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The Poetry Collection

Support the Poetry Collection

Gifts from alumni and friends enable the Poetry Collection to continue serving as the library of record for 20th- and 21st-century poetry in English. Each year the collection supports with its materials a wide range of scholarly publications, opens its doors to visiting researchers from around the world, and assists the educational activities of undergraduate and graduate students at UB and elsewhere. Furthermore, the collection hosts numerous lectures, conferences, readings, and other events, making it an active research center for the study of modern and contemporary poetry.

Your support helps to provide for the acquisition, organization, preservation, digitization and exhibition of books, magazines, journals and important literary archives. Donations are tax deductible and help support the research and teaching missions of the Poetry Collection.

Whether you are interested in supporting our general activities or those specific collections with their own endowments, we ask that you please consider making a tax-deductible gift today to one of our following funds:


Friends of the Poetry Collection Fund

Supports the purchase of new materials and special projects

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Poetry/Rare Books General Fund

Supports the daily activities of the Poetry Collection

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Jonathan F. Reichert Fund to Support the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection

Supports the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection, new acquisitions of Frost-related materials, and a yearly Reichert Frost event

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Robert Duncan/Jess Collins Fund

Supports the Robert Duncan Collection and the acquisition of new materials

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James Joyce Collection Fund

Supports the Joyce Collection and new acquisitions of Joyce-related materials

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(For all the accounts except the General Fund, you will have a choice of whether or not you want to contribute to the endowment or have your funds available for immediate use.)


Other Gifts

The Poetry Collection also appreciates gifts of new and used poetry publications. See the University Libraries’ gifts in kind policy for general guidelines.


For more information about donations of materials and archives, supporting other activities and collections, matching gifts, or estate planning, please contact the curator:

James Maynard
The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries
University at Buffalo
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-2917
lpo-poetry@buffalo.edu