AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS,
ALBANY, NEW YORK CHAPTER
Records, 1944–1974, .75 cubic ft. (APAP–001)
Minutes of meetings, 1944–1959; president's files, 1944–1960; membership records, 1956–1959; subject files (academic freedom, compensation, statewide activities, and other matters), 1944–1969; and printed materials, 1946–1974, of the Albany, New York Chapter of the educational group, American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The AAUP was instrumental in establishing the Faculty–Administrative Council, an important predecessor of the University Senate. Over the years, AAUP has been a defender of academic freedom.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN,
ALBANY, NEW YORK BRANCH
Records, 1921–1992, 5.9 cubic ft. (APAP–002)
Contains minutes of Executive Board, 1938–1965, 1984–1991; minutes of general meetings, 1926–1964, 1986–1990; President's file, 1921–1992 (bulk dates 1956–1962, 1981–1992); annual reports, 1940–1965; committee files, 1937–1990; correspondence, 1936–1965; Bulletins, 1941–1990; Yearbooks, 1913–1991; and scrapbooks and ephemera, 1936–1972. The Albany Branch of AAUW merged in 1881 as an affiliate of Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA), and in 1890 became the Eastern Branch of ACA (under the direction of Melville Dewey, Secretary of the State University of New York, and Director of the State Library, but there are no records in the collection documenting Melville Dewey's involvement with the Albany Branch). Ultimately in 1921 it became the Albany Branch of AAUW. The Records document early work of the Eastern New York Branch of ACA in trade unions, child labor, war orphans, eugenics, and women's suffrage. By 1963, the AAUW, which still seeks to unify women alumnae of colleges and universities for practical educational work, turned its attentions toward community problems, cultural interests, education, world problems such as the economic and social effects of war, and political action, where its focuses remain today.
ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (ACUSNY)
Records, 1938–1992, 22.5 cubic ft. (APAP–003)
The records of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York (ACUSNY) contain minutes of the Board of Trustees, the executive committee and annual meetings; correspondence both to members and to other individuals and institutions involved with higher education in New York; reports both by ACUSNY committees and other education organizations; newsletters; copies of education legislation; and other records that document the concerns and activities of the Association from 1938–1992, and in particular between 1945–1992. ACUSNY is a coalition of public and private degree granting institutions of higher education, founded in 1906. ACUSNY first functioned to represent higher education on specific legislation and executive decisions, but today serves as a discussion forum and as a public advocate for the state's diverse colleges and universities.
Papers, 1969–2003, 4.95 cubic ft. (APAP–080)
Ambassador Donald Blinken's professional career was spent as an investment banker, most prominently at E. M. Warburg & Company. He has also held many public service positions including that of Trustee of the State University of New York, September 1976–March 1990, Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees, 1978–1990, and Ambassador to Hungary, 1994–1997. The Blinken papers consist entirely of Trustee and subsequently Chairman Blinken's retained records from his service on the SUNY Board of Trustees. In addition to general correspondence with SUNY schools, 1976–90, and files on specific SUNY schools such as a late 1970s Committee on the Future of the State University College at Utica/Rome and the mid–1980s upgrading of athletic competition SUNY Buffalo, there is a substantial documentation of SUNY/CUNY relations, SUNY System/Council of Independent Colleges and Universities relations, the 1984–85 Independent Commission on the Future of SUNY, and an unsuccessful 1985 campaign to free SUNY schools from over–regulation by the legislature. Included is Chairman Blinken's correspondence with Governors Hugh Carey, 1980–82, and Mario M. Cuomo, 1983–89, regarding the SUNY System. Also included is Blinken's correspondence with SUNY Chancellor Clifton Warton, Jr., 1977–87.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB
OF ALBANY, NEW YORK
Records, 1934–1988, 2.3 cubic ft. (APAP-064)
The collection includes minutes of board of directors' meetings, constitution and by–laws, publications, photographs, news clippings, and other materials pertaining to the Albany, New York chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club of New York State, Inc. The Albany club was founded in 1934 "to elevate the standards for women in business and in the professions" and "extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along lines of industrial, scientific, and vocational activities."
