New York State Modern Political Archive

New York State Modern Political Archive

Elected officials, interest groups, and activists from New York State.
The New York State Modern Political Archive (NYSMPA) was established in 1982 to document the work of individuals and private interest groups concerned with New York State public policy issues in the 20th century. Originally named the Archives of Public Affairs and Policy, the NYSMPA collects, preserves, and facilitates access to primary sources pertaining to New York State public affairs and policy, and now includes the personal papers of members of the gubernatorial administrations of Nelson A. Rockefeller; papers of former New York Congressional members and elected officials who served in New York State Legislature; and the official records and papers of numerous private groups, professional associations, individuals, public-sector labor unions, community groups, and other organizations concerned with Empire State public-policy issues.

Our Collections

National Organization for Women (NOW), New York State Chapter Records, 1961-2011
The New York State chapter of NOW aims to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society in order to exercise all privileges and responsibilities in an equal partnership with men. Working close with the Senate, political candidates,other women organizations, and community activists, NOW-NYS members work to defend women from inequality.
Collection ID: apap029
Guy Gabrielson Papers, 1925-1967
The Guy Gabrielson Papers contain materials that document the political career of Guy George Gabrielson from his start in New Jersey state politics through his years as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Many of the materials document the 1952 U.S. Presidential election and Republican National Committee Convention which Gabrielson presided over as chairman.
Collection ID: apap248
Guilderland Central Teachers' Association Records, 1968-1999
These records document the day-to-day activities of the Guilderland (N.Y.) Central Teachers' Association.
Collection ID: apap302
Frederic S. Berman Papers, 1962-1975
The Frederic S. Berman Papers predominantly document his service in the New York State Senate through correspondence, newsclippings, bills, research material and campaign literature. In addition, there are files pertaining to his post-Senatorial career as the Commissioner of the New York City Rent and Housing Department and as a New York City Criminal Court Judge.
Collection ID: apap229
Clare Hogenauer Papers, 1999-2006, Undated
The Clare Hogenauer Papers document her activism against the death penalty.
Collection ID: apap349
New York Society for Clinical Social Work Records, 1977-2005
This collection contains the newsletter of the New York Society for Clinical Social Work.
Collection ID: apap290
Norman F. Lent Papers, 1962-1970
Norman Frederick Lent was a U.S. Representative from New York. He was an associate police justice in East Rockaway, NY from 1960-1962, as well as a confidential law secretary to New York Supreme Court Justice. Lent was a member of the New York State Senate from 1962-1970; executive committeeman in East Rockaway, NY, 1962-1984; a delegate to the New York State Republican convention, 1968; and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1972. Lent was elected as a Republican-Conservative to the Ninety-second and ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1993) and was not a candidate for re-nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992. Lent died on June 11, 2012. His papers contain materials related to his political career.
Collection ID: apap263
Sherwood Boehlert Papers, 1980-2006
This collection contains materials from Sherwood Boehlert's service in the United States Congress from the State of New York.
Collection ID: apap296
Equal Justice USA Records, 1991-2016
This collection documents Equal Justice USA's efforts to abolish capital punishment and reform the criminal justice system nationwide.
Collection ID: apap358
Jackson Davis Papers, 1952-1997
The papers of Jackson Davis document his environmental activism and work with environmental organizations.
Collection ID: apap141
Society for the Preservation of Water Resources Records, 1918-1999, bulk 1981-1999
Documents major projects the society undertook to protect water resources, including the Wilmorite project, the Bonded Concrete project, and the water supply applications of the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam.
Collection ID: apap061
American Association of University Women, Albany Branch Records, 1913-1992
These records document the history of the Albany Branch of the American Association of University Women from 1913 - 1992. The records relate chiefly to women's issues; particularly higher education, general education, membership, international relations, legislation, World War II, employment, teaching, community projects and Albany, NY.
Collection ID: apap002
NAACP Schenectady Branch Records, 1949-1982
The NAACP Schenectady Branch Records document concerns for discrimination in housing and employment and for the recruitment of black professionals from colleges and universities to the area. The records also show the Branch's involvement with area social service providers, labor unions, and other community organizations, as well as with General Electric, as the area's major employer.
Collection ID: apap028
American Association of Retired Persons, Schenectady County Chapter, #490, 1967-2003
This collection contains the American Association of Retired Persons, Schenectady County Chapter, #490's official newsletters, treasurer's reports, correspondence, various national and local publications, newspaper clippings, certificates, and the chapter banner.
