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Alternative Press Collections

Alternative Press Collection, 1969-1992 -- MS 73

A collection of local and national news sources related to labor, anti-war, student unrest, and free speech issues spanning the years 1969-1992. View finding aid


Anthony W. Novitsky and Christopher Densmore Alternative Press Collection, 1963-2000, (bulk 1963-1989) -- MS 76

This collection consists of periodicals issued between 1963 and 2000 with most of the material dated prior to 1990, including non-periodical material arranged by issuing organization. Topics covered include draft resistance and conscientious objectors during the Vietnamese Conflict, civil rights, the peace movement, disarmament, the women's movement, student unrest, and the labor movement.

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American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women. Amherst Branch Records, 1993- -- MS 69

(collection has significant amount of unprocessed material)


American Association of University Women. Buffalo Branch Records, 1909-2002 (1960-1999 bulk) -- MS 39

The American Association of University Women Buffalo Branch Records include such records as history files, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, financial documents, correspondence, various publications that the organization distributes and conferences/special events.


American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch Newsletters, 1950-2008 -- MS 39.1

This collection contains the newsletters of the American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch as well as several other AAUW branches.


American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society. Western New York Section Records, 1896-1980 -- MS 45

(collection has significant amount of unprocessed material)

The earliest records include a minute book for 1900-1902. Collection contains reports, correspondence, information on the Schoellkopf Medal, files on national meetings of the American Chemical Society held in Buffalo, New York in 1919, 1931, 1942, and 1952, and a file of the section's publication Double Bond.


American Civil Liberties Union

American Civil Liberties Union. Niagara Frontier Chapter Records, 1935-1974 -- MS 107

(unprocessed collection)


Amherst League of Women Voters

Amherst League of Women Voters Records, 1910-1997, (bulk 1947-1997) -- MS 64

(collection has significant amount of unprocessed material)


Anti-War Publications

Anti-War Publications Collection, 1967-1974 -- MS 41

Papers either produced or collected by Anthony Novitsky that document opposition to the Vietnamese Conflict. A number of organizations are represented. Also included is an oral history interview taped by Christopher Densmore, University Archives, July 25, 1978 that covers Novitsky's activities in the Catholic peace movement, the anti-war movement in Buffalo, and his recollections of various individuals and organizations in Buffalo during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Association for Childhood Education

Association for Childhood Education. Buffalo Chapter Records, 1892-1959 -- MS 49

Minute books, 1892-1921, of the Buffalo Kindergarten Union, and scrapbooks, 1930-1959, of the Buffalo Kindergarten Union and its successor, the Buffalo Association for Childhood Education, containing clippings, reports, letters, announcements and programs, memorabilia, photographs and other items concerning the history and activities of the Buffalo Kindergarten Union, Buffalo Association for Childhood Education, the Kindergarten Section of the New York State Teachers' Association and the National Association for Childhood Education. Also includes a printed report of the Buffalo Free Kindergarten Association for 1892-1893.

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Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State

Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State Records, 1950 -- MS 12

Correspondence, minutes, programs, directories, membership files, memorabilia, and photographs. Also included is a file of the periodical New York State Mathematics Teachers journal.


Audubon New Community

Audubon New Community Records, 1964-1987 (bulk 1975-1987) -- MS 52

Records, 1975-1987 with earlier documents from 1964 onward, of the Audubon Association, Inc. pertaining to the Audubon New Community of Amherst, New York; concerning the operation, maintenance, and government of a planned new community which began construction in 1973.

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Baker, Melvin H. (Melvin Houston)

Melvin H. Baker Papers, 1922-1967 -- MS 1

Collection of materials from Melvin Houston Baker, Chief Executive of National Gypsum Company. Includes speeches, personal and business correspondence, and his privately published book, My Second Forty Years. In 1957 Baker was awarded the Chancellor's Award, the highest award given by the University at Buffalo.

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Banham, Reyner

Reyner Banham Papers -- MS 96

(unprocessed collection)

Photographs and research that could pertain to the 1981 publication, Buffalo Architecture: A Guide.


BIKE WNY

BIKE WNY Records, 1990-2002 -- MS 91

Records of BIKE WNY (Bicyclists Intent on a Kinder Environment in Western New York) document the bicycle club's activities and advocacy spanning the years from 1990 to 2002.

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Bird, Walter

Walter Bird Papers, 1912-2006 -- MS 154

The papers of Walter Bird, founder of Birdair, Inc. and a pioneer of lightweight structural design consist primarily of his professional activities.

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Blue Rose Foundation

Blue Rose Foundation Records -- MS 129

(unprocessed collection)


Brennan, Joseph H.

Joseph H. Brennan Papers, 1931-1960, (bulk 1931-1960) -- MS 08

Photographs, clippings, and congratulatory messages related to his acceptance of the Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal in 1950; a list of patents issued to Brennan between 1931 and 1960; and a copy of his Catalog of books and pamphlets of metallurgical, geological and chemical interest (1961).


Buffalo (clippings on)

Buffalo and Western New York History Clippings, 1930-1994, (bulk 1950-1994) -- MS 75

Contained in this collection are clippings mostly from local newspapers which deal with the history of Western New York and the City of Buffalo. The bulk of the articles are dated between 1950 and 1994. Articles are arranged according to broad topics: Architecture/Buildings/Parks; Business/Economy/Industry; Controversies; Cultural/Community; Education; Government; History; Neighborhoods; Newspapers/Communications; Organizations/Clubs; Politics; Social issues; Western New York.


Buffalo (harbors, rivers, and other waterways)

Harbors, Rivers, and Other Waterways in Buffalo and Other Locations in New York State, 1849-1971 -- MS 145

(unprocessed collection)

A collection of publications issued by the United States Congress related to harbors, rivers, and other waterways in Buffalo, New York and other locations in New York State.


Buffalo (images of)

W.H. Bartlett views of early nineteenth century Buffalo, Niagara Falls and other locations -- MS 143

Engravings, lithographs, and other illustrations of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and other locations by William Henry Bartlett and others.


Buffalo (school desegregation)

Buffalo School Desegregation Collection -- MS 104

(unprocessed collection)


Buffalo (undergraduate student papers)

Student Papers on Buffalo History, 1967-1993 -- MS 51

A collection of unpublished student papers on Buffalo history. A list of titles is available arranged alphabetically by author. Please see Archivist for details.


Buffalo and Western New York Building Codes and Zoning Ordinances

Collection of Milstein, Wittek, Davis & Associates, 1936-1986 -- MS 99

A collection of building and housing codes and zoning, health, and sanitation ordinances for the city of Buffalo, the town of Amherst and Erie County, New York. Also includes some similar documents for other municipalities in Western New York.


Collection of Manuel D. Lopez, 1936-1986 -- MS 93

A collection of building and housing codes and zoning, health, and sanitation ordinances for the city of Buffalo, the town of Amherst and Erie County, New York. Also includes some similar documents for other municipalities in Western New York.


