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New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission Meeting 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:
The series consists of start-up files and meeting records of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission. Records include information on: the formation of the commission; membership appointments and roster; fundraising; final and interim reports; subcommittee meetings; special projects; meeting agendas and remarks; committee work and related documents.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1983-1993
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1990-1993)
Series Number:
18687

Arrangement

Arranged roughly by meeting date or by subject.

Administrative History

The Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission (CCQC) was established by executive order of the governor in 1988 to plan events celebrating the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage. It was chaired by Matilda Cuomo and operated out of the Governor's Office of Special Projects and Protocol. The final report of the commission was issued in 1993.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of start-up files and meeting records of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission. The records include information on: the formation of the commission (bills, press releases, executive orders); membership appointments and the commission roster; fundraising; final and interim reports; meetings of subcommittees (Italian, Hispanic) and special projects; and meeting agendas, attendees, committee work, remarks made at the meetings (some by chairperson Matilda Cuomo), and related documents.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 18691 New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission National Quincentenary Commission Files, contains related records.

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