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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 (UA660.003) , 1980-2004

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Assistant to the Provost
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: 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.

Red asterisks (***) denote restricted items.

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: Copyright 2012 by the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history:

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Container List

nam_ua660.003-1 Series 1: Administrative Files, 1980-2000, Undated - 1.66  cubic ft.
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 ua660.003-1_1 1-2 nam_ua660.003-1_1 Budget, 1993-1996
ua660.003-1_2 3 nam_ua660.003-1_2 1984-1985 Budget Document-[RESTRICTED], Undated ***
ua660.003-1_3 4 nam_ua660.003-1_3 1985-1986 Budget Document-[RESTRICTED], Undated ***
ua660.003-1_4 5 nam_ua660.003-1_4 1986-1987 Budget Document, Undated
ua660.003-1_5 6 nam_ua660.003-1_5 1987-1988 Budget Document, Undated
ua660.003-1_6 7 nam_ua660.003-1_6 1988-1989 Budget Document, Undated
ua660.003-1_7 8 nam_ua660.003-1_7 Budget Panel Subcommittee, 1992
ua660.003-1_8 9-10 nam_ua660.003-1_8 Budget Request, 1999-2000
ua660.003-1_9 11 nam_ua660.003-1_9 Continuing Education Facility for Downtown Campus (Levitt Room, DR 313), 1980, 1983-1985
ua660.003-1_10 12-16 nam_ua660.003-1_10 Creation of Rockefeller College, Administration and Structure-[RESTRICTED], 1980-1982, 1984-1986 ***
ua660.003-1_11 17 nam_ua660.003-1_11 Downtown Campus Administrator, 1983, 1986
ua660.003-1_12 18 nam_ua660.003-1_12 Downtown Campus Long-Range Planning Committee, 1989, 1991, 1993
ua660.003-1_13 19 nam_ua660.003-1_13 Faculty Council, 1989-1991
ua660.003-1_14 20-21 nam_ua660.003-1_14 Faculty Council 1985-Spring 1989, 1985-1989, 1993
ua660.003-1_15 22 nam_ua660.003-1_15 Five Year Plan for 1984-1989, 1984
ua660.003-1_16 23 nam_ua660.003-1_16 Five Year Plan for 1985-1990, 1985
ua660.003-1_17 24 nam_ua660.003-1_17 Five Year Plan for 1990-1994, 1990
ua660.003-1_18 25 nam_ua660.003-1_18 Levitt Fund, 1984, 1988, 1993-2001
ua660.003-1_19 26 nam_ua660.003-1_19 Levitt Room, 1983, 1986-1987, 1989
Cassette
1 ua660.003-1_20 nam_ua660.003-1_20 Levitt Room Dedication, 1987
Box Folder
2 ua660.003-1_21 1 nam_ua660.003-1_21 Materials for Presentation to Budget Panel Subcommittee, 1991
ua660.003-1_22 2-3 nam_ua660.003-1_22 Milne Fund, 1992-1998
ua660.003-1_23 4 nam_ua660.003-1_23 Organizational Charts (Rockefeller College), 1997, 2000, Undated
ua660.003-1_24 5 nam_ua660.003-1_24 Planning Memoranda, 1991
ua660.003-1_25 6 nam_ua660.003-1_25 Planning Memorandum 1987-1992, Undated
ua660.003-1_26 7 nam_ua660.003-1_26 Presentation Outline for Budget Panel Subcommitte, 1991
ua660.003-1_27 8 nam_ua660.003-1_27 Renaming Downtown Campus Buildings, 1981-1984, 1986, Undated
ua660.003-1_28 9-10 nam_ua660.003-1_28 Report for Karen Hitchcock on PDP Deficit, 1996, 1998
ua660.003-1_29 11 nam_ua660.003-1_29 Rockefeller College 1995-1996 Budget Reduction Plan, 1995
ua660.003-1_30 12 nam_ua660.003-1_30 Rockefeller College 1995-1996 Budget Reduction Plan-2nd version, 1995
ua660.003-1_31 13 nam_ua660.003-1_31 Rockefeller College Budget Requests, 1988, 1989-1990
ua660.003-1_32 14 nam_ua660.003-1_32 Rockefeller College Bylaws, 1981, 1989-1990, 1992, 1996, 1998
ua660.003-1_33 15 nam_ua660.003-1_33 Rockefeller College Contingency Plan Reports, 1995
ua660.003-1_34 16-17 nam_ua660.003-1_34 Rockefeller College Dean’s Meetings Notes, 1991-1995, Undated
ua660.003-1_35 18 nam_ua660.003-1_35 Rockefeller College Department Meetings, 1983-1984, Undated
ua660.003-1_36 19 nam_ua660.003-1_36 Rockefeller College Strategic Plan, 1996
ua660.003-1_37 20-21 nam_ua660.003-1_37 Second Level Review Committee-[RESTRICTED], 1983-1991, 1995-1998, Undated ***
ua660.003-1_38 22 nam_ua660.003-1_38 Strategic Visions, Accomplishments and Resource Priorities, 1993
ua660.003-1_39 23 nam_ua660.003-1_39 Strategic Visions, Accomplishments and Resource Priorities, 1994
nam_ua660.003-2 Series 2: Subject Files, 1982-2004, Undated - 0.74  cubic ft.
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 ua660.003-2_1 24 nam_ua660.003-2_1 1995 Alumni Awards Dinner Photos, Undated
ua660.003-2_2 25-26 nam_ua660.003-2_2 Alumni Awards Dinner, 1984-1999
ua660.003-2_3 27 nam_ua660.003-2_3 Alumni Reception 2000 Photos, Undated
ua660.003-2_4 28 nam_ua660.003-2_4 Banquet Photos, 1997
ua660.003-2_5 29 nam_ua660.003-2_5 Banquet Photos, 1998
ua660.003-2_6 30 nam_ua660.003-2_6 Commencement 1993 Photos, Undated
ua660.003-2_7 31 nam_ua660.003-2_7 Convocation/Commencement Photos, 1982-1984, 1992, Undated
ua660.003-2_8 32 nam_ua660.003-2_8 Dedication of Fosnick Room, Milne 200 Photos, 1995
ua660.003-2_9 33 nam_ua660.003-2_9 Dewey Library Dedication, 1987-1988
ua660.003-2_10 34 nam_ua660.003-2_10 Distinguished Alumni Photos 1993, Undated
ua660.003-2_11 35-36 nam_ua660.003-2_11 Fall Convocation-1983, 1982-1984
ua660.003-2_12 37 nam_ua660.003-2_12 NARC Convocation, 1983, Undated
ua660.003-2_13 38 nam_ua660.003-2_13 Rockefeller College Art Collection Inventory, 1992-1994
Box Folder
3 ua660.003-2_14 1 nam_ua660.003-2_14 Rockefeller College Convocation, 1983
ua660.003-2_15 2 nam_ua660.003-2_15 Rockefeller College Prints and Paintings, 1984, 1995, 2003-2004, Undated
ua660.003-2_16 3-4 nam_ua660.003-2_16 Rockefeller College Publications, Undated
ua660.003-2_17 5 nam_ua660.003-2_17 RC Reports, 1984-1992
ua660.003-2_18 6 nam_ua660.003-2_18 Rockefeller College School Histories, Undated

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