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New York State Modern Political Archive (NYSMPA)

Elected officials, interest groups, and activists from New York State.

The New York State Modern Political Archive (NYSMPA) was established in 1982 to document the work of individuals and private interest groups concerned with New York State public policy issues in the 20th century. Originally named the Archives of Public Affairs and Policy, the NYSMPA collects, preserves, and facilitates access to primary sources pertaining to New York State public affairs and policy, and now includes the personal papers of members of the gubernatorial administrations of Nelson A. Rockefeller; papers of former New York Congressional members and elected officials who served in New York State Legislature; and the official records and papers of numerous private groups, professional associations, individuals, public-sector labor unions, community groups, and other organizations concerned with Empire State public-policy issues.


Quantity: 2.47 cubic ft. (about 2.47 boxes)

This collection details records kept by the ACT UP organization committed to ending the AIDS crisis.

Quantity: 0.6 cubic ft. (about 0.6 boxes)

This collection contains research files created by and several typescript essays written by sociologist Howard D. Abramowitz. The collection amply documents his interest in the American labor movement and, in particular, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and sheds light on the scholarly research that he completed during the final years of his life.

Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft. (about 0.75 boxes)

Albert Jack Abrams was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on May 29, 1915. Abrams began his university studies at the University of Michigan in 1932, and he attended the National Institute for Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., in 1935. He received an A.B. from New York University in 1936, and he continued his studies at Columbia University (1940) and the Cornell School of Labor and Industrial Relations (1946). The records in this manuscript collection were originally arranged in a numerically classified subject file under the general subject of legislative administration.

Quantity: 28 cubic ft. (about 28 boxes)

The collection consists of materials from William E. Adams' service in the New York State Senate.

Quantity: 1.7 cubic ft. (about 1.7 boxes)

Documentation of the Affordable Housing Partnership and Capitol Affordable Housing Funding Corporation's adminstrative activities

Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (about 0.1 boxes)

The Steven King Ainsworth Papers contain "Heads Up" bulletins written by Ainsworth for prison inmates sentenced to life, life without parole, and their advocates.

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

The Albany Allied Printing Trades Council Collection contains meeting minutes of the Council dating from 1908-1990.

Quantity: 3.8 cubic ft. (about 3.8 boxes)

The collection documents the activities of the Albany Central Federation of Labor (AFL CIO) from 1983 to 2000.

Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft. (about 0.75 boxes)

The Albany County Civic Center Collection documents the policy decisions that went into planning an arena in downtown Albany. Originally named the Knickerbocker Arena, it was later known as the Pepsi Arena and the Times Union Center.

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

This collection includes material related to the Albany Friends Meeting's social justice activities, in particular the work of committees in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Quantity: 1 Reels

Meeting minutes from the Albany Printing Pressmen, Assistants and Offset Workers Union who represented typographical workers from throughout the Capital District.

Quantity: 27 reels of microfilm

This collection documents the activities of the Albany Typographical Union, the first labor union founded in Albany, N.Y.

Quantity: 104 cubic ft. (about 104 boxes)

The collection includes the day-to-day records of the now defunct Albany/Schenectady League of Arts.

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Worker's Union (ACTWU), Hudson Valley Area Joint Board

Records, 1919-1989

Quantity: 14.2 cubic ft. (about 14.2 boxes)

The Hudson Valley Area Joint Board was formed in 1957 through the merger of the Columbia County and Mid-Hudson Valley Joint Boards. At this point, the two joint boards were affiliated of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), which merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) in 1976 to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU)

Quantity: 2.5 cubic ft. (about 2.5 boxes)

This collection contains the American Association of Retired Persons, Schenectady County Chapter, #490's official newsletters, treasurer's reports, correspondence, various national and local publications, newspaper clippings, certificates, and the chapter banner.

Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft. (about 0.75 boxes)

The American Association of University Professors Records document the activities of the Albany Chapter from 1944 to 1974.

Quantity: 5.9 cubic ft. (about 5.9 boxes)

These records document the history of the Albany Branch of the American Association of University Women from 1913 - 1992. The records relate chiefly to women's issues; particularly higher education, general education, membership, international relations, legislation, World War II, employment, teaching, community projects and Albany, NY.

American Marketing Association, Capital District Chapter

Records, 1997-2004

Quantity: 5 cubic ft. (about 5 boxes)

The American Marketing Association, Capital District Chapter works for the advancement of business and management in the region. The collection includes publications concerning programs sponsored by the organization as well as administrative records. Also included are descriptions and handouts from businesses in the Capital District.

Quantity: 9.5 cubic ft. (about 9.5 boxes)

Founded to encorage and advance training and professionalism in public administration for New York State

Quantity: 0.53 cubic ft. (about 0.53 boxes)

The materials in the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter collection document the chapter's early activities and establishment.

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

The Paul H. Appleby collection is composed of correspondence and Appleby's writings and speeches from his experience in government service.

Quantity: 365 captures

The Associated Industries of New York State/ Business Council of New York State Records contains documents which were created during the group's 66 years of business. Among the contents are files on the group's former directors, correspondence and legal council records. The records of the association also contain some publications from other sources.

Quantity: 22.5 cubic ft. (about 22.5 boxes)

An early organization representing higher education before the Legislature and the Executive in Albany, as well as the Federal Government in Washington D.C.

Quantity: 179.74 cubic ft. (about 179.74 boxes)

The Atlantic States Legal Foundation Records document the environmental not-for-profit organization’s pollution reduction and environmental remediation projects and cases throughout the United States and territories.

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

This collection documents the activism and interests of Audrey Seidman of Albany, especially her work with Holding Our Own, a foundation dedicated to supporting feminist social justice.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

This collection contains the records of Audubon New York.

Quantity: 3.32 cubic ft. (about 3.32 boxes)

The Bill Babbitt Collection documents nearly ten years of legal efforts to spare Manny Babbitt's life from execution, and two decades of advocacy activities to try to abolish the death penalty.

Quantity: 192.3 cubic ft. (about 192.3 boxes)

The David C. Baldus Papers document the distinguished legal research career of David C. Baldus, which includes the most sophisticated challenges to capital punishment in the United States since the reinstatement of the Death Penalty in 1976. Included is material from the Georgia Charging & Sentencing Study, which was used as evidence in the McCleskey v. Kemp (1987) decision. Similar studies involving capital sentencing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Military are also detailed, as is Baldus's formal reports to the supreme courts of a number of other states. Also present is material documenting Baldus's long career as the Joseph B. Tye Professor of Law at the University of Iowa Law School. This includes teaching material, presentations, publications, and material documenting faculty service.

Quantity: 22.44 cubic ft. (about 22.44 boxes)

The Frank J. Becker Papers document Becker's service in the U.S Congress, as a representative of Nassau County (N.Y.), where he served from 1953-1964. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.

Quantity: 36 cubic ft. (about 36 boxes)

Hugo A. Bedau (Ph.D., Harvard, 1961) is a commentator, scholar, and activist for the abolition of capital punishment. He is a prominent spokesperson in the abolitionist movement and well-known for his scholarship and writing concerning the death penalty and the challenge to separate logical arguments from moral arguments.

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

The Violet and Irwin F. Bender, Sr. Papers document the Pennsylvania couple’s shortwave radio monitoring and subsequent correspondence about prisoners of war during World War II.

Quantity: 23.13 cubic ft. (about 23.13 boxes)

The collection contains materials from Augustus Bennet's campaigns for the House of Representatives from New York's 26th Congressional District and files from his subsequent service in Congress.

Quantity: 12.42 cubic ft. (about 12.42 boxes)

The William Stiles Bennet Papers document some of his public service and political campaigns as well as his time as a lobbyist and advocate for the lumber industry.

Quantity: 3.4 cubic ft. (about 3.4 boxes)

The Max Berking Papers, 1964-1965 collection contains materials related to Max Berking's service in the New York State Senate from 1964 to 1965.

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

The Frederic S. Berman Papers predominantly document his service in the New York State Senate through correspondence, newsclippings, bills, research material and campaign literature. In addition, there are files pertaining to his post-Senatorial career as the Commissioner of the New York City Rent and Housing Department and as a New York City Criminal Court Judge.

Quantity: 1.99 cubic ft. (about 1.99 boxes)

This collection is about the Bethlehem Work on Waste (BWOW) and its opposition of the American Ref-Fuel/BFI incinerator from 1989 to 1995.

Quantity: 23.2 cubic ft. (about 23.2 boxes)

The Leigh Bienen Papers include the records of the New Jersey Proportionality Review Project, the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Commission, and the academic research papers of legal scholar Leigh Bienen. The New Jersey records contain material from New Jersey Public Defender Homicide Study directed by Bienen in the mid-1980s. The collection also includes the records from Bienen’s involvement with the New Jersey Proportionality Review Project headed by Special Master David C. Baldus. Also present is material from Leigh Bienen's tenure on the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Commission which resulted in the abolition of the death penalty in that state in 2011. Finally the collection contains Leigh Bienen's scholarly research material during her career teaching at both Princeton University and Northwestern University. Her research focused on proportionality review, the death penalty's monetary costs, and the role of prosecutor discretion.

Quantity: 20 cubic ft. (about 20 boxes)

This collection consists of photographic negatives taken by the Black Studio, Inc., a commercial photography studio located in Schenectady, New York.

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

The Tom Blandy Papers document the group Concerned Citizens for the Environment's legal and political opposition to the proposed Green Island Solid Waste Incinerator

Quantity: 5.95 cubic ft. (about 5.95 boxes)

Donald M. Blinken was chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York from 1978-1990. These records pertain to his tenure in that position.

Quantity: 5.41 cubic ft. (about 5.41 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of Edward J. Bloch, a native of New York who served in the military between 1943 and 1946 with assignments in Okinawa during World War II and post-war North China, taught science in Istanbul, Turkey (1947-1950), and dedicated the majority of his career to labor concerns as a representative for the labor union United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (1950-1984). Edward Bloch also served as President of the Labor Action Coalition of New York (1975 to the late 1990s), Director of the Interfaith Impact for the New York State Council of Churches (1987-1995), and ran unsuccessfully for two different congressional district seats (1984,1986,1995-1996). Among the many honors Bloch received during his lifetime is the Purple Heart, which he was awarded for his actions during World War II.

Quantity: 68.17 cubic ft. (about 68.17 boxes)

This collection concists of materials from Albert Blumenthal's service in the new York State Assembly.

Quantity: 656 cubic ft. (about 656 boxes)

This collection contains materials from Sherwood Boehlert's service in the United States Congress from the State of New York.

Quantity: 86.49 cubic ft. (about 86.49 boxes)

For nearly two decades, Abe Bonowitz has worked to educate the public about human rights problems, in particular the death penalty and the need for alternatives to the death penalty. During this time he served in numerous director, consultant, managerial, and activist roles with leading advocacy and death penalty abolitionist organizations.

Quantity: 1.6 cubic ft. (about 1.6 boxes)

The Ralph Boyd, Sr. Papers contain personal and professional correspondence, news clippings, work manuals and agendas that document his career as a General Electric employee, community activist and member of the Schenectady branch of the NAACP.

Quantity: 2.1 cubic ft. (about 2.1 boxes)

The Brothers was a civil rights group that was active in Albany, New York for several years beginning in 1966.

Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (about 0.1 boxes)

The collection consists of photographs from Earl W. Brydges' service in the New York State Senate.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

The collection includes material related to Bernard Burton's service in World War II and newspaper articles he wrote in opposition to anti-abortion laws.

Quantity: 9.6 cubic ft. (about 9.6 boxes)

The E. Ogden Bush Papers document Bush's service as a New York State Senator in the early 1960s.

Quantity: 2.3 cubic ft. (about 2.3 boxes)

The Business and Professional Women's Club of Albany, New York, (BPW) was founded in 1934 with 22 charter members as a chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State, Inc. (founded in 1919) and a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. The objectives of the club, according to its by-laws, were "To elevate the standards for women in business and in the professions; To promote the interests of business and professional women; To bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women of the United States; [and] To extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along lines of industrial, scientific, and vocational activities."

Quantity: 3.99 cubic ft. (about 3.99 boxes)

These records document the history of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State, Inc.

Quantity: 43.2 cubic ft. (about 43.2 boxes)

These records document the history of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Schenectady, NY.

