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: Administration 1873-1997Undated

Series 2: Fund-Raising 1907-2006Undated

Series 3: Subject Files 1851-2005Undated

Series 4: Class Notes and Communication 1859-2011Undated

Series 5: Buildings and Construction 1921-1996Undated

Series 6: Benevolent Association 1926-1979Undated

Series 7: Theatre Alumni Association 1932-1974Undated

Series 8: Deceased Alumni Files 1969-2010Undated

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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RECORDS, (UA-801), 1851-2011




Descriptive Summary

Title: State University of New York at Albany Alumni Association Records
Date: 1851-2011
Physical Characteristics: 67.68 cubic ft.
Abstract: The State University of New York at Albany Alumni Association Records document the day-to-day operations of the Alumni Association from the 1850s to the early 21st Century.
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 State University of New York at Albany Alumni Association was founded in 1849 under the name of "The Association of Graduates of the New York Normal School." Its original intent was to keep track of the addresses and professions of graduates, and to organize support for the school in its dealings with New York State government. Under Corresponding Secretary William Phelps the Association started an educational placement bureau to help graduates. The Association met biannually and would attempt to meet for "jubilees" and reunions. The Association was dormant during the Civil War and not revived till 1872. The following year in 1873 the Association adopted a new constitution. In 1890, concurrent with the renaming of the school, the Association voted to update the name to "Association of Graduates of the New York State Normal School and the New York State Normal College." The organization financed and provided information for the first two histories of the school published in 1884 and 1895.

In 1883 the Association took up its first fund-raising effort when the group raised $5,000 to pay for an "Alumni Memorial Window" for the school’s new Willett Street building. In 1894 the Association raised funds for a "Soldiers Memorial Tablet" to honor the school's Civil War dead, and, after the 1906 fire that destroyed the Willett Street Building, the Memorial Window and tablet, the organization engaged in a new campaign for a replacement Soldier’s Memorial Tablet. Subsequently the Association raised funds for tablets to honor school World War I and World War II dead. Instead of replacing the Alumni Memorial Window, the Association chose to raise $10,000 to fund a graduate scholarship in education. The fund-raising took over 40 years as the first Albert N. Husted Scholarship was not awarded until 1948. In the meantime, during the 1910s and 1920s many individuals and classes established Alumni Association small loan funds for students.

In addition to the main Alumni Association, graduates established regional branches in such places as New York City, Long Island, Rochester, Eastern and Western New York, Florida, California, and Washington, D.C. These chapters frequently held their own events and sponsored activities for alumni in their respective geographic location.

In 1921 the Association started a Dormitory Committee/Residence Hall Building Fund with the goal of raising funds to purchase land and build dormitories with alumni money—Pierce Hall for women opened in 1935 and Sayles Hall for men opened in 1941. Fund-raising and the purchase of property was carried out through the newly formed Benevolent Association which was incorporated in New York in 1926. In 1967 the State of New York purchased those dormitories and funds from the purchase were put into alumni funded scholarships. The Alumni Association based its operations out of the Benevolent Association office from 1929 until 1962 when it became part of University Administration.

There were other substantial fund-raising endeavors carried out by the Alumni Association. In 1964 alumni organized to build the symbol of the University's Uptown Campus, the musical Carillon. In 1972 the Alumni Association began a drive to build Alumni House, also on the new Uptown Campus. The organization also raised money at various times for scholarship funds. In 1972 the Alumni Association established the Annual Fund as the main fund-raising effort. In 1982 this was transferred to the University at Albany Fund, Inc., created out of a merger between the Benevolent Association, the University Foundation and Annual Fund of the Alumni Association to serve as one unified University fund-raising operation.

The Alumni Association updated its name again in 1964 to the University at Albany Alumni Association and was incorporated, under Education law 501(c)(3), as a non-profit education corporation.

The collection also documents other initiatives for alumni undertaken by the organization. There are publications written for and about alumni, featuring class notes and updates. As in earlier periods, the Alumni Association continued to plan Alumni Day and class reunions. During the 1970s and 1980s the Alumni office offered travel packages ranging from weekend excursions to view foliage in the Adirondacks to multi-week adventures in destinations in Europe and Asia. In recent years as the Alumni community grew so did Association responsibilities. The organization provides alumni with important business and personal connections as well as plans events, such as the Big Purple Growl and Homecoming. The Big Purple Growl is a midyear home basketball game that is accompanied by other events, including a feast, and heavily attended by alumni.

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Scope and Content Information

The State University of New York at Albany Alumni Association Records document the day-to-day operations and special event planning of the organization. The Alumni Association is a semi-independent, incorporated entity on campus that coordinates alumni outreach and supports the University community through fund-raising and advocacy.

The collection includes meeting minutes and agendas, financial records, correspondence, photographs, publications, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. While the bulk of materials dates from the 1960s through the 1980s, there also are notable 19th and early 20th Century records, including materials from reunions, correspondence, records of the building of the first residence halls, publications, and administrative files.

Please note that two series contain records of semi-independent organizations directly related to alumni and the Alumni Association; the Benevolent Association (Series 6) and the Theatre Alumni Association (Series 7). See each series description for additional information and history of these groups.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Administration, 1873-1997, Undated
Series 2 - Fund-Raising, 1907-2006, Undated
Series 3 - Subject Files, 1851-2005, Undated
Series 4 - Class Notes and Communication, 1859-2011, Undated
Series 5 - Buildings and Construction, 1921-1996, Undated
Series 6 - Benevolent Association, 1926-1979, Undated
Series 7 - Theatre Alumni Association, 1932-1974, Undated
Series 8 - Deceased Alumni Files, 1969-2010, Undated

Series 1-7 are arranged chronologically and Series 8 is arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted with the exception of a small number of folders in Series 3: Subject Files noted on the finding aid 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

Corporate Bodies

State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at Albany. Benevolent Association
State University of New York at Albany. Alumni Association
State University of New York at Albany. Theatre Alumni Association
State University of New York at Albany. Theatre Dept.

Subjects

Class reunions
Dormitories
Fund raising
Scholarships
State University of New York at Albany--History
Telephone fund raising
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--United States
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--United States--Periodicals
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--United States--Societies, etc.--Administration
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--United States--Societies, etc.--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Genres and Forms

Agendas (administrative records)
Appointment books
Attendance lists
Audits
Calendars
Clippings
Correspondence
Files by subject
Financial records
Form letters
Invitations
Ledgers (account books)
Memorandum
Minutes
Newsletters
Page proofs
Photographs
Quarterlies (publications)
Reports

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Albany Alumni Association, 1851-2011. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Alumni Association Records).

Acquisition Information

The State University of New York at Albany Alumni Association transferred its files to M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in a series of acquisitions. The Alumni Association still retains recent files for its own use.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Jodi Boyle, Kathleen Broedeur, Katie Demetri, Russell S. Wesdorp
Date: © 2012 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container List