Buffalo Evening News Washington Bureau

Buffalo Evening News, Washington Bureau Scrapbooks of Clippings, 1931-1982 -- MS 50

A collection of scrapbooks containing all of the articles prepared for the Buffalo Evening News by its Washington correspondents from 1931 to 1982.


Buffalo Foundation

Buffalo Foundation Research Reports, 1921-1947 -- MS 17

Unpublished research reports from the Buffalo Foundation, 1921-1938. Complete file of typed studies, some including working papers, prepared by the Foundation on subjects pertaining to Buffalo and Erie County community welfare.

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Buffalo General Hospital, School of Nursing Alumni Association

Buffalo General Hospital, School of Nursing Alumni Association Collection, 1877-1987 -- MS 147

(unprocessed collection)


Buffalo Urban League

Buffalo Urban League Reports, 1935-1962 -- MS 21

Annual reports of the Buffalo Urban League, Inc., 1935-1944, 1947, 1950-1952, 1954-1962. Quarterly reports, 1946 and 1948 (both incomplete). Audio tape of John Dewey entitled "In Philosophy" (recorded Dec. 7, 1941).


Buffalo Women's Center

Buffalo Women's Center Records, 1973-1978 -- MS 35

The records date primarily from 1973-1974 but include newsletters for 1973-1976, a history of the Center (updated to 1978), and a report of the Teen Girls' Program (circa 1976). Also includes journals of log books for 1973-1974 which contain comments on the goals of the Center, the women's movement, and needs of women in general.


Bunbury, J.W.

The Works of J.W. Bunbury, 1770s -- MS 128

(unprocessed collection)


Business and Professional Women of Buffalo

Business and Professional Women of Buffalo Records, 1945-1995 -- MS 66

Clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and awards documenting National Business Women's Week and the Business and Professional Women of Buffalo organization.


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Camp Fire Girls

Camp Fire Girls of Buffalo and Erie County Records, 1913-1974 -- MS 32

The collection documents the history of the Camp Fire Girl organization. The collection includes minute books, scrapbooks, photograph albums and Camp Fire Girl publications.

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Camann, Eugene W.

Eugene W. Camann Family Papers, 1750-1843 -- MS 132

(unprocessed collection)
Eugene W. Camann was a fourth generation American of Prussian descent who lived in the village of Bergholz (Wheatfield, Niagara County, New York). He did extensive research on the migration of Prussian Lutherans to the United States and the settlements they established in Niagara County, New York. The documents in this collection relate to his paternal and maternal ancestors.


Census Records from New York State

New York State Census Records, 1855 and 1875 -- MS 28

(see Archivist for a special users guide to the compiled census data.)


Citizens' Council on Human Relations

Citizens' Council on Human Relations Records, 1955-1992 -- MS 7

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, policy statements, printed materials, and speech notes, reflecting the actions the Citizens' Council on Human Relations (CCHR) while seeking to end discrimination, particularly against African-Americans, in Buffalo, New York. There are also organizational files, consisting of by-laws, newsletters and membership lists, which reflect the internal workings of CCHR itself.

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Citizens' Task Force on Racism

Citizens' Task Force on Racism Papers, 1967-1982 -- MS 34

The Citizen Task Force on Racism was formed in 1980 following the apparently racially motivated murder of African-Americans in Buffalo, New York. It is believed that the organization grew out of Unity Day Rally held by the Buffalo Unity Day Committee in October 1980. The attention of the Citizen Task Force centered on the activities of the Ku Klux Klan and its local advocate, Karl Hand, and on neo-Nazi groups with a special emphasis on Manfred Raeder, leader of the German Initiative Party and publisher of German Citizen's Initiative.


Cuervo, Rufino José

Cartas a Don R. J. Cuervo, 1888-1904 -- MS 133

(unprocessed collection)


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Dartmouth College

Mechanical drawing, Dartmouth College, 1880-1881, W.C. Hall -- MS 118

(unprocessed collection)


Diamond, David

David Diamond Papers, 1925-1968 -- MS 9

This collections consists of materials documenting David Diamond's activities in local government, Diamond's career at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and matters of personal interest to Diamond. The latter material includes regarding the Nuremberg trials following World War II and a transcript of a speech given by Diamond opposing the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

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Decreto del Parlamento

Decreto del Parlamento, de 6 de agosto 1761 -- MS 111

(unprocessed collection)


Dawson, Charles R.

Charles R. Dawson Records -- MS 101

(unprocessed collection)
Collection is Dawson's records as a planning consultant.


[Document]

[Document] circa 1689 -- MS 140

(unprocessed collection)
Document regarding Charles II, King of Spain and Queen Marie Louise of Orléans.


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Environmental Clearing House Organization (ECHO)

Environmental Clearing House Organization (ECHO) Records, 1970-1984 -- MS 47

Established in 1970 as an environmental information center primarily for the Western New York area, the Environmental Clearing House Organization collection was housed at the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Science and Engineering Library before being transferred to the University Archives in 1984. Included are newsletters, project files, correspondence, administrative records, and an extensive number of clippings. In 1979 the ECHO files were incorporated with those of the Environment and Energy Resource Center of Western New York.


Evans, Glyn T.

Glyn T. Evans Papers -- MS 148

Glyn T. Evans was an administrator and librarian with the State University of New York from 1972 to 1995. His papers reflect SUNY, SUNY/OCLC Network, and OCLC administration as well as library automation. View finding aid


Evening Telegraph

The Evening Telegraph, circa 1880-1885 -- MS 113

(unprocessed collection)


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Freedman, Maryann Saccomando

Maryann Saccomando Freedman Papers -- MS 105

(unprocessed collection)
Collection is Freedman's papers as President of Erie County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.


French Political Pamphlets

French Political Pamphlets, 1547-1648 -- MS 142

(unprocessed collection)

Pamphlets organized according to numbering in French Political Pamphlets, 1547-1648; A Catalog of Major Collections in American Libraries. Compiled by Robert O. Lindsay and John Neu (Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1969) and French Political Pamphlets, 1547-1648: A Supplement: Listing the Microform Additions to the Original Edition. Compiled by Robert O. Lindsay and John Neu. (Woodbridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, 1981).


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Gelsinger, Michael George Howard

Michael George Howard Gelsinger Papers -- MS 78

(unprocessed collection)


Gottlieb, Bernhardt S.

Bernhardt S. Gottlieb papers, 1940-1962, (bulk 1957-1962) -- MS 26

Gottlieb was a 1921 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and practiced psychiatry in New York City and was on the faculty of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He authored several popular books on sex and marriage including What You Should Know About Marriage which was co-authored by his wife Dr. Sophie B. Gottlieb. He died in 1991.


Graycliff Conservancy

Graycliff Conservancy, Inc., Records -- MS 68

(unprocessed collection)
See Graycliff - The Isabelle R. Martin House online exhibit. The collection includes the official records of the Conservancy and Graycliff-related historical artifacts and documents collected by the Conservancy relating to Frank Lloyd Wright and Graycliff: the Isabelle R. Martin House.


Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra

Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra Records, circa 1960-1975 -- MS 77

A collection of materials including programs, announcements, correspondence and newspaper clippings about the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra and the Community Music School of Buffalo.


