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Finding Aid for the Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey, 1936-1942 (bulk 1936-1937)

Mss. C77-6

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Finding aid prepared by Buffalo History Museum staff.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by Isidor Justeson, April 2008.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.

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Collection Overview

Title: Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey, 1936-1942 (bulk 1936-1937)
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration (N.Y.)
Extent: 37 manuscript boxes (18.5 linear feet)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: Buffalo History Museum. Research Library
Abstract: Survey forms, field notes, bulletins and correspondence for a survey of state and local historical records (government and church records, manuscripts, maps and photographs) conducted initially by the State Historical Society but after 1935 by the Works Progress Administration.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Mss. C77-6, Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey, 1936-1942 (bulk 1936-1937), Research Library, Buffalo History Museum Archives.

Acquisition Information

Please see librarian for acquisition information.

Terms of Access

Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey, 1936-1942, is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Buffalo History Museum before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed and retroconverted by Peter Nelson, 14 April 1992.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

The Works Progress Administration of the New Deal conducted the Historical Records Survey from 1935-1943. Its mission was "discovery, preservation, and listing of basic materials for research in the history of the United States."


Scope and Content Note

Survey forms, field notes, bulletins and correspondence for a survey of state and local historical records (government and church records, manuscripts, maps and photographs) conducted initially by the State Historical Society but after 1935 by the Works Progress Administration. New York counties covered are Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.



