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Institute of Gerontology Records

1968-1995

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Abstract

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.

Summary

Creator:
Institute of Gerontology (University at Albany)
Date Coverage:
1968-1995
Quantity:
11.6 cubic ft.

The Institute of Gerontology was the successor to the Institute on Aging, created in 1968 as part of the College of General Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The purpose of the Institute, and all subsequent iterations, was to provide knowledge and research into the experience and care of elderly citizens. Specific issues such as nursing home care, criminal offenders and social interaction were the focus of instruction, communication and research through degree programs and certificates, seminars, conferences, newsletters, consortial committees and research studies. In 1972, the organization was renamed as the Institute of Gerontology, and became part of the University's School of Social Welfare. Within a few years, it received status as an established research unit. In 1982, it became the Ringel Institute for Gerontology, named for Rhoda and Stan Ringel, both of whom supported the mission of the institute. The name was changed again in 1997, back to the Institute of Gerontology, which it remains. It is currently comprised of two units, the Center for Research and the Center for Excellence in Aging Services.

Previous directors for the program include Father Anthony Rocha, Steven. I. Pflanczer, Susan R. Sherman and Sheldon S. Tobin. Primary researchers for the Institute include Evelyn S. Newman and Susan R. Sherman. Research topics continued to include elderly offenders, nursing home care, social interaction for seniors as well as the role of the University in advocating for this population, among others. Beyond research papers, the Institute hosted a number of conferences, seminars and training sessions.

Funding was initially provided through grants. After the first director, Father Anthony Rocha, failed to secure a necessary grant for a second consecutive year, he resigned from the Institute, which then was absorbed by the School of Social Welfare. From this point on, funding was received through a mix of grants and institutional funding.

Records contained in this collection include administrative files such as records documenting program creation, committee minutes and agendas, day files and correspondence from 1970-1995, financial records related to grand funding and budgets from 1968-1993, and publications including research projects, training seminars and conferences from 1970-1990. Records from the Ringel Institute of Gerontology follow those of the Institute of Gerontology within the same series. There are few remaining records from the Institute on Aging. Photographs and slides are included in the same boxes and folders as paper documents. Cassettes are housed separately in the Special Collections Cold Room.

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series are arranged chronologically.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Ringel Institute for Gerontology in March 1995.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Institute of Gerontology Records, 1968-1995. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Institute of Gerontology Records).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 2.1 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains files relating to the creation of specific programs and certificates including the Nursing Home Ombudsman Program and Elderhostel Senior Seminar, day files, faculty searches, memos and correspondence of Evelyn Newman and Susan Sherman.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Partial Report on Activities1970-1971

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1 2Day Files1971-1972

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1 3-4Day Files1972-1973

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1 5-6Day Files1973 March-August

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1 7-8Day Files1973-1974

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1 9Day Files1974-1975

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1 10Evelyn Newman Correspondence1974-1975

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1 11Day Files1975

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1 12Michelle Levy Certificate, Photo1975, Undated

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1 13Annual Report1975-1976

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1 14Annual Reports1975-1976, 1978, 1980-1983, 1985

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1 15Day Files1976, Undated

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1 16Local (Community) Advisory Committee Notebook1976-1980, Undated

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1 18General Correspondence1976-1983

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1 18Day Files1977

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1 19-20Nursing Home Ombudsman Program1977-1978

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1 21Campus Advisory Board1977-1980, Undated

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1 22Elderhostel Senior Seminar1977-1981, Undated

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1 23Evelyn Newman Memos1977-1982

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1 24NY State Nursing Home Ombudsman Final Report1978

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1 25Day Files1978, Undated

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1 26Basic Adult Services: Model Curriculum1978-1981, Undated

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1 27Day Files1979

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1 28Susan M. Sherman Correspondence1979-1980

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1 29Undergraduate 2nd Field in Aging1979-1980, Undated

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2 1-2Adult Family Care Training1979-1980, Undated

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2 3Elderhostel Senior Seminar1979-1981, Undated

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Cassette 1Community University Daylate 1970s

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2 4Certificate Program for Nursing Home Administrators1980, Undated

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2 5Day Files1980, Undated

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2 6Field of Study1980-1981, Undated

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2 7-8General Memos1980-1982, 1984-1989

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2 9-10General Information1980-1985

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3 1Day Files1981

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3 2Faculty Search1981, Undated

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3 3Student Orientation1981-1982

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3 4Agreement with the Ringels1981-1982, 1991

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3 5Committees on Centers and Institutes1981-1982, Undated

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3 6-7Development of Program1981-1982, Undated

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3 8Five-Year Plan1981-1982, 1988-1989, Undated

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3 9Day Files1982

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3 10Minor in Maturity and Aging1982-1983

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3 11Annual Lecture1983, 1986-1988, 1991-1993, 1995

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3 12Director's Report1987-1989, 1992

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3 13Search for PSTP Associate Director1988

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3 14Evaluation of Library Resources1989, Undated

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3 15Institute Review1989, Undated

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3 16Search for Center for Women in Government Director1990, Undated

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3 17General Memos1990-1994

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3 18Consortium on Aging1991

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3 19Memo re: Registration1991

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3 20Research Associate1991

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3 21Review and Site Visit1991

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3 22Steering Committee1991

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4 1Consortium on Aging1991-1995
Quantity:  1.0 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains financial records that include funding proposals, grant applications and budgets.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Draft Proposal for Funding the Program on Aging of the State University of New York at Albany1968

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1 2Institute of Gerontology Funding1971, 1979-1980, Undated

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1 3-4Regional Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center, Title IV-C Grant1976-1980, Undated

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1 5Title IV-A Grant, Year 2, Supporting Documents1977-1980

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1 6Title IV-C Grant, Quarterly and Final Reports1977-1980, Undated