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Hahn, Herman J.

Rev. Herman J. Hahn Papers, 1923-1983 (bulk 1922-1937) -- MS 84

Collection documents the work of Herman J. Hahn as pastor of the Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ. Included are radio addresses given by Hahn (1930-1934) and copies of scrapbooks created by Irvin Alt, educator and Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ parishioner. The scrapbooks contain clippings about Herman J. Hahn and the Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ, where Hahn was pastor from 1922-1948.


Hayes, Edmund

Edmund Hayes Papers, 1884-1896 -- MS 20

Brigadier General Edmund B. Hayes (1849-1923) was an engineer and businessman who built bridges and manufactured automobiles. He was a member of the University Council from 1920 to 1923. Hayes Hall on the South Campus is named for him. The collection consists of three documents pertaining to Hayes' service in the New York State Militia: certificate of honorable discharge with the rank of Major, April 22, 1884; commission as Chief Engineer, State of New York, with the rank of Brigadier General, Jan. 1, 1895; and a certificate of honorable discharge with rank of Brigadier General, Dec. 31, 1896.


Head Start Training Program

Head Start Training Program Records (collection of Richard T. Salzer), 1965-1967 -- MS 92

(unprocessed collection)
See Ruth McGrath's Papers (17/F/461) for more information on the Head Start Training Program at the University at Buffalo.


Hewlett, Ruth V. and Theodosia Stickney

Ruth V. Hewlett and Theodosia Stickney Papers, 1900-1998 -- MS 85

Photograph albums of Ruth V. Hewlett and Theodosia Stickney [née Hewlett], graduates and lifelong donors of the University at Buffalo. Also includes photograph albums belonging to their older sister, Josephine Hewlett, an alumni of the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo.

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Heyd, Charles Gordon

Charles Gordon Heyd Papers, 1893-1961 -- MS 02

Heyd, born in Brantford, Ontario, was a 1909 graduate of the University of Buffalo Medical School. He was president of the American Medical Association (1936-1937) and was a surgeon and professor at Columbia University Medical School and the New York Post Graduate Hospital and Medical School.


Historia de Chile

Historia de Chile, 1656 -- MS 109

(unprocessed collection)


Hochschule für Gestaltung (Ulm Design School)

Hochschule für Gestaltung (Ulm Design School) -- MS 139

Collection of William S. Huff on the renowned Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, Germany. "During its brief existence from 1955 to 1968, the HfG Ulm exerted an influence that no one could have predicted from its small size, improbable location, or short lifespan. Originally conceived as a successor to the Bauhaus, the school quickly abandoned that model and set out to explore the uncharted territory of designing for mass production. Under the direction of Max Bill and Tomas Maldonado, the school became an extraordinary laboratory of design and center of talent. More than twenty years after its closing, Ulm is still considered the most important European school of design since the Bauhaus."

(quote from book jacket of Ulm Design: The Morality of Objects edited by Herbert Lindinger and translated by David Britt, MIT Press, 1991)

Hofstadter, Richard

Richard Hofstadter Manuscript, 1962-1963 -- MS 03

Book manuscript of Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970). UB Alumni Hofstadter authored 13 books on American history. Both Hofstadter's The Age of Reform (1955) and Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1964) won Pulitzer Prizes.


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Illustrations of Women's Clothing

Illustrations of Women's Clothing (collection of Thomas B. Lockwood) -- MS 137

A collection of colored illustrations of nineteenth century British women's clothing. Illustrations removed from unidentified publications.


International Women Playwrights Conference

International Women Playwrights Conference Records -- MS 136

(unprocessed collection)
Papers kept by Professor Anna Kay France as director of the First International Playwrights Conference. Includes correspondence with national and international playwrights, session transcripts, and papers from the International Center for Women's Playwrights.View finding aid


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Jay, David G.

David G. Jay Papers, circa 1970-1989 -- MS 103

(unprocessed collection)
George Arthur, et al., plaintiffs-appellees vs. Ewald P. Nyquist, et al., defendants-appellants.


Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo Collection

Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, 1902-1979 (bulk 1930-1975) -- MS 150.1

The Records of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo segment of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Included are the records of constituent agencies and member organizations of the Federation such as, the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Family Services, the Jewish Community Center, Kadimah School of Buffalo, and the Rose Coplon Home. Records include minutes, committee reports, publications, correspondence, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Selig Adler Papers, 1932-1988 -- MS 150.2

Selig Adler Collection as part of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo consists of Adler's published articles as well as those of colleagues and friends. Includes biographical information on Adler and his family as well as his notes and lecture materials on Jewish and American history.

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Local Jewish Community Records, 1844-1976 (bulk 1920-1960) -- MS 150.3

Records of the Local Jewish Community segment of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo includes cemetery records, local Temple and Shul records, and Jewish organizations. Also included are material pertaining Deported Persons and Refugee Matters, and the Papers of Max M. Yellen and Dr. Gerhard J. Falk and Dr. Ursula A. Falk.

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Papers of Prominent Local Jews, 1912-1988 (bulk 1940-1980) -- MS 150.4

The Papers of Prominent Local Jews segment of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo includes the papers of Donald S. Day, Dorothy Goldberg, Bernard Mandelkern, Morton Merowitz, Haskell Penn, and Milton Plesur as well as oral history interviews with other notable persons. Included in the collection are committee reports, correspondence, photographs, and citizenship records.

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Synagogue Records, 1884-1986 (bulk 1915-1980) -- MS 150.5

Synagogue Records of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Records of Congregation B'rith Sholem (Pine Street Shul) and Temple Sinai include account books, record books, receipt and memo pads, photographs, deeds, correspondence, committee minutes, and bulletins.

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Johnston, James N. (James Nichol)

James Nichol Johnston Papers, circa 1850-1917 -- MS 19

Collection of scrapbooks and photographs documenting local items of interest and people of Buffalo and Western New York, circa 1850-1917, gathered by James Nichol Johnston for his anthology, The Poets and Poetry of Buffalo.

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Jonson, George Washington

George Washington Jonson Diaries, 1848, 1857 -- MS 38

Two diaries of George Washington Jonson (1801-1880) contain detailed accounts of political, social, and legal affairs in Buffalo, New York, and of Jonson's activities. Particularly interesting are Jonson's comments and accounts of abolitionist and other reform activities, in which he was an active participant.


June 4 Memorial Fund

June 4 Memorial Fund Collection, 1989-1995 -- MS 146

The June 4 Memorial Fund was an independent, non-profit student/faculty organization initiated in 1989 to promote human rights for all Chinese people.

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Kahn, Louis I.

Louis I. Kahn Collection -- MS 94

(unprocessed collection)
Collection of William S. Huff.


Katalog Ksiaziek Bibliotek Unijny

Katalog Ksiaziek Bibliotek Unijny, 19th century -- MS 135

(unprocessed collection)


Klein, Isaac

sub6Rabbi Isaac Klein Papers, 1925-1979 -- MS 149

Collection of Rabbi Isaac Klein includes school notebooks, correspondence, photographs, military service records, speeches, articles, manuscripts, and other writings relating to his life and teachings in conservative Judaism.

