Business and Labor
New York State has long been at the center of American business, finance, and organized labor. Records of State government agencies, business enterprises, and labor unions help to document centuries of economic growth and change.
The State Archives holds records relating to state regulation of certain types of business, court proceedings involving business firms, and labor relations in the public sector.
Related Subject Guides
- New York State Factory Investigating Commission
- Lusk Committee (Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities)
- Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) Grievance Tracking System
- Tobacco Industry Records - provides an overview of the records of the Center for Tobacco Research and the Tobacco Institute, two trade groups whose records were turned over to the New York State Office of the Attorney General as part of a legal settlement.
You can continue your search for Business and Labor records by searching Excelsior, the online catalog of the New York State Archives and State Library; or the Historic Documents Inventory, the statewide section of Excelsior.