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Requisitions for Barge Canal materials and equipment

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:
These requisitions were submitted by the Department of Public Works, Division of Canals and Waterways, to the Department of Audit and Control. Requisitions were made for steel, lumber, gravel, pipe, machinery, and other heavy equipment and material. Each file contains bid proposals with detailed specifications of the equipment or materials and proposed price; identification of low bidder; and information and instruction sheets to bidders. Some files contain manufacturer’s catalogs, photographs or blueprint drawings of machinery, and correspondence.
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Quantity:
4.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1934-193
Series Number:
B0605

Arrangement

Requisition number and by an Audit and Control assigned sequential number.

Scope and Content Note

These requisitions were submitted by the Department of Public Works, Division of Canals and Waterways, to the Department of Audit and Control.

Requisitions were made for steel, lumber, gravel, pipe, machinery, and other heavy equipment and material.

Each file contains proposals submitted by bidders, including detailed specifications of the equipment or materials and proposed price; certification by chief auditor of the Department of Public Works identifying the low bidder; a sheet giving information and instructions to bidders; and a copy of a letter from the chief auditor of D.P.W. to the Superintendent of Standards and Purchase listing the price quotations received. Some files contain manufacturers' catalogs, photographs or blueprint drawings of machinery, and correspondence.

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A0013, Abstracts, Check Rolls, and Vouchers for Canal Expenditures, and series B0921, Abstracts and vouchers for Barge Canal and canal terminal expenses, contain related records.

Other finding aids

Card index to successful bidders.

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