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Kramer, Jacob 1912-1992

sub6Jacob Kramer Papers, circa 1943-1991 -- MS 57

Kramer served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War; was a labor organizer; and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He joined the Gray Panthers in 1972 and became coordinator of the State University of New York at Buffalo student chapter. He received a B.A. from the University and two master's degrees.


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Labor Unions

Labor Unions, circa 1993- -- MS 72

(unprocessed collection)


Lipset, Seymour Martin

Seymour Lipset Comparative Student Project Files, 1936-1972 -- MS 24

Printed material collected by Lipset and others at Harvard University between 1967 and 1971. Includes student publications; articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines; newspaper clippings and studies concerning student activist movements throughout the world, with emphasis on the United States, Latin America, and international student organizations. Also many unpublished studies about students originally prepared for presentation at conferences or for graduate courses. This collection reflects only a partial result of the material collected by the project.

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Lipsitz, Richard

Richard Lipsitz Papers, 1964-1967 -- MS 5

Working papers of Richard Lipsitz, Esq., attorney for plaintiffs in Keyishian et al. vs. Board of Regents et al., 1964, in which four faculty members and a librarian at the State University of New York at Buffalo challenged New York State's Feinberg Law on public employees and subversive activities. Includes correspondence, court documents, notes, press clippings, and background materials.

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Levin, Hyman L.

Hyman L. Levin Papers, circa 1919-1965 -- MS 42

Dr. Hyman L. Levin, 1885-1965, was a 1911 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and was a psychiatrist at Buffalo State Hospital in Buffalo, New York.


Lockwood, Thomas B.

sub6Thomas B. Lockwood Papers, 1876-1956 -- MS 11

The collection contains letters, photographs and clippings, pertaining to the dedication of Lockwood Memorial Library and the production of a catalog for the occasion. The collection also includes Lockwood family memorabilia consisting of scrapbooks, diaries, guestbooks, correspondence, photographs, programs and menus.

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Thomas B. Lockwood Antiquarian Book Catalog Collection -- MS 141

Antiquarian book catalogs collected by Thomas B. Lockwood and the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

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Thomas B. Lockwood Book Collecting Records, circa 1910-1935 -- MS 131

Notebooks and card file maintained by Thomas B. Lockwood documenting the acquisition of individual items in the collection of books and other items which were donated to the University of Buffalo in 1935.

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Loescher, Chester W.

Chester W. Loescher Scrapbook, circa 1906-1930 -- MS 124

(unprocessed collection)


The Log Cabin newspaper

The Log Cabin Newspaper, 1840-1841 -- MS 112

A Whig campaign paper supporting William Henry Harrison for president edited by Horace Greeley and published in New York City. Includes music.


Love Canal collections

sub6Ecumenical Task Force of the Niagara Frontier Records, 1971-1995 -- MS 65

This collection contains the records of the Ecumenical Task Force of the Niagara Frontier including administrative documents, the papers of Executive Director Pat Brown, subject files, a resource library, environmental and habitability studies and reports, and legal documents.

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Love Canal Area Revitalization Agency (LCARA) Records, 1980-2003 -- MS 74

Selected records and documents of and relating to the Love Canal Revitalization Agency (LCARA).

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Love Canal Repository Grant -- MS 89

Kathleen DeLaney's records pertaining to the grant funded by the Niagara County Environmental Fund in 2000 to collect information on area institution's historic Love Canal disaster area document collections.

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Penelope D. Ploughman newspaper clipping collection, 1978-1980 -- MS 100

Microfilm of articles about Love Canal from the New York Times, the Buffalo Evening News, and the Niagara Gazette for the period 1978-1980 with an index to the coverage and a collection of more than two hundred photographic slides of the Love Canal area taken by Dr. Ploughman. In 1977-1980 Dr. Ploughman was a member of the University at Buffalo Sociology Department's Love Canal Research Group. Her dissertation, "The creation of newsworthy events: an analysis of newspaper coverage of the man-made disaster at Love Canal" (1984), addresses the role of the news media in the Love Canal disaster. A copy of the dissertation is included in the collection.

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Love Canal newspaper clipping file, 1978-1990 -- MS 122

The Love Canal newspaper clipping file contains articles culled from the Ecumenical Task Force of the Niagara Frontier Love Canal Collection. Taken from local and national newspapers from 1978-1990, some articles may be restricted for study by copyright issues. There is a searchable database of the articles available online at http://library.buffalo.edu/specialcollections/lovecanal/database/


Love Canal images (CD Rom) -- MS 123

A series of aerial photographs and maps of the Love Canal toxic waste disposal area of Niagara Falls, New York. The images impart a chronological history of the area from 1938 through 1979, from Hooker Electrochemical Company's waste disposal operations in progress, the sale of the property at public auction to the Niagara Falls Board of Education for $1.00, the construction of homes and a school adjacent to the original canal site to the eventual remediation attempts and the demolition of the "first ring" homes closest to the site.


Love Canal Collections: online resource

An online resource providing background and context for the various Love Canal related collections in the University Archives. Includes chronologies, glossaries, a clipping database, image gallery, links to related resources.


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Manch, Joseph

Joseph Manch Papers, circa 1930s-1980s -- MS 106

The papers of Joseph Manch, Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools (1957-1975), document his professional and personal activities.

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Mann, William Barrow

William Barrow Mann Papers, 1803-1891 -- MS 25

Letters written by Dr. William B. Mann, 1853-1891, discussing family matters; his studies at the Albany Medical College and the University of Buffalo Medical School; his service as an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War; and other matters. Also includes letters of other family members, 1803-1858.

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Martin, Darwin D.

Darwin D. Martin / Frank Lloyd Wright Collections -- MS 22

Correspondence, diaries, photographs, recorded interviews, architectural plans, drawings, and contractor's letter book relating to the 1903-1905 construction of the Darwin D. Martin house located on 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, New York. Also includes information on the Larkin Company Administration Building, Graycliff, blueprints for the unconstructed W.W. Davies house and correspondence between Wright and Michael Meredeth Hare.


MS 22 -- Oral histories, 1971-1980

Transcripts and tape recorded interviews with Dorothy Martin Foster, Darwin R. Martin and others concerning the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York and other structures in Western New York designed by Wright.


MS 22.0 -- Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, 1904-1988

Architectural drawings and blueprints of the Darwin D. Martin House and related structures and Graycliff, the Martin home in Derby, New York.

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MS 22.1 -- Frank Lloyd Wright Correspondence with Meredith Hare, 1933, 1940
MS 22.2 -- Reference Files, 1904-2010

An ongoing reference collection (first created by Mrs. Martin Meyerson, maintained by Archives staff)
of newspaper clippings, periodical articles, and brochures concerning Wright, the Darwin D. Martin House, and Graycliff.

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MS 22.3 -- Graycliff Construction Photographs, circa 1926-1938

A collection of photographs documenting the construction of Graycliff, the summer home of the Darwin D. Martin family.

