Martin Fausold Papers, 1919, 1945-2008
- Fausold, Martin L., 1921-
- The Martin Fausold Papers documents Fausold's involvement in in the Faculty Association of the State University of New York and his two-decade long Oral History of SUNY Project.
- 10.39 cubic ft. and 1 Digital Files
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, The Martin Fausold Papers, 1919-2008. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as The Martin Fausold Papers).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this record group is unrestricted with the exception of several folders marked below. While Fausold subsequently asked individuals interviewed for the Oral History of SUNY Project to sign a clearance form, not all interview files donated to the archive contain forms. Therefore notes, transcripts and audio of a select number of interviews are restricted until clearance may be obtained by the archivists from the interviewees or their heirs.
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 Martin Fausold Papers document his work with the State University of New York System, including his 20-year long Oral History of SUNY Project, which attempted to record the history of the SUNY System through interviews with key administrators, historians and faculty, and his involvement with the Faculty Association of the State University of New York. This collection is divided into four series arranged alphabetically: The Oral History of SUNY Project, Research and Subject Files, Faculty Association of the State University of New York (FASUNY), and the 1991 Brockport Conference.
The Oral History of SUNY Project series contains audio cassette tapes, transcripts, notes and related correspondence of the interviews conducted by Fausold and his colleagues. His research materials for the Oral History of SUNY Project as well as other subject files are housed in the Research and Subject Files. Fausold’s FASUNY records, which include newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports are retained in their own respective series. Lastly, the 1991 Brockport Conference, the first conference devoted to the history of the SUNY System, is separated into its own series. It includes the Conference’s program, lists of participants, and the papers presented.
Researchers should note that many materials from the Oral History of SUNY Project related to SUNY Geneseo are housed at SUNY Geneseo, where Fausold served as a Distinguished Professor of History. In addition, as the Fausold Papers at the University at Albany contain only a limited number of personal papers, researchers should instead contact SUNY Geneseo or Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which holds the broader Fausold Family Papers, for more information.
Please also note that the family of Samuel Gould, chancellor of SUNY from 1964-1970 and interviewed for Fausold's Oral History of SUNY Project in 1989, later gave Fausold materials created and amassed by the former chancellor. Since the materials were more of a personal nature and are not directly related to the Oral History of SUNY Project, archivists are adding them to the Samuel Gould Papers (APAP-058) already housed in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Researchers may consult other SUNY and educational collections and records held in the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, which, in addition to the the papers of Chancellor Gould, includes the papers of Assistant to the Chancellor John Mather, SUNY Trustee Chairmen or chairs Frank Moore and Donald Blinken, as well as many other retained records relating to SUNY Central.
- Biographical / Historical:
Born in Pennsylvania in 1921, Dr. Martin L. Fausold was a Distinguished Professor of History (later Emeritus) at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, an eminent scholar of Herbert C. Hoover and author of five books and numerous articles during his lifetime. Matin Fausold received his bachelor's degree in History from Gettysburg College, served in World War II, and completed his doctoral degree in 1953 from Syracuse University, in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Dr. Fausold was a professor at SUNY Buffalo and SUNY Cortland, and then joined the faculty at SUNY Geneseo in 1958 as chair of the Division of Social Science. Dr. Fausold also was Vice President and later President of the Faculty Association of the State University of New York (currently the SUNY Faculty Senate). SUNY honored him with the rank of Distinguished Service Professor in 1985. He retired from teaching in 1992.
Beginning in 1988, Dr. Fausold began a 20-year effort to create an oral history of the SUNY System that was still ongoing at the time of his death. This project involved significant research and interviewing of key SUNY administrators, board members and faculty and New York State budget directors, and comprises the majority of this collection. Based upon his interests, Dr. Fausold helped develop and coordinate the first SUNY history conference in 1991, held at SUNY Brockport, and was actively engaged in planning for a conference honoring the 60th anniversary of SUNY, which was subsequently held in late 2008.
Dr. Fausold passed away in October 2008, preceded in death by his wife Daryl Clement Fausold.
- Acquisition information:
Martin Fausold donated all of the materials in this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in 2008.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2013 by Jamie Brinkman.
- State University of New York SUNY, Central Administration
Oral history--New York (State)
Education--New York (State)--History
State colleges and universities--United States
UAlbany Faculty & Alumni Papers
- Fausold, Martin L., 1921-
State University of New York
State University of New York. University Faculty Senate
- Albany (N.Y.)
New York (State)