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New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission Event and Activity Planning 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 files created by the commission in the course of planning events and activities to celebrate the Columbus Quincentenary, and some finished products arising from the commission's work. Records include correspondence, programs, newsletters, photographs, and pamphlets documenting events and activities sponsored or promoted by the commission, as well as curriculum and teacher guides and four VHS videocassettes.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1991-1994
Series Number:
18690

Arrangement

Arranged roughly by event or activity.

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 files created by the commission in the course of planning events and activities to celebrate the Columbus Quincentenary, and some finished products arising from the commission's work. Records include correspondence, programs, newsletters, photographs, and pamphlets documenting events and activities sponsored or promoted by the commission.

Work products of two education projects are also included: a study guide entitled "Italian Americans: Looking Back--Moving Forward," and a curriculum and teacher guide on "Ibero-American Heritage." Of special note are four VHS videocassettes: "Columbus and the Age of Discovery," a Public Broadcasting program (two tapes); "Quincentenary Interfaith Program 1/29/92" (one tape); and one unidentified tape.

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Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 18690-95
1992 January 29 NYSCCQC Interfaith Program [manila envelope] 1 1
undated Interfaith program 1 2
undated July 4 photos 1 3
undated July 4th Extended Weekend 1 4
1991 October 29 Schomburg Breakfast 1 5
1992 1992 Columbus Day Parade 1 6
undated America 500, Transatlantic Rally 1 7
undated Calandra Institute (J. Scelsa) 1 8
1992 May 29 Center for Migration Studies 1 9
undated Columbus - Columbia University 1 10
undated Columbus Citizens Foundation (8 East 69th Street) 1 11
1991 Columbus Day 1991 Parade 1 12
undated NYS communities listed alphabetically 1 13
undated Fabulous 4th Festivities Empire State Plaza (7/4) 1 14
undated Columbus—Culinary Institute of America (CIA) 1 15
undated Columbus Countdown 1 16
undated NY Council for the Humanities 1 17
undated Gorgeous Mosaics Children’s Atelier 1 18
undated NY Hall of Science 1 19
undated Hispanic Affairs Essay Contest 1 20
undated Hispanic Society of America of America/ Columbus 1 21
undated NY Historical Society 1 22
undated New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary (glossy folder) 1 23
undated The Year of Columbus 1492-1992, Intrepid Air Space Museum (glossy folder) 1 24
undated Intrepid Museum: The Year of Columbus 1 25
undated Italian Trade Commission 1 26
undated Japanese Columbus Commission 1 27
undated Anna Capenza Masterpieces of Italian Art 1 28
undated Darius Milhaud Opera Egg 10/2 1 29
undated New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary commission (sleeved folder) 2 1
undated National Maritime Historical Society 2 2
1992 May 6 National Organization of American-Italian Women 2 3
undated New York City Commission 2 4
undated New York University crosscurrents of culture 2 5
undated Columbus PIRI Reis Map Project (Fehmi Gerceker) 2 6
undated Pledge of Allegiance Centennial 2 7
1993 June 13 Puerto Rican Quincentenary 1992 and 1993 Parade 2 8
undated Senate Majority Task Force on Columbus Quincentenary 2 9
undated Sons of Italy 2 10
undated CCQC Sephard ’92 (Spanish Commission) 2 11
undated Spain ’92 (Spanish Quincent. Commission) – General 2 12
undated Spain ’92 Caravels visit to NY 2 13
1990 Steinman Festival 2 14
undated Tilles Center - Oct. 10 2 15
1992 World Trade Center Assoc. 1992 General Assembly 2 16
undated Yeshiva University 2 17
undated Four VHS tapes, two labeled Columbus & the Age of Discovery, one labeled Quincenentary interfaith program, and one unlabeled 2 18
undated Other Quincentenary Events/ Projects 3 1
undated Columbus Bibliographies 3 2
undated Coalition of Italio Amer Assoc., Inc. (Sept 18) 3 3
undated Columbia Association of the Board of Education 3 4
undated Columbus - Joseph Bertolozzi 3 5
undated Cooper Hewitt Museum 3 6
undated Explorers Club 3 7
undated Martha Graham 3 8
undated International Association of Jurists (Judge Re) 3 9
undated Genoa Expo 3 10
undated Columbus NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) 3 11
undated Columbus Native American Indian 3 12
undated Columbus Platinum Guild International Competition 3 13
undated NY Public Library 3 14
undated Columbus/ Carmino RAVOSA 3 15
undated St Ann’s school 3 16
undated SEA History 3 17
undated South Street Seaport 3 18
undated Space Arc 3 19
undated Synergic Theater 3 20
undated Janet Villella "Columbus, the Musical" 3 21
undated NYS Library 3 22
undated Encounter of Two Worlds Organization of American States 3 23
undated The New World: A Smithsonian Quincentenary Publication 3 24
undated Spain: Encounters, A Quincentenary Review 3 25
undated Spain: 92 America 3 26
undated Ulisse 2000 (Alitalia magazine) 3 27
undated Multicultural Perspectives of Columbus’ encounters with the Americas (booklet) 4 1
undated State Education Dept. General 4 2
undated Italian Heritage Study Guide 4 3
undated Italian Americans: Looking Back-Moving Forward study guide (folder 1 of 3) 4 4
undated Italian Americans: Looking Back-Moving Forward study guide (folder 2 of 3) 4 5
undated Italian Americans: Looking Back-Moving Forward study guide (folder 3 of 3) 4 6
undated Education – Iber-American Heritage curriculum Project Conference 4 7
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum (folder 1 of 6) 4 8
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum (folder 2 of 6) 4 9
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum (folder 3 of 6) 4 10
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum (folder 4 of 6) 4 11
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum (folder 5 of 6) 4 12
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum (folder 6 of 6) 4 13
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum: Teacher Guide (folder 1 of 6) 4 14
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum: Teacher Guide (folder 2 of 6) 4 15
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum: Teacher Guide (folder 3 of 6) 4 16
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum: Teacher Guide (folder 4 of 6) 4 17
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum: Teacher Guide (folder 5 of 6) 4 18
undated Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum: Teacher Guide (folder 6 of 6) 4 19
undated The Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum Project (book) 4 20
undated The Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum project (book) 4 21
undated Proyecto Curricular Sobre La Herencia Ibero Americana (book) 4 22
undated The Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum Project (book) 4 23