Series 1: Administration, 1873-1997, Undated 5.32 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains materials pertaining to the Board of Directors and the administration of the Alumni Association, including founding documents, such as the charter and constitution. The earliest Board of Directors meeting minutes are bound volumes. By the end of the 1970s the minutes are loose notes belonging to specific individuals. The minutes may also include such supplemental materials as correspondence, agendas and financial papers. The annual report was available for the Annual Meeting, which was open to all Alumni Association members. Financial records for the Alumni Association are found in this series in ledgers, financial statements and Treasurer’s reports. Loose items from bound volumes have been removed and stored in separate, appropriately labeled folders.
Box Folder
1 1 Secretary's Book, 1873-1917
2 Alumni Day Programs of Menus included in Secretary's Book, 1873-1917
3 Correspondence included in Secretary's Book, 1873-1917
4 News Clippings included in Secretary's Book, 1873-1917
5 Vouchers included in Secretary's Book, 1873-1917
6 Treasurer's Reports, 1876-1881
7 Treasurer's Book, 1898-1910
8 New York State Normal College Alumni Association Limited Charter, 1907
Oversized
1 Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
Box Folder
1 9 Beneficiary Aid Fund included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
10 Clippings included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
11 Correspondence, Speeches and Press Releases included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
12 Half-Century Club Materials included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
13 Husted Fellowship Fund Materials included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
14 Programs included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
15 Residence Hall Materials included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
16 Risley Memorial Award included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
17 Treasurer's Reports included in Secretary's Book, 1917-1940
18 Eastern New York Branch of Alumni Association-Minutes and Supplemental Materials, 1919-1930
Oversized
1 Minutes of the Graduate Council of the Alumni Association, 1919-1953
Box Folder
1 19 Minutes, Reports and Correspondence included in the Graduate Council of the Alumni Association Ledger, 1919-1953
20 Annual Meeting, 1927
21 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1927-1939
22 Inclusions from Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1927-1939
23-24 Eastern New York Branch of Alumni Association-Minutes and Supplemental Materials, 1929-1970
25 Constitution, 1920s
26 Correspondence included in Receipts and Disbursement Ledger, 1931-1933
27 Reports included in Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, 1933-1940
28 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1939-1942
29 Inclusions from Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1927-1939
Oversized
2 Receipts and Disbursements, 1931-1933
Receipts and Disbursements, 1933-1940
Oversized Folder
4 1 Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1935-1936
2 Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1935-1936
Box Folder
1 30 Secretary's Book/Alumni Day, 1940-1948
31 Clippings included in Secretary's Book, 1940-1948
Oversized
2 Treasurer's General Account, 1940-1955
Box Folder
1 32-33 Cash Operating Account, 1942-1966
34 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1943-1945
35 Inclusions from Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1943-1945
36 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1945-1957
37 Inclusions from Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1945-1957
38 Executive Board Meeting, 1949
39 Secretary's Book, 1949-1954
40 Budget, 1949, 1953-1959
Oversized
1 Secretary's Book, 1954-1956
Box Folder
1 41 Reports and Summaries included in Secretary's Book, 1954-1956
42 Alumni Day and Quarterly Report to Executive Secretary, 1955-1958
Oversized
3 Treasurer's General Account, 1955-1959
Box Folder
1 43 Graduate Council Minutes, 1957
44 Ledger-Alumni Association, 1959-1960
45 Miriam Rider Correspondence with Alumni Day and Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1959-1965
46 Progress Report of Study Committee, 1960
47 Board of Director's Special Meeting, 1961
48 Balance Sheets, 1961-1970
49 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes and Correspondence, 1962-1963
Box Folder
2 1 Annual Meeting Minutes and Annual Report, 1962-1965
2 Statement of Funds, 1962-1968
3 Annual Report, 1963-1964
4 Financial Statements, 1964
5 Report to the Executive Committee of the Association by the Alumni Council Planning Committee for Project Carillon, 1964
6 Financial Statements, 1964-1965
7 Incorporation Documents, 1964-1965
8 Constitutional and By-Laws Revisions, 1965, Undated
9 Financial Statements, 1965
10 Board of Director's Handbook, 1966
11 Financial Statements, 1966
12 Treasurer's Report, 1966
13 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1966-1967
14 Annual Meeting Minutes and Alumni Office Annual Report, 1966-1969
15 Annual Meeting Minutes, June 10, 1967
16 Adjusting Journal Entries-Peat, Marwick Mitchell, 1967
17 Financial Statements, 1967
18 Statement of Objective and Goals, 1967
19 Alumni Office Annual Report, 1967-1968
20 Ledger Sheets, 1967-1968
21 Treasurer's Reports, 1967-1970
22 Financial Records, including Tax Returns and Correspondence, 1967-1974
23 Financial Statements, 1968
24 Alumni Office Annual Report, 1968-1969
25 Financial Statements, 1969
26 Financial Statements, 1970
27 Board of Director's Members, ca. 1970
28 Treasurer's Report, 1970-1971
29 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1970-1971
30 Financial Statements, 1970-1973
31 Annual Report of the Alumni Association, 1970-1976
32 Alumni Council Meeting Minutes, 1963-1964, 1968, 1970-1974, 1978-1979, Undated
33 Financial Statements, 1971
34-35 Financial Records Binder, 1971-1972
36 Treasurer's Report, 1971-1972
37 Financial Statements, 1972
38 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1972-1973
39-40 Financial Ledger, 1972-1973
41 Treasurer's Report, 1972-1973
42 Robert Fairbanks-Treasurer of Alumni Association, 1972-1973
43 Annual Alumni Association Meeting, 1973
44 Financial Statements, 1973
45 Treasurer's Report, 1973-1974
46 Annual Alumni Association Meeting, 1974
47 Board of Directors Memo, 1974
48 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1974
49 Financial Statement, 1974
50 Treasurer's Report, 1974-1975
51 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1975
52 Financial Statement, 1975
53 Annual Report to Executive Secretary, 1975-1976
54 Report of Executive Committee, 1975-1976
55 Treasurer's Report, 1975-1976
Box Folder
3 1 Board of Directors Ballots, 1975, 1977-1980, 1985-1986
2 Financial Statements, 1976
3 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1976-1977
4 Treasurer's Report, 1976-1977
5 Annual Report of the Alumni Association, 1976-1980
6 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1977
7 Financial Statement, 1977
8 Treasurer's Report, 1977-1978
9 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes-Sue Emborsky's file, 1977-1979
10 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1978
11 Financial Statement, 1978
12 Revision of Alumni Association By-Laws, 1978
13 Treasurer's Report, 1978-1979
14 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, March 31, 1979
15 Gary L. Jones, Director of Alumni Affairs, June 23, 1979
16 Gary L. Jones, Board of Directors Meeting, September 15, 1979
17 Gary L. Jones, Board of Directors Meeting, December 1, 1979
18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1979
19 Financial Statement, 1979
20 Treasurer's Report, 1979-1980
21 Sample Packet, Board of Directors Meeting, June 21, 1980
22 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, September 6, 1980
23 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, December 6, 1980
24 Sorrell Chesin, Correspondence about Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, 1980
25 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1980
26 Financial Statement, 1980
27 Treasurer's Report, 1980-1981
28 Annual Meeting Minutes and Report to President of Alumni Association, 1980-1989
29 Marsha J. McCarthy '67, Board of Directors Meeting, March 28, 1981
30 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, September 19, 1981
Box Folder
4 1 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, December 5, 1981
2-3 Sorrell Chesin, Correspondence with Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memos, 1981
4 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1981
5 Financial Statement, 1981
6 Treasurer's Report, 1981-1982
7 Financial Statements, 1981-1982
8 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, March 27, 1982
9-10 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, June 12, 1982
11 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, October 23, 1982
12 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, December 4, 1982
13 Sorrell Chesin, Correspondence with Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Memos, 1982
14 Financial Statements, 1982-1983
15 Treasurer's Report, 1982-1983
16-17 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, May 13, 1983
18 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, August 27, 1983
19 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, November 19, 1983
20 Financial Statements, 1983-1984
21 Treasurer's Report, 1983-1984
22 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, February 25, 1984
23 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, May 11, 1984
24 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, August 25, 1984
