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New York State Democratic Committee records, 1970-2007, bulk 1990-2004

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Series I: Files

This series is comprised of documentation regarding various aspects of the political process in the United States, particularly as it relates to New York State's Democrats.


Subseries I.1: General, 1980-2005

This subseries is comprised of logistical and statistical information related to the functioning of political parties within the United States and especially within New York State. The folders within this subseries contain information that is not directly related to the State Democratic Committee, but involves members of the Democratic Party or issues that confront it. Many of these folders are related to individual counties in New York State or to financial records kept by the party.



Box 1 General, 1980s-2000s, (2 folders)


Box 1 1792 Club, 2000s, 1792, 2000s


Box 1 Association of State Democratic Chairs, 2002


Box 1 Board of Elections Certification Lists, 2004


Box 1 Board of Election Notices, 2006


Box 1 Budget and Finances, 2000, (2 folders)


Box 1 Civil Marriage Resolution, 2003



Box 2 College Democrats, 2005


Box 2 Correspondence, 1980s-2000s, (2 folders)


Box 2 County Chairs, 2000s


Box 2 County Chairs Resources, 2000s


Box 2 County Committee Correspondence, 1999


Box 2 Democratic Governor's Association, 1996


Box 2 DNC, 2000s


Box 2 Democratic Rural Conference, 1999


Box 2 Dis/Approved Correspondence, 1996



Box 3 Donors, 1989-1995


Box 3 Executive Committee Conference Calls, 1990s-2000s


Box 3 Executive Committee Proxies, 1995


Box 3 Financial, 1990s


Box 3 Flight Dates, 1999


Box 3 FOIA Requests, 2000s


Box 3 Governor's Vote By Assembly District, 1998


Box 3 Herman "Denny" Farrell Jr. Correspondence, 2000s


Box 3 Matching Grants, 2004


Box 3 Members of DNC, 1990s-2000s


Box 3 Nassau Democratic Action Plan, 2001


Box 3 National Hispanic/Latino American Agenda Summit, 2004



Box 4 Resolutions, 2004


Box 4 Rockland County Insurance Contracts, 2004


Box 4 Rules and Certification of Officers, 1995-2001


Box 4 Rules and Regulations, 2005


Box 4 Somos El Futura, 2004


Box 4 Standing Committee, 2004


Box 4 Tax Return Press Conference, 2000


Box 4 Town Chairs, 2004


Box 4 Treasury, 1999


Box 4 Vacancies and Replacement, 1990s-2000s


Box 4 Vacancies, 2002


Box 4 VIP Mailings, 1997


Box 4 Website Proposals, 2003


Box 4 Young Democrats, 2000s


Subseries I.2: Conventions, 1990-2006

The bulk of the convention files is concerned with New York State Democratic conventions, although there is some information about national conventions for the Democratic and Republican parties. Many of the conventions held between 1990 and 2006 are included in the records of sign-in sheets, hotel plans, proxy forms, correspondence, rules and regulations, and plans for important election years. The state conventions of 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2006 are the most extensively covered.



Box 5 Democratic National Convention


Box 5 1992


Box 5 1996, (2 folders)


Box 5 2000


Box 5 2004



Box 6 RNC, 2004


New York State Convention


Box 6 1990


Box 6 1992


Box 6 1994


Box 6 1998, (6 folders)



Box 7 2000, (4 folders)


Box 7 2002, (4 folders)



Box 8 2004


Box 8 2006, (3 folders)


Box 8 Brochures, 1998-2002 ( 2 folders), 1998-2002


Subseries I.3: Delegates and Electoral College, 1991-2004

This small subseries includes information regarding delegate selection and the role of the Electoral College in elections. Prominently featured are statements of candidacy, as well as official DNC rules and regulations for selecting delegates.