Container List

Allegany County
Box-folder Contents
1.1
Allen, Alfred, Angelica, Cuba, Fillmore, Friendship, Wellsville
Cattaraugus County
Box-folder Contents
1.2-1.3
Allegany
1.4
Ashford
1.5
Carrollton
1.6
Cattaraugus
1.7
Cold Spring, Conewango
1.8
Delevan
1.9
East Otto, East Randolph
1.10
Ellicottville
1.11
Farmersville
1.12
Franklinville
1.13
Freedom
2.1
Gowanda
2.2
Great Valley, Hinsdale
2.3
Humphrey, Ischua
2.4
Leon, Limestone
2.5
Little Valley
2.6
Lyndon, Machias
2.7
Napoli, New Albion
2.8-2.9
Olean
3.1
Onoville, Otto
3.2
Perrysburg
3.3
Persia, Portville
3.4
Quaker Bridge, Randolph
3.5
Red House
3.6
Salamanca
3.7
South Dayton
3.8
South Valley, West Valley, Yorkshire
Chautauqua County
Box-folder Contents
4.1
Administrative material
4.2
History of Chautauqua County
4.3
Arkwright, Bemus Point, Brocton, Busti, Carroll, Cassadaga
4.4
Celoron, Charlotte, Chautauqua, Cherry Creek, Clymer
4.5
Dunkirk, Ellery, Ellicott
4.6
Ellington, Falconer, Forestville, Fredonia, French Creek, Gerry
4.7
Hamlet, Hanover, Harmony
5.1
Jamestown
5.2
Kiantone, Lakewood, Mayville, Mina, North Harmony, Panama, Poland
5.3
Pomfret, Portland, Ripley, Sheridan
5.4
Sherman, Silver Creek, Sinclairville, Stockton
5.5
Villanova, Westfield
Erie County
Box-folder Contents
6.1
Administrative material - miscellaneous
6.2
Administrative material - Civilian Defense Activities
6.3
Histories of Erie County towns, cities, villages
6.4-6.5
History - various chapters - rough drafts
6.6
Akron, Alden
6.7
Angola, Blasdell, Blossom, Boston, Brant
7.1
Erie County Board of Supervisors
7.2
Erie County Clerk: Superior Court, Court of Sessions
7.3
Erie County Clerk: Office Holding, Register, Real Property
7.4
Erie County Clerk: Licenses, Personal Property, Motor Vehicle licenses, Vital statistics
7.5-7A.2
Erie County Clerk: miscellaneous
[3 folders]
7A.3
Supreme Court, Chancery Court, Oyer and Terminer, Court of Common Pleas, Circuit Court
7A.4
Commissioner of Jurors, Children's Court
7A.5
Surrogate Court, District Attorney
8.1
County Court, County Attorney
8.2
Board of Elections
8.3
County Treasurer
8.4
County Auditor
8.5
County Sheriff, County Jail
9.1
City: Department of Health, Department of Public Welfare
9.2
County Highway Department
9.3
County Public Health Nursing Service, County Medical Examiner, County Board of Equalization, County Hall, County Purchasing Department
9.4
County Probation Department, County Farm Bureau, County Park Commission, County Morgue, County Veterinarian
9.5
Executive, City Clerk, City Court, Department of Law
9.6
City Treasurer, Department of Assessment, Comptroller
10.1
Department of Audit and Control
10.2
Police Department
10.3
Fire Department
10.4
Board of Education
11.1
Buffalo: Department of Public Works
11.2
Buffalo: Department of Charities and Corrections
11.3
Buffalo: Sealer of Weights and Measures, Planning Board, Department of Grade Crossings and Terminals, Department of Parks, Home Demonstration Bureau, Sewer Authority, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
11.4
Cheektowaga
11.5
Clarence
11.6
Colden, Collins, Concord
11.7
Crittenden, Depew, East Aurora
12.1
Ebenezer
12.2
Eden, Eggertsville, Elma, Evans
12.3
Farnham, Gowanda, Grand Island
12.4
Hamburg, Holland
12.5
Kenmore
13.1
Lackawanna
13.2
Lakeview, Lancaster
13.3
Langford, Marilla, Millgrove
13.4
North Collins, Orchard Park
13.5
Patchin, Sardinia
14.1
Sloan, Springbrook, Springville
14.2
Tonawanda
14.3
Wales, Wende
14.4
Williamsville
14.5
Williamsville, Woodlawn
Genesee County
Box-folder Contents
15.1
Administrative materials
15.2
Buildings - history
15.3
Alabama, Alexander, Attica
15.4-15.4A
Batavia: County Clerk
15.5
Batavia: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, County Treasurer
15.6
Batavia: Surrogate's Office, County Sheriff, Commissioner of Elections
15.7
Batavia: Superintendent of Highways, District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, Holland Land Office
16.1
Batavia: Commissioner of Public Welfare
16.2
Batavia: County Home, Supervisor of Old Age Relief, Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Weights and Measures, County Farm Bureau, County Agent of Children's Court
16.3
Batavia: Coroner, City Health Officer, County Nurse, County Laboratory, County Automobile Bureau, County Veterinarian, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
16.4
Batavia: City Clerk's Office, City Treasurer, Police Station, City Hall
16.5
Basom, Bergen
16.6
Bethany, Byron, Corfu
16.7
Darien, Elba
16.8
LeRoy
17.1
Oakfield
17.2
Pembroke, Stafford
Niagara County
Box-folder Contents
18.1
Administrative records and church lists
18.2
Barker, Cambria
18.3
Johnson's Creek, Lewiston
18.4-18.5
