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.

Our Collections

New York State Writers Institute Collection, 1983-2018
Features recordings and images of author readings and other literary events.
Collection ID: ua680.002
Middle States Accreditation Reports Collection, 1938-2010
The collection is made up of the accreditiation reports for the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua000.007
Green Sheet Newsletter Collection, 1972-1989
This collection contains Green Sheets, the weekly newsletter of the University Libraries.
Collection ID: ua580.005
New York State Normal School Student Portraits Collection, 1874-1889
This collection sholds several photo albums of students and faculty that were created by members of the State Normal School.
Collection ID: ua950.023
Myskania Records, 1915-1984
The original student government of the State College for Teachers, founded in 1917. Myskania acted as a secret society which selected its own members, but its duties were gradually assumed by the Student Association and it was disbaned in 1979.
Collection ID: ua800.001
Department of Curriculum and Instruction Records, 1962-1974
Contains records from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, primarily planning documents for various special institutes and programs.
Collection ID: ua652.001
University Auxiliary Services Records, 1976-1985
Contains inactive records of University Auxiliary Services (which succeeded the Faculty-Student Association in 1976), including annual and monthly financial reports, meeting minutes, and ephemera.
Collection ID: ua311
Campus Directories Collection, 1925-2006
This collection is made up of directories to campus faculty and staff at the new York State College of Teachers and the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua934
Institute of Gerontology Records, 1968-1995
The records of the Institute of Gerontology include materials from the Institute on Aging, the Institute of Gerontology and the Ringel Institute of Gerontology, all of which served the same function within the State University of New York at Albany. Records include materials about program creation, correspondence, day files, grant applications, budgets, publications, research materials and professional development.
Collection ID: ua690.015
Pi Omega Pi, Beta Eta Chapter Records, 1942-1986
The Pi Omega Pi Records contain documents pertaining to the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society's Beta Eta chapter at the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua800.013
Department of Sociology Records, 1966-1977
The Department of Sociology was created in 1966 as UAlbany evolved into a large public research university.
Collection ID: ua618
Department of History and Systematics of Science, 1968-1971
Contains records from the Department of History and Systematics of Science, a short-lived department within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Collection ID: ua614
Eugene McLaren Papers, 1940-2001
The Eugene McLaren Papers document his academic pursuits as well as research he conducted while on the faculty at the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua902.031
Department of Anthropology Records, 1968-1987
Contains inactive records of the Department of Anthropology.
Collection ID: ua612
Adelphoi Literary Society Records, 1902-1931
A social fraternity for High School students attending the Milne School, the training school attached to the New York State College for Teachers.
Collection ID: ua800.010
Senior Assistant to the President Records, 1987-2006
Records from the Senior Assistant to the President, Susan Supple.
Collection ID: ua000.002
Department of Public Administration and Policy Records, 1968-1987
Contains inactive records from the Department of Public Administration and Policy, a department within the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
Collection ID: ua680.005
Department of French Studies Records, 1980-1989
This collection consists of a single folder of records from the Department of French Studies and contains correspondence with Eugene Ionesco.
Collection ID: ua604
Department of Art and Art History Records, 1964-1978
The collection consists of inactive records from the University at Albany's Art Department.
Collection ID: ua601
Anna Cleveland Coggeshell Papers, 1914-1918
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.
Collection ID: ua902.018
New York State Community Theater Journal Collection, 1999-2006
Collection is made up of the New York State Community Theater Journal.
Collection ID: ua950.015
Task Force for Planning Downtown Campus, 1970-1972
In the early 1970s SUNY Albany sought to better utilize the space of the downtown campus, and improve the infrastructure overall. This collection is made up of materials created by a Task Force charged with taking on this burden.
Collection ID: ua010.013
Department of African American Studies Records, 1968-1976
The Department of African American studies documents the papers and administrative processes of the development and implementation of an African American Studies department at the University at Albany in the late 1960s to the late 1970s.
Collection ID: ua611
Department of Physics Records, 1915-1971
Records from the Department of Physics from the State College for Tearchers to the University at Albany, SUNY.
Collection ID: ua628
Computing Center Records, 1965-1982
The collection consists of inactive records from the University at Albany's Computing Center.
Collection ID: ua540
Donald J. Newman Papers, 1954-1989
The Donald J. Newman Papers document the career of the Professor of Criminal Justice and Dean of the School of Criminal Justice (1977-1984) including correspondence, subject files, adminstrative records, evaluations of other universities and his criminal justice projects.
Collection ID: ua902.024
Student Publications Collection, 1943-1993
Collection is made up of publications from students of the University at Albany, the vast majority of them publishing prose and poetry, as well as artwork created by students.
