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New York State Education Dept. Office of the Commissioner Executive Assistant Subject 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 correspondence, memoranda, reports, pamphlets, clippings, and salary schedules generated or received by the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner. These files are fragmentary and non-comprehensive in nature. Subjects include: psychological services to schools; activities of the Motion Picture Division; educational films and audio-visual materials published guides; the Governor's Committee on Library Aid; and salary proposals for state teachers' colleges, district superintendents, New York State School for the Blind, and New York State Education Department employees.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1933-1950
Series Number:
B0468
Sponsor:
This series’ description was enhanced as part of the States’ Impact on Federal Education Policy Project (SIFEPP), in June 2010. The New York Community Trust - Wallace Special Projects Fund provided funding for this project.

Arrangement

Arranged loosely by subject.

Administrative History

The position of Executive Assistant was added to the New York State Commissioner of Education's staff in 1945. The first occupant of the office was appointed by the Board of Regents.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, pamphlets, clippings, and salary schedules generated or received by the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner. Unlike the Commissioner's Subject Files, these files are fragmentary and non-comprehensive in nature. The files relate to the following subjects: psychological services to schools; activities of the Motion Picture Division; published guides to educational films and audio-visual materials; and salary proposals for state teachers' colleges, district superintendents, New York State School for the Blind, and New York State Education Department employees. A considerable portion of the collection relates to the Governor's Committee on Library Aid, including drafts of reports, press releases, data tables of each district's library aid, and drafts of legislation to amend the process of prividing state aid to libraries.

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Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0459 Deputy Commissioner's Subject Files, contains additional records of the executive assistant

Series B0470 Executive Assistant's Administrative Files, contains later records of the executive assistant

Series 15080, Commissioner of Education's subject files, comprehensively documents the activities of the Office of the Commissioner of Education

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 1977
1938 December-1950 May [untitled] 1 1
1942 June-1946 October Bair - Psych Service to Schools 1 2
1946 July-1947 July Motion Picture Direction 1 3
1933 November-1947 May Bowen, Ward [folder 1 of 2] 1 4
1936 August-1946 November Bowen, Ward [folder 2 of 2] 1 5
1947 November Teachers Colleges 1 6
1946 May-1947 December State Teachers College Salaries 1 7
1947 October-December Proposed Salary Schedules 1 8
1947 September-October District Superintendent Salaries 1 9
1947 November-December School for Blind, Indian Schools, Maritime Academy 1 10
1947 October-1948 March State Department Salaries 1 11
1947 October Printers 1 12
1946-1949 November Governor's Library Committee - Folder #1 2 1
1950 February Governor's Library Committee - Folder #2 2 2
1947-1949 June Governor's Library Committee - Folder #3 2 3
1947 November-1950 May Governor's Library Committee - Folder #4 [folder 1 of 2] 2 4
1948-1949 October Governor's Library Committee - Folder #4 [folder 2 of 2] 2 5
1949 July-September Governor's Library Committee - Folder #5 2 6
undated [State Teachers Colleges - Budget Requests] 2 7
undated [SUNY Budget Analysis - Contract Colleges & the Maritime College] 2 8
undated [Budget Analysis - SUNY - Technical Institutes - 1950-1951] 2 9
undated [A Progress Report on a Study of "Spend-to-Get" in the Financing of Education in New York State] 2 10