25 Financial Statements, 1984-1985
26 Treasurer's Report, 1984-1985
27 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, March 9, 1985
28 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, June 7, 1985
29 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, September 24, 1985
30 Financial Statements, 1985-1986
31 Treasurer's Report, 1985-1986
32 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, January 11, 1986
33 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, March 15, 1986
34 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, June 6, 1986
35 Ann G. Begam, Board of Directors Meeting, September 20, 1986
36 Financial Statements, 1986-1987
37 Treasurer's Report, 1986-1987
38 Ann G. Begam, Board of Directors Meeting, January 24, 1987
39 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, June 5, 1987
40 Lorna W. Reamer, Board of Directors Meeting, March 24, 1987
41 Linda J. Murray, Board of Directors Meeting, September 12, 1987
42 Linda J. Murray, Board of Directors Meeting, December 5, 1987
Box Folder
5 1 Rules and Regulations, 1987
2 Financial Statements, 1987-1988
3 Treasurer's Report, 1987-1988
4 Carol Livingston, Interim Director, Board of Directors Meeting, March 19, 1988
5 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, June 3, 1988
6 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, September 17, 1988
7 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, November 19, 1988
8 Financial Statements, 1988-1989
9 Treasurer's Report, 1988-1989
10 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, March 18, 1989
11 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, June 2, 1989 (1 of 2)
Box Folder
6 1 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, June 2, 1989 (2 of 2)
2 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, September 9, 1989
3 Board of Directors Meeting, November 18, 1989
4 Treasurer's Report, 1989-1990
5 Board of Directors Meeting, March 24, 1990
6 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, June 8, 1990
7-8 Leadership Summit, Otesaga hotel, September 14-15, 1990
Box Folder
7 1 Board Retreat, Otesaga Hotel, September 14-16, 1990
2 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, November 17, 1990
3 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, November 16, 1991
Box Folder
8 1 Carol Livingston, Board of Directors Meeting, June 12, 1992
2 FIT, Board of Directors Meeting, March 22, 1997
3 Constitution and By-Laws of the Graduate Council of the New York State College for Teachers Alumni Association, Undated
Series 2: Fund-Raising, 1907-2006, Undated 3.22 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
Series 2 contains records related to Alumni Association fund-raising activities. Please note that the bulk of the series is from the years 1963-1983 with the further majority of this within the decade of the 1970s.
The earliest fund-raising records are from the first half of the 20th Century and address student loan funds and the Husted Fellowship. Materials document who is eligible for loans, minutes and activities of the beneficiary aid committee, and contributions to the Husted Fellowship.
Later records from the 1960s document Project Carillon, the fund-raising effort by the Alumni Association to build the Carillon tower which has become a symbol of the University's Uptown Campus. This includes Project Carillon ledgers, lists of pledges, records, events, and general information. The remainder of the series is from the 1970s and 1980s and is composed of correspondence, attendance sheets, donor lists, and balance sheets relating to the Annual Fund in general and the Phonothon specifically.
Lists of dues payers and balance sheets relating to income from association dues are scattered throughout, as are estate bequests and matching grants. Bequests include information of solicitation of retired alumni, a letter from an alumna suggesting such an action, and several examples of wills or notices of probates showing the results. The matching grants include pamphlets from both the Alumni Association and participating companies such as General Electric. There are also lists and records of the alumni who qualified and participated in those programs.
Reports such as “A Study of Attitudes and Funding Potentialities of the State University of New York At Albany" and "Visions of Progress" a report conducted by the Alumni Association in 1976 on its own efforts may also be found in this series.
Oversized
3 Albert H. Husted Fellowship Fund Treasurer's Book, 1907-1910, 1913, Undated
Box Folder
1 1 McClelland Student Loan Fund, ca. 1917, Undated
2 Beneficiary Aid Fund, 1922, 1924-1935, 1937-1938, 1940-1960
3 Alumni Fund Manual and Guidelines, 1963, 1973, Undated
4 Project Carillon, 1963-1966
5 Project Carillon, ca. 1964-1966
Oversized Folder
4 3 Project Carillon Ledger Records and Solicitations, ca. 1964-1966
Box Folder
1 6 Reports for Carillon, Alumni, and Special Letter Fund, 1964-1968
7 Project Carillon Ledger, 1965-1967
8 Project Carillon Records, 1965-1967, 1969, 1970, 1972-1978, Undated
9 Project Carillon Pamphlets, June 18, 1966
10 Alumni Carillon- Donors, Events, and Description, 1966
11 Project Carillon Books, 1966-1967
12 Project Carillon, 1966, 1969, 1970
13 Dues, 1967, 1969, 1970
14 Alumni Fund Pamphlets, 1969, 1970
15 Alumni Association Fund-Raising Letter, Addresses, 1970
16 General Fund-Raising, 1970, 1971, Undated
17 Annual Fund-Budgets, Transactions, and Expenditures, 1970-1971, 1973-1983
18 Annual Fund, Members, 1970, 1971, 1975, Undated
19 Dues, 1972, Undated
20 "A Study of Attitudes and Funding Potentialities of the State University of New York State at Albany"-E. LeeMcLean, 1972
21 Dues, 1972, Undated
22 Annual Fund, 1972-1973, Undated
23 Annual Fund, 1972-1973, Undated
24 Annual Fund and Phonothon, 1972-1973, Undated
25 Class Fund Financial Procedural Manual, 1972-1973, Undated
26 Fund-Raising, Annual Fund Year 1, Reception, 1972-1973, Undated
27 Leadership and Volunteers, 1972-1973, Undated
28 Annual Fund and Phonothon, 1972-1974, Undated
29 Annual Fund and Alton Bader: Up for Classes, 1972, 1974
30 Dues, 1972, 1974, Undated
31 Annual Fund and Phonothon, 1973
32 Dues, Membership, Assets, 1973, Undated
33 Annual Fund and Class Programs, 1973, Undated
34 Annual Fund and Phonothon, 1973, Undated
35 Annual Fund, Planning, and Reception-with photo, 1973, Undated
36 Mailing, 1973, Undated
37 Annual Fund, 1973, Undated
38 Annual Fund, Regional Programs, and Phonothon, 1973, Undated
39 Phonothon, 1973, Undated
40 Regional Programs and Lists, 1973, Undated
41 Regional Programs, Capital District, 1973, Undated
42 Annual Fund and Special Gifts, 1973-1975, Undated
43 Class REP Letters, 1973-1974
44 Dr. Burke, Arvid J.-Gifts, 1973-1974
45 Phonothon, 1973-1974
46 Phonothon, 1973-1975, Undated
47 Annual Fund, Fund Reports and Special Gifts, 1973-1975, 1977
Box Folder
2 1 Annual Fund, Memos and Funds, 1973-1976, Undated
2 Annual Fund-Dues, 1973-1977, Undated
3 Annual Fund-Vendors, Contractors, 1973, 1976-1977, Undated
4 Annual Fund-Agendas, January 24, 1924, 1978
5 Annual Fund-Planning, December 15, 1974
6 Annual Fund-Class Letters, 1974
7 Annual Fund-Reports, News, and Fund-Raising, 1974
8 Annual Fund-Correspondence, 1974, Undated
9 Annual Fund and Private Fund-Raising-Includes Correspondence, 1974-1975, Undated
10 Phonothon Phone Bills, 1974-1975
11-12 Correspondence, 1974-1983
13 Annual Fund and Roy McErney, 1974-1976, Undated
14 Investment Procedures, September 1975
15 Annual Fund-News and Phonothon, 1975
16 Phonothon, 1975
17 Annual Fund-Correspondence, 1975, Undated
18 Annual Fund-Phonothon, Pamphlet, and "New Directions", 1975
19 Annual Fund-"New Directions", 1975, Undated
20 Dues, 1975, Undated
21 Phonothon, 1975, Undated
22 Phonothon Sign up and Progress, 1975, Undated
23 Annual Fund, 1975, January 1976
24 Annual Fund-Publications, 1975-1976
25 Annual Fund, 1975-1976, Undated
26 Annual Fund-General Electric Matching Gifts, 1975-1976, Undated
27 Dues-Solicitations, 1975-1976, 1978, 1980, Undated
28 Annual Fund-Private Fund-Raising, 1975-1977
29 Phonothon and Annual Fund, 1975-1977, Undated
30 Alumni Fund-Pamphlets, 1975-1979, 1982, 1985, 1987, Undated
31 Estate Bequests, 1975, 1978
32 Annual Fund-"Visions of Progress" Report, 1976
33 Carillon Club Calendar-Pictures, 1976
34 Project Carillon, 1976
35 Annual Fund-Memos and Reports, 1976, Undated
36 Annual Fund-Outreach, 1976, Undated
37 Dues, 1976, Undated
38 Phonothon-Photographs, 1976, Undated
39 Annual Fund-Club Gifts, 1976, Undated
40 Library Benefits, 1976-1979
41 Annual Fund-Proposal, September 23, 1977, 1978
42 Alumni Fund and Phonothon, 1977
Box Folder
3 1 Annual Fund and Phonothon, 1977, Undated
2 Annual Fund Letters, 1977, Undated
3-4 Annual Fund and Phonothon, 1977-1978, Undated
5 Dues and Annual Fund, 1977-1978, Undated
Oversized Folder
4 4 Phonothon Letter Mockups, ca. 1977-1978, Undated
Box Folder
3 6 Phonothon, 1977-1979, Undated
7 Report on Visit with Leberman, Robert W., January 5-6, 1978
8 Authority for Cash Accounts, March 11, 1978
9 Annual Fund, Corporate Resolution for President Michael A. Lampert, March 1978
10 Annual Fund-Gifts and Pledges, 1978
11 Annual Fund Mailing Guide, 1978
12 Annual Fund Programs, 1978
13 Annual Fund-Information Packet, 1978, Undated
14 Annual Fund Letter Mockups, 1978, Undated
15 Annual Fund Phonothon, 1978, Undated
16 Dues-Mailings, 1978, Undated
17 Annual Fund, 1978-1979
18 Phonothon, 1978-1979, Undated
Box Folder
4 1 Annual Fund-Dues, 1978-1980, Undated
2 Annual Fund, 1978-1980, Undated
3 Annual Fund-Dues, 1979, Undated
4 Annual Fund-Expenditures and Reports, 1979, Undated
5 Annual Fund-Reports, 1979, Undated
6 Annual Fund-Minutes, September 5, 1980
7 Annual Fund-Outreach, 1980
