New York State Governor Printed Reports and Studies

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


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Executive Chamber staff maintained this report file to track the status of current policies and issues. The file includes draft and final versions of the governor's annual messages to the legislature; reports and plans of state agencies, commissions, task forces, advisory boards, councils, and private businesses hired by the state; state budget records; and statistical reports. These reports cover numerous subjects, such as: health care; child welfare; domestic violence; substance abuse; crime; gambling; education; economic conditions; tourism; and pollution.
15 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1955-1958, 1975-1982
Series Number:


Chronological by date of report.

B0294-07, B0294-13: Alphabetical.

Scope and Content Note

Executive Chamber staff maintained this report file to track the status of current policies and issues.

The series includes published reports, prepublication drafts, and typescripts of: governor's annual messages to the legislature; agency annual reports and program plans; reports of state commissions, task forces, agencies, advisory boards, councils, panels, and private firms hired by the state; state budget summaries and governor's budget messages; and statistical reports.

The reports cover numerous subjects, such as: nursing home care; care of the mentally ill; child welfare; juvenile violence; domestic violence; drug and alcohol abuse; crime; prison overcrowding; casino gambling; medical malpractice; abortion; educational finance; economic conditions; tourism in New York State; energy resources; hazardous wastes; Love Canal toxic waste site; Attica riot investigation; utilization of Fort Drum by the U.S. Army; and Union Station (Albany, N.Y.) renovation.

The series also includes policy review papers submitted to the Council on State Priorities by a number of state agencies in 1982.

B0294-07, B0294-13: These accretions consist of progress reports from state government agencies and commissions during the tenure of Governor W. Averell Harriman. The progress reports tracked the work and accomplishments in the agencies and commissions, and kept the governor informed of the widespread, complex and important activities of state government.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Other finding aids

A card file indexes this series alphabetically by title of report (index is incomplete).

B0294-82: Container list.

B0294-07, B0294-13: Folder list.

Custodial History

B0294-07, B0294-13: These accretions were transferred to Syracuse University by Governor Harriman in 1959. They were later transferred to the New York State Archives in June 2006, and were accessioned in November 2007 and May 2013, respectively.

B0294-07: In August 2018, New York State Archives staff identified several groups of records which were homogenous with materials previously accessioned as B0294-07. They were reunited with B0294-07 at that time. These records included those identified as series 137 and series 164 in the Syracuse University finding aid for the Harriman Papers, as well as unprocessed materials which were transferred as part of the Harriman Papers.

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