The New York Republican State Committee (NYRSC) is the legislative branch for the New York Republican Party. Acting as an oversight committee for all of the county committees in the state of New York, the State Committee nominates Republican candidates for state and federal positions. The NYRSC consists of a group of elected officials including at least one delegate from each assembly district. The State Committee has two parts: the main body and an executive committee that acts as the ruling body within the NYRSC. During times when the NYRSC is not in session, the executive board acts in its place [New York Republican State Committee. Rulebook for the Republican State Committee of New York State (New York: New York Republican State Committee, June 13, 1978)]. The chair of the NYRSC presides over the full committee while a separate chair presides over the executive committee. This group sends two delegates to the Republican National Convention, along with three delegates and three alternate delegates from each Congressional District and six at large delegates.
The official date set for the founding of the NYRSC is 1855, one year after the founding of the Republican Party in the United States. William Seward and Thurlow Weed are credited with the creation of the state party. In the beginning, the NYRSC met infrequently. Besides the occasional meeting during campaign time, the only mandatory meeting for the NYRSC was every three years to make arrangements for the National Convention. The Committee also did not have a written code of rules [Booraem, Hendrik V. The Formation of the Republican Party in New York: Politics and Conscience in the Antebellum North (New York University Press: New York, 1983)]. Currently, the NYRSC is required to meet following every election.
Until 1911, with the passage of the Direct Primary Law, the State of New York nominated candidates through a primary or caucus system. In the primary system, the Republican Party candidate for state and federal offices was chosen by a select few. The party voters, or those designated as official electors for each election district met several months before the primary and selected candidates for local offices and delegates to the county, assembly, senatorial and congressional district conventions. The county chairs then nominated candidates for county offices and delegates for the state committee. The average voter had little input in the choice of candidate for the various state and federal offices [Ray, P. Orman. An Introduction to Political Parties and Practical Politics (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913.), 94].
Referred to as "machine-controlled" or "boss-controlled" politics, this system of nominating candidates for state and federal offices was considered a corrupt practice that left the majority of the voting populous of the Republican Party out of the process of nominating candidates. The electors tended to be selected from the highest officials in the Republican Party. In 1909, Governor Charles E. Hughes brought this issue to the statewide level. He believed that allowing the power to nominate candidates to rest on the shoulders of party leaders tempted them to manipulate the "party machinery" for their own gain [Feldman, "The Direct Primary in New York State", The American Political Science Review 11, Issue 3 (August 1917), 494]. The State Convention of New York had essentially become a ratifying body to support the whims of the party bosses. The current system, established in 1911 with the passage of the Direct Primary Law, allows for more input from the entire voting populous present at the primary. The party voters are allowed to choose unofficial party candidates but the rest of the NYRSC is allowed to petition this decision by writing in another candidate who can then be voted on.
In 1894, a clause in the New York State Constitution established the legislative districts in both houses of the state legislature. Fearing that the influx of immigrants would tip the balance of Democratic voters in the demographically larger New York City, the NYRSC reapportioned the voting districts in Upstate New York in such a manner that allowed more votes to be cast per voting district. This clause also stated that every county, except for Hamilton and Fulton, must have at least one member in the assembly and that no two counties divided by a river (New York, Manhattan, and Kings) could hold one-half of the seats in the State Senate [Colby, Peter W. "New York State Today", New York State Today (State University at Albany Press: Albany, 1985]. This clause had a major effect on the political landscape of New York until the U.S. Supreme Court repealed it in the 1970s with the one-person one vote decision.
In 1974, the long standing uneven distribution of voting districts that gave Republican Upstate New York an edge over Democrat controlled New York City came to an end. The United States Supreme Court ruled that the clause creating the top-heavy Upstate New York voting districts was unconstitutional. This ruling caused a massive reapportioning of the voting districts of New York. This had a profound effect on New York State politics. The Republican Party in New York lost its formidable hold on the state legislature. Most of the NYRSC's limited money went to the unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign of Malcolm Wilson in 1974. This loss ushered in a 20-year period during which the Democratic Party dominated the governor's office and the state legislature.
