A Preliminary Guide to Historical Records Sources On Latinos In New York State
Appendix B: Potential Historical Records Sources on Latinos in New York State
New York State Repositories
25 Nottingham Court
Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone: (716) 873-9644
- International Institute of Buffalo, N.Y.
Early history and 1962 statistics
1 item (5 p.) ; 28 cm. (0.1 linear ft.).
Includes information about types of problems faced by new immigrants, and an activities round-up for 1962. Organized as a branch of the Buffalo Y.W.C.A. in 1918 to help immigrant women; became a separate agency in 1934 with a mission to help men and women of all immigrant groups.
Subject: Social work with immigrants -- New York (State) -- Buffalo.
535 W. 114th Street, MC 1129
801 Butler Library, Box 20
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-7083, Fax: (212) 854-5378
- Ethnic Groups and American Foreign Policy
This series of interviews is being conducted by Dr. Judith Goldstein to document the impact of American ethnic groups on the formulation of American foreign policy and their interaction with Congress in the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations. The collection includes interviews with members of the executive branch, senators, representatives, legislative assistants, scholars, journalists, lobbyists, and members of ethnic organizations. The project examines the history, foreign policy objectives, and methods of operation of individuals and organizations vis-a-vis specific international issues and events.
- New York Political Studies (Part III)
New York election of 1949: a series of interviews and speeches on the New York City and State elections of 1949 in an attempt to record history as it transpired and to cover all candidates and parties. Discussion of the issues of the campaign, including federal aid to education, Communism, municipal corruption, and minority problems is combined with an analyses of political organization and technique, voting of religious and nationality groups and the effect of labor union support and newspaper coverage upon the election.
Jessie Van Vechten Vedder Memorial Library
- Greene County Inter-Racial Council
0.3 cubic ft.
Correspondence, clippings, minutes, financial records, and other miscellaneous records concerning programs, contracts with school and public officials, and other activities of the Council whose aims included better inter-racial communications and the elimination of racism.
Subjects: Racism -- New York (State) -- Greene County. ;Greene County (N.Y.) -- Race relations.
- Larchmont Public Library (Larchmont, N.Y.)
Local history vertical files, 1916-1987.
ca. 20 cubic ft.Arrangement: By subject.
Clippings, booklets, articles, newsletters, circulars, speeches, pamphlets, programs, reports, and other items pertaining to the history of Larchmont, the Town of Mamaroneck, and neighboring villages of Rye, Port Chester, Scarsdale, and New Rochelle. Subjects include the Hutchinson River, Indians, the American Revolution, architecture, churches, buildings, historic sites, housing, environment, government, business, harbors, local people, cemeteries, politics and elections, ethnic groups, refugees and emigrants, fire department, schools, cultural events, local authors, and libraries.
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 337-1300
In addition to selected national microfilm records, this branch includes original regional records from New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
This branch of the National Archives holds more than 9,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the Revolutionary War to the present. The original records include photographs, maps, and architectural drawings relating to regional history, and include subjects such as regional court records, U.S. customs records, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Among their national records on microfilm are U.S. census records for all states from 1790-1920, excluding 1890; census records indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920; various military service records; passenger arrival lists for 1820-1847 and 1897-1948; naturalization records for 1792-1906; concentration camp records; and New York City directories.
Some collections that may include information on Latinos are listed here. Other collections might also contain relevant information:
- Record Group 276
RECORDS OF THE U.S. COURTS OF APPEALS
Dates: 1891-1968 Volume: 5,191 cubic feet
- Record Group 338
RECORDS OF U.S. ARMY COMMANDS, [1942- ]
Volume: 35 cubic feet
- Record Group 118
RECORDS OF UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
Volume: 2,191 cubic feet
- Record Group 146
RECORDS OF THE U.S. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Volume: 7 cubic feet
- Record Group 323
RECORDS OF THE PUERTO RICO RECONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION
Volume: 584 cubic feet
- Record Group 21
RECORDS OF DISTRICT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES
Volume: 42,531 cubic feet
Records of . . . circuit and district courts . . . . The records document the actions of Federal district and circuit courts, which have jurisdiction over naturalization, bankruptcy, civil (law, equity, and admiralty), and criminal cases. Among general topics covered are biography, civil rights, commerce and corporate history, demographics, genealogy, immigration and ethnic groups, the impact of Federal regulatory programs, judicial administration, labor relations and union activity, maritime history, and State and local political activity.
. . . There are also . . . naturalization papers - declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, depositions, and certificates of naturalization . . . .
- Record Group 85
RECORDS OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE
Volume: 1,261 cubic feet
National Baseball Library. A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center
National Baseball Hall of Fame Library
25 Main Street, P.O. Box 590
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-0330 or (607) 547-0335, Fax: (607) 547-4094
Archives: contains information on players, teams, newspaper clippings, and ephemera: no detail available on web site
- The National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown, New York
: a case study By Robert Cognato, 1999
Mixed Materials, vi, 89 leaves 1 folder
"November 22, 1999" Title from cover. Thesis (MA) -- Queens College, City College of New York, 1999. Provides an overview of the collections and policies of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Subject: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. -- Library -- History.; Sala, Megan.