Collection ID: apap181
Preservation League of New York State Records, 1975-2002
This collection contains the Preservation League of New York State's official newsletters, annual reports, materials for and from its annual awards ceremony, correspondence, various publications and manuals created by its members, grant materials, directories of members and preservation programs and organizations, and a timeline of the Preservation League's history ranging from 1975-2002.
Collection ID: apap134
Perry B. Duryea Jr. Papers, 1961-1972
The Perry B Dunyea, Jr. Papers is a collection documenting Dunyea's years as Republican Majority Leader of the State Assembly. This collection includes news clippings, a weekly column published about significant issues, Dunyea press releases, and other publicity materials released by his staff. This collection does not include any of his personal papers. The collection appears to be composed of material assembled for research about Duryea around 1972.
Collection ID: apap084
Sandy Galef Papers, 1991-2009
This collection contains the papers of Sandy Galef, New York State Assemblywoman.
Collection ID: apap319
North Country James Bay Group Records, 1966-1998
The North Country James Bay Group records document efforts of this upstate New York environmental organization to stop Hydro-Québec's Great Whale (Grande Baleine) River/James Bay II development efforts in the early 1990s.
Collection ID: apap327
John J. Mather Papers, 1965-1996
Papers written by John J. Mather from 1965 to 1996.
Collection ID: apap107
William J. Murray Papers, 1927-1990
This collection documents the professional work of William J. Murray, who served as assistant administrative director of the New York State Department of Civil Service from 1946-1952 and then administrative director of the Department from 1952 until his retirement in 1971.
Collection ID: apap356
Capital Area Archivists of New York Records, 1982-2006
The purpose of Capital Area Archivists of New York is to support the education of, and provide for professional discourse between, members of the archival profession and users and supporters of archives residing in and around New York's Capital Region. The collection includes board meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, financial records, and subject files.
Collection ID: apap162
William Stiles Bennet Papers, 1884-1959
The William Stiles Bennet Papers document some of his public service and political campaigns as well as his time as a lobbyist and advocate for the lumber industry.
Collection ID: apap226
State University Construction Fund Records, 1961-1979
A public benefit corporation formed to plan, design, construct and provide financing for facilities required by the SUNY system.
Collection ID: apap097
Joan Schultz Papers, ca. 1968-1980
The collection includes materials related to the women's issues with a particular emphasis on the University at Albany, SUNY. Records of particular interest are those of the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee, Capital District Women, and the Caucus on Women's Rights at SUNY.
Collection ID: apap216
International Union of Electronic Electrical Technical Salaried And Machine Workers Local 379 Match Workers' Union Records, 1944-1985
The International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried, and Machine workers document the day-to-day operations of the first 41 years of this community organization founded in 1944.
Collection ID: apap024
Sierra Club, Eastern Region Records, 1997-2013
The Sierra Club is a national environmental organization founded in California in 1892 by naturalist and explorer John Muir. This collection features records related to environmental campaigns from New York State and the Northeastern region documented by the organizations Eastern Region Office. Topics include the Adirondacks and Hudson River PCB dredging. The collection contains correspondence, reports, plans, maps, subject files, audio and video, and memorabilia, such as posters, banners and bumper stickers. Please see the Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter Records (APAP130) for related materials about environmental work in the Adirondacks.
Collection ID: apap343
Paul H. Appleby Papers, 1944-1956
The Paul H. Appleby collection is composed of correspondence and Appleby's writings and speeches from his experience in government service.
Collection ID: apap112
Capital District Senior Issues Forum Records, 1998-2018
This collection contains the day-to-day work of the Capital District Senior Issues Forum from its inception in early 1998.
Collection ID: apap384
Thomas E. Mulligan Papers, 1941-1973
The Thomas E. Mulligan Papers document Mulligan's life from 1941 to 1973 including his two unsucessful political campaigns, one for Mayor of Albany and the other for assemblyman.
Collection ID: apap090
James Connolly Irish Republican Club Records, 1972-2015
The collection documents the activism of the Albany-based James Connolly Irish Republican Club during the mid-late 1970s through the Club's revival in 2015.
