Grant Van Patten Papers, 1962
- Van Patten, Grant
- 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?
- 0.17 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Grant Van Patten Papers, 1962. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this record group is unrestricted.
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.
- Scope and Content:
The collection includes Van Patten's documentaryThe 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.
- Biographical / Historical:
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.
- Acquisition information:
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.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2003 December by Amy C. Schindler.
- Public Servants
Neighborhood and Community Associations
Conservation and the Environment
Albany, New York
Television--Production and direction
Film (material by form)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Documentaries (document genre)
- Van Patten, Grant
State University of New York
- Schenectady (N.Y.)
Empire State Plaza (Albany, N.Y.)