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Date Coverage:
1938-1992
Extent:
22.5  cubic ft.
Abstract:
An early organization representing higher education before the Legislature and the Executive in Albany, as well as the Federal Government in Washington D.C.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1969-1985
Extent:
17.5  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection documents the activities of the Student Association of the State University of New York from its founding in 1970 hrough its first decade of existence.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1934-1988
Extent:
2.3  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Business and Professional Women's Club of Albany, New York, (BPW) was founded in 1934 with 22 charter members as a chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State, Inc. (founded in 1919) and a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. The objectives of the club, according to its by-laws, were "To elevate the standards for women in business and in the professions; To promote the interests of business and professional women; To bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women of the United States; [and] To extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along lines of industrial, scientific, and vocational activities."
 
 
Date Coverage:
1921-ongoing
Extent:
3.99  cubic ft.
Abstract:
These records document the history of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of New York State, Inc.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1907-1993
Extent:
7  cubic ft.
Abstract:
History Professor and activist for unionism, this collection contains correspondence and rsearch files on Harry F. Ward, American medical history, and other subjects.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1968-1990
Extent:
0.83  cubic ft.
Abstract:
United University Professions (UUP) is the union and collective bargaining agent for the faculty and non-teaching professionals of the State University of New York (SUNY). UUP (initially named SUNY/United) was created by the 1973 merger of the Senate Professional Association (SPA) and the State University Federation of Teachers (SUFT).
 
 
Date Coverage:
1927-2006
Extent:
43.2  cubic ft.
Abstract:
These records document the history of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Schenectady, NY.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1968-2000
Extent:
2.73  cubic ft.  plus 66 audio tapes
Abstract:
The UUP Oral History Project's intent was to capture the history of the UUP as well as its predecessors through interviews with union executives and members.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1964-2000
Extent:
161.17  cubic ft.  and 6 reels of microfilm
Abstract:
The records of United University Professions (UUP) document the activities of the union and collective bargaining agent for the faculty and non-teaching professionals of the State University of New York. They begin in the 1960s with UUP's antecedents, the State University Professional Association (SUPA) and the Senate Professional Association (SPA), and continue through June 2000 for the materials produced by UUP's Communications Department, and through May 1993 for most other series.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1863-1996
Extent:
20.21  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The collection documents the history of the YWCA of Albany, which was founded in 1888 by a group of women led by Mrs. Acors Rathbun in order to provide housing and recreational activities for young women searching for work. Through the years, the organization expanded to include classes, childcare, athletics, essay contests, teen issue programs, and an annual awards dinner honoring women. Strengths include the extensive photographic material and meeting minutes from the board of trustees and directors. The collection is weakest at the beginning and end of the YWCA of Albany's existence.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1925-2004
Extent:
10.4  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection contains records of the League of Women Voters, Schenectady County.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1965-2016
Extent:
5.59  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that informs citizens about government, encourages their participation, and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. One of nearly 60 local leagues in New York State, the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (formerly the League of Women Voters, Saratoga Springs Area) formed in early 1965. This collection documents the operation and activities of this local league from its founding through 2010.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1992-2006
Extent:
2.29  cubic ft.  and 68 mb of electronic records (size before being reformatted to PDF files)
Abstract:
Campus Action was formed in April of 1992 as a multi-cultural, multi-issue organization with a mission to promote activism and support activist organizations on university campuses in New Yorks Capital Region.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1938-2001
Extent:
31.47  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The records of the League of Women Voters of Albany County (LWVAC), include material produced by the LWVAC as well as material that was produced by the League of Women Voters of New York State and the League of Women Voters of the United States. The most comprehensive series in the collection is the Administrative Files. There are meeting minutes, annual reports, and Board of Directors lists from 1940-2001. A large portion of the LWVAC collection relates to the two main purposes of the organization: voter service and "study and action." Records relating to voter service include pamphlets with information about candidates and citizen voting rights published by the LWVAC and material used to increase voter participation. Records related to "study and action" include material used by the LWVAC to inform citizens about public policy issues locally, statewide, and nationally. A strength of the LWVAC collection is the amount of material related to various public policy issues and how they affected the local community.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1817-2012
Extent:
18.84  cubic ft.  plus films and audio recordings
Abstract:
The Norman Studer Papers document his career as both an educator and ardent Catskill folklorist. The collection includes significant material relating to his work as director of the Downtown Community School in New York City and Camp Woodland in the Catskills.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1914-2008
Extent:
9.03  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County Records documents the political and social activities of the chapter since its founding in 1939.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1958-1997
Extent:
14.9  cubic ft.
Abstract:
This collection details the social activism of Malcolm Willison in New York State's Capital Region. As an active board member of several local groups, his papers contain minutes, financial statements and budgets, programming ideas, brochures, planning notes, articles and reports, and clippings that detail the evolution of the various organizations contained in the collection. Organizational newsletters and event flyers, course and conference information planned by Willison in his capacity on executive boards, and vast amounts of correspondence about any number of events and issues are also part of the scope of the collection.