Quantity: 42.2 cubic ft. (about 42.2 boxes)

The Daniel Evan Button Papers contain Button’s records of his terms as a U.S. Representative of the 29th Congressional district of New York.

Quantity: 1.6 cubic ft. (about 1.6 boxes)

The Lawrence A. Cabot Papers document Cabot's service in the New York State Assembly where he served for one term in 1964-1965. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

This collection contains bills, correspondence, supplemental materials, and committee papers from Donald A. Campbell's tenure as a New York State Assemblyman from 1951-1968.

Quantity: 2.29 cubic ft. (about 2.29 boxes)

Campus Action was formed in April of 1992 as a multi-cultural, multi-issue organization with a mission to promote activism and support activist organizations on university campuses in New Yorks Capital Region.

Capital Area Archivists of New York

Records, 1982-2006

Quantity: 0.9 cubic ft. (about 0.9 boxes)

The purpose of Capital Area Archivists of New York is to support the education of, and provide for professional discourse between, members of the archival profession and users and supporters of archives residing in and around New York's Capital Region. The collection includes board meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, financial records, and subject files.

Quantity: 9 cubic ft. (about 9 boxes)

This collection contains administrative files, correspondence, newsletters, subject files and meeting minutes from the Capital Area Council of Churches, an organization designed to promote cooperation between different religious institutions in the Albany, N.Y. area.

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

This collection contains newsletters from the Capital Area Microcomputer Society from 1986-1999.

Quantity: 5 cubic ft. (about 5 boxes)

CASDA is cooperative organization among public and private schools and the University at Albany’s School of Education to facilitate programs for school employees.

Quantity: 116.73 cubic ft. (about 116.73 boxes)

The Capital Defender Office (1995-2008) (CDO) was established as part of New York States 1995 death penalty legislation which took effect on September 1, 1995. Under the new law, the State expanded the crime of first degree murder and introduced two new penalties, death and life in prison without possibility of parole, for those convicted. Working from offices in Albany, New York City, and Rochester, the CDO sought to ensure that defendants being tried by the State, who could not afford representation, receive skilled counsel in capital cases. The CDO closed its Rochester office in 2005, and, as no state death penalty cases remain, the Albany and New York City offices in 2008. This collection consists of news clips (filed by subject), subject files, bound records of appeal in the cases of the People v. Cahill, Harris, LaValle, Mateo, McCoy, and Taylor, notebooks with appellate briefs, New York county court papers arranged by county, government studies, reports and debates on capital punishment, annual reports, and a small number of VHS tapes recording court proceedings. There are defendant case files, some with correspondence, court papers, and news clips and others with just news clips.

Quantity: 6 Reels

Founded by a group of Albany area residents who organized to prevent the Springboks, the all-white South African national rugby team representing the apartheid South African government, from playing a game against the American all-star rugby team in Albany scheduled in 1981.

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

This collection includes material collected and created by the the Capital District Committee for Palestinian Rights.

Quantity: 81.8 cubic ft. (about 81.8 boxes)

The Capital Jury Project (CJP) was started in 1991 under the direction of principal investigation, William J. Bowers. The project was funded by an NSF grant to conduct surveys of juror who participated in capital trials. There are three phases to the project.

Quantity: 6 cubic ft. (about 6 boxes)

An artificial collection of over 150 clemency petitions filed by inmates from across the United States for the lessening of their death sentence.

Quantity: 3.37 cubic ft. (about 3.37 boxes)

The Capital District Transgender Community Archive Collection contains material pertaining to local trangender history. This collections contains a large variety of publications about transgenderism.

Quantity: 2.6 cubic ft. (about 2.6 boxes)

Jeanne Casatelli is a native of East Greenbush, New York, who has fought sprawl in her hometown for more than twenty years.

Quantity: 21 cubic ft. (about 21 boxes)

This collection documents Frank Cashiers, and his fellow local residents, campaigns against the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Act and the actions of the Agency from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Quantity: 0.80 cubic ft. (about 0.80 boxes)

The Catholics Against Capital Punishment Records is a small collection that contains several articles, statements, and pamphlets making a case against the death penalty from a Catholic standpoint.

Quantity: 12.75 cubic ft. (about 12.75 boxes)

In the summer of 1984, Jessie Davis, a young Black man was shot and killed by police in his Arbor Hill apartment. His killing served to galvanize the African-American community in Albany to seek change in the way the Police Department treated community residents. One outgrowth of the community's outrage over the killing was the birth of The Center for Law and Justice in 1985. The Center helped to keep the case before the public, gave moral support to the Davis family, assisted attorneys with a federal lawsuit against the city, and organized community demonstrations and fundraising events to cover legal expenses related to the family's suit. The Center's overall mission has been to promote the empowerment of people to change what they believed was the oppressive nature of the total criminal justice system, although the organization has continued to focus much of its work on policing issues. Dr. Alice P. Green, founder and Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice, Inc. donated 13 boxes of records to the M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives at the University at Albany Library in June 2000. In November 2000, three more boxes were donated.

Quantity: 11 cubic ft. (about 11 boxes)

This collection contains the records Citizen Action of New York.

Quantity: 12.92 cubic ft. (about 12.92 boxes)

The Citizens Budget Commission contain information on the financial outlook of New York City from the 1930's to the 1990's.

Quantity: 44.25 cubic ft. (about 44.25 boxes)

The records of Citizens' Environmental Coalition (CEC) document its research and activism, from its infancy as part of the New York Environmental Institute, through its independent chartering in 1991, and continuing into the new millennium.

Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft. (about 0.3 boxes)

The collection documents the City Club of Albany and primarily contains organizational records from 1957-1959, mainly concerned with issues of the Citizen's Platform. The collection is composed chiefly of files retained by Harriet D. Adams as vice president of the club when it was particularly interested in urban planning.

Quantity: 64.26 cubic ft. (about 64.26 boxes)

This collection documents the day-to-day activities of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) from 1918 to the present. There is no documentation of the organization's initial years of existence, but significant material about administration, meetings, membership, agreements, publications, and organizational history.

Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft. (about 0.66 boxes)

The Columbia County Typographical Union No. 896 records document the workings of this union from 1927-1968.

Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (about 1.2 boxes)

The Committee for Progressive Legislation records document the efforts of the group in bringing attention to issues important to many New Yorkers, especially abortion, family planning, welfare rights, and the attack on separation of church and state.

Quantity: 17.0 cubic ft. (about 17.0 boxes)

The Education Division of Communication Workers of America, Local 1104 represents "employees eligible for union membership who are employed as: graduate students holding State-funded positions as Graduate Assistants or Teaching Assistants employed by the State University of New York." The collection includes news clippings, contracts, photographs, administrative records, as well as ephemera such as t-shirts, buttons, hats, and cup holders.

Quantity: 26.0 cubic ft. (about 26.0 boxes)

The Operators and Service Employees Division of Communication Workers of America, Local 1104 represents those in the telecommunications industry. The collection includes board meeting information, calendars, contracts, financial records, photographs, and related information.

Quantity: 5.05 cubic ft. (about 5.05 boxes)

Concerned Citizens Against Crossgates (CCAC) was organized as an informal group opposed to the construction of the Pyramid Crossgates mall in the summer of 1979.

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

The Conference of Large City Boards of Education Records include some of the day-to-day operations of the Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education as documented through files kept by Eugene Samter, Executive Director of the Conference. The collection also includes Samter's testimony from the 1976 Levittown vs. Nyquist case argued before the New York State Supreme Court.

Quantity: 40.5 cubic ft. (about 40.5 boxes)

The Conservative Party Of New York State Records contain files kept for the chairmen of the New York State Conservative Party: Kiernen O’Doherty, 1962; J. Daniel Mahoney, 1962-86; and Serphin Maltese, 1986-88. The strength of the records is in its documentation of New York State politics and elections (including the State Legislature and other state offices), the Conservative Party’s political endorsements and candidates (including writer William F. Buckley, Jr., and Sen. James Buckley), and the political goals and ideological positions on contemporary issues.

Quantity: 5 cubic ft. (about 5 boxes)

The collection includes material related to pro-peace organizations retained by Schnectady resident David Coplon.

Quantity: 30.97 cubic ft. (about 30.97 boxes)

The Correctional Association of New York Records includes records from the Board of Directors, annual reports, prison visit files, Narcotics Committee files, program and bureau files, project files, subject files, and publications. The only records of the organization available from the nineteenth century are the annual reports, which have been microfilmed and are available in the University Library.

Corrections Task Force

Records, 1967-1972

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

The collection contains the four volume Report on the Task Force on Corrections from the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals as well as the Report on the Task Force on Information Systems and Statistics, note cards on the Task Force Report on Organized Crime, and subject files.

Quantity: 9.6 cubic ft. (about 9.6 boxes)

This collection documents the day-to-day activities of Council 82, the New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, during its first two decades of existence.

Quantity: 44.4 cubic ft. (about 44.4 boxes)

The Michelle Crone Papers document her experience as a feminist and lesbian activist from the early 1980s until the mid-1990s. The collection includes material from here position as National Civil Disobedience Coordinator for the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, and as a member of the Executive Committee for the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. Also present are records from Michelle Crone’s management of a number of women’s festivals from 1982 to 1996—most notably Rhythm Fest and the Cultural Festival at Gay Games IV—and records from her Capital District production company, Elword Productions. The collection also includes the records from her experience with the Seneca Women’s Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the National Lesbian Conference. Also included are her personal correspondence, records of her undergraduate studies with the theater and women’s studies programs at the University at Albany, SUNY, and political literature from a number of progressive causes at the national and local levels.

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

Documentation on Dr. Anna Perkins, a physician from Westerlo, NY noted for her 65 year career caring for residents of the Northern Catskills.

Quantity: 5.33 cubic ft. (about 5.33 boxes)

Materials relating to the application of the Pyramid Crossgates Company to the New York State DEC and DOT for permits to build the Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall in the Albany Pine Bush.

Quantity: 1.8 cubic ft. (about 1.8 boxes)

The Henry Curran Papers contain materials from Curran's decade of service in the New York State Senate from 1961-1968. The collection includes committee work, sponsored legislation, correspondence, reports, and news clippings from his tenure.

Quantity: 17.25 cubic ft. (about 17.25 boxes)

The Ernest Curto Papers document Curto's service in the New York State Assembly, as a representative of Niagara County (N.Y.), where he served from 1946-1964. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.

Quantity: 9.83 cubic ft. (about 9.83 boxes)

The papers of Jackson Davis document his environmental activism and work with environmental organizations.

Quantity: 52.46 cubic ft. (about 52.46 boxes)

The collection consists of materials from Theodore Day's service in the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Quantity: 17.2 cubic ft. (about 17.2 boxes)

The collection consists of materials from George De Luca's professional career and personal life.

Quantity: 64 cubic ft. (about 64 boxes)

This collection contains materials from Louis DeSalvio's service in the New York State Assembly.

Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (about 1.2 boxes)

Gloria DeSole served as senior adviser to the President for Affirmative Action and Employment Planning and Director of Affirmative Action (1982-2000) at the University at Albany, SUNY before retiring in 2000. DeSole began working at the University in 1976 as associate director of the Affirmative Action Office. Prior to that she was an English professor at Skidmore College. DeSole earned bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees from the University at Albany and earned a master's degree from Columbia University. The collection includes materials related to the women's movement with an iasis on the Capital Region of New York. DeSole collected material related to projects in Albany, speeches, and publications.

Quantity: 10.0 cubic ft. (about 10.0 boxes)

This collection predmoinantly contains the Death Penalty Information Center's audio/video resources on capital punishment.

Quantity: 11.65 cubic ft. (about 11.65 boxes)

The James Joseph Delaney Papers, 1950-1978, document Delaney’s extensive tenure in Congress. Elected in November 1948, Delaney remained in Congress until his retirement in December 1978. Delaney served as Congressman from Queens, New York and his three decades in Washington are distinguished by consecutive elections to chairman of the House Rules Committee and the addition of the 1958 Delaney Clause to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Quantity: 1.8 cubic ft. (about 1.8 boxes)

Press releases about his work and concerns as a New York State Senator, clippings about Senator Desmond and his wife, correspondence with Albert J. Abrams and reports and drafts on the Presidential primary system.

Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

This collection consists of a variety of materials collected by Hope Donovan during her work as an environmental activist and prominent member of the League of Women Voters of New York State. Most of the collection consists of publications, reports, conference proceedings, guides, and papers from such subject as Adirondack Park, development issues, and the Smart Growth Conferences.

