Research

New York State Public Service Commission Second District Case Files and Minutes

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 from the New York State Public Service Commission consists of microfilm copies of case files and minutes of the Second District Public Service Commission and non-filmed supplemental material. Case files typically include petitions, briefs, orders, correspondence, exhibits and testimony. Minutes document the formal regulatory proceedings (actions) of the commission.
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26 cubic feet (including 366 rolls of 16mm microfilm)
Inclusive Dates:
1907-1921
Series Number:
19596

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Administrative History

In 1907 the Public Service Commission Act (Chapter 429) replaced existing state regulatory authorities with two distinct public service commissions (one for New York City, and the other for the rest of the state). Both commissions had sweeping powers to investigate complaints, order improved service, establish rates, and supervise the issuance of securities. In 1921 (Chapter 134) the two district commissions were abolished and replaced by a single Public Service Commission with statewide authority over all public utilities, except rapid transit in New York City, which was given to the newly created Transit Commission.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of microfilm copies of case files and minutes of the Second District Public Service Commission (1907-1921), and also so-called "supplemental case file material" that includes materials not filmed because of size or condition (such as maps, drawings and/or exhibits), or materials that were filmed but for which the film was found to be of poor quality. The Second District's jurisdiction included the entire state except for New York City. The case files typically include petitions, briefs, orders, correspondence, exhibits and testimony. Minutes document the formal regulatory proceedings (actions) of the commission.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

microfilm 366 reels; 16 mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1776 Card index to case files, indexes this series.

Other finding aids

Container list of inclusive case numbers is available at the repository.

Roll list is available at the repository.

Location of Original MaterialPaper originals were destroyed after filming by the agency.

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