NYC Dept. of Records and Information Services
Chambers Street, Room 101
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 788-8580, Fax: (212) 385-0984
- New York (N.Y.). Office of the Mayor (1978-1989 : Koch). Office of
Subject files, 1985-1989.
13 cubic feet.
Restricted access; advance notice required.
The Office of Immigrant Affairs is one of several constituency offices under the Mayor's Office. The constituency offices act as the Mayor's liaisons to the communities and serve as advocates within the government for the needs of these constituents.
The records consists of reports, newsclippings, pamphlets, magazines, and some correspondence.Some files deal with specific nationalities and the situations they are faced with upon arriving in New York City. Some of the subjects covered are health care, language issues, sweatshops, and undocumented aliens.
- 13682-78. New York (State). Governor (1959-1973 : Rockefeller).
Central subject and correspondence files, 1959-1973.
520 microfilm reels (positive). Alphabetical by subject.
Microfilmed by Governor's Office, 1975. Originals held by Rockefeller Archives Center, Pocantico Hills, N. Tarrytown, NY 10591.
Major subject areas covered by the correspondence files of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1959-1973, include:
- Vietnam War: widespread citizen opposition to American involvement; protests, including flag and draft card burnings and the 1969 "Moratorium"; bombing of North Vietnam; peace negotiations; returning prisoners of war and efforts to locate additional prisoners of war and missing in action; and employment of and assistance to veterans
- other international and defense issues: Soviet Party Chairman Krushchev's visit to the United States and reaction to the U-2 incident; Soviet troops and weapons in Cuba, requests from Cuban exiles for help in overthrowing the Communist government, and resettlement of Cuban refugees;
- 10994. New York (State). Governor's Committee to Review New York State
Laws and Procedures in the Area of Human Rights. Public hearing, research,
and report files, 1966-1968.
4 cu. ft.
Organized into two subseries: 1. Report Files, 1966-1968, .7 cubic foot; 2. Subject Files, 1966-1968, 3.3 cubic feet. Alphabetical by subject or type of record.
In light of the continuing human rights movement in the 1960s, Governor Nelson Rockefeller saw a need to review New York's outdated human rights laws, administrative machinery, and procedures. On August 10, 1967, the Governor appointed a Committee to carry out this review.
Areas of study and activity by the Committee were: improvement in structure, functions, and procedures of the State Commission for Human Rights; the nature of the relations between the State Commission for Human Rights and local, state, and federal agencies, advisory councils, non-governmental bodies, and the public; establishment of responsibility in the state for policy making and continued research in the area of human rights; and new areas for legislation, and review and recommendations for improvement of existing problem legislation.
In carrying out its study, the Committee: consulted experts in human rights including business, labor, and academic leaders and local, state, and federal government officials;reviewed local, state, federal, and model anti-discrimination and civil rights acts and procedures; conducted public hearings in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and New York City; and reviewed other studies and reports.
In its final report to the Governor submitted March 27, 1968, the Committee made a number of recommendations including: abolish the State Commission for Human Rights and establish a new Division of Human Rights and a Human Rights Review Board in the Executive Department; reorganize and expand legislative provisions against discrimination in employment; clarify definition of "places of public accommodation" and define as discriminatory exclusion from such places on the basis of sex; prohibit discrimination in public educational institutions; allow fewer exemptions from provisions prohibiting discrimination in rental housing; prohibit discrimination based on sex in most real estate transactions; prohibit discrimination in provision of public services, in business, trade, or professional associations, and in commercial transactions; and implement and expand the Governor's program to promote equal opportunity in state employment.
The Committee also made a number of recommendations regarding procedures for enforcing human rights provisions by the proposed new Division of Human Rights. Finally, the Committee proposed a new Human Rights Law to establish the Division of Human Rights and prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, educational institutions, and real estate transactions.
This series is the central file of correspondence, public hearing information, and background materials maintained by the Committee in carrying out its studies and producing its report. The records reflect the Committee's charge to review and make recommendations concerning New York's human rights laws and procedures. The series is organized into two subseries as described below.
Subseries 1: Report Files, 1966-1968, .7 cubic foot. This subseries contains early drafts, final drafts, and the final version of the Committee's report to the Governor and of the proposed statute contained in the report. Also included are comments from Committee members and other interested parties on the drafts of the report and statute.
Subseries 2: Subject Files, 1966-1968, 3.3 cubic feet. This subseries contains conrrespondence and background materials gathered by the Committee during its study. The records concern such issues as: equal opportunity in New York's civil service system application of affirmative action provisions to state contracting; banking and loan guarantee opportunities for minorities; employment discrimination; restrictions on employers' use of arrest records in hiring; segregation and discrimination in education; housing programs and discrimination in housing; and status of migrant workers.
