Research

Correspondence

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 State Education Department created institutes to provide education and training for men and women in arts, crafts, subprofessions, and technologies on a short-term basis in Binghamton, Buffalo, New York City, White Plains, and Utica. This series documents local officials’ attempt to establish an aeronautics institute in Syracuse. Records include photocopied correspondence from Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, Mayor’s office, Syracuse University, Assemblymen, General Electric Co., and other organizations; reports profiling local resources and benefits of the proposed institute.
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0.1 cu. ft. (one loose leaf ring binder)
Inclusive Dates:
1945
Series Number:
B1913

Administrative History

Chapter 478 of the Laws of 1944 authorized the State Education Department to create institutes for the purpose of providing education and training for men and women in arts, crafts, subprofessions, and technologies including agriculture, retail business management, and aeronautics.

Chapter 443 of the Laws of 1946 subsequently provided for the establishment of five state institutes of applied arts and sciences in the cities of Binghamton, Buffalo, New York City, White Plains, and Utica. The institutes were established on an experimental basis for a period to terminate in 1951.

Scope and Content Note

These records document attempts by local officials to have an institute specializing in aeronautics established in the City of Syracuse. Records consist of photocopies of correspondence addressed to State Senator Benjamin F. Feinberg, Chairman of the Temporary Commission on Technical Institutes.

Organizations represented in the correspondence include the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, the office of the mayor, Syracuse University, local assemblymen, General Electric Co., and other organizations. Also included are detailed reports profiling local resources and possible local benefits of the proposed institute.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Custodial History

These records were collected by Martin P. Catherwood, Commissioner on Institutes of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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