8 Membership Application, 1980-1981
9 Annual Fund-Correspondence, 1980-1981, 1983, Undated
10 Annual Fund, Category Narratives, August 24, 1981
11 Annual Fund-Outreach and Pamphlet, 1982, Undated
12 Annual Fund Resolution, May 12, 1983
13 Darcy Arsenburg, Telethon Photographs, 1983
14 Outreach and Pamphlet, 1983, 1987
15 Annual Fund-Outreach, 1984
16 Planned Giving, 1984, 1994, Undated
17 Annual Fund-Outreach, 1985
18 Annual Fund-Outreach and Pamphlets, 1986
19 Membership Campaign, Phone-a-thon Materials, 2006
20 Annual Fund-Board Institutes Changes in Membership Fees, Undated
Box Folder
5 1 Annual Fund-Estimated Expenses, Undated
2 Annual Fund-Gift Lists, Undated
3 Annual Fund, Phonothon-Photographs, Undated
4 Annual Fund-Photographs, Undated
5 Annual Fund-Transparency, Undated
6 McClelland Student Loan Fund, Undated
7 Offices and Board Members, Undated
8 Regional Programs: Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton, Undated
9 Regional Programs-Lists of Potential Donors, Undated
10 Regional Programs-Washington D.C., Undated
Oversized Folder
4 5 Transparencies Used for Fund-Raising, Undated
Box Folder
5 11 University Development Program, Undated
Series 3: Subject Files, 1851-2005, Undated 10.21 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series document various events and subsidiary organizations of the Alumni Association. It is the largest series and records from the 1970-1980s comprise the bulk of the material. Two of the major annual events represented in this series are the Alumni Day/Weekend and Homecoming. There are materials documenting Alumni Day/Weekend for the majority of years between 1919 and 1996. The earlier years may only contain a program, while later year may contain correspondence, RSVPs, planning notes and photographs. Other events and symposiums are also included in the series. There are photographs, correspondence, and planning materials of clubs, committees and local branches. Correspondence and day files of Alumni Association staff, awards and scholarships processed by the Alumni Association, student directories and tributes to University Presidents comprise a substantial portion of the series. The Alumni Association offered group travel specials, discounts on insurance and commemorative memorabilia. Please note that some of the photographs are oversized.
Box Folder
1 1 Association of Graduates Biennial Meeting, 1851-1853
2 Dean Anna Pierce, Sunday School Teaching Leaflets, 1882, Undated
3 Dean Anna Pierce, "Making Friends" Alumni Essay, Correspondence and News Clippings, 1885-1949, Undated
4 Marilla A. Conklin, Class Notes from Methods in Elocution, 1898
5 Mary E. Kennedy, Lesson Plans, Angular Perspectives, Type Forms and Sketches, ca. 1900
6-7 Mary E. Kennedy, Lesson Plans, Drawing, ca. 1900
8 Mary E. Kennedy, Lesson Plans, Drawing Notes, ca. 1900
9 Mary E. Kennedy, Lesson Plans, La Literature, ca. 1900
10 Mary E. Kennedy, Lesson Plans, School Economy, School Government and Child Development, ca. 1900
11 Class of 1917 mounted Yearbook Pages, 1917
12 Ethel M. Houck Correspondence about NYSCT Song Book with John Worley Co., 1917
13 World War I Era Photograph, ca. 1917-1918
14 Alumni Day, 1919
15 Dean Anna Pierce Correspondence and Clippings, 1919-1921
16 Dean Anna Pierce, Dean of Women Annual Report, Correspondence and News Clippings, 1924-1934
17 Class of 1922 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1922
18 Men's Basketball Team Photograph, 1922
19 Alumni Day, 1923
20 Harlan H. Homer and Anna Pierce Correspondence, 1923-1924
21 Class of 1927 Mounted Yearbook Pages and Photographs, 1927
22 Class of 1932 Photographs, 1928-1932
23 Alumni Day, 1929
24 Graduate Council Tenth Birthday Party, 1929
25 Women's Horseback Riding Class, 1920s
26 Alumni Day, 1930
27 Quarter Century Club, Report of Secretary-Treasurer, 1930-1966
28 Quarter Century Club, Report of Secretary-Treasurer Inclusions, 1930-1966
29 Alumni Day, 1931
30 Alumni Day, 1932
31 Class of 1932 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1932
32 Alumni Day, 1933
33 Graduate Council Letters and Minutes, 1933-1954
34 Alumni Day, 1934
35 Alumni Day, 1935
36 Alumni Day, 1936
37 1944 Alumni Day, 100th Anniversary Material and Preparations, 1936-1944, Undated
38 Alumni Day, 1937
39 Class of 1937 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1937
40 Female Varsity Hockey Team Photograph, 1937
41 Alumni Day, 1938
42 Alumni Day, 1939
43 Alumni Day, 1940
44 AEØ Photographs, 1940-1947
45 Alumni Day, 1941
46 Alumni Day, 1942
47-48 Class of 1942 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1942
49 Alumni Day, 1943
50 Alumni Day Suspended due to War, 1945
51 Newspaper Clipping, "Veteran Endorsed for Treaty for Troy School Post" (Edward H. Hannan) MA 1932, September 1946
52 Adna W. Risley Memorial Award Committee, RESTRICTED, 1946-1973
53 Alumni Day, 1946
54 Alumni Day, 1947
55 Class of 1947 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1947
56 Photograph Printed Negatives, 1947
57 Alumni Day, 1948
58 Alumni Day, 1949
59 Bibliography of Materials Discussing College and Normal School History, 1949
60 Alumni Membership Form, 1940s
61 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1940s
Oversized
5 Numbered Photographs of School, Faculty and Students, ca. 1940s-1960s
Box Folder
1 62 Alumni Day, 1950
63 Correspondence between D. Alvin Eurich and Arvid Burke, 1950
64 Membership Form, ca. 1950
65 Alumni Day, 1951
66 Alumni Day, 1952
67 Class of 1952 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1952
68 Report on the Memorial Plaque, 1952
69 General Correspondence of Alumni Association Officers, 1952, 1954-1958, Undated
70 Alumni Day, 1953
71 Mounted Yearbook Page, 1953
72 Photograph of Medal given to Bertha E. Brimmer, June 12, 1954
73 Alumni Day, 1954
74 Alumni Day, 1955
75 Alumni Day, 1956
76 Alumni Day, 1957
Box Folder
2 1 Mounted Yearbook Pages and Photograph, 1957
2 Alumni Day, 1958
3 Unidentified Photograph of Students and Alumni, 1958
4 Alumni Day, 1959
5 Photograph of Homecoming Committee, ca. 1950s
6 Alumni Day, 1960
7 Report to Alumni on the State of the College, 1960
8 Memos and Correspondence, 1960-1964
9 Alumni Day, 1961
10 Alumni Day, 1962
11 Mounted Yearbook Pages, 1962
12 Photograph of Students, 1962
13 Class Councilors and Board Lists, 1962-1978
14 Photograph of Dean Jack Derringer and Henry Jaked, December 7, 1963
15 Alumni Day, 1963
16 Photograph of the Half-Century Club, 1963
17 Distinguished Alumni Award, 1963, 1969, 1976-1978, Undated
18 Alumni Branch Handbook, 1964
19 Alumni Day, 1964
20 Alumni Directory and Unidentified Photograph, 1964
Reel
1 Carillon with Voice, Alumni Day, 1964
Box Folder
2 21 Class of 1914-1919 Officers, 1964, Undated
22 Correspondence, 1964-1966
23 Alumni Day, 1965
24 Alumni Association Goals and Planning, 1965-1983
25 Ben V. Smith Award, 1965, 1968-1970, 1973, 1976, Undated
26 Alumni Day, 1966
27 Alumni Manual, 1966
28 Homecoming, 1966
29 Alumni Publication Samples, 1966-1967
30 James A. Warden Fund, 1966-1984, Undated
31 Fannie Hall Delameter '23, 1966, 1970, 1978
32 Waverly Place, 1966, 1972-1973, Undated
33 Athlete Hall of Fame, 1966-1967, 1970-1971, 1974-1975, 1978-1980, Undated
34 Alumni Association Handbook, 1967
35 Alumni Council Meeting Photograph, 1967
36 Alumni Day, 1967
37 Homecoming, 1967
38 Martin Luther King Scholarship, 1967-1968, Undated
39 Alumni Day, 1968
40 Elizabeth Ann Huggins Ballard, 1968
41 Homecoming, 1968
42 Unidentified Student Photograph, 1968
43 125th Anniversary, 1968-1969
44 Joan D. Van Slyke Fund, 1968-1969
45-46 Alumni Survey, 1968-1970, Undated
47 Van-Derzee-Pierce Scholarship, 1968-1969, 1974, Undated
48 Athletic Council, 1968, 1970, 1973-1975
49 Alumni Awards Banquet, 1969
50-52 Alumni Day, 1969
53 Homecoming, 1969
54 News Clippings, 1969-1971
55 Alumni Association Committees, 1969-1971
Box Folder
3 1 Edith Wallace Fund, 1969-1973, 1981-1982, Undated
2 Mildred Schmid, 1969, 1983, Undated
3 Alumni Membership Form, ca. 1960s
4 Ada Craig Walker Award - RESTRICTED, 1970, 1977-1985, Undated
5 Alumni Day, 1970
6 Homecoming, 1970
7 Alumni Geographical Distribution, 1970-1972, Undated
8 Basketball Scholarship Fund Committee, 1970-1975, Undated
9 History of Alumni Association, 1970, 1983, 1985, 1988, Undated
10 Alumni Day, 1971
11 Awards Committee, 1971
12 Class Affairs Committee, 1971
13 Financial Planning Committee, 1971
14 Homecoming, 1971
15 Photograph of Unidentified Woman, 1971
16 Photograph of Upstairs Interior of Alumni House, 1971
17 Alumni Membership Dues, 1971-1972, 1974-1975
18 Confederation of Alumni Association of the State University of New York, Executive Committee Minutes, 1971-1972
19-20 Confederation of Alumni Association of the State University of New York, Constitution, Report and Notes, 1971-1973
21-24 Alumni Travel Programs, 1971-1980, 1984, Undated
25 Insurance Programs, 1971-1972, 1974-1975, 1978, 1981, Undated
26-27 Alumni Day, 1972
28 Alumni Day Photographs, 1972
29 Brief History of Alumni Association and Benevolent Association, 1972
30 Homecoming, 1972
31 Student Photo Contest, 1972
32 American Alumni Council, 1972-1974
33 Alumni Association Brochure, 1972, 1974
34 Alumni Day, 1973
35 Class of 1923 Photograph and Letter, 1973
36 Guidelines for Mailings to and Solicitation of Alumni, 1973
37 Homecoming, 1973
38 Alumni Association Guide, 1973-1974
39 Council for Financial Aid to Higher Education, CASE, Survey of Volunteer Support, 1973-1974
Box Folder
4 1 Confederation of Alumni Association of the State University of New York, Correspondence, Minutes and Reports, 1973-1975
2 Correspondence, Nold-Miller Printing Co., 1973-1975
3 Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Correspondence and Reports, 1973-1975, 1977, 1980, Undated
4 Photographs of Gary Jones, 1973, 1976, Undated