Collection ID: apap360
Otsego County Conservation Association Records, 1967-2001
Records of association dedicated to the protection, appreciation, and enhancement of natural resources in and around Otsego County. The group is concerned about numerous issues including the preservation of the Otsego Lake watershed, solid waste management, land-use planning, and water quality.
Collection ID: apap158
Environmental Advocates of New York Records, 2001 April 28 - 2017 June 1
The Environmental Advocates of New York Records document the legislative activities of the organization from the 1980s through the late 1990s. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, meeting minutes, reports, memorandums, publications, news clippings, promotional material, as well as administrative files.
Collection ID: apap104
New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, Environmental Conservation Division 169 (PEF/ENCON) Records, 1975-2000
The Public Employees Federation (PEF) was founded in 1979 to represent members of the Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PS&T) bargaining unit of New York State. PS&T employees had formerly been represented by CSEA, the state's largest public employee union. PEF founders believed that the concerns of the PS&T unit were not adequately represented by CSEA, the majority of whose members were non-professional state employees. PEF's stated mission is to "provide the leadership necessary for PEF members to achieve employment security, higher wages, better working conditions, and improved retirement benefits." Materials in this collection document PEF activities at both the state and division level. There is extensive coverage of executive board activities from 1978 through mid-2000, annual conventions, committee meetings, and contract negotiations. Also included are files for PEF Division 169, PEF's Environmental Conservation Division. These include correspondence, agendas and minutes for labor/management meetings, material on committees, and administrative files. This collection also documents the activities of reform groups and political parties within PEF (most notably, the Statewide Coalition for a Democratic Union) and PEF's relationships with its national affiliates, the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Teachers. Particularly strong is the collection of bulletin board postings, which includes almost everything posted on Division 169 PEF bulletin boards from 1979 through 2000. There are also official PEF publications, including a near-complete run of PEF's official monthly newsletter to members, The Communicator.
Collection ID: apap114
John J. Mcenery Papers, 1992-2009
This collection contains the papers of John J. McEneny's tenure in the New York State Assembly.
Collection ID: apap320
Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism Records, 1981-1995
Founded by a group of Albany area residents who organized to prevent the Springboks, the all-white South African national rugby team representing the apartheid South African government, from playing a game against the American all-star rugby team in Albany scheduled in 1981.
Collection ID: apap011
Capital Area Council of Churches Records, 1941-2002
This collection contains administrative files, correspondence, newsletters, subject files and meeting minutes from the Capital Area Council of Churches, an organization designed to promote cooperation between different religious institutions in the Albany, N.Y. area.
Collection ID: apap129
Kiepper, James Papers, 1964-1988
Dr. James "Jim" Kiepper served on the faculty in the School of Education at the University at Albany for 35 years. During the 1960s, he also was special assistant to Michigan Governor George Romney, and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller in his national bid for the U.S. Presidency in 1968. This collection documents Kiepper's long-time interest and work in politics. It includes a significant amount of memorabilia (dresses, stickers, pins, balloons, posters, fans) related to the Romney and Rockefeller presidential campaigns in 1964 and 1968. It also features Kiepper's personal notebooks from the 1964 Republican National Convention and from his work as an advance man for Rockefeller in 1968 as he traveled the country seeking a presidential bid. There also are materials from other 20th Century U.S. Presidential and Congressional political campaigns. In addition, the collection features news clips, calendars and schedules, notes, lectures and teaching materials. Kiepper is the author of Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator (2001) and previously edited the papers of Bridges and U.S. Representatives Perkins Bass and James Cleveland.
Collection ID: apap325
Meltsner, Michael Papers, 1973-2005
Michael Meltsner is a prominent lawyer and civil rights activist. Meltsner is also an opponent of the death penalty. The collection contains assorted capital punishment materials including clippings, journal articles, correspondence and files used in writing the death penalty chapters of Michael Meltsner's book, The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer.
Collection ID: apap295
United University Professions (UUP) Records, 1964-2000
The records of United University Professions (UUP) document the activities of the union and collective bargaining agent for the faculty and non-teaching professionals of the State University of New York. They begin in the 1960s with UUP's antecedents, the State University Professional Association (SUPA) and the Senate Professional Association (SPA), and continue through June 2000 for the materials produced by UUP's Communications Department, and through May 1993 for most other series.
