New York Civil War Centennial Commission Tape Recordings

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Overview of the Records


New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230

This series consists of 7 inch reel-to-reel audiotape recordings documenting events related to the work of the Civil War Centennial Commission. Events include meetings, panel discussions, addresses, and interviews. Subjects include the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War sheet music, and the State Capitol fire of 1911.
Civil War Centennial Commission tape recordings

1.3 cubic feet

45 tape reels

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Scope and Content Note

These 7" reel-to-reel tape recordings produced for the commission include meetings of the Planning Committee for the Shrine for the Emancipation Proclamation; a panel discussion of the Emancipation Proclamation held at Rutgers University, December 8, 1962; Board of Regents proceedings concerning the Emancipation Proclamation, November 16-17, 1961; address by State Historian Albert W. Corey at a meeting of the New England States Civil War Centennial Commission, Montpelier, Vermont, July 8, 1962; address of Dr. David Mearns at a New York State Library Association meeting, Albany, New York, October 19, 1962; remarks of Mason Tolman, Roy C. Van Denbergh, and Thomas E. Mulligan at Utica, May 8, 1962; addresses by Allen Nevins and others at a conference of the Ulysses S. Grant Association in Columbus, Ohio; interviews with the Horseheads, New York town historian about her collection of Civil War sheet music, and with Harlan Hoyt Horner about the State Capitol fire of 1911; and a press conference of Governor Rockefeller, June 12, 1962. Some tape reels are not identified.

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Items Online

An interview with Dr. Harlan Hoyt Horner regarding the State Capitol Fire has been digitized and is available in State Archives Digital Collections.

New York State Archives Digital Collections

Civil War Centennial Commission tape recordings, 1961-1962

Access Restrictions

Restricted: the audiotapes are in deteriorated condition and are not playable until conservation measures are taken. Series closed pending conservation.

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