Senate records of Warren M. Anderson

Held by the New York State Archives

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

Senator Warren Anderson's records include files on committees of which Anderson was a member, and records related to the Home Rule and New York City schools. Records are divided into the following sub-series: Political Activities; Correspondence; Legislation; Special Legislative Problems; Committees and Commission Files; and Assorted State Documents.
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Organized into four subseries: 1. Legislation, 1953-1970; 2. Special Legislative Problems, 1961, 1963; 3. Committees and Commission File, 1953-1965; 4. Assorted State Documents, 1960-1970.

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Scope and Content Note

This series contains the records of Senator Warren Anderson over the course of his career in the New York State Senate. Included are copies of bills; records relating to the Home Rule and New York City schools; records relating to the committees of which Anderson was a member, including the New York State Flood Control Commission and Temporary Commission of the Revision of Penal Law and Criminal Codes; and reports and studies issued by various New York State government agencies. The series consists of four subseries: Legislation, Special Legislative Problems, Committees and Commission File, and Assorted State Documents.

Subseries 1, Legislation, 1953-1970: Consists of bills introduced by Senator Anderson, memoranda and explanatory statements, correspondence with state government officials and individuals and groups, and a few of Anderson's speeches. There are also copies of related resolutions and bills introduced by other legislators. Many of the bills relate directly to issues facing Broome County.

Subseries 2, Special Legislative Problems, 1961, 1963: Consists of bills, memoranda, correspondence, and public statements related to the special legislative session dealing with New York City Schools in August 1961, and the general issue of Home Rule in 1963. The subseries also includes correspondence and drafts of speeches from Anderson's participation in a WCBS-TV program on Home Rule, June 18, 1963.

Subseries 3, Committees and Commission File, 1953-1965: Consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, transcripts of hearings, clippings, speeches, and drafts of bills that Anderson accumulated while a member of state commissions, Senate committees, and joint legislative committees. Records of note include the New York State Flood Control Commission's large maps of Broome County properties and waterways and the Temporary Commission of the Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Codes' special report on capital punishment.

Subseries 4, Assorted State Documents, 1960-1970: Consists of hearings, reports, studies, manuals, and resolutions issued by various state agencies, committees, and commissions. Included is a report of the Temporary Commission on the Capital City that provides insight into the vision of New York State Senators for the future of Albany and for all state government agencies. The report contains suggested building projects, renderings, and maps of the future Albany.

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

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Series B1943, Personal Papers of Warren M. Anderson, contains personal and constituent correspondence, as well as materials relating to each of Anderson's State Senate campaigns.

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Custodial History

These records were a gift to Syracuse University Manuscripts and Special Collections by Warren Anderson in 1967 and 1971. They were transferred to the New York State Archives in June 2006 and accessioned in the summer of 2007.

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