Quantity: 19 cubic ft. (about 19 boxes)

This collection contains the writings of Robert Doran as well as materials he collected related to social justice, political and environmental issues.

Dow, John Goodchild

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 78 cubic ft. (about 78 boxes)

John Goodchild Dow was a U.S. Representative from New York. Dow was born in New York City on May 6, 1905, and attended the public schools of Canton, Massachusettes. Dow earned an A.B. from Harvard College in 1927 and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1937. Dow was a systems analyst for large corporations (1929-1964), director of civil defense in Grand View, NY (1950-1964), and chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Grand View (1964). Dow was an unsuccessful candidate for the New York state legislature in 1954 and 1956 before being elected as a Democrat to the 89th and 90th Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969). Dow was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 91st Congress in 1968, but was elected to the 92nd Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973) before being an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 93rd Congress in 1972, an unsuccessful candidate for election to the 94th Congress in 1974, and an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the 98th Congress in 1982. Dow was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1968, a staff assistant to the U.S.Congress, assistant director for the New York State Comprehensive Employment Training Act program from 1976 to 1982, and a founder of Americans Against Nuclear War in 1980. Dow died on March 11, 2003, in Suffern, NY.

Quantity: 27.2 cubic ft. (about 27.2 boxes)

This collection documents John R. Dunne's first years of service in the New York State Senate in the mid-late 1960s

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

The Perry B Dunyea, Jr. papers is a collection documenting Dunyea's years as Republican Majority Leader of the State Assembly. This collection includes news clippings, a weekly column published about significant issues, Dunyea press releases, and other publicity materials released by his staff. This collection does not include any of his personal papers. The collection appears to be composed of material assembled for research about Duryea around 1972.

Quantity: 13.0 cubic ft. (about 13.0 boxes)

The collection contains records of the the Eighth Step, an independent, non-profit organization which held held concerts of folk, traditional, ethnic, blues, and jazz music and was originally involved in and influenced by late 1960s politics.

Quantity: 3.46 cubic ft. (about 3.46 boxes)

These records document the activities and membership of the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs (ESFWC) - the umbrella organization of New York State African-American women's groups - from 1938-1991. The collection also includes records from affiliated organizations: the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC) and the Northeast Federation of Women's Clubs (NFWC).

Quantity: 1 Reels

Records of the Empire Typographical and Mailers Conference, CWA, a biannual New York State conference for union printers and mailers.

Quantity: 10.17 cubic ft. (about 10.17 boxes)

Records of independent, non-profit organization which promotes the creation and growth of micro-enterprises and small business ventures to improve the lives of low and moderate income residents of the Capital Region.

Quantity: 10.0 cubic ft. (about 10.0 boxes)

The collection contains materials related to capital punishment and criminal justice.

Quantity: 260 captures

The Environmental Advocates of New York Records document the legislative activities of the organization from the 1980s through the late 1990s. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, meeting minutes, reports, memorandums, publications, news clippings, promotional material, as well as administrative files.

Quantity: 3.66 cubic ft. (about 3.66 boxes)

The Environmental Clearinghouse, Inc. also known as ECOS, is a regional environmental organization founded in Schenectady, New York in October 1971 by members of the Junior League of Schenectady, Inc. and supported since 1974 by membership contributions, donations, and volunteers.

Quantity: 11.0 cubic ft. (about 11.0 boxes)

This collection documents Equal Justice USA's efforts to abolish capital punishment and reform the criminal justice system nationwide.

Quantity: 90.0 cubic ft. (about 90.0 boxes)

The M. Watt Espy papers chronicle the extensive research efforts that led to the creation of the Capital Punishment Research Project and the database known as the Espy File. Espy spent three decades gathering and indexing documentation of legal executions in the United States. His papers contain both primary and secondary sources used to catalog thousands of instances of capital punishment in the United States and its territories since the 1600s. The collection includes material from corrections records, newspapers, county histories, legal proceedings, and books. In addition to the records pertaining specifically to the death penalty, there is also a selection of magazines collected by Espy that cover true crime stories as well as life in the American Old West.

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

Papers of eugenics researcher Arthur Estabrook focus on racial integrity, sterilization of the mentally defective, venereal disease, intelligence, and criminality. Limited material is availible on the Jukes of New York state, the "Tribe of Ishmael" of Indiana, and the Carrie Buck trial.

Quantity: 7.72 cubic ft. (about 7.72 boxes)

Family Planning Advocates of New York State was established in the 1970's by the affiliates of Planned Parenthood of New York State in an effort to expand the capacity of its organization to affect public policy through lobbying and education.

Quantity: 45.95 cubic ft. (about 45.95 boxes)

Leonard Farbstein was a U.S. Representative from New York. Farbstein was born in New York City on October 12, 1902. He graduated from High School of Commerce, attended City College of New York, attended Hebrew Union Teachers College, and graduated from New York University Law School in 1924. During the World War I, Farbstein served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and later as vice chairman of the East River Day Camp, a philanthropic organization. Farbstein was a lawyer in private practice. Farbstein served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1932 through 1956. He was elected as a Democrat to the 85th and the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1971) before being an unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the 92nd Congress in 1970. Farbstein died on November 9, 1993, in New York, NY and his interment is in Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, NJ.

Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

The collection includes materials related to the women's issues with a particular iasis on the University at Albany, SUNY. Records of particular interest are those of Albany Women Against Rape, Capital District Women, and the Caucus on Women's Rights at SUNY. Also included are issues of the publication The Spokeswoman (1971-1981).

Fino, Paul A.

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 68 cubic ft. (about 68 boxes)

Paul A. Fino was a U.S. Representative from New York who was born in New York City on December 15, 1913. Paul Fino attended public schools and graduated from St. Johns University School of Law in 1937. Fino was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1938 and began practice in New York City. He served as an assistant attorney general in state government from March 1943 to December 1944. Fino was a member of the New York State Senate from January 1945 to May 1950. He was then member of the New York City Civil Service Commission from June 1, 1950, to December 31, 1952. Fino was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1968, to become a New York Supreme Court Justice having been elected November 5, 1968. Fino assumed his duties as a justice on January 1, 1969. Fino was a delegate to the Republican State Convention from 1940 through 1966 and to the Republican National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968. Paul Fino wrote the book My Life in Politics and Public Service (Great Neck, N.Y.: Todd & Honeywell, Inc., 1986). Fino is a resident of Atlantic Beach, NY.

Quantity: 5.4 cubic ft. (about 5.4 boxes)

This collection documents the seventeen-year period (1974-1991) concerning the Florida capital punishment case of Alvin Ford. The collection primarily contains the court records and research material of Ford's attorney, Laurin A. Wollan, Jr., as well as other members of the Ford defense team who began work on the case in 1981. The legal records include official court proceedings from the initial trial in 1974, appeals, attempts at clemency, and several cases by Ford against the Florida Department of Corrections. Other legal records include psychological reports, background reports, biographies of Ford, as well as his prison and medical records.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

This collection documents the activities of the Freedom Forum from 1959-1978. It includes information about administrative practices, meeting minutes, letters between members, and two photographs.

Quantity: 1.25 cubic ft. (about 1.25 boxes)

The Fulton County Typographical Union No. 268 records document the workings of this union, primarily, in the form of minutes, from 1894-1973.

Quantity: 5.5 cubic ft. (about 5.5 boxes)

The Guy Gabrielson Papers contain materials that document the political career of Guy George Gabrielson from his start in New Jersey state politics through his years as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Many of the materials document the 1952 U.S. Presidential election and Republican National Committee Convention which Gabrielson presided over as chairman.

Quantity: 36 cubic ft. (about 36 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of Sandy Galef, New York State Assemblywoman.

Quantity: 5 cubic ft. (about 5 boxes)

The Glove Cities Area Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) was founded in Gloversville, N.Y., 1954. This Joint Board originally had jurisdiction over the clothing workers unions in Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y., and nearby villages. These locals were primarily locals of glove and leather goods workers.

Goldstein, Nathaniel Lawrence

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 21.98 cubic ft. (about 21.98 boxes)

Nathaniel L. Goldstein of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY was born in New York, New York County, NY on June 9, 1896. Goldstein served in the U.S. Army during World War I. As a lawyer he was a law partner of Charles C. Lockwood during the 1920s and was also an accountant. Goldstein was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1940, 1944, and 1948 and served as New York State Attorney General from 1943 through 1954. Goldstein was a member of the American Bar Association, Zionist Organization of America, American Legion, Freemasons, B'nai B'rith, and Elks.

Quantity: 4.34 cubic ft. (about 4.34 boxes)

The Samuel B. Gould Papers document his personal life as well as his many professional positions in education, including his tenure as chancellor of the State University of New York.

Quantity: 2 Reelss

The Correctional Association of New York Records includes records from the Board of Directors, annual reports, prison visit files, Narcotics Committee files, program and bureau files, project files, subject files, and publications. The only records of the organization available from the nineteenth century are the annual reports, which have been microfilmed and are available in the University Library.

Quantity: 5 reels of microfilm

This collection includes records from Graphic Communications International Union, Local 259-M and the three previously independent unions that merged to form GCIU Local 259-M - Utica Graphic Communications Union, Local 58-C; Lithographers and Photoengravers International Union Local 21-P; and Local 59 of the Amalgamated Lithographers of America (ALA).

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

The Greater Glens Falls (N.Y.) Central Labor Council document the history of their council, which was formed in 1959.

Quantity: 1.89 cubic ft. (about 1.89 boxes)

This collection contains records of the activities of Dr. Alice P. Green from her days as a student of criminal justice at the University at Albany, SUNY, through her career as founder and executive director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany.

Quantity: 11.4 cubic ft. (about 11.4 boxes)

This collection includes records created during Robert Gross' work with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Journey of Hope, Lighting the Torch of Conscience, and other activities in opposition to the death penalty.

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

These records document the day-to-day activities of the Guilderland (N.Y.) Central Teachers Association.

Quantity: 14 cubic ft. (about 14 boxes)

This collection documents Steve Hall’s work with and knowledge of criminal justice and the death penalty, especially in Texas.

Quantity: 11.1 cubic ft. (about 11.1 boxes)

Death penalty abolitionist who worked with many anti-death penalty organizations, capital defense attorneys, representatives of various communities of faith, newspaper editorial boards, victims' rights groups, members of the families of the condemned, and many death row inmates throughout the country.

Halpern, Seymour

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 210 cubic ft. (about 210 boxes)

Seymour Halpern was a U.S. Representative from New York. Halpern was born in New York City on November 19, 1913. He graduated from Richmond Hill High School and attended Seth Low College of Columbia University (1932-1934). Halpern was a newspaper reporter in New York and Chicago, 1931-1933; engaged in the insurance business; staff assistant to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, 1937; assistant to the president of the New York City Council, 1938-1940; member, New York State Senate, 1941-1954; member, Temporary State Commission to Revise the Civil Service Laws, 1952-1954; member, Mayors Committee on Courts, 1956-1958; and vice president and later chairman of the board, The Insurist Corporation of America, 1948-1959. Halpern was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the Eighty-fourth Congress in 1954, but was elected to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress and he died on January 10, 1997

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

The Clarence Eugene Hancock Papers document Hancock's time in the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He was the representative of the 35th District of New York from 1927 to 1945 but came to represent the 36th district from 1945 to 1947 after New York State was redistricted. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, Congressional bills, transcripts of Congressional hearings, telegrams, and handwritten notes.

Hanks, Paul

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 10.25 cubic ft. (about 10.25 boxes)

Paul B. Hanks, Jr. of Brockport, NY was a member of the New York State Assembly from Monroe County's 3rd District from 1953 through 1964.

Hastings, James F.

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 32 cubic ft. (about 32 boxes)

James Hastings was a U.S. Representative from New York born in Olean, Cattaraugus County, NY on April 10, 1926. Hastings served in the United States Navy in flight squadrons from 1943 through 1946. He was a member of the Allegany (N.Y.) Town Board for 10 years; served 5 years as an Allegany police justice; was a member of the New York State Assembly, 1962-1965; member of the New York State Senate beginning in 1965 serving two terms; manager and vice president of the radio station WHDL, 1952-1966; national advertising manager for The Times Herald in Olean, NY, 1964-1966; a partner in the real estate and insurance firm of Hastings & Jewell; a delegate to the New York State Convention, 1966; and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968 and 1972. Hastings was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, and served until his resignation on January 20, 1976 (January 3, 1969-January 20, 1976). Hastings was president of Associated Industries of New York State, Inc.and was last a resident of Tampa, Florida.