Collection ID: apap039
NAACP Albany (New York) Branch Records, 1966-1988
Collection of Records and materials from 1966-1987
Collection ID: apap074
Eleanor Stein Papers, 1962-2018
The Eleanor Stein Papers contain professional and personal materials primarily related to Stein's commitment to enviornmental justice and her work in the field of climate change law.
Collection ID: apap383
Urban League of Northeastern New York Records, 1966-1987
Since its establishment in 1966 as the Urban League of the Albany N.Y. Area, the Urban League of Northeastern New York has campaigned for voter registration, housing, education, social services and other issues of concern to African Americans and others in the New York State Capital District.
Collection ID: apap008
Women's Building Collection, 1954-2000, bulk 1973-1998
The Women's Building collection records the formation and day-to-day administrative and programming activities of the Women's Building and its predecessor, the Tri-City Women's Center. The organization provided a safe space for community groups to meet and organize, and informational and educational programming to support the women of the Capital District. Inspired by a feminist perspective and driven by a commitment to social justice, the Women's Building provided physical meeting and office space to local organizations and programming and informational services on financial planning, legal issues, parenthood, childbirth, and women's health. The collection includes administrative records and programming material from the organization's inception in the early 1970s until 2000.
Collection ID: apap292
United Automobile Aerospace And Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 930 Records, 1944-1966, 1968, 1970-1989
Records of UAW Local 930 which represented the Ford Motors plant in Green Island, NY.
Collection ID: apap038
Howard F. Miller Papers, 1939-1983
Miller was an expert on institutional budgetary finance. He served on the faculty of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (1947-1969), as deputy director of the New York State Division of the Budget (1971-1978), and director of the budget, (1978-1980).
Collection ID: apap088
Rufus Edward Miles, Jr. Papers, 1934-1985
Miles served fifteen years as a top level administrator at the Federal Security Agency and the Department of Health Education and Welfare.
Collection ID: apap048
Anthony Weiner Papers, 1999-2010
The collection contains records related to Anthony Weiner's tenure in the United States Congress representing New York's 9th Congressional district.
Collection ID: apap328
Saratoga Springs Open Space Project Records, 1970-2003
The Saratoga Springs Open Space Project worked for the preservation of open space in Saratoga Springs. It supported the creation of nature trails, scenic walkways, and biking paths as well as vigorously opposed sprawl and loss of open space by organizing opposition to unsustainable development. In addition, the organization coordinated several programs aimed at aiding the development of Saratoga Springs and maintained a special interest in the development of the downtown area. The collection includes administrative files, grant files, material related to programs and issues, documentation of trails, and subject files.
Collection ID: apap155
Libby Post Papers, 1978-2005
The Libby Post Papers contain political campaign documents, professional correspondences, news clippings, meeting minutes, agendas, document drafts, press releases, news letters, civil activism notes, and other materials that document her involvement securing various LGBT rights and with political organizations, as well as the general LGBT community in Albany, NY.
Collection ID: apap045
Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs Records, 1938-1991
These records document the activities and membership of the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs (ESFWC) - the umbrella organization of New York State African-American women's groups - from 1938-1991. The collection also includes records from affiliated organizations: the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC) and the Northeast Federation of Women's Clubs (NFWC).
Collection ID: apap041
John Hart Terry Papers, 1962-1972
John Hart Terry was a U.S. Representative from New York. Terry was born in Syracuse, NY on November 14, 1924. Terry was elected and reelected to six terms on the Onondaga County Board of Supervisors, 1948-1958; appointed assistant secretary to the Governor of New York, 1959-1961; a member of the Inter-Group Relations Advisory Council of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, 1961-1962; and elected to five terms as a member of the New York State Assembly, 1963-1970. His papers contain records relating to his work as a politician in New York State.
Collection ID: apap281
Steve Hall Papers, 1978-2010
This collection documents Steve Hall's work with and knowledge of criminal justice and the death penalty, especially in Texas.
Collection ID: apap351
William Scheuerman Papers, 1982-2019
This collection contains material related to William Scheuerman, a local, state, and national labor leader.
Collection ID: apap348
Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York (ACUSNY) Records, 1938-1992
An early organization representing higher education before the Legislature and the Executive in Albany, as well as the Federal Government in Washington D.C.
Collection ID: apap003
Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission (PROTECT) Records, 1980-2007
P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission) initially formed in 1982 to oppose construction of a high voltage power line originating from Marcy, New York in Oneida County and running down to the New York City area.
