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New York State Governor Extradition Case Files

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 extradition case files for criminals in New York State for whom extradition has been requested by other states. Case files typically include original typed copy of extradition case control card; correspondence to extradition secretary from district attorneys; New York governor's warrant and authorization to return fugitive to requesting state; certificate that the requisition is honored and warrant issued; correspondence from extradition secretary of requesting state to New York governor; requisition and agent's authorization of requesting governor.
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Quantity:
116 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1940-1982
Series Number:
B1416

Arrangement

Chronological/numerical by case number.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of extradition case files for criminals in New York State for whom extradition has been requested by other states. Case files typically include: original typed copy of extradition case control (index) card; correspondence to extradition secretary from district attorneys; governor of New York's warrant and authorization to return fugitive to requesting state; certificate of New York governor that the requisition is honored and warrant issued; correspondence from extradition secretary of requesting state to New York governor; requisition and agent's authorization of requesting governor; sworn statements and affidavits of prosecutors; and credentials of officers to return fugitive.

B1416-94A: This accretion consists of the extradition file for Angela Davis (case number 27042). Davis, a political activist, was arrested in New York City in October 1970 after a warrant was issued for her arrest by the State of California. She was accused, but later acquitted, on charges that she provided firearms to three prison inmates who abducted and murdered Judge Harold Haley in Marin County, California. The file contains only correspondence from citizens to Governor Nelson Rockefeller and carbon copies of replies from the Governor's Counsel. No other document types are present.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted: Portions of the files are restricted under provisions of the Public Officers Law Art. 6 (Freedom of Information Law).

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1725 Card index to extradition case files, 1940-1980, is an index to the records contained in Series B1416.

Other finding aids

Container list is available at the repository.

Processing Information

B1416-94: Original boxes 85-95 of this accretion index all case files in this series. Those boxes were removed from the accretion by Archives staff in September 2000 and reaccessioned as series B1725, Card index to extradition case files, 1940-1980.

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