Table Of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: Administrative Files 1980-2000, Undated

Series 2: Subject Files 1982-2004, Undated

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NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY, ASSISTANT TO THE PROVOST RECORDS, (UA-660.003), 1980-2004




Descriptive Summary

Title: Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Assistant to the Provost Records
Date: 1980-2004
Physical Characteristics: 2.4 cubic ft.
Abstract: This collection consists of the administrative records of the Assistant to the Provost of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

The Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs was established April 22, 1982, named to honor the contributions to New York State government of Governor Nelson Rockefeller who served from 1959-1973. The creation of the new college signified State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany President Vincent O’Leary’s (1977-1990) attempt to give additional academic and institutional weight to graduate programs of the University most closely tied to public policy in New York at a time when the University was reemphasizing its roots as a public policy institution. The new college initially brought together the School of Criminal Justice, the Graduate School of Public Affairs, and the School of Social Welfare under the umbrella of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs. Each of the individual schools retained its dean, but the Office of the Provost, and the new position of Provost of Rockefeller College, was created to lobby for and coordinate the activities of all three schools. In 1986, the School of Information Science and Policy was merged into Rockefeller College. The provost was also the designated director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, an independent think tank reporting to the SUNY chancellor, set up to study public policy problems in New York.

The Assistant to the Provost was responsible for overseeing use of the buildings on the Downtown Campus, organizing various events such as Commencement, Alumni Awards Dinners, and Dedications, and for overseeing the Rockefeller College Art Collection. Jerry Parker held the position from 1981-2000. From 2000 until his retirement in 2010, Parker continued to work as an administrator at the University at Albany organizing events on the Downtown Campus.

In 2000 Rockefeller College was restructured, each of the constituent schools (Criminal Justice, Public Affairs, Social Welfare and Information Science and Policy) once again became independent schools under their individual deans reporting to the new University at Albany position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the position of Provost of Rockefeller College was eliminated. The Graduate School of Public Affairs changed its name to The Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, thus preserving the honor to Nelson Rockefeller, if not the original intended function of the College.

See the records of the Graduate School of Public Affairs (UA-680) for a full description of the creation and growth of that school/college.

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Scope and Content Information

This collection consists of the administrative records of the Assistant to the Provost of Rockefeller College created or collected by Jerry Parker. The bulk of the records are budget reports, correspondence, meeting notes, and photographs and newspaper clippings related to college events. During processing, the archivist retained the original folder titles assigned by the records’ creator with the following exceptions: “Creation of Rockefeller College-administration and structure” was originally two separate folders named “Organization and History of Rockefeller College” and “Rockefeller College Memorabilia.” As the contents of the folders were similar (administrative correspondence from the early years of Rockefeller College) they were combined and given a new title that was more indicative of the contents. In Series Two, “Provost’s Office Inventory Account 83001” was renamed “Rockefeller College Art Collection Inventory” for clarification purposes.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Administrative Files, 1980-2000, Undated
Series 2 - Subject Files, 1982-2004, Undated

Both Series 1 and 2 are arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted with the exception of a small number of select folders noted below.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Parker, Jerry

Corporate Bodies

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy--Office of the Assistant to the Provost
State University of New York at Albany

Subjects

Budget--New York (State)
Campus planning--New York (State)
College administrators
Commencement ceremonies

Places

Albany (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Budgets
Clippings
Correspondence
Files by subject
Financial records
Newsletters
Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Assistant to the Provost Records, 1981-2004. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Rockefeller College, Assistant to the Provost Records).

