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Collection contains program guides, manuals and records used by the Department of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York from 1965 to 1968 to train teachers for the Head Start Program funded by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.Topics: Education History
10 volumes of University at Buffalo President Steven B. Sample's appointment books. Sample was President from 1982-1991. The appointment books were kept for Sample by Louise Small, Secretary to the President.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
Files concerning arrangements for the inauguration of Steven B. Sample as President of the State University of New York at Buffalo on October 12, 1982. Sample served from from 1982-1991. Includes scheduling, guest lists, committee minutes and correspondence, publicity, Sample’s inaugural address, and assorted ephemera.Topics: UB People, University History Resources
This collection contains research, patent information, correspondence and other information regarding three inventions of University at Buffalo President Steven B. Sample: the Improved Perineometer; the Means for Controlling Formation of Vascular Plaque, Crystals, and Stones in Living Organisms; and the Self-contained Portable Device for Rendering Thermostatically Controlled Localized Thermotherapy. Also found in this collection are newspaper clippings regarding President Sample’s other inventions.
Sample was President from 1982-1991.
Photographs of Steven B. Sample as University at Buffalo President, showing Sample at university events. Sample was President from 1982-1991. Photos include University commencements, dinners, building dedications, meetings, homecomings, local politicians and notables, sports, visitors, speakers, delegations, and other events. Notable people present in the collection include designer Serge Chermayeff, conductor Semyon Bychkov, diplomat Henry Kissinger, poets John Montague and Robert Creeley, reporters Leslie Stahl and Tom Brokaw, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Nelson Mandela, activist Andrew Young, and astronomer Carl Sagan.
Photos are primarily 3 x 5 inch color prints with some 8 x 10 inch enlargements. There are two sets of photographs. The second set, contained in nine manuscript boxes, are duplicates and/or variants of the main collection stored in binders. Box 9 also includes some undated and/or unidentified prints and negatives.
The collection list is of the photographs in the binders. Those photos marked with and asterisk are also in the boxes. Photographers for Public Affairs took most of the photos; the public affairs photograph file number is included on the container list.
Photographs of Steven B. Sample as University at Buffalo President, showing Sample at university events. Sample was President from 1982-1991. Photos include University commencements, dinners, building dedications, meetings, homecomings, local politicians and notables, sports, visitors, speakers, delegations, and other events. This a corollary collection to 4/12/969, Steven B. Sample photographs, Part I, which contains the vast majority of photos from Sample’s presidency with enhanced description of images. It is likely that this collection (4/12/1275) duplicates 4/12/969, at least in part.
Photographs are primarily 3 x 5 in. color prints, with some 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 enlargements.
Box 1, 1981-1989; includes Fisher Price, Service awards, Incubator, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Freschi reception, Carl Sagan, and Spanish delegation.
Box 2, 1989-1991; includes Service awards, Council black tie event, and English tea.
Box 3, undated; includes Singapore trip and unidentified events.
This collection contains the speeches and remarks given by Steven B. Sample while President of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Events where these speeches and remarks were given include commencements, building dedications, dinners, receptions and government hearings.
