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New York State Canal Corporation Index to Barge Canal Contracts, Maintenance Contracts, Terminal Contracts, U.S. Contracts, Final Estimates, Structures, and Shop Drawings

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 photocopies of indexes used by the New York State Canal Corporation and its predecessor agencies for access to material relating to the New York State Barge Canal system. Indexes to contracts typically include contract number, location, canal, division, section, and a brief narrative description of the work included in the contract. The series includes indexes to Barge Canal contracts through 1936, maintenance contracts through 1992, terminal contracts through 1936, and U.S. contracts through contract number 200.
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0.5 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
[circa 1936]-1992
Series Number:
B1768

Arrangement

Arranged by type of contract or structure.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of photocopies of indexes used by the New York State Canal Corporation and its predecessor agencies for access to material relating to the New York State Barge Canal System. Indexes to contracts typically include contract number, location, canal, division, section and a brief narrative description of the work included in the contract. The series includes indexes to Barge Canal contracts through 1936, maintenance contracts through 1992, terminal contracts through 1936, and U.S. contracts through contract 200 (including contracts not executed). Contract book numbers are included for individual contracts. The final index in the series, "Index to Structures," cross-references location, individual structures (locks, dams, and bridges), residency map number (or sheet number), and contract (barge canal, maintenance, terminal, and U.S.).

The series additionally indexes bridges spanning navigable channels, contracts and rehabilitation projects relating to dams, and special work not included in contracts. Finally, the series indexes beach protection projects on the Atlantic shorefront and Long Island from 1945-1963. The index is arranged by project number and includes beach locations and total costs. The New York State Archives does not hold the material described in this final index.

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Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Photocopies. Copied at: New York State Archives; 2001.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1762 New York State Barge Canal System Residency Maps

Series B1763 New York State Barge Canal System Contract Plans

Series B1764 New York State Barge Canal System Maintenance Contract Plans

Series B1765 New York State Barge Canal System Contract Shop Drawings

Series B1766 New York State Barge Canal System Terminal Contract Plans and

Series B1767 Hudson to Great Lakes Waterway Contract Plans, are all indexed by this series.

Custodial History

This series was transferred from the Canal Corporation, via the State Museum in February 2001.

Location of Original MaterialOriginals held at the New York State Canal Corporation.

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