Mayor Ardolph L. Kline records

Collection REC0001 - RG 001. Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

Collection REC0001 - RG 001/RG 001.ALK. Office of the Mayor, Ardolph L. Kline

Abstract

Ardolph L. Kline served as Acting Mayor for the City of New York after the unexpected death of Mayor William J. Gaynor in September 1913. This collection consists of materials generated by the daily business of his brief administration.

Extent

4.25 cubic feet (8 boxes and one volume)

Dates

1913



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Alternate Forms Available

This collection has been partially microfilmed. Microfilm is available on-site or via interlibrary loan.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by unknown persons at an unknown date. Finding aid revised and standardized by staff archivist Rachel Greer in 2015. Update by staff archivist Alexandra Hilton in 2017 and 2018.
This collection consists of materials generated by the daily business of the administration of Acting Mayor, Ardolph L. Kline. The bulk of the records consist of correspondence between the Office of the Mayor and various city agencies and departments. Also included are reports, petitions, bills, speeches, and proclamations issued by Kline in his role as Mayor. A scrapbook completes this collection.
Ardolph L. Kline was born in New Jersey in 1858. After a brief career in retail and in the military, Kline was elected an alderman in Brooklyn. In 1912 he became the Vice-chairman of the Board of Aldermen, and when Mitchel, the elected President, resigned, Kline became President of the Board of Aldermen. In September 1913, Mayor Gaynor unexpectedly died, and Kline served as Acting Mayor for the rest of Gaynor's term, until the end of 1913. He later became the City's Tax Commissioner as well as a Republic representative to Congress. Kline died in 1930.
Title
Guide to the records of Mayor Ardolph L. Kline, 1913
Status
Completed
Author
Rachel Greer
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2017: Updated by staff archivist Alexandra Hilton
  • 2018: Updated by staff archivist Alexandra Hilton