Past chairs of the New York Republican State Committee [Kestenbaum, Lawrence. New York Republican Party Offices [on-line index] (Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001) 30 July 2002] include:
Edwin Morgan, 1856-1858
James Kelly, 1858-1860
Simeon Draper, 1860-1862
Henry R. Low, 1862-1863
Charles Jones, 1863-1865
William R. Stewart, 1865-1866
Hamilton Harris, 1866-1870
Alonzo B. Cornell, 1875-1877
John F. Smyth, 1877-1878
Alonzo B. Cornell, 1878-1879
Chester A. Arthur, 1879-1881
B. Platt Carpenter, 1881-1882
John F. Smyth, 1882-1883
Chester S. Cole, 1885-1887
Cornelius Newton Bliss, 1887-1889
John N. Knapp, 1889-1891
William Brookfield, 1891-1894
Charles W. Hackett, 1894-1898
Benjamin B. Odell, 1898-1900
George W. Dunn, 1900-1904
Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., 1904-1906
Timothy L. Woodruff, 1906-1910
Ezra P. Prentice, 1910-1911
William Barnes Jr., 1911-1914
Fredrick C. Tanner, 1914-1917
George A. Glyn, 1917-1922
George K. Morris, 1922-1928
Edmund Machold, 1928-1929
William J. Meier, 1929-1930
W. Kingsland Macy, 1930-1934
Melvin C. Eaton, 1934-1936
William S. Murray, 1936-1940
Edwin F. Jaekle, 1940-1945
Glen R. Bedenkapp, 1945-1949
William L. Pfeiffer, 1949-1953
Dean P. Taylor, 1953-1954
Judson Morhouse, 1954-1963
Fred Young, 1963-1973
Charles T. Lanigan, 1973-1976
Richard Rosenbaum, 1976-1978
Bernard Kilbourne, 1978-
Sandy Treadwell, 2001-2004
Stephen J. Minarik III, 2004-
The records of the New York Republican State Committee document the activities of this organization and its role as the coordinator of state and federal Republican elections in New York from 1888-1994. This record group contains meeting agendas and minutes, political literature, speeches, correspondence, photographs, political films, membership lists, and delegate information for state and national Republican conventions. In addition to the NYRSC's records, this collection also includes their reference collection consisting of several volumes that contain the names and addresses of officers in the state and federal legislature, the New York State constitution, and other volumes.
A great deal of the material was found in binders or folders arranged chronologically, so the original order has been maintained for the most part. Materials arranged under the Speeches and Correspondence Series did not fit in with a particular meeting found within the Conventions and Committee Meetings Series, so rather than interrupt the natural order of the series by interspersing items that were not originally grouped with them, it seemed more logical to put them into their own series. This series makes up the bulk of the NYRSC's records. It includes an almost uninterrupted run of minutes and agendas from 1911-1994.
Some items in the collection can be found in both bound and unbound versions. This is the case for the minutes of the New York Republican State Committee, Republican National Committee (RNC), and the Republican Organization. The minutes of the NYRSC and RNC can be found unbound covering the years from 1911 to 1994 in Series 1 and in bound versions covering the years from 1906-1928 and from 1930-1934 in oversized boxes. The New York Republican Organization can be found unbound covering the years 1908 to 1949 in Series 2 and unbound covering the years from 1908 to 1936 shelved with Series 8.
The collection is organized as follows:
Series arrangement statement: SUNY will complete.
Related collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives include the papers of Eunice Baird Whittlesey (APAP-145) and Tanya Melich (APAP-079). Consult the subject guides for the New York State Modern Political Archive and Public Servants and Politicians for a complete list of related collections.
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the New York Republican State Committee in July 2001.
Processed by: Sarah Campbell, Ellen Ronnlund (February 2003) in 2003-02.
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, New York Republican State Committee Records, 1888-2001. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).
