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| Photograph Collection
The Photograph Collection includes items from the beginning of the College in 1920 to present day. It covers a wide range of subjects, from faculty and students to events, buildings, and prominent guest lecturers. These digital images were selected due to their uniqueness, interest to researchers, and importance to college history.
| Yearbook Collection
Yearbooks have been created since 1924, the year of the first graduating class. They have undergone several name changes, from "Rose Leaves" (1924-1970) to "Mandala" (1971-1976) to no name (1977-1982) to its final name, "Reflections" (1983-2009). The yearbook ceased to be published in 2009. As more yearbooks are digitized, they will be added to this digital collection.
| Student Newspaper Collection
Although there were student publications from the founding of the school in 1920, a true student newspaper began in 1936. It has undergone changes in style, format, and name. The original name was "The Arrow" (1936-1939). Successive names have included "Rosaverian" (1940-1967), "Inscape" (1967-1972), "Apocalypse" (1973), "The Gadfly" (1973-1975), "Inscape" again (1975-1989), "The Chronicle" (1989-2010), "The Saint Rose Chronicle" (2010-2011), and "The Chronicle" again (2011-present). Along with a hardcopy issue produced each week during the academic terms, an online version is also published.
| Oral History Collection
Since the 1970s, the Archives has been conducting oral history interviews with former students, faculty, and staff. Many are Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the order which founded the College. This collection of oral histories has been digitized for web access. Each interview is accompanied by a descriptive document, including a short biography of the participant, an outline of topics, and a summary of the discussion. Several interviews also have a complete transcript.
| Map Collection
The College is located in the heart of the Pine Hills section of Albany, between Western and Madison Avenues, east to Patridge Street and west to Main Street. The College began with the purchase of a victorian house at 979 Madison Avenue and has grown to over 80 buildings. These maps document the changes in the campus and surrounding neighborhood.
| Student Publications Collection
Before the student newspaper began, students were hard at work creating a publication to both inform and entertain their fellow students. The first student publication began in 1920 and was called "Canary Trills." The name changed to "Rambler" in 1928. Rambler continued well after the student newspaper started in 1936. Other publications have come and gone and students continue to publish literary and creative publications today.
| Video Collection
The Archives has collected an amazingly large volume of video over the years. The physical format has been updated from reel-to-reel to VHS to digital/DVD. Future improvements in technology will no doubt offer opportunities to upgrade the format again. The Archives holds a fantastic video collection of lectures and events. Most intriguing are the Rose Day celebrations from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Unfortunately, the audio of these older items has been lost to time, but the visuals (parading, dancing, celebrating) are still wonderfully entertaining.
| Finding Aid Collection
A finding aid is a document describing an archives collection. It includes simple facts, such as the title, years covered, donor name, etc. In addition, it often provides a biography (if a personal collection) or history of the subject matter. A list of box and folder titles is also included to inform a researcher on the specific items included. These digitized finding aids offer an explicit and searchable description of physical collections.
| Text Documents
This is a collection of various text documents housed in the Archives. Included are letters, course catalogs, and event programs.
| Book Collection
There have been a few books written about the history of Saint Rose. As these are digitized, they will be added to this online collection.