5 Retired Senior Volunteer Program, R.S.V.P., 1973, 1975, Undated
6-7 Alumni Day, 1974
8-9 Correspondence, 1974
10 Eastern Economic Conference Inaugural Convention, 1974
11 Homecoming, 1974
12 Presidential Search, 1974
13 Senior Citizens Day, Programs, Slides and Correspondence, 1974-1975
14 Gary Jones, Day Files and Correspondence, 1974-1977
15 Ronald R. Schafer Alumni Director, Photographs, Correspondence and News Clippings, 1974-1975, 1978, Undated
16 All Alumni Banquet, 1975
17-19 Alumni Weekend, 1975
20 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1975
21 Canary Island Trip Photograph, 1975
22 Chalk Talk Athletics Luncheon, 1975
23 Confederation of Alumni Associations, 1975
24 Council on Advancement and Support Education Award, 1975
25 Homecoming and Community University Day, 1975
26 Homecoming and Community University Day Photographs and Negatives, 1975
27 Inauguration of Emmet B. Fields, 1975
28 National Retired Teacher Association, 1975
29 Personnel Advisory Committee, 1975
30 Spring Rendezvous, 1975
31 SUNY Albany and the Budget Fact Sheet and Draft on Case Statement, 1975
32 Alumni Geographic Distribution, ca. 1975
33 Bicentennial Highlights, 1975-1976
34 Basketball Booster Club, 1975-1977
35 Career and Life Planning Task Force, 1975-1976, 1978-1979, Undated
36 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1975-1976, 1979, Undated
37 Council for Advancement and Support of Education, CASE, Correspondence and Memos, 1975-1976, 1980, Undated
38 Alumni Association Holiday Cards, 1975-1976, 1983-1984, Undated
39 Alumni Membership Forms, 1975, 1978-1986, Undated
Box Folder
5 1 Alumni Bicentennial Series, 1976
2 Alumni for Environmental Studies, Correspondence, 1976
3 Alumni Functions and Staff Photographs, 1976
4-6 Alumni Day, 1976
7 Anniversary Club and Carillion Club Appreciation Dinner Photograph and Negatives, 1976
8 Chalk Talk Athletics Luncheon, 1976
9 Fulbright Scholars Conference, Correspondence, Roster, Notes and Photographs, 1976
10 Homecoming and Community University Day, 1976
11 Official State University of New York at Albany Plate, 1976
12 Senior Citizens Day, Photographs and Programs, 1976
13 Computing Center, Correspondence, Notes and Reports, 1976-1980
14-16 Alumni Weekend, 1977
17 Alumni Weekend and Class of 1937 40th Anniversary Photographs, 1977
18 "A Great Place to Be" Pamphlet, 1977
19 Homecoming, Community University Day and Parents Day, 1977
20 The Laurie Program and Clip, 1977
21 Legislature's Congratulations to SUNY Albany Football Team, 1977
22 Gary Jones, Day Files and Correspondence, 1977-1978
23 Albany vs. Southern Connecticut Game Program, 1978
24 Alumni Association Member Life Insurance, 1978
25-26 Alumni Weekend, 1978
27 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1978
28-29 Gary Jones, Day Files, 1978
30-31 Marsha J. McCarthy Correspondence, 1978
Box Folder
6 1 Potter Club Moves, 1978
2 President Vincent O'Leary Inauguration, 1978
3 Salvation Army Capital Campaign, 1978
4 Career Planning and Placement Brochures, 1978, Undated
5 N.A.T.O., 1978, Undated
6 Finance Committee, 1978-1979
7-8 Gary Jones, Day Files, 1978-1979
9 Sorrell Chesin Correspondence and Memos RESTRICTED, 1978-1979
10 Edna Schaffer MacAffer PSI Gamma Award, 1978-1979, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987, Undated
11 "At A Glance, Some Distinguished Alumni", 1978-1979, 1984, Undated
12-13 Alumni Directory, 1978-1982, Undated
14 Glen Bumpus Award, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1997, Undated
15 Alumni Calendar, 1979
16-17 Alumni Weekend, 1979
18 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1979
19 Alumni Weekend, Reunion Banquet, 1979
20 American Vacuum Society Symposium, 1979
21 Apollo Conference, 1979
22 Comp-U-Card of America, 1979
23 Homecoming, 1979
24 Marsha J. McCarthy Correspondence, 1979
25 Christopher DeComber Scholarship Fund, ca. 1979, Undated
26 Photograph of Unidentified Students in Front of Fountain, 1970s
27 President's Club Members, 1970s
28 Alumni Weekend, 1980
29 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1980
30 Gary Jones, Day Files, 1980
31 Herb Walther Memorial Scholarship, 1980
32 The Laurie, 1980
33 President Vincent O'Leary Photograph, 1980
34 Sauers Recognition Dinner, 1980
35 Edna Craig Award RESTRICTED, 1980-1982, Undated
36 Class of 1972 Scholarship, 1980-1983
37 Invitations to Receptions and Symposiums, 1980, 1983-1984
38 Alumni Office Staff Photograph, 1981
39 Alumni Weekend, 1981
40 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1981
41 Milne Faculty Reunion, 1981
42 Correspondence, 1981, 1994
Cassette
1 Discussion with SUNY-A Alumni Group at David Burke's House, Classes of 1925-1937, October 12, 1982
Cassette
2 Arthur Collins, Professor of English, SUNYA, Background on Perry D. Westbrook, November 5, 1982
Box Folder
6 43 Alumni Weekend, 1982
44 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1982
45 Alumni Weekend Photograph Slides, 1982
46 Chorus Scholae Lahti, Finnish Choir and Photographs, 1982
47 President Vincent O'Leary Photograph, 1982
48 University Mace, 1982
49 Nations Capital Alumni Brach Photograph and Unidentified Photographs, 1982, Undated
50 Alumni Handbook, ca. 1982
51 Class of 1927 Photograph, ca. 1982
52 Appreciation Dinner, 1982-1983
53 Hospitality Program, 1982-1984, 1986
Cassette
3 SUNY-A Oral History, Dr. Roger Bancroft, Class of 1934, April 18, 1983
Box Folder
6 54 Alumni Weekend, 1983
55 Capital District Club and Carmina Borana Concert PAC Photograph, 1983
56 Gold Coast Chapter Photograph, 1983
57 Homecoming, 1983
58 SUNY Alumni Legislative Day Photograph, 1983
59 Reunion Handbook, 1983
Cassette
4 Interviews with Evan R. Collins, March 14, 1984
Box Folder
7 1 Alumni Weekend, 1984
2 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1984
3 Carillion Photographs, 1984
4 Homecoming, 1984
5 Homecoming Photographs and Proofs, 1984
6 President of Alumni Association and Unidentified Individuals Photographs, 1984
7 Purple and Gold Induction Ceremony, 1984
8 Space Coast Class of 1939 Mini Reunion, 1984
9 Student/ Alumni Networking Photographs, 1984
10 University Chorale Concert Invitations, 1984
11-12 1985 Alumni Directory, 1984-1989
13 Alumni Weekend, 1985
14 Alumni Weekend Photographs, 1985
15 Class of 1972 Scholarship, 1985
16 Confederation Citation, 1985
17 Homecoming, 1985
18 Homecoming Photographs and Proofs, 1985
19 Mary W. Norton Scholarship Fund, 1985
20 Millionth Graduate Celebration, 1985
21 Seven Alumni Artists Exhibition, 1985
22 Wine and Cheese Tasting Seminar, 1985
23 Alumni Weekend, 1986
24-25 Alumni Weekend Photographs, Proofs and Negatives, 1986
26 Alumni Weekend, 1987
27 Christmas at Alumni House Photographs, 1987
28 Distinguished Service Medal, 1987
29 Homecoming, 1987
30 Homecoming Photographs, 1987
31 Minerva Rededications Ceremony, 1987
32 Bertha Brimmer Wedding Gown Donation, 1987
Flat-File
1 Van Alstyne Posters, 1988, 2003
Box Folder
7 33 Lithgow Murals, Milne Library, 1989, Undated
34 Photograph of Young Alumni, New York City, 1980s
35 Honors Convocation, 1990
36 New York City Boat Cruise, 1990
37-38 Vincent O'Leary Tribute, 1990
39 Vincent O'Leary Tribute Photographs, 1990
40 Florida Space Coast Reunion Lunches, 1990-1996
41 President H. Patrick Swygert Photographs, ca. 1990-1995
42 Class of 1936 Reunion Memorabilia, 1991
43 Alumni Directory, 1991, 1996
44 Alumni Weekend, 1991
45 Homecoming Photographs and Program, 1991
46 President H. Patrick Swygert Inauguration, 1991
47 Alumni Office Staff Photographs, ca. 1991
48 Gold Coast Chapter Photograph, 1992
49 Homecoming, 1992
50 Correspondence, 1992, 1995
Oversized
6 Alumni Day Weekend Brochure Transparencies, 1993
Box Folder
7 51 Unidentified Photograph, 1993
52 Carol Livingston Farewell Luncheon, 1994
53 Gold Coast Chapter Reunion Photographs, 1994
54 Metro New York Chapter Sesquicentennial Guggenheim Event Photographs, 1994
55 Sesquicentennial Alumni Weekend, 1994
56 Sesquicentennial Alumni Weekend Photographs, Proofs and Negatives, 1994
57 Alumni Weekend, 1995
58 President Karen R. Hitchcock Inauguration, 1995
59 President's Recognition Dinner, 1995
60 Alumni Weekend Photographs and Negatives, 1996
61 Culinary Institute Bus Trip, 1997
62 "The Devil's Advocate" Event Photographs, 1997
63 Alumni Camp Committee, 1998
64 Alumni Honor Roll, 1998
65 CD CIA Trip to Vanderbilt, 1998
66 Honors Convocation, 1998
67 Homecoming Photograph Proofs, 1998
68 Purple and Gold Application, 1998
Artifact-Box
1 Alumni Association Sesquicentennial Wine Glasses, 1999
Donated by Henry Madej, Class of 1967
Box Folder
7 69 Homecoming/Family Weekend, 1999
70 Party for a Plate Photographs, 1999
71 Homecoming, 2000
72 Daniel J. Hogarty Jr. Photograph, 2001
73 Gala Award Recipients Photographs, 2001
74 Big Purple Growl, 2004-2005
Cassette
5-6 Alma Mater, Undated
Box Folder
7 75 Alumni Association Outline of Functions and Activities, Undated
Cassette
7-8 Alumni Class of '34, Undated
Box Folder
7 76 Alumni Day Response Card, Undated
77 Alumni in Front of Coliseum in Rome, Undated
Box Folder
8 1 Annette De Lysei Photograph, Undated
2 Award Recipients Photographs, Undated
Oversized
7 Banners for Alumni Association, Undated
Oversized
6 Banners for Alumni Association Regional Branches - Western New York and W. Central Florida, Undated
Artifact-Box
2 Bertha Brimmer Medal, Undated
Box Folder
8 3 Capital District Photographs, Undated
Reel
2 Carillon Alone, Undated
Artifact-Box
3 Carillon Mug, Undated
Box Folder
8 4 Carillion Photographs, Undated
5 Class Photographs, Undated
Reel
3 Demonstration, Selections for University of NY on Maas Rowe Symphonic Carillon of 100 Bells and 61 Harp Bells, Undated
Box Folder
8 6 Half Century Club, Photograph and Newspaper Clippings, Undated
7 Hawley Windows, Library Photographs, Undated