|1||1||New York State Republican Convention, Minutes||1911|
|1||1||New York State Republican Convention, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1920|
|1||3||NYRSC, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1930|
|1||4||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1931-1932|
|1||5||NYRSC, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1933-1934|
|1||6||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1935|
|1||7||Committee of Finance of Republican State Committee, Minutes||1935|
|1||7||Campaign Committee of Executive Committee, Minutes||1935|
|1||8||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Minutes||1936|
|1||9||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1937|
|1||9||Letter of Resignation of Charles D. Hilles from Republican National Committee||1937 September 20|
|1||10||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1938|
|1||11||New York State Republican Convention, First Day, Call to Meeting, Minutes and Related Materials||1938|
|1||12||New York State Republican Convention, Second Day, Minutes and Related Materials||1938|
|1||13||New York State Republican Convention, Tally of Votes, Notification Nomination and Acceptance Speech of Oswald D. Heck, Candidate for Governor of New York||1938|
|1||14||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1939|
|1||15||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1940|
|1||16||Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates, Minutes||1940|
|2||1||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1940|
|2||2||New York State Republican Convention, Call to Meeting, Minutes and Roll||1940|
|2||3||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1941-1942|
|2||4||New York State Republican Convention, Speeches||1942|
|2||5||New York State Republican Convention, Minutes||1942|
|2||6||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Minutes, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1943|
|2||7||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1944|
|2||8||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1945-1946|
|2||9||New York State Republican Convention, Speeches||1946|
|2||10||New York State Republican Convention, Nominating Speeches||1946|
|2||11||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1948-1949|
|2||12||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1950|
|3||1||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1951|
|3||2||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1952|
|3||3||NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates, Agenda||1952|
|3||4||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1952-1953|
|3||5||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1954|
|3||6||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1955|
|3||7||NYRSC, County Chairs Meeting, Remarks by Nelson Rockefeller and Richard Rosenbaum||1972-1973|
|3||8||NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Housing Information||1976|
|3||9||NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates||1976|
|3||10||NYRSC, Delegation Votes for President||1976|
|3||11||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1976|
|3||12||NYRSC, Nomination of Candidate for U.S. Senate||1976|
|3||13||NYRSC, Annual Dinner and Meeting||1976, 1980|
|3||14||NYRSC, Republican Electors, Nominations||1976|
|4||1||NYRSC, Republican and Conservative Party Electors, Correspondence||1976|
|4||2||Republican National Committee, Executive Committee||1976|
|4||3-5||NYRSC, Designating Committee, Minutes||1978|
|4||6||NYRSC and Executive Committee, Call to Meeting and Minutes||1979-1980|
|4||7||NYRSC, Republican National Convention, Delegates and Alternates, Minutes||1980|
|4||8||NYRSC, Nomination of Candidate for U.S. Senate||1980|
|4||9||NYRSC, Designating Committee, Minutes||1980|
|4||10||Republican National Committee, Arrangements Committee||1982, 1984, 1987-1988|
|4||11||Republican National Committee, Minutes and Speeches||1994|
|Proceedings of the Republican National Convention||1988, 1992|
Shelved with Series 8: Reference Materials.
nam_apap119-2Series 2: Membership Lists, 1896-1984
|5||1||NYRSC and NYRSC Committee on Permanent Organization, Committee on Rules and Resolutions, and County Delegates and Alternates||1896-1898, 1900, 1908, 1911-1912, 1938|
|5||3||NYRSC County Chairs and Vice Chairs||1954, 1976|
|5||4||NYRSC and Executive Committee||1976, 1978, 1980|
|5||5||Republican Organization of the State of New York||1908, 1912, 1915-1918, 1922-1928|
|5||6||Republican Organization of the State of New York||1929, 1931, 1935-1942|
|5||7||Republican Organization of the State of New York||1941-1944|
|5||8||Republican Organization of the State of New York||1943-1947|
|5||9||Republican Organization of the State of New York||1946-1949|
|Republican Organization of the State of New York||1908-1936|
Shelved with Series 8: Reference Materials.
|6||1||The Legislature of the State of New York: Members, Officers and Standing Committees||1934-1945, 1954, 1959, 1963|
|6||2||State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention||1896, 1900, 1908, 1912|
|6||3||State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention||1912, 1916, 1920|
|6||4||State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention||1920, 1924|
|6||5||State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention||1928, 1932|
|7||1||State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention||1936, 1940|
|7||2||State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention||1944, 1948|
|7||3||State of New York Delegates and Alternate to the Republican National Convention||1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1976|
|7||4||Temporary Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the Republican National Convention||1984|
|7||5||Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention||1921-1922, 1924, 1926-1928|
|7||6||Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention||1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938|
|8||1||Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention||1940, 1942, 1946, 1954, 1958|
|8||2||Roll of Delegates and Alternates to the New York Republican State Convention||1962, 1966|
nam_apap119-3Series 3: Ephemera, 1923, 1930-1942, 1944, ca. 1960-1969, 1994
|8||3||Republican Club Dinner, 15th Assembly District Program||1923, 1930-1932|
|8||4||Republican Club Dinner, 15th Assembly District Program||1934-1937|
|8||5||Republican Club Dinner, 15th Assembly District Program||1938-1941|
|8||6||Republican Club Dinner15th Activities Digest, Report on 40th Annual Ball||1942|
|8||7||Republican Association of Rural Counties, Seating Charts and Program||1939-1940|
|8||8||Women's National Republican Club, 20th Annual Luncheon, Seating List and Program||1941|
|8||9||Ivy Republican Club, Program||1940|
|8||10||Don't Say We Didn't Warn You, Committee for Republican Unity in New York||1940|
|8||10||A Biographical Sketch of Sidney Hillman, Henry J. Taylor||1944|
|8||11||Rockefeller Talks with YOU, Phonographic Record||ca. 1960-1969|
|8||12||Committee on Public Affairs, Monroe County, Newsletter||1941|
|8||13||National Republican Convention, Political Button "Even More in 94", Form||1994|