Box 9 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan, 1991


Box 9 Electoral College, 1996, (2 folders)


Box 9 Statement of Candidacy, 1999-2000, (3 folders)



Box 37 Certificate of Ascertainment and Certificate of Vote, 2000



Box 9 Delegates and Alternates, 2000


Box 9 Delegate Plan, 2000



Box 10 Electoral College, 2001, (2 folders)


Box 10 Delegates and Delegate Information, 2004


Box 10 Delegation Meeting, 2004


Box 10 DNC Rules and By-Laws and Delegate Selection Plan, 2004


Subseries I.4: Elections and Campaigns, 1990-2004

A major aim of the New York State Democratic Committee is to elect Democrats into political offices throughout the state. This subseries chronicles recent elections. Extensive coverage is given to the senate election of 2000 between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rick Lazio and to polling throughout this eight year span. Advertisements and media coverage or relations for other statewide elections, local elections throughout the state, and national elections are also included.


Box 10 Budget and Finances, 1998


Box 10 Budgeting and Races, 1990s-2000s



Box 11 Campaign Ads, 1990s-2000s


Box 11 Campaign Manual, undated


Box 11 County Surveys, 1990s-2000s, (4 folders)



Box 12 General Election, 1990s-2000s


Box 12 Events and Fundraisers, 1990s-2000s, (2 folders)


Box 12 Fossella, Vita, 1997


Box 12 Legal Framework, 1990s-2000s


Box 12 Literature/Mailings, 2000s


Box 12 New York State Board of Elections, 2001


Box 12 Pataki and D'Amato, 1997-2000


Box 12 Victory Fund, 2000-2004



Box 13 1996


Box 13 Analysis of NYSDC 1996 Campaign, 1996


1997


Box 13 Campaign Manual


Box 13 Federal Election Campaign Laws


Box 13 Statewide Media Planning Guides


1998


Box 13 Ballot


Box 13 Ballot Summaries


Box 13 Coordinated Campaign


Box 13 Coordinated Campaign – Finances


Box 13 Election



Box 14 Election Media and Polling


NYSDC TV Buy Plans


Box 14 1998 September 21-27


Box 14 1998 October 5-6, 1998 October


Box 14 1998 October 8-11


Box 14 1998 October 12-14


Box 14 New York State Elections


Box 14 Phone Survey Questionnaires



Box 15 Radio Buy Plans


Victory, 1998


Box 15 General


Box 15 Cash Flow


Box 15 Literature and Scripts


Box 15 Post-Campaign Analysis


1999


Box 15 Campaign Training Workshop


Box 15 Elections


Box 15 Post-Campaign Analysis


Box 15 Rockland County Special Senate Election


Box 15 TV Buy Plans, 1999 November 25-December 1


Box 15 "We Vote, We Win"


Box 15 "Winning Local Elections in 1999"



Box 16 2000


Box 16 Banner Book Addendum


Box 16 Democratic National Platform


Box 16 GOTV


Box 16 Literature


Box 16 Media Strategies and Research


Box 16 New York CD 1 Survey


Box 16 Polling, (2 folders)


Box 16 Poll Verbatim Response


Box 16 Primary and Election Votes



Box 17 New York State Senate Race


Box 17 New York Senate Events, (2 folders)


Box 17 Senate Race 2000 Statement of Support for Hillary Clinton, 2000, (2 folders)


Box 17 Statewide Survey Conducted, November 2000


Victory, 2000


Box 17 General


Box 17 Coordinated Campaign Plan



Box 18 Issue Ads, (2 folders)


Box 18 Legal


Box 18 Mailings


2001


Box 18 Action Plan


Box 18 GOTV


2002


Box 18 Campaign Plan New York


Box 18 March 2 Primary


Box 18 Radio Ads


Box 18 Special Election


Box 18 State Party Ads


Box 18 Survey and Invoice


Box 18 Surveys


Box 18 Victory 2002 Coordinated Campaign Plan, 2002


2003


Box 18 Blastfaxes


Box 18 Estrada Nomination



Box 19 New York Citywide Survey, 2003 April


Box 19 Nonpartisan Election Proposal, (2 folders)


