Table Of Contents

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 (UA690.015) , 1968-1995

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Institute of Gerontology (University at Albany)
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: 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: Copyright 2013 by the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history:

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Container List

nam_ua690.015-1 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 ua690.015-1_1 1 nam_ua690.015-1_1 Partial Report on Activities, 1970-1971
ua690.015-1_2 2 nam_ua690.015-1_2 Day Files, 1971-1972
ua690.015-1_3 3-4 nam_ua690.015-1_3 Day Files, 1972-1973
ua690.015-1_4 5-6 nam_ua690.015-1_4 Day Files, 1973 March-August
ua690.015-1_5 7-8 nam_ua690.015-1_5 Day Files, 1973-1974
ua690.015-1_6 9 nam_ua690.015-1_6 Day Files, 1974-1975
ua690.015-1_7 10 nam_ua690.015-1_7 Evelyn Newman Correspondence, 1974-1975
ua690.015-1_8 11 nam_ua690.015-1_8 Day Files, 1975
ua690.015-1_9 12 nam_ua690.015-1_9 Michelle Levy Certificate, Photo, 1975, Undated
ua690.015-1_10 13 nam_ua690.015-1_10 Annual Report, 1975-1976
ua690.015-1_11 14 nam_ua690.015-1_11 Annual Reports, 1975-1976, 1978, 1980-1983, 1985
ua690.015-1_12 15 nam_ua690.015-1_12 Day Files, 1976, Undated
ua690.015-1_13 16 nam_ua690.015-1_13 Local (Community) Advisory Committee Notebook, 1976-1980, Undated
ua690.015-1_14 18 nam_ua690.015-1_14 General Correspondence, 1976-1983
ua690.015-1_15 18 nam_ua690.015-1_15 Day Files, 1977
ua690.015-1_16 19-20 nam_ua690.015-1_16 Nursing Home Ombudsman Program, 1977-1978
ua690.015-1_17 21 nam_ua690.015-1_17 Campus Advisory Board, 1977-1980, Undated
ua690.015-1_18 22 nam_ua690.015-1_18 Elderhostel Senior Seminar, 1977-1981, Undated
ua690.015-1_19 23 nam_ua690.015-1_19 Evelyn Newman Memos, 1977-1982
ua690.015-1_20 24 nam_ua690.015-1_20 NY State Nursing Home Ombudsman Final Report, 1978
ua690.015-1_21 25 nam_ua690.015-1_21 Day Files, 1978, Undated
ua690.015-1_22 26 nam_ua690.015-1_22 Basic Adult Services: Model Curriculum, 1978-1981, Undated
ua690.015-1_23 27 nam_ua690.015-1_23 Day Files, 1979
ua690.015-1_24 28 nam_ua690.015-1_24 Susan M. Sherman Correspondence, 1979-1980
ua690.015-1_25 29 nam_ua690.015-1_25 Undergraduate 2nd Field in Aging, 1979-1980, Undated
Box Folder
2 ua690.015-1_26 1-2 nam_ua690.015-1_26 Adult Family Care Training, 1979-1980, Undated
ua690.015-1_27 3 nam_ua690.015-1_27 Elderhostel Senior Seminar, 1979-1981, Undated
Cassette
1 ua690.015-1_28 nam_ua690.015-1_28 Community University Day, late 1970s
Box Folder
2 ua690.015-1_29 4 nam_ua690.015-1_29 Certificate Program for Nursing Home Administrators, 1980, Undated
ua690.015-1_30 5 nam_ua690.015-1_30 Day Files, 1980, Undated
ua690.015-1_31 6 nam_ua690.015-1_31 Field of Study, 1980-1981, Undated
ua690.015-1_32 7-8 nam_ua690.015-1_32 General Memos, 1980-1982, 1984-1989
ua690.015-1_33 9-10 nam_ua690.015-1_33 General Information, 1980-1985
Box Folder
3 ua690.015-1_34 1 nam_ua690.015-1_34 Day Files, 1981
ua690.015-1_35 2 nam_ua690.015-1_35 Faculty Search, 1981, Undated
