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Guide to the William Sulzer Papers
 MS 607

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sulzer, William, 1863-1941
Title: William Sulzer papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1860s?-1941
Abstract: William Sulzer (1863-1941) was a New York State politician holding state and federal offices from 1890-1914, and is perhaps most recognized as the only New York State governor to have been impeached. The collection holds a range of documents related to Sulzer's public policy positions as legislator, governor, and candidate for political office; impeachment as New York State governor in 1913; fight against Tammany Hall; mining interests, especially in Alaska; "of counsel" participation in the lawsuit "Texas Cherokees and Affiliated Bands versus the State of Texas" circa 1919-1921; advocate of the Bahai faith; membership in the Masons; and authorship of poetry/doggerels and other writings.
Quantity: 36 Linear feet in 35 boxes of various sizes
Location: Materials in this collection are stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are predominantly in English. A small number are in German, Spanish, and Arabic.
Call Phrase: MS 607