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Directives to the Superintendent

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 consists of correspondence concerning policies, methods and procedures, regulations, and provisions of state and federal laws relating to the financial administration of the State Agricultural and Industrial School. Most correspondence is from state and federal agencies directing the superintendent to follow or be aware of rules or procedures for activities such as ordering supplies; approving expenditures; administration of contracts; equipment depreciation and building construction and repair payments. Also included are state or federal laws and lists of appropriations.
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Quantity:
0.6 cu. ft. (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1903-1940
Series Number:
A3069

Scope and Content Note

These are originals or carbon copies of typed correspondence glued or stapled into volumes.

The correspondence concerns policies, methods and procedures, regulations, and provisions of state and federal laws relating to the financial administration of the school. Most of the correspondence is from state and federal agencies to the superintendent, sometimes in response to letters from him, copies of which are often included. Among the agencies from which letters were received are: Division of Standard and Purchase; Fiscal Supervisor of State Charities; Department of Audit and Control (State Comptroller); Prison Department; Department of Purchase; Department of Architecture; Department of Taxation and Finance; Department of Social Welfare; U.S. Department of Commerce; and U.S. Department of the Interior.

The agencies directed the superintendent to follow or be aware of rules or procedures for such activities as: preparing estimates for supply orders, and ordering supplies; approval of expenditures; awarding or cancelling of contracts; payments on contracts; purchase of items not on contract; depreciation of equipment; applicability of taxes; reporting expenditures; salary payments and tax withholding; and payments for building construction and repairs.

The volumes also contain a few related printed items such as state or federal laws and lists of appropriations.

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

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Alphabetical subject index in each volume.

Custodial History

The Department of Social Welfare placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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