ua690.015-1_36 3 nam_ua690.015-1_36 Student Orientation, 1981-1982
ua690.015-1_37 4 nam_ua690.015-1_37 Agreement with the Ringels, 1981-1982, 1991
ua690.015-1_38 5 nam_ua690.015-1_38 Committees on Centers and Institutes, 1981-1982, Undated
ua690.015-1_39 6-7 nam_ua690.015-1_39 Development of Program, 1981-1982, Undated
ua690.015-1_40 8 nam_ua690.015-1_40 Five-Year Plan, 1981-1982, 1988-1989, Undated
ua690.015-1_41 9 nam_ua690.015-1_41 Day Files, 1982
ua690.015-1_42 10 nam_ua690.015-1_42 Minor in Maturity and Aging, 1982-1983
ua690.015-1_43 11 nam_ua690.015-1_43 Annual Lecture, 1983, 1986-1988, 1991-1993, 1995
ua690.015-1_44 12 nam_ua690.015-1_44 Director's Report, 1987-1989, 1992
ua690.015-1_45 13 nam_ua690.015-1_45 Search for PSTP Associate Director, 1988
ua690.015-1_46 14 nam_ua690.015-1_46 Evaluation of Library Resources, 1989, Undated
ua690.015-1_47 15 nam_ua690.015-1_47 Institute Review, 1989, Undated
ua690.015-1_48 16 nam_ua690.015-1_48 Search for Center for Women in Government Director, 1990, Undated
ua690.015-1_49 17 nam_ua690.015-1_49 General Memos, 1990-1994
ua690.015-1_50 18 nam_ua690.015-1_50 Consortium on Aging, 1991
ua690.015-1_51 19 nam_ua690.015-1_51 Memo re: Registration, 1991
ua690.015-1_52 20 nam_ua690.015-1_52 Research Associate, 1991
ua690.015-1_53 21 nam_ua690.015-1_53 Review and Site Visit, 1991
ua690.015-1_54 22 nam_ua690.015-1_54 Steering Committee, 1991
Box Folder
4 ua690.015-1_55 1 nam_ua690.015-1_55 Consortium on Aging, 1991-1995
nam_ua690.015-2 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 ua690.015-2_1 1 nam_ua690.015-2_1 Draft Proposal for Funding the Program on Aging of the State University of New York at Albany, 1968
ua690.015-2_2 2 nam_ua690.015-2_2 Institute of Gerontology Funding, 1971, 1979-1980, Undated
ua690.015-2_3 3-4 nam_ua690.015-2_3 Regional Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center, Title IV-C Grant, 1976-1980, Undated
ua690.015-2_4 5 nam_ua690.015-2_4 Title IV-A Grant, Year 2, Supporting Documents, 1977-1980
ua690.015-2_5 6 nam_ua690.015-2_5 Title IV-C Grant, Quarterly and Final Reports, 1977-1980, Undated
ua690.015-2_6 7 nam_ua690.015-2_6 Title IV-C Grant Correspondence, 1978-1979
ua690.015-2_7 8 nam_ua690.015-2_7 US Administration on Aging, Title IV-A Grant, Final Report and Other Materials, 1978-1980, Undated
ua690.015-2_8 9 nam_ua690.015-2_8 Title IV-A Grant Proposal Year 2 Correspondence, 1979, Undated
Box Folder
2 ua690.015-2_9 1-2 nam_ua690.015-2_9 Title IV-A Grant Proposal, Year 2, 1979, Undated
ua690.015-2_10 3 nam_ua690.015-2_10 Advocacy Assistance Training Grant, 1979-1980, Undated
ua690.015-2_11 4 nam_ua690.015-2_11 Research Foundation of SUNY, Preapplication Grant. Not Funded, 1982
ua690.015-2_12 5 nam_ua690.015-2_12 Budget, 1982-1989, Undated
ua690.015-2_13 6-8 nam_ua690.015-2_13 NIA Program Project Grant, 1984, Undated
Box Folder
3 ua690.015-2_14 1 nam_ua690.015-2_14 Budget, 1985-1991, Undated
ua690.015-2_15 2 nam_ua690.015-2_15 IFR Budget, 1991, 1993
nam_ua690.015-3 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 ua690.015-3_1 1 nam_ua690.015-3_1 County Aging Profile Series Demographics and Housing Patterns - 1930-1970, 1970
