Athletics and Sports

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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.

0.75 cubic ft. (about 0.75 boxes)

Records of the University at Albany Athletics Department, including adminsitrative records, photographs, and other memorobilia.

45.75 cubic ft. (about 45.75 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.

5.95 cubic ft. (about 5.95 boxes)

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.

6 Reels

This collection contains materials from the Milne School related to administrative activities from faculty and staff, as well as records pertaining to student activities from various clubs and publications.

32.44 cubic ft. (about 32.44 boxes)

The New York 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. Working close with the Senate, political candidates,other women organizations, and community activists, NOW-NYS members work to defend women from inequality. 


31.4 cubic ft. (about 31.4 boxes)

Contains records from the Department of Reading, including instructional materials, faculty publications, and coursework.

1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)

The Vincent J. Schaefer Papers represent the professional accomplishments and personal interests of the scientist who discovered cloud seeding. Schaefer spent more than 20 years with General Electric in Schenectady, New York, working his way up from apprentice, to research assistant, to research associate. In those years he was mentored by Irving Langmuir, Nobel Prize winner in chemistry. The work Schaefer did at General Electric laid the foundation for further success as he became director of research for the Munitalp Foundation, began a highly successful summer science program for high school students, acted as an independent consultant, and founded the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the State University of New York at Albany. This collection contains research data, notes, correspondence, publications, and photographs that showcase Schaefer's long, industrious scientific career as well as highlighting his many hobbies in local history and environmentalism.

135 cubic ft. (about 135 boxes)

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

86.56 cubic ft. (about 86.56 boxes)

The Student Association Records contains records documenting the proceedings of the UAlbany Student Association from its inception in 1921 to 1989. This collection contains records that relate to the changing duties, functions, and governmental structure of the Student Association.

5.3 cubic ft. (about 5.3 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.

18.84 cubic ft. (about 18.84 boxes)

The University Senate is a legislative arm of the faculty comprised of 81 faculty, professional, and student senators. Records include legislation, meeting records, and Council Records.

162 captures

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.

20.21 cubic ft. (about 20.21 boxes)