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Alice Crimmins closed case files

Collection REC-0065
Abstract: On July 14, 1965, Eddie Jr. and Alice Marie Crimmins disappeared from their home, later to be found murdered. Their mother, Alice Crimmins, became the number one suspect in their death. This collection contains the Queens County District Attorney’s investigative files into the crime, which were used to indict, and eventually convict, Alice Crimmins for the crime.
Dates: 1964-1971

Almshouse ledgers collection

Collection REC-0008
Abstract: The records of the Almshouse Ledger Collection represent the activities of the institutions under the purview of various city departments on Blackwell’s Island. Records in this collection date from 1758 to 1952, with the bulk of the records falling between 1832 and 1925. This collection represents a comprehensive, yet incomplete collection of materials produced by each department overseeing the Almshouses and their related entities. These records document the social service, cultural, medical...
Dates: 1758-1952

Bronx Borough President Robert Abrams records

Collection REC-0025
Abstract: Robert Abrams served as the ninth Borough President of the Bronx from 1970 to 1978. This collection primarily contains the material generated by the daily workings of the Office of the Bronx Borough President during his tenure. Also included are records produced by Abrams as a member of the New York State Assembly (1966-1969) and, later, as the Attorney General of New York State (1979-1993).
Dates: 1932-1993; bulk 1970-1978

Carlo Tresca assassination closed case files

Collection REC-0067
Abstract: Carlo Tresca, an early-20th century Italian-American newspaper editor, labor organizer, and vocal anti-fascist, was assassinated in New York City on January 11, 1943. This collection contains the New York County District Attorney’s investigation files into his assassination.
Dates: 1943-1955; 1943-1950

Commissioner Idilio Gracia Peña records

Collection REC-0018
Abstract: Idilio Gracia Peña served as the Director of the New York City Municipal Archives from 1978-1989 and Commissioner of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services from 1990-1995. This collection contains the records of his tenure.
Dates: 1961-1995; bulk 1977-1995

Health Commissioners records

Collection REC-0050
Abstract: New York City government has played a role in promoting the health of its residents since 1866. This collection represents that function under the purview of the Department of Health, from 1928 to 1991. The records document the Department's wide-ranging operations through correspondence, reports, statistics, promotional material, memos and other records.
Dates: 1928-1991

Lindbergh baby kidnapping closed case files

Collection REC-0066
Abstract: On March 1, 1932, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., son of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, was kidnapped from his crib at the Lindbergh’s home in East Amwell, New Jersey. This collection comes from the Bronx District Attorney’s office, which handled the extortion charge and took part in the extradition of accused kidnapper and murderer, Richard Hauptmann, and deals with the overall case. The papers cover the murder trial and consist of correspondence, reports and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1926-1936

Malcolm X assassination closed case files

Collection REC-0060
Abstract: On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed just as he was about to address a rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. This collection contains the New York District Attorney’s investigation files into his assassination.
Dates: 1963-1999

Manhattan and Brooklyn liquor licenses

Collection REC-0058
Abstract: On March 23, 1896, during the 119th session of the New York State Legislature, the “Liquor Tax Law,” was passed, establishing a new taxation policy for the trafficking of intoxicating liquors. Liquor licenses set to expire after the law went into effect on April 30, 1896, were eligible for a refund upon surrendering the license. This collection contains those licenses that were yielded for return in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Dates: 1895-1897; bulk 1895-1896

Mayor David N. Dinkins records

Collection REC-0037
Abstract: The 106th Mayor of New York City, David N. Dinkins, was sworn-in to office on January 1, 1990, becoming the first Black person in the city’s history to hold the position. This collection primarily contains the material generated by the daily workings of the Office of the Mayor during the years of his administration, 1990-1993.
Dates: 1948-1998; bulk 1990-1993

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