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New York State Crime Commission records, 1942-1953

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0927
Bib ID 4079160 View CLIO record
Creator(s) New York (State). Crime Commission ; Lithgow, Osborne
Title New York State Crime Commission records, 1942-1953
Physical Description 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 4 series.

Description

Summary

Papers relating to the investigation of waterfront crime, 1952-1953. Also, public hearings at Canton, N.Y., July 18-20, 1951.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York State Crime Commission records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Reprocessed Cristine Lovelace 3/5/2005.

Revision Description

2010-02-18 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Crime -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Criminal investigation -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Waterfronts -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Lithgow Osborne was a member of the Commission.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Folder 1 From [Ben] To Hon. Joseph M. Proskauer, cc Messrs. Harlan, Wilkinson, Osborne and Mulrooney, June 5, 1953


Box 1 Folder 1 From Eugene Goddard, Chairman of the State of New York Joint Legislative Committee to make a Study of Election Law and Related Statutes, to the State Crime Commission, September 15, 1953


Box 1 Folder 1 From [Ben] to Judge Proskauer, cc. Hon. Edward P. Mulrooney and Hon. Lithgow Osborne., September 17, 1953


Box 1 Folder 2 From Lithgow Osborne to Hon. Joseph N. Proskauer, included memorandum on a possible recommendation to the Governor and Legislature by the State Crime Commission aimed at decreasing the influence of organized crime on our political processes, November 20, 1952


Box 1 Folder 2 From Elsie M. Kerr, secretary to Mr. Osborne, to Miss Lillian M . Murphy, administrator, Department of Marine and Aviation, New York, July 15, 1953


Box 1 Folder 2 From Lithgow Osborne, to Hon. Joseph M. Proskauer, cc. Ben Matthew, September 22, 1953

Series II: Manuscripts


Box 1 Folder 3 Waterfront Public Hearing, testimony of: A.P. Guistra, December 18, 1952


Box 1 Folder 3 Waterfront Public Hearing, testimony of: C. Scannavino, December 18, 1952


Box 1 Folder 3 Waterfront Public Hearing, testimony of: J. Mangiameli, December 18, 1952


Box 1 Folder 3 Waterfront Public Hearing, testimony of: S. Camarda, December 18, 1952


Box 1 Folder 3 Waterfront Public Hearing, testimony of: H.S. Lipman, December 18, 1952


Box 1 Folder 3 Waterfront Public Hearing, testimony of: A.V. Camarda, December 18, 1952


Box 1 Folder 3 Waterfront Public Hearing, testimony of: M. Russo, December 19, 1952


Box 1 Folder 4 Handwritten notes from testimony (Includes thoughts of author, possible Lithgow Osborne, on physical characteristics of testifiers), 1952-1953


Box 1 Folder 5 Financial Questionnaire, [1952]


Box 1 Folder 6 Supreme Court, Appelate Division Charles Haydon vs. Joseph M. Proskauer, Chairman, Ignatius M. Wilkinson, Vice-Chairman, Edward P. Mulrooney, Lithgow Osborne and Samuel P. Capen, as members constituting the New York State Crime Commission., April 7, 1953


Box 1 Folder 7 Digest of information on certain arrest records – Confidential, [1952]


Box 1 Folder 8 Proposed paragraphs for insertion in Commission's Report re: General legislation applicable to labor unions, [1952]


Box 1 Folder 9 Waterfront report, for discussion of sections, [1952]


Box 1 Folder 10 Interim report of evidence adduced by the State Crime Commission relating to Six Brooklyn Locals of the International Longshoremen's Association, by Peter M. Brown, Robert J. Ensher and George Berlstein, marked secret and confidential, September 1952


Box 1 Folder 11 A report by the New York State Crime Commission to the Governor and Legislature of the State of New York (draft), 1952


Box 1 Folder 12 Recommendations relating to waterfront labor employed on piers or wharves, January 1953


Box 1 Folder 13 First report of the New York State Crime Commission to the Governor, the Attorney General and the Legislature (drafts), with covering memo from B.A.M. to Lithgow Osborne, January 1953


Box 1 Folder 14 Second Report to the Governor and the Legislature of the State of New York, second of a series of reports by the New York State Crime Commission, embodying observations and recommendations based upon investigations conducted by the Commission (drafts), January 1953


Box 1 Folder 15 Proposed draft of section dealing with Luchese, February 6, 1953


Box 1 Folder 16 Memorandum of draft of proposed recommendations relating to the waterfront, February 24, 1953


Box 1 Folder 17 Revised draft of proposed recommendations and covering memo from Leslie H. Arps to Commissioner Lithgow Osborne, March 6, 1953