2004


Box 19 Coordinated Campaign - Election Day


Box 19 Events


Box 19 GOTV


Primary Election Congressional Districts


Box 19 5-7


Box 19 8-9


Box 19 10-12


Box 19 13-15


Box 19 16-17


Box 19 Spanish Ads


Box 19 Vendor Table Info



Box 20 Victory, 2004


Box 20 Victory Coordinated Campaign, (2 folders)


Box 20 Working Families Party Acceptance


Subseries I.5: Judicial, 1988-2006

This subseries is almost wholly comprised of information regarding Judicial Nominating Conventions in New York State between 1994 and 2006. Every year between 1997 and 2006 has its own folder, which contains general information about the convention. A party call is also available for every year starting in 1994 and ending in 2005.


Box 20 General, 2000s


Box 20 Judicial Screening Supreme Court, 2000s


Judicial Nominating Conventions


Box 20 General, 1988-1997


Box 20 1997


Box 20 1998


Box 20 1999



Box 21 2000


Box 21 2001


Box 21 2002


Box 21 2003


Box 21 2004


Box 21 2005


Box 21 2006


Party Call


Box 21 1994


Box 21 1995


Box 21 1996


Box 21 1997


Box 21 1998


Box 21 1999


Box 21 2000


Box 21 2001


Box 21 2002


Box 21 2003


Box 21 2004


Box 21 2005


Subseries I.6: State Committee, 1990-2004

The State Committee subseries deals largely with the New York State Democratic Committee's biannual meetings between 1995 and 2004. The subseries holds more detailed information in regards to scheduling and logistics about the meetings than information about substantive policies and strategy discussed; however, minutes are included in the material corresponding to most meetings.



Box 22 General, 1998-2000, (2 folders)


Box 22 Conference Calls, 2004


Box 22 Lease, 1997


Box 22 Lists, 1990s-2000s, (3 folders)


Box 22 List Updates, 1990s-2000s


Box 22 Logo, undated



Box 23 State Nominating Convention, 2004


Box 23 State Party Operations Brochure, undated


Box 23 State Committee Retreat, 1996


State Committee Meeting/Proxies


Box 23 Meeting, 1995 Spring, 1995


Box 23 Proxies, 1995 Spring, 1995


Box 23 Meeting, 1997 Spring, 1997


Box 23 Proxies, 1997 Spring, 1997


Box 23 Roll Call, 1997 Fall, 1997


Box 23 Meeting, 1998 Spring, 1998



Box 24 Meeting,1998 Fall, (3 folders)


Box 24 Meeting, 1999 Spring, 1999


Box 24 Members, 1999


Box 24 Roll Call and Sign-in Sheet, 1999 Spring, 1999


Box 24 Meeting, 1999 Fall, 1999


Box 24 Proxies, 1999 Fall, 1999



Box 25 Meeting, 2000 Fall, 2000, (2 folders)


Box 25 Proxies, 2000 Fall, 2000, (2 folders)


Box 25 Meeting, 2001 Spring, 2001, (2 folders)


Box 25 Proxies, 2001 Spring, 2001, (2 folders)



Box 26 Vacancies, 2001 Spring, 2001


Box 26 Meeting, 2001 Fall, 2001


Box 26 Sign-in Sheet, 2001 Fall, 2001


Box 26 Meeting, 2002 Fall, 2002


Box 26 Members, 2002 Fall, 2002


Box 26 Minutes, 2002 Fall, 2002


Box 26 Meeting, 2003 Fall, 2003, (2 folders)



Box 27 Proxies, 2003 Fall, 2003, (2 folders)


Box 27 Meeting, 2004 Fall, 2004


Box 27 Members, 2004 Fall, 2004


Box 27 Minutes, 2004 Fall, 2004


Box 27 State Committee Appointed, 2004


Subseries I.7: Reform Caucus, 1996-2006

The Reform Caucus of the New York State Democratic Committee, the heir to the reform movement in the party initiated by Eleanor Roosevelt and Herbert Lehman. Records of the Caucus from the years 1996-2006, which includes successful efforts to commit the Party to singlepayer healthcare, same sex marriage rights, a moratorium on the death penalty, ratification of the ICC Treaty, and to oppose military intervention in Iraq.