Quantity: 3.78 cubic ft. (about 3.78 boxes)

The Ernest I. Hatfield Papers document Hatfield's service in the New York State Senate, where he served from 1948-1964, and the years immediately following. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, speeches, and bills he introduced.

Quantity: 3.2 cubic ft. (about 3.2 boxes)

Records of Steven W. Hawkins's tenure as Executive Director of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty. The papers include extensive minutes of board meetings, speeches, travel arrangements, fundraising and reception notes, and pamphlets and other papers relating to his attendance at various board and committee meetings with related organizations.

Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (about 0.2 boxes)

This collection contains records from the Healthy Schools Network.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

The Robert D. Helsby Papers include materials that document his work as first chair of the New York State Public Employment Relations Board from 1967-1977 and include publications on labor relations, New York's Taylor Law and collective bargaining.

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

The collection consists material realted to Leonel Herrera.

Quantity: 212 cubic ft. (about 212 boxes)

This collection documents Maurice Hinchey's service as a member of the New York State Assembly and then a United States Congressman from the Hudson Valley of New York.

Quantity: 0.93 cubic ft. (about 0.93 boxes)

The Clare Hogenauer Papers document her activism against the death penalty.

Quantity: 15 cubic ft. (about 15 boxes)

This collection documents the day-to-day activities of Holding Our Own, an organization established to incite and support feminist social justice in New York's Capital Region.

Horton, S. Wentworth

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 26.4 cubic ft. (about 26.4 boxes)

S. Wentworth Horton was born in Greenport, NY on October 16, 1885. Horton was a Republican member of the New York State Senate (1st District, 1947-1956) and an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1948. Horton was a Presbyterian and a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Hudson Valley District Council of Carpenters

Records, 1887-1989

Quantity: 19.5 cubic ft. (about 19.5 boxes)

On November 14, 1946, the Carpenters' District Council of Ulster County and Vicinity, the direct predecessor of the Hudson Valley District Council of Carpenters, was chartered. It began with only a few locals in Kingston and Ellenville, N.Y., but new locals were often being chartered or voting to affiliate with the district council. The district council, on May 4, 1949, was rechartered as the Hudson Valley District Council of Carpenters, the change of name more closely describing its jurisdiction. New locals and independent locals continued to affiliate with the district council, and by the early 1950's the district council represented carpenters in Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.

Quantity: 12.28 cubic ft. (about 12.28 boxes)

The Hunger Action Network of New York State was founded at the Food, Famine and Federalism conference on May 20th, 1982. The statewide membership organization is comprised of direct food providers, advocates, and others with the same goal of ending hunger and poverty in New York State. Today, HANNYS has more than 200 member organizations fighting in unison. The organization holds offices in New York City and Albany, New York.

Quantity: 17 cubic ft. (about 17 boxes)

The Thomas Norman Hurd collection includes his 1975 testimonies before the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities. The remainder of the collection is composed of Hurd's 1976 contributions to the weekly reports submitted to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller on New York City's budget crisis and progress toward resolution. These reports were also presented to President Gerald Ford.

Hyman, William

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 36.5 cubic ft. (about 36.5 boxes)

A partner of the law firm of Hyman & Harris, William Abramowitz Harris was born on July 29, 1893 in Baltimore, and died July 10 (?), 1966. He spent his boyhood in Florida, attending St. Josephs Parochial School, Tampa, then working his way through Washington and Lee University and Columbia University School of Law. In 1916 he went to work for Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., starting his own law firm in 1929. Under Governor Alfred E. Smith Hyman served as special deputy attorney general of New York. Hyman is best know for his legal theories on the use of space which he propounded in his 1961 book, The Magna Carta of Space. In 1964 Hyman lead a legal crusade against the unauthorized use by physicians and scientists of elderly, indigent, and chronically ill people for experimental purposes without their consent. Patients had been injected with live cancer viruses. He argued the case before the State Court of Appeals. This fight won him the Certificate of Honor from the National Health Federation as a champion of human rights and defender of the dignity of man.

Quantity: 63.9 cubic ft. (about 63.9 boxes)

Union founded at General Electric's Schenectady, NY plant after the passage of the Wagner Act.

Quantity: 0.6 cubic ft. (about 0.6 boxes)

The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (ICADP) formed in 1976 as the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty by Mary Alice Rankin and other activist groups and organizations to try to prevent passage of capital punishment legislation in Illinois. After the state adopted the death penalty in 1977, ICADP expanded its grassroots legislative, education, and communication activities to try to inform the public about flaws and injustices in the Illinois capital punishment system and promote humane alternatives to the death penalty.

Quantity: 4.5 cubic ft. (about 4.5 boxes)

The collection includes vouchers, bills, correspondence, administrative records, and related material from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 1145.

Quantity: 2 Reelss

Inactive records of IBEW Local 166, based in the Capital District. Shops were located at General Electric and WTEN Channel 10

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

The collection documents the history of the unions that formed Painters and Allied Trades Local 201, including Local 12 of Troy, Local 62 of Schenectady, and Local 201 of Albany.

International Typographical Union

Collection, 1870-1936

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

Contains proceedings of the annual meetings (1870-1887, 1902) and convention photographs (1927, 1936).

Quantity: 0.6 cubic ft. (about 0.6 boxes)

This collection contains meeting minutes from Bricklayers Local 16, Schenectady, NY.

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

The International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried, and Machine workers document the day-to-day operations of the first 41 years of this community organization founded in 1944.

Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (about 0.2 boxes)

The collection documents the activism of the Albany-based James Connolly Irish Republican Club during the mid-late 1970s through the Club's revival in 2015.

Quantity: 27 cubic ft. (about 27 boxes)

This collection documents many aspects of the career of Howard Palfrey Jones, including work in the civil service in New York State, foreign service, and with local governments.

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

Convicted of a 2000 murder in Texas and setenced to death, Deon Tumblin committed suicide in his cell in 2004. This collection contains research materials about the Tumblin case, compiled by then graduate student Karli Keator.

Quantity: 13 cubic ft. (about 13 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of Thomas Keefe.

Quantity: 20 cubic ft. (about 20 boxes)

The collection contains materials from William Kelsey's career working for New York State government especially related to the Public Employees Federation (PEF).

Quantity: 171 cubic ft. (about 171 boxes)

This collection consists of papers from Keough's career as a New York State Assemblyman and U.S. Representative from New York.

Quantity: 12 cubic ft. (about 12 boxes)

This collection contains records of Patricia Kerr Ross as Director, State University of New York (SUNY) Programs in the Arts c

Kiepper, James

Papers, 1964-1988

Quantity: 9 cubic ft. (about 9 boxes)

Dr. James "Jim" Kiepper served on the faculty in the School of Education at the University at Albany for 35 years. During the 1960s, he also was special assistant to Michigan Governor George Romney, and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller in his national bid for the U.S. Presidency in 1968. This collection documents Kiepper's long-time interest and work in politics. It includes a significant amount of memorabilia (dresses, stickers, pins, balloons, posters, fans) related to the Romney and Rockefeller presidential campaigns in 1964 and 1968. It also features Kiepper's personal notebooks from the 1964 Republican National Convention and from his work as an advance man for Rockefeller in 1968 as he traveled the country seeking a presidential bid. There also are materials from other 20th Century U.S. Presidential and Congressional political campaigns. In addition, the collection features news clips, calendars and schedules, notes, lectures and teaching materials. Kiepper is the author of Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator (2001) and previously edited the papers of Bridges and U.S. Representatives Perkins Bass and James Cleveland.

Kingston, John E.

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

John E. Kingston of Westbury, Nassau County, NY was born in 1920. Kingston was commonly known as Jack Kingston. He was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, 1960-1974 (Nassau County 3rd District 1960-1965, 16th District 1966, 17th District 1967-1972, 15th District 1973-1974); a district judge in New York, 1990-1994; and a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, 1995. Kingston died on May 5, 1996, with interment at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, Long Island, NY.

Quantity: 24.25 cubic ft. (about 24.25 boxes)

These records document the day-to-day activities and interests of the Knolls Action Project (KAP).

Quantity: 1.4 cubic ft. (about 1.4 boxes)

This collection contains materials related to the capital punishment case of Richard Cooey, executed in Ohio in 2008 for homicide.

Kupferman, Thomas

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 52 cubic ft. (about 52 boxes)

Theodore Roosevelt Kupferman was a Representative from New York. Kupferman was born in New York City on May 12, 1920. He graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in New York City, earned a B.S. from City College, New York, and earned his LL.B. from Columbia Law School, LL.B. Kupferman was admitted to the New York Bar in 1943 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1948. Kupferman was a law secretary in the Appellate Division, New York State Supreme Court, 1948-1949; a member of the legal department of Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., 1943-1948 and 1949-1951; a member of the legal department of National Broadcasting Co., Inc., 1951-1953; the general counsel of Cinerama Productions Corp., 1953-1958; an assistant and adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, 1959-1964; counsel and legislative assistant to minority leader, New York City Council, 1958-1962; and a councilman of the city of New York, 1962-1966. Kupferman was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of U.S. Representative John V. Lindsay. Kupferman was reelected to the Ninetieth Congress (February 8, 1966-January 3, 1969), but was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968. Kupferman was also a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 1969-1996. Kupferman died on September 23, 2003, in New York, NY.

Kuykendall, Mary

Papers, 1920-1970

Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (about 0.2 boxes)

The collection documents workers at General Electric and the city of Schenectady. The material includes a pamphlet for the General Electric alumni association, a book about the Steinmetz family, and other material about General Electric.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

This is a repository of the minutes and records of the local chapter 157 of the Laborers' International Union of North America.

Quantity: 31.47 cubic ft. (about 31.47 boxes)

The records of the League of Women Voters of Albany County (LWVAC), include material produced by the LWVAC as well as material that was produced by the League of Women Voters of New York State and the League of Women Voters of the United States. The most comprehensive series in the collection is the Administrative Files. There are meeting minutes, annual reports, and Board of Directors lists from 1940-2001. A large portion of the LWVAC collection relates to the two main purposes of the organization: voter service and "study and action." Records relating to voter service include pamphlets with information about candidates and citizen voting rights published by the LWVAC and material used to increase voter participation. Records related to "study and action" include material used by the LWVAC to inform citizens about public policy issues locally, statewide, and nationally. A strength of the LWVAC collection is the amount of material related to various public policy issues and how they affected the local community.

Quantity: 9.03 cubic ft. (about 9.03 boxes)

The League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County Records documents the political and social activities of the chapter since its founding in 1939.

Quantity: 4.2 cubic ft. (about 4.2 boxes)

Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that informs citizens about government, encourages their participation, and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. One of nearly 60 local leagues in New York State, the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (formerly the League of Women Voters, Saratoga Springs Area) formed in early 1965. This collection documents the operation and activities of this local league from its founding through 2010.

Quantity: 10.4 cubic ft. (about 10.4 boxes)

This collection contains records of the League of Women Voters, Schenectady County.

Quantity: 21.25 cubic ft. (about 21.25 boxes)

This collection contains materials about The Legislative Correspondents' Association of the State of New York, especially its celebrated annual dinner held since 1900.

Lent, Norman F.

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 34 cubic ft. (about 34 boxes)

Norman Frederick Lent was a U.S. Representative from New York. Lent was born in Oceanside, Nassau County, NY on March 23, 1931. He graduated from Malverne High School in 1948, earned his B.A. from Hofstra College in 1952, and earned his LL.B. from Cornell University Law School in 1957. Lent served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1952 through 1954 during the Korean Conflict with the rank of lieutenant. Lent was admitted to the New York bar in 1957 and commenced practice in Lynbrook. He was an associate police justice in East Rockaway, NY, 1960-1962; confidential law secretary to New York Supreme Court Justice, 1960-1962; member of the New York State Senate, 1962-1970; executive committeeman in East Rockaway, NY, 1962-1984; a delegate to the New York State Republican convention, 1968; and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1972. Lent was elected as a Republican-Conservative to the Ninety-second and ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1993) and was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992. Lent is a resident of Arlington, Virginia and West Palm Beach, Florida and a partner in the lobbying firm of Lent Scrivner & Roth LLC.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

The collection documents the Jewish community in New York's Capital Region.

Quantity: 7 cubic ft. (about 7 boxes)

History Professor and activist for unionism, this collection contains correspondence and rsearch files on Harry F. Ward, American medical history, and other subjects.

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

The Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers contain correspondence documenting Lombardi's first term in the New York State Senate from 1966-1967.

Quantity: 5 cubic ft. (about 5 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of Victor A. Lord.

Lumbard, Eliot H.

Papers, 1944-1999

Quantity: 52.55 cubic ft. (about 52.55 boxes)

Eliot Howland Lumbard practiced law for 40 years as an associate or partner in various New York and Pennsylvania firms. In addition to his private practice, he compiled a distinguished record in government service, including service on several commissions to investigate, combat, and control crime, and as a key advisor on crime to New York State Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. The Eliot Lumbard Papers document the lifes work of a lawyer who devoted himself towards both public service and private practice with equal vigor and success. The collection is arranged into 12 series: Series 1: U.S. Attorneys Office, Southern District of New York; Series 2: New York State Commission of Investigation; Series 3: Special Assistant Counsel for Law Enforcement to New York State Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller; Series 4: Other Public Service, Professional Associations and Organizations; Series 5: Publications; Series 6: Private Practice; Series 7: Teaching; Series 8: Correspondence; Series 9: Personal Files; Series 10: Subject Files; Series 11: Audio/Visual. Series 5 and 6 are further divided into two subseries each.

Quantity: 3.0 cubic ft. (about 3.0 boxes)

This collection contains materials related to the women's movement and lesbian rights in New York State, especially the Capital Region in the 1970s.

Quantity: 1.13 cubic ft. (about 1.13 boxes)

The M.C. Lawton Civic and Cultural Club Records showcase the operations of the first black organization in Albany that was actively involved in community service and educational advancement, which was founded in 1919.

Quantity: 5.0 cubic ft. (about 5.0 boxes)

Robert MacCrate is a lawyer who have served at the pleasure of NY State as a counsel.

Quantity: 2.93 cubic ft. (about 2.93 boxes)

The Henry M. Madej papers contain documents pertaining to his work with the Albany City Charter Revision Commission, the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, and the Albany Tricentennial Commission. The documents in this collection include professional correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, agendas, document drafts, press releases, newsletters, pamphlets, memorabilia, magazines, invitations, schedules, event plans, and handwritten notes as well other materials that document his involvement with the city of Albany, New York and the University at Albany community.

Quantity: 2.26 cubic ft. (about 2.26 boxes)

The Henry S. Manley Papers contain materials related to Manley's legal career, research materials related to Native American issues (including material used for Manley's book The Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784), and some of his personal papers.

Quantity: 15.5 cubic ft. (about 15.5 boxes)

This collection contains material related to the social and political activism of Manley, a longtime Schenectady, New York resident.

Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft. (about 0.66 boxes)

The Freda R. H. Martens Papers contain reports and papers about her work in higher education in both California and New York.

Quantity: 4.9 cubic ft. (about 4.9 boxes)

The Maryland Citizens Against State Executions (Maryland or MD CASE) Records contain documents from over 25 groups and 1,300 individuals that united to help successfully end the death penalty in Maryland in 2013 through education, grassroots action, and public demonstration. The collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, legislation, lobbying materials, subject files, special event and conference materials, case files and clippings.

Quantity: 12 cubic ft. (about 12 boxes)

Papers written by John J. Mather from 1965 to 1996

Matos, Elba

Collection, 1983-2007

Quantity: 1.3 cubic ft. (about 1.3 boxes)

The materials were gathered by Ms. Matos from marches, protests, and rallies of U.S. social movements and organizations which promote social justice, peace, human rights, revolution, socialism, and anti-imperialism, and other causes. The collection consists of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, and miscellaneous ephemera.

Quantity: 11.25 cubic ft. (about 11.25 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of John J. McEneny's tenure in the New York State Assembly.

Quantity: 73 cubic ft. (about 73 boxes)

The collection contains the records from Michael Robert McNulty's tenure as a U.S. Representative from New York from 1989 to 2009. He served in Congress for ten terms and was a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, where he was chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security. He chose not to run for reelection in 2008.

Quantity: 31.4 cubic ft. (about 31.4 boxes)

The Tanya M. Melich Papers contain materials relating to the political landscape of the United states throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, as well as various social movements with a particular iasis on Women's rights.

Quantity: 42.2 cubic ft. (about 42.2 boxes)

Michael A. Mello (1957-2008) was an internationally recognized authority on the death penalty and capital punishment issues. He was a lawyer, professor, and author. Michael Mello served as counsel or informal advisor to many significant cases, including Joseph Robert Crazy Joe Spaziano, Theodore Kaczynski, Theodore Bundy, Rolando Cruz, Alvin Ford, Stephen Todd Booker, and Robert Straight.

Meltsner, Michael

Papers, 1973-2005

Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

The collection contains assorted capital punishment materials including clippings, journal articles, correspondence and files used in writing the death penalty chapters of Michael Meltsner's book, The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer.

Mennillo, David J.

Papers, 1950-1980

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

David Mennillo was a longtime employee of General Electric in Schenectady, New York. The collection includes material related to Mennillo's career such as training materials and his resume.

Quantity: 35.75 cubic ft. (about 35.75 boxes)

A statewide network of community based Mental Health Associations focused on public education and citizen advocacy.

Metcalf, George

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 26 cubic ft. (about 26 boxes)

George R. Metcalf was born in Auburn, NY on February 5, 1914. Metcalf was a newspaper publisher and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Republican member of the New York State Senate, 1951-1965 (47th District 1951-1954, 48th District 1955-1965). Metcalf was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Freemasons, Eagles, Elks, and Lions. He died in Auburn Memorial Hospital on May 30, 2002.

Quantity: 8 cubic ft. (about 8 boxes)

Miles served fifteen years as a top level administrator at the Federal Security Agency and the Department of Health Education and Welfare.

Quantity: 8.4 cubic ft. (about 8.4 boxes)

Miller was an expert on institutional budgetary finance. He served on the faculty of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (1947-1969), as deputy director of the New York State Division of the Budget (1971-1978), and director of the budget, (1978-1980).

Quantity: 6 cubic ft. (about 6 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of Mark Mishler, a practicng attaorney iin Albany, New York.

Quantity: 4.4 cubic ft. (about 4.4 boxes)

New York Republican Politician and proponent of the NYS Thruway, Moffat served on the State Assembly 1929-1943, U.S. State Department South-East Asia Division, 1944-1947, and later as a U.S. diplomat in Greece, the United Kingdom, Burma, and Ghana.

Quantity: 15.02 cubic ft. (about 15.02 boxes)

The Monday Music Club was formed in 1904 among twenty women, to practice their music skills. The women practiced their skills in workshops and other artistic excerices. Even though they were founded in 1904, the collection does not cover the first twenty years of the club.

Quantity: 55 cubic ft. (about 55 boxes)

The records in this collection document Frank Moore's career as a New York State public servant. They consist primarily of the records of Moore's service in various elected and appointed positions.

Quantity: 27 cubic ft. (about 27 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of Fred G. Moritt.

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

The Thomas E. Mulligan Papers document Mulligan's life from 1941 to 1973 including his two unsucessful political campaigns, one for Mayor of Albany and the other for assemblyman.

Quantity: 13.5 cubic ft. (about 13.5 boxes)

The Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation Records document the organization’s efforts to abolish the death penalty in all cases. The organization includes family members of both homicide victims and those executed as well as their respective supporter. Included in the collection are handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, booklets, programs, information packets, photographs, flyers, proofs, drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, memos, transcripts, mailing lists, schedules, meeting agenda, meeting minutes, meeting summaries, by-laws, manuals, checklists, worksheets, evaluation forms, resumes, applications, forms, financial summaries, budgets, contracts, court proceedings, legislative bills, amici curiae, memorabilia, audio/video materials.

Murphy, Joseph

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 16.73 cubic ft. (about 16.73 boxes)

Joseph Murphy of Manhattan was a Republican candidate for New York State Senate (25th District) in 1956 and 1958.

Quantity: 7 cubic ft. (about 7 boxes)

This collection documents the professional work of William J. Murray, who served as assistant administrative director of the New York State Department of Civil Service from 1946-1952 and then administrative director of the Department from 1952 until his retirement in 1971.

Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

This collection contains materials from her work on the NAACP, Schenectady branch, and Schenectady County Community College.

Quantity: 4 Reels

Records document concerns for discrimination in housing and employment and for the recruitment of black professionals from colleges and universities to the area. The records also show the Branch's involvement with area social service providers, labor unions, and other community organizations, as well as with General Electric, as the area's major employer.

Quantity: 3.2 cubic ft. (about 3.2 boxes)

Collection of Records and materials from 1966-1987

Quantity: 17 cubic ft. (about 17 boxes)

National Association of Black Social Workers, Capital District Chapter Records document the organization's history and activities with various forms

Quantity: 7 cubic ft. (about 7 boxes)

This collection contains the records of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Capital District Chapter.

Quantity: 27.55 cubic ft. (about 27.55 boxes)

Since 1976 the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has been working to educate the public about the failings and inconsistencies of capital punishment in the United States. Founded after the Gregg v. Georgia Supreme Court decision in 1976, the NCADP has emerged as one of the more influential national anti-death penalty organizations. The collection contains the group’s internal case files, administrative material, publications, petitions, photographic materials, video tapes, and audio cassettes.

Quantity: 5.0 cubic ft. (about 5.0 boxes)

The National Organization for Women--Albany, N.Y. Chapter Records document the daily activities and special events involving the chapter as well as the chapter's interactions with the state and federal organizations.

Quantity: 23.75 cubic ft. (about 23.75 boxes)

The state chapter of NOW aims to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society in order to exercise all privileges and responsibilities in an equal partnership with men.

Quantity: 12.1 cubic ft. (about 12.1 boxes)

The Thomas Nattell papers document the life of a mental health worker and political activist active during the 1980s and 1990s in Albany, New York. He created and participated in organizations like the Albany Peace and Energy Council (APEC) and the Three Guys From Albany poetry troupe. He also acted as promoter and event coordinator for movie showings, poetry open mics and an annual 24-hour poetry reading alongside a coinciding international postcard art event. Nattell used poetry and other arts to advance world peace, anti-nuclear power and proliferation, and environmental issues. This collection contains videos of events, photographs, scrapbooks full of art and poetry mailed from around the world to Nattell, subject files with research on topics related to his professional work as well as his activism, poetry, correspondence, and clippings.

Quantity: 4.0 cubic ft. (about 4.0 boxes)

This collections documents the day-to-day activities of the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP).

Quantity: 68 cubic ft. (about 68 boxes)

This collection documents the day-to-day activities of the New York Civil Liberties Union's Capital Region Chapter.

Quantity: 735 captures

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is the preeminent statewide organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of individual civil liberties and civil rights in New York State. Founded in 1951, the NYCLU’s mission is to defend and uphold the basic rights and liberties articulated in the Bill of Rights and to advocate, litigate and educate for the protection of civil liberties. Through litigation, legal counsel, advocacy and legislative lobbying, the NYCLU has, among many issues, protected political freedom during the McCarthy era, argued against the constitutionality of the Vietnam War, created the first project focused on the rights of mentally disabled, and was the first civil liberties organization to advocate for reforming the foster care placement system. Over the last thirty years, the NYCLU has advocated for issues surrounding voting rights and censorship, fought to end gender discrimination and school segregation in New York State schools, and defended the separation of church and state. The collection consists of legal case files, administrative records and other archival materials. The collection is being processed and is currently closed, unless permission to access is granted in writing from the NYCLU Executive Director.

Quantity: 84.27 cubic ft. (about 84.27 boxes)

Records of non-profit citizens' organization committed to reducing hazardous chemical pesticides use through education and advocacy.

Quantity: 10.6 cubic ft. (about 10.6 boxes)

The collection documents a sixty-seven year time span (1928-1995) of the New York Public Welfare Association and contains a wealth of material related to the history and diverse functions of the organization including correspondence, memos, minutes of meetings, expenditures, and other files.