Box 1 Folder 18 Third report to the Governor and the Legislature of the State of New York (drafts) includes covering memo from B.A. Matthews to Lithgow Osborne, March 11, 1953


Box 1 Folder 19 Third report to the Governor, the Attorney General and the Legislature of the State of New York (draft for comments) includes covering letter from Ben A. Matthews to Lithgow Osborne, April 3, 1953



Box 2 Folder 20 Crime Commission, copies of draft bills for third report Marked "Confidential", June 1953


Box 2 Folder 21 Fourth Report of the New York State Crime Commission to the Governor, the Attorney General and the Legislature of the State of New York (draft), April 20, 1953


Box 2 Folder 22 "The Invisible Men" Memorandum on the plan of the book and point of view of the Authors, 1953

Series III: Research Papers & Documents


Box 2 Folder 23 Officers of six Brooklyn ILA Locals before and after the 1940 investigation by the Kings County District Attorney's Office,1952


Box 2 Folder 24 Chart showing associations of Edward J. McGrath, and toll calls made and received by subject, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 25 Large poster – New York State Crime Commission Tabulation of minimum and formula amounts paid to public loaders, 1953


Box 2 Folder 26 Small poster - New York State Crime Commission Tabulation of minimum and formula amounts paid to public loaders, 1953


Box 2 Folder 27 Memorandum of patronage appointments sampling, Supreme Court, First Judicial District, 1946-1951 [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 28 List of present male district leaders who have worked in courts, January 1952


Box 2 Folder 29 Income of Joseph A. Marcell (Loaders Collection Service) and payments to "solicitors" for the period Jan. 1, 1945-Dec. 31, 1951, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 30 Alex di Brizzi, Income from positions and ILA Orgs and known gratuities received, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 31 Commission drivers and chauffeurs union statement of receipts 1945-1952 and Analysis of receipts and deposits 1945-1949, 1952


Box 2 Folder 32 Monies distributed from partnerships of A. Costa Jr. & Son and Service Collection Co., to named partners 1946-1952, 1952


Box 2 Folder 33 Thomas W. Gleason, income, gratuities, cross examination, sulphur deal, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 34 India Wharf Loaders, ratio of machine rental income of total operating income 1944-1951, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 35 India Wharf Loaders, distributions to the Doyle Brothers, as profits or salaries 1944-1951, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 36 International Longshoremen's Association, payments, statement of receipts and disbursements 1947-1952, 1952


Box 2 Folder 37 Salvatore Padula and Peter Costello, Sr., withdrawals 1946-1950, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 38 Pittston Stevedoring Corp., known payments to ILA officials and delegates, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 39 George Sellenthin Inc., earnings of steady employees 1948-1951, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 40 Tabulation of amounts paid to loaders for 1949, 1953


Box 2 Folder 41 Cargo losses on voyages leaving and entering Port of New York 1949-1950, 1952


Box 2 Folder 42 Loading of perishables, Pier 34, North River, condensed statement of Operations, 1949-1951, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 43 Condensed operating statements, 1952


Box 2 Folder 44 Employment in any federal, state or local unit of government of present male district leaders, 1952


Box 2 Folder 45 Bill to amend the General Associations Law by adding thereto a new article entitled Article II, [1952?]


Box 2 Folder 46 Bill 1083, Act to amend civil rights law and report on bill/disapproved, March 1953


Box 2 Folder 47 Memo filed with Assembly Bill, introductory #9, print #9: bill establishing Waterfront Commission for New York Harbor, June 1953


Box 2 Folder 48 An Act to enter into a compact with the state of New Jersey for the reduction of criminal and corrupt practices in the handling of waterborne freight within the port of New York district and the regularization of the employment of waterfront labor, September 1953


Box 2 Folder 49 An Act relating to unfair waterfront practices, December 1953

Series IV: Publications


Box 2 Folder 50 New York City Anti-Crime Committee Annual Report, 1952


Box 2 Folder 51 "First Report to the Governor, the Attorney General and the Legislature of the State of New York" authored by the New York State Crime Commission, January 23, 1953


Box 2 Folder 52 "Statutory Plan recommended by the Port of New York Authority", January 1953


Box 2 Folder 53 News releases, State of New York, 1953


Box 2 Folder 54 News release from Xavier Institute of Industrial Relations re: recommendations of Rev. John M. Corridan, submitted to New York State Crime Commission, 1953


Box 2 Folder 55 Newspaper clippings, 1953



Box 3 Ogdensburg Public Hearing No. 1 at Canton, New York, July 18, 19 and 20, 1951 Volumes 1, 2 and 3 (bound)