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  • THE ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY COLLECTION COLLECTION #29

    SCOPE AND CONTENTS The Adirondack Park Agency Collection at St. Lawrence University has two sections. The first section consists of the papers of George D. Davis who served as Wildlife Ecologist for the Temporary State Commission on the Adirondacks. Mr. Davis' papers are concerned with the Temporary State Commission and the numerous studies it conducted in reaching its conclusions. The second section of the Adirondack Park Agency Collection consists of clippings about the Adirondack Region, the Adirondack Park Agency and the Horizon Development planned for Colton, NY. There are also a few clippings about New York State and St. Lawrence County as well. In September 1968 then Governor Nelson Rockefeller formed the Commission to study the problems of the Adirondack region. The recent completion of Interstate 87 had put the whole Adirondack region within a few hours drive of millons of people. Concerns that the Adirondacks would come under increasing developmental pressure were the immediate reason for the formation of the Temporary Study Commission. After numerous studies the Commission's Final Report recommended the establishment of the Adirondack Park Agency. It is these studies, and related background information that comprise the George Davis Papers. The second series of the Adirondack Park Agency Collection consist of the contents of several notebooks of clippings on the Adirondack Region, the Adirondack Park Agency, and the proposed Horizon second home development once planned for the Town of Colton. Most of the materials from the scrapbooks is from the 1970-73. The third series of the Adirondack Park Agency Collection consist of additional materials obtain from various sources. The materials include pamphlets, booklets, Newsline editions, annual reports, etc.

    SERIES I. GEORGE DAVIS PAPERS A. Temporary State Commission on the future of the Adirondacks Containers 1-6 1.Background & History of theAdirondack Region Container 1 2.General Materials Container 2 3.Background of APA Container 3 4.Wild Rivers Container 4 5.Commission Studies Container 5-6 B. Adirondack Park Agency Container 7 C. George D. Davis Container 8 II. SCRAPBOOKS/News Clippings A . Adirondacks Container 9 B. Horizon Development Container 10-11 C. New York State & St. Lawrence County Container 11 D. APA Container 12 III. Additional Materials Container 13

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    I. THE GEORGE DAVIS PAPERS A. TEMPORARY STATE COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF THE ADIRONDACKS BACKGROUND & HISTORY OF ADIRONDACK REGION 1 1 "The Adirondack Region: 3 Billion Years in the Making", by Robert O. Bloomer & William T.

    Elberty, pamphlet. 23pp. [2 copies.] 1 2 Adirondack History The Adirondacks: Forever Wild?", by John T. Cunningham, Audobon, March-April 1967, 5

    pp. "The Lake George Institute of History, Art and Science", The Lake George Historical

    Association, Lake George, New York, 17pp. Court case. In the Matter of the Towns of Indian Lake vs. The State Board of Equalization &

    Assessment of the State of New York. July 1, 1966. Fifty Years of the State Forest Preserve", Report of the President of the Association for the

    Protection of the Adirondacks. Presented at the Annual Meeting, April 10, 1934. photocopy. "The Forest Preserve", 1953. "Adirondack Wilderness", description of Adirondack exhibit at Cultural Center of State

    Museum. Map. Lake Placid, NY and area. 1 3 "Terminology and Background of Adirondack Park", prepared by New York State Office of

    Planning Coordination, 3 pp. 1 4 The Adirondack Forest Preserve; A Chronology. by Norman J. Van Valkenburgh, Bureau of

    Land Acquistion, State of New York Conservation Department, 1968. 370 pp. 1 5 "Adirondack Thesis", notes of George Davis. "New York State's Forest Preserve", Information Leaflet. New York State Conservation Dept.

