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Office of the President general files, 1921-1974 [bulk 1969-1974]

This collection consists of records from the Office of the President organized under ninteen major categories such as Administration, Committees, Facilities, Governance and Research.  Though some of the files date back as far as 1921, the bulk of the files are dated 1969-1974.  Of particular interest are the many files on Campus Unrest at the University at Buffalo, which can be found throughout the collection.

It is important to note that there is a great deal of overlap between this collection and collection 5/4/288: Office of the President general files, 1946-1973.  Researchers interested in Campus Unrest or the 1969‑1974 time period in general must consult both collections.

Topics: Campus Unrest, University History Resources

Office of the President general files, 1946-1973 [bulk 1969-1973]

This collection consists of records from the Office of the President organized under major categories such as Administration, Committees, Facilities, Governance and Research.  Though some of the files date back as far as 1946, the bulk of the files are dated 1969-1973.  Of particular interest are the many files on Campus Unrest at the University at Buffalo which can be found throughout the collection.  This collection also contains a considerable amount of information about the University of Buffalo's merger with the State University of New York.

It is important to note that there is a great deal of overlap between this collection and collection 5/4/470: Office of the President general files, 1921-1974.  Researchers interested in Campus Unrest or the 1969‑1974 time period in general must consult both collections.

Topics: Campus Unrest, University History Resources

Office of the President monthly reports, 1964-1975

These monthly reports give a broad overview of the University at Buffalo from 1964 to 1975 (reports were not created for the summer months of July and August). Heavy on statistics, included are enrollment numbers, at large and for academic units, and with comparisons to previous years. Data on campus buildings and planning, academic accreditations, evidence of faculty research and publication, awards, and policies, and university events are also included.

These reports cover pivotal years in the history of the University, namely the first decade as a state institution, expansion to the North (Amherst) campus, and student unrest. For example, the May 1964 report includes a description of President Furnas’ decision to allow Selective Service exams to be administered on campus. That decision prompted the first campus student sit-in on May 2. The report describes the decision, the concerns of the protesters, and the creation of a University Task Force Committee, made up of students and faculty.

Of particular note: Some files include the final reports, as well as the “raw data” and/or background material used to create the report. This background material offers highly detailed descriptions of faculty, departments, facilities, and events on campus, and may not have been written into the final monthly report. Researchers would be well-served to study this documentation.

Topics: Campus Unrest, University History Resources

Office of the President permanent files, 1938-1969

This collection contains subject files from the Office of the President covering various topics of University at Buffalo administration.  Arranged alphabetically, each file often contains many year's worth of records on a given topic (ex. 1950-1975).  Of particular interest are the files on academic freedom, the Feinberg Law and the resultant Keyishian v. Board of Regents lawsuit, and the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC).

Topics: Campus Unrest, University History Resources

Office of the Registrar reader, circa 1950-1970

Wood and glass reader used by students to review transcripts. The reader was likely manufactured in the 1950s or 1960s. The last year of use was approximately 1989, after which the Office of Records and Registration transitioned to electronic records.

Topics: Education History, Student Life

Ohr Temimim and Jewish Heritage Day School Papers, 1998-2009

Student produced materials documenting aspects of the educational life of Ohr Temimim and its predecessor institution, the Jewish Heritage Day School, in Amherst, New York.

Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives

Opinion, 1949-2009

The Opinion is the official University at Buffalo Law School student newspaper.  The first issue debuted on November 29, 1949 under the leadership of its first editor, Michael Beilewech, Jr. ‘51. The inception of the newspaper coincided with the opening of the new West Eagle Street law school building. The Opinion has historically served as a forum for law student viewpoints with an editorial staff comprised of University at Buffalo Law School students. In 1977 it won the American Bar Association’s Award for Excellence.

Topics: Publications, Student Life, Digital Collections

Orr-Ewing (Muriel) Papers, 1822-1994 (bulk 1920-1974)

Correspondence, diaries, photograph albums of Muriel Orr-Ewing (nicknamed "Meiko"). Collection includes records as founding president of the British Association of Women Executives and headmistress of the English girls finishing school, The Grove. Also includes personal correspondence with opera singer, Adèle Leigh, child author Berthe Grimault, and other notable writers and poets.

Topics: Education History