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General office files maintained in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters.Topics: Education History
Records of the proceedings of the Faculty Senate's Ad-Hoc Committee on the ROTC program at the University at Buffalo.Topics: Campus Unrest
Papers as editor of the journal, Philosophy and Phenomological Research, 1940-1980. Correspondence file, primarily PPR and concerning the submission and review of articles as well as routine letters concerning subscription and circulation; also letters concerning the Philosophy Department and other university topics.Topics: UB People
Collection of materials from Marvin Farber, professor of philosophy and phenomenology. Includes correspondence, publications, notes, speeches, and course files.Topics: UB People
The personal papers of Dr. Leon E. Farhi, Professor of Physiology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Consist of correspondence, subject files and a number reprints of his publications. Included in the correspondence are letters and memoranda to and from Professor Hermann Rahn. Also included are grant applications and documents regarding the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-Care Instruments and Devices.Topics: UB People
Blank Feinberg oath and statements.
The Feinberg Law of 1949 amended both the State of New York Education and Civil Service Laws to contain provisions barring employment of persons by the state for subversive activity or background and made the public schools responsible for policing themselves against subversive employees. In 1953 the statute was extended to faculty members and other personnel of state operated institutions of higher education. The Board of Regents of the State University of New York established the signing of the Feinberg Certificate as a condition of employment in order to fulfill the requirements of the Feinberg Law.
The certificate states, among other things:
Anyone who is a member of the Communist Party or of any organization that advocates the violent overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of New York or any political subdivision thereof cannot be employed by the State University.
Arnold and Ruth Fernandez papers, document Temple Beth Zion’s Brotherhood’s and Sisterhood’s administrative and its members’ synagogue activities.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Collection of Leslie A. Fiedler, noted author, poet, and literary critic; includes handwritten manuscripts, typed drafts, printed page proofs, galley proofs, and correspondence relating to various books written earlier in his career including The Art of the Essay (1958); No! in Thumder (1960); The Second Stone (1963); The Last Jew in America (1966); and Return of the Vanishing American (1968).Topics: UB People
Invitations, clippings, event programs, and speech transcripts (incomplete) for the annual Millard Fillmore Commemoration event held at Fillmore's grave site in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York. Coverage of speech transcripts is roughly 1960-2009.Topics: UB People, University History Resources,
Papers include correspondence, memoranda, notebooks, library catalog, and other documents regarding Millard Fillmore, the first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo and the thirteenth President of the United States.Topics: UB People
Personal papers documenting aspects of Jewish youth culture. Material includes programs, newspaper clippings, essays, invitations, and ephemera relating to Temple Beth El, Jewish Community Building, sororities and fraternities, Park School Buffalo, and Camp Kawagama in Ontario.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Papers of Robert S. Fisk, mainly concerning collective bargaining at the State University of New York (including at UB), but also broadly in higher education; Buffalo school desegregation; and courses he taught at the University at Buffalo. Also includes his research, reports, writings, and correspondence.
Some coverage of regional and state committees on education, including: Eastern Regional Institute for Education; New York State Citizens Committee for the Public Schools; Cooperative Development of Public School Administration Institute; as well as local and national conferences on education.
Carton 1, 1953-1973: New York State Citizens Committee for the Public Schools; Cooperative Development of Public School Administration; New York State Educational Research Association; New York State Education Department; conference reports and programs.
Carton 2, 1955-1970: UB Select Committee for Equal Opportunity; Eastern Regional Institute for Education; UB Education Department Phase Plan.
Carton 3, 1970-1975: UB courses; subject files a to z.
Carton 4, 1964-1977: collective bargaining; Rochester Study of Superintendents for Regents; Senate Professional Association.
Carton 5, 1963-1974: Bucklew chapter; Buffalo school desegregation; Center for Policy Studies; collective bargaining; international education and studies; Minority Faculty; Senate Professional Association.
Carton 6, 1970-1976: policy modules; research and reports; Senate Professional Association; SUNY Equal Opportunity Plan; SUNY/United; writings and publications.
