Central subject and correspondence files 1921-1922


Central subject and correspondence files 1921-1922

Nathan L. Miller defeated Governor Alfred E. Smith to obtain the governorship in 1920, only to be defeated by Smith in 1922. In office, the respected attorney and fiscal conservative addressed the post-World War I economy, as well as the social, moral, and political implications of a changing society. Records in this series document the reorganization of state government, enforcement of prohibition, implementation of motion picture censorship and licensing, and establishment of the Port of New York Authority.


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