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New York State Joint Legislative Committee on the State Education System Maps for School District Atlas

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 topographic maps showing school districts compiled by the Joint Legislative Committee on the State Education System. Each map is marked with school district boundaries and numbers as of July 1, 1943. Indicated is type of school district, whether it contains high, elementary, or special schools; and whether partially consolidated, operating, closed or contracting with another district.
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Quantity:
8 cubic feet (231 maps)
Inclusive Dates:
1937-1969
Bulk Dates:
1943-circa 1954
Series Number:
A3043

Arrangement

A3043-77: Three rolls of maps, each arranged alphabetically by county.

A3043-15: Two volumes, each arranged alphabetically by county.

Administrative History

These maps were compiled by the Committee on the State Education System for an Atlas of School Districts in New York State to be used by the Committee in developing the Master Plan for School District Reorganization. One copy of the atlas was produced and placed in the New York State Library, although it is no longer in the collections.

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of county maps compiled by the Joint Legislative Committee on the State Education System showing school districts.

The maps consist of sections of topographical maps glued to backing sheets. Each map is marked with school district boundaries and numbers as of 1 July 1943. Symbols on the maps indicate the type of school district (Common, Union Free, or Central); whether it contains high, elementary, or special schools; and if consolidated, partially consolidated, operating, closed, or contracting with another district. On each map is a certificate of accuracy signed by the district superintendents of schools in the county. The second roll of maps includes two introductory sheets.

A3043-15: This accretion consists of two very large volumes containing same-size positive photostat reproductions of maps in the original accession. One of the two volumes contains no annotations. The other volume contains additional information, indicating in red ink shading the boundaries of school districts centralized or consolidated after the date of the original atlas (1943) up to and including 1969. In some locations the dates of such school district changes are indicated in black india ink.

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Access Restrictions

A3043-77: Restricted due to poor condition. Consult the photostat copies available in series 14219, Reference File of School District Boundary Maps.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 14219 Reference file of school district boundary maps, contains related records.

Other finding aids

A3043-77: List of maps by county is available at the repository.

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