8 Historical Note Cards, Contains transcripts of Alumni Meeting Minutes, Undated
9 History of the State Teachers College Alumni Association by Margaret Brown, Undated
10 Late 19th Century Photographs, Undated
11 Mauritz Johnson at Curriculum Conference Photograph, Undated
12 Memento Photographs, Undated
13 Metro New York Chapter, Happy Hour "Name that Joint" Photographs and Negatives, Undated
14 Metro New York Chapter Photographs, Undated
Video-Tape
1 Miss Gertrude Schermerhorn, Undated VHS Tape
Box Folder
8 15 National Capital Chapter Photographs, Undated
Reel
4 Oldies, Undated
Box Folder
8 16 Oneonta Chapter Photographs, Undated
17 Photograph of Jackson, Undated
18 Photograph of Johnson, Undated
19 Unidentified Alumni and Student Photographs, Undated
20 Unidentified Mounted Yearbook Pages, Undated
21 Watercolor Prints Mailer, Undated
22 West Central Florida Chapter Photographs, Undated
Series 4: Class Notes and Communication, 1859-2011, Undated 4.52 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains correspondence as well as pamphlets and other materials distributed to alumni, predominantly for reunions and other key events. The earliest materials are from 19th Century jubilees and reunions of all classes on Alumni Day. Later alumni held reunions only for specific classes or campus organizations, such as the Potter Club or Pep Band, and this is reflected in the more targeted correspondence. Please see Series 1 and Series 3 for more materials related to Alumni Day, and Series 1 for communication to members of the Eastern Branch of the Alumni Association. The correspondence was retained with the group's meeting minutes and is therefore located in Administration.
There also are two publications, The Echo and the Alumni Quarterly, with contributions by, relevant to or about alumni. Introduced in 1892 as a monthly publication, The Echo was a newspaper/literary magazine featuring short stories and poems by current students or alumni as well news updates about the college, faculty, current students and alumni. Beginning in 1919, the Alumni Quarterly appeared four times a year, once each season. Although it still featured written contributions and news about faculty and current students, the emphasis shifted to news about and for alumni. The publication sought to bring together graduates of "old Normal" (State Normal School), the Normal College and the State College for Teachers. The issues included articles about events like Homecoming, contact information for key alumni contacts such as the leadership of the Alumni Association and branch associaitons and news about alumni jobs, births, marriages and deaths. Although alumni always served on the editorial board, by 1933 the publication specifically states that it is published by the Alumni Association. The Echo continued as a literary magazine and some later issues are included in this series. The Alumni Association replaced the Alumni Quarterly with The Carillon, another quarterly alumni publication in Fall 1967 as a tribute to the Carillon tower built with alumni funds on the University's new Uptown Campus.
Box Folder
1 1 Association of Graduates, Sixth Biennial Meeting, 1859
2 Alumni Reunion, 1867
3 Alumni Reunion, 1883
4 Alumni Reunion, 1885
5 Search for Missing Alumni Mailing Addresses, ca. 1889
6 The Normal College Echo, Vol. 1, No. 7, February 1893
7 The Normal College Echo, Vol. 2, No. 4 (4 copies), November 1893
8 The Normal College Echo, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1893
9 Semi-Centennial Anniversary, 1893-1894
10 The Normal College Echo, Vol. 2, No. 7, February 1894
11 Semi-Centennial Jubilee and Alumni Association Short History, 1894
12 Alumni Reunion, 1900
13 The Echo, Vol. 11, No. 5 (4 copies), January 1903
14 The Echo, Vol. 14, No. 5, January 1906
15 The Echo, Vol. 16, No. 9, May 1908
16 The Echo, Vol. 17, No. 1, October 1908
17 Class of 1858, 1908
18 The Echo, Vol. XVII, No. 7, April 1909
19 The Echo, Vol. XVII, No. 8, May 1909
20 The Echo, Vol. 17, No. 9, June 1909
21 The Echo, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, October 1909
22 The Echo, Vol. XVIII, No. 4-5, January-February 1910
23 The Echo, Vol. XVIII, No. 6, March 1910
24 The Echo, Vol. XVIII, No. 7, April 1910
25 The Echo, Vol. XVIII, No. 8, May 1910
26 The Echo, Vol. XIX, No. 2, October 1910
27 The Echo, Vol. XIX, No. 3, November 1910
28 The Echo, Vol. XIX, No. 4, December 1910
29 The Echo, Pg. 241-242, February 1911
30 The Echo, Vol. 20, No. 8, June 1911
31 The Echo, Pg. 69-72, October 1911
32 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 3 (Also includes Dollhouse program), November 1911
33 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 4, December 1911
34 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 5, January 1912
35 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 6, February 1912
36 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 7, March 1912
37 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 8, April 1912
38 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 9, May 1912
39 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 10, June 1912
40 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 2, October 1912
41 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 3, November 1912
42 The Echo, Vol. XXII, No. 9, May 1913
43 The Echo, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, September 1913
44 The Echo, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, November 1913
45 The Echo, Vol. XXIII, No. 4, December 1913
46 The Echo, Vol. XXIII, No. 5, January 1914
47 The Echo, Vol. XXV, No. 6, February 1916
48 The Echo, Vol. XXV, No. 7, March 1916
49 The Echo, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, November 1917
50 The Echo, Vol. XXIX, No. 3, December 1917
51 The Echo, Vol. XXIX, No. 4, January 1918
52 The Echo, Vol. XXIX, No. 6, February 1918
53 The Echo, Vol. XXIX, No. 7, March 1918
54 The Echo, Vol. XXIX, No. 8, April 1918
55 Alumni Quarterly, 1919
56 Letters from Alumni Association President Mary E. Cameron, 1919-1920
57 Alumni Quarterly Brochure, ca. 1919
58 Alumni Quarterly, 1920
59 World War I Memorial Correspondence, 1920
60 Alumni Quarterly, 1921
61 Proofs of Alumni Quarterly, 1921
62 New York City Branch, 1921, 1980
63 Alumni Quarterly, 1922
64 Alumni Reunions, 1922-1924
65 Alumni Quarterly, 1923
66 Alumni Quarterly, 1924
67 Alumni Quarterly, 1925
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2 1 Alumni Quarterly, 1926
2 Alumni Quarterly, 1927
3 Alumni Quarterly, 1928
4 The Echo, 1928-1929
5 The Echo, Vol. XI, No.2, January 1929
6 The Echo, Vol. XI, No.3, April 1929
7 The Echo, Vol. XI, No.4, June 1929
8 Alumni Quarterly, 1929
9 Alumni Quarterly, 1930
10 Alumni Quarterly, 1931
11 Alumni Quarterly, 1932
12 Alumni Quarterly, 1933
13 Alumni Quarterly, 1934
14 Special Committee on Membership Mailer, 1934
15 Alumni Quarterly, 1935
16 Alumni Quarterly, 1936
17 Alumni Quarterly, 1937
18 Alumni Quarterly, 1938
19 Alumni Quarterly, 1939
20 Alumni Quarterly, 1940
21 Alumni Quarterly, 1941
22 Alumni Quarterly, 1942
23 Alumni Quarterly, 1943
24 Alumni Quarterly, February 1944
25 Alumni Quarterly, July 1944
26 Alumni Quarterly, October 1944
27 Alumni Quarterly, January 1945
28 Alumni Quarterly, April 1945
29 Alumni Quarterly, Summer 1945
30 Alumni Quarterly, Fall 1945
31 Letter Regarding Cancellation of Alumni Day Due to World War, ca. 1945
32 Alumni Quarterly, January 1946
33 Alumni Quarterly, April 1946
34 Alumni Quarterly, July 1946
35 Alumni Quarterly, October 1946
36 Alumni Membership Blank Application, ca. 1946
37 Alumni Quarterly, January 1947
38 Alumni Quarterly, April 1947
39 Alumni Quarterly, July 1947
40 Alumni Quarterly, October 1947
41 Alumni Quarterly, January 1948
42 Alumni Quarterly, April 1948
43 Alumni Quarterly, July 1948
44 Alumni Quarterly, October 1948
45 Alumni Quarterly, January 1949
46 Alumni Quarterly, April 1949
47 Alumni Quarterly, July 1949
48 Alumni Quarterly, October 1949
49 Alumni Quarterly, January 1950
50 Alumni Quarterly, April 1950
51 Alumni Quarterly, July 1950
52 Alumni Quarterly, October 1950
53 Alumni Quarterly, January 1951
54 Alumni Quarterly, April 1951
55 Alumni Quarterly, July 1951
56 Alumni Quarterly, October 1951
57 Alumni Quarterly, January 1952
58 Alumni Quarterly, April 1952
59 Alumni Quarterly, July 1952
60 Alumni Quarterly, October 1952
61 Alumni Quarterly, January 1953
62 Alumni Quarterly, April 1953
63 Alumni Quarterly, July 1953
64 Alumni Quarterly, October 1953
65 Alumni Quarterly, January 1954
66 Alumni Quarterly, April 1954
67 Alumni Quarterly, July 1954
68 Alumni Quarterly, October 1954
69 Alumni Quarterly, January 1955
70 Alumni Quarterly, April 1955
71 Alumni Quarterly, July 1955
72 Alumni Quarterly, October 1955
73 Alumni Quarterly, January 1956
74 Alumni Quarterly, April 1956
75 Alumni Quarterly, July 1956
76 Alumni Quarterly, October 1956
77 Alumni Quarterly, January 1957
78 Alumni Quarterly, April 1957
79 Alumni Quarterly, July 1957
80 Alumni Quarterly, October 1957
81 Alumni Quarterly, January 1958
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3 1 Alumni Quarterly, April 1958
2 Alumni Quarterly, July 1958
3 Alumni Quarterly, October 1958
4 Alumni Quarterly, January 1959
5 Alumni Quarterly, April 1959
6 Alumni Quarterly, July 1959
7 Alumni Quarterly, October 1959
8 Alumni Quarterly, January 1960
9 Alumni Quarterly, April 1960
10 Alumni Quarterly, July 1960
11 Alumni Quarterly, October 1960
12 Alumni Quarterly, January 1961
13 Alumni Quarterly, April 1961
14 Alumni Quarterly, July 1961
15 Alumni Quarterly, October 1961
16 Alumni Quarterly, January 1962
17 Alumni Quarterly, April 1962
18 Alumni Quarterly, July 1962
19 Alumni Quarterly, October 1962
20 Alumni Quarterly, January 1963
21 Alumni Quarterly, April 1963