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB OF NEW YORK STATE, INC.
Records, 1921–2001, 3.99 cubic ft. (APAP–117)
These records document the history of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State, Inc. (BPWNYS). The collection of BPWNYS includes the records of the state board meeting, annual legislative conference, annual convention, and publications produced by the Clubs. There are also a few photographs. The records and related materials concerning the annual legislative conferences and the annual state and national conventions are extensive. There are also quite a few issues of the BPWNYS's official magazine The Nike. There are significant gaps in the State Board Meetings, Conventions and Conferences, and Publications series.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB
OF SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK
Records, 1927–2006, 37 cubic ft. (APAP-218)
These records document the history of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Schenectady, NY. The collection includes meeting minutes, news clippings, publications, programs, scrapbooks detailing the club's activities and accomplishments, and photographs. The Schenectady Club was organized in 1927. The collection also includes records retained by Club members involved in BPW activities at the district and state levels. The collection is not yet arranged and described.
Records, 1992–2006, 2.29 cubic ft. and 68 mb of electronic records (APAP–164)
Campus Action was formed in April 1992 as a multicultural, multi-issue organization with a mission to promote activism and support activist organizations on university campuses in New York’s Capital Region. It maintained eight chapters representing individual campuses as well as a central office at the Social Justice Center in Albany. The records of Campus Action contain materials collected and generated by the organization including both paper documents and electronic records. These materials include minutes, correspondence, publications, grant applications, webpages, fliers, leaflets and other handouts. The collection holds material from the Campus Action central office and does not contain material specific to the individual chapters of Campus Action. Campus Action created a number of publications for campus distribution. These include the newsletter Campus Action News, two study guides, and directories of local activist organizations and internships. These are all represented in the collection, along with materials from the biannual conferences held to help organize activism, primarily as paper documents with some additional later material in electronic form. The case of Ali Yaghi, an Albany resident and owner of a pizza shop who was arrested just days after 9/11, is also documented in the collection.
CAPITAL AREA MICROCOMPUTER SOCIETY
Newsletters, 1986–1999, .17 cubic ft. (APAP–182)
The collection contains the newsletters of the Capital Area Microcomputer Society available to members for the period 1986-1999.
CAPITAL AREA SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Records, 1949–1991, 5 cubic ft. (APAP–065)
Records consist of bulletins, publications, reports, and documentation of CASDA's programs and meetings. CASDA is a legally incorporated non–profit educational organization composed of eighty–one affiliated school districts in the NYS Capital District, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and the School of Education at SUNY/Albany. Since 1949, CASDA has served to promote in–service programs for professional and support staff in constituent school districts.
CAUCUS ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS AT SUNY, ALBANY CHAPTER
Records, 1970–1976, .17 cubic ft. (UA-089)
The Caucus on Women's Rights at SUNY was organized in Syracuse, New York in June 1970. Includes newsletters, position statements, and other records of the Caucus and the University of Albany chapter. The issues addressed by the Caucus included equal compensation and benefits, affirmative action, parental leave, health and retirement benefits, various student concerns, and part–time employment.
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, LOCAL 1104, EDUCATION DIVISION
Records, 25 cubic ft. (APAP–132)
The Education Division of Communication Workers of America, Local 1104 represents "employees eligible for union membership who are employed as: graduate students holding State-funded positions as Graduate Assistants or Teaching Assistants employed by the State University of New York." The collection includes news clippings, contracts, photographs, administrative records, as well as ephemera such as t-shirts, buttons, hats, and cup holders.
