1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY
1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY

Friends of the Libraries Records

1981-2006

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Abstract

The Friends of the Libraries Records contain the day-to-day activities of this University at Albany organization comprised of faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

Summary

Creator:
Friends of the Libraries of the University at Albany
Date Coverage:
1981-2006
Quantity:
5 cubic ft. (about 5 boxes)

In 1981, Anne Roberts, Assistant Director of Libraries at the University at Albany, brought together a group of faculty and staff interested in supporting the libraries and this group formally became the Friends of the Libraries the following year. The group welcomed alumni, community residents, current and retired faculty members, and anyone interested in the future of the University Libraries. The organization sponsored gifts and donations to the University Libraries. As part of its efforts, the Friends of the Libraries preserved Dewey Library's stained glass windows and murals in the downtown campus buildings. The Friends of the Libraries created the Alice Hastings Murphy Scholarship to provide for student library employees and full-time library staff members who want to become librarians and named it for the former Director of Libraries from 1956 to 1970. The Friends of the Libraries' annual book sale every fall funded student scholarships and awards.

The Friends of the Libraries also promoted community outreach. It held open talks called Wednesday Wanderings where professors and local, prominent figures spoke about Albanys history, their own research, and other interesting topics. The organization also went on historic outings in the Capital District, Historic Hudson Valley and beyond, including Olana, Hyde Park, Mohonk Mountain House, Lake George, and the Glimmerglass Opera. The group ended in 2006.

The Friends of the Libraries remained active until 2006. Presidents included: Alice Hastings Murphy (1982-1985, 1992-1999), Ruth Abele (1985-1986), Ben-Ami Lipetz (1986-1988, 2003-2006), Kenneth Doran (1988-1992), and Charles Ciaccio (1999-2003). The Library Liasons included Anne Roberts (1981-1986, 1988), Bonita Bryant (1986-1990), Dorothy Christiansen (1989-2002), Roberta Armstrong (2002-2006), and Geoff Williams (2006).

This collection documents the administrative records and community outreach efforts of the Friends of the Libraries. It has the organization's monthly meeting agendas and minutes as well as fliers for monthly talks, annual book sales, and materials about community outings. There are VHS tapes with recordings of talks held in conjunction with the University's celebration of its sesquicentennial.

The collection also contains two large scrapbooks that President Anne Roberts created. The scrapbooks document the Friends of the Libraries outreach events. These include the annual book sale as well as academic talks with prominent professors of the University, such as the History Departments Sung Bok Kim and the Atmospheric Science Departments Bernard Vonnegut. The scrapbooks also contain information on Friends of the Libraries outings, with photos of Olana and Sagamor as well as fliers and RSVP forms. The scrapbooks also include information about donations and library support.

Arranged into 3 series. Series 1 and 2 are ordered alphabetically, while Series 3 maintains the original order of the final 2016 donation.

Related Materials

Related collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives can be found in the subject guide for Criminal Justice and Prisons.

Anne Roberts, University Library Liason to the Friends of the Library, initially donated the scrapbooks in 1989. Former President Ben-Ami Lipetz donated the majority of remaining materials in 2006, with the exception of Series 3 which was transferred by Lorre Smith in 2016.

Processed by: Katherine Demetri

Collection record created by: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on

Published: 2018-03-06 08:36:18 -0500

Final Administrative binder was added to the collection, 2016

Encoded in EAD by Katie Demetri, 2012

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Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright Statement

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Friends of the Libraries Records, 1981-2006. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Contents of Collection

Arranged alphabetically.

This series contains agendas and minutes of the organization from 1981 to 2006. The organization for agendas and minutes is different from 2003 to 2006 because the material came to archives in its original order. In these files, there is supplemental material along with administrative records. There are also multiple agendas for some months because President Ben-Ami Lipetz took notes on his agenda copies (any of these will make note of it in the upper right hand corner).

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1 1Agendas and Minutes1981

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1 2Agendas and Minutes1982

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1 3Agendas and Minutes1983

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1 4Agendas and Minutes1984

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1 5Agendas and Minutes1985

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1 6Agendas and Minutes1986

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1 7Agendas and Minutes1987

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1 8Agendas and Minutes1988

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1 9Agendas and Minutes1989

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1 10Agendas and Minutes1990

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1 11Agendas and Minutes1991

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1 12Agendas and Minutes1992

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1 13Agendas and Minutes1993

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1 14Agendas and Minutes1994

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1 15Agendas and Minutes1995

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1 16Agendas and Minutes1996

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1 17Agendas and Minutes1997

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1 18Agendas and Minutes1998

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1 19Agendas and Minutes1999

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1 20Agendas and Minutes2000

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1 21Agendas and Minutes2001

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1 22Agendas and Minutes2002

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1 23-24Agendas, Minutes and Supplemental Materials2003-2006

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1 25Alice Murphy Scholarship1994, 1998, 2000, 2001

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1 26Awards and Donations1982-2001

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1 27Board Members1986-2006

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1 28Book Bags1989-2000

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1 29Book Marks-PR/Productions1993-1996

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1 30"25 and Going Strong"-Booklet2006

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1 31Budgets and Expenditures1983-2002

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1 32Bylaws1983, 1987, 1988, 1992

