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New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission Speech Files

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series consists of copies of public remarks concerning Italian heritage and culture made by Matilda Cuomo in her capacity as chair of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission; and messages she sent responding to invitations to speak and invitations to events she was unable to attend. Also included are speeches and messages by Governor Mario Cuomo, to various civic groups and local quincentenary committees commending their initiatives.
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0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1991-1993
Series Number:
18688

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 copies of public remarks concerning Italian heritage and culture made by Matilda Cuomo in her capacity as chairwoman of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission, as well as messages she sent responding to invitations to speak and invitations to events she was unable to attend. Also included are some speeches by Governor Mario Cuomo, who was an appointed member of the national Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission, and messages sent by the governor to various civic groups and local quincentenary committees commending their initiatives. The speeches were delivered at various events sponsored or endorsed by the commission.

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