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Special Collections

Exhibits

Special Collections is open to the members of the UB community, visiting scholars, and the general public. All materials are housed in environmentally controlled and secure stack areas on and off site, and are made available for use in the Special Collections Research Room. We ask your understanding of the policies that balance the need for access with the long-term preservation of the collections, and appreciate your cooperation.


All Special Collection Exhibits

25th Anniversary of the Dedication of Lockwood Memorial Library

April 19, 2004, marks the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the present Lockwood Memorial Library. For National Library Week, April 18-24, 2004, the University Archives has produced this exhibit about the construction and dedication of Lockwood Memorial Library and the original Lockwood Memorial Library.



A distinguished legacy… expanding today's world… shaping the future: Looking at the University at Buffalo in the 21st century

A snapshot of the University at Buffalo in 2007 examining our past, present and future.



Eva M. Noles: Nurse, Educator, Volunteer, Community Leader, Author

On March 14, 2005 Eva Noles formally donated her collection of scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia to the University Archives. This online exhibit corresponds to the special physical exhibition highlighting Mrs. Noles' life work and achievements, September 21, 2005.


Samuel P. Capen: University Man

Samuel Capen was the first full-time, salaried Chancellor of the University of Buffalo. Under his leadership, the University was transformed from a small group of autonomous schools into a modern university of 14 divisions and a central campus. Capen was acknowledged as a leader in higher education, particularly known for his strong defense of academic freedom and innovation in liberal arts instruction.


Student Life at UB

Explore a brief history of Student Life at UB during the 20th century. This online multi-media exhibit includes pages on University songs, dorm life, the Unions, Greek life, student activities, and traditional events and dances.



Thoroughly Modern Meiko: the Adventures of Muriel Orr-Ewing

Past exhibit in the Special Collections Research Room, 420 Capen Hall chronicles the life of Muriel Orr-Ewing based on her personal papers collection in the University Archives.


University Libraries, 1986-2006

A special online exhibit celebrating the history of the University Libraries.


Women's Work: a tribute to the women who make UB work

This exhibition focuses on the achievements that women faculty, staff, and administration have made and their contributions to the University at Buffalo over the past 100 years. Opening on September 28, 2004, the online exhibit includes all of the biographies of the 80+ women selected for the exhibit, samples from oral histories with some of the women, AND a taste of UB women's work: programs for and reviews of Sylvia Dimiziani's concerts, Susan Howe's poetry, a short movie directed by Meg Knowles, clips of Virginia Leary speaking at a teach-in, a radio interview with Helen Lyman…


The Poetry Collection Exhibits




University Archives Exhibits

A distinguished legacy… expanding today's world… shaping the future: Looking at the University at Buffalo in the 21st century

A snapshot of the University at Buffalo in 2007 examining our past, present and future.


University Libraries, 1986-2006

A special online exhibit celebrating the history of the University Libraries.


Thoroughly Modern Meiko: the Adventures of Muriel Orr-Ewing

Past exhibit in the Special Collections Research Room, 420 Capen Hall chronicles the life of Muriel Orr-Ewing based on her personal papers collection in the University Archives.


Samuel P. Capen: University Man

Samuel Capen was the first full-time, salaried Chancellor of the University of Buffalo. Under his leadership, the University was transformed from a small group of autonomous schools into a modern university of 14 divisions and a central campus. Capen was acknowledged as a leader in higher education, particularly known for his strong defense of academic freedom and innovation in liberal arts instruction.


Eva M. Noles: Nurse, Educator, Volunteer, Community Leader, Author

On March 14, 2005 Eva Noles formally donated her collection of scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia to the University Archives. This online exhibit corresponds to the special physical exhibition highlighting Mrs. Noles' life work and achievements, September 21, 2005.


Women's Work: a tribute to the women who make UB work

This exhibition focuses on the achievements that women faculty, staff, and administration have made and their contributions to the University at Buffalo over the past 100 years. Opening on September 28, 2004, the online exhibit includes all of the biographies of the 80+ women selected for the exhibit, samples from oral histories with some of the women, AND a taste of UB women's work: programs for and reviews of Sylvia Dimiziani's concerts, Susan Howe's poetry, a short movie directed by Meg Knowles, clips of Virginia Leary speaking at a teach-in, a radio interview with Helen Lyman…


Student Life at UB

Explore a brief history of Student Life at UB during the 20th century. This online multi-media exhibit includes pages on University songs, dorm life, the Unions, Greek life, student activities, and traditional events and dances.


25th Anniversary of the Dedication of Lockwood Memorial Library

April 19, 2004, marks the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the present Lockwood Memorial Library. For National Library Week, April 18-24, 2004, the University Archives has produced this exhibit about the construction and dedication of Lockwood Memorial Library and the original Lockwood Memorial Library.


Previous Archives' Online Exhibitions

1998

1997