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MS 22.4 -- Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, undated

Blueprints for the residence designed by Wright for W.W. Davies in Louisville, Kentucky, but never constructed.

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MS 22.5 -- Darwin D. Martin Photographs, 1904-1960

Photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, Graycliff, in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank
Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

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MS 22.6 -- Darwin D. Martin Family Papers, circa 1878-1935

Diaries, memorandum books, business and family correspondence, genealogical material, and other items concerning Darwin D. Martin, his wife Isabelle Reidpath Martin and their children Dorothy and Darwin R. Martin.

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MS 22.7 -- Darwin D. Martin Correspondence with O.S. Lang, 1904-1921

Correspondence between Darwin D. Martin and O.S. Lang, the general contractor for the Martin House and related structures.

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MS 22.8 -- Frank Lloyd Wright - Darwin D. Martin Papers, 1888-1979

Primarily correspondence between Wright and Martin concerning structures in Buffalo and Western New York which Wright designed for Martin-Darwin D. Martin House, George Barton House, Graycliff, and the Larkin Company Administration Building.

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MS 22.9 -- Larkin Company Administration Building Plans, 1904, 1912

Architectural plans for the Larkin Company's administration building which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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MS 22.91 -- Records of the Darwin D. Martin Digitization Project, 2007-2008

Documentation for the project sponsored by the Western New York Library Resources Council to digitize the photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family. For more information see MS 22.92.

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MS 22.92 -- Darwin D. Martin Digital Images, circa 1860s-1970s

Digitized from photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, Graycliff, in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

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Mazarinades

sub69cMazarinades -- MS 144

(unprocessed collection)
Pamphlets arranged according to numbering in Mazarinades: A Checklist of Mazarinades Held by the Libraries at The State University of New York at Buffalo, compiled by Madeleine Stern (1972).


McCarthy, Richard D. "Max"

Richard D. "Max" McCarthy Papers, 1961-1970 -- MS 44

Papers of former United States congressman who represented New York's 39th district.


McKaig, Thomas H.

Thomas H. McKaig, Applied Structural Design of Buildings, circa 1941 -- MS 108

(unprocessed collection)

Copy of typescript manuscript for Thomas McKaig's publication Applied Structural Design of Buildings. McKaig was an engineer and architect in Buffalo, New York (1890-1967).

"The author was the founder and first president of Structural Clinic of Buffalo. He holds degrees from both the College of Architecture and the College of Engineering of Cornell. This unique manual supplies the practical information needed to bridge the gap between the structural designer's theoretical education and the demands of actual practice and procedures, design methods, operating codes, etc." (note from the third edition's dust jacket).


Mexican and Latin American Oral Histories

Mexican and Latin American Oral History Transcripts, 1964-1971 -- MS 95

Five series of transcripts for oral histories conducted by James Wallace Wilkie (unless otherwise noted).

  • Mexican leaders, 1964-1965
  • Costa Rica 1968-1969
  • Guatemala 1968 (interviews conducted by Marta Chelsky)
  • Brazil 1968-1969
  • Peru 1966
  • Bolivia 1966-1967, 1970-1971

Michigan Avenue Y.M.C.A.

Michigan Avenue Y.M.C.A. Records, circa 1920-1970 -- MS 4

The collection consists of administrative records including minutes, reports, photographs and scrapbooks which contain clippings, leaflets, programs and copies of "The Y's Messenger," a Michigan Avenue Y.M.C.A. newsletter.

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Miles, E.J.

E. J. Miles Collection -- MS 138

(unprocessed collection)


Military and Draft Counseling Center of Buffalo

Military and Draft Counseling Center of Buffalo Records, 1953-1978 (bulk 1967-1974) -- MS 82

The records of the Military and Draft Counseling Center of Buffalo reflect the center's efforts from 1968 to 1978 to counsel area men and service people about their rights and options regarding the Selective Service System and the military.

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Milstein, Wittek & Davis Associates

Milstein, Wittek & Davis Associates Records, circa 1960-1990 -- MS 97

(unprocessed collection)


Mothers' Club of Buffalo

The Mothers' Club of Buffalo Collection, 1904-1912 -- MS 54

The Mothers' Club of Buffalo, affiliated with the Mother's Assembly of the State of New York, was a local women's group dedicated to educating parents about issues relating to the home and school. The collection includes annual programs listing upcoming meetings, officers, and current members from 1904-1910. It also includes programs from the 1912 New York State Mothers Assembly held in Rochester, New York.

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Murphy, Peter

Peter Murphy Papers -- MS 116

(unprocessed collection)


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National League of American Pen Women

National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Western New York Branch Records, 1920-2002 -- MS 63

Collection of materials from the Western New York branch of the National League of American Pen Women. The collection includes scrapbooks, administrative and member files, and samples of works by members.

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National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women. Buffalo Chapter, Records, 1973-1986 -- MS 60

The papers of the Buffalo chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 1973-1986. The files include clippings, leaflets and serials on subjects of concern to the Buffalo Chapter, such as local politics, Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive rights, and domestic violence. Records were kept in part by NOW Chapter Presidents Paulette Hammond, Mary Jo Egner, and Linda Cleveland.

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National Security League

National Security League Broadsides, circa 1917 -- MS 110

(unprocessed collection)


New York State Association of Two-Year Colleges

New York State Association of Two-Year Colleges, Inc. Records, 1947- -- MS 29

Correspondence, mainly concerning meeting sites and speaker selection; minutes, by-laws, reports, membership lists, and tapes of annual conferences. Includes Association publications; New York State junior college news bulletin, Annual journal of the New York Association of Junior Colleges, Educational dimensions and Info.


New York State Conservation Council

New York State Conservation Council Records, circa 1980-1992 -- MS 115

(unprocessed collection)


New York State Constitutional Conventions

New York State Constitutional Conventions, 1938, 1967 -- MS 87

(unprocessed collection)


New York State Freedom Trains

New York State Freedom Train Scrapbook and Typescript, 1949 -- MS 81

A scrapbook containing newspaper articles from a variety of local newspapers in New York State which chronicle the visit of the New York State Freedom Train in their communities; plus a typescript record (circa 188 leaves) of the events is part of this collection. Also included is a group photograph which includes President Harry S. Truman.


Noles, Eva M.

Eva M. Noles Papers, circa 1932-2004 -- MS 125

Scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, awards, and publications documenting the professional career of Eva M. Noles, nurse, author, and local activist.

Also see online exhibit, Eva M. Noles: Nurse, Educator, Volunteer, Community Leader, Author

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Uncrowned Queens Digital Oral History Project, 2004 -- MS 114

Oral histories of Georgia Burnette, Gwendolyn Greene, Thelma Hardiman, Eva Noles, Garnet Hicks Wallace conducted by Peggy Brook-Bertram and Barbara Seals Nevergold of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc.

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Orr-Ewing, Muriel

Muriel Orr-Ewing Papers, 1822-1994 (bulk 1920-1974) -- MS 70

Correspondence, diaries, photograph albums of Muriel Orr-Ewing (nicknamed "Meiko"). Collection includes records as founding president of the British Association of Women Executives and headmistress of the English girls finishing school, The Grove. Also includes personal correspondence with opera singer, Adèle Leigh, child author Berthe Grimault, and other notable writers and poets.

