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Edward N.Costikyan papers, 1952-1985

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, documents, minutes, manuscripts and printed matter, 1952-1985, pertaining to Edward Nazar Costikyan, politician and lawyer.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0287
Bib ID 4079678 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Costikyan, Edward N., 1924-2012
Title Edward N.Costikyan papers, 1952-1985
Physical Description 20.5 linear feet (47 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series.

Description

Summary

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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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward N.Costikyan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Edward N. Costikyan, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1985& 1986.

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Processing Information

Processed ACR 10/--/86.

Revision Description

2012-05-04 XML document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

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

Subject Headings

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Appointment books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prospectuses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Resumes (personnel records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Surveys Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tape recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Cuomo, Mario M., 1932-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Democratic Party (N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koch, Ed, 1924-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehman, Herbert H (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political campaigns Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political participation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stevenson, Adlai E (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wagner, Robert F (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Edward Nazar Costikyan, politician and lawyer. Columbia University A.B., 1947; LL.B., 1949.

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Series I: Catalogued Material

Includes cataloged correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs.


Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1A-1B Beame, Abraham David


Box 1A-1B Berle, Adolph A.


Box 1A-1B Buckley, William F.


Box 1A-1B Cuomo, Mario


Box 1A-1B Duke, Angier Biddle


Box 1A-1B Farley, James A.


Box 1A-1B Finletter, Thomas K.


Box 1A-1B Harriman, W. Averell


Box 1A-1B Hogan, Frank S.


Box 1A-1B Humphrey, Hubert Horatio


Box 1A-1B Kelley, Walt


Box 1A-1B Kennedy, John Fitzgerald


Box 1A-1B Kennedy, Robert F.


Box 1A-1B Koch, Edward I.


Box 1A-1B Lefkowitz, Louis J.


Box 1A-1B Lehman, Herbert H.


Box 1A-1B Medina, Harold R.


Box 1A-1B Moynihan, Daniel Patrick


Box 1A-1B Muskie, Edmund S.


Box 1A-1B O'Dwyer, Paul


Box 1A-1B Powell, Adam Clayton


Box 1A-1B Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich


Box 1A-1B Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt (Mrs. Franklin D.)


Box 1A-1B Rosenman, Samuel I.


Box 1A-1B Stevenson, Adlai E.


Box 1A-1B Sutton, Percy E.


Box 1A-1B Wagner, Robert F., Jr.


Box 1A-1B Wirtz, W. Willard


Box 1A-1B Cataloged Manuscript: Lehman, Maxwell. The Koch Book. 1977 (1985 addition), 1977


Box 1A-1B Catalogued Photograph: Hubert H. Humphrey

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence



Box 2 1955-1959



Box 3 1960-1962



Box 4 1962-1963



Box 5 1963-1964



Box 6 1965 (Sequence continues in Series V: 1980 Addition, Boxes 33-34), 1965

Series III: Personal and Political Papers


Personal


Box 6 Invitations


Box 6 Mailing lists


Box 6 Millier, Irene B.


Box 6 Press Releases and Statements


Box 6 Richmond, Frederick W.


Box 6 Speeches


Box 6 Television and Radio


Box 6 Youth Wants to Know


Box 6 Miscellaneous



Box 7 Behind Closed Doors: Politics in the Public Interest (New York, 1966). Manuscript and related material


Box 7 Datebooks, 1962-1964


Political



Box 8 Campaigns


Box 8 Abram


Box 8 Beame


Box 8 Humphrey


Box 8 Johnson/Humphrey/R. Kennedy


Box 8 McCarthy


Box 8 Macchia



Box 9 Schumacher


Box 9 Silverman


Box 9 Spiegel


Box 9 Miscellaneous literature


Box 9 Democratic Citizen's Committee, 1952-1953


Democratic County Committee of New York


Box 9 Correspondence


Box 9 Committee for Democratic Voters


Box 9 Dinners and Affairs


Box 9 District Leaders' Communications


Box 9 Election, 1964


Box 9 Fair Apportionment Campaign


Box 9 Financial Statements


Box 9 Madison Square Garden Rally, 1964


Box 9 New York Central Railroad (B. Kassal)


Box 9 Proceedings, 1961-1963


Box 9 Public Relations



Box 10 Reform Program


Rules and Regulations


Box 10 Democratic Party


Box 10 Miscellaneous


Box 10 Memoranda


Box 10 New Democratic Club (see also Box 41 A)


Box 10 New York City- Opinion and Election Surveys, 1962-1963, 1965, 1962-1963, 1965



Box 11 Patronage


Box 11 New York County, 1962-1964


Box 11 Surrogates and attorneys lists; resumes; miscellaneous


Box 11 Stevenson-for-President Club (Barbera) -1960


Box 11 Wright vs. Rockerfeller, 1962


Box 11 Miscellaneous, 1953-1961 and n.d., 1953-1961, n.d.



Box 12 Tape Recordings (3)


Box 12 Photographs


Printed


Box 12 Clippings


Box 12 Miscellaneous

Series IV: 1979 Addition - Temporary State Charter Commission, 1979


Temporary State Charter Commission for the City of New York, 1972-1975



Box 13 Correspondences, 1972-1976 (3 Volumes), 1972-1976



Box 14 Cases


Box 14 Census


Box 14 Charter Materials


Box 14 Confidential


Costikyan


Box 14 London Report


Box 14 Remarks, 7/10/1974


Box 14 Speech, Decentralization...


