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New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Planning Unit Deputy Commissioner's Subject and Correspondence 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:
Ivan P. Vamos served as deputy commissioner of Planning and Operations from 1978 to 1993, under Commissioner Orin Lehman in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). This series contains correspondence, memoranda, copies of deeds, geological surveys, research studies/reports, and environmental analyses. The records document the operations of parks, recreation and historic sites, and include material on such topics as evaluations of storm damage, environmental issues and repairs, trail maintenance, and maintenance of bridges and roads leading to and from state parks.
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Quantity:
21 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1978-1993
Series Number:
22576

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject or by last name of addressee.

Administrative History

Ivan P. Vamos served as deputy commissioner of Planning and Operations from 1978 to 1993, under Commissioner Orin Lehman in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The unit oversaw planning, engineering and development work, land acquisition, environmental analysis, and special studies and research for the state parks, recreational and historical sites. Upon Deputy Commissioner Vamos' retirement in 1993, the role of Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Operations ceased to exist. The duties were transferred to Assistant Commissioner Dominic Jacangelo and between Julia Stokes (Deputy Commissioner of Operations) and Edward Wankel (Deputy Commissioner of Operations for Long Island and New York City).

Scope and Content Note

This series was generated by the office of Deputy Commissioner Ivan P. Vamos, and contains a wide variety of records related to the operations and future planning in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Correspondence, memoranda and notes received by the Governor's office and distributed to OPRHP include citizen suggestions for projects at state parks or historical sites. Correspondence files from members of the State Legislature and state agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health, document collaboration on OPRHP activities.

In addition, the files contain copies of deeds, geological surveys, research studies/reports, and environmental analyses on lands acquired or transferred by OPRHP. Examples of transfers from this time period include the acquisition of lands at Minnewaska and a proposed exchange of 278 acres at Montauk Air Force Station (formerly Camp Hero) to the U.S. Department of the Interior for 138.4 acres on Fire Island in the Long Island area.

There are also records relating to the operations of parks, recreation and historic sites such as evaluations of storm damage, environmental issues and repairs. Other subjects include trail maintenance, problems with Canadian geese, canopies, sign repairs, and maintenance of bridges and roads leading to and from state parks. Also included are assessment studies and correspondence for work at Irondequoit Bay Outlet in the Rochester area. Other records include copies of testimonies of public hearings at the State Capitol and committee records.

