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Albany Student Press Records

1967-1999

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Abstract

Comprised mainly of photographs documenting students, faculty, and campus events, as well as administrative papers relating to the organization's independence from the Student Association, the Albany Student Press Records offer a glimpse into the newspaper's activities from the late 1960s to 1990s.

Summary

Creator:
State University of New York at Albany
Date Coverage:
1967-1999
Quantity:
1.17 cubic ft. (about 1.17 boxes)  19

The Albany Student Press (ASP), the university's student newspaper since 1964, covers campus activities, events, sports, and other topics relating to student life at the University at Albany (formerly the State University of New York at Albany). Though originally funded by the Student Association, in 1976 the ASP took its first steps toward becoming an independent organization. The ASP later registered as a not-for-profit corporation, and since 1977, the Albany Student Press Corporation has been the paper's official publisher. Commenting on this development, the editorial from the January 28th, 1977 issue notes, "As a truly separate institution at SUNYA, the ASP will be afforded the liberty to objectively report on, scrutinize and serve the university community."

While the focus of Albany's student newspaper has not changed significantly over the years, it has not always been known as the Albany Student Press. From 1916 to 1963, the paper was titled State College News and prior to the ASP's first issue on February 14, 1964, it was briefly known as State University News.

In addition to its coverage of SUNY-related news, regular features include opinion pieces on local and national issues, movie and music reviews, and student perspectives on various subjects. For several years beginning in 1974, the ASP also included a magazine section devoted to arts and culture. Initially titled ASP Perspectives but later shortened to ASPects, the magazine was a monthly publication during the Fall semester of 1975 before merging with the weekly arts section the following year.

The Albany Student Press Records include photographs of students, faculty, guest speakers, buildings and offices, clubs and events, and other subjects relating to articles the ASP published over the years. A number of photographs document student activism and protests on campus and elsewhere. Photographs of Albany's Telethon, a student-organized event that raised money for children's organizations in the Capital Region, also take up a substantial portion of the records. State and local government officials, community events, and various institutions around Albany are also represented, but account for a smaller portion of the records. While the images date from the late 1960s to 1990s, the majority were taken in the 1970s and 1980s.

The paper records, though not as extensive, include some interesting documents showing the research and planning that went into becoming an independent student newspaper. Additional documents of note, including blueprints, correspondence, and applications, pertain to the ASP's offices on the third floor of the Campus Center.

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Images, 1967-1996, Undated

Series 2 - Administrative, 1971-1999, Undated

Both series are arranged alphabetically by subject.

The Albany Student Press transferred these records to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in 2014.

Processed by: John Brady

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

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Encoded in EAD by John Brady, 2015

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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, Albany Student Press Records, 1967-1999. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as Albany Student Press Records).

Contents of Collection

Quantity:  

Arranged alphabetically.

Series 1 is comprised almost entirely of photographs taken by the University Photo Service, a separate student organization that has supplied much of the ASP's photography over the years. However, some photographs may have been taken by ASP staff. Additionally, a small number of images originate from other sources, including the Associated Press, College Press Service, and Liberation News Service. A single illustration, noted in the container list below, is also included. While many of these images appeared in issues of the ASP, others may never have been published.

Most of the photographs are in black and white, though a few are in color. Information about each image varies; the name of the photographer, the year the photograph was taken, and the subject depicted are noted on the back of many, but several have no such identifying information. The size and condition of each photograph also varies from folder to folder.

In most cases, original folder titles were retained. By and large, the titles reflect the general subject of the items contained within. New titles were created in cases where labels were missing or misleading. There were also a number of loose photographs that had to be sorted into related folders.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Affirmative Action Dept.1980, 1984, Undated

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1 2Afro-American Studies1971, 1984, 1986, Undated

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1 3Airplanes1983, Undated

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1 4Albany Mayor, Officials1974-1975, 1980

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1 5Albany State University Black Alliance (ASUBA)1993-1995

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1 6Alumni Quad, House1983, 1987, Undated

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1 7Anthropology Staff1986-1987, Undated

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1 8AP Photos (General)1984-1985

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1 9Art and Architecture1968, 1971-1972, 1975, 1983, Undated

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1 10ASP Staff1975, 1985-1986, Undated

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1 11Atmospheric Sciences1982, 1984, Undated

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1 12Banks1971, 1981, 1983, Undated

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1 13Board of Trustees1982, 1984, 1986-1987, Undated

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1 14Buses1979, Undated

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1 15DiningUndated

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1 16Groups, Clubs, Events1975, 1985-1989, 1994, 1996, Undated