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Osborn, Alexander F.

Alexander F. Osborn Papers, 1948-1966 -- MS 16

Records of the Creative Education Foundation, 1954-1964, including correspondence, instructor manuals, student workbooks, speeches, reports, reprints of articles, clippings, and notes. Also includes original manuscripts of books written by Osborn: Applied Imagination. (1953); Wake Up Your Mind (1952); and Your Own Creative Power (1948).


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Pan American Exposition of 1901

Pan American Exposition of 1901 (collection of Kerry S Grant) -- MS 130

(unprocessed collection)
Collection of Pan American Exposition of 1901 memorabilia donated by former UB Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, Kerry S. Grant, in 2004.


Pan American Exposition of 1901 souvenir photographic book, 1901 -- MS 134

(unprocessed collection)


The "Niagara" collection: postal history of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition auction catalog, 2007 -- MS 153

Auction catalog of 315 numbered lots offered on the postal history of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. Includes brief annotations with price ranges to be realized for each to be sold at public auction Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:00 a.m. by H.R. Harmer, Inc., Philatelic Auctioneers, West Caldwell, New Jersey.


Park, Roswell (1726-1762)

A Journal of the Expedition Against Cuba by Roswell Park, 1762 -- MS 61

Roswell Park (1726-1762) of Preston, Connecticut, was a member of the Colonial American force that captured Havana, Cuba in 1762 and an ancestor of University of Buffalo School of Medicine instructor, Dr. Roswell Park. Journal kept by Roswell Park of the expedition against Cuba in 1762, beginning on May 19 when Park joined the expedition. The journal describes the voyage to Cuba, the siege and surrender of Havana, and Park's activities through August 16. Notes by his wife, Deborah Park, at the end of the journal, report Park's illness and death. The text of the journal has been published as the University of Buffalo Studies, volume 1, number 4.


Parke, Fenton M.

Fenton M. Parke Papers, 1841-1967 -- MS 13

This collections consists of business records, correspondence, plot maps, property listings; ephemera of civic, religious, fraternal, and cultural institutions; family memorabilia, reminiscences; clippings on Buffalo local history; photographs of downtown Buffalo, circa 1910; medals; speech notes on clock collecting and Lincolniana. Also included are papers of his wife Margaret Kidd Parks: correspondence, notes from classes at the University at Buffalo, and correspondence related to the Home for the Friendless.

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Philosophical manuscripts

Moritz Alfred Geiger Collection, circa 1929-1937 -- MS 155

Moritz Geiger was a leading authority on descriptive phenomenology originally from Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His collection of philosophical manuscripts (written in German and English) focus on aesthetics, the phenomenology of psychology, and the philosophy of science. Also included is a typescript entitled "Jaspers Kritik" believed to be by Martin Heidegger, and a memorandum "Die Manuskripte Edmund Husserls."


Photographic album

Photographic album, (anonymous), 19th century -- MS 120

(unprocessed collection)
Album of unknown origin includes images of various towns in the state of Maine.


Ploughman, Penelope

Penelope D. Ploughman newspaper clipping collection, 1978-1980 -- MS 100

Microfilm of articles about Love Canal from the New York Times, the Buffalo Evening News, and the Niagara Gazette for the period 1978-1980 with an index to the coverage and a collection of more than two hundred photographic slides of the Love Canal area taken by Dr. Ploughman. In 1977-1980 Dr. Ploughman was a member of the University at Buffalo Sociology Department's Love Canal Research Group. Her dissertation, "The creation of newsworthy events: an analysis of newspaper coverage of the man-made disaster at Love Canal" (1984), addresses the role of the news media in the Love Canal disaster. A copy of the dissertation is included in the collection.

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Polish Union of America

Polish Union of America, Buffalo Chapter Records, 1914-1972 -- MS 117

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Collection of guest registers from the Polish Union of America, Buffalo chapter including Ksiega Pamiatkowa Dziennika dla Wszystkich, 1914 - circa 1956 and Zlota Ksiega Biblioteki Unijnej, 1920-1972.


Polish Theatre Materials

Polish Theatre Materials (collection of Jarka M. Burian) -- MS 127

(unprocessed collection)


Political and Social Pamphlets

Twentieth Century Political and Social Pamphlets Collection, circa 1900-1970 -- MS 102

A collection of twentieth century political and social pamphlets issued in the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, China, and elsewhere.

Compliments a collection of nineteenth and twentieth century pamphlets on microfiche produced by the libraries at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the State University of New York at Binghamton, the State University of New York at Albany, Cornell University, and New York University. A catalog of the microfiche collection was issued as TWENTIETH CENTURY POLITICAL PAMPHLETS (1994).

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Polivka, J.J.

J.J. Polivka Papers, 1945-1959 -- MS 48

Papers of J.J. Polivka, internationally renowned Czechoslovakian structural engineer. Collection documents his collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright on many of Wright's later projects including the Guggenheim Museum. Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs and photograph negatives.

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Pro-Choice Network of Western New York

Pro-Choice Network of Western New York Records, 1988-2004 -- MS 86

Records of the reproductive rights advocacy group Pro-Choice Network of Western New York, 1988-2004. Collection is composed of documents concerning the organization's administration, events, and lawsuits. It also contains educational background material including extensive newspaper and magazine clippings.

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Rodgers, Helen Z. M. (Helen Zaidee Marie)

Helen Zaidee Marie Rodgers Papers, 1890-1959 -- MS 44

This collection contains writings and speeches; newspaper clippings; and pamphlets, programs and other printed material concerning political and civic groups, covering such topics as women's suffrage, women workers, women as jurors and city and state politics. Of particular interest to the study of the woman suffrage movement in Buffalo are membership lists of the Woman Workers Suffrage League (circa 1908) and from the Buffalo Political Equality League (circa 1905).

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Rogovin, Milton

Milton Rogovin News Bureau Clipping Collection, circa 1960-1989 -- MS 98

(unprocessed collection)


Roswell Park Medical Club

Roswell Park Medical Club Records, 1974 -- MS 23

Text of speech "Reminiscence of Yesteryear," an informal history of the Roswell Park Medical Club, delivered in Buffalo on April 16, 1974.


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Schweik, Joanne L. (Joanne Lovell)

Joanne L. Schweik Papers, 1972-1980 (bulk 1972-1977) -- MS 37

Papers of Joanne L. Schweik concerning her activities as Vice President for Public Relations of the New York Branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as editor of the NOW New York State newsletter. Included are correspondence, local branch newsletters, council meeting minutes and newspaper clippings. Also included is a photocopy of the transcript for the Equal Rights Amendment hearings before the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee on March 11, 1975.

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Scriptores

Scriptores Records, 1920-2005 (bulk 1989-2005) -- MS 126

Collection documents the Scriptores club, a luncheon group of published writers which began in 1920. Includes financial records, membership records, newsletters, and club history.

