2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2018 1:43 PM by Alex Champion

    Do you have a copy of the Curran Commission Report from 1894 in New York City?

    louis anemone Newbie

      I believe that all copies of the report have been destroyed or stolen. Does anyone know if there is a copy to be read anywhere?

        • Re: Do you have a copy of the Curran Commission Report from 1894 in New York City?
          Alex Champion Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Anemone,

           

          For a contemporaneous original copy of the report, you should (if you haven’t already) contact  New York City Records & Information Services.

           

          We checked Worldcat and found a publication that may suit your needs if you do not require an original copy or cannot easily find one. In 1997 a six volume series entitled New York City police corruption investigation commissions, 1894-1994 was published. Volume 2 is the reprint of the Curran Committee Report. According to Worldcat there are dozens of university law libraries (mainly in New York State) that have physical copies. Simply type the title into Worldcat, click the title’s hyperlink, and look to see what libraries are closest to you. Be advised that you should call or email them in advance since libraries have varying levels of accessibility; some may photocopy or scan the relevant pages for free or a fee, but others may refuse any service to the general public.

          The publisher of that 1997 series, W.S. Hein, has an online database that also contains the report. It is behind a paywall so it is unclear if these are purely digital text or are more authentic-looking scans of the reprint’s physical pages. It may be possible that a publicly accessible library or historical society has a subscription to HeinOnline but you would have to ask them.

           

          We hope this information is helpful to you. Thank you for using History Hub!

           

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          • Re: Do you have a copy of the Curran Commission Report from 1894 in New York City?
            Alex Champion Adventurer

            Hello again Mr. Anemone,

             

            I took a look at your History Hub bio and noticed you are an adjunct instructor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

            Assuming the reprints are good enough for your purposes here is the catalog entry for all six volumes.

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