New York State Freedom Trail Commission Records

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

The series includes Freedom Trail Commission administrative and operational records, as well as publications and public materials related to the commission.
0.96 cubic feet; 278 files (22.4 MB)
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The series includes administrative and operational records as well as publications and public materials related to the Freedom Trail Commission.

The administrative and operational records include annual reports; meeting agendas; minutes and notes; commission member related materials such as lists of members, contact information of members, and correspondence; copies of the New York State Freedom Trail Study project report; and research photos and slides of grave sites and homes connected with abolitionists and the Underground Railroad. Series also includes copies of original photographs, muster rolls, and slave census records.

Publications and public materials include a summary of activities for possible use in press releases; logo; newspaper clippings; commission brochures; a commission supported performance program, 2001 and 2002 commission publication of African American Resource Guide; and Request for Proposals and other materials related to development of an interdisciplinary curriculum for multiple grade levels. There are also documents containing materials related to a curriculum project sponsored by the New York State Museum. It is unclear if the curriculum materials were developed in conjunction with the Freedom Trail Commission. Exhibit design and small-scale panels are from the New York State Library's Manuscripts and Special Collections materials.

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

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under the following RDAs: 90202, 90336, 90338, and 90372.

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Contents Box

Accretion: B2587-18
Exhibit materials 1
Freedom Trail program study materials 2