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Subject files, campaign speeches, and press releases

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 series consists of material collected and maintained by Dr. William J. Ronan, secretary to Governor Nelson Rockefeller. It is primarily copies of the governor's subject files (roughly F-P), campaign speeches including the 1964 Presidential campaign, and press releases. There are also indexes to many of the speeches and statements. Other records include meeting minutes and agendas, state aid studies, and copies of correspondence, reports, clippings, pamphlets, memoranda and statements on a variety of topics.
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Quantity:
9.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1955-1966
Series Number:
B1402

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material. Some files are alphabetical by subject (roughly F-P).

B1402-08:Alphabetical.

Administrative History

Dr. William J. Ronan was secretary to the governor until 1965, when he became the first chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of material collected and maintained by Dr. William J. Ronan, secretary to Governor Nelson Rockefeller. It is primarily copies of the governor's subject files (roughly F-P), campaign speeches including the 1964 Presidential campaign, and press releases. There are also indexes to many of the speeches and statements. Other records include meeting minutes and agendas, state aid studies, and copies of correspondence, reports, clippings, pamphlets, memoranda and statements on a variety of topics.

B1402-08: This accretion consists of the subject files of Jonathan B. Bingham, who served as Secretary to Governor W. Averell Harriman from January 1, 1955 to June 30, 1958. These files document such topics as atomic energy, juvenile delinquency, migrant labor, milk marketing, state security risk law for public employees, Youth Court, discrimination in employment, the Home Rule, and the Arden House Conference on Metropolitan Area Problems.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

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Custodial History

These records were stored at the records center of the MTA prior to transfer to the State Archives in 1993.

B1402-08: This accretion was a gift to Syracuse University from Governor Harriman in 1959. It was later transferred to the New York State Archives in 2006, and accessioned in January 2008.

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