Schenectady, New York

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

20 cubic ft. (about 20 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.

1.6 cubic ft. (about 1.6 boxes)

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

43.2 cubic ft. (about 43.2 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.

42.2 cubic ft. (about 42.2 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.

5 cubic ft. (about 5 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.

1.2 cubic ft. (about 1.2 boxes)

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

5 cubic ft. (about 5 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.

3.66 cubic ft. (about 3.66 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.

0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 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.

5 cubic ft. (about 5 boxes)

The majority of these papers focus on Geof Huth's artistic activities: his creation of artworks, his involvement in the fields of visual and experimental poetry, his productions as a micropublisher, and his work as an active blogger in the worldwide network of online poets. They also document his personal life and professional career in archives and records management.

60.7 cubic ft. (about 60.7 boxes)

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

63.9 cubic ft. (about 63.9 boxes)

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

2 Reelss

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.

2.0 cubic ft. (about 2.0 boxes)

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

0.6 cubic ft. (about 0.6 boxes)

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

24.25 cubic ft. (about 24.25 boxes)

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

0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

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

10.4 cubic ft. (about 10.4 boxes)

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

15.5 cubic ft. (about 15.5 boxes)

This collection contains materials from Malinda Myers' work with the NAACP, Schenectady branch, and Schenectady County Community College.

0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

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.

4 Reels

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.

5.25 cubic ft. (about 5.25 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.

11.0 cubic ft. (about 11.0 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.

50.89 cubic ft. (about 50.89 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)

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.

40 cubic ft. (about 40 boxes)

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

2 Reelss

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.

1 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.

6 Reels

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

8 cubic ft. (about 8 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.

2 cubic ft. (about 2 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.

12.46 cubic ft. (about 12.46 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.

20.8 cubic ft. (about 20.8 boxes)

A joint federal and state grant-funded program to implement competency-based teacher education (CBTE) and develop a statewide collaborative system of support for additional CBTE efforts.

4 cubic ft. (about 4 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.

1.6 cubic ft. (about 1.6 boxes)

This collection contains records of WMHT Educational Telecommunications.

126 cubic ft. (about 126 boxes)

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

0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 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.

14.9 cubic ft. (about 14.9 boxes)

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

.17 cubic ft. (about .17 boxes)