|9||1||Political Calendar for New York||1939-1948, 1953-1961, 1963|
|9||2||Women's Division Campaign Handbook and Pamphlets||1960|
|9||3||NYRSC, Rules||1972, 1978|
|9||3||Republican National Convention, Rules||1976, 1984|
|9||4||Abraham Lincoln, Biographical Information||Undated|
|9||5||NYRSC Members, Identified, Photographs||1966, ca. 1970-1989|
W. M. Anderson.
James H. Andre.
George F. Aney.
J. B. Bixby.
Charles T. Lanigan.
Anthony F. Shaheen.
B. John Tutuska.
Eunice B. Whittlesey.
Forest Wollaber, Jr.
|9||6||NYRSC Members, Unidentified, Photographs||ca. 1970-1989|
|9||7||Chief Justice of Appeals Candidates, Charles D. Breitel, Stanley Fuld, Sol Wachtler, Hugh R. Jones, Dominick L. Gabrielli, Photographs and Biographical Information||Undated|
|9||8||Delegates and Alternate Delegates, Photographs and Biographical Information||1972, 1976|
Richard M. Rosenbaum, Albany County.
Wells Stout, Allegany County.
Manny Gonzalez, Bronx County.
Gabrielle Gunther, Bronx County.
Warren Anderson, Broome County.
Doris L. Brooks, Broome County.
George Hinman, Broome County.
Esther D. Twentymen, Cortland County.
Cyrus Schoonmaker, Delaware County.
Phyllis Kelly, Erie County.
Tom McKinnon, Erie County.
Edward T. Cain, Gensee County.
Martha Zuris, Herkimer County.
Elizabeth Cassidy, Kings County.
Pascual Sanchez, MD, Kings County.
Carolyn T. Spiegel, Monroe County.
Joe Margiotta, Nassau County.
Len Hall, Nassau County.
Holly Patterson, Nassau County.
Vince Albano, New York County.
Joseph Gimma, New York County.
James Hellmuth, New York County.
Jack Javits, New York County.
Bernard Lasker, New York County.
Louis Lefkowitz, New York County.
Dorothy McHugh, New York County.
Janet Havel, Oneida County.
Shirley A. Jefferson, Onondaga County.
Hazel J. Field, Otsego County.
Melvin Klein, Queens County.
Philip J. Fitzpatrick, Richmond County.
Carmine Freda, Rockland County.
John Marchi, Richmond County.
Frank A. Augsbury, Jr., St. Lawrence County.
Betsy Kaplan, St. Lawrence County.
Eunice Whittlesey, Schenectady County.
Dorothy R. Edwards, Schoharie County.
Marguerite Getman, Schuyler County.
Perry Duryea, Suffolk County.
Brenda Baldwin Wallace, Tomkins County.
Albert Spada, Ulster County.
Marie Fontaine, Washington County.
George Berlinger, Westchester County.
Owen Peagler, Westchester County.
Betty Granger Reid, Westchester County.
Malcom Wilson, Westchester County.
James P. X. O'Rourke, Winchester County.
Muriel Butler, Wyoming County.
|9||9||Dole, Robert, Photograph and News Clippings||1991|
|9||9||George H. W. Bush, Photographs and Biographical Information||1973|
|9||9||Dwight D. Eisenhower, Photograph||ca. 1958|
|9||10||Renovations of Republican Headquarters in New York||1991|
contact sheet and negatives
|9||10||Charles A. Schillings House, Photograph||Undated|
|9||11||Rockefeller, Nelson A., Photographs||1971|
|9||12||State Conference in Syracuse, Contact Sheets||1986|
|9||13||Unidentified Event, Photographs||ca. 1976|
Some identified individuals include:
Representative George Farrell.
Charles T. Lanigan, Jr.
Mr. Schoneck (first name unknown).
