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New York State Department of Commerce Bureau of State Information New York State Promotional Audio Tape 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 reel-to-reel audio tapes and accompanying scripts, created and distributed by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of State Information to publicize local historic sites, tourist attractions, museums, cultural events, and recreational facilities. These tapes were apparently intended for radio play in the 1980s as part of the "I Love New York Traveler" advertising campaign. Most tapes and scripts have a brief (one minute) and an extended version (four and one-half minutes).
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1.5 cubic feet (including circa 30 audiotapes)
Inclusive Dates:
1981-1983
Series Number:
B1637

Arrangement

Numerical, roughly corresponding to when the tapes were broadcast.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of approximately 30 reel-to-reel (5 inch) audio tapes and accompanying scripts, created and distributed by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of State Information to promote public awareness and tourism by publicizing local historic sites, tourist attractions, museums, cultural events, and recreational facilities. The New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (ARBC) acquired these tapes, which were apparently intended to be aired on radio in the early 1980s as part of the "I Love New York Traveler" advertising campaign. Although the ARBC and the Commerce Department both promoted the state's historical and cultural heritage, the context surrounding production and acquisition of the tapes is unknown.

For most of the tapes and scripts there is both a brief and an extended version. Running time for the brief type is approximately one minute, and for the extended type approximately four and one-half minutes. Scripts for a few tapes are missing. Tapes are numbered; the numbers correspond roughly to the time period the tapes were to be broadcast

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

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Custodial History

Archives staff withdrew these records from material of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission that was accessioned in July, 1999.

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