New York State Department of Audit and Control Correspondence, Speech, and Report Files

Held by the New York State Archives

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

This series consists of records compiled by the office of New York State Comptroller Arthur Levitt. Records include personal and official correspondence, schedules of Levitt's activities, committee files, subject files, speeches, published opinions of the state attorney general, published annual financial reports of the state comptroller, and special reports of the state comptroller.
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Correspondence, subject files, speeches: Alphabetical by subject or correspondent (I - W only).

Schedules, reports, opinions: Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records produced by or for State Comptroller Arthur Levitt and his staff in the course of their constitutionally mandated duties of maintaining the state's accounts; paying the state's bills and payrolls; auditing the financial and management practices of the state's departments, divisions, offices, and public authorities; examining the fiscal affairs of all units of local government in the state; reviewing the financial plans and fiscal and management practices of New York City and organizations affiliated with it; administering the state's public employee retirement systems; investing the funds of the state as well as monies held by the state in custody for others; administering the state's cash flow; and serving as a source of fiscal legal advice for both state agencies and local governments.

These records include personal and official correspondence to the state comptroller from 1955 to 1978 and copies of his replies, schedules of his activities (1970-1978), committee files (1955-1969), subject files, speeches, published opinions of the attorney general [ca. 1944-1977], published annual financial reports of the comptroller (1936-1978), and special reports of the comptroller [ca. 1957-1975].

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2467 New York State Comptroller's Office Press Releases, 1959-1976, contains additional records of State Comptroller Arthur Levitt.

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