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Architecture

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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Banham, Reyner
Reyner Banham Papers -- MS 96 (unprocessed collection)

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


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 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.


Dartmouth College
Mechanical drawing, Dartmouth College, 1880-1881, W.C. Hall -- MS 118 (unprocessed collection)
Dawson, Charles R.
Charles R. Dawson Records -- MS 101 (unprocessed collection)

Collection is Dawson's records as a planning consultant.


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.
Kahn, Louis I.
Louis I. Kahn Collection -- MS 94 (unprocessed collection)
Collection of William S. Huff.
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.View finding aid
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. View finding aid
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. View finding aid
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. View finding aid 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. View finding aid
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. View finding aid
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. View finding aid
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. View finding aid
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. View finding aid
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. View finding aid
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).
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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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. View finding aid


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. View finding aid


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. View finding aid


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. View finding aid


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. View finding aid


Buffalo History

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 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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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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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.


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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Campus Unrest and Social Activism

UB Campus Unrest Timeline
Timeline, Campus Unrest
American Association of University Professors
American Association of University Professors. Buffalo Chapter. Secretary's Files, 1968-1989 -- 3/1/1217

Collection contains files of Marchand (Shonnie) Finnegan as Secretary & Vice President of the University of Buffalo Chapter, American Association of University Professors and it's Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, mainly concerning the period of campus unrest, 1969-1971, and the arrest of the 45 faculty members during student protests in the Spring of 1970. Also included are some faculty grievance files and publications from the national association.

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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.

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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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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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Besag, Frank P. (Graduate School of Education)
Frank P. Besag Papers -- 17/F/146

Race riot interviews, 1967. Transcriptions of taped interviews with neighborhood people, store owners, and police immediately after the race riots in Buffalo in the summer of 1967; and paperback book Anatomy of a Riot: Buffalo 1967, based on the interviews. The interviews were part of a survey commissioned by State University of New York at Buffalo president Martin Meyerson.


Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo
Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo Records, 1965-1990 -- 3/5/33

This collection contains materials related to campus unrest at the University at Buffalo, 1966-1970. Included are materials regarding the "Faculty 45," and artifacts such as buttons, strike flags, banners, a tear gas canister, and a recording of the "Hayes Hall Blues," a song about the "Faculty 45."

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aCampus Unrest: Clippings
Campus Unrest Clippings, 1964-1975 -- 3/5/825

Clippings from local newspapers collected by Sparkle Furnas reporting on the campus unrest at the University at Buffalo. Topics include academic freedom, draft resistance, employer recruitment on campus.


Campus Unrest: Faculty 45
Campus Unrest Faculty 45 Papers -- 3/5/779

Papers of Richard Finnegan (1932-1986), professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, who was a member of the "Faculty 45" arrested on March 15, 1970 during a sit-in in the office of the President in Hayes Hall. Papers include clippings, legal documents, correspondence, statements and resolutions from the UB community.


Campus Unrest: Individual's Collections
Campus Unrest Individual's Collections, 1969-2004 -- 3/5/974

Recollections and donations from individuals relating to the period of campus unrest at the University at Buffalo. Includes papers from Roger Cook, graduate student in the School of Social Welfare; Nancy Keller, graduate student in the School of Education; Ray Reinig, Facilities Program Coordinator; Wilma Rizzo, student.


Campus Unrest: Oral History Interviews
Campus Unrest Oral History Interviews -- 3/5/351

Interviews of student leaders and faculty members conducted by the University Archives staff in the Spring of 1967 dealing with student politics, anti-war movement, civil rights and the new left at UB from circa 1963-1967.

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Campus Unrest: Research conducted by Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan
Campus Unrest: Research conducted by Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan, Social Psychology Department, 1967-1972, 1975 -- 3/5/897

Interviews, chronologies and surveys collected by social psychologists, Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan pertaining to the events on the South campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo mainly from February to April 1970.

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Campus Unrest: Squire Hall Demonstrations
Squire Hall Demonstrations Records, 1982 -- 8/8/975

The Squire Hall Demonstrations Records document student protests when the University at Buffalo converted the student union into a dental clinic for the Dental School, March 1982.

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Friend, Theodore (Department of History)
Theodore Friend Papers, 1968-1973 -- 22/6F/205

Papers includes correspondence, committee reports, and minutes regarding the reorganization of the university, university governance, and student dissatisfaction and protests during Friend's tenure as Faculty Advisor and Executive Assistant to the President of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Papers also contain materials regarding his teaching duties.


Jackson, Bruce (Center for Studies in American Culture)
Bruce Jackson Campus Revolt Collection, 1969-1970 -- 16/4F/134

Collection of Bruce Jackson documenting the University of Buffalo campus unrest of 1969 and 1970. Includes minutes, reports, newspapers, student papers on press coverage and community response, WBFO radio reports, television news broadcasts and "UB Disorders" audiotapes.

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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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Krehbiel, Paul
Paul Krehbiel Campus Unrest Collection, circa 1968-1970, 2000 -- 3/5/821

Papers of student activist, Paul Krehbiel, concerning his involvement in and exposure to the student unrest at the University at Buffalo.


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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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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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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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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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.


Environmental Issues in Buffalo and WNY

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.


Haynie, Charles A., (Tolstoy College)
Charles Haynie Papers, 1963-2002 -- 34/9/1071

Collection includes Haynie's correspondence, teaching files, publications, and information on political, social, and environmental activism.

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Love Canal collections
Ecumenical 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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Adeline Levine Love Canal Research Materials, 1953-1981 (1978-1981 bulk) -- 22/3F/634

Materials collected by Dr. Adeline Levine, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo, for her book Love Canal: Science, Politics and People.

