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New York State Normal College Registration Books


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Collection contains the registration lists of all the students who attended the Normal School, detailing their start date and other personal information.


State Normal School (Albany, N.Y.)
Date Coverage:
0.69 cubic ft. (about 0.69 boxes)

From the founding of the New York State Normal School in 1844, the school maintained records of all students who attended. From 1867 on the books were maintained by the President of the school, starting with Joseph Alden. The President even signed the first page of the book declaring that the school will endeavor to teach its students and give them the resources to succeed as future teachers. Whoever recorded the information in these books, documented a variety of personal information on the students to keep for the schools records.

This collection contains a series of books where the Normal School maintained the lists of all the students who registered for classes. Each book records the name of the student, year enrolled, hometown, county, and parent or guardian. Later volumes also include their religion.

The core three volumes document first year’s students and when they started at the school. There is also a single book that documents the enrollment of upperclassmen from 1887 to 1898. This documents similar information to the other books but just when student were returning for their senior or junior terms.

Collection is arranged in chronological order.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

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Published: 2018-03-13 13:08:10 -0400

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, The New York State Normal School Registration Books, 1845-1906. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the New York State Normal School Registration Books).

Contents of Collection



Item 2 New York State Normal School Registration Book1845-1867


Item 3 New York State Normal School Registration Book1867-1884


Item 4 New York State Normal School Registration Book1884-1906


Item 1 New York State Normal School Registration Book1887 February 2-1898 February