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1 17Holidays1967, Undated

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1 18Homecoming1986-1987, 1994-1996

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1 19Hotel Wellington1988

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1 20Larkfest1982, 1984, 1987, 1991, Undated

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1 21Musicians1983, 1986-1987, 1995, Undated

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1 22Offices on Campus1971-1972, 1975, Undated

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1 23PAC Center1980, 1986, Undated

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1 24Parking1986-1987

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1 25Philosophy1980, Undated

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1 26Phunky Phil PhotosUndated

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1 27Podium Events1984, 1986-1987, 1991, 1995-1996, Undated

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1 28Podium Shots1982, 1986, Undated

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1 29Poli Sci Faculty1970, 1972, 1975, 1980-1982, Undated

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1 30Protests1967-1989, Undated

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1 31Psychology, Sociology staff1976, 1980, 1982, 1984, Undated

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1 32Public Speaking Shots1970-1988, Undated

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1 33Quad Boards1986

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1 34SA Lawyers1971, 1980-1981, 1986, Undated

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1 35SA Minority Affairs1986-1987, Undated

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1 36SA Off-campus Assoc.1984-1985

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1 37SA Supreme Court1986-1988

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1 38SA Vice President1984, Undated

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1 39SASU [Student Association of the State University of New York]1985, Undated

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1 40Senior Week1987

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1 41Speakers' Forum staff1981, 1983-1984, Undated

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1 42Speakers on Campus1982, 1984, 1986, Undated

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1 43Speakers, Activists1983-1984, 1986, Undated

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1 44Sports Illustrations, GraphicsUndated

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1 45Sports1983-1984, 1987, 1994, Undated

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1 46State and Local Government1981-1984, Undated

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1 47State Education Dept.1975

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1 48SUNYA Architecture (uptown)1972, 1975, 1984-1987, Undated

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1 49Telephones1984, Undated

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1 50Telethon1967-1987, Undated

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1 51Tunnels1972, 1985, Undated

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1 52Univ. Cinemas1986, Undated

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1 53Univ. Concert Board1980-1981, 1983-1984, 1985-1986, Undated

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1 54Univ. Council1980, 1984-1985, Undated

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1 55Univ. Police, staff1971-1983, Undated

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1 56Univ. Presidents1994, Undated

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1 57Univ. SenateUndated

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1 58Uptown Quads1972, 1985-1987, Undated

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1 59US Government1984

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1 60Various SA Folks1986, Undated

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1 61Vending Machines1984, Undated

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1 62Video Game Room, Games1982, Undated

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1 63Voting1982-1985, Undated

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1 64VP for Academic Planning and DevelopmentUndated

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1 65VP for Finance and Business staff1971, 1979, 1984, Undated

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1 66VP for Student Affairs staff1970, 1976, 1983-1984, Undated

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1 67VP for University Affairs1984, Undated

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1 68WCDB 91 FM1982-1983, 1986, Undated

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1 69Women's Studies1984-1986

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1 70World Week1983, 1986

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1 71Writer's Institute1984-1985, Undated

Arranged alphabetically.

Series 2 primarily consists of records pertaining to structural and organizational changes at the ASP in the late 1970s. Several records, including memoranda from Editor-in-Chief Stephen Dzinanka and Managing Editor Spence Raggio, relate to the ASP's transition to an independent organization. Applications, correspondence, and blueprints relating to space allocations and proposed office alterations can be found in the "Space" folder. Most of the blueprints are oversized items and stored in separate flat files. Additional contents of note include: by-laws of the Albany Student Press Corporation, the ASP's constitution, a contract between the ASP and the University Photo Service, and general accident insurance policies.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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2 1General Correspondence1999, Undated

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2 2Independence1969, 1976-1979, 1981, 1986-1987, Undated

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2 3Insurance Paperwork1991-1992

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2 4Space1971, 1975, 1977-1980, 1990, Undated

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Flat-File 1Space [RESTRICTED] 1978, Undated

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Flat-File 2Space1979

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2 5Student Association - Election Regulations1993, Undated

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2 6University Photo Service ContractUndated
Quantity:  294 Captures  

Web crawling is managed through the Internet Archive's Archive-It service. This page includes links to both the university's collection and the Internet Archive's public collection.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Web Archives

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Web-Archive 1http://www.albanystudentpress.net/ - University Archives collection2015 October 7-2016 September 28

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WARC 1WARC file for http://www.albanystudentpress.net/, (please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_ARChive for more details) 2015 October 7-2016 September 28

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Web-Archive 2http://www.albanystudentpress.net/ - Internet Archive collection2013 February 15-2016 September 28