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New York State Department of Law Press Releases and Related Documentation

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 press releases and related material summarizing announcements or action taken by the New York State Attorney General relating to lawsuits, indictments, investigations, prosecutions, pending legislation, staff appointments, and legal agreements. Attached to many of the press releases are legal documents, reports, testimony, speeches, and other background materials.
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16.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1978-1998
Series Number:
B1401

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains approximately 750 press releases and related material issued by Attorney General Robert Abrams during the period 1983 to 1993. The records consist of a one or two page press release summarizing announcements or action taken by the Attorney General relating to lawsuits, indictments, investigations, prosecutions, pending legislation, appointments of staff, legal agreements, and other activities that come under the authority of the Attorney General's office. Attached to many of the press releases are copies of legal documents, reports, hearing testimony, speeches, and other background materials pertaining to the subject of the release. A number of the press releases were issued jointly by Abrams and the heads of various state agencies.

B1401-99: This accretion consists of copies of news articles and press releases issued to the media by the Department of Law during the tenure of Dennis Vacco as attorney general (1995-98), to inform the public about events, activities, and accomplishments.

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

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Custodial History

B1401-93: This accretion originally contained 30 cubic feet of records. The first 24 cubic feet of this accretion were duplicate press releases and were returned to the Department of Law at their request by Archives staff on May 17, 1994.

B1401-95: This accretion is part of 54.5 cubic feet of records originally transferred by the Attorney General's Office. Fifty-two cubic feet were found to be duplicates and were returned to the agency.

Processing Information

B1401-99: This accretion was formerly accessioned as accretion G0012-99.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under records disposition number 90336.

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