COMMUNITY STUDIES, CENTER FOR
Records, 1825-1976, 14.2 cubic ft. (UA–652.4)
Th collection documents the organization, evolution, scope, thinking, activities, and programs of the Center for Community Studies. The Center was created in 1950 to in part study education in school districts.The earliest items contained in this collection are street maps of Albany, New York which date from 1825 and were part of the Census Classification Project for Albany, but continuous records for the CCS itself start at its inception in 1950 and continue through its discontinuation. There are also some records, mostly memos and letters, that postdate the apparent discontinuation of CCS that continue to 1976. Topics which are documented in this collection include action research projects, extensive course materials, the Three Wishes Project, the development of educational television, the New York State Citizens’ Council, the Poliomyelitis Project of 1956 (Polio Study Project), in-school testing materials, student and faculty questionnaires, student papers, the Study of Opinions on Medicine and Child Health of 1956, the University-Community Cooperation Project, a 1951 survey of the ethnic composition of local school districtsand materials pertaining to workshops given by the Center for Community Studies.
CONFERENCE OF LARGE CITY BOARDS OF EDUCATION
Records, 1968–1981, 1 cubic ft. (APAP–083)
The materials in the Conference of Large City Boards of Education collection are from the files of the Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education kept by Eugene C. Samter, the Executive Director of the Conference. The collection includes correspondence, research materials and data, meeting information, and some interim reports and drafts of reports of the Special Task Force. Some reports and data are included with the correspondence. Topics covered include school vouchers, regionalism in education, the correlation between class size and student achievement, special needs students, and other issues related to education policy. Also included is Samter's testimony from the 1976 Levittown vs. Nyquist case argued before the New York State Supreme Court, which ruled state school financing unconstitutional and instigated the appointment of the Task Force. The also included are news clippings and research materials from school finance reform movements in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and California, including the landmark Serrano vs. Priest case from California challenging the how schools in the state were financed.
Papers, circa 1969-1984, 1.2 cubic ft. (APAP-215)
The collection includes materials related to the women's movement with an emphasis on the Capital Region of New York. DeSole collected material related to projects in Albany, speeches, and publications. Records of particular interest are DeSole's speeches and the MA thesis "Feminism in the Seventies: A Study of the Woemn’s Liberation Movement of Albany, New York, 1969-1979" by Margaret Boys of Goddard College in August 1980. Also included are newsletters, journals, and periodicals. Note that only scattered issues for most of these publications are available in the collection.
Scrapbook, 1877–86, 1 vol. (MSS-064)
Includes clippings, letters received by Cora Eastman, and printed materials documenting the life of her father Harvey G. Eastman (1833–78), the mayor of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, and founder of Eastman Business College (1859).
EDUCATION, SCHOOL OF
Records, 1927-1988, 8.66 cubic ft. (UA–650)
This collection documents the organization, evolution, scope, thinking, activities and programs of the School of Education over a period of about seven decades. Topics which are extensively documented in this collection include adult basic education, Albany Public Schools, Argentine Nationals Program, the Bennington Project, counseling centers, the Doctor of Arts Program, the Doctor of Education Program, educational research training, educational television, education of the disadvantaged, the Experimental College, the Milne School, the National Defense Education Act, the Peace Corps training program in India, the Regional Education Laboratory, special education, summer institutes, Teaching English as a Second Language, the Two-Year College Consortium, and workshops.
Records, 1945–2008, 10.39 cubic ft. (UA-902.078)
The Martin Fausold Papers document his work with the State University of New York System, including his 20-year long Oral History of SUNY Project, which attempted to record the history of the SUNY System through interviews with key administrators, historians and faculty, and his involvement with the Faculty Association of the State University of New York. The Oral History of SUNY Project series contains audio cassette tapes, transcripts, notes and related correspondence of the interviews conducted by Fausold and his colleagues. His research materials for the Oral History of SUNY Project as well as other subject files including FASUNY newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports.
Papers, 1971–1993, .5 cubic ft. (APAP-085)
The collection includes materials related to the women's issues with a particular emphasis on the University at Albany, SUNY. Records of particular interest are those of Albany Women Against Rape, Capital District Women, and the Caucus on Women's Rights at SUNY. Also included are issues of the publication The Spokeswoman (1971-1981).
GOULD, SAMUEL B.
