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.
University Archives Collections
- University Leadership
- Office of the President
- University Council
- University Senate
- Presidential Offices
- Task Forces & Committees
- Administative Units
- Communications & Marketing
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Finance & Business
- Information Systems and Technology
- Student Affairs
- University Foundation, Alumni, and Fundraising
- Academic Affairs
History of SUNYA Student Film, ca. 1975
A student film narrating the evolution of school into a research university during the 1960s and 1970s.
Commencement Programs Collection, 1857-2019
This collection is made up of programs for commencement ceremonies at the University at Albany.
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.
University Historical Reference Collection, 1871-1995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.
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.