Collection ID: apap299
Bill Babbitt Collection, 1967-2016
The Bill Babbitt Collection documents nearly ten years of legal efforts to spare Manny Babbitt's life from execution, and two decades of advocacy activities to try to abolish the death penalty.
Collection ID: apap204
Thomas C. Desmond Papers, 1930-1972
Press releases about his work and concerns as a New York State Senator, clippings about Senator Desmond and his wife, correspondence with Albert J. Abrams and reports and drafts on the Presidential primary system.
Collection ID: apap068
Conservative Party Of New York State Records, 1962-2004
The Conservative Party Of New York State Records contain files kept for the chairmen of the New York State Conservative Party: Kiernen O'Doherty, 1962; J. Daniel Mahoney, 1962-86; and Serphin Maltese, 1986-88. The strength of the records is in its documentation of New York State politics and elections (including the State Legislature and other state offices), the Conservative Party's political endorsements and candidates (including writer William F. Buckley, Jr., and Sen. James Buckley), and the political goals and ideological positions on contemporary issues.
Collection ID: apap060
The New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition Records, 1970-2002, bulk 1970-2002
Tenants and Neighbors is a statewide coalition of New York's tenants and tenant associations that fight for tenants' rights and affordable housing for all people. The origins of Tenants and Neighbors dates to a meeting of tenant and housing activists from across the state in August 1972 at St. Rose College in Albany, N.Y. By December 1974, a formal organization was developed by housing and tenant activists across the state that drew up by-laws and created the original name as the New York Tenants Coalition. The first statewide membership meeting was held in February 1975. In 1995, the organization changed its name to New York State Tenants and Neighbors. The collection includes: minutes, annual reports, newsletter and other publications, legislative and organizational memoranda, press releases, clippings, video and press coverage.
Collection ID: apap198
Citizens Budget Commission Records, 1931-1999
The Citizens Budget Commission contain information on the financial outlook of New York City from the 1930's to the 1990's.
Collection ID: apap201
Peter Pollak Papers, 1958-1987
This collection documents political events and issues, predominantly from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, through publications collected by University at Albany graduate student Peter Pollak.
Collection ID: apap368
Margery Koosed Papers, 1986-2008
This collection contains materials related to the capital punishment case of Richard Cooey, executed in Ohio in 2008 for homicide.
Collection ID: apap359
Ralph Pyle Papers, 1951
This collection consists of photographs of New York Governor Thomas Deweys' visit to Korea in 1951. U.S. Army Staff Sargeant Ralph Pyle took the photographs.
Collection ID: apap190
Employee Ownership Project Records, 1967-2000
Records of independent, non-profit organization which promotes the creation and growth of micro-enterprises and small business ventures to improve the lives of low and moderate income residents of the Capital Region.
Collection ID: apap120
New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors Records, 1950-2009
The records of the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors trace the development of mental healthcare throughout the state from the early 1950s through the beginning of the twenty-first century. Established in the mid-1970s, the Conference's records include correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, reports, and manuals that chronicle the efforts of mental health professionals as they encourage local, county, and state agencies to provide quality, affordable services for persons living with mental illness, chemical dependency, and/or developmental disability.
Collection ID: apap315
Lawrence A. Cabot Papers, 1964-1965
The Lawrence A. Cabot Papers document Cabot's service in the New York State Assembly where he served for one term in 1964-1965. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.
Collection ID: apap234
Bernard C. Smith Papers, 1963-1969
The Bernard C. Smith Papers document the first four years of Smith's service as a New York State Senator. While Smith is most well known for his work in conservation, these papers from his early Senate career contain significant materials on the issues of abortion, education (especially for mentally handicapped children), medical treatment and penal codes and laws.
Collection ID: apap279
Capital Area Microcomputer Society Newsletters, 1986-1999
This collection contains newsletters from the Capital Area Microcomputer Society from 1986-1999.
Collection ID: apap182
Columbia County Typographical Union No. 896 Records, 1927, 1936-1968
The Columbia County Typographical Union No. 896 records document the workings of this union from 1927-1968.
Collection ID: apap013
Grant Van Patten Papers, 1962
The Grant Van Patten Papers contain a news conference, news clippings, and a script relating to Van Patten's documentary The South Mall in Albany: Hoax or Hope?
