New York State Office of Parks and Recreation, 1969-1998
This series contains daily logs, datebooks, correspondence, ephemera, notes, clippings, publications, and unpublished reports related to Rath's period of employment as Director of the New York State Division of Historic Preservation from 1972 to 1978.
Following Rath's index and summary, logs, and datebooks, this series is broken into eight sections, arranged alphabetically: Chronological Files, Clippings, Expenses, Graphics, Notes, Publications, Reports, and Subjects.
Chronological Files comprise the largest portion of this series and consist of correspondence, clippings, reports, notes, transcripts of talks given, ephemera, and administrative memos regarding historic sites, mostly in New York State. Included among the chronological files is information about the state preservation initiative, "Heritage '76" (1974), and editorial notes on Charles Hosmer's book Preservation Comes of Age (1975). The reports section includes two folders of regular progress reports written by Rath containing detailed information about the activities of the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation, Division of Historic Preservation, from its inception in 1973 through 1977. Significant correspondents include Orin Lehman, Mark Lawton, Alexander Aldrich, and Charles Hosmer. More information on state preservation agencies with which Rath was involved during this period can be found in Series VIII: Other Work. Arrangement within each folder is chronological.
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