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The Attica Uprising and its Aftermath, 1971-2015
This Timeline of Events provides key dates in the history of the uprising and its aftermath. Beginning with the inmates' seizure of control of the facility, it traces the course of the legal actions that followed, concluding with the recent release of previously withheld portions of the Meyer investigation into criminal allegations against law enforcement.
The guide to Collections Relating to the 1971 Attica Correctional Facility Uprising provides information on the scope of records and the context in which they were created.
The Name Index includes individual names appearing in the records of various state agencies whose records are held by the New York State Archives. The following record series include entries specific to the Attica uprising:
- Special Investigation Files Relating to the Attica Uprising, approximately 1971-2001
- New York State Governor Audiovisual Records, 1951-1986
- Attica Correctional Facility inmate case files, 1940-2002
The Digital Collections topic, The Attica Uprising, allows you to search and browse digitized records from multiple series. The feature includes documents, audio, and video files from the New York State Governor, Department of Law, and Division of the State Police.