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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Alfred H. Woodcock Papers, 1930-1995

7.25 cubic ft.
Atmospheric researcher and oceanographer from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Hawaii, Woodcock collaborated with Duncan Blanchard and the U.S. Navy on research such as Project Shower, atmospheric sea salt and volcanic mountain breathing.
University Archives: ua802.005

Alice Tedford Whelan Papers, 1932-1948

0.25 cubic ft.
Diaries kept as a student in librarianship at the New York State College for Teachers and as a librarian in New York State.
University Archives: ua902.076

Allen B. Ballard Papers, 1970-2015

8 cubic ft.
This collection documents the career of Allen B. Ballard as Professor of Government at City College of New York (CUNY), and Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. During his time at CUNY, Ballard also served as Dean of the Faculty where he developed the SEEK program than later influenced both CUNY and SUNY equal opportunity programs.
University Archives: ua902.018

Anna Cleveland Coggeshell Papers, 1914-1918

0.33 cubic ft.
This collection is made up of notebooks kept by Anna Cleveland Coggeshell during her time at the New York State College for Teachers at Albany.
University Archives: ua902.008
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Anna E. Pierce Papers, 1884-1983

0.5 cubic ft.
Namesake of Pierce Hall, she served as Dean of Women from 1913-1933, supported the construction of dorms for women and aided the institutionalization of in loco parentis.
University Archives: ua902.084

Arthur Applebee Papers, 1965-2014

4 cubic ft.
This collection is made up of the papers of Arthur N. Applebee, Distinguished Professor of Education and founder of Center on English Learning And Achievement (CELA), covering his professional career in Albany.
University Archives: ua902.068
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Bernard Vonnegut Papers, 1828-1997

39.04 cubic ft.
The Bernard Vonnegut Papers document Vonnegut's career as a researcher in the field of atmospheric science with a focus on his time at GE, Arthur Little, and the State University of New York at Albany. The collection includes technical memoranda, research, data, inventions and patent forms, equipment specifications, drawings, figures, handwritten notes, manuscripts, reports, correspondence, publicity materials, course materials, news clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and audio/video materials
University Archives: ua802.008
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Caroline Smith Page Family Papers, 1867-1905

0.17 cubic ft.
Autobiography and photos of Caroline Smith Page who was an early student at the New York State Normal School. She later taught in Troy, NY and Natchez, MS.
University Archives: ua902.015

Charles Luther Andrews Papers, 1936-1967

1 cubic ft.
Charles Luther Andrews as a professor of physics at the University at Albany. This collection includes correspondence, biographical materials, offprints, and data notebooks on experiments on the absorption of x-rays.
University Archives: ua902.089

Cornelius Robbins Papers, 1979-2006

1 cubic ft.
A long-time administrator at two-year and four-year colleges throughout the Northeast, Robbins was employed from 1992 through 2008 as a professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the State University of New York at Albany.