PAPERS, 1945–1985, 4.34 cubic ft. (APAP-058)
The collection includes speeches, a few articles and some correspondence (chiefly with publishers), and news clippings pertaining to Gould's career as president of Antioch College, 1954–1959; chancellor of the University of California at Santa Barbara, 1959–1962; president of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 1962–1964; chancellor of the State University of New York, 1964–1970; chancellor emeritus, 1970– ; vice president of the Educational Testing Service and president of the Institute for Educational Development, 1971–1974; chairman of Commission on Non-Traditional Studies, 1971–1972; educational consultant, 1975–1985; chancellor of the Connecticut Commission on Higher Education, 1976–1977; and trustee of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), 1968–1976.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF ALBANY COUNTY
Records, 1938–2001, 31.47 cubic ft. (APAP-128)
The records of the League of Women Voters of Albany County (LWVAC), include material produced by the LWVAC as well as material that was produced by the League of Women Voters of New York State and the League of Women Voters of the United States. The most comprehensive series in the collection is the Administrative Files. There are meeting minutes, annual reports, and Board of Directors lists from 1940-2001. A large portion of the LWVAC collection relates to the two main purposes of the organization: voter service and "study and action." Records relating to voter service include pamphlets with information about candidates and citizen voting rights published by the LWVAC and material used to increase voter participation. Records related to "study and action" include material used by the LWVAC to inform citizens about public policy issues locally, statewide, and nationally. A strength of the LWVAC collection is the amount of material related to various public policy issues and how they affected the local community, including establishing an elected school board in the city of Albany.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF RENSSELAER COUNTY
Records, 1914-2008, 9.03 cubic ft. (APAP-103)
The Rensselaer County League of Women Voters was founded by thrity-eight women in October 1939. The first president of the County League was Beulah Bailey Thull (1891-1975), one of Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt's speechwriters at the time. The collection holds information about the history and activities of the LWVRC from 1939 through 2000. The collection includes board and general meeting minutes and agendas, treasurers' reports, the results of various studies conducted by the organization, photographs, videos of workshops and debates and audio tapes of oral histories of former members' participation in the League. The local studies conducted by the League covered such topics as city planning, land use, and other environmental issues in Rensselaer County. Many of the League's local program studies focused on Rensselaer school districts and school funding.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SARATOGA COUNTY
RECORDS, 1965–2010, 4.2 cubic ft. (APAP-339)
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that informs citizens about government, and encourages participation with and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has 150,000 plus members and supporters in the United States, with leagues in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. In New York State, there are 60 local leagues with approximately 8000 members. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (formerly the League of Women Voters, Saratoga Springs Area) formed in early 1965. This collection documents the day-to-day activities of this local league from its founding with 59 members through the current day. The collection contains annual meeting booklets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newsletters, education and advocacy materials, records of special projects and related reports, and membership lists. There is a small amount of video, predominantly of “Meet the Candidates” nights and other special events.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SCHENECTADY COUNTY
Records, 1925–2004, 10 cubic ft. (APAP–210)
On April 30, 1925, Mrs. Charles Richmond, wife of the president of Union College, invited approximately fifty women to her home for a talk by Mrs. F.W. Slade, chairman of the New York State League of Women Voters. After Slade's talk, the women at the meeting decided to elect officers and adopt by-laws thereby forming the Schenectady County League of Women Voters (later renamed League of Women Voters, Schenectady County). The collection contains information about the history and activities of the League from 1925 to the present. The collection includes meeting minutes and agendas, annual reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, publications, and subject files.
MANLEY, HENRY S.
Papers, 1849-1960, 2.26 cubic ft. (APAP-178)
Henry S. Manley practiced law in Jamestown, NY, served as an attorney in the Office of the Attorney General of New York State, and was Counsel to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. While Counsel he defended the milk control system in the U.S. Supreme Court in Nebbia v. New York (1934). From 1943 to early 1955 Manley was an Assistant Attorney General in the Appeals and Opinions Bureau of the New York State Department of Law. From early 1955 until his retirement later that year, he served as Solicitor General of the Department. Manley published a book, The Treaty of Fort Stanwix, and a number of articles regarding Native Americans and the law. The collection includes Manley's writings, pamphlets, as well as briefs and case files. Manley's cases covered in the collection are mostly from his years in private practice and include Indian land rights, the Attica Central School District, and other issues mostly in western New York.