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Adeline Levine Love Canal Research Materials, 1980-1991 -- 22/3F/1113

Materials collected by Dr. Adeline Levine, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo, for her research on Love Canal; specifically research on the environmental studies of the area.

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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.


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.


Milbrath, Lester W. (political scientist; Department of Political Science) 3 Lester W. Milbrath Papers, 1971-1990 -- 22/7F/668 Papers by Lester W. Milbrath on various environmental issues such as Love Canal, nuclear waste at the West Valley site, and Great Lakes water quality. Records include conference papers, articles and book chapters written or co-authored by Dr. Milbrath. Also includes files on

History of Education

Altbach, Philip G. (Graduate School of Education)
Philip G. Altbach Papers, 1959-1980 -- 17/F/512

Professional papers regarding research and publications in higher education in the U.S. and developing countries; some on international publishing. Includes drafts of books, articles, and papers; and correspondence concerning research and editing of special issues of Library Trends and The Annals of the American Academy of Sociology and Political Science. Also, service as North American editor of Higher Education, 1974-1980, with confidential reviews of articles submitted, and work as series editor of a Praeger Special Studies monograph series of comparative literature, 1977-1979.

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Anderson, George Lester, 1911- (Graduate School of Education)
G. Lester Anderson Papers, 1951-1964 -- 17/1/265

Papers kept by G. Lester Anderson as Vice President of Educational Affairs of the University at Buffalo, dealing with various education problems and controversies, 1951-1964, including the case of a dental student who charged the Dental School with anti-semitism (1958); a hearing before the State University of New York's Standing Committee on Termination of a faculty member charged with false representation in respect to signing the Feinberg Certificate (1964); transcripts of meetings of the New York State Governor's Committee on the White House Conference on Education (1955); and reports compiled by the University for the Federal Security Agency's Office of Education concerning UB's physical facilities and human resources.

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G. Lester Anderson Papers, 1969-1975 -- 17/F/406

Papers of G. Lester Anderson including correspondence, drafts of papers and speeches, reprints, reports, bibliographies, clippings, photos, and other materials relating to Anderson's role as a consultant to various institutions of higher education. Also includes his association with various other organizations.

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G. Lester Anderson Papers, 1951-1974 -- 17/F/454

Papers of G. Lester Anderson including correspondence, drafts of papers and speeches, reprints, reports, bibliographies, clippings, photos, and other materials relating to Anderson's role as a consultant to various institutions of higher education. Also includes his working papers for his study of the merger of the University of Buffalo with the State University of New York, and his association with various other organizations.

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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.


Buffalo School Desegregation
Buffalo School Desegregation Collection -- MS 104

(unprocessed collection)


Button, H. Warren (Graduate School of Education)
H. Warren Button Papers, 1967-1970 -- 17/F/145

Dr. Henry Warren Button, employed in various teaching capacities at the State University of New York at Buffalo in the School of Education; Social Philosophy and History Foundation; and the Department of Educational Organization, Administration, and Policy Studies (circa 1965 - circa 1992); chairman of the Department of Social Foundations, Faculty of Educational Studies (circa 1969); professor emeritus after circa 1993.


Capen, Samuel Paul (Chancellor)
Samuel P. Capen Papers, 1893-1956 -- 4/7/19

Professional and personal correspondence, speeches, articles and memorabilia of Samuel P. Capen, first director of the American Council in Education (1919-1922); first full-time Chancellor of the University of Buffalo (1922-1950); and spokesman for academic freedom and educational reform.

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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.


Land, Adelle Henrietta, 1901-1969 (Graduate School of Education)
Adelle Land Papers, 1920-1968 -- 17/F/441 Papers of Adelle Land, instructor and professor of education at the University of Buffalo, 1923-1969; director of the University of Buffalo Graduate Professional Unit in Education, 1931-1964.

McGrath, Ruth Ehrig (Graduate School of Education)
Ruth Ehrig McGrath Papers, 1937-1974 -- 17/F/461

Collection of Ruth McGrath's papers regarding the development of the Early Childhood Education Council of Western New York (ECEC) and the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children. Also includes papers as Director of the University at Buffalo's institutional staff training program for the federal Project Head Start program.
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Nelson, Jack (Graduate School of Education)
Jack Nelson Papers, 1964 -- 17/F/144

Collection includes correspondence, job description for school administrators, and other material concerning the Amherst school issue showing attitudes toward suburban vs. urban schools and toward centralization. Papers collected by Nelson as co-chairman of the committee to centralize the Snyder and Eggertsville schools in Suburban Buffalo.


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.


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.


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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Racial Issues in Buffalo and Western New York

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.


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.


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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New York Manumission Society
New York Manumission Society Records, circa 1785-1849 -- MS 83

(unprocessed collection)
Records from the New York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated.


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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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.


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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Religious Groups in Buffalo and WNY


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.


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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Klein, Isaac
Rabbi 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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Women's History

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.


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

(collection has significant amount of unprocessed material)


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.


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.


Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky (Women's Studies College, Department of American Studies)
Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Papers, 1961-1993 (bulk 1970-1993) -- 34/5/1012

Collection of materials from Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, professor of Women's Studies. Includes her teachings, publications, political activism, resource material, and her work in the UB Women's Studies and American Studies departments.

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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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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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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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v 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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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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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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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.


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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Woman's Investigating Club, Buffalo, N.Y.
Finding Aid for the Woman's Investigating Club, Buffalo, New York, 1893-1910 -- MS 184

Collection of the club's constitution and bylaws, annual calendars, reading lists, histories, and miscellaneous items.

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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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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 Presidentsthroughout 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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