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New York State Senator William T. Conklin Constitutional Ball Planning and Event 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 records in this series consist of both planning materials and documentation of the Constitutional Ball. This event was held at Empire State Plaza in Albany on May 25, 1977, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of New York State, as dated from New York's first state constitution in 1777. Records include seating financial balance sheets, arrangements, guest lists, programs, news releases, status reports, fact sheets, and correspondence, invitations, news clippings, and approximately 40 black and white photographs.
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0.3 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1977
Series Number:
A0418

Administrative History

The Constitutional Ball was an event held at Empire State Plaza in Albany on May 25, 1977, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of New York State, as dated from New York's first state constitution in 1777. Four of the five living governors at the time (Hugh Carey, Malcolm Wilson, Nelson Rockefeller, and Averell Harriman) attended the event. Entertainers Kitty Carlisle Hart and Tony Randall emceed the festivities, and prominent performances were given by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Scope and Content Note

The records in this series consist of both planning materials and documentation of the Constitutional Ball. Planning materials include seating financial balance sheets, arrangements, guest lists, programs, news releases, status reports, fact sheets, and correspondence. Documentation includes invitations, news clippings, and approximately 40 black and white photographs. While at one time the records included two large poster cards of signatures of guests and notable people in attendance, these cards appear to be missing.

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