Collection ID: apap167
Donald B. Rosenthal Papers, 1982-2004
Documents twenty years of Dr. Rosenthal's research into the history of gay and lesbian activism and the AIDS crisis.
Collection ID: apap202
Campus Action Records, 1992-2006
Campus Action was formed in April of 1992 as a multi-cultural, multi-issue organization with a mission to promote activism and support activist organizations on university campuses in New Yorks Capital Region.
Collection ID: apap164
Ernest Curto Papers, 1944, 1946-1965
The Ernest Curto Papers document Curto's service in the New York State Assembly, as a representative of Niagara County (N.Y.), where he served from 1946-1964. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and legislation from his tenure.
Collection ID: apap238
Judith Fetterley Papers, 1971-1993
The collection includes materials related to the women's issues with a particular emphasis on the University at Albany, SUNY. Records of particular interest are those of Albany Women Against Rape, Capital District Women, and the Caucus on Women's Rights at SUNY. Also included are issues of the publication The Spokeswoman (1971-1981).
Collection ID: apap085
Donald Schein Papers, 1954-2005
Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Schein was a pioneer in the development of educational television and radio in New York State. During graduate study at Boston University, he became active in fundraising to help establish Boston's educational television station, WGBH and served on the Massachusetts Citizens Committee on Educational Television. In 1955, Schein came to Schenectady and served as associate producer and first president of the Mohawk-Hudson Council on Educational Television, where he produced instructional programs for in-school use broadcast over WRGB-TV. Schein led the effort to launch the second public television station in New York State, Schenectady's WMHT in 1962, and was executive director and later general manager. He was instrumental in the addition of the all classical music radio station WMHT-FM in 1972 and the Radio Information Service (RISE), a radio reading service for the blind and print handicapped in 1978. He retired in 1986 as general manager, after concluding negotiations for the acquisition of Channel 45, WMHQ. The collection contains newsletters, programs and schedules, meeting minutes, photographs, and Schein's files as president of Mohawk-Hudson Council on Educational Television, and files as executive director and general manager of WMHT.
Collection ID: apap209
Major Owens Papers, 1988-2006
This collection contains records of Major Owens tenure in the U.S. House of Representiaives, where he served from 1982-2006.
Collection ID: apap297
Communications Workers of America Education Division Local 1104 Records, 1969-2001 (bulk 1983-1999)
The Education Division of Communication Workers of America, Local 1104 represents "employees eligible for union membership who are employed as: graduate students holding State-funded positions as Graduate Assistants or Teaching Assistants employed by the State University of New York." The collection includes news clippings, contracts, photographs, administrative records, as well as ephemera such as t-shirts, buttons, hats, and cup holders.
Collection ID: apap132
Albany Printing Pressmen, Assistants and Offset Workers Union, No. 23-C Graphic Communications International Union Records, 1951-1989
Meeting minutes from the Albany Printing Pressmen, Assistants and Offset Workers Union who represented typographical workers from throughout the Capital District.
Collection ID: apap006
S. Wentworth Horton Papers, 1933-1958
S. Wentworth Horton was born in Greenport, NY on October 16, 1885. Horton was a Republican member of the New York State Senate (1st District, 1947-1956) and an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York in 1948. Horton was a Presbyterian and a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon. His collections contains records relating to his time in the New York State Senate.
Collection ID: apap257
Dow, John Goodchild Papers, 1967-1971
John Goodchild Dow was a U.S. Representative from New York. Dow was an unsuccessful candidate for the New York state legislature in 1954 and 1956 before being elected as a Democrat to the 89th and 90th Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969). Dow was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 91st Congress in 1968, but was elected to the 92nd Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973) before being an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 93rd Congress in 1972, an unsuccessful candidate for election to the 94th Congress in 1974, and an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the 98th Congress in 1982. Dow died on March 11, 2003, in Suffern New York. His papers contain materials related to his political career.
Collection ID: apap243
Hinsdill Parsons Papers, 1890-1912
The Hinsdill Parsons Papers contain materials from Parsons' employment as general counsel at General Electric beginning in 1894, as well as personal and financial papers.
Collection ID: apap293
United University Professions (UUP), Albany Chapter Records, 1968-1990
United University Professions (UUP) is the union and collective bargaining agent for the faculty and non-teaching professionals of the State University of New York (SUNY). UUP (initially named SUNY/United) was created by the 1973 merger of the Senate Professional Association (SPA) and the State University Federation of Teachers (SUFT).