Quantity: 5.39 cubic ft. (about 5.39 boxes)

The New York Republican State Committee (NYRSC) is a representational legislative branch for the New York Republican Party which nominates Republican candidates for state and federal positions.

Quantity: 1.6 cubic ft. (about 1.6 boxes)

The Death Penalty in New York Testimony Collections gathers the testimonials given by 137 witnesses to several committees of the New York State Assembly having to do with sentences involving the death penalty.

Quantity: 19.25 cubic ft. (about 19.25 boxes)

Formed in reaction to the Rockefeller Administration's crack-down following the Attica Prison riot, the New York State Coalition For Criminal Justice's primary mission was to reform what it regarded as an excessively harsh criminal justice system in New York.

Quantity: 7 cubic ft. (about 7 boxes)

The records of New York State Common Cause document campaigns against political action committees, election reform, civil service reform, and accountability issues.

Quantity: 36.5 cubic ft. (about 36.5 boxes)

The records of the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors trace the development of mental healthcare throughout the state from the early 1950s through the beginning of the twenty-first century. Established in the mid-1970s, the Conference's records include correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, reports, and manuals that chronicle the efforts of mental health professionals as they encourage local, county, and state agencies to provide quality, affordable services for persons living with mental illness, chemical dependency, and/or developmental disability.

Quantity: 12.0 cubic ft. (about 12.0 boxes)

The collection contains photocopied news clippings related to the death penalty, amassed by the New York State Defenders Association.

Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft. (about 0.66 boxes)

The New York State Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice Records is composed of materials retained by Vincent O'Leary, a past president of the State University of New York at Albany and member of the commission. The collection provides insight into the inner workings and public exchanges of the commission members as they discussed and dealt with problems associated with the criminal justice system.

Quantity: 23.17 cubic ft. (about 23.17 boxes)

The Public Employees Federation (PEF) was founded in 1979 to represent members of the Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PS&T) bargaining unit of New York State. PS&T employees had formerly been represented by CSEA, the state’s largest public employee union. PEF founders believed that the concerns of the PS&T unit were not adequately represented by CSEA, the majority of whose members were non-professional state employees. PEF’s stated mission is to “provide the leadership necessary for PEF members to achieve employment security, higher wages, better working conditions, and improved retirement benefits.” Materials in this collection document PEF activities at both the state and division level. There is extensive coverage of executive board activities from 1978 through mid-2000, annual conventions, committee meetings, and contract negotiations. Also included are files for PEF Division 169, PEF’s Environmental Conservation Division. These include correspondence, agendas and minutes for labor/management meetings, material on committees, and administrative files. This collection also documents the activities of reform groups and political parties within PEF (most notably, the Statewide Coalition for a Democratic Union) and PEF’s relationships with its national affiliates, the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Teachers. Particularly strong is the collection of bulletin board postings, which includes almost everything posted on Division 169 PEF bulletin boards from 1979 through 2000. There are also official PEF publications, including a near-complete run of PEF’s official monthly newsletter to members, The Communicator.

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

This collection contains the newsletter of the New York Society for Clinical Social Work.

Quantity: 29.9 cubic ft. (about 29.9 boxes)

Tenants and Neighbors is a statewide coalition of New York's tenants and tenant associations that fight for tenants' rights and affordable housing for all people. The origins of Tenants and Neighbors dates to a meeting of tenant and housing activists from across the state in August 1972 at St. Rose College in Albany, N.Y. By December 1974, a formal organization was developed by housing and tenant activists across the state that drew up by-laws and created the original name as the New York Tenants Coalition. The first statewide membership meeting was held in February 1975. In 1995, the organization changed its name to New York State Tenants and Neighbors. The collection includes: minutes, annual reports, newsletter and other publications, legislative and organizational memoranda, press releases, clippings, video and press coverage.

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

The New York State Wetlands Forum was begun in 1993 and incorporated in 1994. The Forum organizes an annual conference to bring people interested in wetlands together in a non-confrontational setting. Issues discussed include sustainable development, land use, environmental mediation, and wetland conservation. Records include: correspondence, meeting minutes, meeting topics, mailing lists, and newsletters.

Quantity: 14.05 cubic ft. (about 14.05 boxes)

The New York StateWide Senior Action Council records document the issues faced by senior citizens in New York State over the course of almost three decades. The bulk of the records consist of subject files in the areas of health care, Medicare, and social security issues. In addition to topical material, these records document the fundraising activities of the organization and its various sub-groups. Notably included are publications issued by the organization, including the Sentinel newsletter (1992-1996) and the Senior Action newspaper (1977-1991). The bulk of the material, found in the subject files, is useful for documenting issues about which NYSSAC was active. NYSSAC's work with New York state legislators, as well as government and private agencies in advocating for seniors and social justice issues, and their outreach efforts in education and advocacy, are well documented throughout the collection. Records of the activities of Executive Directors Michael Burgess and Bonnie Ray are the most prominent in the collection.

Quantity: 14 cubic ft. (about 14 boxes)

This collection contains the records of New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NYADP).

Quantity: 5.25 cubic ft. (about 5.25 boxes)

Chartered in 1934, as the Tri-City Newspaper Guild of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, the Guild signed its first contract with the Albany Times Union in 1937. The Albany Guild's last strike in 1964 formed the basis for The Ink Truck, the first published novel of William Kennedy, who was one of the strikers.

North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum

Collection, 1970-1989

Quantity: 12.5 cubic ft. (about 12.5 boxes)

160 open reel tapes consisting of interviews with significant fiddlers. Tapes are preservation copies created in 1999 from originals. Digital copies and originals reside at the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame.

Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (about 1.2 boxes)

The North Country James Bay Group records document efforts of this upstate New York environmental organization to stop Hydro-Québec’s Great Whale (Grande Baleine) River/James Bay II development efforts in the early 1990s.

Quantity: 3.0 cubic ft. (about 3.0 boxes)

This collection documents the activism of November Belford West and her opposition to the death penalty.

Nowicki, Joseph

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 12 cubic ft. (about 12 boxes)

Joseph F. X. Nowicki of Pearl River, NY was a member of the New York State Assembly from Rockland County from 1961 through 1964.

Quantity: 6.25 cubic ft. (about 6.25 boxes)

The Leo W. O' Brien Papers document O'Brien's service in the House of Representative where he served from 1952-1966 on behalf of Albany, NY. The collection includes subject files, correspondence and various communications materials from his Congressional tenure.

Quantity: 23 cubic ft. (about 23 boxes)

This collection contains materials from Manfred Ohrenstein's early service in the New York State Senate.

Quantity: 6.4 cubic ft. (about 6.4 boxes)

Records of association dedicated to the protection, appreciation, and enhancement of natural resources in and around Otsego County. The group is concerned about numerous issues including the preservation of the Otsego Lake watershed, solid waste management, land-use planning, and water quality.

Quantity: 129 cubic ft. (about 129 boxes)

This collection contains records of Major Owens tenure in the U.S. House of Representiaives, where he served from 1982-2006.

Quantity: 11.0 cubic ft. (about 11.0 boxes)

The papers of Nancy Papish document her involvement with Clearwater, North River Friends of Clearwater (NRFC), and the campaign to stop Hydro-Quebec's development plan for James Bay. These papers document the environmental activism of Nancy Papish from the 1970s through the 1990s. Included are meeting minutes, notes, mailings, press releases, news clippings, magazine articles, programs, and publications. The Clearwater files contain near-complete runs of newsletters produced by both NRFC and the parent Clearwater organization. Evidence of NRFC's outreach activities is found in a slide show titled "This Is Clearwater" and numerous poster displays. Documentation of Clearwater's organization and administration, such as meeting minutes, internal reports, and committee files, are almost entirely absent. There is little information about the membership of Clearwater. The James Bay files contain materials from several organizations.

Quantity: 217 captures

This collection documents the day-to-day activities of Parks & Trails New York, the leading statewide advocate for parks and trails in New York State.

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

Hinsdill Parsons, Esq. was born on February 10, 1864 in Hoosick Falls, New York, the son of J. Russell Parsons.

Quantity: 18.32 cubic feet

Bill Pelke is a leader in the national death penalty abolition movement. This collection documents Bill Pelke's involvement with Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR), National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), Amnesty International, and other organizations committed to ending capital punishment in the United States.

Quantity: 7 cubic ft. (about 7 boxes)

This collection contains records of the Pension Rights Center.

Quantity: 18.54 cubic ft. (about 18.54 boxes)

The papers of Joseph Persico focus on his careers as a full-time author and as a political speechwriter for New York State Commissioner of Health, Hollis Ingraham, and New York State Governor, Nelson Rockefeller.

Peterson, Dutton S.

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 105.44 cubic ft. (about 105.44 boxes)

Dutton S. Peterson of near Odessa, Schuyler County, NY was born in Costello, Pennsylvania on December 10, 1894. Peterson served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I and was a Methodist minister. Peterson was a member of the New York State Assembly from Schuyler County (1937-1942) and theNew York State Senate (46th District 1953-1954, 50th District 1955-1964). Peterson was a member of Grange, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution, Freemasons, Rotary, Delta Sigma Rho, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Quantity: 4.29 cubic ft. (about 4.29 boxes)

The Fred Pfeiffer Papers document Pfeiffer's work with labor unions and activist organizations in the Albany, NY, area from the mid-1970s to 2001.

Quantity: 2.5 cubic ft. (about 2.5 boxes)

The Pine Hills Fortnightly Club was founded by Miss Mary M. Shaw in 1898 as a woman's literary and social club. According to the Club's earliest Constitution, "Its object shall be the study of history, literature and art and the literary and social entertainment of its members."

Quantity: 10.2 cubic ft. (about 10.2 boxes)

The Bertram L. Podell Papers document Podell's service as a New York State Assemblymen and Congressmen from the mid-1950s through the early 1970s.

Quantity: 2.9 cubic ft. (about 2.9 boxes)

This collection documents political events and issues, predominantly from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, through publications collected by University at Albany graduate student Peter Pollak.

Quantity: 4.18 cubic ft. (about 4.18 boxes)

The Libby Post Papers contain political campaign documents, professional correspondences, news clippings, meeting minutes, agendas, document drafts, press releases, news letters, civil activism notes, and other materials that document her involvement securing various LGBT rights and with political organizations, as well as the general LGBT community in Albany, NY.

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

This collection contains the Preservation League of New York State’s official newsletters, annual reports, materials for and from its annual awards ceremony, correspondence, various publications and manuals created by its members, grant materials, directories of members and preservation programs and organizations, and a timeline of the Preservation League’s history ranging from 1975-2002.

Quantity: 149 captures

This collection contains four decades of records documenting the day-to-day activities of the Pride Center of the Capital Region.

Purcell, Francis T.

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 0.41 cubic ft. (about 0.41 boxes)

Francis T. Purcell, Malverne, NY, was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly from 1964 through 1966 and county executive of Nassau County from 1978 to 1987. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Purcell served as a Village of Malverne Trustee, 1947-1955, and Mayor of the Village of Malverne, 1955-1963.

Pyle, Ralph

Papers, 1951

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

This collection consists of photographs of New York Governor Thomas Dewey visiting Korea in 1951. Then U.S. Army Staff Sargeant Ralph Pyle took the photographs.

Quantity: 50.89 cubic ft. (about 50.89 boxes)

This collection documents the life, work and activism of Helen Quirini of Schenectady, New York. The collection represents Quirini's numerous activities and interests including her early work owning a local market with her brother, her 39 year employment for General Electric, her activism in unions during her employment and retirement, as well as her charitable activities where she pursued civil, housing, pension, women's and senior citizen's rights.

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

The collection includes material collected by Peggy Rabkin much of which relates to discrimination. Included are pamphlets, news articles, magazines and other publications, correspondence, and other notes.

Quantity: 6 cubic ft. (about 6 boxes)

This collection contains the papers of Michael Radelet.

Quantity: 6.96 cubic ft. (about 6.96 boxes)

The records of the Rensselaer County Greens (RCG) contain relevant information behind its efforts to protect the Rensselaer County, New York community from the destruction of environment and historical landmarks.