    This material from Department's offical magazine--The N.Y. State Conservationist, 16 pp. 1 6 Recommended Policy in Administration of the Forest Preserve as Related to Public

    Recreational Opportunity. compiled by A. J. Woodford and Clarence Petty. 1-11 Temporary State Commission on the Adirondacks--General Materials 2 1 Press Releases 7 press releases of Governor Rockefeller relating to the Adirondack Park. 2 2 Miscellaneous materials Assorted lists of members, staff, and advisors Summary of vital information on members of Temporary State Commission. R. Watson Pomeroy (from), January 24, 1969, copy of t.l. Mr. Harold A. Jerry to Charles E. Palm, October 1968, notes on phone call. Howard B. Swan [Supervisor, Town of Chester, NY] to Editor, New York Times, regarding

    junkuyard adjacent to Interstate 87. Letter to Harold K. Hochschild of Temporary State Commission from Nelson Rockefeller

    [Governor] to Harold K. Hochschild [Temporary State Commission], regarding the creation of the Department of Environmental Conservation and the progess of the Temporary State Commission on the Adirondacks, February 23, 1970, copy of t.l.

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    2 2 Webb T. Comfort to Adirondack Study Commission, regarding the need for real wilderness and wilderness experience, December 23, 1969, copy of t.l.

    2 3 Assorted Reports of the Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks Interim Report. February 3, 1969. 5 pp. Prospectus. May 22, 1969. 23 pp. Interim Report. February 18, 1970. 20 pp. Brief Summary of the Final Report of the Governor's Temporary Study Commission on the

    Future of the Adirondacks. December 10, 1970 12 pp. 2 4 Advisory Group to the Commission Press release. September 19, 1969. announcement of 39 orignial members of the Advisory

    Group. List of Advisors. Mrs. John F. Brown to Mr. Leo W. O'Brien [Chair, Temporary State Commission] regarding

    future recreational use of the Adirondacks and the problems of overuse. November 5, 1969, copy of t.l.

    Mrs. John F. Brown to R. Stewart Kilborne [Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, September 24, 1969 -- about the use of tent platforms in the Adirondacks, copy of t.l.

    David Newhouse to Harold A.Jerry, Jr., [Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks, January 24, 1970, regarding future acquisition of land in Forest Preserve areas, copy of t.l.

    Questions on Public Land in the Adirondacks for use in January 29, 1970 Advisors meeting. 2 pp.

    Questions About Land Use & Planning in the Adirondacks for use in February 1970 Advisors meeting.

    Answers to Questions, Article XIV Seminar from: National Audubon Society Constitutional Council for the Forest Preserve The Camp Fire Club of America Izaak Walton Club of America Appalachian Mountain Club (New York Chapter) Charles A. Cusick Suggestions by James Marshall to the Commission January 28, 1970, about Article XIV, 4 pp. Memo. Richard F. Estes to Adirondack Study Commission Members on the February 17, 1970

    Advisors Meeting in Saranac Lake. 4 pp. James Marshall to Mr. Harold A. Jerry, Jr. [Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the

    Adirondacks], August 7, 1970, copy of t.l. [2 copies.] Hal Burton to Mr. Harold A. Jerry [Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the

    Adirondack] on acquisition of Preston Ponds-Duck Hole Country, March 27, 1970, copy of t.l.

    James Marshall to George D. Davis [Temporary State Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks] discussing Article XIV, August 7, 1970, copy of t.l.

    George D. Davis to James Marshall August 12, 1970, copy of t.l. David Sive to David L. Newhouse regarding basic proposals of Adirondack Study Commission,

    September 8, 1970, copy of t.l. A Report from the Committee on Environment"...Henry U. Harris, September 15, 1970, 3 pp. Executive Director to members of the Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the

    Adirondacks, regarding notes from E.S. Litchfield, September 28, 1970, 3 pp. 2 4 Larry King to David Newhouse Larry King, regarding David Sive's letter, September 29, 1970,

    copy of t.l.

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    William K. Verner to David Sive and David Newhouse, regarding zoning in the Forest Preserve, October 1, 1970, copy of t.l.

    David Sive from David Newhouse, discussing zoning in the Forest Preserve, September 28, 1970, copy of t.l.

    Lithgow Osborne to Arthur Crocker, on final recommendations of Temporary Study Commission, October 26, 1970, copy of t.l.

    Arthur Crocker to Lithgow Osborne, October 29, 1970, copy of t.l. Arthur Crocker to Adirondack Study Commission Members, regarding the Final Report of the

    Temporary Study Commission to Governor R