspondence is addressed to state agency personnel involved with the project, the State Comptroller's Office, private contractors, law firms, and elected officials. Subjects include contract agreements and amendments, contract adjustment claims filed by contractors, specifications, cost estimates, personnel assignments, contract vouchers, and payments to contractors.

The series also contains chronological log sheets (1971-1980 only), which were used to track incoming and outgoing correspondence. Sheets include correspondence date, sender, subject, addressee, and action taken upon receipt. While not arranged as a subject or name index, the logs can be used to determine the date of correspondence involving particular individuals, contracts, or project locations.

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Dates Contents Box

Accretion: 16208-90
1971-1980 Daily Log Sheets 1
1977-1980 Correspondence 2
1975 January-June, 1976 Correspondence 3
1974, 1975 July-December Correspondence 4
1972 January-September, 1973 Correspondence 5
1970-1971, 1972 October-December Correspondence 6
1966 July-December, 1967-1969 Correspondence 7
1963-1965, 1966 January June Correspondence 8