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State University of New York (SUNY), Cenral Administration

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.

Papers, 1919, 1945-2008, 10.39 cubic ft. (UA902.078)

The Martin Fausold Papers documents Fausold's involvement in in the Faculty Association of the State University of New York and his two-decade long Oral History of SUNY Project.

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.

Papers, 1967–1997, 12 cubic ft. (APAP–314) Primarily the retained records of Patricia Kerr Ross, Director, State University of New York (SUNY) University-wide Programs in the Arts consisting of performance or exhibit programs, brochures, posters, photographs of performances and performers (slides, prints, contact prints and negatives), and video tapes of some programs sponsored by the SUNY Programs in the Arts. Also included are catalogs of art exhibits, and books and pamphlets on arts programs, primarily in New York, withdrawn from the Program in the Arts Office. The papers include about 3 cu. ft. of Kerr Ross’s correspondence/subject files on Program in the Arts initiatives, program reviews, correspondence with colleagues regarding programs and grant proposals, minutes of SUNY University-Wide Committee on the Arts, 1978-1982, 1988-1990, and the NYS Council on the Arts, 1977-89. The University-Wide Programs in the Arts was established in 1965. It worked with the NYS Council on the Arts to sponsor touring programs in dance, music and theatre, documentary and film programs on SUNY campuses, exhibits of faculty and student painting, illustration and sculpture, and sponsored annually and biennially arts festivals.

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.

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.

Papers, 1927-1975, 63 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.

Papers, 1964–1981, 25.09 cubic ft. (APAP–030)

Retained records related to community colleges in the State University of New York System including The SUNY Community Colleges: An Oral History of the First 30 Years, ed. Cornelius V. Robbins, which contains interviews with over 100 SUNY community college leaders. Robbins was a former president of Genesee Community College and of SUNY Cortland, an Associate Chancellor for Community Colleges, and a faculty member in the School of Education of the University at Albany, SUNY. A digital version of The SUNY Community Colleges can be found at: .

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.

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.

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.

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

Records, 1968–2000, 161.17 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.

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.