Eunice B. Whittlesey.
|9||14||Unidentified Event, Photographs||Undated|
|9||15||Wilson, Malcolm, Photographs and Biographical Information||1971-1974|
|Oversized 3||1||George H. W. Bush, Oversized Photograph||ca. 1991|
|Oversized 3||2||Richard Nixon at the United Nations, Oversized Photograph||Undated|
|Oversized 3||3||Henrietta Wells Livermore, Oversized Photograph||1919|
|10||1||NYRSC Web Site, Welcome Message||2001 July 19|
|10||2||Platforms for the Democratic, Republican, and American Labor Parties||1918, 1936, 1938, 1940|
|10||2||Platforms for the Republican Party||1942, 1946|
|10||3||Rockefeller, Nelson, Message to the Legislature and Inaugural Address||1968, 1970-1971|
|10||4||Speeches, "Republicans Can Win Statewide Races" by Robert McMillan||1990|
|10||4||"The Electoral College" by William C. Kimberling||1992|
|Reel 1||"Campaign Literature", A Campaign School Program||1956|
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 11:15
Examples of direct mail and hand-out campaign literature for Republican candidates from the School for Politics of the Republican National Committee.
|Reel 2||"Defenders of Our American Heritage: Political Party Volunteers", running time: 22:00 and "The Rockefeller Administration: A Record of Progress", running time: 12:50||ca. 1962|
Color, use copies available in VHS and DVD, total running time: 34:35
Narrated by Lowell Thomas; American Heritage Foundation.
|Reel 3||"Fundraising", A Campaign School Program||ca. 1956|
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 9:30
|Reel 4||"Meet Barry Goldwater" / "Goldwater Speaks Out"||1964|
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 17:15
|Reel 5||"New York State"||ca. 1975|
Color, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 5:20
11th Annual School of Politics in New York State; same woman as Van Houten (?) film; remarks to young people attending the School of Politics in New York State.
|Reel 6||"Portrait of a Senator"||Undated|
Fragile, sprocket holes in poor condition and is not reformatted at present time.
|Reel 7||"Reaching the Non-Republican Voter", A Campaign School Program||ca. 1956|
B & W, __ mm., use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 9:28
|Reel 8||"Republican Basic Beliefs"||1962|
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 11:25
|Reel 9||"The Rockefeller Administration: A Record of Progress"||1962|
B & W, 2 copies of original film, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 12:50
Narrated by L. Judson Morehouse, New York Republican State Committee Chair. Highlights business, transportation, education, youth programs, and housing during the first years of the Rockefeller administration.
|Reel 10||"Rockefeller: The Man and His Record"||ca. 1962|
B & W, 8 copies of original film, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 14:35
Campaign film for Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Includes biographical sketch of Rockefeller and a review of his term in office. Paid for by the Citizens Committee for Rockefeller and Javitts.
|Reel 11||"Setting a New Course: The First Year of the Nixon Administration"||1970|
Color, 16mm, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 38:30
Jonathan Donald Productions under the supervision of the Republican National Committee. Documents foreign adn domestic activities of President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1970.
|Reel 12||"The Time is Now!"||ca. 1966|
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 22:30
Produced for the Republican National Finance Committee. Opens with audio only, no picture for just over a minute. Begins at Capitol in Washington, D.C. and includes footage of various members of Congress. Brief explanation of electoral process followed by further explanation of the two-party system and Republican platform. Featured Republicans include former President Dwight Eisenhower, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Senator Barry Goldwater, former Vice-President Richard Nixon, Rep. Gerald Ford, various Republican Senators and members of the House.
|Reel 13||"Town Meeting with Governor Rockefeller"||1969 January|
Color, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 29:00
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller at town meetings in Elmira and Binghamton, NY.
|Reel 14||Unidentified/Van Houten||ca. 1976|
Color, sound is distorted, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 6:25
Chair of Women's Federation(?) of the Republican National Committee sending greetings to New York meeting.
|Reel 15||"Rural Voters", A Campaign School Program||ca. 1956|
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 11:10
Produced by the Republican National Committee. James P. Bigley, chair of Wisconsin Republican Party, discusses mobilizing rural voters.
|Reel 16||"A Time for Tribute"||ca. 1962-1964|
B & W, use copies available in VHS and DVD, running time: 18:10
A tribute to former President Dwight Eisenhower written by James L. Shute and narrated by actor James Stewart. Stewart is featured with Eisenhower at the Eisenhower home in Gettysburg, PA. Includes a review of Eisenhower's early career, World War II, and his presidency.
nam_apap119-8Series 8: Reference Materials, 1888, 1893-1913, 1915, 1917-1984