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Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss035

Abraham Bell and Son Collection, 1809-1917

Abraham Bell and Son
22 cubic ft.
The collection consists of 157 volumes of business books and three boxes of financial materials, correspondence, books, scrapbooks and diaries relating to the Bell Family and the Abraham Bell and Son Company.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap137

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Of Albany, New York Records, 1863-1996

Young Women's Christian Association (Albany, N.Y.)
20.21 cubic ft.
The collection documents the history of the YWCA of Albany, which was founded in 1888 by a group of women led by Mrs. Acors Rathbun in order to provide housing and recreational activities for young women searching for work. Through the years, the organization expanded to include classes, childcare, athletics, essay contests, teen issue programs, and an annual awards dinner honoring women. Strengths include the extensive photographic material and meeting minutes from the board of trustees and directors. The collection is weakest at the beginning and end of the YWCA of Albany's existence.
University Archives: ua802.008
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Caroline Smith Page Family Papers, 1867-1905

Page, Caroline Smith
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.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss138

Menands Book Club Records, 1881-2009

Menands Book Club
0.67 cubic ft.
The majority of the Menands Book Club Records consists of meeting and treasurer notes and program schedules. There also is correspondence, club histories and an information packet of the village of Menands, NY Anniversary.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap119

New York Republican State Committee Records, 1888-2001

Republican Party (N.Y.). State Committee
5.39 cubic ft.
The New York Republican State Committee (NYRSC) is a representational legislative branch for the New York Republican Party which nominates Republican candidates for state and federal positions.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap203

Patricia Stocking Brown Papers, 1895-2003, bulk 1981-1999

Brown, Patricia Stocking, 1942-2004
7.39 cubic ft.
This collection documents Siena College professor Dr. Patricia Stocking Brown's (1942-2004) research and scholarship in biology as well as her breast cancer advocacy, research, and education work.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap031

Pine Hills Fortnightly Club, INC. Records, 1898-2003

Pine Hills Fortnightly Club, INC.
2.5 cubic ft.
The Pine Hills Fortnightly Club was founded by Miss Mary M. Shaw in 1898 as a woman's literary and social club. According to the Club's earliest Constitution, "Its object shall be the study of history, literature and art and the literary and social entertainment of its members."
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap102

Helen Quirini Papers, 1898-2010

Quirini, Helen, 1920-2010
50.89 cubic ft.
This collection documents the life, work and activism of Helen Quirini of Schenectady, New York. The collection represents Quirini's numerous activities and interests including her early work owning a local market with her brother, her 39 year employment for General Electric, her activism in unions during her employment and retirement, as well as her charitable activities where she pursued civil, housing, pension, women's and senior citizen's rights.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss139
online content

Woman's Club of Albany Records, 1908, 1910-2010

The Woman's Club of Albany (Albany, N.Y.)
23.64 cubic ft.
The Woman's Club of Albany Records document the day-to-day operations of the first 100 years of this community organization founded in 1910.
New York State Modern Political Archive: apap030

Joseph E. Persico Papers, 1910-2003

Persico, Joseph E.
18.54 cubic ft.
The papers of Joseph Persico focus on his careers as a full-time author and as a political speechwriter for New York State Commissioner of Health, Hollis Ingraham, and New York State Governor, Nelson Rockefeller.