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April 22, 2009

University Library Spring 2009 Extended Hours

University Library Spring 2009 Extended Hours

Sunday, May 3 – Thursday, May 14
The Library will be open and staffed 24 hours/day, 5 days/week
Open: Sunday 5/3 9:00 AM Close: Friday 5/8 1:00 AM (Sat morning)
Open: Saturday 5/9 9:00 AM Close: Saturday 5/9 1:00 AM (Sun morning)
Open: Sunday 5/10 9:00 AM Close: Thursday 5/14 8:00 PM

The hours listed above are for the building including access to the collection, circulation, the Interactive Media Center, and Periodicals. For other service points’ hours, see

Science Library Spring 2009 Extended Hours
Sunday, May 3 – Thursday, May 14


*On Thursday, May 14th the library will be closing at 8:00 PM

The hours listed above are for the building including circulation and access to the collection. For other service points’ hours, see

April 17, 2009

Finding Aid Available Online for the John Fried Papers

The Department of Special Collections announces the completion of the John H. E. Fried Papers online finding aid, part of the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collections. The John H. E. Fried Papers consist of 40 cubic feet of materials and includes his professional correspondence, copies of his published and unpublished writings (manuscripts, typescripts, reprints and books), texts of numerous speeches and lectures (published and unpublished), personal documents, teaching materials, as well as Fried's research collections on topics relating to global human rights problems and remedies.

Fried, a lawyer, professor and human rights activist, came to the United States in 1938 from Vienna, Austria shortly after its annexation by Hitler. In March 1947, Fried was asked to remain in Nuremberg as Special Legal Consultant to the U.S. Judges at the trials, to advise on questions relating to all aspects of the law of war and war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace, as well as many other questions of international law. The proceedings of the 12 trials were published in 14 volumes, Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals. His work in this area spanned more than four decades, from his service as Consultant to the Nuremberg judges through his later membership on the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, and includes his time at the International Labour Organization in Montreal, Canada, as well as his affiliations with the United Nations, working as a legal consultant to the governments of Somalia and Nepal.

April 10, 2009

Student Newspaper is Online from 1916-1985

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the online availability of the University at Albany’s student newspaper from 1916-1985. You can browse each issue from the State College News, 1916-- 1963, State University News 1963--1964, and the Albany Student Press (ASP), 1964—1985. The ASP from 1986 - 2009 and The Echo, from 1892 – 1916 are available in hard copy at the Special Collections' Marcia Brown Reading Room. Issues are available at:

Support for this digital project came from the Friends of the Libraries and would not have been possible without their assistance. The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Library Systems are working to develop a full text database of the newspaper that will allow searching across multiple issues, years, or decades. In addition, the Department of Special Collections will develop a plan to digitize The Echo, 1892 – 1916 and the ASP from 1986 – 2009.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm - Free Database Trial

ProQuest Digital Microfilm provides scanned newspapers in microfilm, accessible around the clock via an intuitive, easy to use, online interface. Researchers can access full-page, cover-to-cover newspaper content from anywhere an internet connection is present. Digital Microfilm allows multiple, simultaneous users from subscribing libraries to scroll through the scanned microfilm as they would with standard microfilm equipment, or they can access the content using metadata: newspaper title, date, and page numbers.

Please use this password at the trial login page: welcome

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

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April 6, 2009

American History in Video -- Free Trial

This collection includes rare newsreels from 1929 through the 1960’s, the historic Longine Chronoscope broadcast and hundreds of hours of documentaries from leading producers such as the History Channel ®

American History in Video

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