MARTENS, FREDA R. H.
Papers, 1961–1985, .66 cubic ft. (APAP-153)
The papers of Freda R. H. Martens include her reports and papers about higher education in California and New York. Her writings are usually about community colleges, but also include the state university system. Her thesis from Harvard University is also included in the collection as is the Final Report on the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education from New York State.
MATHER, JOHN J.
Papers, 1967-1996, 14 cubic ft. (APAP–107)
John L. Mather was Assistant to the Chancellor of the SUNY System in the 1960s and 1970s, later becoming Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education, and retiring as Chair of the SUNY Small Business Development Council in the early 1990s. As Assistant to the Chancellor, Mathers was assigned special projects to spearhead. In the late 1960s he was heavily involved in efforts to document, understand, and stem unrest in the SUNY System caused by the anti-war movement, the stresses involved in introducing large numbers of persons of color into the System, and the stresses caused by a rapidly expanding SUNY System and student involvement in governance. He retained most of his day file correspondence from his service, as well as copies of much of the record relating to the controversies at Stony Brook, New Paltz, Buffalo State, UB, and Albany. In 1971 his position was elevated to Executive Assistant to the Chancellor where he was lead liaison with the staff of the governor and chief legislative leaders for developing the System's priorities. In the 1970s Mathers was point person for studies of the economic impact of the System (1971-73), the transformation of the D & H Building into SUNY Central Headquarters (1973-74), and was involved in much of the negotiations for the establishment of the Empire State Youth Theatre (1974-81) and the SUNY Russian Student Exchange Program (1977). In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education he was also involved in overseeing the NYNET, the SUNY television system. In the 1980s and 1990s, Mathers'primary focus was on developing the NYS Small Business Development Center, voluminously documented in his papers.
MOORE, FRANK C.
Papers, 1927-1975, 55 cubic ft. (APAP–223)
Frank C. Moore (1896-1979), held elective office as New York State Comptroller from 1943-1951, and New York State Lieutenant Governor, 1951-53, resigning to serve as president of the Nelson A. Rockefeller funded Government Affairs Foundation from 1953-1968. Moore also had a deep interest education in New York and particularly in the development of the State University of New York (SUNY), serving as trustee from 1948 and chair from 1953-1965. Included in the collection are his subject and correspondence files, 1934-1974; clipping files regarding his political campaigns and public life; his speeches, 1935-1967; records of his government service as New York State Comptroller, New York State Lieutenant Governor, and the numerous commissions and committees he served on and chaired; the Government Affairs Foundation; and his chairmanship of the State University of New York. In 1968 he left public service due to ill health.
PERSICO, JOSEPH E.
Papers, 1964–1981, 25.09 cubic ft. (APAP–030)
The collection is arranged in three general series. The first contains Persico's public papers, including press releases, transcripts of press conferences, television and radio interviews, and drafts of speeches written by Persico for Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller between 1964 and 1976. This material covers a wide range of topics including the creation and expansion of the State University of New York (SUNY) system during Rockefeller's administration. The second series contains the notes, speech and manuscript drafts, news clippings, and memoranda which comprise Persico's private subject files for reference in his writing of The Imperial Rockefeller, material ranging form approximately 1966–1981. The third series contains various writings from 1950s-1990s and personal documents including correspondence, speeches, and other articles.
ROSENHAUPT, HANS (1911-1985), educator, administrator
Papers, 1932-1983, .33 cubic ft. (GER–124)
Photocopies of articles, speeches, short stories, newspaper clippings and tributes, 1932-1983. Hans Rosenhaupt, who came to the U.S. in 1935, taught at Colorado and Knox Colleges, and was Director of Admissions at Columbia University, 1948-1958. From 1958-1981, Rosenhaupt served first as National Director, and later as President of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
PAPERS, 2011-2014 , 0.25 cubic ft. (APAP353)
This collection contains publications, flyers, and notes which document the Occupy Movement and Free University of New York City, as well as other issues affecting New Yorkers at the time.
