Institute of Gerontology Records, 1968-1995

Descriptive Identification

Unit ID
ua690.015
Repository
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
Extent
11.6 cubic ft.
creator
Institute of Gerontology (University at Albany)
Location
The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language
English
Abstract
The records of the Institute of Gerontology include materials from the Institute on Aging, the Institute of Gerontology and the Ringel Institute of Gerontology, all of which served the same function within the State University of New York at Albany. Records include materials about program creation, correspondence, day files, grant applications, budgets, publications, research materials and professional development.

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Acquisition Information

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Ringel Institute for Gerontology in March 1995.

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Institute of Gerontology Records, 1968-1995. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Institute of Gerontology Records).

Administrative History

The Institute of Gerontology was the successor to the Institute on Aging, created in 1968 as part of the College of General Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The purpose of the Institute, and all subsequent iterations, was to provide knowledge and research into the experience and care of elderly citizens. Specific issues such as nursing home care, criminal offenders and social interaction were the focus of instruction, communication and research through degree programs and certificates, seminars, conferences, newsletters, consortial committees and research studies. In 1972, the organization was renamed as the Institute of Gerontology, and became part of the University's School of Social Welfare. Within a few years, it received status as an established research unit. In 1982, it became the Ringel Institute for Gerontology, named for Rhoda and Stan Ringel, both of whom supported the mission of the institute. The name was changed again in 1997, back to the Institute of Gerontology, which it remains. It is currently comprised of two units, the Center for Research and the Center for Excellence in Aging Services.

Previous directors for the program include Father Anthony Rocha, Steven. I. Pflanczer, Susan R. Sherman and Sheldon S. Tobin. Primary researchers for the Institute include Evelyn S. Newman and Susan R. Sherman. Research topics continued to include elderly offenders, nursing home care, social interaction for seniors as well as the role of the University in advocating for this population, among others. Beyond research papers, the Institute hosted a number of conferences, seminars and training sessions.

Funding was initially provided through grants. After the first director, Father Anthony Rocha, failed to secure a necessary grant for a second consecutive year, he resigned from the Institute, which then was absorbed by the School of Social Welfare. From this point on, funding was received through a mix of grants and institutional funding.

Scope and Contents

Records contained in this collection include administrative files such as records documenting program creation, committee minutes and agendas, day files and correspondence from 1970-1995, financial records related to grand funding and budgets from 1968-1993, and publications including research projects, training seminars and conferences from 1970-1990. Records from the Ringel Institute of Gerontology follow those of the Institute of Gerontology within the same series. There are few remaining records from the Institute on Aging. Photographs and slides are included in the same boxes and folders as paper documents. Cassettes are housed separately in the Special Collections Cold Room.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series are arranged chronologically.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Components List

  • General Correspondence, 1970-1995 Undated

    Unit ID
    1
    Extent
    2.1 cubic ft.
    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Scope and Contents

    This series contains files relating to the creation of specific programs and certificates including the Nursing Home Ombudsman Program and Elderhostel Senior Seminar, day files, faculty searches, memos and correspondence of Evelyn Newman and Susan Sherman.

