University at Albany Libraries' Digital Collections

Collection Descriptions

Photographs
New York State Normal School Executive Committee Annual Reports

Photographs

The majority of the photographs available in this database are part of the University Archives Photograph collection and manuscript collections in the University Archives and Archives of Public Affairs and Policy. Currently, over 9,000 items are available online through this database with more entries added on an ongoing basis.

University Archives Photograph Collection: This collection includes over 30,500 images of the faculty, students, administrations, buildings, and campus life at the University at Albany. While there are photographs from the nineteenth century, the majority of the collection dates from 1962 to the present and includes substantial documentation of the construction of the Uptown Campus. The majority of the images available online document the University at Albany's Uptown Campus in the 1970s and 1980s as well as faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae. A ProCite database of all cataloged photographs, including those not yet available online, is available in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Click here to browse images from the University Archives.

A small number of the images included in the database are from the Alumni Association Memorabilia collection, which consists of materials collected by the Alumni Association and Class Councilors.

Selected photographs from manuscript collections in the Archives of Public Affairs and Policy and University Archives are also available in the database. The following links lead to the finding aid, or inventory, for manuscript collections with images available online. The finding aids provide a complete inventory of all materials in an individual collection as well as biographical sketches or administrative histories of individuals and organizations.

Civil Service Employees Association: CSEA was formed in 1910 and is New York's largest public employees' union with over 260,000 members. Over 900 images from the records of CSEA are available online with additional images added on an ongoing basis.
Click here to browse images from the records of Civil Service Employees Association.

League of Women Voters of Albany County: The League of Women Voters of Albany County was formed in 1922 to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.
Click here to browse images from the records of the League of Women Voters of Albany County.

M.C. Lawton Club: The M.C. Lawton Club was organized in Albany, New York in 1919, as a branch of the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs. The Club was the first African American organization in Albany actively involved in community service, educational advancement, and race relations.
Click here to browse images from the records of the M.C. Lawton Club.

Monday Musical Club: The Monday Musical Club was organized for women in Albany, New York in 1904 to study, discuss, and perform music in an informal manner. Members participate in workshops, artist programs, and the chorus as well as attending musical performances by others.
Click here to browse images from the records of the Monday Musical Club.

Newspaper Guild of Albany, Local 34: The local began as a union of reporters and editors, but grew to include janitors, drivers, employees from the business office, sales, and circulation departments. The Albany Guild's last strike in 1964 formed the basis for The Ink Truck, the first published novel of William Kennedy.
Click here to browse images from the records of the Newspaper Guild of Albany, Local 34.

Caroline Smith Page: A member of the first class to graduate from the New York State Normal School at Albany in 1845.
Click here to browse images from the papers of Caroline Smith Page.

Norman Studer: An educator and folklorist who served as executive director of the Downtown Community School in New York City and Camp Woodland in the Catskill Mountains.
Click here to browse images from the papers of Norman Studer.

United University Professions (UUP): UUP is the union and collective bargaining agent for the faculty and non-teaching professionals of the State University of New York (SUNY). The collection includes over 4,000 photographs, which are currently being added to the database on an ongoing basis with the financial assistance of UUP.
Click here to browse images from the records of United University Professions.

Young Women's Christian Association of Albany: The Albany branch of the national organization formed to provide housing and educational opportunities to working women in the 19th century. The Albany YWCA closed its doors in 1997.
Click here to browse images from the records of the Young Women's Christian Association of Albany.

New York State Normal School Executive Committee Annual Reports

The first Annual Report of the New York State Normal School Executive Committee was submitted to the New York State Legislature in 1844. Reports were submitted at least once each year. In some years separate or supplemental reports were issued to the New York State Senate and Assembly. The reports include: the history of the school's establishment; its facilities; names and counties of pupils and graduates; room and board provisions; staffing; regulations regarding courses of study; term schedules; requirements for admission and for certification; and financial information. Reports for the years 1844-1870 are currently available online. Click here to browse the Annual Reports of the New York State Normal School Executive Committee for the years 1844-1870.

For assistance searching the database or locating images not available in the database, consult the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff.