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University of the State of New York Planning Committee for the Shrine for the Emancipation Proclamation Plans, Photographs, and Working Files of the Planning Committee for the Shrine for the Emancipation Proclamation

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 contains files kept by the secretary relate to the Planning Committee for the Shrine for the Emancipation Proclamation activities. The series provides information on the work of the committee, design of the proposed shrine, and other displays of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation during the centennial of the Civil War. The shrine was designed for the Education Building in Albany, but was never built.
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3 cubic feet (2 oversize folders, 2 boxes)
Inclusive Dates:
1961-1963
Series Number:
B0928

Arrangement

Working files: Roughly alphabetical by subject or type of document. The rest are unarranged.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains files kept by the secretary of the Planning Committee for the Shrine for the Emancipation Proclamation, established by law in 1962 (Chapter 550). These files relate to the committee's activities in designing a shrine for permanent exhibit of Lincoln's draft of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation held by the New York State Library. The shrine was designed for the Education Building in Albany, but was never built. These files provide information on the work of the committee, design of the proposed shrine, and other displays of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation during the centennial of the Civil War.

The following kinds of records are included: newspaper clippings; correspondence of the committee; news releases; minutes of planning committee meetings; photographs of committee meetings and public ceremonies involving the Emancipation Proclamation; final report of the planning committee; New York State and local publications relating to the centennial of the Civil War; plans, elevations, and artist's renderings of the proposed Shrine; original Governor's proclamation of Lincoln Memorial Week, February 11-17, 1963; and two original copies of Governor's certificate that pen attached was used to sign the bill establishing the Planning Committee.

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Acquistion Information

These records were transferred by the New York State Library to the State Archives in 1978 as old collections 215 and 104, accession number -93. They were subsequently combined and described as a single series.

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