Research

Correspondence and working files of the Schenectady County Office

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 administrative and research files maintained by the Schenectady County office of the Federal Writers' Project and used to prepare publications about Schenectady County. Included is information on the county and city of Schenectady’s history; genealogical data on early families in the county; and property ownership genealogies in the Stockade Area. Most records are notes and essays by field workers and extracts of local records. Also included are reports, photographs and administrative correspondence of the Schenectady County Supervisor.
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Quantity:
10 cu. ft. (10 boxes)
Inclusive Dates:
1937-1942
Series Number:
A4187

Arrangement

Arranged by type or format of record.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of administrative and research files maintained by the Schenectady County office of the Federal Writers' Project.

These files were used to prepare several completed and uncompleted publications on communities in Schenectady County. They contain information on the history of the county and city of Schenectady, genealogical data on early families in the county, and property ownership genealogies in Schenectady City's Stockade Area. The information in these records is mostly in the form of field workers' notes, typed essays by field workers, and extracts of local records. Several research files of this material were maintained to be drawn upon by editors preparing publications.

A small quantity of correspondence of the Schenectady County supervisor is also included. This correspondence concerns: personnel, equipment, and other general administrative activities; progress in completing forms and photographs for the Historical Album of New York State project; and acquisition of photographs of industrial establishments for the New York State Picture Book project.

Also in the series are progress and work reports. These include narrative reports of work completed on various projects, weekly work reports detailing each workers' assignments on a daily basis, and monthly reports of mail sent from the office.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Other finding aids

Typed index to boxes 1-3; card index to files in box #7: its function is not fully clear.

Container list.

Custodial History

These files were transferred to the State Library at an unknown date. Subsequently they were transferred to the Archives as Boxes 7-15 and parts of boxes 28 and 65 of old collection #551, accession number -372.

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