Edward F. Cavanagh scrapbook on the Department of Marine and Aviation

Collection REC0068 - RG 046. Department of Transportation

Abstract

Edward F. Cavanagh served as Commissioner of the Department of Marine and Aviation from 1950 through 1953. This collection contains one scrapbook of news clippings documenting the work of the department during his tenure.

Extent

0.25 cubic feet (1 volume)

Dates

1948-1953



Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research, but contents are fragile and may require a consultation by an archivist and/or conservator prior to their use. Advance notice is required for using original material. Please contact us to arrange access.

Physical Location

Materials are stored onsite at 31 Chambers St., Shelf 12249.

Processing Information

When the scrapbook arrived at the Archives, nearly all of the clippings inside were detached from their respective pages. As they could no longer be preserved or accessed as a bound volume, they were placed in acid free sleeves and folders, and arranged to maintain the original page order.
The collection consists of one scrapbook of news clippings that was created by, or on behalf of, Edward F. Cavanagh, the Commissioner of the Department of Marine and Aviation from 1950-1953. The clippings are from various regional newspapers and periodicals, including some specialized to marine and aviation related topics. Subjects and departmental duties documented include the Staten Island Ferry, development of new types of piers, and labor problems in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Edward F. Cavanagh served as Commissioner of the Department of Marine and Aviation from 1950 through 1953 serving under Mayors William O'Dwyer and Vincent R. Impellitteri. He was then appointed as Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr. in 1954 and served in that position until 1961.
The clippings are loosely arranged by subject.
Title
Guide to the Edward F. Cavanagh scrapbook on the Department of Marine and Aviation
Status
Completed
Author
Alexandra M. Hilton
Date
2019 July 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
eng