Collection ID: ua805
Division for Research Records, 1974-2013
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.
Collection ID: ua400
Office of Internal Audit Records, 1971-1981
This is an artificial collection of materials, gathered from several offices, relating to the Office of Internal Audit.
Collection ID: ua340
Environmental Decisions Commission Records, 1971-1980
The Environmental Decisions Commission has developed a policy base for decisions on matters relating to the environmental health quality of the university. They have dealt with many environmental issues on campus including traffic control, composting, recycling paper and more.
Collection ID: ua696.002
Maureen Didier, School of Social Welfare 25th Anniversary Oral History Collection, 1990-1991
The Maureen Didier, School of Social Welfare 25th Anniversary Oral History Collection contains interviews with students, graduates, faculty, administrators and other personnel of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua902.019
School of Social Welfare Records, 1964-2000
The School of Social Welfare Records document the history and day-to-day operations of the School at the University at Albany since its first full year of operation in 1964 through 2000.
Collection ID: ua690
The Edward E. Potter Club and Alumni Association Records, 1911-2014
The Edward E. Potter Club And Alumni Association Records includes documents and objects related to the finances, activities, and history of the Club and subsequent Alumni Association. Materials related to the Edward E. Potter Club include financial settlements, photographs, correspondence, and meeting minutes. Materials related to the Alumni Association include Alumni addresses, memorabilia, and a newsletter. Objects in this collection include mugs, a blanket, stamp, letter opener, compact makeup, and ledger books.
Collection ID: ua901.003
Center for Technology and Government, 1994-2013
Records of university-sponsored applied research center that examines and aids the adoption of technological innovation in government.
Collection ID: ua433
University at Albany Foundation Collection, 1967-2006
Contains correspondence, financial statements, and other administrative records for the University at Albany Foundation, which is a not-for-profit corporation that manages philanthropic contributions given in support of the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua190
Department of Music Records, 1923-1988
This collection contains records and ephemera from the Department of Music.
Collection ID: ua608.005
National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA) Records, 1988-1999
The Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA) specializes in research, development, and services to improve literacy teaching and learning across the grades and subjects.
Collection ID: ua680.030
Martin Fausold Papers, 1919, 1945-2008
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.
Collection ID: ua902.078
Philosophy, 1968-1989
Contains records from the Department of Philosophy, including course bulletins, degree proposals, and related memoranda.
Collection ID: ua607
Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research Records, 1983-1989
Contains technical reports from the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, a research center affiliated with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
Collection ID: ua681
Department of English Records, 1939-2000
Contains inactive records of the Department of English, including syllabi and course materials, annual reports, departmental correspondence, department publications, and administrative records.
Collection ID: ua603
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Records, 1970-2017
Records of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and its predecessors. Materials include administrative correspondence, committee and task force meeting materials, planning documentation, and assorted reports, all relating to issues of diversity, inclusion, equal employment, and discrimination.
Collection ID: ua370
Pride Alliance Collection, 1984-2009
This collection is made up of programs and advertisements for events hosted by various LGBTQ groups on campus.
Collection ID: ua800.014
Department of Public Safety Records, 1965-1981
This collection contains the records of the Department of Public Safety, which oversaw campus security. The bulk of the collection consists of crime and incident reports.
Collection ID: ua380
Department of Chemistry Records, 1958-1979
Memoranda, course descriptions, technical reports, syllabi, and proposals for the academic chemistry department.
Collection ID: ua624
Office of Human Resources Management Records, 1947-2017
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.
Collection ID: ua337
Friends of the Libraries Records, 1981-2006
The Friends of the Libraries Records contain the day-to-day activities of this University at Albany organization comprised of faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
Collection ID: ua580.020
Raymond Falconer Papers, 1942-1999
The Raymond Falconer Papers document Falconer's work in the fields of atmospheric science and meteorology, as well as his time at the Atmospheric Science Research Center (ASRC).
Collection ID: ua902.014
Office of University Advancement Records, 1973-2000
This collection contains records from the Office of University Advancement which oversaw development and public events programs. Also includes records from subordinate offices, including the Community Events Office. Materials include financial records, commencement and inauguration planning documentation, and task force records.
Collection ID: ua780
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government Collection, 1982-2006
Contains materials from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, a public policy research institute operated by SUNY. The bulk of the collection consists of audio and video tapes.
Collection ID: ua680.004
Yearbook Collection, 1900-2014
This collection is made up of the published yearbooks of the New York State Normal College, the New York State College for Teachers, and the State University of New York at Albany.