ua690.015-3_2 2 nam_ua690.015-3_2 “The Poor of the Capital District” A Research Memo, 1970
ua690.015-3_3 3 nam_ua690.015-3_3 “Public Policy and the Elderly in NY State” Notebook, 1971-1975, 1980-1982
ua690.015-3_4 4 nam_ua690.015-3_4 Publicity Notebook, 1971-1975, 1980-1982
ua690.015-3_5 5 nam_ua690.015-3_5 “Planning for Social Welfare: Coordinating Area Number 3” A Regional Factbook – IG Report, 1972
ua690.015-3_6 6 nam_ua690.015-3_6 “Planning for Social Welfare: The People of Albany, Selected Census Data for Albany, NY”, 1973
ua690.015-3_7 7 nam_ua690.015-3_7 Proceedings of the Regional Conference on Aging, 1973
ua690.015-3_8 8 nam_ua690.015-3_8 Regional Conference on Aging, 1973
ua690.015-3_9 9 nam_ua690.015-3_9 Research Memo: “Poverty in Albany County”, 1973
ua690.015-3_10 10 nam_ua690.015-3_10 Regional Conference on Aging - Sonoma Nixon Correspondence, 1973, Undated
ua690.015-3_11 11 nam_ua690.015-3_11 Slides of Conference Photos and Presentations, 1973, 1975, Undated
ua690.015-3_12 12 nam_ua690.015-3_12 Conference Brochures, 1973-1976, 1979-1980, Undated
ua690.015-3_13 13 nam_ua690.015-3_13 “The Albany Senior Service Center Nutritional Program: Its Characteristics, Its Participants”, 1975
ua690.015-3_14 14 nam_ua690.015-3_14 “Crimes Against the Elderly in Public Housing: Policy Alternatives”, 1975
ua690.015-3_15 15 nam_ua690.015-3_15 Gerontology Colloquium Slide Presentation and Discussion by Dr. Jane Ives. “Services to the Elderly in Denmark.” (Flyer), 1976
ua690.015-3_16 16 nam_ua690.015-3_16 “The Meaning of Cherished Personal Possessions for the Elderly”, 1976
ua690.015-3_17 17 nam_ua690.015-3_17 “Modes of Retirement Housing for the Elderly,” Brief Summary of the Final Report, 1976
ua690.015-3_18 18-19 nam_ua690.015-3_18 “Options in Intermediate Sheltered Housing for the Elderly”, 1976
ua690.015-3_19 20 nam_ua690.015-3_19 “The Role of State University Systems in Opportunities for Senior Citizens”, 1976
ua690.015-3_20 21 nam_ua690.015-3_20 Questionnaire for Retirement Planning Sent to Faculty and Non-teaching Professionals of SUNY, 1976, 1978
ua690.015-3_21 22 nam_ua690.015-3_21 Publicity Notebook, 1976-1979, Undated
ua690.015-3_22 23 nam_ua690.015-3_22 “Toward Services for the Elderly: Regional Data of a Roman Catholic Diocese”, 1977
ua690.015-3_23 24 nam_ua690.015-3_23 Miscellaneous, 1977, 1980-1985
ua690.015-3_24 25 nam_ua690.015-3_24 “Reading, Language and Communication”, 1977-1978
ua690.015-3_25 26 nam_ua690.015-3_25 Newsletters, 1977-1981
ua690.015-3_26 27 nam_ua690.015-3_26 “Differences in Attitudes Toward Retirement Among Male and Female Faculty and Other University Professionals”, 1978
ua690.015-3_27 28 nam_ua690.015-3_27 “Foster-family Care for the Elderly: Surrogate Family or Mini-Institution?”, 1978
ua690.015-3_28 29 nam_ua690.015-3_28 “The Role of the Case Worker in Adult Foster Care”, 1978
ua690.015-3_29 30 nam_ua690.015-3_29 Survey of Opportunities in the Field of Gerontology in Forty-three Educational Institutions in N.Y.S.: Summary of Findings, 1978
ua690.015-3_30 31 nam_ua690.015-3_30 Advocacy Assistance for Older Adults Conference, 1978, Undated
