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Minutes of the Panama-Pacific Exposition Commission

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 a binder of typed minutes which served as the official record of the meetings held by the Panama-Pacific Exposition Commission to plan and promote the New York State exhibits of commercial, educational, industrial, artistic, military, naval and other interests at this exposition. The minutes summarize discussions of such matters as: exhibit site selection; architectural plans for the exhibit building; solicitation of exhibitions; exhibit proposals and progress; and contract bids.
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0.2 cu. ft.(1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1912-1914
Series Number:
A3357

Arrangement

Chronological by date of meeting.

Administrative History

Legislation of 1912 (Chapter 541) created a Panama-Pacific Exposition Commission to organize and promote exhibits of "commercial, educational, industrial, artistic, military, naval and other interests" of New York State. The exhibits were to be displayed at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco to "celebrate the completion and commercial use of the Panama canal." The commission was comprised of 15 members: five appointed by the governor, five appointed by the lieutenant governor, and five members of the Assembly appointed by the speaker of the Assembly.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a binder of typed minutes which served as the official record of the meetings held by the Panama-Pacific Exposition Commission to plan and promote the New York State exhibits at this exposition. It appears that minutes from many of the meetings are copies, indicating that this binder contains the copies of the minutes sent to the governor for his information. The minutes summarize discussions of such matters as: exhibit site selection; architectural plans for the exhibit building; solicitation of exhibitions; exhibit proposals and progress; and contract bids.

Also included at the beginning of the volume is a copy of the legislation establishing the commission.

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

Custodial History

Originally accessioned from New York State Library as volume 4 of old collection #630 (series A0630), accession -405.

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