University at Buffalo Student Newspapers, 1921-1950
This collection provides access to two student newspapers published at the University at Buffalo between 1921 and 1950. The Bee (1921-1950) focused almost entirely on student activities, often with humor. There was almost no coverage of events beyond the UB campus or on how those events impacted the lives of UB students. With veterans attending the university after the end of World War II, UB enrolled an older and more diverse student body. It was then that the Bee’s sometimes frivolous style came under attack. The Argus (1947-1950) was established as an alternative to the Bee by a group of more “liberal, progressive” students. Editorial warfare intensified by 1950 to such an extent that funding was withheld from both papers. In the same year a new newspaper, the Spectrum, began publication. There are numerous missing issues. The digital collection was produced from microfilm of all available issues. The creation of this collection was supported with funding received from the Western New York Library Resources Council.
Students at the University at Buffalo launched a new newspaper in December 1950. The Spectrum succeeded the Bee (1921-1950) and Argus (1947-1950). This award-winning newspaper has been published continuously since 1950, and three times a week it provides news stories and in-depth coverage of campus events and sports. The creation of this collection was supported in part with funding received from the Western New York Library Resources Council and contains issues for period 1950-1962.
The Black Student Union Periodical Collection
UB’s Black Student Union (BSU) was founded in 1967. Twelve periodical publications have been issued by the BSU and are the primary record of the activities and history of the organization.
The Clifford C. Furnas Collection
Photographs and memorabilia celebrating the life and career of Clifford C. Furnas, ninth president of the Univeristy at Buffalo.
The Buffalonian was UB’s second general student yearbook. The inaugural issue of the Buffalonian appeared in 1934. This collection provides access to the first fifteen years of the Buffalonian covering 1934 - 1948.
UB Alumni Publications
The Alumni Association of the University of Buffalo was established in 1926 and began a quarterly publication for graduates of all divisions of the university. This was the first publication for alumni issued by the university.
The Opinion is the official University at Buffalo Law School student newspaper. This collection provides access to Volumes 1 (1949:Nov.) through Volumes 27 (1987:Apr.).
The Bison Magazine Covers
The Bison was a humor magazine published by University of Buffalo students between 1913 and 1941. This collection presents sixty-one (61) of the front covers.
The Iris was the first general student yearbook. The Iris was published 1898-1907, 1920-1932. It was succeeded by the Buffalonian, the first 14 years of which are available in UBdigit.
Thomas B. Lockwood - The Man and His Library
This collection highlights the life and contributions of one of Buffalo's most distinguished citizens in the first half of the 20th century.
Books and pamphlets about UB
- Julian Park’s History of the University of Buffalo (1917)
- Centennial celebration of the University of Buffalo, 1846-1946
- Great citizens of Buffalo: the individuals to whom the University of Buffalo has awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, 1925-1944
- Amherst Campus, State University of New York at Buffalo: a history and guide (1980)
- This university—these restless men