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Michael Fein <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 14:21:45 -0400
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Thanks for the citation,


At 11:48 AM 9/29/99 -0400, you wrote:
>There is an article that refers to highway construction in Fulton, N.Y., in
>thePublications of the Oswego County Historical Society, in an article
about a
>major of Fulton.  I cannot remember the name of the article, but the
>Publications are indexed online at www.oswego.edu.  This will bring you to
>homepage for SUNY Oswego. Then you can go to Penfield Library, Special
>Collections to find the index. Judy Wellman
>Michael Fein wrote:
>> I am currently writing a dissertation on highway construction in New York
>> State from 1890 to 1956.  I am primarily interested in the politics and
>> economics of road building at the state and local levels, though my
>> interests extend as well to the social transformation that the highways
>> helped bring about.  I have done extensive research at the New York State
>> Archives and Library, as well as the Science, Business and Technology
>> branch of the New York Public Library.  The unpublished State Highway
>> Department records are spotty however before the 1940s, and county records
>> are even harder to pin down.  Does anyone have any knowlede of local
>> repositories of early roadbuilding records?  Or, would anyone like to share
>> information about particular roads (political battles,
>> construction/contractor information, labor strife, etc.) from the good
>> roads movement of the 1890s, through the 'golden age' of state road
>> building in the 1920s, the New Deal public works road projects or grade
>> crossing elimination projects of the 1930s, or the Thruway in the 1940s?
>> (One note:  I am hoping to maintain a focus in this project on New York
>> State and the early state highway system, rather than tackle New York City
>> and its environs.  Robert Moses is already the subject of a very large
>> book, and I plan to concentrate my efforts elsewhere.)
>> Thank you in advance,
>> Michael Fein
>> Dept. of American History
>> Brandeis University
>> --------------------------------------
>> Michael R. Fein
>> Research Associate
>> Harvard Business School
>> (v) 617-496-7385
>> (f) 617-496-7366
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Michael R. Fein
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Harvard Business School

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