Published Histories

The best place to begin is with published histories of the college. They can provide suggestions for topics and identify original source materials.

  • Clearwater, Alphonso T. The History of Ulster County, New York. Kingston, N.Y., 1907.
    NEWP F 127.U4 C6 (712 pgs.)
  • DuBois, Cornelia E. The Story of the Paltz;a brief history of New Paltz, N.Y. New Paltz, 1936. 
    NEWP F 129.N73 D8 (55 pgs.)
  • Eltinge, Edmund. A Historical Sketch of New Paltz Academy.  New Paltz, 1883. 
    NEWP LD 3840.N728 E6 (12 pgs.)
  • Johnson, Carol A. Images of America:New Paltz. Charleston, S.C.:Arcadia, 2001.
    NEWP F 129.N53 J645 (128 pgs.)
  • Klotzberger, Edward Lewis. The Growth and Development of State Teachers College, New Paltz, State University of New York.  University Microfilms, 1968. 
    NEWP LD 3840.N73 K6 (301 pgs.)
  • Lang, Elizabeth (Whitehead) and Lang, Robert. In a Valley Fair;a history of the State University College of Education at New Paltz.  State University College of Education, New Paltz, 1960. 
    NEWP LD 3840.N73 L2 (200 pgs.)
  • LeFevre, Ralph. History of New Paltz, New York, and its old families. Albany, N.Y., 1909.
    NEWP F 129.N53 L5 (593 pgs., appendix 208 pgs.)
  • Pennington, Karen L. Three Presidencies:academic leadership in changing times;a history of the State University of New York, the College at New Paltz, 1948-1979. University Microfilms, 1994. 
    NEWP F 129.N73 P46  (383 pgs.)
  • State University of New York College at New Paltz. Paltzaga; transcribing the progress of five and fifty years at State Normal School, New Paltz, N.Y., 1886-1941. New Paltz, 1941.
    NEWP LD 3840.N73 N45 (158 pgs.)

College Publications

College publications can be divided into two general categories:Faculty/Student and Administrative. Most publications are cataloged and available throughlibrary catalog, the Sojourner Truth Library Online Catalog.

Faculty/Student Publications

Yearbooks

  • Auld Lang Syne (1892) NEWP LD 3840.N73 P2
  • Senior Annual (1913 -1925) NEWP LD 3840.N73 P2
  • The Paltzonian (1926 – present) NEWP LD 3840.N73 P2

Literary Magazines

  • The Normal Review (1891 – 1901) NEWP LD 3840.N73 N7;NEWP Cabinet 1
  • The Paltzonette (1928 – 1943) NEWP Cabinet 7
  • The Idiom (1958 – 1969) NEWP LH1.N5 I4
  • Cadence (1981 – 1983) NEWP PN6110.C7 C34
  • New Paltz Historical Review (1973 – present) NEWP D1.N3
  • Accordian Flyer (1987 – 1991) NEWP PN501.A32
  • The English Graduate Review (1989 – 1993) NEWP PN501.E515
  • Wings Poetry (1973 – 1976) NEWP LD 3840.N73 W55
  • New Paltz Poetry Review (1977 – 1978) NEWP LD 3840.N73 W55
  • Art X (1995 – present) NEWP N7475.A79

Local Newspapers

  • New Paltz Times (1865-1896) M/F 863
  • New Paltz Independent and News (1869-1972) M/F 111
  • New Paltz News (1957-1991) M/F 440
  • Huguenot Herald (1976-1984) M/F 517

School Newspapers

  • The Nepano (1935 – 1943) M/F 563
  • The Vandal (1943 – 1951) M/F 563
  • The Oracle (1951 – 2000) M/F 563;NEWP Cabinet 0
  • Fahari African-American Student Newspaper (1974 – 1992)  M/F 1108

Research

  • Faculty Publications NEWP FacPubs (alphabetical by faculty member)
  • New Paltz Master’s Thesis (#7 Series Title search in library catalog Catalog)

Administrative Publications

Academic Affairs

  • Faculty Handbook (1950 – present) NEWP LD 3840.N73 N51
  • Graduate Catalog (1956 – present) NEWP LD 3840.N73 N502
  • Undergraduate Catalog (1896 – present) NEWP LD 3840.N73 N5

Academic Advising

  • Sum &Substance (1975 – 1995) NEWP Shelf 5

Alumni Association

  • Alumni Bulletin (1948 – 1967, 1969) NEWP LD 3840.N73 N48
  • Alumni Directory (1965, 1988, 1999) NEWP LB 2411.S73
  • The Observer (1979 – present) NEWP Shelf 22

Development &Public Affairs

  • Faculty News &Notes (1964 -1968) NEWP Shelf 4
  • The Intelligencer (1969 – 1970) NEWP Shelf 4
  • New Paltz Newsletter (1974 -1975) NEWP Shelf 4
  • Nexus (1979 -1983) NEWP Shelf 4
  • Faculty &Staff Bulletin Board (1979 – 1991) NEWP Shelf 4
  • New Paltz News (1990 – 1996) NEWP Shelf 4
  • News Pulse (1997 – present) NEWP Shelf 4

EOP (Equal Opportunity Program)

  • The North Star (1985 – 1987) NEWP Shelf 25
  • Times of Opportunity (1998 – present) NEWP Shelf 25

Foundation

  • Annual Reports (1984 – present) NEWP Shelf 5

Honors Program

  • The Collective Mind (1997 – present) NEWP Shelf 25

Institutional Advancement

  • College Fact Book (1968 – present) NEWP LD 3840.N73 F34

Library

  • Annual Reports (1968 – present) STL G14
  • The Current (1964 – 1979) NEWP Shelf 24
  • The Newsletter (1995 – 1998) NEWP Shelf 24
  • Access Points (1999 – present) NEWP Shelf 24

Personnel Office

  • Personnel and Payroll Printouts (1955 – present) NEWP Shelf 3

Sponsored Funds

  • The Research Reporter (1988 – 1998) NEWP Shelf 23

Student Affairs

  • Student Directories (1935 – 1952) NEWP Shelf 18
  • Student Handbook (1963 – 1986) NEWP LD 3840.N73 N6
  • Educational Vehicle (1987 – 1990) NEWP LD 3840.N73 N6

Telecommunications

  • Faculty/Staff Directories (1956 – present) NEWP Shelf 3

Collections

Visit the CHC’s Collection Descriptions page for a complete summary of historical collections.

People

For many subjects, it’s necessary to interview past members of the campus community.  The College History Collection contains past alumni, student, and faculty directories. Of course, the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association is another wonderful resource for this purpose. 

Modified 2018-04-19