Papers, 1954–1987, 40 cubic ft. (APAP–209)
Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Schein was a pioneer in the development of educational television and radio in New York State. During graduate study at Boston University, he became active in fundraising to help establish Boston's educational television station, WGBH and served on the Massachusetts Citizens Committee on Educational Television. In 1955, Schein came to Schenectady and served as associate producer and first president of the Mohawk-Hudson Council on Educational Television, where he produced instructional programs for in-school use broadcast over WRGB-TV. Schein led the effort to launch the second public television station in New York State, Schenectady's WMHT in 1962, and was executive director and later general manager. He was instrumental in the addition of the all classical music radio station WMHT-FM in 1972 and the Radio Information Service (RISE), a radio reading service for the blind and print handicapped in 1978. He retired in 1986 as general manager, after concluding negotiations for the acquisition of Channel 45, WMHQ. The collection contains newsletters, programs and schedules, meeting minutes, photographs, and Schein's files as president of Mohawk-Hudson Council on Educational Television, and files as executive director and general manager of WMHT.
STAFFORD, RONALD B.
Papers, 1956–2002, 86.56 cubic ft. (APAP–217)
Elected to the New York State Senate in 1965 to represent the 45th District, Ronald B. Stafford represented the North Country for a 37-year Senate career which included membership on several committees. He ended his career as chairman of the powerful Finance Committee. Stafford, a Republican, was the first chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee. During his Senate career, he chaired the Senate Finance Committee, Higher Education Committee, Codes Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. In 1974, as Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee he helped shape and create the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), a landmark program that opened access to college for New Yorkers who would otherwise have been unable to afford opportunities in higher education . He was a protector of the environment through his involvement in Adirondack Park affairs. Stafford was instrumental in bringing the 1980 Olympic Winter Games to Lake Placid, and in 1974 was appointed chairman of the New York State 1980 Olympic Winter Games Commission. He remained a leading figure in the Senate and in NYS politics throughout his career and until his death in 2005. The papers consist of correspondence, letters, memorandum, meeting minutes, press releases, legislative memorandum, newsletters, writings, photographs, clippings reprints, and other archival resources.
STATE UNIVERSITY CONSTRUCTION FUND
Records, 1961–1979, .88 cubic ft. (APAP–097)
The State University Construction Fund was established by the Governor and the Legislature of New York as a public benefit corporation within the State University to plan, design, construct and provide financing for facilities required by the State University of New York to meet academic program and enrollment needs. As a result of the creation of the fund and in response to an urgent need to make higher education opportunities available to additional thousands of New Yorkers, the largest university building program in history was launched in New York State. The collection contains campus plans for the State University of New York (SUNY) System construction in the 1960s and 1970s. Progress reports and charts in each report include the dates that architects, sketches and locations for construction were approved. The charts also provide the dates construction began for each campus in the SUNY System. The collection includes annual reports from 1964 through 1979. These provide the budget for construction and the yearly progress for each facility. The annual report for the year 1972 celebrates the first ten years of the State University Construction Fund and includes helpful retrospective information. A review of the capital program for all state universities from 1975 to 1976 and 1976 to 1977 is included in the collection and reviews of the Albany campus are available from 1971 through 1975.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Records, 1958-1984, 6.4 cubic ft. (APAP-098)
An artificial collection of official records of the State University of New York, a 64–campus statewide system of higher education established under Gov. Thomas E. Dewey in 1948 with Central Administration headquarters in Albany, New York. Includes system–wide planning documents, reports, and other official publications (principally, News), 1958–1984; selected Board of Trustees minutes, 1950–70, and policies, 1954–90, and also board member correspondence files kept by the Student Association of the State University of New York (SASU), 1971–81.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE
Collection, 1944–ongoing, 6.0 cubic ft. (APAP–093)
The University Faculty Senate, State University of New York collection is an artificial collection assembled from the records held by University at Albany, SUNY representatives to the University Faculty Senate. The bulk of the collection is taken from the office of Professor Joseph L. Norton, covering the years 1968-1974, and Dr. Robert B. Morris for the years 1964-1971. This collection documents the activities of the University Faculty Senate and the University at Albany Senators from the first Senate Meeting in 1953 through the 2001 session. Contained in these records are reports; minutes; by-laws; correspondence; published material such as newsletters; directories; overviews, and; handbooks. This collection documents an expanding university challenged by social change and innovations in education and the work of faculty, in Senate assembled, to meet those challenges. Academic freedom, race and gender issues, student activism, and the need to develop programs to meet the educational needs of an evolving society are well documented in the meeting minutes, reports, committee material and correspondence of the University Faculty Senate.
STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY
OF NEW YORK (SASU)
Records, 1970–1980, 17.5 cubic ft. (APAP–046)
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and other records pertaining to SASU, the parent organization of individual student associations at campuses of the State University of New York. Includes extensive files about campus radicalism and lobbying for state higher education funding. The Student Association of the State University of New York (SASU), was established in the Summer of 1970 by five student governments in the State University. There were several reasons for its establishment. First, a new Chancellor, Dr. Ernest Boyer, had just been appointed without any meaningful student input into this decision. Second, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees was proposing to alter the rules governing the use of mandatory student fees without consulting with students. Third, many students were alarmed at the response of SUNY Central to disruption on campus, and believed that a state-wide student organization was necessary to oppose the establishment of local campus hearing commissions for campus disruption. Finally, and perhaps most important, it should be noted that on college and university campuses across the nation, students were demanding that they be granted a greater role in the decision making processes on campus. On many issues, ranging from the establishment of curricula to the leveling of fees and tuition, students were increasing their input into the administration of their institutions. Thus SASU's creation should be seen in the context of the growing national student movement.
Papers, 1817–1988 (APAP–116)
Papers of Norman Studer, educator, folklorist, and writer. The papers primarily document Studer's activities as an educator at the Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School, an educator and administrator at the Downtown Community School, founder and Director of Camp Woodland, and his various writing projects. The papers reflect Studer's two principal life–long interests: progressive education and folklore. The collection is particularly strong in its representation of Catskill folklore and folk music, including manuscript material, photographs, reel–to–reel audio recordings, and 16mm movies documenting interviews with indigenous Catskill informants, folk festivals, and life at Camp Woodland. The inclusive dates of the collection are 1817–1988, with the bulk of the material dating 1952–1978.
TEACHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
Records, 1971–1977, 4 cubic ft., 4 audiotapes, 4 filmstrips (UA–658)
This collection documents the organization, evolution, scope, thinking, research, activities, and programs of the Teacher Education Development Service. Of particular interest in this collection are four audiotapes and four filmstrips, which provide an audiovisual overview of CBTE. Topics which are extensively documented in this collection include: the certification program of speech, language and hearing specialists; conferences; Community Legal Education Project; course materials; dissertation abstracts; a doctoral dissertation; the Mutual Involvement Review Activity; Skidmore College Proposal; Teacher Education Certification Consortium; team leader evaluation of interns; Teacher Corps Programs; and the Youth Tutoring Youth program.
UNITED UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONS (UUP)
Records, 1968–2000, 114 cubic ft. and 6 reels of microfilm (APAP–039)
The records of United University Professions (UUP) document the activities of the union of the faculty and non–teaching professionals of the State University of New York since 1973. They begin in the 1960s with UUP's antecedents, the State University Professional Association (SUPA) and the Senate Professional Association (SPA), and continue through June 2000 for the Communications Department, and through May 1993 (the end of the Reilly administration) for most other series. Virtually all aspects of UUP's activities are covered by the records, including the actions of its policy–making bodies–the Delegate Assembly and the Executive Board; the activities of UUP as seen through the correspondence of its President and members, and through project and subject files; activities on and issues of concern to individual campus chapters seen through correspondence between chapter representatives and chapter members to UUP's Administrative Office and through newsletters created by individual chapters; contract negotiations between UUP and the State; the activities of UU's Executive Director/Director of Staff in handling grievance and improper practice matters and providing input to UUP's President and others regarding various issues of concern; UUP as presented in its publications; and photographs, video, and audio tape records of its activities.