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Seneca Nation

Seneca Nation Annuity Receipt, 1829 -- MS 62

Item dated Buffalo July 17, 1829, recording the receipt of an annuity paid to the Seneca Nation according to the terms of the Phelps-Gorham purchase of 1788; includes signatures of witnesses, interpreter, and several Seneca chiefs.


Sigma Pi Phi Alpha Kappa Boule

Sigma Pi Phi Alpha Kappa Boule Records, 1954-2003 -- MS 116

Collection of Sigma Pi Phi Alpha Kappa Boule includes correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorandum, newsletters and journals.

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Silver Creek Shakespeare Club

Silver Creek Shakespeare Club Records, 1889-1990 -- MS 53

Record books, 1890-1902, 1912-1913, containing lists of members and officers, and minutes of meetings; annual programs, 1891-1987, containing the year's events, plays read and the constitution of the club; photographs, circa 1904-1987; scrapbooks commemorating the 75th and 100th anniversaries of the club; papers, circa 1903-1970, written by members on plays and other literary topics, read at the annual Shakespeare nights; clippings and correspondence concerning the club, and a history of the club compiled at the time of its 75th anniversary. Also included are memorabilia and clippings about Shakespeare collected by the club and a set of critical editions of Shakespeare's plays by Henry N. Hudson, purchased by the club in 1890.

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Simmons, Sarah

Sarah Simmons Papers, 1977-1980 -- MS 59

Collection consists of the files Sarah Simmons kept as a member of the Citizen's Commission on School Desegregation and the Emergency School Aid Act Advisory Committee concerning school desegregation in Buffalo, New York.


Smith, Elizabeth Olmsted

Elizabeth Olmsted Smith Papers, 1923-1975 -- MS 31

Papers represent Elizabeth Olmsted Smith's activities in the peace movement in Buffalo, New York, from 1933 to 1941, and from 1950 to 1975. Also included are personal papers (1923 to 1940) and materials concerning her work as a social worker (1949 to 1957).

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Social History Project, York University Institute for Behavioral Research

Social History Project Papers, 1976-1981 -- MS 80

This collection contains working papers related to the Social History Project developed at York University Institute for Behavioral Research, November 1976. The initial project was based on a case study of the history of social structure and family organization in Hamilton, Ontario and Buffalo and rural Erie County, New York during the nineteenth century.

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Soroka, Stephen S.

Stephen S. Soroka Papers, 1967-1972, 1980-1981 -- MS 40

Letters written by Stephen Soroka, 1967-1972 and 1980-1981, to State University of New York at Buffalo history professor Orville T. Murphy. Of particular interest are his observations of life and politics in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rhodesia while serving in the Peace Corps. In his personal response to the political concerns of the late 1960's and early 1970's, Soroka is representative of the thinking of a significant segment of the American public of that period.

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Special Libraries Association

Special Libraries Association, Upstate New York Chapter Records, 1945- -- MS 151

(unprocessed collection)


State University of New York Librarians Association

State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) Records, 1967-2003 -- MS 06

Constitution, bylaws, correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, and a history of the organization which was formed in response to concern over academic status for librarians within the State University of New York. Includes SUNLA newsletter, 1969-1974.


Striker, Fran

Francis Hamilton Striker Papers, 1929-1986 -- MS 18

Papers include the bound radio scripts for many of Fran Striker's radio serial dramas including the first few years of both the The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet series. The collection also includes records regarding a YWCA television writing course Striker taught in Buffalo, New York and resources about Striker's most famous radio serial, The Long Ranger.

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Student Activism and International Education

Student Movement Papers, 1935-1971 (collection of Philip G. Altbach) -- MS 33

Newsletters; clippings; notes; reports; and bibliography cards concerning student movements in India, 1935-1965; in the U.S., 1960-1969; and in Japan, 1969-1970; also concerning international student organizations, 1948-1971. Includes typescript copy of letter by Gandhi, 1941, concerning the role of students in the struggle against British rule in India.


Student Activism and International Education (collection of Philip G. Altbach) -- MS 90

A collection of theses, published articles, and unpublished addresses and papers on student activism in the United States for the period 1900-1970, and higher education in the United States, India, and Japan for the period circa 1960-1975.


Student Unrest

Fred F. Harcleroad Collection of Student Unrest papers, 1964-1972 -- MS 46

Materials of student unrest in colleges and universities during the 1960s. Some material is from the 1950s and 1972; the bulk is from the years 1969 and 1970. The collection is divided into three parts: clippings from United States newspapers; newspapers and clippings from California; newspapers about unrest in California colleges and universities; and magazines, magazine articles, pamphlets, newsletters, speeches, interoffice memoranda, and minutes from conferences.


Swanson, Sonia

Sonia Swanson Papers, 1971-1978 -- MS 36

Sonia Swanson (1924-1978) received a master's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and held positions with the New York State Employment Service. She was a member and officer in the New York State, Buffalo, New York and Erie County, New York chapters of the National Organization for Women.


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Thackeray, William Makepeace

E.C. Pearman Diary, 1855 -- MS 119

Manuscript diary kept by E.C. Pearman on Thackeray's second and last trip to the United States.


Thackerayana, (collection of A. Conger Goodyear) -- MS 121

Writings by and about William Makepeace Thackeray, reviews of Thackeray’s writings, portraits, bibliographies, and other material about the life and works of Thackeray.


Tobol, Amy Ruth

Amy Ruth Tobol Papers, 1974-1994 -- MS 58

The collection contains material related to Amy Ruth Tobol's academic and extracurricular pursuits at the State University of New York at Buffalo, including extensive involvement in the Anti-Rape Task Force and the Women's Studies Program. Also included are papers which reflect Tobol's positions within the National Lawyers Guild including extensive documentation on her participation in the 12th World Festival of Youth Students (Moscow, 1985).

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Uncrowned Queens

Uncrowned Queens Digital Oral History Project, 2004 -- MS 114

Oral histories of Georgia Burnette, Gwendolyn Greene, Thelma Hardiman, Eva Noles, Garnet Hicks Wallace conducted by Peggy Brook-Bertram and Barbara Seals Nevergold of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc.

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Vietnamese Immigration

Vietnamese Immigration Research, 1975-1976 (collection of Gail Paradise Kelly) -- MS 30

Documents the experience of Vietnamese nationals who left their country during the collapse of the South Vietnamese government in April 1975, English and Vietnamese language newspapers and U.S. government reports on Vietnamese immigration. Includes eighty-two cassette tapes of interviews with Vietnamese immigrants conducted in Vietnamese and English; interviews with case workers and other persons connected with the relief agencies; interviews with civilian and military workers in the camps, including administrators, aids, teachers and others. The collection was assembled by Gail Paradise Kelly and others as documentation for her book, From Vietnam to America: A chronicle of Vietnamese Immigration to the United States (1977).


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Washington, Georges (images of)

Engravings of George Washington (collection of Thomas B. Lockwood) -- MS 157

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Thomas Lockwood's collection of rare and antique prints of engravings of George Washington.


