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Malinda Myers


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This collection contains materials from Malinda Myers' work with the NAACP, Schenectady branch, and Schenectady County Community College.


Myers, Malinda
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0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)

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 women’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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Published: 2018-03-06 05:50:28 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Brian Keough, 2016 December 21

Collection processed and finding aid updated by Katie Ryan, 2017 October 19

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.

The collection is unrestricted.

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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).

Contents of Collection



11Activism Pamphlets and Correspondence1971-2000


12Centennial Observance of the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation1963


13Commencement Address to the Graduating Class of Schenectady County Community College1988


14Correspondence1954, 1960


15"Discrimination in Rental Housing: A Study of Resistance of Landlords to Non-White Tenants"1960


16NAACP 29th Annual State Convention Booklet1965


17NAACP Brief HistoriesUndated


18NAACP Newspaper Clippings and Correspondence1965


19The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Its Strategy PublicationsUndated


110New York Statewide Recreation Program Directions Booklet and Correspondence1971-1972


111Newspaper Articles1966, 1968, Undated


112Photographs of Malinda Myers and NAACP Members, and Newspaper Clipping1960-1961, 1964, Undated


113Schenectady Branch NAACP Bulletin1964-1965


114Schenectady Branch NAACP Election Ballot and Proposed Budget1963-1966


115Schenectady Branch NAACP Membership Meeting1965-1966


116Schenectady Branch NAACP Tenth Anniversary Program and Fifteenth Anniversary Program1959, 1964


117Schenectady County Community College Tenth and Thirtieth Anniversary Programs, Newspaper Clippings, and Photograph1999, Undated


118Schenectady County Public Library Black History Month and Other Literature1971-2003


119Schenectady NAACP Inaugural Awards Diner and NAACP Journal2003, Undated


120Transcripts of the NAACP Schenectady Branch Meetings1961-1962


121Transcripts of the NAACP Special and Regular Schenectady Branch Meetings1951-1955