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The Kadimah School of Buffalo Records describe the governance and activities of the school between 1959 and 2010 as well as pre-opening materials from 1958. The bulk of the material dates from between 1957 to 1989. The collection contains minutes and administrative papers, budgets, student and faculty related materials, publications and publicity materials.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Papers of Arthur Kaiser on the Faculty of Educational Studies and its predecessor, the School of Education containing printed or mimeographed minutes, memoranda, reports, and other items, some with brief notes by Dr. Kaiser. Also includes general files on the Office of Admissions and Records and various university committees and events and a 1929 report on the School of Fine Arts, later known as the Albright Art School.Topics: Education History, UB People
Personal papers documenting aspects of the Women's Activity Group of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo and the Education Department. Material includes minutes, programs, photographs and newspaper clippings relating to several conferences and special events aimed towards women.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
This collection contains posters, DVDs, and videos from performances at the Katharine Cornell and Sidney B. Pfeifer Theatres.Topics: Audio/Visual collections, Ephemera
Collection of materials from Charles Keil, ethnomusicologist and professor of American Studies. Includes his teachings, publications, political activism, resource material, and his work in the University at Buffalo American Studies, Music, and Anthropology departments.Topics: UB People, Social Activism, Campus Unrest
Papers, 1958-1995 (bulk 1970-1991), of Gail Paradise Kelly (1940-1991), UB Graduate School of Education faculty and scholar in comparative education.Topics: Education History, UB People, Social Activism
Martin Kelly collection on Pan-American Exposition, 1901, includes nine glass lantern slides of photos taken during the Pan American Exposition. Donor included original inventory sheet.Topics: Buffalo an WNY History, Photographs
Collection of materials from Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, professor of Women's Studies. Includes her teachings, publications, political activism, resource material, and her work in the UB Women's Studies and American Studies departments.Topics: UB People, Social Activism, Women's History in WNY
14 volumes of University at Buffalo President Robert L. Ketter's appointment books. Ketter was President from 1970-1982. The appointment books were kept for Ketter by Edna Thill, Secretary to the President.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
In 1973, the SUNY Board of Trustees established a five-year term appointment for Presidents, with reappointment contingent upon evaluation and review according to procedures spelled out in documents in this collection. Ketter was the first of the Presidents to be evaluated and seems to have been the first to undergo such an evaluation in the country.
The collection contains "Guidelines for the Review Process for the Chancellor and Presidents," Ketter's appraisal, and the "Final Report of the Ad Hoc Committee for Presidential Performance Review at SUNY/AB."
Ketter's appraisal is notable for his contextual narrative of the University at Buffalo in the years immediately prior to his term, through 1974. Included are his assessment of the University's relationship with the greater Western New York community; university administrative and governance structures; enrollment; campus and academic planning; and funding.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
Two scrapbooks of the inauguration of Robert L. Ketter as President of the University at Buffalo on February 15, 1971. Scrapbooks include invitations, schedules, badges, tickets and other ephemera, photographs, and news clippings.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
Clippings and press releases on University at Buffalo President Robert L. Ketter, as collected by the Office of Information Services. Coverage begins prior to Ketter's inauguration as President, and continues until his death in 1989.Topics: UB People
Collection contains but is not limited to memos, correspondence, reprints, research notes, course materials, diagrams, photos, clippings and objects related to Ketter's career especially at UB, beginning in 1958 with notes on teaching civil engineering. Every major stage of his career is represented, including Deanship of the Graduate School, Vice Presidency of Facilities Planning, and department chair; also highlighted are his activities in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Western New York Council on Health Care Planning, and Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. A single box contains the records of Lorelei Z. Ketter acting in the capacity of personal secretary to Ketter, and includes her notes on University events, records of her participation in the preservation of the Darwin D. Martin House, and her own compilation of records on the University's art and antiques collections. Copies of publications significant in Ketter's career are also collected, including performance evaluations of Ketter's presidency.
Professional Papers -- papers, reports, memos and correspondence related to Ketter's work as a faculty member at UB, facilities planning VP, civil engineering consultant, BECHS board of trustees president, etc. in pre- and post-presidential times -- includes 3 cartons of papers related to Ketter's participation (1967-72) in the Western New York Health Care Council.
Presidential Papers -- Ketter's personal copies of memos, correspondence and miscellaneous reports pertaining to his duties as President of UB -- personal, faculty management, campus and facility development, also memorabilia and papers relating to sister university relationship with Kyoungpook University, S. Korea.
Papers of Mrs. Ketter -- correspondence and notes regarding Presidential and personal travel, social arrangements, and University-owned art and antiques from Mrs. Ketter's duties as personal assistant to President Ketter and as member of the Darwin Martin house preservation board. Includes background information on Frank Lloyd Wright and the Martin house collected by Mrs. Ketter.
Photos -- personal and family snapshots, Information Services photos and photos from other sources of Ketter with family and colleagues. Includes photos of formal and informal University functions such as visits from Korean higher education dignitaries and Ketter's visits to other countries while President. Also included are some of the functions for which Mrs. Ketter acted as planner showing table settings and arrangements.Topics: UB People
File of speeches, remarks, introductions and other public statements delivered by SUNY at Buffalo President Robert L. Ketter, 1970-1982, arranged in chronological order. Ketter was President from 1970-1982. In addition to drafts of speeches, the file also includes background information, comments and suggestions of the speeches by members of the University administration.
Also includes subject files kept by Harry Jackson, on various topics in higher education, likely used as source material in Ketter’s speeches. The files include notes, pamphlets, reports, newspaper clippings, and other printed items, and some original correspondence and memoranda of Harry Jackson, President Ketter and other University administrators.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Buffalo collection documents Dr. King’s visit and speech in Buffalo, New York on November 9, 1967. The speech, entitled “The Future of Integration” was sponsored by the Student Association and Graduate Student Association and held at Kleinhans Music Hall. The UB Spectrum reported that Dr. King “castigated the ‘national administration that is more concerned with an unjust war in Vietnam than with winning the war on poverty.’ ” The collection includes audio of the speech, photographs of the event, and coverage from the UB Spectrum student newspaper.Topics: Social Activism, Digital Collections
Manuscripts and galley proofs of After Alienation (1964) and of the introduction to Willa Cather's My Mortal Enemy (1961).Topics: UB People
Collection of Rabbi Isaac Klein includes school notebooks, correspondence, photographs, military service records, speeches, articles, manuscripts, and other writings relating to his life and teachings in conservative Judaism.Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives; Digital Collections
Personal photographs and scrapbook of a Jewish Youth group, Omega Kappa Zeta, and photographs relating to the youth of Samuel Korus in Buffalo, NY.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Papers, circa 1968-1970, of student activist Paul Krehbiel, concerning his involvement in and exposure to the Student unrest of the late 1960s-1970 at the University at Buffalo. The papers are divided into series chronicling local issues (e.g., the Buffalo 9, University and regional rallies and issues) and publications; non-local information (e.g., SDS publications, miscellaneous clippings); and one file on Krehbiel’s post-UB activities. Significantly represented topics include material on general strikes; marches on hunger and other community involvement; equal rights; project Themis; Vietnam; SDS and its division into the Weathermen, et al.; national student unrest; Buffalo YAWF (including copies of The Activist magazine); Buffalo general publications such as New Age and the Buffalo Insighter; University-related activities and publications (Midnight Oil), many centering on the UB Norton Student Union, which became a focus for unrest and student meetings.Topics: Campus Unrest