Collection ID: apap054
Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers, 1966-1967
The Tarky Lombardi, Jr. Papers contain correspondence documenting Lombardi's first term in the New York State Senate from 1966-1967.
Collection ID: apap261
United Tenants of Albany, 1972-2001
The United Tenants of Albany is an association dedicated to improving housing situations for Albany's low to moderate income families and businesses with safe, affordable living and working space.
Collection ID: apap118
Neil A. Tevebaugh-Kenwryck Records, 1983-1994
This collection includes videotapes, photographs, posters, buttons, campaign advertisements, newsletters, and news clippings related to Cynthia Jenkins collected by Neil Tevebaugh-Kenwryck. Jenkins was a Democrat from Queens, NY.
Collection ID: apap172
Nowicki, Joseph Papers, Undated
This collection documents the service of Joseph F. X. Nowicki of Pearl River, NY in the New York State Assembly representing Rockland County from 1961 through 1964.
Collection ID: apap266
New York State Coalition for Criminal Justice Records, 1971-1986
Formed in reaction to the Rockefeller Administration's crack-down following the Attica Prison riot, the New York State Coalition For Criminal Justice's primary mission was to reform what it regarded as an excessively harsh criminal justice system in New York.
Collection ID: apap012
Violet and Irwin F. Bender, Sr. Papers, 1941-2012
The Violet and Irwin F. Bender, Sr. Papers document the Pennsylvania couple's shortwave radio monitoring and subsequent correspondence about prisoners of war during World War II. The papers also contain correspondence about Axis Sally, an American radio broadcaster who was working for the Third Reich during the war and was later tried and convicted of treason in the United States.
Collection ID: apap342
Freda R. H. Martens Papers, 1961-1985
The Freda R. H. Martens Papers contain reports and papers about her work in higher education in both California and New York.
Collection ID: apap153
Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall Collection, 1979-1985
Materials relating to the application of the Pyramid Crossgates Company to the New York State DEC and DOT for permits to build the Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall in the Albany Pine Bush.
Collection ID: apap067
Clarence E. Hancock Papers, 1929-1946
The Clarence Eugene Hancock Papers document Hancock's time in the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He was the representative of the 35th District of New York from 1927 to 1945 but came to represent the 36th district from 1945 to 1947 after New York State was redistricted. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, Congressional bills, transcripts of Congressional hearings, telegrams, and handwritten notes.
Collection ID: apap252
Sandra Shapard Papers, 1972-2008
The Sandra Shapard Papers consist of Ms. Shapard's (largely political) button collection.
Collection ID: apap381
Willowbrook Review Panel Records, 1968-1981, bulk 1975-1981
The Willowbrook Review Panel was a Federal monitoring group established by the U.S. District Court in 1975 and dismissed from its duties in 1987. The Willowbrook Review Panel Records provide extensive documentation of the Panel's main function: monitoring implementation of the 1975 Willowbrook Consent Decree in New York State which set new standards for the care of the facility's residents.
Collection ID: apap127
Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter Records, 1964-1999
The collection documents the day-to-day work of the Sierra Club's Atlantic Chapter over three and a half decades.
Collection ID: apap130
Carleton P. Simon Papers, 1881-1952, 1956
The collection of papers is about drugs and drug related crimes in the United States. It is written by Carleton P. Simon. Simon is a psychiatrist by profession and is very much interested in crimes. This passion led to his next profession as a criminlogist. His writings focus on crimes and examine the motives behind the crimes. Simons has also written fiction magazines and poems.
Collection ID: apap073
Murray Weiss Papers, 1951-1961
The Murray Weiss Papers contain photographs taken during Weiss' tenure as a counselor and swimming instructor at Camp Woodland.
Collection ID: apap338
Joseph E. Persico Papers, 1910-2003
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.
Collection ID: apap030
David Coplon Papers, 1955-1980
The collection includes material related to pro-peace organizations retained by Schnectady resident David Coplon.
Collection ID: apap288
Mark Nepo Papers, 1978-1991
The Mark Nepo Papers contain a manuscript and research materials related to his literary career.
Collection ID: apap385
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Local 16 Records, 1886-1930
This collection contains meeting minutes from Bricklayers Local 16, Schenectady, NY.
Collection ID: apap010