Windsor Cote
Papers, 1913-1984

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Quantity: boxes (0.50 cubic feet)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift; Charles Semowich, June 2008
Processed By: Nicholas Webb, Student Assistant, State University of New York at Albany, June 2008

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Biographical Note:

Windsor Cote, a prominent citizen of Saratoga County, was born in 1913. Cote worked as an insurance agent and was active in civic organizations, including the Corinth chapter of the Rotarians, where he served as chapter president in 1983 and 1984. An avid amateur bowler, Cote led a local bowling team which competed in the American Bowling Congress. He also served as a volunteer firefighter.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists primarily of personal papers and ephemera related to Windsor Cote. It includes his bowling league scorecards from 1959 to 1962 as well as a number of American Bowling Congress patches and other bowling-related material. Cote’s firefighting service is represented by a folder of papers and a collection of ribbons. His Rotarian activities are documented by a set of newsletters issued by the Corinth Rotary Club during his presidency.

The collection also contains a small assortment of older material, including a nineteenth-century stereo card and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings dated circa 1913-1935.

CONTAINER LIST:

Box Folder Description
1 1 Stereo Card – Portrait of Family in Sitting Room – n.d. [19th century?]
1 2 Wooden Postcard – 1942
1 3 Patches – American Bowling Congress, Women’s International Bowling Congress, Saratoga Vichy Classic, Greenfield Fire Dept. – 1958-1970, n.d.
1 4 Ribbons – Saratoga County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Saratoga County Fire Chiefs Association – 1953-1960
1 5 Appliance and Garden Manuals – 1952, n.d.
1 6 Bowling – Brunswick “Bowl the Best” Promotional Envelope – n.d.
1 7 Bowling – Greenfield Fire Co. Mixed Bowling League – Annual Report 1961-62
1 8 Bowling – Photographs – n.d.
1 9 Bowling – Saratoga Vichy Classic Bowling League – Financial Statement – 1965
1 10 Bowling – Scorecards – 1959-1962, 1966
1 11 Business Cards and Receipts – 1951-1960, n.d.
1 12 Children – Recital Program and First Grade Graduation Certificate – 1949, 1965
1 13 Ephemera
1 14 Firefighting – Certificates, Correspondence, Constitution and By-Laws of the Greenfield Fire District – 1947-1955, n.d.
1 15 Home Plans (“Viz-A-Plan for the Certigrade National Home,” Annotated) – n.d.
1 16 List of Apartment Rents – State Street Towers, Albany, N.Y. – ca. 1960
1 17 Lumbermen’s Mutual Casualty Co. – “Live Members Club” Certificate – 1952
1 18 Mary Robinson – Retirement Congratulations – 1980
1 19 Photographs – n.d. [1940s?]
1 20 Rotary Club – Fellowship Certificate and Convention Program – 1959, n.d.
1 21 Rotary Club – Newsletters – 1983-1984
1 22 Saratoga High School Directory – Classes of 1957-1961
1 23 Sunday School Enrollment Certificate – 1916
1 24 Bowling – Hand-Drawn Victory Certificate – Classic League Roll-Off, Saratoga Bowl – 1980
1 25 News Clippings – Photographs – New York Power and Light Co. Employees[?] – 1930, n.d.
1 26 Ralph Robinson – Masonic Anniversary Certificate – 1982
1 27 Shop Guides – n.d.
2 1 Scrapbook, compiler unidentified [likely Cote family member.] Consists primarily of newspaper clippings ca. 1913-1935 of poetry, local obituaries, and local news, including some material on Windsor Cote’s high school career.
2 2 Boxed certificate – National Grange “Golden Sheaf Certificate” to Windsor Cote – 1982.
Last Updated: September 22, 2009