The files contain such records as: correspondence to the Committee from individuals and organizations with an interest in human rights giving advice, statements, or information; public hearing transcripts and statements; reports of consultants regarding equal opportunity; Division of the Budget's management survey of the State Commission for Human Rights; human rights legislation and legislative proposals from New York and other states; meeting minutes; and press releases, clippings, and articles.
Finding aids: Container list.
Linking entry note: Agency record NYSV87-a1515 describes the history and functions of the Governor resulting in creation of record series. Agency record NYSV89-a221 describes the history and functions of the Executive Dept. resulting in creation of record series.
- 16082. New York (State). Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
Executive director's subject files, 1982-1992.
77 cu. ft.
In addition to administrative files, the series typically includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, treatment program audits, and copies of contracts and agreements relating to various regulatory and public education programs of the division. Also present are files concerning related task forces, advisory councils, and division program initiatives to treat or curb substance abuse.
This accretion consists of the files of director Arthur Y. Webb. General subjects include licensing; research and evaluation; affirmative action; capital development; Medicaid; AIDS; criminal justice; and family support. There is information on the "Target Cities" grant program, the Task Force on Integrated Projects, the Advisory Council on Substance Abuse, and various methadone programs. Also included is a file on the director's trip to London in July 1991.
Subject: Substance abuse--New York (State)
- L0002. New York (State). Legislature. Program and Counsel Staff.
Hearing files, transcripts, and audio tapes, 1956-1996.
168.75 cu. ft.
This series consists of hearing files and transcripts produced by standing and special committees of the Assembly and filed with the Hearing Coordinator in the Assembly Program and Counsel Staff Office. The hearing files contain lists of witnesses, public hearing registration cards for each speaker at a hearing, written statements submitted in lieu of appearance at a hearing, supporting printed material, notice of hearing with reply form for person wishing to testify, rough notes on the hearing kept by Assembly staff, an "Activity Report" summarizing the proceedings at the hearing, and related correspondence. The hearing transcripts were made by commercial reporting services. The series is incomplete because some hearing transcripts never reach the Assembly Program and Counsel Staff Office (this is particularly true of hearings held outside Albany). Committee hearings are held pursuant to the Legislative Law.
L0002-94: This accretion documents hearings held by two Assembly committees: Small Business; and Commerce, Industry, and Economic Development. Material includes summaries of interviews, press releases, registrations, requests for hearings, background reports, and hearing transcripts. Most of the hearings documented deal with issues related to small business such as crime, minority discrimination, and business finance. There are no audio tapes in this accretion.
L0002-97: This accretion consists of transcripts of hearings of various assembly and senate standing and joint committees, including the assembly committees on Health, Insurance, and Higher Education, and the senate committees on Health, Child Care, and Insurance and Health. The bulk of the hearings relate to health matters, and date from 1988-1989. Topics include AIDS and persons with HIV; health insurance; access to health care; medical malpractice; patient confidentiality; and indoor air quality. There are no audiotapes in the accretion.
Coulter Library, Syracuse, NY
- Onondaga Community College. Promotions and Recruitment Committee.
0.1 cubic ft.
Addressed minority student recruitment as well as general student recruitment. Memos, guidelines, and minutes.Forms part of: Faculty Committee Records.
Subject: Minorities--Education (Higher)
- Onondaga Community College.
Ad hoc committees' records, 1963-1982.
0.8 cubic ft.
Memos, minutes, reports, and procedures of committees on academic restructuring, bookstore, faculty evaluation, grade dispute procedures, internal relations, minority students' concerns, professional rights and ethics, and student opinion of teaching. Forms part of: Faculty Committee Records.
Subject: Minorities--Education (Higher)
Host item entry: Onondaga Community College. Faculty Committee records.
- Port Chester Public Library (Port Chester, NY).
Local history collection, 1861-1988.
ca. 3 cubic ft.
Collection concerns the history of Port Chester and the Town of Rye and consists of two parts: a vertical file containing bulletins, clippings, newsletters, programs, booklets, histories, reports, and maps, 1951-1988; and shelves of pamphlets, typescript articles, theses, and genealogies. Subjects include education, minorities, government, churches, the Port Chester Public Library, industries, redevelopment, parks, housing, the Jewish Center, zoning, hospitals, urban rehabilitation, Afro-Americans in Westchester County, and historic houses. Of note are transcribed copies of wills, 1951, written by New Rochelle people for 1784-1830; and a genealogy of the Griffen family by Chas. Field Griffen, 1900, containing excerpts and copies of original family papers.
Subject: Minorities--New York (State)--Rye.
Port Washington, NY
- Port Washington Public Library.
Oral history collection, 1980-1989.
ca. 200 items. Audio tapes. Video tapes. Transcripts of audio tapes.
Audio tapes, transcribed, and a few video tapes of oral history interviews on African-Americans in Port Washington, sandmining on Long Island, workers on Long Island estates, aviation, Main Street School in Port Washington, Port Washington Play Troupe, nautical life, and reminiscences and local history of Port Washington. Many of the people interviewed were immigrants to the United States.
Interviews are restricted in part. Unpublished guide. Name and subject index.