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Access Restrictions

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

Processing Information

Boxes 1 and 17 were previously part of accretion 19606-12A. Box 1 was box 9 in 19606-12A and box 17 was box 1 in 19606-12A.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 22576-13
1990-1992 Irondequoit Bay 17 1
Lake Point State Park Sewer Service (Allegany) 1 1
Allegany RFRMP 1 2
Allegany State Park 1 3
Allegany (General) 1 4
Allegany Reservoir Kinzua Dam 1 5
Allegany State Park Lease 1 6
Barcelona Harbor 1 7
Harbors of Refuge: Cattaraugus Creek 1 8
Harbors of Refuge: Barcelona 1 9
Oak Orchard Marine Park 1 10
Wilson – Tuscarora State Park 1 11
Buffalo Harbor 1 12
Port Bay Harbor Project 1 13
Barrier Islands 2 1
Beebee Island 2 2
Biosphere Program 2 3
Bike Trail 2 4
Bird Island Pier 2 5
Birdlife Advisory Committee 2 6
Bethlehem Steel Property 2 7
Black River 2 8
Black River Forest 2 9
Bridges – Genesee Region 2 10
John Brown's Farm 2 11
Buckhorn State Park 2 12
Bronx River Restoration 2 13
Brooklyn Army Terminals 2 14
Bryant Park 2 15
Captree 3 1
Caumsett 3 2
Connetquot 3 3
Caleb Smith 3 4
Long Island Captree Concession Contract 3 5
Ferry Service 3 6
Bethpage Clubhouse Building 3 7
Bethpage Police Barracks 3 8
Bethpage 3 9
Belmont Lakes State Park 3 10
Bennett Beach 3 11
Long Island – Federal Surplus Property 3 12
Gas Tanks/Air Quality Permit 3 13
Links Golf Course Proposal 3 14
Long Island Liabilities 3 15
Wells in State Parks 3 16
Offshore Leasing 3 17
Flanders Bay Case 3 18
Long Island Contract 3 19
Babylon Beach Leases 3 20
Alden Country Club 3 21
Land Acquisitions 3 22
Land Acquisitions 3 23
Lehigh Valley 3 24
Lake Champlain Committee 4 1
Cayuga 4 2
Carthage to Watertown Right of Way 4 3
Canada Geese 4 4
Canopas 4 5
Central Region 4 6
Oil City (Syracuse) 4 7
Cliffside Trailer – Clark Reservation 4 8
North Sandy Pond Oswego County 4 9
Contracts 4 10
Chaumont Bay Boat Launching Site 4 11
Chemung Bluff State Park 4 12
Crab Island 4 13
Columbia Gas Transmission 4 14
Delaware Hudson Right of Way 5 1
Delta Dam 5 2
DeLaval Property 5 3
Dannings Point 5 4
Lake Erie State Park Coastal Region 5 5
Lake Erie State Park 5 6
Ellis Island 5 7
Empire Stores 5 8
Addison Pinnacle 5 9
Adirondack Park 5 10
Energy 6 1
Energy Misc. 6 2
Energy Transportation 6 3
Estuarine Sanctuary 6 4
Environmental Land Use and Natural Resources Action Strategy 6 5
Finger Lakes State Park 6 6
Sampson State Park 6 7
Seneca Trail 6 8
Severne Point 6 9
Taughannock Falls 6 10
Keuka Lake 6 11
Robert Treman 6 12
Fort Drum 6 13
Fort Hunter 6 14
Gardens (NYC) 6 15
Galloo Island 6 16
General Ivan Files 6 17
Advisory Commission (Gateway) 6 18
Articles (Gateway) 6 19
Citizens Commission (Gateway) 6 20
DEIS (Gateway) 6 21
Floyd Bennett Field (Gateway) 6 22
Legislation (Gateway) 6 23
Gateway Marina 7 1
Grafton Lakes State Park 7 2
Great Lakes Intra Agency Task Force 7 3
Great Lakes Commission – Marine Sanitation Device 7 4
Grants Cottage 7 5
Braddock Bay Dredging 7 6
Conrail-Genesee River 7 7
Hamlin Beach State Park 7 8
Genesee 7 9
Darien Lakes 7 10
Glen Iris 7 11
Mt. Morris Dam 7 12
Great Lakes Advisory Council 7 13
Great Lakes 7 14
Great Lakes Access 7 15
Great Lakes 7 16
Napeague 8 1
Long Island Ferry 8 2
Montauk Lighthouse 8 3
Micon 8 4
Montauk Downs 8 5
Jones Beach 8 6
Jones Beach Marine Theatre 8 7
Kings Park 8 8
Jones Beach-- Rehab Program 8 9
Jones Beach Master Plans 8 10
Jones Beach Environmental 8 11
Jones Beach Consultant 8 12
Jones Beach National Historic Landmark Theme 8 13
Long Island Arts Proposal 8 14
Long Island Erosion 8 15
Heritage-- Long Island Sound 8 16
Camp Hero 8 17
Jones Beach Marine Theatre 8 18
Fire Island 8 19
Hamlin Beach State Park 8 20
Land Acquisition CT 9 1
Land Acquisition Committee Meeting 9 2
Land Acquisition AL 9 3
Land Acquisition NYC 9 4
Land Acquisition FL 9 5
Land Acquisition Niag 9 6
Land Acquisition LI 9 7
Land Acquisition SC 9 8
Letchworth State Park 9 9
Right of Way Auburn Branch 9 10
Lake Ontario Parkway 9 11
Lake Erie – Boat Access 9 12
Lake Welch Dam 9 13
Seneca Indian Claim 9 14
Lake Champlain 9 15
Lakes Study 9 16
Lake Erie Agreement 9 17
Alleghany State Park 9 18
Lake Lauderville 9 19
Indian Claims 9 20
Indian Relations 9 21
Iona Islands 9 22
Iona Islands 9 23
Oneida Indian Claim 9 24
Montauk Trust Land Tax Case 10 1
Mills Mansion 10 2
Lake Superior 10 3
Mt. Morris Dam 10 4
Memorandum of Understanding Land Transfers 10 5
Morningside Drive 10 6
Long Island Shore Protection 10 7
Wantagh Parkway – Long Island 10 8
Westbrook Farms 10 9
Zach’s Bay – Long Island 10 10
Lundy Property 10 11
Solid Waste 10 12
Shelter Island 10 13
South Fork 10 14
Long Island Parkway 10 15
Long Island Proposals 10 16
Long Island Shore Protection 10 17
Swimming Pools – Long Island 10 18
Nassau County Watershed 10 19
Orient Point 10 20
Planting Fields 10 21

