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Descriptive Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: General Correspondence 1970-1995, Undated

Series 2: Financial Files 1968-1993, Undated

Series 3: Publicity, Research and Professional Development 1970-1990, Undated

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INSTITUTE OF GERONTOLOGY RECORDS, (UA–690.015), 1968-1995




Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Gerontology Records
Date: 1968-1995
Physical Characteristics: 5.01 cubic ft.
Abstract: The records of the Institute of Gerontology include materials from the Institute on Aging, the Institute of Gerontology and the Ringel Institute of Gerontology, all of which served the same function within the State University of New York at Albany. Records include materials about program creation, correspondence, day files, grant applications, budgets, publications, research materials and professional development.
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

Administrative History

The Institute of Gerontology was the successor to the Institute on Aging, created in 1968 as part of the College of General Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The purpose of the Institute, and all subsequent iterations, was to provide knowledge and research into the experience and care of elderly citizens. Specific issues such as nursing home care, criminal offenders and social interaction were the focus of instruction, communication and research through degree programs and certificates, seminars, conferences, newsletters, consortial committees and research studies. In 1972, the organization was renamed as the Institute of Gerontology, and became part of the University's School of Social Welfare. Within a few years, it received status as an established research unit. In 1982, it became the Ringel Institute for Gerontology, named for Rhoda and Stan Ringel, both of whom supported the mission of the institute. The name was changed again in 1997, back to the Institute of Gerontology, which it remains. It is currently comprised of two units, the Center for Research and the Center for Excellence in Aging Services.

Previous directors for the program include Father Anthony Rocha, Steven. I. Pflanczer, Susan R. Sherman and Sheldon S. Tobin. Primary researchers for the Institute include Evelyn S. Newman and Susan R. Sherman. Research topics continued to include elderly offenders, nursing home care, social interaction for seniors as well as the role of the University in advocating for this population, among others. Beyond research papers, the Institute hosted a number of conferences, seminars and training sessions.

Funding was initially provided through grants. After the first director, Father Anthony Rocha, failed to secure a necessary grant for a second consecutive year, he resigned from the Institute, which then was absorbed by the School of Social Welfare. From this point on, funding was received through a mix of grants and institutional funding.

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Scope and Content Information

Records contained in this collection include administrative files such as records documenting program creation, committee minutes and agendas, day files and correspondence from 1970-1995, financial records related to grand funding and budgets from 1968-1993, and publications including research projects, training seminars and conferences from 1970-1990. Records from the Ringel Institute of Gerontology follow those of the Institute of Gerontology within the same series. There are few remaining records from the Institute on Aging. Photographs and slides are included in the same boxes and folders as paper documents. Cassettes are housed separately in the Special Collections Cold Room.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Administrative Files 1970-1995, Undated
Series 2 - Financial Files 1968-1993, Undated
Series 3 - Publicity, Research and Professional Development 1970-1990, Undated

Series are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

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

Newman, Evelyn S.
Sherman, Susan--(Susan R.)

Corporate Bodies

State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at Albany--Institute of Gerontology
State University of New York at Albany--School of Social Welfare

Subjects

Education, Higher--New York (State)
Elderly poor--New York (State)
Frail elderly--Care--New York (State)
Nursing home care--New York (State)
Older offenders--United States
Older people--Social networks--New York (State)

Genres and Forms

Audiocassettes
Correspondence
Curricula
Files by subject
Financial records
Research notes
Videocassettes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Institute of Gerontology Records, 1968-1995. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Institute of Gerontology Records).

Acquisition Information

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Ringel Institute for Gerontology in March 1995.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Jason Kibby
Date: © 2013 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container List

