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Campus Construction Collection

1951-1987

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Abstract

This collection contains planning documents used in the development and construction of the University at Albany, SUNY's Uptown campus.

Summary

Creator:
State University of New York at Albany
Date Coverage:
1951-1987
Quantity:
1.37 cubic ft. (about 1.37 boxes)

The University's main campus, the Uptown Campus, has been described as a distinctive work of modern art. Designed in 1961-1962 by renowned American architect Edward Durell Stone (1902-1978), the campus bears Stone's signature style of bold unified design, evident in buildings from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Construction on the initial set of buildings began in 1962 and finished in 1971. The next building to be built on campus, Freedom Quad, opened in 1988.

The Uptown Campus is defined by a central Academic Podium complex, main fountain complex with carillon tower, and four quadrangle residence halls that dominate much of the campus.

This collection contains planning documents used in the development and construction of the University at Albany, SUNY's Uptown campus. Of particular interest are the regular progress memos providing indepth information about challenges and development with construction.

The majority of plans included in this collection (such as the 1974 plans, 30,000-40,000 student scenario) were never realized and the buildings were not constructed in the 1970s as anticipated in the previous decade.

The collection has two series: Planning Documents and Subject Files. Both are arranged alphabetically.

All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Processed by: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY in 2015.

Collection record created by: Jodi Boyle

Published: 2015

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Archival materials can be view in-person during business hours in our reading room, located on the top floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.

We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Campus Construction Collection, 1951-1987. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Campus Construction Collection).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft. (about 0.75 boxes)
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains planning reports and related correspondence.
BoxFolderContentsDate

nam_ua950.005-1_1

111974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA1967 August 2

nam_ua950.005-1_2

121974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA1967 June 7

nam_ua950.005-1_3

131974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA (1 of 2)1968 July

nam_ua950.005-1_4

141974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA (2 of 2)1968 July

nam_ua950.005-1_5

151974 Comprehensive Site Plan Updating SUNYA, Summary Report1968 July

nam_ua950.005-1_6

16Arena Theater1962-1964

nam_ua950.005-1_7

17Building Progress Report1967-1971

nam_ua950.005-1_8

18Correspondence1961-1969

nam_ua950.005-1_9

19Correspondence1968

nam_ua950.005-1_10

110Correspondence, Meeting Minutes, Material Bound for Walter Tisdale1961-1966

nam_ua950.005-1_11

111Documents1961-1966

nam_ua950.005-1_12

112Documents and News Clippings1967-1974

nam_ua950.005-1_13

113"Futures: State University of New York and your Children," PamphletUndated

nam_ua950.005-1_14

114Land Requirements and Building Needs of the State of New York in the Albany Area and Acquisition by the State of the Site of the Albany Country Club1960

nam_ua950.005-1_15

115Lounge Space1971

nam_ua950.005-1_16

116New Campus1962-1967

nam_ua950.005-1_17

117New Campus, Miscellaneous, Memos1966-1969

nam_ua950.005-1_18

118New Campus Rooms and Offices, BinderUndated

nam_ua950.005-1_19

119Planning, Buildings1958-1964

nam_ua950.005-1_20

120Planning, General1962-1964, 1970

nam_ua950.005-1_21

121Progress Report on SUNY 1964 Master Plan, Correspondence1962-1975

nam_ua950.005-1_22

122SUNY College at Albany Site Planning Program1960 December 28

nam_ua950.005-1_23

123SUNYA: Comprehensive Campus Plan Report Action Program1965 May 1

nam_ua950.005-1_24

124State University of New York at Albany, Data Booklet1963 December 4

nam_ua950.005-1_25

125State University of New York at Albany, Justification for Humanities Building IIUndated

nam_ua950.005-1_26

126State University of New York at Albany, Justification for Social Science Building II1967 August

nam_ua950.005-1_27

127State University of New York at Albany, Justification for Business Building II1967 August

nam_ua950.005-1_28

128SUNY Planning Guidelines for Facilities at University Centers prepared by William T. Conway, Program Coordinators for University Centers, 1965 February

nam_ua950.005-1_29

129State University of New York at Albany, Program for New Academic Building, (Annex A)1972-1978

nam_ua950.005-1_30

130University Building Planning, Correspondence (1 of 2)1960-1969

nam_ua950.005-1_31

131University Building Planning, Correspondence (2 of 2)1960-1969
Quantity: 0.62 cubic ft. (about 0.62 boxes)
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains subject files including many news clippings, brochures and materials from an exhibit on campus construction.
BoxFolderContentsDate

nam_ua950.005-2_1

132Atlas Cement Promotional Brochures; SUNY Master Plan; SUNY Summary Bulletin1964-1965, 1970

nam_ua950.005-2_2

133Campus Environmental Improvement Program, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry1987

nam_ua950.005-2_3

134Campus Environmental Improvement Program, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Copy1987

nam_ua950.005-2_4

135Committee of the University1970-1971

nam_ua950.005-2_5

136Construction News Clippings1963-1967

nam_ua950.005-2_6

137Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Annual Report 1965-1966

nam_ua950.005-2_7

138Edward Durell Stone, SUNYA Scrapbook (Photocopy of the original courtesy of the office of Dennis Sebeveal) 1962-1970

nam_ua950.005-2_8

21The Environment of a College: A Study of the Campus and Construction of SUNYA, by Dennis Esposiet1975 October 20

nam_ua950.005-2_9

22Equipment, Memos, Forms, Inventory, Proposals and Procedures1951, 1958-1972

nam_ua950.005-2_10

23Food Services1962-1968

nam_ua950.005-2_11

24The Politics of Architecture: A Perspective on Nelson A. Rockefeller, Chapter 4: "The State University of New York," By Samuel E. Bleecker1981

nam_ua950.005-2_12

25Stone and SUNYA Campus Exhibit Cards1987

nam_ua950.005-2_13

26Uptown Campus, 30-40,000 Student ScenarioUndated

nam_ua950.005-2_14

31Edward Durrell StoneUndated

nam_ua950.005-2_15

32Construction, News Clippings, Photocopies1956-1962

nam_ua950.005-2_16

33Construction, News Clippings, Originals1956-1962

nam_ua950.005-2_17

34Construction, Highlights, News ClippingsUndated

nam_ua950.005-2_18

35Construction, News Clippings1963-1965

nam_ua950.005-2_19

36Construction, News Clippings1966-1985