One of the most distinguished programs in women's studies was begun on the Buffalo campus of the State University of New York in 1970, another in 1969 at Cornell University, an institution affiliated with SUNY. At SUNY/College at Old Westbury, a Women's Studies Program was written into the innovative curriculum planned more than four years ago, and that institution has been host to The Feminist Press and the Clearinghouse on Women's Studies since that time. Newer programs have developed at Albany, Brockport and New Paltz, while SUNY/Binghamton's women's history program is the first in the nation to grant the doctorate. Similarly, SUNY/Buffalo was one of the first campuses to offer an M.A. degree in women's studies, and it is the only campus with a student-initiated Women's Studies College. Still, given the fact that SUNY contains some 73 institutions of higher learning, the state-wide record was, until recently, not impressive.