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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.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History
The collection documents the history of the Camp Fire Girl organization. The collection includes minute books, scrapbooks, photograph albums and Camp Fire Girl publications.Topics: Women's History in WNY
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."Topics: Campus Unrest
Clippings from newspapers in the Buffalo, N.Y. area reporting on campus unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo between 1964 and 1975. Topics include academic freedom, draft resistance during the Vietnamese Conflict, and employer recruitment on campus by governmental and private sector entities.Topics: Campus Unrest
Audio tape interviews.Topics: Campus Unrest
An open collection of donated materials and recollections from former students, faculty, administration and community members regarding the period of campus unrest at the University at Buffalo, 1969-1971.Topics: Campus Unrest
Campus Unrest: Research conducted by Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan, Social Psychology Department , 1967-1972, 1975
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.
The bulk of the Campus Unrest collection is open for research. According to the terms agreed upon at the time of each interview, Post-crisis interviews in Accession 2019-027 series are closed until after the death of the interviewee.Topics: Campus Unrest
Mimeographed booklet containing the history, constitution, and membership lists of Cap and Gown; originally compiled by Harriet Montague (Class of 1927) and Susanne Te'Katch (Class of 1954) in 1957 and revised in 1965; handwritten revisions to 1968.Topics: Student Life
This collection contains the hoods, honorary degrees, and awards that Capen received during his career as an instructor at Clark College to his tenure as Chancellor of the University at Buffalo. In particular, the collection contains the University at Buffalo seal and the keys to Foster and Science Halls that he received on his inauguration to the University at Buffalo.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
The Office of the President Files on Samuel P. Capen, 1922-1957 [bulk 1922], includes files containing biographical information on Chancellor Samuel P. Capen and the members of his family; also records concerning the inauguration of Capen in October 1922, as Chancellor of the University of Buffalo. Capen served from 1922 to 1950. The Dedication of Rotary Field and Foster Hall took place at the same time as the inauguration of Chancellor Capen. The collection includes news clippings, meeting minutes, event programs, invitations, speech transcripts, photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
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.Topics: Education History, UB People
Papers documenting aspects of Buffalo history and life within the family and friendship circles of the Carrel and Goldstein families in Buffalo, NY, as well as the Law School, University of Buffalo during the 1920s.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Records pertaining to the Centennial of the University of Buffalo, 1946, including clippings; scrapbook; photographs; correspondence; invitations; programs; committee reports, etc.Topics: University History Resources
Digital reproductions of materials related to the Center for International Conflict Studies including research notes, case studies, and working papers.Topics: Social Activism
Materials documenting aspects of work of Chabad of Buffalo with an emphasis on outreach work for Jewish students at University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College as well as the social and education life of a Chabad affiliated school, Torah Teminah, Amherst, NY.Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives
This vertical file is not comprehensive; it is comprised of ad hoc material collected over time by University Archives staff. Vertical files are often used by researchers as a "first stop" and serve as an orientation to the topic at hand.
The Chancellors and Presidents vertical file contains administrative histories regarding UB Chancellors and Presidents. Administrative histories are useful as they generally contain citations to other sources, such as minutes, articles, etc., held in University Archives. In this instance, the administrative histories consist of copies of University bylaws relating to Chancellors and Presidents
This small vertical file does not include materials on each chancellor or president. It does include clippings on most chancellors/presidents; and most notably, a 1924 letter from the Buffalo Chief of Police to Chancellor Samuel Capen regarding fraternity initiation ceremonies; copies of addresses and speeches by T.R. McConnell, as well as a transcript of a 1979 interview conducted with Brenda K. Shelton; and documentation of President Satish Tripathi’s 2011 inauguration activities.
For papers of chancellors and presidents, see Record Group 4 subgroups (arranged by chancellor or president).