Acquisition Information

Jerry Parker donated his records to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in December 2010.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Beth Rienti
Date: © 2012 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container List

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1980-2000, Undated 1.66 cubic feet
This series contains budget files, reports, organizational charts and information, downtown campus planning information, and meeting notes of various departments, councils, and committees. Correspondence between the Provost, Assistant to the Provost, other University Administrators and outside parties are interspersed throughout these files.
Box Folder
1 1-2 Budget, 1993-1996
3 1984-1985 Budget Document-RESTRICTED, Undated
4 1985-1986 Budget Document-RESTRICTED, Undated
5 1986-1987 Budget Document, Undated
6 1987-1988 Budget Document , Undated
7 1988-1989 Budget Document, Undated
8 Budget Panel Subcommittee, 1992
9-10 Budget Request, 1999-2000
11 Continuing Education Facility for Downtown Campus (Levitt Room, DR 313), 1980 1983-1985
12-16 Creation of Rockefeller College, Administration and Structure-RESTRICTED, 1980-1982 1984-1986
17 Downtown Campus Administrator, 1983 1986
18 Downtown Campus Long-Range Planning Committee, 1989 1991 1993
19 Faculty Council, 1989-1991
20-21 Faculty Council 1985-Spring 1989, 1985-1989, 1993
22 Five Year Plan for 1984-1989, 1984
23 Five Year Plan for 1985-1990, 1985
24 Five Year Plan for 1990-1994, 1990
25 Levitt Fund, 1984 1988 1993-2001
26 Levitt Room, 1983 1986-1987 1989
Cassette
1 Levitt Room Dedication, 1987
Box Folder
2 1 Materials for Presentation to Budget Panel Subcommittee, 1991
2-3 Milne Fund, 1992-1998
4 Organizational Charts (Rockefeller College), 1997 2000 Undated
5 Planning Memoranda, 1991
6 Planning Memorandum 1987-1992, Undated
7 Presentation Outline for Budget Panel Subcommitte, 1991
8 Renaming Downtown Campus Buildings, 1981-1984 1986 Undated
9-10 Report for Karen Hitchcock on PDP Deficit, 1996 1998
11 Rockefeller College 1995-1996 Budget Reduction Plan, 1995
12 Rockefeller College 1995-1996 Budget Reduction Plan-2nd version, 1995
13 Rockefeller College Budget Requests, 1988 1989-1990
14 Rockefeller College Bylaws, 1981 1989-1990 1992 1996 1998
15 Rockefeller College Contingency Plan Reports, 1995
16-17 Rockefeller College Dean’s Meetings Notes, 1991-1995 Undated
18 Rockefeller College Department Meetings, 1983-1984 Undated
19 Rockefeller College Strategic Plan, 1996
20-21 Second Level Review Committee-RESTRICTED, 1983-1991 1995-1998 Undated
22 Strategic Visions, Accomplishments and Resource Priorities, 1993
23 Strategic Visions, Accomplishments and Resource Priorities, 1994
Series 2: Subject Files, 1982-2004, Undated .74 cubic feet
This series contains information related to University events such as Commencement and Convocation, Alumni dinners, dedications of various rooms and buildings on the downtown campus (including the Dewey Library), a history of the downtown campus, its buildings, and the graduate schools incorporated into Rockefeller College, as well as information and inventories of the Rockefeller College Art Collection. This series also includes a number of promotional and informational publications created by Rockefeller College, including the Colleges’ newsletter—RC Report. Additionally there are a number of photographs (prints, contact sheets, and negatives), as well as newspaper clippings related to events held at Rockefeller College and one audio cassette tape.
Box Folder
2 24 1995 Alumni Awards Dinner Photos, Undated
25-26 Alumni Awards Dinner, 1984-1999
27 Alumni Reception 2000 Photos, Undated
28 Banquet Photos, 1997
29 Banquet Photos, 1998
30 Commencement 1993 Photos, Undated
31 Convocation/Commencement Photos, 1982-1984 1992 Undated
32 Dedication of Fosnick Room, Milne 200 Photos, 1995
33 Dewey Library Dedication, 1987-1988
34 Distinguished Alumni Photos 1993, Undated
35-36 Fall Convocation-1983, 1982-1984
37 NARC Convocation, 1983 Undated
38 Rockefeller College Art Collection Inventory, 1992-1994
Box Folder
3 1 Rockefeller College Convocation, 1983
2 Rockefeller College Prints and Paintings, 1984 1995 2003-2004 Undated
3-4 Rockefeller College Publications, Undated
5 RC Reports, 1984-1992
6 Rockefeller College School Histories, Undated

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