    • Partial Report on Activities, 1970-1971
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      1
    • Day Files, 1971-1972
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      2
    • Day Files, 1972-1973
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      3-4
    • Day Files, 1973 March-August
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      5-6
    • Day Files, 1973-1974
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      7-8
    • Day Files, 1974-1975
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      9
    • Evelyn Newman Correspondence, 1974-1975
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      10
    • Day Files, 1975
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      11
    • Michelle Levy Certificate, Photo, 1975 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      12
    • Annual Report, 1975-1976
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      13
    • Annual Reports, 1975-1976 1978 1980-1983 1985
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      14
    • Day Files, 1976 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      15
    • Local (Community) Advisory Committee Notebook, 1976-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      16
    • General Correspondence, 1976-1983
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      18
    • Day Files, 1977
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      18
    • Nursing Home Ombudsman Program, 1977-1978
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      19-20
    • Campus Advisory Board, 1977-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      21
    • Elderhostel Senior Seminar, 1977-1981 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      22
    • Evelyn Newman Memos, 1977-1982
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      23
    • NY State Nursing Home Ombudsman Final Report, 1978
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      24
    • Day Files, 1978 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      25
    • Basic Adult Services: Model Curriculum, 1978-1981 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      26
    • Day Files, 1979
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      27
    • Susan M. Sherman Correspondence, 1979-1980
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      28
    • Undergraduate 2nd Field in Aging, 1979-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      29
    • Adult Family Care Training, 1979-1980 Undated
      Box
      2 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      1-2
    • Elderhostel Senior Seminar, 1979-1981 Undated
      Box
      2 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      3
    • Community University Day, late 1970s
      Cassette
      1
    • Certificate Program for Nursing Home Administrators, 1980 Undated
      Box
      2 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      4
    • Day Files, 1980 Undated
      Box
      2 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      5
    • Field of Study, 1980-1981 Undated
      Box
      2 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      6
    • General Memos, 1980-1982 1984-1989
      Box
      2 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      7-8
    • General Information, 1980-1985
      Box
      2 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      9-10
    • Day Files, 1981
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      1
    • Faculty Search, 1981 Undated
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      2
    • Student Orientation, 1981-1982
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      3
    • Agreement with the Ringels, 1981-1982 1991
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      4
    • Committees on Centers and Institutes, 1981-1982 Undated
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      5
    • Development of Program, 1981-1982 Undated
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      6-7
    • Five-Year Plan, 1981-1982 1988-1989 Undated
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      8
    • Day Files, 1982
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      9
    • Minor in Maturity and Aging, 1982-1983
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      10
    • Annual Lecture, 1983 1986-1988 1991-1993 1995
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      11
    • Director's Report, 1987-1989 1992
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      12
    • Search for PSTP Associate Director, 1988
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      13
    • Evaluation of Library Resources, 1989 Undated
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      14
    • Institute Review, 1989 Undated
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      15
    • Search for Center for Women in Government Director, 1990 Undated
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      16
    • General Memos, 1990-1994
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      17
    • Consortium on Aging, 1991
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      18
    • Memo re: Registration, 1991
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      19
    • Research Associate, 1991
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      20
    • Review and Site Visit, 1991
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      21
    • Steering Committee, 1991
      Box
      3 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      22
    • Consortium on Aging, 1991-1995
      Box
      4 (1-General Correspondence)
      Folder
      1
  • Financial Files, 1968-1993 Undated

    Unit ID
    2
    Physical Facet
    1.0 cu. ft.
    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Scope and Contents

    This series contains financial records that include funding proposals, grant applications and budgets.

    • Draft Proposal for Funding the Program on Aging of the State University of New York at Albany, 1968
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      1
    • Institute of Gerontology Funding, 1971 1979-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      2
    • Regional Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center, Title IV-C Grant, 1976-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      3-4
    • Title IV-A Grant, Year 2, Supporting Documents, 1977-1980
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      5
    • Title IV-C Grant, Quarterly and Final Reports, 1977-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      6
    • Title IV-C Grant Correspondence, 1978-1979
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      7
    • US Administration on Aging, Title IV-A Grant, Final Report and Other Materials, 1978-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      8
    • Title IV-A Grant Proposal Year 2 Correspondence, 1979 Undated
      Box
      1 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      9
    • Title IV-A Grant Proposal, Year 2, 1979 Undated
      Box
      2 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      1-2
    • Advocacy Assistance Training Grant, 1979-1980 Undated
      Box
      2 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      3
    • Research Foundation of SUNY, Preapplication Grant. Not Funded, 1982
      Box
      2 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      4
    • Budget, 1982-1989 Undated
      Box
      2 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      5
    • NIA Program Project Grant, 1984 Undated
      Box
      2 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      6-8
    • Budget, 1985-1991 Undated
      Box
      3 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      1
    • IFR Budget, 1991 1993
      Box
      3 (2-Financial Files)
      Folder
      2
  • Publicity, Research and Professional Development, 1970-1990 Undated

    Unit ID
    3
    Physical Facet
    1.91 cu. ft.
    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Scope and Contents

    This series contains newsletters and brochures, materials developed for conferences and seminars and faculty research publications.