Series 1: General Correspondence, 1970-1995, Undated 2.1 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains files relating to the creation of specific programs and certificates including the Nursing Home Ombudsman Program and Elderhostel Senior Seminar, day files, faculty searches, memos and correspondence of Evelyn Newman and Susan Sherman.
Box Folder
1 1 Partial Report on Activities, 1970-1971
2 Day Files, 1971-1972
3-4 Day Files, 1972-1973
5-6 Day Files, March 1973-August 1973
7-8 Day Files, 1973-1974
9 Day Files, 1974-1975
10 Evelyn Newman Correspondence, 1974-1975
11 Day Files, 1975
12 Michelle Levy Certificate, Photo, 1975 Undated
13 Annual Report, 1975-1976
14 Annual Reports, 1975-1976 1978 1980-1983 1985
15 Day Files, 1976 Undated
16 Local (Community) Advisory Committee Notebook, 1976-1980 Undated
18 General Correspondence, 1976-1983
18 Day Files, 1977
19-20 Nursing Home Ombudsman Program, 1977-1978
21 Campus Advisory Board, 1977-1980 Undated
22 Elderhostel Senior Seminar, 1977-1981 Undated
23 Evelyn Newman Memos, 1977-1982
24 NY State Nursing Home Ombudsman Final Report, 1978
25 Day Files, 1978 Undated
26 Basic Adult Services: Model Curriculum, 1978-1981 Undated
27 Day Files, 1979
28 Susan M. Sherman Correspondence, 1979-1980
29 Undergraduate 2nd Field in Aging, 1979-1980 Undated
Box Folder
2 1-2 Adult Family Care Training, 1979-1980 Undated
3 Elderhostel Senior Seminar, 1979-1981 Undated
Cassette
1 Community University Day, Late 1970s
Box Folder
2 4 Certificate Program for Nursing Home Administrators, 1980 Undated
5 Day Files, 1980 Undated
6 Field of Study, 1980-1981 Undated
7-8 General Memos, 1980-1982 1984-1989
9-10 General Information, 1980-1985
Box Folder
3 1 Day Files, 1981
2 Faculty Search, 1981 Undated
3 Student Orientation, 1981-1982
4 Agreement with the Ringels, 1981-1982 1991
5 Committees on Centers and Institutes, 1981-1982 Undated
6-7 Development of Program, 1981-1982 Undated
8 Five-Year Plan, 1981-1982 1988-1989 Undated
9 Day Files, 1982
10 Minor in Maturity and Aging, 1982-1983
11 Annual Lecture, 1983 1986-1988 1991-1993 1995
12 Director's Report, 1987-1989 1992
13 Search for PSTP Associate Director, 1988
14 Evaluation of Library Resources, 1989 Undated
15 Institute Review, 1989 Undated
16 Search for Center for Women in Government Director, 1990 Undated
17 General Memos, 1990-1994
18 Consortium on Aging, 1991
19 Memo re: Registration, 1991
20 Research Associate, 1991
21 Review and Site Visit, 1991
22 Steering Committee, 1991
Box Folder
4 1 Consortium on Aging, 1991-1995
Series 2: Financial Files, 1968-1993, Undated 1.0 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains financial records that include funding proposals, grant applications and budgets.
Box Folder
1 1 Draft Proposal for Funding the Program on Aging of the State University of New York at Albany, 1968
2 Institute of Gerontology Funding, 1971 1979-1980 Undated
3-4 Regional Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center, Title IV-C Grant, 1976-1980 Undated
5 Title IV-A Grant, Year 2, Supporting Documents, 1977-1980
6 Title IV-C Grant, Quarterly and Final Reports, 1977-1980 Undated
7 Title IV-C Grant Correspondence, 1978-1979
8 US Administration on Aging, Title IV-A Grant, Final Report and Other Materials, 1978-1980 Undated
9 Title IV-A Grant Proposal Year 2 Correspondence, 1979 Undated
Box Folder
2 1-2 Title IV-A Grant Proposal, Year 2, 1979 Undated
3 Advocacy Assistance Training Grant, 1979-1980 Undated
4 Research Foundation of SUNY, Preapplication Grant. Not Funded, 1982
5 Budget, 1982-1989 Undated
6-8 NIA Program Project Grant, 1984 Undated
Box Folder
3 1 Budget, 1985-1991 Undated
2 IFR Budget, 1991 1993
Series 3: Publicity, Research and Professional Development, 1970-1990, Undated 1.91 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains newsletters and brochures, materials developed for conferences and seminars and faculty research publications.
Box Folder
1 1 County Aging Profile Series Demographics and Housing Patterns - 1930-1970, 1970
2 “The Poor of the Capital District” A Research Memo, 1970
3 “Public Policy and the Elderly in NY State” Notebook, 1971-1975 1980-1982
4 Publicity Notebook, 1971-1975 1980-1982