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1 33Calendars1990-2002

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1 34Campaign for the University Library1998

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1 35Committee/Research Documents1986

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1 36Correspondence1981-2002

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1 37Grants, Supporting Programs1983-1998

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1 38History1969, 1977, 1980-1983, Undated

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1 39Mailing Lists1987-2001

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1 40Member card1985, 1988-1989, 1993-1998

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Cassette 1New Hampshire Primary Talk, Kathleen Kendall1996 February 22

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1 41Newsletter1982

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1 42Notes from ACRL Session1989 April 21

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1 43Potential Recruits1998

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1 44Scrapbooks1992

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1 45Sesquicentennial Historical Essay Contest-"The Residence Halls and their Impact on Student Life"-Mary Ellen Nankes1993

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1 46Sesquicentennial Historical Essay Contest-"A Monoloth from Humble Origins"-Matthew Fredrick1993

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1 47Sesquicentennial Historical Essay Contest-"The James Allen JR. Collegiate Center: An Experiment in Undergraduate Education"-Thomas Pullyblank1993

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1 48Sesquicentennial Historical Essay Award1991-1994

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Video-Tape 1Sesquicentennial Program 1 - Program is "History of the University at Albany," led by Professor Kendall Birr, Faculty, Emeritus, Department of History.1994 February 24

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Video-Tape 2Sesquicentennial Program 2 - Program is "New York State College for Teachers: The 1940s and and 1950s," led by Dr. Theodore Fossieck, Jacquelyn Mann Gavryck, Professor M.E. Grenander, Dr. Oscar E. Lanford, Professor Wallace Taylor, and Louise Hesnney Waterman.1994 March 17

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Video-Tape 3Sesquicentennial Program 3 - Program is "State University of New York at Albany: Years of Growth and Change, 1960s" led by Professor Arthur Collins, Professor Randolph Gardner, Stuart Horn, Professor Mauritz Johnson, Dr. Elmer Mathews, Alice Hastings Murphy, and Judy A. Mysliborski.1994 April 28

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Video-Tape 4Sesquicentennial Program 4 - Program is "Design and Construction of the Uptown Campus," led by Professor Raymond Bromley, Professor Edward Crowley, Professor Thomas H. Littlefield, Robert Ruckterstuhl, and Elwin Stevens.1994 September 22

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Video-Tape 5Sesquicentennial Program 5 - Program is "The University at Albany: Changing for the 1970s and 1980s," led by Professor Mark Berger, Frederick K. Brewington, Gloria DeSole, Dr. David W. Martin, Professor Joan Schulz, and Victoria Zeldin.1994 October 15

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Video-Tape 6Sesquicentennial Program 6 - Program is "Kate Stoneman, normal School Alumna and First Woman Lawyer in New York State," led by Geoffrey Williams, University Arvhivist and Campus Records Officer.1994 November 17

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Video-Tape 7Sesquicentennial Programs, 1-31994 February-1994 April

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Video-Tape 8Sesquicentennial Programs, 4-61994 September-1994 November

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1 49Source Guide1994, 1995

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1 50"Spinning Straw into Gold: A Look at Cuesta College's Friends of the Library"1999 September

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1 51Spring-Fall Letters1989-2001

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1 52Student Achievement Award1992-2001

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1 53Suggested Distribution ListUndated

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1 54University at Albany PerspectivesUndated

Arranged alphabetically.

This series has annual book sale promotions, brochures, outing fliers, outing photos, and left over exhibit pieces on the Friends of the Libraries. This series also has information on monthly talks that the Friends sponsored. These are called Community Conversations or Wednesday Wanderings. Speakers of these talks included prominent professors and members of the community.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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2 1Booksale1983-2002

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2 2Brochures1989-1990, 1999

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2 3-4Comment and Interest Summary Cards1982

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2 5-7Community Conversations1982-1994

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2 8Directions and PamphletsUndated

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2 9Exhibit1990, 1993, 1998

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3 1Exhibit1994

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3 2ExhibitUndated

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3 3Glimmerglass Opera Outings1999-2003

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3 4Library Hours1983

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3 5Interactive Media Center-Information Sheet and Orientation1994 September

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3 6Outing BrochuresUndated

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3 7Outings1984-2002, 1981-2006

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3 8Photographs of Outings and LecturesUndated

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3 9Photographs of Outings-Taken by Jacqueline A. Gavryck-Includes LetterUndated

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3 10Plaque1984

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Flat-File 1Proclamation, Albany, New York-Mayor Jennings2006 May 12

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Oversized 1Scrapbook 11982-1983

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Oversized 2Scrapbook 21984-1986

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3 11Library Tour1997

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3 12University at Albany Libraries-Updates and Progress1994, 1996-1998, 2001

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3 13Volunteers1982
Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)

original order and labels from binder.

Binder that contained adminstrative records from 2003 until the group ended in 2006.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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4 1Mailerca. 2006

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4 2Board Members and list of friends2005-2006

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4 3Minutes2003

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4 4Minutes2004

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4 5Minutes2005

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4 6Minutes2006

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4 7By-Laws2004

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4 8Community Conversations/Outings2003-2005

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4 9Annual Book Sale2004-2005

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4 10Glimmerglass Outing2005-2006

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4 11Outings2005-2006