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Search the Albany Student Press Online

Mark Wolfe - February 11, 2011

The University at Albany Libraries’ M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives has made the State College News, 1916-1962, and the Albany Student Press, 1963-1986 available online. The search box below allows for keyword searching of the student newspapers. The Libraries is currently developing advanced search techniques, such as by date, and is working on digitizing the student newspaper from 1900-1916 and 1985-2008. If you want to search keywords in the Albany Student Press, click here: Search the Albany Student Press</img>

New Finding Aids Communications Workers of America (CWA)

Mark Wolfe - January 07, 2011

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the completed archival processing and new online finding aids for the records of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1104, Telephone Operator’s Division and Education Division. With over 10,000 members in New York State, CWA 1104’s organizational history traces a union that grew over the years to protect the interests of a large variety of professions. The CWA, 1104 Operator’s Division records consist of a variety of documents illustrating the union’s evolution from its origin as the Telephone Traffic Union Upstate (TTUU) founded in Albany in 1945 and later affiliated as the Telecommunications International Union (TIU), Local 1112. Industry changes and the legendary 1984 AT&T breakup led Local 1112 to merge with CWA and was renamed the Telephone Traffic Union Upstate, CWA Local 1112. As the telephone industry privatized and became more automated, operators relied heavily...

Winter Intersession Hours for 2010-2011

Mark Wolfe - December 14, 2010

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will be closed Friday, December 23, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012. The Department will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, and resume regular reference hours from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Department's complete reference hours can be found here.

Exhibit: Following the Yellow Brick Road

Mark Wolfe - September 10, 2010

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Presents: Following the Yellow Brick Road: Imitation and Influence in Children’s Literature Classic children’s books endure for their originality and timeless value to generations of young (and older) readers. A handful of these books distinguish themselves as exemplars and definers of entire genres. Six such examples are presented in this exhibit. They are: The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678); Robinson Crusoe (1719); Gulliver’s Travels (1726); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865); The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900); and The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902). Presented here are small selections of books, some classics in their own right, which take influence from their groundbreaking predecessors in a broad variety of ways. Some are explicit sequels or pastiches, while others borrow structural, stylistic, or symbolic elements, but are otherwise independent entities. Some are written by associates of the influencing novel’s author, and some even share visual...

Fifteenth Annual Capital Region Archives Dinner at the Edison Club in Rexford, NY

Mark Wolfe - August 23, 2010

The Capital Region Archives Dinner Committee, in co-operation with the Archives Partnership Trust and the Capital Area Archivists, is proud to present the Fifteenth Annual Capital Region Archives Dinner at the Edison Club in Rexford, NY on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The evening begins with a cash bar & hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm and the dinner and program at 7:00 pm. The keynote speaker is Dr. Gerald Zahavi, professor of History and Director of the Documentary Studies Program at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and noted expert on the history of General Electric. Focusing on an important aspect of GE’s social life, Association Island, a corporate summer recreation retreat and conference center owned by GE for half a century, Dr. Zahavi will explore the usefulness of utilizing non-textual sources to interpret the often hidden social and cultural dimensions of economic history and demonstrate the value...

New acquisition of a Class of 1912 diary

Mark Wolfe - June 11, 2010

The University at Albany Libraries’ M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives has acquired a unique diary written by a graduate of the New York State Normal College in Albany’s Class of 1912. Ethel Gail Everingham (pictured) wrote in the diary about about her time as a student at the New York State Normal College from 1910 until she graduated in 1912. The bulk of the volume, pp. 38-146, contains the diary entries, poetry and short stories. While attending the Normal College, Everingham boarded at 159 Clinton Avenue in Albany with her mother and she was a member of the Delta Omega Sorority, the school’s first sorority formed in 1890. </img> The diary begins with a one act comedy, “The Hooligans,� that freshman Delta Omega pledges were require to perform. It contains literary pieces apparently written by Everingham, accounts of travels around Albany and the Capital District, descriptions of...

University at Albany's' 137th Annual Commencement, May 24, 1981

Mark Wolfe - May 14, 2010

This is video footage of distinguished author Isaac Bashevis Singer’s speech at the University at Albany’s 137th Annual Commencement held on May 24, 1981 at University Field. The master video is part of the University Archives and it was digitally reformatted for your viewing pleasure. Singer was a Polish-born Jewish American author and one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement who received the 1978 Nobel Prize in literature. The footage is of Singer’s Commencement speech as his acceptance of an honorary degree from the University. President, Vincent O'Leary introduces the Nobel Laureate. University at Albany's 137th Annual Commencement program:

Constructing a Learning Space: The Science Library, 1984-2009

Mark Wolfe - March 30, 2010

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Science Library, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives has selected items from the archives that document the planning, construction, and use of the building. The exhibit is open and on display in the Science Library atrium of the Uptown Campus.

Closed January 18th 2010

Mark Wolfe - January 11, 2010

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will be closed Monday, January 18th, 2010 in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Winter Intersession Hours for 2010-2011

Mark Wolfe - December 22, 2009

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will be closed December 23, 2009 – January 3, 2010. The Department will be re-open at 9:00 AM Monday January 4, 2010 and resume regular reference hours from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Department will be also closed on January 18, 2010. The Department's complete reference hours can be found here.