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1 7Title IV-C Grant Correspondence1978-1979

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1 8US Administration on Aging, Title IV-A Grant, Final Report and Other Materials1978-1980, Undated

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1 9Title IV-A Grant Proposal Year 2 Correspondence1979, Undated

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2 1-2Title IV-A Grant Proposal, Year 21979, Undated

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2 3Advocacy Assistance Training Grant1979-1980, Undated

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2 4Research Foundation of SUNY, Preapplication Grant. Not Funded1982

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2 5Budget1982-1989, Undated

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2 6-8NIA Program Project Grant1984, Undated

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3 1Budget1985-1991, Undated

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3 2IFR Budget1991, 1993
Quantity:  1.91 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains newsletters and brochures, materials developed for conferences and seminars and faculty research publications.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1County Aging Profile Series Demographics and Housing Patterns - 1930-19701970

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1 2“The Poor of the Capital District” A Research Memo1970

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1 3“Public Policy and the Elderly in NY State” Notebook1971-1975, 1980-1982

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1 4Publicity Notebook1971-1975, 1980-1982

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1 5“Planning for Social Welfare: Coordinating Area Number 3” A Regional Factbook – IG Report1972

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1 6“Planning for Social Welfare: The People of Albany, Selected Census Data for Albany, NY”1973

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1 7Proceedings of the Regional Conference on Aging1973

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1 8Regional Conference on Aging1973

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1 9Research Memo: “Poverty in Albany County”1973

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1 10Regional Conference on Aging - Sonoma Nixon Correspondence1973, Undated

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1 11Slides of Conference Photos and Presentations1973, 1975, Undated

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1 12Conference Brochures1973-1976, 1979-1980, Undated

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1 13“The Albany Senior Service Center Nutritional Program: Its Characteristics, Its Participants”1975

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1 14“Crimes Against the Elderly in Public Housing: Policy Alternatives”1975

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1 15Gerontology Colloquium Slide Presentation and Discussion by Dr. Jane Ives. “Services to the Elderly in Denmark.” (Flyer)1976

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1 16“The Meaning of Cherished Personal Possessions for the Elderly”1976

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1 17“Modes of Retirement Housing for the Elderly,” Brief Summary of the Final Report1976

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1 18-19“Options in Intermediate Sheltered Housing for the Elderly”1976

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1 20“The Role of State University Systems in Opportunities for Senior Citizens”1976

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1 21Questionnaire for Retirement Planning Sent to Faculty and Non-teaching Professionals of SUNY1976, 1978

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1 22Publicity Notebook1976-1979, Undated

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1 23“Toward Services for the Elderly: Regional Data of a Roman Catholic Diocese”1977

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1 24Miscellaneous1977, 1980-1985

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1 25“Reading, Language and Communication”1977-1978

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1 26Newsletters1977-1981

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1 27“Differences in Attitudes Toward Retirement Among Male and Female Faculty and Other University Professionals”1978

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1 28“Foster-family Care for the Elderly: Surrogate Family or Mini-Institution?”1978

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1 29“The Role of the Case Worker in Adult Foster Care”1978

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1 30Survey of Opportunities in the Field of Gerontology in Forty-three Educational Institutions in N.Y.S.: Summary of Findings1978

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1 31Advocacy Assistance for Older Adults Conference1978, Undated

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1 32“Day Treatment for the Elderly: An Overview”1979

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1 33Directory of Services: A Guide for Adult Family Care Providers Participating in the 1979 Summer Training Session1979

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Cassette 2-7Elderly Offender Conference1979

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1 34“Group Services for the Elderly in Albany County: A Directory”1979

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1 35“Social Participation in Adult Homes: Deinstitutionalized Mental Patients and the Frail Elderly”1979

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1 36“Training Citizen Ombudsmen” (Prepared for presentation at Educational Innovations Exchange, Annual Program Meeting)1979

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Video-Tape 1-3A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part I 1979

1 U-matic tape. 2 VHS tapes.

1 U-matic tape.

2 VHS tapes.

Both duplicates of U-matic tape.

Both duplicates of U-matic tape.

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Video-Tape 4-6A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part II 1979

1 U-matic tape. 2 VHS tapes.

1 U-matic tape.

2 VHS tapes.

Both duplicates of U-matic tape.

Both duplicates of U-matic tape.

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Video-Tape 7-9A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part III 1979

1 U-matic tape. 2 VHS tapes.

1 U-matic tape.

2 VHS tapes.

Both duplicates of U-matic tape.

Both duplicates of U-matic tape.

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1 37“Understanding the Psycho-Social Needs of the Elderly in Family Care Residents” Training1979, Undated

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1 38Homebound Elderly, Includes Photo1979-1980, Undated

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2 1Conference Proceedings: New York State Perspectives on Aging1980

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2 2“The Development of a Curriculum in Gerontology for the Public Health Sector”1980

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2 3Miscellaneous Conferences and Seminars1980-1982, Undated

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2 4Al Abrams Dinner1981

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2 5Newsletters1981

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2 6Mental Health and the Elderly Lecture Series1981, Undated

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2 7Rockefeller Research Committees1981, Undated

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2 8“Community Integration of Mentally Ill Adults in (Foster) Family Care”1981-1982

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Cassette 8-11Elderly Offender Conference1982

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2 9Elderly Offender Conference1982

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2 10-11Elderly Offender Conference Planning Documents1982

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2 12Survey of Graduate Degree Recipients1982-1985

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2 13Research Proposal1985-1987

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2 14Eugene S. Callender will Present the Fourth Annual Ringel Lecture on “Targeting the Needs of the Elderly” (Flyer)1986

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3 1-2Self-Study Team1989, Undated

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3 3“Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate Institutions”1990
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