More Collections from the University Archives
Penelope D. Ploughman Collection | Lynn Corcoran In Our Own Backyard Collection
Lester W. Milbrath Papers | Clipping File | Photographs and Maps
Full-Text Articles from the Niagara Gazette | Reference Collection
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.
A portion of the original video footage shot for the independent documentary, In Our Own Backyard: The First Love Canal, produced by Lynn Corcoran, with detailed tape log notes.
Papers of Lester W. Milbrath, University at Buffalo political science professor, on environmental issues including Love Canal, nuclear waste at the West Valley site, and Great Lakes water quality. Collection also includes conference papers, articles and book chapters written or co-authored by Dr. Milbrath. Also files on the formation of the Environmental Studies Center at the University, including its annual reports and other publications.
The Love Canal Newspaper Database indexes newspaper article titles 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.
Love Canal Images is a digital collection of photographs and maps. It includes photographs and maps published in New York State and United States federal government documents; photographs and maps collected by the Ecumenical Task Force of the Niagara Frontier and the Love Canal Area Revitalization Agency; and photographs taken by news services at the University at Buffalo, Pat Brown, Penelope D. Ploughman, and others.
A selection of full-text articles on Love Canal, originally published in the Niagara Gazzette, is available online. Republished with permission.
The University Archives holds a small collection of books and government documents related to Love Canal. Use of this material is restricted to the Special Collections Research Room; these books and documents do not circulate. Consult BISON, the catalog of the holdings of University at Buffalo Libraries, for the availability of all books and documents related to Love Canal.