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

Middle States Accreditation Reports Collection1952-2010
The collection is made up of the accreditiation reports for the University at Albany.
Collection ID: ua931
University Update Collection, 1999-2006
This collection consists of the University Update publication, as well as its predecessor publications produced by the same office.
Collection ID: ua950.014
Office of University Relations Records, 1960-1999
Contains records form the Office of University Relations and its predecessors, including the Office of Public Relations and Office of Community Relations.
Collection ID: ua760
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
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
Atmospheric Science Research Center Records, 2014 October 17 - 2017 May 17
The collection consists of inactive records from the University at Albany's Atmospheric Science Research Center.
Collection ID: ua450
Department of Slavic and Germanic Languages and Literature Records
Contains departmental copies of German dissertations submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Collection ID: ua605.001
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
Phi Delta Kappa, Epsilon Omicron Chapter Records, Undated
Professional Fraternity for Men in Education. Includes scrapbook of initiation programs, membership lists, film negatives.
Collection ID: ua800.016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University Photograph Collection, 1847-2005
This artificial collection documents the history of the University at Albany, SUNY and its predecessors through photographs and moving images. Images often depict the school's campus, university events, students, or faculty and staff.
Collection ID: ua390
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
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
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
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
University at Albany Publication Records, 1990-2005
This collection consists of materials used in the drafting and publication of the UAlbany Magazine.
Collection ID: ua392
Donald Mochon Collection, 1972-1977
Watercolor art done on memos by Donald Mochon, founding director of the SUNY Albany Art Museum.
Collection ID: ua902.059
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 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
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
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
Senior Assistant to the President Records, 1987-2006
Records from the Senior Assistant to the President, Susan Supple.
Collection ID: ua000.002
Kermit Hall Papers, ca. 1980-2006
Personal papers of former University at Albany President Kermit Hall, who passed away suddenly in 2006.
Collection ID: ua902.070
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
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
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
Kappa Phi Kappa Fraternity, Chi Chapter Records, 1943-1964
Includes financial records, 1927-1962; minutes, 1945-1961; copies of the constitution and bylaws, 1948, 1963-1965; and material on ceremonial procedures, 1961.
Collection ID: ua800.007
Alumni Directory Collection, 1980-2011
Collection is made up of the alumni directories published by the Alumni Association.
Collection ID: ua950.019
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
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
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
Alpha Pi Alpha Records, 1952-1978
Scrapbooks and memorabilia of Alpha Pi Alpha, founded in 1952 as an independent non-discriminatory fraternity at the New York State College for Teachers
Collection ID: ua800.015
Eta Phi Sorority Alumnae Association Collection, 1921-1940
Contains original Constitution, 1921; meeting minutes from the organization's annual meetings, 1921-1940; and financial reports, 1921-1932.
Collection ID: ua801.002
General Reference Collection, 1828-2015
A reference collection created by archivists that includes clippings, copies of official records, publications that document the University, students, alumni, and members of the faculty.
Collection ID: ua950.002
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
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
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
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
Department of Anthropology Records, 1968-1987
Contains inactive records of the Department of Anthropology.
Collection ID: ua612
Theatre Alumni Association Records, 1954-1974
The Theatre Alumni Association was an active group at the State University at Albany. This collection includes a scrapbook, 1954-72; correspondence; minutes; and audio tapes of Agnes Futterer's readings and of an interview with playwright Eugne Ionesco.
Collection ID: ua801.001
The Milne School Records, 1890-2004
This collection contains materials from the Milne School related to administrative activities from faculty and staff, as well as records pertaining to student activities from various clubs and publications.
Collection ID: ua659
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
Faculty Handbooks Collection, 1948-1994
This collection is made up of faculty handbooks for professors at the University of Albany.
Collection ID: ua938
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
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
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
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
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
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
Theodore White Papers, Undated
Primarily files related to his tenure as a professor of Political Science, internal political science department files but also 1 box of a proposed but never realized Asian Studies Major in the early 1970s.
Collection ID: ua902.039
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
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
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
SUNYA Women's Club Records, 1951-1992
Records of the social and community activities performed a social group of faculty wives and other women that perfomed university and community service.
