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Press releases and index

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:
The bulk of this series consists of news releases issued by the Department of Public Works (DPW) and an index to press releases from DPW and its successor agency, the Department of Transportation. Most press releases deal with bids received and contracts awarded and announcements that regarding the filing of land parcel maps for rights of way. Also included are announcements of appointments and promotions, summaries of addresses to local civic and governmental organizations, and articles dealing with program planning.
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Quantity:
4 cu. ft. (43 volumes including ca. 3,600 press releases and index)
Inclusive Dates:
1945-197
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1945-1953)
Series Number:
17673

Arrangement

Numerical by volume number and therein chronological by date of release and/or numerical by release number.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of copies of 36 report binders containing approximately 3,600 news releases issued by the Department of Public Works from 1945 to 1953. Also included is a seven-volume index to these and other press releases from the department's successor agency, the Department of Transportation. The majority of the press releases deal with bids received and contracts awarded by the department for various construction projects, as well as announcements that maps of land parcels acquired for rights of way have been filed with the Department of State. Such public notices were an important component of the department's overall responsibilities.

Also included are announcements of department appointments and promotions, summaries of addresses given by officials to local civic and governmental organizations, and articles released as special features dealing with program planning.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Other finding aids

Seven-volume index included in series.

Contents list giving date and release number in front of each volume.

Container list.

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