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New York organized a war council in 1940 to coordinate war-related efforts for local, state, and national defense during World War II. Beginning initially as a women’s organization, the Albany City and County War Council was formed in 1941 to coordinate efforts for the towns within Albany County. This collection contains administrative records, campaigns and projects efforts, publicity records, and index cards containing information on servicemen and women.
Virginia Farrell Mahigian
The Albany Civic Theater formed in 1955 when the Ilium Players of Troy and the Albany Dramatic Group joined. This collection contains Programs, Committee Meeting Minutes, and Education material related to the Albany Civic Theater.
Donald Eberle
This collection contains the records of the Albany Hardware and Iron Co., a wholesale hardware distributor in Albany, New York. The collection contains administrative records, photographs, catalogs, and scrapbooks, along with newspapers ads and articles on the company and the men who ran it.
The materials in this collection deal with the erection, in Albany’s Academy Park in 1928, of a memorial to the Albany-born, eminent scientist Joseph Henry (1797-1878), first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Members and officers of the Albany Institute were active in this project. Materials include correspondence of the memorial committee concerning fundraising, choice of a memorial location and sculptor, and the ceremony marking completion of the monument. Also included are letters to and from, and contracts with, the sculptor chosen, John Flanagan (1865-1952). Programs for and invitations to the inaugural ceremony are included, as is some biographical material on Joseph Henry.