ua690.015-3_31 32 nam_ua690.015-3_31 “Day Treatment for the Elderly: An Overview”, 1979
ua690.015-3_32 33 nam_ua690.015-3_32 Directory of Services: A Guide for Adult Family Care Providers Participating in the 1979 Summer Training Session, 1979
Cassette
2-7 ua690.015-3_33 nam_ua690.015-3_33 Elderly Offender Conference, 1979
Box Folder
1 ua690.015-3_34 34 nam_ua690.015-3_34 “Group Services for the Elderly in Albany County: A Directory”, 1979
ua690.015-3_35 35 nam_ua690.015-3_35 “Social Participation in Adult Homes: Deinstitutionalized Mental Patients and the Frail Elderly”, 1979
ua690.015-3_36 36 nam_ua690.015-3_36 “Training Citizen Ombudsmen” (Prepared for presentation at Educational Innovations Exchange, Annual Program Meeting), 1979
Video-Tape
1-3 ua690.015-3_37 nam_ua690.015-3_37 A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part I, 1979 - 1 U-matic tape.  Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
Video-Tape
4-6 ua690.015-3_38 nam_ua690.015-3_38 A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part II, 1979 - 1 U-matic tape.  Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
Video-Tape
7-9 ua690.015-3_39 nam_ua690.015-3_39 A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part III, 1979 - 1 U-matic tape.  Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
Box Folder
1 ua690.015-3_40 37 nam_ua690.015-3_40 “Understanding the Psycho-Social Needs of the Elderly in Family Care Residents” Training, 1979, Undated
ua690.015-3_41 38 nam_ua690.015-3_41 Homebound Elderly, Includes Photo, 1979-1980, Undated
Box Folder
2 ua690.015-3_42 1 nam_ua690.015-3_42 Conference Proceedings: New York State Perspectives on Aging, 1980
ua690.015-3_43 2 nam_ua690.015-3_43 “The Development of a Curriculum in Gerontology for the Public Health Sector”, 1980
ua690.015-3_44 3 nam_ua690.015-3_44 Miscellaneous Conferences and Seminars, 1980-1982, Undated
ua690.015-3_45 4 nam_ua690.015-3_45 Al Abrams Dinner, 1981
ua690.015-3_46 5 nam_ua690.015-3_46 Newsletters, 1981
ua690.015-3_47 6 nam_ua690.015-3_47 Mental Health and the Elderly Lecture Series, 1981, Undated
ua690.015-3_48 7 nam_ua690.015-3_48 Rockefeller Research Committees, 1981, Undated
ua690.015-3_49 8 nam_ua690.015-3_49 “Community Integration of Mentally Ill Adults in (Foster) Family Care”, 1981-1982
Cassette
8-11 ua690.015-3_50 nam_ua690.015-3_50 Elderly Offender Conference, 1982
Box Folder
2 ua690.015-3_51 9 nam_ua690.015-3_51 Elderly Offender Conference, 1982
ua690.015-3_52 10-11 nam_ua690.015-3_52 Elderly Offender Conference Planning Documents, 1982
ua690.015-3_53 12 nam_ua690.015-3_53 Survey of Graduate Degree Recipients, 1982-1985
ua690.015-3_54 13 nam_ua690.015-3_54 Research Proposal, 1985-1987
ua690.015-3_55 14 nam_ua690.015-3_55 Eugene S. Callender will Present the Fourth Annual Ringel Lecture on “Targeting the Needs of the Elderly” (Flyer), 1986
Box Folder
3 ua690.015-3_56 1-2 nam_ua690.015-3_56 Self-Study Team, 1989, Undated
ua690.015-3_57 3 nam_ua690.015-3_57 “Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate Institutions”, 1990

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