This collection has been minimally processed. Privacy protected information (including but not limited to certain educational, medical, financial, criminal, attorney-client, and/or personnel records) may be revealed during use of archival collections, particularly in collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.Topics: Education History, UB People
Willis Bryan Fitch of Mooers, N.Y. was a member of the School of Pharmacy class of 1900. After graduation he worked as a pharmacist in Mooers. Collection consists of a holograph class lecture book (142 leaves) maintained by Willis Bryan Fitch as a student in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Buffalo.Topics: Student Life
Typescript of Engineering at the University of Buffalo: its history until the summer of 1959.Topics: UB People
Individual game programs for the UB Bulls football team. Information found in each program includes player and coach biographies, team rosters, schedules, records and history, and opponent information.Topics: Sports, Publications
Organizational papers documenting the early beginnings of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies forerunner, the development of Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies services, and samples of special projects developed within affiliated agencies.Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives
McCollum was quarterback and captain of the University of Buffalo 1919 football team, and graduate of the UB Dental School, Class of 1922. Scrapbook, 1918-1919, kept by Frank McCollum includes clippings from local newspapers for games played in the 1918 and 1919 seasons; also programs from a 1919 reception sponsored by the Dental School Class of 1922 in honor of the Class of 1921; and a program for the 1919 annual banquet of Xi Psi Phi, a dental fraternity.Topics: Sports, Student Life
Series I to V contain looseleaf reference books with narratives, photographs and clippings. With the exception of the file of clippings on the Darwin D. Martin House, Graycliff, and other Frank Lloyd Wright articles, which is maintained by the University Archives, these volumes have not been updated. They are primarily useful for documenting the furnishing of the Darwin D. Martin House during the period it was used as the residence of President and Mrs. Martin M. Meyerson. Series VI contains miscellaneous items including among other things: a transcript of a diary kept by Darwin D. Martin [copy also in MS 22.6]; copies of architectural drawings held at the Getty Museum on the Darwin D. Martin House; color slides of the Darwin D. Martin House, Graycliff, Larkin Administration Building; a historic registry application for the Darwin D. Martin House; a 1938 engineering report on Graycliff, memorabilia, and essays.Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd
LP recording of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, interviewed in 1956 by Ben Raeburn (Horizon Press); Marianne Mantell and Barbara Holdridge (Caedmon Records). The recording is nearly 2 hours in length.Topics: Design Archives, Audio/Visual collections, Wright, Frank Lloyd
Professional writings and research from lawyer, professor, legal advisor, and philosopher, Mitchell Franklin who was well known for his work in Contracts, Roman, and International Laws.Topics: UB People
Collection includes personal papers documenting the personal and career life of local politician and lawyer, Frank E. Freedman, from Buffalo, New York. Materials include personal photographs, autographed mementoes, art sketch, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and other material relating to his interests in show business.Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives
Materials related to the tenure of Maryann S. Freedman as president of the Erie County Bar Association and as president of the New York State Bar Association. The collection includes correspondence, memos, policy notes, promotional materials, meeting minutes, financial records, committee notes and agendas, and other related materials.Topics: Women's History in WNY
Collection of Edgar Zodiag Friedenberg (professor of Sociology and Education), 1935-1976. Includes personal and professional correspondence and manuscripts of his articles, book reviews and books.Topics: Education History, UB People
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.Topics: Campus Unrest, UB People
Collection contains the records of the Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House, including earlier correspondence and documents of the Office of the President of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the UB Alumni Association concerning efforts to preserve and restore the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York. Includes correspondence with Edgar Tafel, a former Wright apprentice, on the plans for restoration of the house.Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd
On July 3, 1963, President Furnas wrote a memo expressing his personal thoughts and opinions about the size and growth potential of the (then present) Main Street campus. He suggested either a split campus site or an entirely new site. At the UB Fall Conference, September 19-20, 1963, John A. Beane brought the problem and possible solutions before the faculty and administration.
On October 7, 1963, Claude Puffer wrote a report entitled, “Should We Consider a New Campus?” and in November presented an “Alternate Master Plan for SUNYAB.”
By this time, the campus community was becoming interested in the future of the University. Furnas called a Campus Location Discussion on December 23, 1963. At that time, information about the present campus and alternate future sites or additions were discussed. Furnas appointed the Campus-Site Study Task Groups and provided them with statistics and other information.
On January 10, 1964, Furnas presented a memo with approximate reactions and preferences of the Campus-Site Study Task Groups. Then, on January 15, he sent each Task Group a copy of his recommendations to SUNY on the Buffalo Campus site(s). By late January and early February, each committee had reacted with approvals, corrections, additions, and suggestions.
Furnas wrote a “Recapitulation of Site-Selection Arguments” on February 3, 1964.
The collection includes 3 copies (in most cases) of reports and memos exchanged during the period July 3, 1963 to February 3, 1964. See less
Institutional greetings from universities sent to Clifford C. Furnas upon his inauguration as 9th chancellor of the University of Buffalo. Universities consist of University of Oregon, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Knox College, University of Minnesota, and Harvard College.Topics: UB People
Collection includes records documenting the creation of the Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Room in Room 531 of Capen Hall at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and the Memorial Exhibit in the University Archives, and nearly 900 pieces of memorabilia. Note: Location guide for the memorabilia is in Box/Folder 47.1.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
Collection contains personal papers, memorabilia, publications, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs from the professional and family life of Clifford C. Furnas mostly collected and arranged by his wife, Sparkle Moore Furnas.
Furnas, a chemical engineer, metallurgist, aviator researcher, and Olympic athlete, was the University's ninth chief executive, holding the position of Chancellor from 1954 until 1962 when the University merged with the State University of New York and his title changed to President (1962-1966).Topics: UB People, Digital Collections
Records (mainly photocopies) of President Clifford Furnas concerning the University of Buffalo and State University of New York merger in 1962. Much of the records contain statistics of the twenty years leading up to the UB-SUNY merger, and include budgets, enrollment (including some with breakdowns by program and gender), faculty, research, and building construction. Additional narratives give historical context and significant overview of the University of Buffalo at the time of the merger and the immediate years prior, as well as alternate paths in lieu of the merger.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
Collection contains personal papers, memorabilia, publications, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs from the professional and family life of Sparkle Moore Furnas, wife of University of Buffalo Chancellor Clifford C. Furnas. Notable are the Moore, Brunes, and Furnas genealogies, Spray and Furnas family photographs, teaching materials on nutrition, and the extensive collection of travel materials from the 20th century.Topics: UB People