University Archives

University Archives

Records that document the history of the University at Albany, SUNY and its predecessor schools.
The University Archives documents the history of the University at Albany, SUNY from its origin in 1844 as the New York State Normal School to train teachers for New York State to its present status as a comprehensive research university. The department collects, manages, and provides access to permanent university records for research use. This includes the administrative records of the university, student groups, faculty, alumni, and affiliated organizations. Collecting and preserving university records documents our history and promotes transparency and accountability.
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University Archives: ua580

University Libraries Records, 1916-1993

State University of New York at Albany. University Libraries
163.7 cubic ft.
This collection consists mainly of the records of the Office of the Director, records of the Library's divisions and departments, and the University Library Faculty. Includes accession and withdrawal records, 1929-1957; book circulation records, 1929-1960; correspondence, reports and minutes of bibliographers' meetings, 1966-1979; and bound volumes of the University Libraries newsletter, 1972-1976; announcements, schedules of events, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and brochures relating to Community University Day, 1972-1983; memoranda and pamphlets about access policy, 1979-1983; and annual reports, 1979-1987.
University Archives: ua651.002

Two-Year College Development Center, 1969-1991

State University of New York at Albany. Two Year College Development Center
2 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Two-Year College Development Center (later referred to as the Two-Year College Student Development Center, and subsequently renamed the Center for Innovation and Career Development). The collection contains annual reports, workshop and conference materials, and educational materials.
University Archives: ua630

School of Business Records, 1937-2003

State University of New York at Albany. School of Business
14.17 cubic ft.
Contains inactive records from the School of Business, including: planning documentation, reports and budgets, MBA proposals, and faculty meeting minutes.
University Archives: ua607

Philosophy, 1968-1989

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Philosophy
0.33 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Philosophy, including course bulletins, degree proposals, and related memoranda.
University Archives: ua511

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1958-2000

State University of New York at Albany. Office of Undergraduate Admissions
0.67 cubic ft.
Contains inactive records of the Office Of Undergraduate Admissions, including annual reports, enrollment data, and other administrative reports and correspondence.
University Archives: ua700

Office of the Vice President for University Affairs Records, 1966-1988

State University of New York at Albany. Office of the Vice President for University Affairs
9.33 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Office of the Vice President of University Affairs (which existed from 1972 until approximately 1990), including correspondence, meeting materials, and planning documentation on the subject of alumni and parent relations, advancement, contract negotiations, event planning, and budget.
University Archives: ua315

Office of the Vice President for Management and Planning Records, 1965-1978

State University of New York at Albany. Office of the Vice President for Management and Planning
4 cubic ft.
Contains the records of the Office of the Vice President for Management and Planning, which oversaw budget, personnel, facilities, security, and other campus services from 1966 until 1977 when the position became the Vice President for Finance and Business.
University Archives: ua415

Office of Summer Sessions, 1919-1975

State University of New York at Albany. Office of Summer Sessions
1.4 cubic ft.
Contains the records of the Office of Summer Sessions (currently known as the Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions), including annual reports, budget materials, and enrollment data.
University Archives: ua790.004

Office of Parent Relations Records, 1982-1989

State University of New York at Albany. Office of Parent Relations
1.0 cubic ft.
Created by the Division of University Affairs to liaison with the Parents Association and to respond to parental concerns regarding their children attending the University.
University Archives: ua535

Office of Information Systems and Technology Records, 1984-1994

State University of New York at Albany. Office of Information Systems and Technology
9 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Office of Information Systems and Technology, which oversaw Computing Services, the Educational Communication Center, the University Libraries, and other information services on campus. The collection includes administrative correspondence, planning documentation, budget materials, and other administrative records.
University Archives: ua337

Office of Human Resources Management Records, 1947-2017

State University of New York at Albany. Office of Human Resources Management
3.53 cubic ft.
This collection contains salary schedules and rosters, personnel policy and procedure documentation, and other records pertaining to the Office of Human Resources Management and its predecessor bodies.
University Archives: ua320

Office of Equipment Management Records, 1963-1972

State University of New York at Albany. Office of Equipment Management
5.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of inactive records from the Office of Equipment Management (formerly the Equipment Office), which is responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and inventory management at the University.
University Archives: ua330

