Giving to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives
The Grenander Department is very appreciative of monetary gifts that allow us to care for and provide enhanced access to our collections. Examples of projects funded by donors include:
- The archival processing of collections including the papers of Eugene P. Link, the records of United University Professions, and the papers of Karl M. Otto Paetel
- Digitizing and describing photographs for the online University at Albany Libraries' Digital Repository
- The care and reformatting of films from the papers of Norman Studer and the records of the New York Republican State Committee
- The purchase, cataloging, and preservation of books for the Miriam Snow Mathes Historical Children's Literature Collection
- In 1994 Marcia Brown named the Department as the repository of her life's work, including her correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, final art, books, and puppets. As part of that gift, Ms. Brown established a fund to aid in processing and preserving her collection with a $10,000 donation. Over time Ms. Brown continued to give generously. After her death in 2015, her estate established the Marcia Brown Endowment to ensure the continual support of the University Libraries and the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.The Department's research room was officially designated the Marcia Brown Research Room on November 2, 2001, to honor Ms. Brown's intellectual and financial support.