5 “Planning for Social Welfare: Coordinating Area Number 3” A Regional Factbook – IG Report, 1972
6 “Planning for Social Welfare: The People of Albany, Selected Census Data for Albany, NY”, 1973
7 Proceedings of the Regional Conference on Aging, 1973
8 Regional Conference on Aging, 1973
9 Research Memo: “Poverty in Albany County”, 1973
10 Regional Conference on Aging - Sonoma Nixon Correspondence, 1973 Undated
11 Slides of Conference Photos and Presentations, 1973 1975 Undated
12 Conference Brochures, 1973-1976 1979-1980 Undated
13 “The Albany Senior Service Center Nutritional Program: Its Characteristics, Its Participants”, 1975
14 “Crimes Against the Elderly in Public Housing: Policy Alternatives”, 1975
15 Gerontology Colloquium Slide Presentation and Discussion by Dr. Jane Ives. “Services to the Elderly in Denmark.” (Flyer), 1976
16 “The Meaning of Cherished Personal Possessions for the Elderly”, 1976
17 “Modes of Retirement Housing for the Elderly,” Brief Summary of the Final Report, 1976
18-19 “Options in Intermediate Sheltered Housing for the Elderly”, 1976
20 “The Role of State University Systems in Opportunities for Senior Citizens”, 1976
21 Questionnaire for Retirement Planning Sent to Faculty and Non-teaching Professionals of SUNY, 1976 1978
22 Publicity Notebook, 1976-1979 Undated
23 “Toward Services for the Elderly: Regional Data of a Roman Catholic Diocese”, 1977
24 Miscellaneous, 1977 1980-1985
25 “Reading, Language and Communication”, 1977-1978
26 Newsletters, 1977-1981
27 “Differences in Attitudes Toward Retirement Among Male and Female Faculty and Other University Professionals”, 1978
28 “Foster-family Care for the Elderly: Surrogate Family or Mini-Institution?”, 1978
29 “The Role of the Case Worker in Adult Foster Care”, 1978
30 Survey of Opportunities in the Field of Gerontology in Forty-three Educational Institutions in N.Y.S.: Summary of Findings, 1978
31 Advocacy Assistance for Older Adults Conference, 1978 Undated
32 “Day Treatment for the Elderly: An Overview”, 1979
33 Directory of Services: A Guide for Adult Family Care Providers Participating in the 1979 Summer Training Session, 1979
Cassette
2-7 Elderly Offender Conference, 1979
Box Folder
1 34 “Group Services for the Elderly in Albany County: A Directory”, 1979
35 “Social Participation in Adult Homes: Deinstitutionalized Mental Patients and the Frail Elderly”, 1979
36 “Training Citizen Ombudsmen” (Prepared for presentation at Educational Innovations Exchange, Annual Program Meeting), 1979
Video-Tape
1-3 A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part I, 1979 1 U-matic tape.2 VHS tapes.Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
Video-Tape
4-6 A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part II, 1979 1 U-matic tape.2 VHS tapes.Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
Video-Tape
7-9 A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part III, 1979 1 U-matic tape.2 VHS tapes.Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
Box Folder
1 37 “Understanding the Psycho-Social Needs of the Elderly in Family Care Residents” Training, 1979 Undated
38 Homebound Elderly, Includes Photo, 1979-1980 Undated
Box Folder
2 1 Conference Proceedings: New York State Perspectives on Aging, 1980
2 “The Development of a Curriculum in Gerontology for the Public Health Sector”, 1980
3 Miscellaneous Conferences and Seminars, 1980-1982 Undated
4 Al Abrams Dinner, 1981
5 Newsletters, 1981
6 Mental Health and the Elderly Lecture Series, 1981 Undated
7 Rockefeller Research Committees, 1981 Undated
8 “Community Integration of Mentally Ill Adults in (Foster) Family Care”, 1981-1982
Cassette
8-11 Elderly Offender Conference, 1982
Box Folder
2 9 Elderly Offender Conference, 1982
10-11 Elderly Offender Conference Planning Documents, 1982
12 Survey of Graduate Degree Recipients, 1982-1985
13 Research Proposal, 1985-1987
14 Eugene S. Callender will Present the Fourth Annual Ringel Lecture on “Targeting the Needs of the Elderly” (Flyer), 1986
Box Folder
3 1-2 Self-Study Team, 1989 Undated
3 “Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate Institutions”, 1990

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