Protecting the Environment
These series contain images documenting the preservation and use of New York's environmental resources. Included are images relating to game control, forest conservation, and wilderness recreation, showing locations such as lakes, fish hatcheries, and game preserves.
14297. Photographic Prints and Negatives, ca. 1904- 1949. 46.3 cubic feet
Contains approximately 6,000 b/w glass plate negatives, film negatives, photoprints, and lantern slides relating to principal areas of department activity. The great majority of the photographs are in the form of either 8" x 10" glass plate negatives, 5" x 7" glass plate negatives, or 5" x 7" film negatives. Most date from the late 1920s to the 1940s and relate to major conservation topics such as fish and game control, forest conservation, and wilderness recreation. The images contain views of activity in locations such as lakes, streams, fish hatcheries, game preserves, nurseries, State campsites, hunting and trapping areas, and at department exhibits. Most of the photographs are filed in individual envelopes. There is a card subject index to a portion of the photographs. However, many of the photographs are not identified and it is difficult to access individual items. Arranged roughly chronologically.
Office of Planning Services.
B1052. Land Use and Natural Resources Inventory and Land Related Information System Aerial Photographs, 1967-1974, bulk 1968. 25 cubic feet
Consists of approximately 19,000 "LUNR" and "LRIS" b/w aerial photoprints prepared as part of a natural resources inventory of New York State. These prints, covering most of the State, were used to produce land overlay maps for the inventory. The photographs were taken at a scale of 1" = 2,000' (1:24,000). Each print is approximately 9" x 9" and contains the flight date and photo identification number. The high resolution of the prints makes discernible such features as agricultural land, forests, waterways, residential development, industrial/commercial development, roads, etc. The prints are indexed by a set of index maps. Arranged by photograph number.
Adirondack Park Agency.
14286. Project Files, 1973-1984. 14 cubic feet
Files relating to agency review of development within the Adirondack Park include approximately 1,200 photographs depicting sites being considered for development or during various stages of development. Most are b/w photographs varying in size from 3" x 4" to 8" x 10". The majority are photoprints but there are also some film negatives. Most are grouped in envelopes arranged by project number.