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This collection is arranged in seven series: Series I: Catalogued Material; Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence; Series III: Personal and Political Papers; Series IV: 1979 Addition - Temporary State Charter Commission; Series V: 1980 Addition; Series VI: 1986 Addition - State Charter Revision, Koch Mayoral Campaign; Series VII: 1993 Addition - New Democratic Club, New York City Democratic Committee
Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials, almost entirely of a political nature and comprised largely of his leadership of the Democratic County Committee of New York, 1962-1964. Also included are files relating to a number of election campaigns in which he was involved, including those of Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey in 1968. The manuscript and related material for his book"Behind Closed Doors: Politics in the Public Interest." (New York, 1966), are also included. Among the major correspondents are Mario Cuomo, James A. Farley, Hubert H. Humphrey, Robert F. Kennedy, Herbert H. Lehman, Adam Clayton Powell, Adlai E. Stevenson, and Robert F. Wagner, Jr. 1979 ADDITION: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, documents, and minutes of the Temporary State Charter Revision Commission for the City of New York, 1972-1976. 1986 ADDITION: Political correspondence, 1957-1981, nearly half of which includes materials relating to the 1977 New York City mayoral campaign of Edward I. Koch, and additional files on charter revision.
1979 Addition: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, documents, and minutes of the Temporary State Charter Revision Commission for the City of New York, 1972-1976.
1986 Addition: Political correspondence 1957-1981, nearly hal;f of which includes materials relating to the 1977 New York City mayoral campaign of Edward I. Koch, and additional files on charter revision.
1993 Addition: Correspondence which chronicles the political activities of the New Democratic Club in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward N.Costikyan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed ACR 10/--/86.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Edward Nazar Costikyan, politician and lawyer. Columbia University A.B., 1947; LL.B., 1949.