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Summaries of requests for allocations to design state and municipal public works projects

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series contains information on several hundred projects for which the Commission allocated funds for design work. Municipal projects usually consisted of constructing schools, libraries, sewage systems and treatment plants, streets, etc. Projects for State government typically involved construction projects at colleges, institutions, and in parks and other recreation sites The summaries provide title, location, estimated construction and design costs, recommended design allocation from the Commission, and a one paragraph project description.
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1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1946
Series Number:
L0161

Arrangement

Chronological by date of meeting.

Administrative History

One of the functions of the New York State Postwar Public Works Planning Commission was to provide money to assist municipalities, state agencies, and authorities in designing public works projects. The Chairman of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee was a member of the Commission. Municipal projects usually consisted of constructing schools, libraries, sewage systems and treatment plants, streets, etc. Projects for state government typically involved construction projects at colleges, institutions, and in parks and other recreation sites.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information on several hundred projects for which the New York State Postwar Public Works Planning Commission allocated funds for design work. The records consist of summaries of these projects prepared to assist the Commission in its allocation decisions. The summaries are grouped together by the monthly meeting of the Commission for April-December 1946.

The summaries provide general information about each project including: title, location, estimated construction costs, costs for design, recommended design allocation from the Commission, and a one paragraph project description. For projects by state agencies and authorities, the records also contain correspondence between the Commission, the Department of Public Works, and the agency or authority outlining the need for the projects and the costs involved.

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