The American Association for Retired Persons (AARP), Schenectady County Chapter #490, was established on April 4, 1968 and disbanded in 2004. The chapter published a newsletter, The Reporter, to update and inform members of upcoming events and New York legislation. One particularly active member of this chapter was Helen Quirini, whose collection of papers is also held at this repository and who served as chapter president. Most presidents and other members of the executive board held those positions for a two-year term.
The AARP Schenectady County Chapter, #490 held monthly executive board meetings, and monthly general membership meetings. This is reflected in the records. The Schenectady County Chapter encouraged members to write to government representitvies voicing their opinion on health care, as well as donating to local charities and attending events at Proctors in Schenectady. The chapter also published a bimonthly newsletter, The Reporter, to keep members up-to-date on chapter activites and advertise the chapter's outings. Throughout the collection is material on Medicare and access to prescription drugs.
The archivist preserved the original order of this collection. However, multiple members of this chapter compiled the collection of materials throughtout the chapter's lifetime and the influence of multiple records creators/keepers is evident. While the collection is in chronological order, the year spans are in multiple folders and duplicate materials may be found in mulitple folders. Files titled, "meeting minutes" may also include The Reporter, treasureer's reports, newspaper clippings, list of members, AARP national publications, and other community publications.
The collection is organized chronologically. There are no series.
Ronald Alheim donated the records to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives in 2004.
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Published: 2018-03-06 06:13:32 -0500
Encoded in EAD by Renae Rapp, 2017
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Identification of specific item, box, folder, American Association of Retired Persons, Schenectady County Chapter #490, 1967-2003. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the American Association of Retired Persons Records).
|1||1||Meeting minutes, correspondence, and treasurer's reports||1967, 1985-1986, Undated|
|1||2||Meeting minutes, meeting agendas, and correspondence (1 of 2)||1967-1977|
|1||3||Meeting minutes, meeting agendas, and correspondence (2 of 2)||1967-1977|
|1||4||Certificates of incorporation, and adapting AARP Chapter bylaws||1968, 1978|
|1||5||Meeting minutes, list of members and positions, and The Reporter||1969, 1972-1975, Undated|
|1||6||Meeting minutes, correspondence, and The Reporter||1969, 1972-1975, Undated|
|1||7||Board of Director meeting minutes, and The Reporter||1969-1976|
|1||8||Executive Board and general meeting minutes||1972-1978|
|1||9||The Reporter, and correspondence||1972-1979|
|1||10||Meeting minutes, The Reporter, and correspondence||1973 January - 1976 June|
|1||11||Meeting minutes, correspondence, and treasurer's reports||1973-1976|
|1||12||List of Executive Board members and meeting minutes||1975-1976|
|1||13||Meeting minutes, The Reporter, and correspondence||1975-1977|
|1||14||Executive Board meeting minutes, and budget reports||1976-1978|
|1||15||Meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, and correspondence (1 of 2)||1976-1983|
|1||16||Meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, and correspondence (2 of 2)||1976-1983|
|1||17||Correspondence, Board member training materials, and The Reporter||1977, 1979-1981, Undated|
|1||18||Board of Director meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, and The Reporter||1978-1983, 1987-1989|
|1||19||The Reporter, budget reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings||1979-1981|
|2||1||Correspondence, Executive Board training material, and The Reporter (1 of 2)||1979-1983|
|2||2||Correspondence, Executive Board training material, and The Reporter (2 of 2)||1979-1983|
|2||3||Meeting minutes, meeting agendas, and treasurer's reports||1980-1983, 1987-1989, Undated|
|2||4||Mohawk Senior Citizens Leadership Council correspondence||1982-1983|
|2||5||Meeting minutes, pamphlets, correspondence, and treasurer's reports||1983-1984, 1988-1989, 1990|
|2||7||Executive Board and general meeting minutes, and correspondence||1983, 1987, Undated|
|2||8||Meeting minutes, correspondence, The Reporter, and treasurer's reports (1 of 2)||1983-1985|
|2||9||Meeting minutes, correspondence, The Reporter, and treasurer's reports (1 of 2)||1983-1985|
|2||10||Pamphlets, and event flyers||1984, Undated|
|2||12||Executive Board and general meeting minutes, and correspondence||1985-1986|
|2||13||Meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, and newspaper clippings (1 of 2)||1985-1987|
|2||14||Meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, and newspaper clippings (2 of 2)||1985-1987|
|2||15||Executive Board meeting reports, correspondence, and treasurer's reports||1985-1989|
|2||16||Executive Board and general membership meeting minutes||1986, Undated|
|2||17||Meeting minutes and meeting agendas||1986-1990|
|2||18||Chapter bylaws, and standing rules||1987, Undated|
|2||19||Executive Board and general meeting minutes||1987-1988|
|2||21||Executive Board and general meeting minutes||1988-1989|
|2||23||Executive Board and general meeting minutes||1989-1990|
|2||24||Executive Board and general meeting minutes||1990-1991|
|2||25||Membership list and Executive Committee meeting minutes||1990-1991|
|3||1||Meeting minutes, budget reports, correspondence, and The Reporter||1991-1992, Undated|
|3||2||Resolution and awards||1992-1993, 2003|
|3||3||Chapter handbook, and AARP national publications||1993, Undated|
|3||5||Correspondence, meeting minutes, andThe Reporter (1 of 2)||1995-1998, Undated|
|3||6||Correspondence, meeting minutes, andThe Reporter (2 of 2)||1995-1998, Undated|
|3||7||AARP national pamphlets, and promotional materials||1996, Undated|
|3||8||Correspondence, AARP national publications, and New York State publications, (1 of 2)||1996-1997|
|3||9||Correspondence, AARP national publications, and New York State publications, (1 of 2)||1996-1997|
|Map-File 1||Chapter banner||Undated|
|Flat-File 1||Chapter certificate||Undated|
|3||10||Standing rules, and by-laws||Undated|