22 Alumni Quarterly, Summer 1963
23 Alumni Quarterly, Fall 1963
24 Long Island Branch, Fall 1963, 1973-1975, 1977-1980, 1983-1985
25 Alumni Quarterly, Winter 1964
26 Alumni Quarterly, Spring 1964
27 Alumni Quarterly, Summer 1964
28 Alumni Quarterly, Fall 1964
29 Alumni Quarterly, Winter 1965
30 Alumni Quarterly, Spring 1965
31 Alumni Quarterly, Summer 1965
32 Alumni Quarterly, Fall 1965
33 Class of 1945 Newsletters and Reunions, 1965-2011
34 General Correspondence, 1965, 1970-1973
35 Alumni Quarterly, Winter 1966
36 Alumni Quarterly, Spring 1966
37 Alumni Quarterly, Summer 1966
38 Alumni Quarterly, Fall 1966
39 Class of 1936 Newsletters and Reunions, 1966-1985
40 Alumni Quarterly, Spring 1967
Oversized
8 The Carillon, 1968-1986
Box Folder
3 41 Class of 1927 Newsletters and Reunions, 1968-1996
42 Class of 1944 Newsletters and Reunions, 1969-2011
43 Class of 1947 Newsletters and Reunions, 1969-2011
44 Class of 1949 Newsletters and Reunions, 1969-2011
45 Class of 1960 Newsletters and Reunions, ca. 1969-1994
46 Class of 1968 Newsletters and Reunions, 1970-1976, 1983, 1993, 2003
47 Class of 1940 Newsletters and Reunions, 1970-2011
48 Class of 1965 Newsletters, 1971-1972, 1974-1976
49 Class of 1951 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1972, 1974, 1976
50 Class of 1970 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1972, 1975
51 Class of 1932 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1973, 1975-1976, 1992, 2002
52 Class of 1961 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1973, 1976
53 Class of 1952 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1972, 1976, 1978, 1992
54 Class of 1963 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1973, 1993
55 Class of 1926 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1974, 1976
56 Class of 1924 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1974, 1976, 1978
57 Chi Sigma Theta, 1971-1974, 1976, 1978-1979
58 Class of 1954 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971-1994, Undated
59 Class of 1962 Newsletters, 1971-2011
60 Class of 1929 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1973-1974, 1976, 1979
61 Class of 1921 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1973, 1976
62 Class of 1939 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1974-1975, 1978-1979, 1993
63 Class of 1969 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1974-ca. 1975
64 Nation's Capital Branch, 1971, 1974-1976, 1978-1979, 1983-1986
65 Class of 1955 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1975-1976
66 Class of 1941 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1976
67 Class of 1946 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1976
68 Class of 1966 Newsletters and Reunions, 1971, 1976
69 Campus Center Map, May 12, 1972
70 Class of 1912 and 1913 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972
71 Class of 1922 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972-1973
72 Tax Card Mailings, 1972-1973
73 Class of 1937 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972-1974, 1976, 1992
74 Class of 1972 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972-1975, 1978
75 Class of 1935 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972-1976, 1985, 1992-1993
76 Class of 1967 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972-1992
77 Class of 1950 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972-1996
78 Rochester Chapter, 1972, 1974, 1985
79 Class of 1928 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972, 1976, 1993
80 Class of 1956 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972, 1976
81 Class of 1957 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972, 1977
82 Class of 1942 Newsletters and Reunions, 1972, 1992, 2002, 2011
83 Carillon Special Issue, 1973
84 Class of 1923 Newsletters and Reunions, 1973
85 Graduate School of Public Affairs, 1973-1974
Box Folder
4 1 General Correspondence, 1973-1978
2 Class of 1948 Newsletters and Reunions, 1973-2011
3 Class of 1953 Newsletters and Reunions, 1973, 1993
4 Class of 1943 Newsletters and Reunions, ca. 1973, 1978, 1992-1993, 2011
5 Class of 1933 Newsletters and Reunions, ca. 1973, 1992-1993
6 Class of 1959 Newsletters and Reunions, 1974
7 Class of 1964 Newsletters and Reunions, 1974
8 Theta Xi Omega, 1974-1975, 1978
9 Potter Club Alumni, 1974-1976, 1978
10 Class of 1930 Newsletters and Reunions, 1974-1975, 1979, 1992
11 Alpha Pi Alpha, 1974-1976
12 Class of 1973 Newsletters and Reunions, 1974-1976
13 Kappa Delta, 1974, 1976
14 Western New York Branch, 1974-1979, 1983-1985
15 Class of 1934 Newsletters and Reunions, 1974, 1976, 1978-1979
16 Psi Gamma, 1974, 1976, 1979, Undated
17 Development at Albany Speech, October 2, 1975
18 Albany Almanac, 1975, 1978-1979, 1982
19 Class of 1925 Newsletters and Reunions, 1975
20 Emergency Class Letter to Classes of 1969-1973 Regarding State Budget, 1975
21 Faculty Reunion, 1975
22 Half Century Club, 1975
23 Myskania, 1975
24 Class of 1974 Newsletters and Reunions, 1975-1976, 1979
25 Class of 1916 Newsletters and Reunions, 1976
26 Class of 1919 Newsletters and Reunions, 1976
27 Delta Sigma Pi, 1976, 1978, Undated
28 Class of 1975 Newsletters and Reunions, 1976, 1979
29 Stewardship Report, 1977-1999, Undated
30 Homecoming, 1978
Box Folder
5 1 School of Library and Information Science, 1978
2 General Correspondence, 1978-1982, Undated
3 Class of 1976 Newsletters and Reunions, 1978, 1991
4 Class of 1977 Newsletters and Reunions, 1978, ca. 1992
5 Phi Delta, 1980
6 Pep Band, 1980, Undated
7 Capital District Branch, 1980, 1982-1985, 2003
8 2nd circle Club, 1982, 1985
9 Half Century Club, 1982, 19865
10 Mohawk Valley Branch, 19832-1984
11 College House, 1983-1985, Undated
12 Carillon All Star, 1984
13 "We're On Our Way to You" Marketing Materials, 1984
14 Adirondack Alumni Club, 1985
15 Binghamton Area, 1985
16 Boston Alumni Club, 1985
17 Gold Coast Alumni Club, 1985
18 Greater Syracuse Area Alumni Club, 1985
19 "Keep in Touch" Mailer, 1985
20 Poughkeepsie Area Alumni Club, 1985
21 West Central Florida Alumni Club, 1985
22 Class of 1986 Pledge Program, ca. 1986
23 Class of 1936 Newsletters and Reunions, 1986-1997
Oversized
9 The Carillon, 1987-1991
Box Folder
5 24 Class of 1981 Newsletters and Reunions, 1991
25 Class of 1931 Newsletters and Reunions, ca. 1991
26 Class of 1987 Newsletters and Reunions, ca. 1992
27 Class of 1938 Newsletters and Reunions, 1993
28 Class of 1958 Newsletters and Reunions, 1993
29 Class of 1978 Newsletters and Reunions, 1993
30 Class of 1983 Newsletters and Reunions, 1993
31 Class Notes Pages from the Carillon, 1996
32 Class of 1936 Newsletters and Reunions, 2001, Undated
33 Middle Earth Reunion, 2010
34 Alumni Mailing Notes, Undated
35 Classes 1978-1985, Young Alumni, Undated
36 Freshman Focus '88, Undated
37 List of Missing Alumni Quarterlies, Undated
38 Locating Alumni Cards, Undated
Series 5: Buildings and Construction, 1921-1996, Undated 2.38 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series consists of Alumni Association records related to building dormitories for students and the Alumni House Conference Center. Beginning in 1921 the Alumni Association created a Dormitory Committee/Residence Hall Building Fund with the goal of raising funds to purchase land and build dormitories, especially for women. In 1921 the College's only residential building was Syddum Hall, housing 29 female students. The great majority of students commuted from home, lived in boarding houses throughout the City of Albany, fraternity or sorority houses or at the YWCA. In 1935 Pierce Hall opened to house female students and in 1941, Sayles Hall opened for men.
Many files in this series document this decades-long endeavor to build more college dormitories and include committee minutes, reports, correspondence, lists of pledges by classes, newsclippings and outreach materials designed to secure financial commitment from alumni, students and the community in the funding drive. Professor John Sayles, future College president, and Dr. Erastus Corning, a member of the college board of trustees, served successive terms as chairs of the Dormitory Committee in the 1920s. The City of Albany and its citizens also pledged its support and dollars.
Of interest to researchers will be the pamphlets and other outreach materials created to encourage fund-raising among the various constituencies. An editorial in the Alumni Quarterly written by a member of the Class of 1920 compares the "meager equipment" and "impossible housing conditions" of State to Vassar College. Pamphlets for district chairmen of the fund-raising campaign liken it to a machine that must be embolden and put into motion. A newsclipping from 1922 notes how members of the Eta Phi sorority will walk home from college that year and instead pledge the money earmarked for their train fares home to the dormitory fund.
Please see Series 6, Benevolent Association, for additional files related to the acquisition of land for residence halls and operation of the dormitories. The Benevolent Association, incorporated in 1926, managed the campus residence halls until 1967.
The series also contains records which document the construction of Alumni House, begun in 1974, and its subsequent use as a conference center on campus and gathering point for alumni. Like the dormitory effort, the Alumni Association formed an Alumni House Building Committee in 1972 and the series contains files on the Committee, correspondence, construction plans, photographs, and event materials.
Please see the related Alumni Memorabilia Collection for Anna Pierce's materials from the Class of 1884 and Marialla Conklin Whitbeck's files from the Class of 1899, both of which contain additional information about campus buildings and dormitories.
Box Folder