Office of Business Affairs Records, 1914-1978

State University of New York at Albany. Business Office
1.37 cubic ft.
Contains budget and administrative planning records from the Business Office and the Office of the Dean for Administration, primarily dating from the mid- to late-1960s.
University Archives: ua950.021

Office for Research Collection, 1967-1989

State University of New York at Albany
1.17 cubic ft.
Reference collection containing materials relating to the Office for Research, including: planning documents, administrative correspondence, monthly reports, project director's guides, research directories, and other publications.
University Archives: ua950.020

New York State Education Department Collection, 1879-1974

University of the State of New York
0.33 cubic ft.
Reference collection with materials relating to the New York State Education Department, including: convocation programs, publications, and documentation of State education rules.
University Archives: ua305

Financial Secretary Records, 1844-1965

State College for Teachers (Albany, N.Y.)
15.2 cubic ft.
This collection consists primarily of the records of the Treasurer for the State College for Teachers. Also included are some financial records from earlier iterations of the College (New York State Normal School and New York State Normal College) and records of the Financial Secretary, which succeeded the position of Treasurer. Materials include cash books, budget documents, and correspondence.
University Archives: ua730

Division of Student Affairs Records, 1926-2005

State University of New York at Albany. Division of Student Affairs
18.33 cubic ft.
Contains the records of the Division of Student Affairs, its subordinate offices, and its predecessor bodies, including the Office of the Dean of Students. Materials include: planning and policy documentation, admissions and financial aid statistics, correspondence, and meeting minutes.
University Archives: ua300

Division of Finance and Business Records, 1972-2000

State University of New York at Albany. Division of Finance and Business
4 cubic ft.
Contains the records of the Division of Finance and Business, which preceded the current Division of Finance and Administration. It was overseen by the Vice President of Finance and Business and was responsible for many administrative functions at the University: budget and accounting, personnel, facilities, security, and internal audit.
University Archives: ua595

Division of Continuing Studies Records, 1979-1985

State University of New York at Albany. Division of Continuing Studies
0.53 cubic ft.
Contains the inactive records of the Division of Continuing Studies and its predecessor, the College of Continuing Studies.
University Archives: ua400
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Division for Research Records, 1974-2013

State University of New York at Albany. Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
42.88 cubic ft.
This collection contains records from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, which oversaw research and graduate education at the University between 1971 and 1998.
University Archives: ua020

Director of Planning Records, 1974-1981

State University of New York at Albany. Director of Planning
1.66 cubic ft.
Records of the Director of Planning, a position that reported to the President and was responsible for coordinating the three-year and master planning process across the University.
University Archives: ua656

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Records, 1969-1980

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
1 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, including budget files, schedules, and materials that document the department's phase-out in 1979.
University Archives: ua743

Department of Residential Life Records, 1944-1985

State University of New York at Albany. Office of Residential Life
4.5 cubic ft.
This collection is made up of the inactive records from the Department of Residential Life and its predecessor, the Office of Residences.
University Archives: ua654

Department of Reading Records, 1962-1978

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Reading
1 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Reading, including instructional materials, faculty publications, and coursework.
University Archives: ua680.005

Department of Public Administration and Policy Records, 1968-1987

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Department of Public Administration and Policy
5 cubic ft.
Contains inactive records from the Department of Public Administration and Policy, a department within the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
University Archives: ua616

Department of Psychology Records, 1960-1985

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Psychology
2 cubic ft.
Contains the inactive records of the Department of Psychology, primarily published reports with a small volume of additional administrative records.
University Archives: ua684

Department of Political Science, 1970-1988

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Political Science
1 cubic ft.
Contains inactive records from the Department of Political Science, including correspondence, course materials, and planning documents.
University Archives: ua608.005

Department of Music Records, 1923-1988

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Music
2.8 cubic ft.
This collection contains records and ephemera from the Department of Music.
University Archives: ua627

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 1936-1987

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Mathematics
11 cubic ft.
Contains inactive records from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, including faculty research and publications, departmental correspondence, course materials, and planning and policy documentation.
University Archives: ua607.005