Watson, Evelyn M.

Evelyn Watson Papers, 1921-1950 -- MS 14

Papers of Evelyn Watson, prolific Buffalo-area writer, award-winning poet, and noted mystic. Consists of published and unpublished poems, plays and other writings, covering themes such as Christmas, religion, and mysticism. Also includes correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous items, such as a scrapbook containing poetry-related clippings.

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Wickham, Lucy L.

Plays I Have Seen Scrapbook, 1903-1935, (bulk 1903-1912) -- MS 79

Scrapbook published by Dodd, Mead and Co. with printed title pages, prefaces, etc., made for the purpose of preserving memorabilia regarding plays attended by the purchaser. This set, compiled by Lucy Wickham of Buffalo, New York, contains copies of cast lists for theatrical productions in New York City for the period 1903 to circa 1935. Also contains newspaper articles.


Wilmot, Henry Amos

Henry Amos Wilmot Papers, 1877-1923 -- MS 27

The Henry Amos Wilmot Papers consist primarily of the financial records of Dr. Wilmot from the time of his graduation from the University of Buffalo Medical School in 1877 until his death in 1924, documenting names of patients, dates of treatments, costs, and when, how or whether Dr. Wilmot was paid. Also includes letter files, consisting mainly of bills for medical supplies and other items, as well as Dr. Wilmot's framed diploma.

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Buffalo Branch Records, 1960-1973 -- MS 10

Included are minutes, newsletters, subject and background files, correspondence, and scrapbooks that reflect the internal and external activities of the branch and the activities of the US section, branch legislative files which consist of correspondence, newsletters, legislative reports, memoranda, pamphlets, and other materials, pertaining to local and national policy positions of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and actions taken by the Buffalo Branch to influence legislation and to support the general cause of peace and international understanding, items sent to local legislative chairmen by the national office of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, correspondence with congress people and the news media, information on workshops and lectures sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, as well as curriculum materials for grade school children explaining the role of the United Nations in world peace.

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Wright, Frank Lloyd

Darwin D. Martin / Frank Lloyd Wright Collections -- MS 22

Correspondence, diaries, photographs, recorded interviews, architectural plans, drawings, and contractor's letter book relating to the 1903-1905 construction of the Darwin D. Martin house located on 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, New York. Also includes information on the Larkin Company Administration Building, Graycliff, blueprints for the unconstructed W.W. Davies house and correspondence between Wright and Michael Meredeth Hare.


MS 22 -- Oral histories, 1971-1980 Transcripts and tape recorded interviews with Dorothy Martin Foster, Darwin R. Martin and others concerning the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York and other structures in Western New York designed by Wright.


MS 22.0 -- Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, 1904-1988 Architectural drawings and blueprints of the Darwin D. Martin House and related structures and Graycliff, the Martin home in Derby, New York.

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MS 22.1 -- Frank Lloyd Wright Correspondence with Meredith Hare, 1933, 1940
MS 22.2 -- Reference Files, 1904-2010 An ongoing reference collection (first created by Mrs. Martin Meyerson, maintained by Archives staff) of newspaper clippings, periodical articles, and brochures concerning Wright, the Darwin D. Martin House, and Graycliff.

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MS 22.3 -- Graycliff Construction Photographs, circa 1926-1938 A collection of photographs documenting the construction of Graycliff, the summer home of the Darwin D. Martin family.

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MS 22.4 -- Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, undated Blueprints for the residence designed by Wright for W.W. Davies in Louisville, Kentucky, but never constructed.

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MS 22.5 -- Darwin D. Martin Photographs, 1904-1960

Photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, Graycliff, in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

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MS 22.6 -- Darwin D. Martin Family Papers, circa 1878-1935 Diaries, memorandum books, business and family correspondence, genealogical material, and other items concerning Darwin D. Martin, his wife Isabelle Reidpath Martin and their children Dorothy and Darwin R. Martin.

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MS 22.7 -- Darwin D. Martin Correspondence with O.S. Lang, 1904-1921 Correspondence between Darwin D. Martin and O.S. Lang, the general contractor for the Martin House and related structures.

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MS 22.8 -- Frank Lloyd Wright - Darwin D. Martin Papers, 1888-1979 Primarily correspondence between Wright and Martin concerning structures in Buffalo and Western New York which Wright designed for Martin-Darwin D. Martin House, George Barton House, Graycliff, and the Larkin Company Administration Building.

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MS 22.9 -- Larkin Company Administration Building Plans, 1904, 1912 Architectural plans for the Larkin Company's administration building which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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MS 22.91 -- Records of the Darwin D. Martin Digitization Project, 2007-2008 Documentation for the project sponsored by the Western New York Library Resources Council to digitize the photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family. For more information see MS 22.92.


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MS 22.92 -- Darwin D. Martin Digital Images, circa 1860s-1970s Digitized from photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, Graycliff, in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Parkwyn Village Drawing, 1947 -- MS 67

Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Parkwyn Village was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947 as a Usonian community. The architectural drawing is a blueline print (41x60") of an original ink and colored pencil drawing.


J.J. Polivka Papers, 1945-1959 -- MS 48

Papers of J.J. Polivka, internationally renowned Czechoslovakian structural engineer. Collection documents his collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright on many of Wright's later projects including the Guggenheim Museum. Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs and photograph negatives.

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Wright, Lydia T.

Lydia T. Wright Papers, 1883-1968 -- MS 15

The collection contains research material on school integration including press clippings, speeches, and correspondence related to efforts to integrate the school system of Buffalo, New York as well as other civil rights issues including the 1963 March on Washington. Collection also includes personal memorabilia and family papers.

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Zonta International

Zonta International Collections -- MS 56

Founded in Buffalo, New York in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Later in 1930, the organization was incorporated as Zonta International and headquarters were moved to Chicago, Illinois.

In addition to full runs of Zonta Publications, the University Archives houses four collections of Zonta's records: early historical papers, records of the Buffalo Club, scrapbooks, and the records of District 4. All the collections include minutes, committee reports, financial and membership records, scrapbooks and memorabilia.


Zonta International Historical Papers, 1919-1930 -- MS 56.1

Collection includes clippings, publications, and minutes from the early history of Zonta when its headquarters were in Buffalo, New York.

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Zonta International, Buffalo Club Records, 1930-present -- MS 56.2

Collection includes clippings, publications, and minutes from the local Buffalo chapter of Zonta International.

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Zonta International, Buffalo Club Scrapbooks, 1930?-present -- MS 56.3

Collection includes scrapbooks put together by Zonta International, Buffalo Club's Presidents throughout the years. Materials include photographs, clippings, invitations, and publications.


Zonta International, District 4 Records -- MS 56.4

Zonta International, District 4 is the regional organization of Zonta International. It is comprised of 41 clubs that includes Western Ontario, Western New York, and Western Pennsylvania. The District is divided into six areas, each with an Area Director who is a member of the District Board.

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Zonta International Publications -- MS 56.5

Publications of Zonta International and its Buffalo Chapter including the Zontian (1920-2008) and Zontafax (1920-2008).

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