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Lawrence Cabot initially donated his papers to Syracuse University in 1966. In 2006, the papers were transferred to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Lawrence A. Cabot Papers, 1964-1965. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Cabot Papers).
Lawrence A. Cabot was born on May 17th, 1919. He attended City College and served with the 2nd Armored Division in World War II. A Democrat, Cabot lived in Ardsley, New York. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1964 and represented the Westchester County Second District for one term. During his political career, he served on the Claims, Internal Affairs, Revision, and Villages committees. Cabot was also chairman of the Ardsley Democratic Committee and vice-chairman of the Greenburg Democratic Committee.
The Lawrence A. Cabot Papers consist of both subject files and legislation related to Cabot's service in the New York State Assembly from 1964-1965. The subject files contain primarily correspondence although there are also newspaper clippings, press releases, and one map. The legislation includes bills that Cabot sponsored while in the Assembly and resolutions he was involved with. The legislation files frequently include supplemental materials such as correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Please note the archivist retained the original arrangment of the collection. Therefore there is a "resolutions" folder containing resolutions from local governments in Cabot's district in Series 1 as well as individual folders containing resolutions in Series 2. The folder in Series 1 simply contains the resolutions themselves while the files in Series 2 generally contain the resolutions as well as supplemental materials.
The collection is organized into the following series:
Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by subject while Series 2 is arranged chronologically, first by bill number and then by resolution number.
This series contains a variety of subject files ranging from air pollution to sales tax. Cabot also kept his general correspondence and news releases with subject files.
Arranged chronologically by bill number and then by resolution number.
This series consists of legislation Cabot sponsored. Each file entitled "bill" includes the legislative bill and many folders also have supplemental materials such as correspondence or clippings. The resolutions files contain copies of resolutions submitted to the New York State Legislature or local town boards, reports, clippings, and correspondence.