Box 42 Oneonta, 2004, (1 folder)


Box 42 Gay Marriage - Buffalo, September, 2003


Box 42 Clubs, 2002


Box 42 Manhattan Caucus, 2001-2002, (3 folders)


Box 42 Lists and Rules, 1991


Box 42 Reform Caucus Application


Box 42 Gay Marriage, 2000-2003


Box 42 Gay Marriage, 2004


Box 42 Buffalo, 2006


Box 42 53rd Presidential Inagural, 1997


Box 42 Bella Abzug Memorial


Box 42 Reform Caucus, 2004


Box 42 Borosage/CAF, 2001


Box 42 Party Rules, 2001


Box 42 Reform Caucus Rules, 1997


Box 42 Reform Albany, 2004


Box 42 Iraq - Political, 2003-2004


Box 42 Voting Rights and Rules, 1995-1996


Box 42 Village Independent Democrats (VID), 1998


Box 42 Gay & Lesbian Democrats (GLID), 2000 Spring, 2000


Box 42 Downtown Independent Democrats (DID), 2001-2004


Box 42 Delegate Selection, 1991-1992


Box 42 Reform Caucus, 1995-2001


Box 42 Stonewall Democratic Club, 1996


Box 42 Rural Conference, 1999-2000


Box 42 Resolution re. Iraq Withdrawl, 2006


Box 42 Death Penalty, 2005



Box 43 Resolutions, 1997


Box 43 General Correspondence, Memos, 1990-1992


Box 43 Campaign Finance, 1995-2000


Box 43 State Committee Caucus, 1994-1996


Box 43 State Convention, 1996


Box 43 Legislature Reform, 2000


Box 43 Reform Meeting, December, 2001


Box 43 Reform Meeting, 1998


Box 43 Reform Meeting, September, 2000


Box 43 Spending Rules, 2000


Box 43 Rules Reform, 1990-2001


Box 43 Caucus & Meetings, November, 1999


Box 43 Albany Workshop, March, 1998


Box 43 Buffalo, 1994


Box 43 Burning Issues, 1996-1997


Box 43 Budget Issues, etc., 1991


Box 43 Agenda, 1998


Box 43 A Handbook for Democratic Action ("We're Right, They're Wrong") by Charlie King


Box 43 Meetings - Albany, May, 1997


Box 43 SC Meetings, April, 1994


Box 43 Judicial Screening Panel, 1996


Box 43 State Committee Meeting, September, 1995


Box 43 Cuomo Res, 1995-1998


Box 43 State Committee Retreat, 1996


Box 43 Meeting, April, 1997


Box 43 Convention, 2002


Box 43 Harvey Milk, 1998


Box 43 Meeting, December, 1996


Box 43 Resolutions: Health Care, 1993-1994


Box 43 Meeting, May, 2001


Box 43 Affirmative Action


Box 43 Statement of Principles, 1997


Box 43 Meeting - Syracuse, September, 2002


Box 43 Meeting, May, 2003


Box 43 City Council, 2001


Box 43 Democratic Convention, 1998



Box 44 State Convention, 2000


Box 44 Reform -- FICA Resolution, 2000


Box 44 Reform -- Prison Resolution, 2000


Box 44 Gay Marriage, 2004


Box 44 NYC S-S Marriage, 2004


Box 44 Miscellaneous memos, lists, etc, 2001


Box 44 Copies of "New York Blade" and "Gay City", and material re. Larry Moss, 2006