Graham R. Hodges papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, newspaper articles, and documents pertaining to the $500 million bond issue referendum for financing New York State prisons. On November 3, 1981, New York State voters voted against the bond issue. The bond would have financed an expansion of the state prison system and was proposed to keep up with the growing prison population.
Graham R. Hodges (1915 - 2004) was a parish minister and pastor in northern and central New York. Hodges was actively involved in local and state issues and was an advocate for social justice. He published several books of children's sermons and wrote numerous magazine articles as well as letters to the editor.
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The Graham R. Hodges papers comprises correspondence, newspaper articles, and documents pertaining to the 1981 $500 million bond issue referendum for financing New York State prisons.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Graham R. Hodges, September 1983.
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