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Historical Records Survey (New York State) Work Reports and Personnel, Travel, and Purchasing 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:
This series consists of various types of administrative records relating to work progress, personnel matters, travel, and purchasing activities. The following types of records are included: monthly narrative and statistical reports by district supervisors; periodic work status reports by the central office; lists of workers in each district; personnel reports; labor reports; district supervisors' weekly itinerary reports; employee depositions; requisitions for workers; travel orders; purchase orders; and correspondence concerning personnel, travel, and purchasing matters.
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3 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Inclusive Dates:
1936-1941
Series Number:
A4177

Arrangement

Arranged roughly by form of record, then in reverse chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of various types of administrative operating records relating to work progress, personnel matters, travel, and purchasing activities.

The following types of records are included: monthly narrative and statistical reports by district supervisors of records surveyed and forms completed; periodic work status reports by the central office detailing the number of workers and progress in each county; lists of workers in each district; personnel reports giving names, addresses, hiring dates, wages, and assignments of workers; labor reports giving statistical breakdowns of workers' characteristics (e.g. male/female, relief/non-relief); district supervisors' weekly itinerary reports; employee depositions (time records); requisitions for workers; transfer forms for employee transferred between Historical Records Survey project numbers; log book of travel orders; travel orders; purchase orders; change in encumbrance forms correspondence concerning personnel, travel, and purchasing matters.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Researchers must agree in writing, before access is granted, not to divulge personally identifiable information from personnel-related forms found in files (e.g. "Personnel Questionnaire"); restricted until 55 years after end date of series.

Custodial History

These files were deposited in 1942 in the State Library by the Historical Records Survey, and subsequently transferred to the State Archives as part of old collection #550A, accession number -372. Also included is folder 1 from box 5 of old collection #575 (Employee Depositions - Albany, November 1938-November 1939).

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