    • County Aging Profile Series Demographics and Housing Patterns - 1930-1970, 1970
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      1
    • “The Poor of the Capital District” A Research Memo, 1970
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      2
    • “Public Policy and the Elderly in NY State” Notebook, 1971-1975 1980-1982
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      3
    • Publicity Notebook, 1971-1975 1980-1982
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      4
    • “Planning for Social Welfare: Coordinating Area Number 3” A Regional Factbook – IG Report, 1972
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      5
    • “Planning for Social Welfare: The People of Albany, Selected Census Data for Albany, NY”, 1973
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      6
    • Proceedings of the Regional Conference on Aging, 1973
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      7
    • Regional Conference on Aging, 1973
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      8
    • Research Memo: “Poverty in Albany County”, 1973
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      9
    • Regional Conference on Aging - Sonoma Nixon Correspondence, 1973 Undated
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      10
    • Slides of Conference Photos and Presentations, 1973 1975 Undated
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      11
    • Conference Brochures, 1973-1976 1979-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      12
    • “The Albany Senior Service Center Nutritional Program: Its Characteristics, Its Participants”, 1975
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      13
    • “Crimes Against the Elderly in Public Housing: Policy Alternatives”, 1975
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      14
    • Gerontology Colloquium Slide Presentation and Discussion by Dr. Jane Ives. “Services to the Elderly in Denmark.” (Flyer), 1976
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      15
    • “The Meaning of Cherished Personal Possessions for the Elderly”, 1976
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      16
    • “Modes of Retirement Housing for the Elderly,” Brief Summary of the Final Report, 1976
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      17
    • “Options in Intermediate Sheltered Housing for the Elderly”, 1976
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      18-19
    • “The Role of State University Systems in Opportunities for Senior Citizens”, 1976
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      20
    • Questionnaire for Retirement Planning Sent to Faculty and Non-teaching Professionals of SUNY, 1976 1978
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      21
    • Publicity Notebook, 1976-1979 Undated
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      22
    • “Toward Services for the Elderly: Regional Data of a Roman Catholic Diocese”, 1977
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      23
    • Miscellaneous, 1977 1980-1985
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      24
    • “Reading, Language and Communication”, 1977-1978
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      25
    • Newsletters, 1977-1981
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      26
    • “Differences in Attitudes Toward Retirement Among Male and Female Faculty and Other University Professionals”, 1978
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      27
    • “Foster-family Care for the Elderly: Surrogate Family or Mini-Institution?”, 1978
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      28
    • “The Role of the Case Worker in Adult Foster Care”, 1978
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      29
    • Survey of Opportunities in the Field of Gerontology in Forty-three Educational Institutions in N.Y.S.: Summary of Findings, 1978
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      30
    • Advocacy Assistance for Older Adults Conference, 1978 Undated
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      31
    • “Day Treatment for the Elderly: An Overview”, 1979
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      32
    • Directory of Services: A Guide for Adult Family Care Providers Participating in the 1979 Summer Training Session, 1979
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      33
    • Elderly Offender Conference, 1979
      Cassette
      2-7
    • “Group Services for the Elderly in Albany County: A Directory”, 1979
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      34
    • “Social Participation in Adult Homes: Deinstitutionalized Mental Patients and the Frail Elderly”, 1979
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      35
    • “Training Citizen Ombudsmen” (Prepared for presentation at Educational Innovations Exchange, Annual Program Meeting), 1979
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      36
    • A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part I, 1979
      Video-tape
      1-3
      Extent
      1 U-matic tape.
      Physical Facet
      2 VHS tapes.
      Physical Facet
      Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
    • A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part II, 1979
      Video-tape
      4-6
      Extent
      1 U-matic tape.
      Physical Facet
      2 VHS tapes.
      Physical Facet
      Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
    • A Workshop for Family Care Takers: Problem Solving Part III, 1979
      Video-tape
      7-9
      Extent
      1 U-matic tape.
      Physical Facet
      2 VHS tapes.
      Physical Facet
      Both duplicates of U-matic tape.
    • “Understanding the Psycho-Social Needs of the Elderly in Family Care Residents” Training, 1979 Undated
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      37
    • Homebound Elderly, Includes Photo, 1979-1980 Undated
      Box
      1 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      38
    • Conference Proceedings: New York State Perspectives on Aging, 1980
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      1
    • “The Development of a Curriculum in Gerontology for the Public Health Sector”, 1980
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      2
    • Miscellaneous Conferences and Seminars, 1980-1982 Undated
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      3
    • Al Abrams Dinner, 1981
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      4
    • Newsletters, 1981
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      5
    • Mental Health and the Elderly Lecture Series, 1981 Undated
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      6
    • Rockefeller Research Committees, 1981 Undated
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      7
    • “Community Integration of Mentally Ill Adults in (Foster) Family Care”, 1981-1982
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      8
    • Elderly Offender Conference, 1982
      Cassette
      8-11
    • Elderly Offender Conference, 1982
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      9
    • Elderly Offender Conference Planning Documents, 1982
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      10-11
    • Survey of Graduate Degree Recipients, 1982-1985
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      12
    • Research Proposal, 1985-1987
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      13
    • Eugene S. Callender will Present the Fourth Annual Ringel Lecture on “Targeting the Needs of the Elderly” (Flyer), 1986
      Box
      2 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      14
    • Self-Study Team, 1989 Undated
      Box
      3 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      1-2
    • “Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate Institutions”, 1990
      Box
      3 (3-Publicity, Research and Professional D)
      Folder
      3
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    Unit ID
    4
    Extent
    278 captures
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