Mary Anne Krupsak Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Mary Anne Krupsak papers
Creator: Krupsak, Mary Anne
Call Number: D.361
Dates: 1931-1978
Physical Description: 116 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
Born March 26,1932 in Schenectady, N.Y., Mary Anne Krupsak was New York State Assemblywoman from 1968 to 1972, State Senator from 1972 to 1974 and became the first woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor of New York State in 1974. Krupsak earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Rochester in 1953, a Master of Science degree in public communications from Boston University in 1955, and a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago in 1962. Krupsak served as a program associate for Governor Averell Harriman where she focused on consumer affairs and the establishment of the Office of Local Government. She became an administrative assistant to Congressman Samuel Stratton in 1958 before resigning to attend the University of Chicago. Krupsak served as executive assistant to Mobil Company's Vice President Howard Samuels, before becoming an assistant counsel in the Office of the Temporary President of the New York State Senate and then assistant counsel to the Speaker of the Assembly until her election to the State Assembly in 1968.

As State Senator, Krupsak supported women's rights and sponsored legislation such as a bill that removed corroboration requirements for rape trials. She also co-chaired the New York State delegation to the National Democratic Convention in 1972 and introduced a resolution proclaiming February 15, 1974 Susan B. Anthony Day.

During her term as Lieutenant Governor, Krupsak worked to make government more accessible to the constituency. She assumed an ombudsman role, traveling widely throughout New York to attend community conferences, learning about issues concerning New York's residents, such as unemployment, and working within the government to offer solutions. She also created a community field office in Rochester headed by Nancy Dubner to increase the effectiveness of her full-time role as Lieutenant Governor. Krupsak's budget and personnel increases received much criticism, especially when compared to earlier, less costly, Lieutenant Governors.

In 1976, Governor Hugh Carey appointed Krupsak to the New York State Commission on Management and Productivity in the Public Sector to increase government efficiency. Krupsak served as honorary chairperson of the "Committee of 51.3%" which involved female leaders and elected officials who assisted in Jimmy Carter's Presidential campaign. Krupsak also participated in the 1977 International Women's Year Tribune in Houston and served as a National Commissioner on the Observance of International Women's Year.

On June 12, 1978, Krupsak issued a statement withdrawing from seeking a second term as Lieutenant Governor and two weeks later declared her intention to challenge her former running mate, Hugh Carey, for the Democratic nomination for Governor, only to be defeated in the primary.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of subject files and correspondence relating to constituent concerns in New York State, as well as materials concerning legislative issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights and women's rights. The Krupsak papers also include materials on the International Women's Year and state agency efficiency in addition to materials such as speeches, schedules and memos related to Krupsak's campaign for Lieutenant Governor in 1974 and her campaign for Governor in 1978.

New York (State)
Women--Political activity
Equality before the law
Gay rights
Women's rights
Records (Documents)
Krupsak, Mary Anne
Lieutenant governors
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mary Anne Krupsak, 1979.Access
The Mary Anne Krupsak papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Mary Anne Krupsak papers, D.361, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Database: Search the Krupsak Papers Folder listing .

Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Boxes 1-15: Subject Files (1975)
Boxes 15-20: Subject Files (1976)
Boxes 20-28: Subject Files (1977)
Boxes 29-34: Subject Files (1978)
Boxes 35-36: Agency Files/Constituent Matters (1974-1978)
Boxes 37-41: Counsel Files (1974-1978)
Boxes 42-46: Constituent/Subject Files (1974-1976)
Boxes 47-48: Constituent Files (1975)
Boxes 48-49: Constituent Files (1976)
Boxes 49-50: Constituent Files (1977)
Box 51: Constituent Files (1978)
Boxes 52-53: Historic Preservation Files; Miscellaneous Constituent Files; Miscellaneous Correspondence (1975-1978)
Box 54: Internship Projects: Problems of Aging (1975-1978)
Box 55: Speech and Trip Files (1975-1978)
Box 56: Western New York Files (1975-1978)
Boxes 57, 59-60, 65: Women's Issues (1975-1978)
Box 58, 61: International Women's Year (1977-1978)
Box 62: Constituent Letters (1971 - 1974)
Box 63: Nancy Dubner Letters: Al Sigl Center to Winter Olympics; Community Conferences: Buffalo-Suffolk
Box 64: Community Conferences: Sullivan/Ulster-Utica/Rome
Boxes 66-67: Scheduling File (September-November 1974)
Boxes 68-69: Scheduling File (1975-1976)
Boxes 70-73: Scheduling File (1976):
Boxes 74-79: Scheduling File (1977):
Boxes 80-85, 87: Scheduling File (1978)
Box 86: Scheduling File (April 1977) / County Files
Box 88: Civil Service Reform (1977-1978)
Box 89: Contribution Files (1974)
Boxes 90-91: Issues File (1978)
Box 92: Speeches (1975-1978)
Boxes 93-94: Staff Lists (1974-1978)
Box 95: Press Releases and Miscellaneous Subject Files (1975-1978)
Boxes 96-106: : Miscellaneous Reports and Files (1976-1978)
Boxes 107-108 : Campaign for Lt. Governor (1974)
Boxes 112, 112a: Campaign for Lt. Governor (1974)
Boxes 109-110: Campaign for Governor (1978)
Box 111: Pictures

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