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New York State Department of Civil Service Photographs, Press Releases, and Press Clipping 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 mostly of photographs, news clippings, and press releases used by the Public Relations Office to promote Civil Service Commission and Department of Civil Service activities. The series also includes some planning files, copies of historical documents, and publications. Subjects include Department social events, special occasions, and the history of civil service and civil service reform in New York and the nation.
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Quantity:
5.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1945-1971
Series Number:
B0510

Scope and Content Note

This series consists mostly of photographs, news clippings, and press releases used by the Public Relations Office to promote Civil Service Commission and Department activities. The series also includes some planning files, copies of historical documents, and publications.

The photographs are contained in scrapbooks and files. Subjects include Department social events, special occasions (e.g. signing ceremonies, the unveiling of the Department mural), past Department officials and Commissioners (sometimes biographical information is filed with the photograph), and the Department's State Fair exhibit.

Press clippings from the late 1940's are contained in a scrapbook and relate to local and State civil service activities. The series also contains clippings from the 1950's and 1960's relating to civil service history. Press releases concern changes in Department or Commission policy, special events, new appointments, and the inauguration of new programs.

The publications and copies of historical documents contained in the series relate mostly to the history of civil service and civil service reform in New York and the nation. Most of these materials were collected for either the seventy-fifth anniversary of civil service in New York or the opening of the Roosevelt-Cleveland History Room (a small Department museum now dismantled).

Planning files relate to events connected with the Civil Service Commission's 1958 Diamond Jubilee; they were created by a special Diamond Jubilee Committee. These contain mailing and invitation lists, memoranda, correspondence, press releases, financial records, drafts of publications, speeches, scripts, invitations, menus and publications.

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Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B0510-84
History of civil service 1 1
Bids and contracts, mural 1 2
1943 State of New York Report of the Joint Legislative Committee 1 3
1970 October New York State Personnel News 1 4
National Conference on Government of the National Municipal League 1 5
Newspaper clippings 1 6
A picture study of the services of various departments of the government of New York State 1 7
Jobs in state civil service 1 8
New York State Department of Civil Service archives, "Roseberry" scrapbook 1 9
Office Administration Publicity, Exhibits State Fair, quizzes 1 10
Dedication of Cleveland, Roosevelt Room 1 11
New York State Department of Civil Service 1 12
1920, 1932 Copies of material from William J. Rice paper 1 13
Civil Service Reform Association material from Cornell 1 14
1970 September 10 Dedication, C.S. Annex and History Room 1 15
1881-1888 Facsimiles and negatives of U.S. civil service documents 1 16
Photos from beverage control investigation examination 1 17
Page from guest book, Governor Rockefeller's signature 1 18
Times Union series on Civil Service and newspaper clippings 1 19
1883 May 4 N.Y.S. Civil Service Law, L. 1883 Ch. 354 1 20
Civil Service 1 21
Garfield material 1 22
1953 January 11 Garfield assassination, newspaper article, Times Union 1 23
1897 May 6 Address by Carl Schurz, Executive Chamber 1 24
N.Y.S. Civil Service Documents: 1883 Law and documents from the Division of Archives & History 1 25
Photos promoting civil service 2 1
1968 June Department of Civil Service construction pix 2 2
1970 July 9 Negatives, Cleveland Roosevelt room 2 3
Zausmer's Retirement 2 4
Photos of events and civil service employees 2 5
1968 Proof of Civil Service annual report (booklet) 2 6
1969 Final copy of 1969 annual report (booklet) 2 7
Photos of former commission presidents 2 8
1969 Photos from Red Cross blood program 2 9
1970 September 9 Photo of Lt. Gov. Malcolm Wilson program award 2 10
Photo of award presentation 2 11
Photos of civil service events, employees 2 12
Bransford, Thomas 2 13
Campbell, Charles C. 2 14
Conway, J. Edward 2 15
Cunneen, James 2 16
Falk, Alexander A. 2 17
Further information on Falk 2 18
Additional information on Falk 2 19
Gerry, Louise C. 2 20
Photo of Philip Hagerty 2 21
Hagerty, Philip 2 22
Kaplan, H. Eliot 2 23
Krone, Mary Goode 2 24
Kelly, J. Earl 2 25
Klein, Charles 2 26
Kollin, Stanley 2 27
MacArthur, Lawrence 2 28
McFarland, Henry 2 29
McLaughlin, Eugenia (Mrs.) 2 30
Meacham, Edward 2 31
Moore, Dorothy Smith (Mrs.) 2 32
Morgan, William H. 2 33
Reavy, Grace 2 34
Schecter, Joseph 2 35
Springer, Joseph (Dr.) 2 36
Steggert, Frank 2 37
Taylor, Oscar M. 2 38
Wilcox, Orin 2 39
Zaron, David 2 40
1958 November Open House for teachers and educators 2 41
Miss Hessy, 2nd floor annex 2 42
Smith, Frances, Director of Personnel 2 43
McDermott, Mary, Secretary to Civil Service Commissioner 2 44
Gerstle, Walter J., Physician, E.H.S. 2 45
Ford, Hilda 2 46
Engel, Herb, Director of Training 2 47
Blair, Harry W., Director, Management Development 2 48
Ashby, Franklyn, M.D. 2 49
Papers on the history of the N.Y. civil service, timeline, Roosevelt's speech 3 1
1958 Diamond Jubilee, Booklet Work Papers 3 2
Diamond Jubilee, Booklet Correspondence 3 3
New York State open house booklet, miscellaneous papers 3 4
1958 Diamond Jubilee: booklet, Postley material 3 5
1906 May 15 Conference of Civil Service Commissions, Washington, D.C.: report of the proceedings (bound volume) 3 6
75th anniversary jubilee, newspaper clippings 3 7
New York State open house and 75th anniversary of Civil Service Department 3 8
75 years of merit and fitness, press kit 3 9
75 years of merit and fitness, press releases 3 10
75 years of merit and fitness, press releases 3 11
Two menus for 75th anniversary dinner 3 12
75 years of merit and fitness 3 13
1958 Diamond Jubilee film 3 14
1958 Diamond Jubilee, General: Plans, Dept. Committee Report of Activities 3 15
1958 Diamond Jubilee, State Fair Observance 3 16
1958 Diamond Jubilee, Open House 3 17
1958 Diamond Jubilee, Jubilee Committee 3 18
1958 Diamond Jubilee, Anniversary Dinner 3 19
Certificates of appreciation 4 1
Certificate honoring personnel at the Department of Mental Hygiene 4 2
Lectures, newspaper clippings, details about ceremonies, information on Civil Service history 4 3
Photographs of employee training, civil service events 5 1
The Mural 5 2
1961 State Fair 5 3
1956 Christmas party pictures album 5 4
1958 Christmas party 5 5
1962 May 16 Commission's Coffee Hour 5 6
1961 Christmas party 5 7
1960 Christmas party 5 8
1961 Department picnic 5 9
1958 Golfing and picnicking 5 10
1955 Christmas party, Civil Service Department 5 11
1962 Christmas party 5 12
1957 Christmas party 5 13
1961 Clam steam 5 14
1961 June 6 Employee Recognition Day 5 15
1954 State Fair: An Informal Report in Pictures, New York State Civil Service Department 5 16
1951 State Fair: An Informal Report in Pictures, Department of Civil Service 5 17
1952 State Fair: An Informal Report in Pictures, Department of Civil Service 5 18
1953 State Fair: An Informal Report in Pictures, Department of Civil Service 5 19
1950 State Fair: An Informational Report in Pictures, Department of Civil Service 5 20
1947-1949 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Civil Service (Capital City News Bureau) 6 1