1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY
1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY

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.

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

Collection record created by: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on

Published: 2017-04-14 13:07:37 -0400

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015

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.

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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.
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains planning reports and related correspondence.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 11974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA1967 August 2

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1 21974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA1967 June 7

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1 31974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA (1 of 2)1968 July

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1 41974 Comprehensive Campus Plan Updating SUNYA (2 of 2)1968 July

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1 51974 Comprehensive Site Plan Updating SUNYA, Summary Report1968 July

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1 6Arena Theater1962-1964

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1 7Building Progress Report1967-1971

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1 8Correspondence1961-1969

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1 9Correspondence1968

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1 10Correspondence, Meeting Minutes, Material Bound for Walter Tisdale1961-1966

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1 11Documents1961-1966

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1 12Documents and News Clippings1967-1974

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1 13"Futures: State University of New York and your Children," PamphletUndated

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1 14Land 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

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1 15Lounge Space1971

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1 16New Campus1962-1967

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1 17New Campus, Miscellaneous, Memos1966-1969

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1 18New Campus Rooms and Offices, BinderUndated

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1 19Planning, Buildings1958-1964

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1 20Planning, General1962-1964, 1970

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1 21Progress Report on SUNY 1964 Master Plan, Correspondence1962-1975

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1 22SUNY College at Albany Site Planning Program1960 December 28

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1 23SUNYA: Comprehensive Campus Plan Report Action Program1965 May 1

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1 24State University of New York at Albany, Data Booklet1963 December 4

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1 25State University of New York at Albany, Justification for Humanities Building IIUndated

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1 26State University of New York at Albany, Justification for Social Science Building II1967 August

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1 27State University of New York at Albany, Justification for Business Building II1967 August

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1 28SUNY Planning Guidelines for Facilities at University Centers prepared by William T. Conway, Program Coordinators for University Centers,1965 February

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1 29State University of New York at Albany, Program for New Academic Building, (Annex A)1972-1978

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1 30University Building Planning, Correspondence (1 of 2)1960-1969

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1 31University Building Planning, Correspondence (2 of 2)1960-1969
Quantity: 0.62 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains subject files including many news clippings, brochures and materials from an exhibit on campus construction.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 32Atlas Cement Promotional Brochures; SUNY Master Plan; SUNY Summary Bulletin1964-1965, 1970

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1 33Campus Environmental Improvement Program, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry1987

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1 34Campus Environmental Improvement Program, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Copy1987

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1 35Committee of the University1970-1971

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1 36Construction News Clippings1963-1967

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1 37Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Annual Report1965-1966

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1 38Edward Durell Stone, SUNYA Scrapbook (Photocopy of the original courtesy of the office of Dennis Sebeveal)1962-1970

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2 1The Environment of a College: A Study of the Campus and Construction of SUNYA, by Dennis Esposiet1975 October 20

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2 2Equipment, Memos, Forms, Inventory, Proposals and Procedures1951, 1958-1972

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2 3Food Services1962-1968

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2 4The Politics of Architecture: A Perspective on Nelson A. Rockefeller, Chapter 4: "The State University of New York," By Samuel E. Bleecker1981

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2 5Stone and SUNYA Campus Exhibit Cards1987

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2 6Uptown Campus, 30-40,000 Student ScenarioUndated

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3 1Edward Durrell StoneUndated

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3 2Construction, News Clippings, Photocopies1956-1962

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3 3Construction, News Clippings, Originals1956-1962

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3 4Construction, Highlights, News ClippingsUndated

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3 5Construction, News Clippings1963-1965

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3 6Construction, News Clippings1966-1985