Mayor Joseph V. McKee records

Collection REC0026 - RG 001. Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

Collection REC0026 - RG 001/RG 001.JVM. Office of the Mayor, Joseph V. McKee


Joseph V. McKee became Acting Mayor of New York City after the resignation of Mayor James J. Walker on September 1, 1932. McKee served in this capacity through the end of 1932. This collection consists of materials generated by the daily business of his brief administration.


6 cubic feet (12 boxes)



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Physical Location

Materials are stored onsite at 31 Chambers St.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by unknown persons at an unknown date. Finding aid updated and standardized by staff archivist Rachel Greer in 2016 with additions and updates 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, Joseph V. McKee. 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 McKee in his role as Mayor.
Joseph McKee was born in 1889, and was a member of the New York State Assembly and was also a teacher at Dewitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. McKee served as a Municipal Judge from 1924 to 1926 and was elected President of the Board of Aldermen on a ticket with James Walker in 1926. Mayor Walker, a Tammany Hall candidate, resigned in 1932 due to a scandal involving taking bribes for government contracts, and McKee became Acting Mayor for the final three months of 1932. He was not elected to fulfill Mayor Walker’s term, nor was he elected when he ran for Mayor again in 1933, losing to Fiorello La Guardia. He died in New York City in 1956.
Guide to the records of Mayor Joseph V. McKee, 1932
Rachel Greer
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Revision Statements

  • 2017: Additions and updates by staff archivist Alexandra Hilton.
  • 2018: Updated by staff archivist Alexandra Hilton.