Lockport: County Court House
18.6-18.7
Lockport: County Clerk
19.1
Lockport: Assessor's Office, Sheriff, Board of Elections, County Welfare Department, Police Department
19.2
Lockport: Fire Department, Sealer of Weights and Measures, County Sanatorium, County Veterinarian, County Nurse
19.3
Lockport: City Clerk
19.4
Lockport: City Treasurer, City Engineer, Water Department, Town Clerk
19.5
Middleport, Newfane, Niagara
19.6
Wheatfield, Wilson, Youngstown
20.1-20.3
Niagara Falls
20.4
North Tonawanda
20.5
Pendleton, Porter, Ransomville, Royalton Center, Somerset
20.6
Wheatfield, Wilson, Youngstown
Orleans County
Box-folder Contents
21.1
County Map and Brief History
21.2-21.5
Albion
21.6
Albion Town Clerk
21.7
Albion Village Clerk
21.8
Albion: Surrogate's Office, Superintendent of Highways
22.1
Albion: County Treasurer's Office
22.2-22.3
Albion
22.4
Clarendon, Fancher, Holley, Hulberton, Kendall
22.5
Kent, Lyndonville, Medina
22.6
Ridgeway, Shelby, Waterport
Wyoming County
Box-folder Contents
23.1
Administrative material
23.2
Arcade, Attica, Bennington
23.3
Castile, Covington, Eagle, Gainesville
23.4
Genesee Falls, Java
23.5
Middlebury, Orangeville, Perry
24.1
Pike, Portageville, Sheldon, Silver Springs
24.2
Warsaw: Justice of the Peace, County Treasurer
24.3
Warsaw: Surrogate's Office, County Attorney
24.4
Warsaw: Sheriff, Commissioner of Election, Board of Elections
24.5
Warsaw: County Highway Department, Commissioner of Public Welfare, Board of Child Welfare, Chief of Police, Sealer of Weights and Measures
24.6
Warsaw: Supervisor, Board of Supervisors
25.1-25.3
Warsaw: County Clerk's Office
25.4
Warsaw: Health Officer, County Hospital, Public Health Nursing, County Laboratory, County Farm Bureau, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Motor Vehicle Bureau
25.5
Warsaw: Town Clerk, Village Clerk; Wethersfield, Wyoming
Box-folder Contents
26.1-26.2 Cattaraugus County
26.3-26.4 Erie County
26.5-26.6 Genesee County
27.1 Niagara County
27.2-27.3 Orleans County
27.4 Wyoming County
Box-folder Contents
28.1 Miscellaneous administrative materials
28.2 Allegany County
28.3 Cattaraugus County
28.4 Chautauqua County
28.5 Erie County: Buffalo Historical Society
28.5A Erie County: Buffalo Historical Society (paintings, statues)
28.6 Erie County: Buffalo Public Library
28.7 Erie County: Grosvenor Library
28.8 Erie County: Other repositories
28.9 Genesee County
28.10 Niagara County
28.11-28.12 Olreans County
Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties
Box-folder Contents
29.0
Checklist of Religious Bodies
29.1
Allegany County - Catholic
29.2
Allegany County - Non-Catholic
29.3
Cattaraugus County - Catholic
29.4
Cattaraugus County - Non-Catholic
29.5
Cattaraugus County - Non-Catholic
Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie Counties
Box-folder Contents
30.1
Cattaraugus County - Non-Catholic
30.2
Cattaraugus County - Non-Catholic
30.3
Chautauqua County - Catholic
30.4
Chautauqua County - Non-Catholic
30.5-30.7
Erie County - - Buffalo - Baptist
31.1
Erie County - Buffalo - Catholic
31.2
Erie County - Buffalo - Catholic
31.3
Erie County (excluding Buffalo) - Catholic
31.4-31.5
Erie County - Buffalo - Non-Catholic
32.1
Erie County (excluding Buffalo) - Non-Catholic
32.2
Genesee County - Catholic
32.3
Genesee County - Non-Catholic
32.4
Niagara County - Catholic
32.5
Niagara County - Non-Catholic
33.1
Orleans County - Catholic
33.2
Orleans County - Non-Catholic
33.3
Orleans County - Non-Catholic
33.4
Wyoming County - Catholic
33.5-33.6
Wyoming County - Non-Catholic
Box-folder Contents
34.1 List of countries with their cities, towns and villages
34.2 Miscellaneous bulletins, letters, and reports
34.3 Miscellaneous bulletins and letters
34.4 1942 survey: building forms, various places
34.5 Working papers - miscellaneous
34.6 Manuscript survey bulletins
34.7 Manuscript survey correspondence
34.8 Church survey correspondence and histories
34.9 Histories of Episcopal Church Societies
34.10 Blank survey forms
34.11 Histories of Western New York - rough drafts
34.12 Miscellaneous notes and transcripts

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Buffalo History Museum

Subject Terms

Allegany County (N.Y.)--Archives
Archival surveys--New York (State)
Archives--New York (State)
Buffalo History Museum--Archives
Cattaraugus County (N.Y.)--Archives
Chautauqua County (N.Y.)--Archives
Church archives--New York (State)
Erie County (N.Y.)--Archives
Genesee County (N.Y.)--Archives
Niagara County (N.Y.)--Archives
Orleans County (N.Y.)--Archives
Public records--New York (State)
Wyoming County (N.Y.)--Archives

Genre Terms

Church records
Government records
Photographs