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§ 57.03. Functions of the office of state history. It shall be the
function of the office of state history:

1. To collect, edit and publish, with the approval of the commissioner
of education, any archives, records, papers or manuscripts that are
deemed essential or desirable for the preservation of the state's
history.

2. To prepare and publish, with the approval of the commissioner of
education, or assist in the preparation and publication of, works
relating to the history of the colony and state of New York.

3. To acquire, administer, preserve, exhibit, interpret, and, in
conformity with the regulations of the commissioner of education, to
loan, exchange or dispose of historical objects of personal property
relating to the history of the colony and state of New York; and to
advise any state agency, board, commission, office, civil subdivision,
institution, organization, or individual on the acquisition,
administration, preservation, exhibition, interpretation, and
disposition of historical objects.

4. To perform the functions of the state education department set
forth in section 19.11 of the parks, recreation and historic
preservation law with respect to historic sites under the jurisdiction
of the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation; and to
advise and assist any political subdivision of the state and any
institution, organization or individual concerning the designation,
acquisition, administration, interpretation, use and disposition of any
historic site, property or place relative to the history of the colony
and state of New York, and to coordinate educational programs and
projects at such historic sites or properties.

5. To advise and assist any state agency, board, commission, office,
civil subdivision, institution or organization in the planning and
execution of any commemorative event relating to the history of the
colony and state of New York or New York's participation in
commemorative events outside of the state.

6. To perform other functions or duties assigned the office by the
commissioner of education.