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Finding Aid for the
GRANT VAN PATTEN
PAPERS, 1962
(APAP-167)

For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Amy C. Schindler
November 2003



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: .17 cubic ft., 1 film, and 1 video

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Grant Van Patten through Prof. Ray Bromley in 2002.

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Box and Folder List


Grant Van Patten
Biographical Sketch

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Grant Van Patten worked in television production beginning in the mid-twentieth century in New York's Capital Region, including affiliate WRGB in Schenectady. Van Patten produced the documentary The South Mall in Albany: Hoax or Hope? for WRGB in 1962.


Grant Van Patten
Scope & Content Note

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The collection includes Van Patten's documentary The South Mall in Albany: Hoax or Hope? and material related to its production. The film is a "production original" composed of sound film, silent footage, and blank short pieces. During the blank sections there were shots taken by live studio cameras most often of the news reporter on the studio set. There are also a few shots of early construction of the University at Albany, SUNY Uptown Campus and the Albany Country Club before it was moved to make room for the construction of the Uptown Campus. An access copy of the production is available for viewing in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Marcia Brown Research Room. It is best to have a copy of the script in hand when viewing the documentary.


Grant Van Patten
Box and Folder List

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Box 1
Folder

1. Corning, Erastus, News Conference, undated
2. Miscellaneous Construction, 1962, undated
3. News Clippings, 1962, undated
4. Residents, 1962, undated
5. Script, 1962
6. Script, Notes, 1962

Film

The South Mall in Albany: Hoax or Hope?


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