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Press clippings file

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:
The Commission maintained files of newspaper and magazine articles on harness racing, harness tracks, and the work of the Commission in order to track its investigation and for use as an additional source of information for its investigation. The clippings concern: state officials connected with the investigation or suspected of improper practices related to pari-mutuel harness racing; individuals suspected of harness racing improper financial practices or other illegal activities; ; and charges against and investigations of particular harness tracks.
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Quantity:
3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1953-1954
Series Number:
B1324

Arrangement

Arranged by topic, then chronological by date; there are also some chronological files (no topic assigned).

Scope and Content Note

The Commission maintained files of newspaper and magazine articles on harness racing, harness tracks, and the work of the Commission in order to track its investigation and for use as an additional source of information for its investigation. The writers of some news articles were questioned by the Commission as to the sources of information in the articles.

The clippings concern: state officials connected with the investigation or suspected of improper practices related to pari-mutuel harness racing; harness racing association stockholders, officers, union leaders, and others suspected of improper financial practices or other illegal activities; and charges against and investigations of particular harness tracks.

The series also contains a set of the Commission's press releases concerning its investigation.

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