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CPC Catalog > Organization: New York State Library

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222 Madison Ave

Albany, NY 12230

Description:

The New York State Library is part of the Office of Cultural Education, within the New York State Education Department. The Library serves three major constituencies:

The Research Library, which was established in 1818, collects, preserves and makes available materials that support State government work. The Library's collections, now numbering over 20 million items, may also be used by other researchers on-site, online and via interlibrary loan.

The Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) lends braille and audio books and magazines, and special playback equipment to residents of the 55 upstate counties of New York State who are unable to read printed materials because of a visual or physical disability.

The Division of Library Development works in partnership with 73 library systems to bring library services to the millions of people who use New York's academic, public, school and special libraries. Library Development also administers State and Federal grant programs that provide aid for library services.

Categories:

Collections:
Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1883
Irving Goodwin Vann Papers, 1863-1918
Pomeroy Burton Papers, 1903-1907
Ernst Held Papers, 1849-1915
Grover Cleveland Papers, 1867-1908
James Arkell to Grover Cleveland, 23 Feb. 1884
David Bennett Hill Papers, 1872-1920
Andrew J. Thompson to Grover Cleveland, 22 Feb. 1884
William Gorham Rice Papers, 1841-1937

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1883

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Draft of Thanksgiving proclamation by Cleveland as governor of New York, 1883.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/155460731

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Irving Goodwin Vann Papers, 1863-1918

Vann, Irving G. (Irving Goodwin). 1842-1921. Lawyer and jurist from Syracuse, New York; justice of New York State Court of Appeals, 1896-1913. These papers consists chiefly of correspondence related to Judge Irving Vann's career in New York State politics and government. His correspondents included a number of prominent individuals in state and federal politics and government in late 19th century and early 20th century: William Howard Taft, Charles S. Whitman, Charles E. Hughes, Chauncey M. Depew, Frank S. Black, Alton B. Parker, Theodore Roosevelt, and Elihu Root. The letters concern politics, legal, and judicial matters. These papers also include extensive documentation relative to the impeachment of New York State Governor William Sulzer.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122519793

Size
2 cubic ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Pomeroy Burton Papers, 1903-1907

Burton, Pomeroy. Editor of the NEW YORK WORLD. Letters to Burton as editor of the NEW YORK WORLD from authors, politicians, journalists, and artists concerning their work being published in the WORLD, discussing contemporary issues, or in response to requests for articles or interviews. Correspondents include William Jennings Bryan on the role of war in the national welfare and William Sydney Porter (O'Henry) on illustrations for one of his stories. Other correspondents include Edward Bok, Grover Cleveland, William McAdoo, Whitelaw Reid, Frederic Remington, and Ida M. Tarbell.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/155490651

Size
0.2 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Ernst Held Papers, 1849-1915

Held, Ernst, 1823-1915. Ernst Held, a refugee from the German Revolution of 1848, was a music teacher, composer and critic, artist, poet, and writer; he was active in advancing the artistic and intellectual life of Syracuse, New York. Two scrapbooks, one commemorating Ernst Held's fiftieth anniversary as music teacher and containing letters from individuals including President Grover Cleveland and Ambassador Andrew Dickson White, visiting cards, and printed tributes; a second scrapbook comprised mainly of clippings documents Held's prolific contribution to local newspapers, and his standing in the community. Personal correspondence includes an autographed letter from Baron Alfred Tennyson. Musical compositions, lyrics and programs; poems written and translated by Held; manuscripts for publication or public lectures include biographical material, and history and reminiscences of his experiences during the German Revolution of 1848. Notebook assembled by Held: "Portrait Sketches of Noted Men Drawn From Life by an Amateur," containing forty-five portraits, some autographed by their subjects, drawn by Held of prominent public figures who made appearances in Syracuse ca. 1850s-1880s, accompanied with biographical sketches and a forward written by Held; also photographic prints.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/155416582

Size
0.5 cubic feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland Papers, 1867-1908

Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908. A collection comprised chiefly of handwritten letters of Grover Cleveland that relate to matters of his professional, political, and personal life from 1867 to 1908. Letterhead represented here include the offices of Erie County Sheriff, Mayor of Buffalo, Governor of New York State, and President of the United States. This collection also includes texts of speeches delivered by Cleveland later in life such as memorial addresses in honor of Thomas Bayard, Abram Hewitt, and Carl Schurz; an address for Tamworth, New Hampshire, Old Home Week, and at the inauguration of John H. Finley as President of the City University of New York. Lastly, this collection includes a facsimile of Cleveland's last will and testament, February 21, 1906.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122641107

Size
0.75 cubic feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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James Arkell to Grover Cleveland, 23 Feb. 1884

James Arkell to N.Y. State Governor Cleveland, February 23, 1884. Letter written at Albany, N.Y. to N.Y. State Governor, Grover Cleveland. "I beg to enclose a letter just received from a prominent citizen of Fulton Co. - on the amendments proposed as the charter of Johnstown.".

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122486973

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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David Bennett Hill Papers, 1872-1920

Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910. Hill was a lawyer and politician. He served as a United States Senator, and as Governor of New York. This collection consists of two series. Series I is the papers created by Hill and relate to his political and official activities as Governor of New York State, 1885-1891 and as a U.S. Senator, 1892-1897. This series consists mainly of correspondence arranged chronologically. Generally the correspondence concerns election campaign activities and matters of political patronage as well as official duties. Prominent correspondents include Grover Cleveland (letters stored in the vault), Daniel S. Lamont, Roswell P. Flower and Samuel B. Tilden. Other papers include: material related to various legal cases, petitions regarding bills in the New York State Legislature, and copies of printed speeches. Lastly there is correspondence related to Hill's estate compiled by Peter Manwiller, the principal executor. Series II is the papers of George S. Bixby related to his work on an unpublished biography "The Life and Times of David Bennett Hill." Included among these papers are two drafts of the manuscript, Bixby's research notes, annotated speeches of Hill's and newsclippings.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122582806

Size
66 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Andrew J. Thompson to Grover Cleveland, 22 Feb. 1884

Andrew J. Thompson to N.Y. State Governor Cleveland, February 22, 1884. Letter written at Johnstown, N.Y. to N.Y. State Governor, Grover Cleveland. "We hear from our Member of Assembly that you object to the provision in our charter now before you for approval, of electing officers by wards, allow me to refer you to the charter of Amsterdam, ...which elects their officers by wards, and it works admirable so they inform us...".

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/86164575

Size
4 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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William Gorham Rice Papers, 1841-1937

Rice, William Gorham, 1856-1945. Rice was born in Albany, N.Y. and attended the Albany Academy. He married Harriet Langdon Pruyn, daughter of John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn in 1892. Rice was Assistant Paymaster General of the New York State National Guard and secretary to Governor Cleveland. In 1895 he became U.S. Civil Service Commissioner. He later served as a member of the New York State Civil Service Commission. Rice was the author of several works on carillons and was an expert on the subject. The photographic material includes three boxes of magic lantern slides showing carillons in the U.S. and Canada, the League of Nations building in Geneva and scenes from the Netherlands. Many of these pictures were used in Rice's carillon books.

These papers relate mainly to Rice's research on a Grover Cleveland biography and on carillons. They include correspondence, research notes, copies of articles, manuscripts of publications and photographic material. The Cleveland material has good personal and political content and includes material on the 1884 presidential campaign. The carillon material mostly relates to Rice's two books on the subject. There is also official correspondence from the Civil Service Commission and material related to legislation authorizing the construction of the Broadway Arcade Railroad. In addition, these papers include personal correspondence between Rice and Edgar Apgar, letters from Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Wilson regarding the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for World Peace, and a collection of letters from American political figures including: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, Alfred E. Smith, Herbert Lehman, Thomas E. Dewey and Robert Moses.
William Gorham Rice Papers, 1841-1937.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122578198

Size
27 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Woodrow Wilson

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Herbert Hoover

- William Taft

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