Collection ID: ua807
Associate Vice President for Community Engagement Records, 2000-2015
Records of Miriam Trementozzi document the University at Albany, SUNY's numerous public and community outreach efforts.
Collection ID: ua000.003
Department of Theatre Records, 1948-1984
Originally the Department of Speech and Dramatic Art, it encompassed the disciplines of Dramatic Art; Rhetoric and Public Address; Radio, Television and Film; and Speech Pathology and Audiology. The Department is responsible for the operation of the State University Theatre, is closely affiliated with the Northeastern New York Speech Center, and is the sponsor of a number of course-related student organizations
Collection ID: ua609
Alumni Directory Collection, 1980-2011
Collection is made up of the alumni directories published by the Alumni Association.
Collection ID: ua950.019
Green Sheet Newsletter Collection, 1972-1989
This collection contains Green Sheets, the weekly newsletter of the University Libraries.
Collection ID: ua580.005
Campus Construction Collection, 1951-1987
This collection contains planning documents used in the development and construction of the University at Albany, SUNY's Uptown campus.
Collection ID: ua950.005
Tae Moon Lee Photographs, 1964-1972
This collection is made up of photographs, negatives and prints taken by faculty member Tae Moon Lee of members of the university community and the university itself.
Collection ID: ua902.071
Department of Political Science, 1970-1988
Contains inactive records from the Department of Political Science, including correspondence, course materials, and planning documents.
Collection ID: ua684
Caroline Smith Page Family Papers, 1867-1905
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.
Collection ID: ua802.008
Deans' And Directors' Meetings Records, 1967-1981
Records of informal meetings attended by deans of academic schools and directors of university facilities.
Collection ID: ua400.004
Edward E. Potter Papers, 1918-1966
Papers of World War I pilot and State College for Teachers student. Potter died in a plane crash Paris, France.
Collection ID: ua802.002
Office of Information Systems and Technology Records, 1984-1994
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.
Collection ID: ua535
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Alpha Chapter Records, 1940-1992
The Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Alpha Chapter Records contain documents related to the formation and activities of the Alpha Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua800.008
New York State Normal College Executive Committee Records, 1844 June-1909 September
This collection holds the meeting minutes of the executive committe of the State Normal school who were appointed by the Board of Regents to run the administration of the school.
Collection ID: ua210
Department of Economics Records, 1971-1985
The collection documents the day-to-day work of the Department of Economics.
Collection ID: ua613
Administrative Communication Groups Records, 1962-1971
This collection is made up of memos and correspondence informing faculty on University policy. These were created by the Administrative Communications Groups who were responsible for disseminating information about meetings of the administration.
Collection ID: ua000.008
Department of Geography and Planning Records, 1985-1987
Contains records from the Department of Geography and Planning, including conference proceedings and a schedule of courses.
Collection ID: ua620
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Records, 1964-1976
The collection consists of inactive records from the University at Albany's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).
Collection ID: ua560
Alfred H. Woodcock Papers, 1930-1995
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.
Collection ID: ua902.028
Office of the Vice President for Management and Planning Records, 1965-1978
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.
Collection ID: ua315
University Historical Reference Collection, 1871-1995
This collection is made up of reference material related to the history of the University at Albany and its earlier iterations.
Collection ID: ua950.008
Leonard Kastle Papers, 1940-1996
The collection contains material pertaining to Leonard Kastle, an American composer, pianist, film writer and director. Kastle also served as a Visiting Professor of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University at Albany in the 1980s.
Collection ID: ua902.021
Office for Research Collection, 1967-1989
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.
Collection ID: ua950.021
Office of the Registrar Records, 1900-2016
Contains student transcripts and the official schedule of classes and academic calendar.
Collection ID: ua530
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Records, 2006 September 3 - 2017 May 17, bulk 1980-1995
This collection contains inactive records from the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (previously called the Office of Undergraduate Studies).
Collection ID: ua510
Office of Career and Professional Development Records, 1961-2016
Records from the college's career development office.
Collection ID: ua730.007
Robert Rienow Papers, 1875-1984, bulk 1955-1979
Correspondence with publishers and environmental groups including the Constitutional Council for Forest Preserves, 1970–71; Defenders of Wildlife, 1970–76; Albany Environmental Council, 1965–76; draft manuscripts and typescripts, 1956–79, of texts, scholarly and popular articles and books relating to local, state, national, and international government and to environmental issues such as the anti-nuclear movement, forest preservation, wildlife preservation, the Adirondack Mountains, lecture notes taken as a student and given to his classes, 1930–70, scripts for his television series "Man Against His Environment", 1970–71, drafts of speeches on environmental concerns, tape cassettes on environmental issues created as staff lecturer for the Center for Cassette Studies, clippings files on government and environmental issues, photographs of Rienow and his wife. Robert Rienow was educated at Carthage College (B.A., 1930), and Columbia University (M.A., 1934; Ph.D., 1937), served as Instructor, 1936–41, Assistant Professor, 1941–47, and Professor, 1947–80, of Social Science at the State University of New York at Albany, now the University at Albany. Through out his career Rienow maintained an active interest in environmental issues and a belief in the need to popularize issues of public concern. (See also papers of his wife Leona Train Rienow).
Collection ID: ua902.009
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Records, 2004-2013
This collections consists of programs and advertisements created by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, an institution that acts to create a safe environment for students of various sexual orientations.
Collection ID: ua800.017
Financial Secretary Records, 1844-1965
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.
Collection ID: ua305
Department of Athletics Records, 1940-2014
Records of the University at Albany Athletics Department, including adminsitrative records, photographs, and other memorobilia.
Collection ID: ua746
Harry Price Papers, 1949-1978
Dr. Harry S. Price taught in the History Department at the University at Albany from 1947 to 1979. the collection includes correspondence from 1967 to 1968, office files from 1953-1978, and bulletins from 1982 to 1985. Also included are meeting minutes and lecture notes.
Collection ID: ua902.075
Task Force for Long Range Planning Records, 1972-1973
Reports and memoranda from the commission established to determine the growth of SUNYA until the mid-1980s.
Collection ID: ua010.001
Center for Inter-American Studies Records, 1962-1976
Contains records from the Center of Inter-American Studies, which sponsored interdisciplinary language and cultural studies program relating to Latin America.
Collection ID: ua605.011
Cornelius Robbins Papers, 1979-2006
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.
Collection ID: ua902.089
Freshman Focus Collection, 1984-1994
Collection is made up of select volumes of the Freshman Focus, a publication from the Alumni Association, dating from 1984 to 1994.
Collection ID: ua950.011
Community University Day Collection, 1972-1983
Contains materials relating to Community University Day, which was an annual event aimed at fostering a positive relationship between UAlbany and the Albany community. Materials include: fliers and posters, programs, and correspondence.
Collection ID: ua750
Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC) Records, 1975-2018
CELAC was established promote research, publications, technical assistance, and resource services to the academic, international, and local communities focused on the Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino populations.
Collection ID: ua445
Office of Accounting Records, 1967 - 1983
The collection consists of inactive records from the University at Albany's Office of Accounting.
Collection ID: ua351
Department of Geological Sciences Records, 1969-1986
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.
Collection ID: ua626
Chi Sigma Theta Sorority Records, 1914-2014, Undated
The Chi Sigma Theta Sorority Records contain documents related to the history, activities and alumnae of the Chi Sigma Theta Sorority at the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua806
Edith Cutting Papers, 1938-1977
Cutting was a folklorist, author, 1938 graduate of State College for Teachers, and a high school English teacher in Johnson City, New York.
Collection ID: ua902.001
School of Criminal Justice Records, 1963-1988
The files of the School of Criminal Justice consist primarily of records kept by Deans Richard Myren 1966-1976, and Donald Newman, 1977-84. They document the organization and formation of the School, particularly during the critical years of development (1963-1969).
Collection ID: ua640
Division of Finance and Business Records, 1972-2000
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.
Collection ID: ua300
Center for Community Studies Records, 1946-1976
Created in 1950 in part to study education in school districts. The Center's mission was to identify the research factors that aid in constructing and maintaining strong democratic communities and to promote such factors through education.
Collection ID: ua652.004
University Bookstore Records, 1964-1984
Contains records from the University Bookstore, including board meeting minutes, newsletters, and reports.
Collection ID: ua314
SUNY Theater Annual Collection, 1948-1970
Collection is made up of the publication the Theater Annual.
Collection ID: ua950.017
Department of Women's Studies Collection, 1972-2000
This collection contains materials relating to the founding and administration of the Women's Studies Program, including course descriptions, meeting records, and ephemera.
Collection ID: ua600.005
Campus Unrest Collection, 1967-1972
The Campus Unrest Collection documents volatile events during the late 1960s and the early 1970s that occurred not only at the State University Of New York at Albany, but at other Universities as well.
Collection ID: ua950.007
School of Business Records, 1937-2003
Contains inactive records from the School of Business, including: planning documentation, reports and budgets, MBA proposals, and faculty meeting minutes.
Collection ID: ua630
Administrative Committee Records, 1971-1981
This collection contains items from a committee created to oversee major budget decisions. Materials include meeting agendas, minutes, and university wide memos about the decisions made at these meetings.
Collection ID: ua000.006