Tape recordings

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

This series consists of 7" reel-to-reel tape recordings produced for the commission, including meetings, panel discussions, addresses, and interviews. Subjects include the Preliminary Emancipation, state history, and the State Capitol fire of 1911.
1.3 cu. ft. (45 tape reels)
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Scope and Content Note

These 7" reel-to-reel tape recordings produced for the commission include meetings of the Planning Committee for the Shrine for the Emancipation Proclamation; a panel discussion of the Emancipation Proclamation held at Rutgers University, December 8, 1962; Board of Regents proceedings concerning the Emancipation Proclamation, November 16-17, 1961; address by State Historian Albert W. Corey at a meeting of the New England States Civil War Centennial Commission, Montpelier, Vermont, July 8, 1962; address of Dr. David Mearns at a New York State Library Association meeting, Albany, New York, October 19, 1962; remarks of Mason Tolman, Roy C. Van Denbergh, and Thomas E. Mulligan at Utica, May 8, 1962; addresses by Allen Nevins and others at a conference of the Ulysses S. Grant Association in Columbus, Ohio; interviews with the Horseheads, New York town historian about her collection of Civil War sheet music, and with Harlan Hoyt Horner about the State Capitol fire of 1911; and a press conference of Governor Rockefeller, June 12, 1962. Some tape reels are not identified.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted: the audio tapes are in deteriorated condition and are not playable until conservation measures are taken. Series closed pending conservation.

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