UNITED UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONS (UUP) ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Records, c. 1970–c. 1990, 2 cubic ft. and 53 audio tapes (APAP–099)
The UUP Oral History Project collection currently consists of three series: the recorded audio tapes of 36 of the 42 interviews, transcripts of those 36 interviews; and the project's administrative files consisting of the releases signed by interviewees, correspondence regarding the releases, and the copies of the transcripts marked with the narrator's requested changes. A fourth series consisting of the interviewer's research notes and collected background information on UUP (including materials provided to her by interviewees) is expected to be added to this collection in the near future. The interviews primarily focus on the establishment of United University Professions and the early years of its existence. The bulk of the events and personalities discussed occurred prior to UUP's creation and during the first three presidential administrations of Lawrence DeLucia, Samuel Wakshull, and Nuala McGann Drescher, covering from May 1973 to May 1987. In a few of the interviews, some references are made to the administration of UUP's fourth president, John M. Reilly, who was president at the time the interviews were conducted.
UNITED UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONS (UUP), ALBANY, NEW YORK CHAPTER
Records, 1968–1990, .75 cubic ft. (APAP–054)
Correspondence, 1973–1978; memoranda, 1973–1986; and newsletters, 1973–1976, of the bargaining agent for academic and professional employees of the University at Albany, SUNY. Also includes the records of the local predecessor organizations, the Senate Professional Association, 1968–1974; and the State University Professional Association, 1973–1974. Affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, United University Professions was founded in 1974.
VAN DEN HAAG, ERNEST
Papers, 1935–2000, 11.45 cubic ft. (APAP–135)
Ernest van den Haag (1914-2002) was a conservative commentator of social issues, especially crime, and one of America's foremost proponents of the death penalty. The publications in this collection include articles in published form, drafts, and related correspondence. Types of publications include transcripts from appearances on television shows in the 1970s and 1980s, files on the books which he authored, rough drafts for chapters, and hundreds of articles written for various journals, magazines, and newspapers from 1950-2000. The collection's publications cover a wide array of social science issues of the mid to late 20th century from an intellectual conservative's view. Topics include American culture, criminal justice, education, conservatism versus liberalism, and American politics. Van den Haag had a special political interest in U.S. foreign policy and commented on the Vietnam War, foreign wars, and the issues of the Cold War.
WAMC/NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO
Records, 1981-2000, 6,795 audio recordings (APAP–138)
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states and is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. The station's programs cover a number of issues including education, politics and government, the environment, health and medical issues, women's issues, and others. Some of the programs in the collection include: 51 Percent, The Best of Our Knowledge, Capitol Connection, Dancing on the Air, The Environment Show, The Health Show, The Law Show, Legislative Gazette, Media Project, Vox Pop, and other regular and special broadcasts.
Papers, 1958–1997, 14.9 cubic ft. (APAP–055)
This collection details the social activism of Malcolm Willison in New York State's Capital Region. As an active board member of several local groups, his papers contain minutes, financial statements and budgets, programming ideas, brochures, planning notes, articles and reports, and clippings that detail the evolution of the various organizations contained in the collection. Organizational newsletters and event flyers, course and conference information planned by Willison in his capacity on executive boards, and vast amounts of correspondence about any number of events and issues are also part of the scope of the collection.
YWCA OF ALBANY, NEW YORK
Records, 1863–1996, 20.21 cubic ft. (APAP–137)
The collection documents the history of the YWCA of Albany, which was founded in 1888 by a group of women led by Mrs. Acors Rathbun in order to provide housing and recreational activities for young women searching for work. Through the years, the organization expanded to include classes, childcare, athletics, essay contests, teen issue programs, and an annual awards dinner honoring women. Strengths include the extensive photographic material and meeting minutes from the board of trustees and directors. The collection is weakest at the beginning and end of the YWCA of Albany's existence.