Finding aid created by: CAK
Date: Sep 1979
|15 Feb 2007||converted to EAD (AMCon)|
|15 Sep 2015||condensed inventory (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.|
|Title:||Robert Moses Papers|
|Quantity:||14.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||The papers of the American city planner and administrator of the Triborough Bridge Authority and the Power Authority of the State of New York include bound and unbound reports containing articles, speeches, and clippings by and about Moses. Much of the material concerns transportation improvements and hydroelectric plants at Niagara Falls and Messena.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
As New York's controversial "master builder," Robert Moses played major role in molding the state's physical environment. He occupied a variety of state and city posts, including president of Long Island State Park Commission and chairman of State Council of Parks (1924-63), New York City parks commissioner (1943-60), chairman of New York State Power Authority (1954-63), and chairman of Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (1954-63). Between 1924 and 1968, Moses developed public works costing $27 billion, including eleven bridges, 481 miles of highway, 658 playgrounds, seventy-five state parks, and such projects as Jones Beach, Shea Stadium, the United Nations, and Lincoln Center. He died in West Islip, New York in 1981. [from Current Biography Copyright (c) by The H. W. Wilson Company]
The Robert Moses Papers comprise one series: General files. These files are largely bound volumes, Reports, and brochures, magazine articles, speeches, and news clippings written by or about Robert Moses. They are arranged by year. Later articles and miscellaneous, 1967-1972, are not bound.
Many of these records deal with transportation improvements as well as other accomplishments in New York City. Robert Moses was also instrumental in the hydroelectric power programs in New York State and there are papers concerning power plants at Niagara Falls and Messena.
Also included throughout the collection are copies of Moses' Newsday newspaper column and several articles of correspondence with George Zabriskie.
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Moses, Robert, 1888-1891.
Power Authority of the State of New York.
Triborough Bridge Authority.
City planners -- United States.
City planning -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hydroelectric power plants -- New York (State) -- Messena.
Hydroelectric power plants -- New York (State) -- Niagara Falls.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Robert Moses Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Reports 1937-1938|
|Box 1||Reports 1938|
|Box 1||Reports 1938-1939|
|Box 1||Reports 1939-1941|
|Box 1||Reports 1940-1942|
|Package 1||Reports 1942-1943|
|Package 1||Reports 1946|
|Box 2||Reports 1947|
|Box 2||Reports 1948|
|Box 2||Reports (volume I) 1949|
|Package 1||Reports (volume II) 1949|
|Box 2||Reports 1950|
|Box 2||Reports (volume I) 1951|
|Box 3||Reports (volume II) 1951|
|Box 3||Reports 1952|
|Box 3||Reports 1953|
|Box 4||Reports 1954 - 2 volumes|
|Box 4||Reports 1955|
|Box 5||Reports 1956 - 3 volumes|
|Box 6||Reports 1957 - 3 volumes|
|Box 6||Reports 1958 - 2 volumes|
|Box 7||Reports 1958 - 1 volume|
|Box 7||Reports 1959 - 3 volumes|
|Box 8||Reports 1960 - 4 volumes|
|Box 8||Reports 1961 - 1 volume|
|Box 9||Reports 1961 - 3 volumes|
|Box 9||Reports 1962 - 3 volumes|
|Box 10||Reports 1962 - 5 volumes|
|Box 10||Reports 1963 - 2 volumes|
|Box 11||Reports 1963 - 3 volumes|
|Box 11||Reports 1964 - 3 volumes|
|Box 12||Reports 1964 - 1 volume|
|Box 12||Reports 1965 - 3 volumes|
|Box 13||1966 Articles and speeches|
|Box 13||1966 Newsday column and miscellaneous|
|Box 13||1966 Tribourough|
|Box 13||1967 Newsday column, articles and miscellaneous|
|Box 13||1967 Speeches|
|Box 13||1967 Tribourough brochures|
|Box 14||Articles etc. 1968-1972 (5 folders)|
|Box 14||Zabriskie correspondence|