1 1 Syddum Hall Information: Correspondence between Anna E. Pierce and Miss Van Liew, 1921-1922
2 Residence Hall Building Fund, 1921-1923, Undated
3 Resolution, Trustee Approval of Dormitory Facilities, ca. 1921
4 Outline of Report of the Residence Hall Committee to Date, August 4, 1922
5 Historical Outline of Dormitory Drive, ca. 1922
6 Residence Hall Campaign Committee Scrapbook, ca. 1922
7 Residence Hall Committee Correspondence, 1922-1923, 1925, Undated
Oversized
10 Day Book, Residence Hall Fund, Alumni Association, 1922-1925
Box Folder
1 8 Residence Hall Committee Minutes, 1922-1928
9 Residence Hall Campaign Committee, 1924-1925
10 Report of Residence Hall Funds, 1925
11 Pierce, Anna E. - Plans for a Residence Hall, 1925
Oversized
10 Residence Hall Fund New Campaign, 1925-1930
Box Folder
1 12-13 Residence Hall Fund: Pledges by Classes, 1926
Oversized
10 Residence Hall Fund, Also Special Gifts (Furnishing Roome, etc.) in Back of Journal, 1930-1940
Box Folder
1 14 History and News of Residence Halls, 1934-1966
15 Pierce Hall, September 1934-November 1936
16 State and Alumni Residence Halls, Announcements of Rooming and Boarding, 1936-1952
17 Residence Halls, Holding Corporation Minutes, October 1936-April 1954
18 Residence Halls Holding Corporation Correspondence, December 1937-March 1942, Undated
19 Residence Halls Financial Statements, 1937-1948
Oversized
3 Residence Hall Fund, 1940-1949
Box Folder
1 21 Residence Halls Building Fund Journal, 1941-1959
22 Sayles Hall, April 1941-January 1942
23 The Ceremony of the Dedication of Sayles Hall- Program, donated by Mrs. Edward Greene, Class of 1946, 1941
24 Invitation to the Laying of the Cornerstone of the Men's Residence Hall, donated by Mrs. Edward Greene, Class of 1946, 1941
Oversized
10 Alumni Residence Hall, Pierce Hall, Book of Hospitality, 1943-1958
Box Folder
1 25 Van Derzee Hall, 1956
26 Uptown Construction, October 11, 1963
27 Carillon Tower Under Construction Photograph, 1966
28 Uptown Campus Construction Photograph, 1966
29 Aerial View of the Entire Uptown Campus- Photograph, 1960s
30 Alumni House Conference Center Prospectus, December 11, 1972
31 Alumni House Conference Center Profile, 1972-1975
32 Building Committee, 1973
33-34 Richard G. Jaques Associates Architects-including Layout Plans, 1973-1976
35-36 Alumni House Building Committee, 1973-1978
37 Conference Center, 1973-1984
38 Invitation to Ground Breaking Ceremony, Alumni House, May 18, 1974
39 Alumni House Conference Center Construction Program Booklet, 1974, Undated
40 Alumni House - Lease for Land, 1974
41-42 Alumni House, Solar Collector, 1974-1983, Undated
43 Alumni House Construction Photographs, August 1975
44 Article on Campus Architecture, 1975
Box Folder
2 1 Building Committee for Alumni House, 1975, Undated
2 Alumni House Contractor - Reimheer & Schmidt, Inc., 1975-1976
3 Alumni House Equipment, 1975-1980, Undated
4 Alumni House Trees, 1976-1979
5 Alumni House Furnishings, 1976-1982
6 Alumni House Kitchen, 1976-1991
7-8 Alumni House Completed Events, 1977
9-10 Alumni House Conference Center, 1977-1986
11 Agenda for New York State, 1978
12-14 Alumni House Complete Events (including Helios Conference), 1978
15 Alumni House Publicity, 1978-1979
16 Alumni House Maintenance, 1978, 1983, 1996
17 Alumni House Blueprints, August 2, 1979
18 Alumni House 3rd Anniversary -"Director's Corner", 1979
19 Alumni House Donors Plaque, August 21, 1981
20 Alumni House Photographs, 1982, Undated
21 Alumni House Elevator Fund, 1988-1990
22 Alumni House Paintings, August 22, 1991
23 Alumni House Conference Center Construction Program, Undated
24 Alumni House Dedication, Undated
25-26 Alumni House Development, including Memos, Undated
27 Uptown Campus Photographs, including Carillon, Undated
28 Willett Street Building, Undated
Series 6: Benevolent Association, 1926-1979, Undated .4 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
The Benevolent Association of the New York State College for Teachers was incorporated in 1926 and its Board of Directors first met in Albany in August 1927. While the organization's constitution stresses that its main purpose is to "heighten and enrich the physical, mental, social and moral life of the students," the Benevolent Association was closely connected to the Alumni Association and an outgrowth of the original Dormitory/Residence Hall Building Committee. The Benevolent Association acquired property for dormitories and operated the College (and later University) resident halls until 1967 when they were sold to the State of New York. The Alumni Association also helped nominate the Benevolent Association Board which carried out the policies and recommendations of the Alumni Association. Both groups held their annual meetings at approximately same time.
In addition to management of the residence halls, the Benevolent Association administered and bequeathed scholarship funds and supported key University projects. In 1982 the Benevolent Association merged with the University Foundation and Annual Fund of the Alumni Association to become the University at Albany Fund, Inc., the central fund-raising arm of the University.
Box Folder
1 1 Certificate of Incorporation, 1926
2 Constitution and By-Laws, 1927, Undated
3 Board of Director's Meetings, 1927, 1962, 1965
4 Treasurer's Report, June 1937-August 1944
5 Income Statement, 1961-1962
6 Personnel Registration, February 12, 1962
7 Auditor's Reports, August 1963-January 1976
8-10 Scholarships, March 1964-July 1977
11-12 Charitable Organization Annual Report, September 1964-March 1977
13 Report and Alumni Day Pamphlet, 1965-1966
14 Committee Members, 1966
15 Annual Report, 1966, 1968
16 Proposal for the Admission and Special Treatment of Underprivileged Students, 1968, Undated
17 Income Tax Returns, 1970-1974
18 History, 1972, Undated
19 Minutes, June 28, 1979
Series 7: Theatre Alumni Association, 1932-1974, Undated 1.03 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
The Theatre Alumni Association of the New York State College for Teachers formed in 1932 to bring alumni together through dramatics and debating. Initially, members were required to have been part of the advanced dramatics class in college, must have taken part in sufficient plays to satisfy the membership committee or have participated in at least two intercollegiate debates. However there are no subsequent records of this group and in June 1954 alumni of State College proposed an organization of former dramatics student to allow alumni greater opportunity for continued participation in the College's theatre activities. The Theatre Alumni Association officially requested affiliation with the Alumni Association of the State University of New York at Albany in 1963. The Theatre Alumni Association dissolved in 1974 with the goal of forming a new organization that brought together faculty, alumni and students in the Theatre Department.
The records in this series contain the 1932 organization's constitution, the 1954 organization's list of objectives, a revised 1963 constitution and by-laws, executive committee minutes and reports, a scrapbook with clippings about College theatre performances, correspondence, newsletters and membership lists. The group held an annual meeting and party and there are many files detailing events held and awards created to honor Agnes Futterer, member of the Class of 1916 and professor of speech and drama at the College from 1917-1959. In 1957 the first Agnes E. Futterer Award was given on Alumni Day to a graduating student making valuable contributions in dramatics.
Box Folder
1 1 Constitution, May 28, 1932
2 Proposed Organization of Theatre Alumni Association, June 12, 1954
3 Correspondence, General, 1955-1968
4 Annual Meetings, 1955-1969
5 Membership Lists, 1955-1970
6 Futterer Drama Award, 1955-1973
7 Committee Memberships, 1956-1963
8 Executive Committee Minutes, 1957-1971
9 Treasurer's report, 1957-1971
10 General Notes, 1958-1970
11 Futterer, Agnes E., 1959
Oversized
11 Scrapbook, 1959-1973
Box Folder
1 12 Futterer Recordings-Correspondence, 1960-1970
13 "Ghosts", Souvenir Program, 1961-1962
14 TAA-TLER Newsletter, 1961-1974
15 By-Laws and Letter, June 15-18, 1963
16 Futterer Recordings-Brochures, 1963-1965, Undated
Box Folder
2 1 Futterer Recordings Sales Report, 1963-1971
2 Futterer Recordings, Notes and Invoices, 1963, 1967, Undated
3 Futterer Lectureships, 1964-1973
4 Futterer Recordings, Clippings, 1964-1966, 1968, 1970, Undated
5 Donahue Books Donated to University Libraries, 1966-1967, Undated
6 Futterer Portrait, 1966-1970
7 Correspondence, General, 1969-1974, Undated
8 Futterer Memorial Lounge Dedication, May 18, 1974
7 "Through the Years"-Playbill, Undated
Series 8: Deceased Alumni Files, 1969-2010, Undated 41 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
This collection includes thousands of files previously maintained by the Alumni Association about individual graduates from the 20th Century. The contents of the files vary and range from simply housing an obituary to holding newsclippings, correspondence and other materials detailing a graduate's professional life. This often includes a ca. 1969 all alumni survey, class notes submissions and questionnaires targeted to specific graduating classes or campus organizations. At present time there is no master list of files, but they may be accessed by archives staff. Please contact the department with any questions.
For information about 19th Century graudates of the New York State Normal School and the New York State Normal College, please refer to the 1894 Historical Sketch of the State Normal College at Albany, NY held by University Archives, which contains handwritten annotations and updates through 1918.

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