Box 14 Testimony


Box 14 Diagrams


Box 14 Drafts



Box 15 Analysis of City Service


Box 15 Bar Association Study



Box 16 Drafts for Discussion


Box 16 Drafts, Final, for Discussion


Box 16 Exhibits


Box 16 Gallup Poll


Box 16 Haider Article


Box 16 Hold


Box 16 Hudson Institute


Implementation of Charter


Box 16 Administrative Code



Box 17 Correspondence


Box 17 Charter Work Program


Box 17 City Task Force Reports


Box 17 Input from Outside Organizations


Box 17 Internal memoranda


Box 17 Enabling legislation, etc.


Box 17 Community Boards


Box 17 Interim Report


Box 17 Issues for tentative decisions


Box 17 Lehman memoranda


Box 17 Lehman Press Release


Box 17 Lehman Reports



Box 18 Lindsay Administration


Box 18 Lists


Box 18 London


Memoranda


Box 18 1969-1974 (2 Volumes)


Box 18 Duplicate



Box 19 Minority Statements


Box 19 Newsclippings


Box 19 Outside Publications


Box 19 Papers and letters, miscellaneous


Box 19 Pencil Notes


Box 19 Plan for Restructuring the Government of New York City


Box 19 Progress Report


Box 19 Proposals, etc., from other cities


Box 19 Proposed legislation


Box 19 Prospectuses


Box 19 Publications (other agencies)



Box 20 Publications, plans and reports



Box 21 Resumes


Box 21 Rockerfeller Press Conference


Box 21 Sayre Report


Box 21 Scott Commission Publications


Box 21 Staff Working Papers


Box 21 T.V. transcripts, speeches


Box 21 Tentative Proposal Structure


Box 21 Witnesses' Statements



Box 22 Task force on Jurisdiction


Box 22 Correspondence (2 Volumes)



Box 23 General


Box 23 Memoranda


Box 23 Proposal - first draft


Box 23 Prospectuses


Box 23 Second drafts—Interim Report



Box 24 Publications and reports



Box 25-32 Minutes, Volume 1-16, 1972-1973

Series V: 1980 Addition, 1980


Correspondence



Box 33 Personal, 1957


Box 33 re Behind Closed Doors., 1965-1967


Political


Box 33 1966-1967



Box 34 1968-1972



Box 35 How to Win Votes: the Politics of 1980 . New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. Manuscript and typescript.



Box 36 Lecture Notes (primarily New School for Social Research) 1967,1970, 1972


Box 36 Speeches, Political, 1970-1975



Box 37 Subject Files


Box 37 Charter Revision, 1969


Judicial Selection


Box 37 Predergast Plan


Box 37 Other plans and articles


Box 37 Mayoralty


Box 37 Municipal Bankruptcy


Box 37 Muskie, Edmund - campaign


Box 37 Search Committees

Series VI: 1986 Addition - State Charter Revision, Koch Mayoral Campaign, 1986


Temporary State Charter Revision Committee for New York City



Box 38 European trip



Box 39 European trip



Box 38 Reports



Box 39 Reports



Box 40 Political Correspondence, 1957-1981


1977 New York City mayoral campaign of Edward I. Koch, 1977


Box 40 Miscellaneous materials



Box 41 Correspondence

Series VII: 1993 Addition - New Democratic Club, New York City Democratic Committee, 1993

Contains mostly correspondence which chronicles the political activities of the New Democratic Club (NDC and the New York City Democratic Committee (NYCDC in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Also contains NYCDC minute book and a number of pamphlets, flyers, mimeograph manuscripts, and photographs. The Correspondence of the NDC centers around issues of employment. The Correspondence and minute book of the NYCDC pertains to its membership, organizational structure and official incorporation. Cataloged correspondents include Senator John F. Kennedy and Mario Cuomo. Includes miscellaneous campaign literature. Arranged Chronologically, then alphabetically by topic.



Box 41A New Democratic Club 1957-1985 (see also: Box 10), 1957-1985


Box 41A Current, 1957-1966


Box 41A Historical, 1954-1985


Box 41A Various Years, 1956-1964



Box 42 Campaign


Box 42 1952-1955



Box 43 1956-1957



Box 44 1958-1960



Box 45 1961-1962


Box 45 Constitution, 1965


Box 45 Politics, John F. Kennedy, 1960


Program Commitee, 1961-1962


Campaign



Box 46 1966


Box 46 1968


Box 46 Chairs, 1966


Box 46 Job Search, 1966-1967


Box 46 Leadership, 1966-1967


Box 46 Politics, 1968


Box 46 Reform Leader's Caucus, 1967-1968


Box 46 Smog, 1967



Box 47 Benefit, 1969


Box 47 Newsletter, 1969


Box 47 Politics, 1969-1971


Box 47 State Commitee Campaign, 1970.


Box 47 Welfare Island, 1970.


Box 47 Women's Political Caucus, 1972-1974.


New York City Democratic Committee, 1970-1976


Box 47 Certificate of Type, [1970]


Box 47 Correspondence, 1970-1976


Box 47 Membership list, 1970-1971


Box 47 Memos, 1970-1974


Box 47 Minute Book, 1970


Box 47 Notice of meetings, 1970-1972


Box 47 Press Releases, 1970


Box 47 Dinner, 1971


Box 47 Progress Report, 1971


Box 47 Resumes, 1971


Box 47 Agenda, 1972