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Dear B. A. Stone:

Please be aware that the NYS Archives at the NYS Museum complex in Albany has aerial
photographs of many of the Thuruway interchanges, taken at the time of construction.

Good luck with your research!

Bob D'Agostino

>Greetings. I am searching for a research partner.
>I have been researching the history of the New York State Thruway for a few years.
I have conducted an extensive review of the scholarly literature pertaining to American
as well as New York state transportation history. I have read every New York Times
article pertaining to the New York City-Buffalo transportation corridor prior to
the construction of the Thruway. Once the idea for the Thruway was floated in the
Legislature, articles in the NYT proliferated. Thus, I have also read the hundreds
of articles which detailed the legislative
wrangling over the funding of the Thruway, its construction, and the various "openings"of
sections of the road which took place across the state as sections were completed.
I also spent the better part of a summer combing through the Thomas E. Dewey papers
at the University of Rochester. (The Thruway was one of Dewey's pet projects.)
>If anyone out there is interested in joining me in this research project please
let me know. I have been published in scholarly journals and am looking at this Thruway
material from both a scholarly as well as a popular perspective. The Thruway will
be 50 years old around 2005, which presents an ideal publication rationale.
>Hoping to hear from any New York-Transportation history hounds...
>Thanks, B.A. Stone

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