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Guide to the Records of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission
1905-1913 (Bulk 1909-1911)
  MS 314

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Collection processed by Lara Chmela

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 26, 2021
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission Records document the activities of the Commission from 1905 to 1913. The bulk of the material is from 1909 to 1911, the time in which most of the preparation and follow-up activities occurred. While the Invitation Replies subseries, as well as a few pieces of correspondence, do discuss the event's success, most of the collection focuses on preparation activites and the Commission's inner workings, rather than the celebration itself. However, The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission offer a detailed account of the Celebration, as well as insight on the event's successes.

The bulk of the collection is composed of correspondence and financial documents, particularly payment vouchers. The collection also contains legal documents, organizational materials, clippings, ephemera, and assorted materials unrelated to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. There is very little visual material, as most of this is housed in the Print Room's collection (see Related Material).


The records are divided into 12 series:

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  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Financial Documents
  3. Series III: Legal Documents
  4. Series IV: Organizational Materials
  5. Series V: Ephemera
  6. Series VI: Clippings
  7. Series VII: The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission
  8. Series VIII: Materials unrelated to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration