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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Collection History of SUNYA Student Film, ca. 1975

A student film narrating the evolution of school into a research university during the 1960s and 1970s.

Collection Commencement Programs Collection, 1857-2019

This collection is made up of programs for commencement ceremonies at the University at Albany.

Collection Psi Gamma Sorority and Alumnae Association, Inc. Records, 1898-1997

Psi Gamma was founded in 1898 at the New York State Normal College for Teachers and the Alumnae Association in 1922. The sorority split in 1991 over whether to abandon local status or become a chapter of a national sorority.

Collection University Historical Reference Collection, 1871-1995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 Student Publications Collection, 1926-1993

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.