Resnick, Joseph Yale

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 70 cubic ft. (about 70 boxes)

Joseph Yale Resnick was a U.S. Representative from New York born in Ellenville, Ulster County, NY on July 13, 1924. He was educated in electronics and during World War II served as a radio officer in the United States Merchant Marine. Resnick was founder and chairman of the board of Channel Master Corp., engaged in electronics and plastic research and development, and was a member of the Ellenville School Board. He was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969). Resnick was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1968, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate. Resnick returned to his business interests and died in Las Vegas, Nevada while enroute to California on a business trip on October 6, 1969. Interment is in the Hebrew Aid Society Cemetery in Wawarsing, NY.

Quantity: 33.5 cubic ft. (about 33.5 boxes)

This collection documents Rhoda Fox Graves' service in the New York State Assembly and Senate. It also contains some personal materials from her life.

Riehlman, R. Walter

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 88.2 cubic ft. (about 88.2 boxes)

Roy Walter Riehlman was a U.S. Representative from New York born in Otisco, Onondaga County, NY on August 26, 1899. He attended the public schools of Tully, NY, graduated from the Manlius Military Academy in 1919, and graduated from the Central City Business School in Syracuse, NY in 1921. Riehlman operated a general store and served as postmaster of Nedrow, NY from 1921 through 1923. In 1923, he became owner and operator of a bakery in Tully. Riehlman was a member of the Tully Board of Education, 1933-1938; a member of the board of supervisors of Onondaga County, 1938-1943; the county clerk of Onondaga County, 1943-1946; member of the advisory board of the Marine Midland Trust Co. in Tully, NY; and the area board of directors of Lynchburg College in Virginia. Riehlman was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1965). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress. Riehlman was vice president of Lu-Mar Enterprises, Inc. and resided in Ormond Beach, Florida until his death there on July 16, 1978. Interment is in Tully Cemetery in Tully, NY.

Quantity: 1.8 cubic ft. (about 1.8 boxes)

Documents twenty years of Dr. Rosenthal's research into the history of gay and lesbian activism and the AIDS crisis.

Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

This collection contains publications, flyers, and notes which document the Occupy Movement and Free University of New York City, as well as other issues affecting New Yorkers at the time.

Quantity: 7.0 cubic ft. (about 7.0 boxes)

Subject files largely consisting of retained records of local organizations dedicated to preserving Albany, New York historic neighborhoods and architecture as well as the Pine Bush.

Quantity: 10.68 cubic ft. (about 10.68 boxes)

The Saratoga Springs Open Space Project worked for the preservation of open space in Saratoga Springs. It supported the creation of nature trails, scenic walkways, and biking paths as well as vigorously opposed sprawl and loss of open space by organizing opposition to unsustainable development. In addition, the organization coordinated several programs aimed at aiding the development of Saratoga Springs and maintained a special interest in the development of the downtown area. The collection includes administrative files, grant files, material related to programs and issues, documentation of trails, and subject files.

Quantity: 8.87 cubic ft. (about 8.87 boxes)

Records of Save the Pine Bush, Inc., a non profit organization concerned with protecting the rare inland pine barrens sand dunes of the Capital District, known as the Albany Pine Bush, which are home to the Karner Blue Butterfly.

Quantity: 40 cubic ft. (about 40 boxes)

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Schein was a pioneer in the development of educational television and radio in New York State. During graduate study at Boston University, he became active in fundraising to help establish Boston's educational television station, WGBH and served on the Massachusetts Citizens Committee on Educational Television. In 1955, Schein came to Schenectady and served as associate producer and first president of the Mohawk-Hudson Council on Educational Television, where he produced instructional programs for in-school use broadcast over WRGB-TV. Schein led the effort to launch the second public television station in New York State, Schenectady's WMHT in 1962, and was executive director and later general manager. He was instrumental in the addition of the all classical music radio station WMHT-FM in 1972 and the Radio Information Service (RISE), a radio reading service for the blind and print handicapped in 1978. He retired in 1986 as general manager, after concluding negotiations for the acquisition of Channel 45, WMHQ. The collection contains newsletters, programs and schedules, meeting minutes, photographs, and Schein's files as president of Mohawk-Hudson Council on Educational Television, and files as executive director and general manager of WMHT.

Quantity: 2 Reelss

Includes records of the Schenectady Area Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, group of trade union locals, and its predecessor organizations:.

Quantity: 1 Reels

A delegate organization of labor union locals representing building and construction trades. In 1978, the council grew into the Tri-Cities Building and Construction Trades Council.

Quantity: 6 Reels

The City Teachers Association of Schenectady was founded in 1918 to promote standards of professionalism in teaching. The group was chartered as a union, the Schenectady Federation of Teachers, in 1944. Local 803 went on strike in 1975 in violation of the NYS Taylor Law. The local is affiliated with New York State United Teachers, American Federation of Teachers.

Quantity: 8 cubic ft. (about 8 boxes)

Founded in 1907, the Schenectady Labor Temple Association promotes labor relations and interests within Schenectady County, NY.

Quantity: 4.25 cubic ft. (about 4.25 boxes)

This collection contains material related to William Scheuerman, a local, state, and national labor leader.

Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

Founded in 1990 to to promote the preservation of agricultural, scenic, forest, natural, recreational, and open space land in Schoharie County,

Quantity: 1.4 cubic ft. (about 1.4 boxes)

The collection includes materials related to the women's issues with a particular iasis on the University at Albany, SUNY. Records of particular interest are those of the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee, Capital District Women, and the Caucus on Women's Rights at SUNY.

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

The Henry Schwarzschild Memorial Collection contains papers, journal articles and other written materials about the death penalty. Lansing, Michigan attorney and death penalty opponent Eugene G. Wanger donated this collection in memory of Henry Schwarzschild (1925-1996), longtime director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project, and head of the New York office of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty at the time of his death.

Selkirk, Russell

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 23.6 cubic ft. (about 23.6 boxes)

Russell Selkirk was born on the family farm in Selkirk, Schoharie County October 20, 1905. He attended Albany High School. He left the family farm in 1929, working first for New York Power and Light Corporation, and in 1935 establishing a retail hardware business in Cobleskill and serving as president of Selkirk Hardware, Inc. He was an active leader of the National Hardware Association, the New York State Retail Hardware Association, directory and Vice President of the Sterling Insurance Company, and director of the Cobleskill Savings and Loan Association. He serves on an advisory committee for the State University Agricultural and Technical Institute at Cobleskill. Selkirk was elected to the N.Y.S. Assembly in the 1958 General Election and held the seat through 1966? In 1966 he was a member of the Joint Legislative Committees on the States Economy, Imitation Food Products and Problems and Reapportionment

Quantity: 8.66 cubic ft. (about 8.66 boxes)

Elisabeth Semel's papers primarily consist of articles published from the 1990s to early 2000s used by Semel in her research and work concerning the death penalty.

Seymour, Whitney

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 50 cubic ft. (about 50 boxes)

Whitney North Seymour, Jr. was born in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia on July 7, 1923, the son of Whitney North Seymour and Lola (Vickers) Seymour. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a lawyer, served as a Republican member of the New York State Senate (1966-1968), and was also the U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1970-1973). Seymour is an Episcopalian and a member of the American Bar Association and the American Judicature Society. Currently, Seymour does pro-bono public interest work at the small firm of Landy and Seymour in midtown Manhattan. He and his wife Catryna have two daughters and live in the Greenwich Village district of Manhattan.

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

The Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 83 Records document the day-to-day operations of the union from the years 1892-1984 using meeting minutes and other documents refrenced in the minutes including correspondence, treasurer's reports, newsletters and strike bulletins.

Quantity: 29 cubic ft. (about 29 boxes)

The collection documents the day-to-day work of the Sierra Club's Atlantic Chapter over three and a half decades.

Sierra Club, Eastern Region

Records, 1997-2013

Quantity: 6.5 cubic ft. (about 6.5 boxes)

The Sierra Club is a national environmental organization founded in California in 1892 by naturalist and explorer John Muir. This collection features records related to environmental campaigns from New York State and the Northeastern region documented by the organizations Eastern Region Office. Topics include the Adirondacks and Hudson River PCB dredging. The collection contains correspondence, reports, plans, maps, subject files, audio and video, and memorabilia, such as posters, banners and bumper stickers. Please see the Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter Records (APAP130) for related materials about environmental work in the Adirondacks.

Quantity: 9.96 cubic ft. (about 9.96 boxes)

The Sigma Pi Phi, Beta Psi Boulé Records document the history and day-to-day operations of the Beta Psi Boulé. A professional fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi was founded on May 15, 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its members are distinguished African American men with college and graduate degrees. Beta Psi is the fraternity’s 69th Boulé founded on May 5, 1984 in the Capital District of New York.

Quantity: 2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

The collection of papers is about drugs and drug related crimes in the United States. It is written by Carleton P. Simons. Simons is a psychiatrist by profession and is very much interested in crimes. This passion led to his next profession as a criminlogist. His writings focus on crimes and examine the motives behind the crimes. Simons has also written fiction magazines and poems.

Quantity: 10.4 cubic ft. (about 10.4 boxes)

The Bernard C. Smith Papers document the first four years of Smith’s service as a New York State Senator. While Smith is most well known for his work in conservation, these papers from his early Senate career contain significant materials on the issues of abortion, education (especially for mentally handicapped children), medical treatment and penal codes and laws.

Quantity: 4.3 cubic ft. (about 4.3 boxes)

The Center was formed in 1981 by an alliance of non-profit activist organizations in order to provide a central location, office space, and basic services for activist groups in Albany, New York.

Quantity: 12.46 cubic ft. (about 12.46 boxes)

Documents major projects the society undertook to protect water resources, including the Wilmorite project, the Bonded Concrete project, and the water supply applications of the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam.

Quantity: 1.8 cubic ft. (about 1.8 boxes)

From its formation in 1966 in Albany, New York, the Society of Bibliophiles aimed to encourage and foster a love of books along with an appreciation for the art of bookmaking. The Society of Bibliophiles arranged trips to various lectures and exhibits both within and outside of the Albany area, and arranged meetings and events at which books were the central focus. The collection consists of records produced between 1966 and 2002, and includes newsletters and announcements, organizational documents, materials from various sites visited and events, information about booksellers and bookbinders, as well as a number of other general administrative documents.

Quantity: 20.8 cubic ft. (about 20.8 boxes)

The Greyhound Strikers Solidarity Committee of the Capital District was created by Albany-area labor union activists in support of the autumn 1983 Amalgamated Transit Union strike against Greyhound Bus Lines. After the strike, the group was reconstituted as the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District (SCCD) and worked to support hundreds of strikes and labor activities in Eastern New York, across the country, and in Latin America.

Quantity: 52 cubic ft. (about 52 boxes)

The Gerald B. H. Solomon Papers contain records that document his career (1979-1999) as a Republican representing the 22nd District of New York.

Quantity: 0.38 cubic ft. (about 0.38 boxes)

This collection consists of Professor Jonathan Sorensen's audio and paper materials documenting the 1973 re-establishment of the death penalty in Texas.

Quantity: 10.5 cubic ft. (about 10.5 boxes)

Organized in 1974, the Southern Coalition on Jails and Prisons was formed to promote greater awareness of the problems of prisons and corrections, improve communication between the prison population and the outside world, and advocate for alternatives to the death penalty.

Quantity: 86.56 cubic ft. (about 86.56 boxes)

The Ronald B. Stafford Papers document Stafford's service as a New York State Senator representing the 45th District.

Quantity: 0.88 cubic ft. (about 0.88 boxes)

A public benefit corporation formed to plan, design, construct and provide financing for facilities required by the SUNY system.

Quantity: 6.4 cubic ft. (about 6.4 boxes)

State University of New York, Borad of Trustees Records document the activities of all of the State University of New York campus statewide from

Quantity: 6.0 cubic ft. (about 6.0 boxes)

The University Faculty Senate was created to centralize and govern all of the colleges throughout the SUNY system. This is an artificial collection assembled from the records held by University at Albany, SUNY representatives.

Quantity: 4.92 cubic ft. (about 4.92 boxes)

The Ivan Steen Papers document Steen's service as a Professor of History at the University at Albany as well as his oral history projects.

Quantity: 7.39 cubic ft. (about 7.39 boxes)

This collection documents Siena College professor Dr. Patricia Stocking Brown's (1942-2004) research and scholarship in biology as well as her breast cancer advocacy, research, and education work.

Quantity: 22.8 cubic ft. (about 22.8 boxes)

The Victor Streib Papers contain research materials and legal case files on the death penalty in the United States with a focus on how it has been applied to women and juveniles.