Department of Judaic Studies Records, 1972-1987

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Judaic Studies
12.6 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Judaic Studies, which was formed in 1970. Consists primarily of multimedia instructional materials.
University Archives: ua614

Department of History and Systematics of Science, 1968-1971

State University of New York at Albany. Department of History and Systematics of Science
0.17 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of History and Systematics of Science, a short-lived department within the College of Arts and Sciences.
University Archives: ua605

Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies Records, 1974-1985

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
0.66 cubic ft.
This collection contains adminstrative memoranda, correspondence with students, course materials, and other adminstrative records from the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, primarily dated from 1970-1986.
University Archives: ua626

Department of Geological Sciences Records, 1969-1986

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Geological Sciences
0.17 cubic ft.
Contains records from the department of Geological Sciences, which became the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences in 1996. The Geology program was suspended in 2007.
University Archives: ua620

Department of Geography and Planning Records, 1985-1987

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Geography and Planning
0.17 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Geography and Planning, including conference proceedings and a schedule of courses.
University Archives: ua604

Department of French Studies Records, 1980-1989

State University of New York at Albany. Department of French Studies
0.17 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a single folder of records from the Department of French Studies and contains correspondence with Eugene Ionesco.
University Archives: ua603

Department of English Records, 1939-2000

State University of New York at Albany. Department of English
9.33 cubic ft.
Contains inactive records of the Department of English, including syllabi and course materials, annual reports, departmental correspondence, department publications, and administrative records.
University Archives: ua652.001

Department of Curriculum and Instruction Records, 1962-1974

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Curriculum and Instruction
2 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, primarily planning documents for various special institutes and programs.
University Archives: ua657

Department of Counseling and Personnel Services Records, 1965-1976

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Counseling and Personnel Services
0.57 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services (previously known as the Department of Guidance and Personnel Services). Consists primarily of budget documentation, meeting minutes, and course planning materials.
University Archives: ua603.005

Department of Comparative and World Literature Records, 1967-1976

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Comparative and World Literature
0.33 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Department of Comparative and World Literature, which existed from 1967 until 1976. Contents include: course planning materials, internal evaluations, meeting records, and annual reports.
University Archives: ua602

Department of Classics, 1934-1986

State University of New York at Albany. Department of Classics
1 cubic ft.
Inactive records from the Department of Classics, including course readings, course schedules, and curricula.
University Archives: ua520

Dean of Undergraduate Studies Records, 1958-1986

State University of New York at Albany. University College
8.37 cubic ft.
This collection contains records from the period in which Robert Morris served as Dean of the University College (1966-1970) and Dean of Undergraduate Studies (1970- roughly 1977).
University Archives: ua665

College of General Studies Records, 1962-1978

State University of New York at Albany. College of General Studies
1 cubic ft.
Contains records from the College of General Studies, which was created in 1965 and later became the College of Continuing Studies (and, subsequently, the Division of Continuing Studies). The collection contains reports, meeting minutes, course materials, correspondence, and ephemera.
University Archives: ua512

Center for Undergraduate Education Records, 1970-1988

State University of New York at Albany. Center for Undergraduate Education
.33 cubic ft.
Contains materials relating to the Center for Undergraduate Education, which was the administrative office responsible for overseeing advisement activities for freshmen and sophomores.
University Archives: ua605.011

Center for Inter-American Studies Records, 1962-1976

State University of New York at Albany. Center for Inter-American Studies
2.33 cubic ft.
Contains records from the Center of Inter-American Studies, which sponsored interdisciplinary language and cultural studies program relating to Latin America.
University Archives: ua653

Career Education Institute Records, 1974-1976

State University of New York at Albany. Career Education Institute
2 cubic ft.
Contains the records of the Career Education Institute, which was a professional development program that ran from 1974-1976 for secondary school teachers in the Capital District aimed at helping integrate career education into secondary school curricula. The collection consists of administrative correspondence, financial documents, and informational materials from the program.
University Archives: ua696.001

Asian Studies Program Records, 1988

State University of New York at Albany. Asian Studies Program
0.17 cubic ft.
Consists of discussion papers published by the Asian Studies Program (currently the Department of East Asian Studies).