ua902.016
University Archives
Collection ID: ua902.016

Kendall Birr Papers, 1968-1994

Collection description

Summary

Creator:
Birr, Kendall
Abstract:
This collection is made up of the professional papers of Kendall Birr, faculty member of the Department of History and author of A Tradition of Excellence: The Sesquicentennial History of the University at Albany, State University of New York 1844-1994.
Extent:
4 cubic ft.
Language:
English and English

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Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted.

Terms Of Use:

This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites.

Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder.

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collection and Archives is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.

Background

Scope and Content:

This collection is made up of Birr's professional papers, with the majority documenting his time at the University at Albany, SUNY from 1980 through his retirement in 1990. The majority of the files in this collection document Birr's activities serving in the University Senate, and include meeting minutes, memoranda and task force reports. The collection also contains files documenting the History Department during Birr's time. These include memoranda, enrollment spreadsheets, department meeting minutes and several files on Birr's work on religious history. This collection also contains drafts, research and notes, and correspondence related to his book, A Tradition of Excellence: The Sesquicentennial History of the University at Albany, State University of New York 1844-1994.

Biographical / Historical:

Kendall A. Birr was a Professor of History at the University at Albany, SUNY. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1948, Birr taught at the University at Albany from 1952 through 1990. He was named a Collins Fellow in 1985. After his retirement from the University, Birr published A Tradition of Excellence: The Sesquicentennial History of the University at Albany, State University of New York 1844-1994 in 1994. Birr died 2004 December 26.

Acquisition information:

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in 1990 and 1994.

Processing information:

Collection processed in 2019 by Miles Lawlor.

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Subjects:
UAlbany Faculty & Alumni Papers

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Access to this collection is unrestricted.
Terms of Access:
This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites., Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder., The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks., and The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collection and Archives is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.