Quantity: 17.5 cubic ft. (about 17.5 boxes)

This collection documents the activities of the Student Association of the State University of New York from its founding in 1970 hrough its first decade of existence.

Quantity: 18.84 cubic ft. (about 18.84 boxes)

The Norman Studer Papers document his career as both an educator and ardent Catskill folklorist. The collection includes significant material relating to his work as director of the Downtown Community School in New York City and Camp Woodland in the Catskills.

Taylor, Mildred Frick

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 13.5 cubic ft. (about 13.5 boxes)

Mildred F. Taylor was a Republican from Lyons, Wayne County, NY. Taylor was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York, 1940, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960; a member of the New York Republican State Executive Committee, 1945; and a member of the New York State Assembly from Wayne County, 1947-1960.

Telesco, Maria

Papers, 1998-2001

Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)

Maria Telesco donated the book Words from the Row by Steven King Ainsworth and edited by Margo Schulter and audiotapes of sessions from the National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty held November 13-15, 1998, at the Northwestern University Legal Clinic. All this material is now cataloged and part of the Department of Special Collections and Archives book collection.

Terry, John Hart

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 41.8 cubic ft. (about 41.8 boxes)

John Hart Terry is a U.S. Representative from New York. Terry was born in Syracuse, NY on November 14, 1924. He attended public and private schools in Syracuse; was pre-law at the University of Notre Dame, 1945; and received the LL.B. (J.D.) from Syracuse University in 1948. Terry entered the U.S. Army in September 1943 as a private and served in the European Theater of Operations with the rank of regimental sergeant major. He received the Bronze Star with clusters and the Purple Heart before being discharged with the rank of first lieutenant in 1946. Terry was admitted to the New York Bar in 1948 and commenced practice in Syracuse. He was also admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the District of Columbia. Terry was elected and reelected to six terms on the Onondaga County Board of Supervisors, 1948-1958; appointed assistant secretary to the Governor of New York, 1959-1961; a member of the Inter-Group Relations Advisory Council of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, 1961-1962; and elected to five terms as a member of the New York State Assembly, 1963-1970. Terry was chairman of the New York State United Services Organization, 1970; assistant secretary for the New York State Republican Convention in 1958 as well as a delegate in 1962; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973); and was not a candidate for reelection in 1972. Terry was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., 1973-1987 and resumed the practice of law in Syracuse. Terry is a resident of Syracuse and Vero Beach, Florida.

Tevebaugh-Kenwryck, Neil A.

Records, 1978-1999

Quantity: 52 cubic ft. (about 52 boxes)

This collection includes videotapes, photographs, posters, buttons, campaign advertisements, newsletters, and news clippings related to Cynthia Jenkins collected by Neil Tevebaugh-Kenwryck. Jenkins was a Democrat from Queens, NY.

Quantity: 18 cubic ft. (about 18 boxes)

P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission) initially formed in 1982 to oppose construction of a high voltage power line originating from Marcy, New York in Oneida County and running down to the New York City area.

Quantity: 25 cubic ft. (about 25 boxes)

Documents an association of labor unions in or near Troy, NY.

Quantity: 1.6 cubic ft. (about 1.6 boxes)

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and PipeFitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 105 Records document the regular business of this chapterof the union, including meetings, financial reports, grievance reports, and membership.

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)

Records of UAW Local 930 which represented the Ford Motors plant in Green Island, NY.

Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (about 0.2 boxes)

This is a repository of various records related to the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) AFL-CIO-CLC, Local 865.

Quantity: 3.12 cubic ft. (about 3.12 boxes)

The United Tenants of Albany is an association dedicated to improving housing situations for Albany's low to moderate income families and businesses with safe, affordable living and working space.

Quantity: 0.83 cubic ft. (about 0.83 boxes)

United University Professions (UUP) is the union and collective bargaining agent for the faculty and non-teaching professionals of the State University of New York (SUNY). UUP (initially named SUNY/United) was created by the 1973 merger of the Senate Professional Association (SPA) and the State University Federation of Teachers (SUFT).

Quantity: 2.73 cubic ft. (about 2.73 boxes)

The UUP Oral History Project's intent was to capture the history of the UUP as well as its predecessors through interviews with union executives and members.

Quantity: 161.17 cubic ft. (about 161.17 boxes)

The records of United University Professions (UUP) document the activities of the union and collective bargaining agent for the faculty and non-teaching professionals of the State University of New York. They begin in the 1960s with UUP's antecedents, the State University Professional Association (SUPA) and the Senate Professional Association (SPA), and continue through June 2000 for the materials produced by UUP's Communications Department, and through May 1993 for most other series.

Quantity: 30 cubic ft. (about 30 boxes)

The Urban Documentation Project Records contains research related to the waste industry, the environment, and related interests in New York State and across the country.

Quantity: 8.5 cubic ft. (about 8.5 boxes)

Since its establishment in 1966 as the Urban League of the Albany N.Y. Area has campaigned for voter registration, housing, education, social services and other issues of concern to African Americans and others in the New York State Capital District.

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

The Grant Van Patten Papers contain a news conference, news clippings, and a script relating to Van Patten's documentary The South Mall in Albany: Hoax or Hope?

Quantity: 11.45 cubic ft. (about 11.45 boxes)

This collection is predominantly composed of Ernest van den Haag’s publications from 1950-2000, including articles in published form, drafts, and related correspondence.

Quantity: 15 cubic ft. (about 15 boxes)

The Margaret Vandiver Papers document Dr. Vandiver's research in capital punishment, involvement with abolitionist organizations, and work with individuals sentenced to death.

Quantity: 14 cubic ft. (about 14 boxes)

The Lee N. Vedder Papers contain 79 scrapbooks documenting the local histories of Montgomery and Schenectady Counties in the early to mid 20th century; the history of the Vedder Family; local, national, and international news; and Mr. Vedder's domestic and international travels.

Quantity: 0.50 cubic ft. (about 0.50 boxes)

The Versatile Club Records document the day-to-day operations of the first 100 years of this community organization founded in 1910.

Quantity: 16.65 cubic ft. (about 16.65 boxes)

This collection contains materials used by Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP) in its efforts to end capital punishment in Virginia.

Quantity: 3.25 cubic ft. (about 3.25 boxes)

The Julius Volker Papers document Assemblyman Volker's work related to New York State Assembly sessions and legislation from 1958-1966, including undated material. Also included are papers relating to Mr. Volker's professional development as a lawyer.

Quantity: 7.5 cubic ft. (about 7.5 boxes)

The David Von Drehle Papers contain information on the death penalty, primarily in Florida. Von Drehle compiled the materials while researching his 1995 book Among the Lowest of the Dead: Inside Death Row.

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Records, 1981-2000

Quantity: 6795 Audio Recordings

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states and is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. The station's programs cover a number of issues including education, politics and government, the environment, health and medical issues, women's issues, and others. Some of the programs in the collection include: 51 Percent, The Best of Our Knowledge, Capitol Connection, Dancing on the Air, The Environment Show, The Health Show, The Law Show, Legislative Gazette, Media Project, Vox Pop, and other regular and special broadcasts.

Quantity: 126 cubic ft. (about 126 boxes)

This collection contains records of WMHT Educational Telecommunications.

Quantity: 147.2 cubic ft. (about 147.2 boxes)

Over the course of 50 years, Eugene G. Wanger created or collected the materials about capital punishment that comprise the Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection. The collection includes a wide range of materials on the death penalty documenting its history, efforts to abolish or reinstate the practice, its psychological impact, compatibility on religious, moral or ethical grounds, and its operation.

Quantity: 107.25 cubic ft. (about 107.25 boxes)

The collection contains records related to Anthony Weiner's tenure in the United States Congress representing New York's 9th Congressional district.

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

The Murray Weiss Papers contain photographs taken during Weiss' tenure as a counselor and swimming instructor at Camp Woodland.

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

Archibald C. Wemple scrapbooked his winning campaign for the office of Mayor of Schenctady, NY.

Quantity: 2.66 cubic ft. (about 2.66 boxes)

This collection documents gay and lesbian publications with a particular iasis on the Capital Region and Upstate New York. Material from New York City and neighboring states is also included.

Quantity: 1.88 cubic ft. (about 1.88 boxes)

Eunice Baird Whittlesey was born in Yorkville, New York. She married Joseph I. Whittlesey on August 30, 1947, and had one daughter, Anne Whittlesey Donlan. Mrs. Whittlesey graduated from the University at Albany (then known as the New York State College for Teachers) in 1944. Mrs. Whittlesey began her professional life as an English, Speech and Drama teacher in Connecticut and Massachusetts. She has also held several prominent positions in the New York State and national Republican parties.

Quantity: 21 cubic ft. (about 21 boxes)

This collection contains material related to Deacon Ernest L. Williams.

Quantity: 14.9 cubic ft. (about 14.9 boxes)

This collection details the social activism of Malcolm Willison in New York State's Capital Region. As an active board member of several local groups, his papers contain minutes, financial statements and budgets, programming ideas, brochures, planning notes, articles and reports, and clippings that detail the evolution of the various organizations contained in the collection. Organizational newsletters and event flyers, course and conference information planned by Willison in his capacity on executive boards, and vast amounts of correspondence about any number of events and issues are also part of the scope of the collection.

Quantity: 112.25 cubic ft. (about 112.25 boxes)

The Willowbrook Review Panel was a Federal monitoring group established by the U.S. District Court in 1975 and dismissed from its duties in 1987. The Willowbrook Review Panel Records provide extensive documentation of the Panel's main function: monitoring implementation of the 1975 Willowbrook Consent Decree in New York State which set new standards for the care of the facility's residents.

Wilson, Kenneth L.

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 11 cubic ft. (about 11 boxes)

Kenneth L. Wilson of Woodstock, NY was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly from 1953 through 1968 (Ulster County 1953-1965, 109th District 1966, 99th District 1967-1968). Wilson was also an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1960.

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

This collection contains papers related to Malcolm Wilson and political career as governor of New York. Included are news articles, press conferences and other materials relating to his political career during the years 1971-1974.

Quantity: .17 cubic ft. (about .17 boxes)

George Wise Papers document history about General Electric founded in Schenectady, New York

Quantity: 3.16 cubic ft. (about 3.16 boxes)

The Lawrence S. Wittner Papers document Dr. Wittner's activism in politics and his work with the Albany Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the United University Professions Solidarity Committee, and various other organizations in the Capital Region.

Quantity: 0.7 cubic ft. (about 0.7 boxes)

The John Wolcott Papers document the revival of the historic Pinxter Festival in Albany, New York between 1972-1992.

Quantity: 20.3 cubic ft. (about 20.3 boxes)

The Women’s Building collection records the formation and day-to-day administrative and programming activities of the Women’s Building and its predecessor, the Tri-City Women’s Center. The organization provided a safe space for community groups to meet and organize, and informational and educational programming to support the women of the Capital District. Inspired by a feminist perspective and driven by a commitment to social justice, the Women’s Building provided physical meeting and office space to local organizations and programming and informational services on financial planning, legal issues, parenthood, childbirth, and women’s health. The collection includes administrative records and programming material from the organization’s inception in the early 1970s until 2000.

Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

The Women's Press Club of New York State, INC. Records consist of a collection of publicity materials for the organization dated from 1984 through 1989.

Quantity: 20.21 cubic ft. (about 20.21 boxes)

The collection documents the history of the YWCA of Albany, which was founded in 1888 by a group of women led by Mrs. Acors Rathbun in order to provide housing and recreational activities for young women searching for work. Through the years, the organization expanded to include classes, childcare, athletics, essay contests, teen issue programs, and an annual awards dinner honoring women. Strengths include the extensive photographic material and meeting minutes from the board of trustees and directors. The collection is weakest at the beginning and end of the YWCA of Albany's existence.

Zaretski, Joseph

Papers, Undated

Quantity: 60.8 cubic ft. (about 60.8 boxes)

Joseph Zaretzki was born in New York City on March 9, 1900. Zaretzki served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a lawyer. Zaretzki was a member of the New York State Senate from 1948 through 1974 (23rd District 1948-1965, 32nd District 1966, 28th District 1967-1974) and was Senate Majority Leader in the 1960s. He was a member of the NAACP, American Legion, Freemasons, and Elks. Zaretzki died on December 20, 1981, with an extensive obituary for him on December 21, 1981, in the New York Times.