Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Advisor/Committee Chair

Nancy Roberts


The University at Albany campus designed by Edward Durell Stone has been a frequent topic in the media throughout the past fifty years. Coverage was analyzed in a sample of 80 local and national publications including magazines, newspapers, yearbooks, and architectural journals. The tone of coverage was rated from very negative to very positive. A variety of themes were found in the publications including discussion of Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s vision for the SUNY system, higher ideals of architecture and art, an evolving campus, and how limited funding reduced the scope of the design. Most of the articles were fairly positive or neutral, and very few were negative. The coverage declined after the 1960’s and tended to become more positive as time went on.

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