Sherwood Boehlert retired in 2006, after serving in the U.S. Congress (NY-24th District) since first elected in 1982. Among Congressman Boehlert's many achievements was his chairmanship of the House Science Committee; he also served on committees on Transportation and Infrastructure. By appointment of the Speaker of the House, Congressman Boehlert served for eight years as a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, where he was on the front line of important intelligence decisions faced by Congress. Early in 2003, the Speaker appointed Boehlert to serve on the newly created Select Committee on Homeland Security. In addition to being a leader on science issues, Boehlert's legislative experience and seniority made him one of the most influential Members of Congress. National Journal featured him as one of a dozen "key players" in the House. Time Magazine highlighted Congressman Boehlert as a power center on Capitol Hill. Congressional Quarterly regularly named Boehlert one of the 50 most effective lawmakers in Washington.
This collection contains materials from Sherwood Boehlert's service in the United States Congress from the State of New York.
The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.
|2006||Sherwood Boehlert donated the majority of his collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives.|
|2014||Sherwood Boehlert donated a much smaller amount of additional files.|
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Published: 2018-03-06 05:07:27 -0500
EAD file created, 2014
Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015
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We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.
Per the memorandum of agreement governing this collection, the following portions of the collection are closed until January 2, 2027:
1. Calendars, schedules, and personal papers.
2. Personal and office financial records, excluding documents that are otherwise publicly available.
3. All files, correspondence, and other documents related to legal proceedings to which the donor was a party.
4. All files, correspondence, and other documents related to campaign fundraising, excluding documents that are otherwise publicly available.
Per the memorandum of agreement governing this collection, the following portions of the collection are closed until January 2, 2032:
All files, correspondence, and documents related to Native American policy or legal issues, land claims, and land-into-trust.
In addition, other portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. Please contact an archivist for more information.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Sherwood Boehlert Papers, 1980-2006. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Boehlert Papers).