Malinda Myers was an active resident of Schenectady, New York, serving as the first female president of the Schenectady branch of the NAACP from 1959-1964, and in 1965 as chair of the 49-member Community College Feasibility Study Committee, which resulted in the establishment of Schenectady County Community College. She was also involved with the Schenectady public library and with the Church Women United, a womenâ€™s movement to promote racial, cultural, and theological inclusivity. Myers died in July 2016 at the age of 96.
This collection consists of materials from the NAACP, Schenectady branch, including minutes, (1951-1955 and 1961-1962); other NAACP records; materials about Schenectady County Community College; photographs; clippings; and records related to Malinda Myers' other community activities such as Myers' work with the public library. Not all dates are inclusive.
The collection is arranged alphabetically. There are no series.
All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in 2009.
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Malinda Myers Papers, 1951-2003. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Myers Papers).
|1||1||Activism Pamphlets and Correspondence||1971-2000|
|1||2||Centennial Observance of the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation||1963|
|1||3||Commencement Address to the Graduating Class of Schenectady County Community College||1988|
|1||5||"Discrimination in Rental Housing: A Study of Resistance of Landlords to Non-White Tenants"||1960|
|1||6||NAACP 29th Annual State Convention Booklet||1965|
|1||7||NAACP Brief Histories||Undated|
|1||8||NAACP Newspaper Clippings and Correspondence||1965|
|1||9||The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Its Strategy Publications||Undated|
|1||10||New York Statewide Recreation Program Directions Booklet and Correspondence||1971-1972|
|1||11||Newspaper Articles||1966, 1968, Undated|
|1||12||Photographs of Malinda Myers and NAACP Members, and Newspaper Clipping||1960-1961, 1964, Undated|
|1||13||Schenectady Branch NAACP Bulletin||1964-1965|
|1||14||Schenectady Branch NAACP Election Ballot and Proposed Budget||1963-1966|
|1||15||Schenectady Branch NAACP Membership Meeting||1965-1966|
|1||16||Schenectady Branch NAACP Tenth Anniversary Program and Fifteenth Anniversary Program||1959, 1964|
|1||17||Schenectady County Community College Tenth and Thirtieth Anniversary Programs, Newspaper Clippings, and Photograph||1999, Undated|
|1||18||Schenectady County Public Library Black History Month and Other Literature||1971-2003|
|1||19||Schenectady NAACP Inaugural Awards Diner and NAACP Journal||2003, Undated|
|1||20||Transcripts of the NAACP Schenectady Branch Meetings||1961-1962|
|1||21||Transcripts of the NAACP Special and Regular Schenectady Branch Meetings||1951-1955|