Includes carbon copy of manuscript, Teaching Music Creatively in the Elementary School, written with son Herbert, and additional correspondence (1968). Also includes article, "The Preparation of the Music Educator and the Musical Preparation of the Classroom Teacher"; teaching materials for courses in elementary music education, psychology of music, workshop conducting, as well as information on programs offered at SUNY at Buffalo in music and New York State Teachers' certification for the Teaching of Music in secondary schools (ca. 1955-1968); also includes University of Buffalo "Arts in European Life" European Tour (4 July-8 August 1959).Topics: UB People
This collection contains the papers kept by Citizen's Task Force on Racism member and University at Buffalo History professor, David Gerber. It includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings concerning the activities of the Task Force. The collection primarily documents the Task Force's surveillance of the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazism in Buffalo, New York.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History, Social Activism
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, N.Y. There are also organizational files, consisting of by-laws, newsletters and membership lists, which reflect the internal workings of CCHR itself.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History, Social Activism
Cleanup and Restoration of the Beth Jacob Cemetery Records document mainly the cemetery inscriptions, and Joshua Finkelstein’s leadership activities of Cleanup and Restoration of the Beth Jacob Cemetery in 2008.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
UB Faculty minutes kept by Professor Charles U. Clemency, some with notations, including minutes and memoranda of the University Senate (1963-1967), minutes and reports of the College of Arts and Sciences (1964-1966), and minutes and reports of the Graduate School (1964-1966).Topics: UB People
The records of the Coalition for Health and Welfare of Buffalo and Erie County contain information from: local, state, and national social welfare organizations; correspondence with legislators on social welfare issues; testimonies from public hearings; grant applications for funding; and documentation on the Coalition itself (annual meetings, reports, by-laws, etc.).Topics: Social Activism, Buffalo and WNY History
Correspondence, notes, publications, photographs/slides, and documentation regarding the research and work of Harold and Mary Cohen.Topics: UB People, Design Archives
Additional papers of Ira S. Cohen, Professor Emeritus in Psychology. Includes correspondence, administrative files, and writings.Topics: UB People
Papers of Ira S. Cohen, Professor Emeritus in Psychology. Includes committee reports, Psychology Department records, and conference records.Topics: UB People
Collection (1955-1973) includes student papers, dissertations and exams; reprints and typescripts of articles by colleagues on perceptual and cognitive psychology; first draft of book Perception and Behavior; typescripts of articles; professional correspondence regarding search for chairman of Industrial Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972.Topics: UB People
Notebook contains resolutions of the Dean’s Council and Committee on General Administration, covering 1936 to 1962, when the University of Buffalo was a private institution and prior to the 1962 merger with the State University of New York. The majority of the resolutions are by the General Administration Committee. For researchers, this collection offers a good index to policy and policy changes between 1936 and 1962. Acts cover buildings and campus planning, academic divisions, fraternities, tuition, and all other aspects of University administrative policies.Topics: University History Resources
Programs, invitations, brochures, and press coverage for events planned by the Office of Conferences and Special Events between the years 1981 and 1998.Topics: UB History, Publications, Student Life
Congregation Ahavath Sholem (Lovers of Peace) [Jefferson (Ave) Shul] Records, 1921-2012 (bulk 1921-1961, 1990-2012)
Collection includes a minute book, ephemera, and material relating to the religious and administrative and cultural activities of the synagogue also known as the Jefferson Shul. Materials relating to preservation campaigns includes clippings and reports.Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives
Organizational papers documenting aspects of the congregational life of Congregation Kehilat Shalom. Materials include minutes, newsletters, programs, financial statements, video, ritual Judaica, and clippings.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Correspondence; manuscripts; galley proofs; and printed copies of critical studies of Swinburne and Joyce; also minutes and other records of university committees (University of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo); and files on academic freedom (1962-1966).Topics: UB People
This collection consists of photographs of North and South Campus buildings and sites in various stages of construction.Topics: Photographs, University History Resources
1956 recording of interviews with architects Ernest Kump, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Richard J. Neutra, as collected and edited by John Peter.Topics: Design Archives, Audio/Visual collections
Papers include Albert Spaulding Cook's work as chairman of Department of English and member of the Poetry Committee, State University of New York at Buffalo.Topics: UB People
Collection includes minutes, publications, correspondence, artifacts, framed prints, memorabilia and photographs relating to the Coplon family's involvement in the Rosa Coplon (Jewish Old Folks) Home, Temple Beth El and Temple Beth Zion, and the personal records of David Hascal Coplon, Minnie Greene Coplon, Alva Coplon Barozzi, and the extended Coplon and Greene families.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
The collection includes records from the Office of Urban Affairs, Program in Applied Public Affairs Studies, the School of Social Work, Niagara Frontier Association for Sickle Cell Diseases, African-American Family Gathering Program, and other community or government based organizations, and Panels that addressed African-American concerns and issues both at the University at Buffalo and in the larger Buffalo community.
Includes press clippings, publications, correspondence, course materials, student records, speech transcripts, presentations, conference notes, research notes, department memos, community based organization by-laws, structure, and financial records. There are also University memos, awards, administrative records, and partnership records between various community based organizations and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and Office of Urban Affairs.
Materials related to University at Buffalo campus construction between 1952 and 1959.Topics: University History Resources
The collection, Course Catalogs, 1955-1997, includes course catalogs, general advisement materials, course flyers, materials related to undergraduate degree minors and graduate school programs.Topics: Publications, University History Resources, Student Life
Materials include newsletters, notes, correspondence, and clippings related to the Graduate Student Employees Union. A small amount of material concerns the UB Graduate Student Association.Topics: Student Life, Social Activism, Education History