Research

New York State Superintendent of Public Works Highway Expenditure Journals

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 ledger accounts of highway expenditures maintained by the Superintendent of Public Works, likely as part of his duties to oversee highways. The volumes have experienced significant water damage, and text may be illegible.
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1 cubic foot (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1911
Series Number:
B0709

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of ledger accounts of highway expenditures maintained by the Superintendent of Public Works, likely as part of his duties to oversee highways. The volumes have experienced significant water damage, and text may be illegible. They begin with what appears to be a list of roads organized by county, as well as a table of names, institutions, and work performed (e.g. "ordinary engineering," "repair to the Troy Dam"). Entries are in tabular format and provide: road number, location (from/to), county, estimates, petition number, chapter number, and year. The columns of these tables record the date, debit (DR), journal number, advertising, engineering, credit (CR), state, and total of expenses. Throughout and beneath these tables are handwritten notes which state when work was completed or its progress, and also what journal to reference for further information.

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Restricted due to severe water damage.

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