Accretion: 22576
Peebles Island 11 1
Health Dept. 11 2
Oneida Lake 11 3
Parrot Hall 11 4
Peebles Island 11 5
Bleachery 11 6
Robert Moses Parkway 11 7

Accretion: 22576-13
Schoelkopf Museum 11 8
Lewiston Landing 11 9
Village of Lewiston Waterfront State Park 11 10
Lakeside Beach 11 11
Devil’s Hole 11 12
Norrie State Park 11 13
Niagara Tirro Proposal 11 14
Norris State Park Museum 11 15
Accidental Use/Niagara Parkway 11 16
West River Parkway Leases 11 17
Olana 11 18
Seneca Lake 12 1
Seneca Sewer District 12 2
Staten Island 12 3
Sherman Creek 12 4
South Bronx 12 5
South Street Seaport 12 6
Staten Island Gateway 12 7
Staten Island 12 8
Staten Island BLS 12 9
Staten Island 12 10
Staten Island Greenbelt 12 11
Stewardship 12 12
Superconducting Supercollider Project 12 13
State Park Master Plan 12 14
GLENCO Construction Co. Inc. Michael Black Taconic Region 12 15
Hammerskjoldwoods (Taconic) 12 16
Briggi Property (Taconic) 12 17
Brennerman Island 12 18
Clermont Mansion 12 19
TAC Land Acquisition 12 20
Right of Way Bridge L-150 12 21
Hutchinson River Parkway 12 22
Hudson Highwlands State Park 12 23
Rockefeller State Park Visitor and Interpretation Center 12 24
Saratoga Baths 13 1
Saratoga RFP 13 2
Saratoga State Park 13 3
Signs 13 4
Columbia – Greene Solid Waste Facility 13 5
Grafton Lakes State Park 13 6
Safety Problems: Bridges 13 7
Saratoga Region (General) 13 8
Riis Park (Rockaway) 13 9
Rudd Pond 13 10
Browns Beach 13 11
Burden Lake 13 12
Cherry Plains 13 13
Crescent Branch Bikeway 13 14
Athens Boat Launching Site 13 15
OSC Contract Administration Audit 13 16
L. H. Wenger Contracts 14 1
Wilson – Tuscarora Master Plan 14 2
Willow Swamp (NYC) 14 3
Waterways 14 4
Woodlawn Beach 14 5
Woodlawn 14 6
YACC Camp/SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry MOU 14 7
Zoar Valley 14 8
Bronx River Restoration 14 9
Buffalo Harbor 14 10
Buffalo Harbor 14 11
Niagara 14 12
Clippings 15 1
Federal Legislation 15 2
Program Utilization 15 3
Feasibility Study Correspondence 15 4
Governor's Office of National and Community Service 15 5
External Correspondence 15 6
Internal Correspondence 15 7
History 15 8
Maps 15 9
Meeting 15 10
Study/Reports 15 11
1984 Camp Hero Files 16 1
1984 Montauk Air Force 16 2
Harbors of Refuge (Irondequoit Bay) 18 1
Boat Sewage Pumping Station: Owasco and Chautauqua Lake 18 2
Acquisition of Lands at Lake Minnewaske by Marriott 18 3
Irondequoit Bay 19 1
Assessment Studies 19 2
Saratoga Geol. 20 1
Saratoga RFP 20 2
Saratoga Traffic Study 20 3
Storm King – Con Ed Gift 20 4
Hurricane Gloria Storm Damage 20 5
Long Island Storm Damage 20 6
Palisades Storm Damage 20 7
New York City Region Storm Damage 20 8
Storm Damage General 20 9
Little Stony Point (Taconic) 20 10
Draft and Final Environmental Statement on Gateway National Recreation Area 21 1