Collection ID: ua901.001
Allen B. Ballard Papers, 1970-2015
This collection documents the career of Allen B. Ballard as Professor of Government at City College of New York (CUNY), and Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. During his time at CUNY, Ballard also served as Dean of the Faculty where he developed the SEEK program than later influenced both CUNY and SUNY equal opportunity programs.
Collection ID: ua902.076
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
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
Philosophy, 1968-1989
Contains records from the Department of Philosophy, including course bulletins, degree proposals, and related memoranda.
Collection ID: ua607
Department of Counseling and Personnel Services Records, 1965-1976
Contains records from the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services (previously known as the Department of Guidance and Personnel Services). Consists primarily of budget documentation, meeting minutes, and course planning materials.
Collection ID: ua657
New York State Normal College Registration Books, 1845-1906
Collection contains the registration lists of all the students who attended the Normal School, detailing their start date and other personal information.
Collection ID: ua531
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
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
Louis Ismay Papers, 1959-1977
The papers of Lou Ismay document the history of the Environmental Forum at the University at Albany, SUNY, (State University of New York at Albany as it was then known) from 1969-1977, as well as the Environmental Studies Program. The collection contains information on the Environmental Forum, the Protect Your Environment Club, administrative files, student writings, subject files, correspondence, and publications. The student writings are from Ismay's Environmental Forum classes from 1969-1977. This series is restricted from use, along with parts of the Environmental Forum and correspondence series. This course was held under different numbers during its existence, including A&S 201 and Env.250a and b. The strength of the collection lies not in the educational departments that are represented by the collection, but by the overall impression one can gather about the rise of environmental awareness among students at the university. Access to certain student material is restricted. Consult a staff member for details.
Collection ID: ua902.064
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
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
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
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
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
University at Albany Magazine Collection, 1967-2014
This collection is made up of copies of the Carillon and University at Albany Magazine.
Collection ID: ua950.009
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
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
Office of Career and Professional Development Records, 1961-2016
Records from the college's career development office.
Collection ID: ua730.007
Office of the Director of the Physical Plant Records, 1974 - 2017 July 17
The collection consists of the records of the University at Albany's Director of the Physical Plant. The records document the administrative functions of the office and the maintenance of the University's building, grounds, motor pool and power plant.
Collection ID: ua331
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
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
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
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
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
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
Edith Owen Wallace Papers, 1918-1960
This collection consists of the academic papers of Edith O. Wallace, a professor at the University between 1918 and 1965.
Collection ID: ua902.013
Donald Leidel Papers, 1965-1976
Mainly consists of an artificial collection of news clippings, correspondence, flyers, and memos relating to student unrest at the University from 1969 to 1972. Also includes personal correspondence, 196972; materials concerning the first PhD degree granted by the University, 197476; course materials for Social Studies 1A and 1B; and dissertation proposals, 1965.
Collection ID: ua902.023
Department of Astronomy and Space Science Records, 1967-1976
Contains the records of the Department of Astronomy and Space Science, which existed from 1964 until 1976.
Collection ID: ua621
New York Environmental News (NYEN) Collection, 1973-1988
This collection is made up of issues of New York Environmental News, a newsletter focused on environmental issues in New York state.
Collection ID: ua450.001
Sailing Club Records, 1963-1974
This collection documents the activities of the State University of New York at Albany's Sailing Club
Collection ID: ua800.002
Vivian C. Hopkins Papers, 1842-1980, bulk 1930-1978
This collection consists of the papers of Dr. Vivian Constance Hopkins, documenting both her career in academia and her personal correspondence.
Collection ID: ua902.003
Melvin Urofsky Papers, 1850-1978, bulk 1870-1940
The Melvin Urofsky Papers discuss his research and editing of his multi-volume series on the letters of Louis Brandeis. The papers consist of copies of Brandeis' letters, drafts of the volumes co-edited by Urofsky, and several of Urofsky's notebooks.
Collection ID: ua902.022
Computing Center Records, 1965-1982
The collection consists of inactive records from the University at Albany's Computing Center.
Collection ID: ua540