Special note of titled speeches include:
“Liberal Arts in a Technological Age,” Box 17
“Choosing Excellence,” Box 23
“Whence Come and Wither Go the Liberal Arts and Sciences,” Box 33
“The Use and Beauty of the Humanities,” Box 38
“Looking Back, Looking Forward,” Box 43
Personal papers documenting the volunteer activities of Maurice Sands within two Jewish veterans organizations in Buffalo and Queens, NY. Includes newspaper clippings, newsletters, flyers, research and authored articles relating to Jewish War Veterans. Also contains information relating to membership of the Forum Club, a Jewish Men’s Club.Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives
Papers from University at Buffalo varsity swimming coach, William H. Sanford. Collection includes photographs of University of Buffalo varsity swimmers and tennis players, planning documents for athletic facilities, and swimming and diving score records. Also included is the San-Dell Computer No.1 for Diving and Synchronized Swimming (1958) developed by Sanford and Robert W. Bedell.Topics: UB People, Sports
Papers pertaining to Allen Sapp's involvement with music and other performing arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in the local community, and nationally; also papers concerning Sapp's activities with the Department of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences. The papers consist primarily of correspondence but include other materials including purchase orders for expenses for programs given at the University.Topics: UB People
A small collection on UB student life in the immediate post World War II era. Consists of UB sticker; 1949 commencement invitation; 3 Nortion Union program calendars; 2 Alpha Phi Omega fraternity booklets; and "Ozimek Rentals" advertising blotter.Topics: Student Life, Ephemera
The collection includes School of Architecture and Environmental Design Accreditation evaluation reports, correspondence, and memorandum.Topics: Design Archives
Schumacher's Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics designed by Frank Lloyd Wright [fabric sample], circa 1955
Fabric sample (silk?), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, for Schumacher's Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics. Item details: design #104 in silk, approximately 49" wide and 11" high.Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd
The Herman Schwartz papers, 1951-1978, includes course materials, copies of exams, assignments, readings, publications, personal and professional correspondence, unpublished papers, seminar notes, and rough drafts. Materials from 4 criminal cases where the matter in question was researched, an interview was held with the potential client and the matter was then accepted by Schwartz. The collection also contains research into criminal, business, and regulatory law, motions, briefs, some court opinions, news clippings, personal notes, and testimony from federal investigations related to business and government regulations.Topics: UB People
Papers of Joanne L. Schweik concerning her activities as Vice President for Public Relations of the New York Branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as editor of the NOW New York State newsletter. Included are correspondence, local branch newsletters, council meeting minutes and newspaper clippings. Also included is a photocopy of the transcript for the Equal Rights Amendment hearings before the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee on March 11, 1975.Topics: Social Activism, Women's History in WNY
This collection consists of materials produced by or related to Ann London Scott. The majority of the documents concern her work in Medieval English literature.Topics: UB People
Color 35 slides, mainly of the South (Main Street) campus exteriors; some events: Buffalo city police on campus; a small number of images of North (Amherst) campus includes Founders Day and Open House events.Topics: Photographs, Campus Unrest
Unpublished student papers and research files on ethnic communities and education in Buffalo, New York.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History, Social Activism
Personal papers documenting aspects of Jewish community in Buffalo collected and created by Muriel Selling. Material includes programs, photographs and newspaper clippings relating to Temple Beth David-Ner Israel, Temple Emanu-el, and other institutions and independent groups.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
An excerpt from a letter dated February 1st, 1964 from Dean Julian Park to University of Buffalo Chancellor Capen, gives this historical note: [The receipt's] particular interest for Buffalo is obvious; it is a receipt for an annuity signed by some well-known Seneca chiefs, among them the famous chief Corn Planter. Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham, as you perhaps know, were the ones who sold to the Holland Land Company through Robert Morris the tract of western New York west of the Genesee River, after having first bought the claims to the land long held by Massachusetts and also the Indian rights to the land.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History
Personal papers documenting member and leadership experience of Elliot Shapiro at Temple Sinai in Amherst, NY. Material includes minutes, newsletters, programs, photographs and newspaper clippings relating to the cultural and religious life of this Reconstructionist synagogue.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Personal papers documenting aspects of the Ellis and Shatkin families. Materials include photographs and newspaper clippings.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Copies of reports and memos concerning student unrest and related educational problems.Topics: Campus Unrest, UB People
Digital reproductions of photographs and documentation of homecoming weekend, October 1991.Topics: Student Life, Photographs, Ephemera
Personal papers consist of research materials and maps documenting Jewish businesses and organizations that were located on the East Side of Buffalo during the 1930s. Also includes programming relating to Holocaust education. Programs, photographs, notes and newspaper clippings are included on other aspects of Jewish practice and history.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Collection contains material Richard Siggelkow kept while researching for his book, Dissent and Disruption: A University Under Siege, Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1991. Also included are personal correspondence, essays, and clippings regarding his role as Dean of Students later Vice President for Student Affairs.Topics: Campus Unrest
Two scrapbooks, 1959-1968 and 1969-1970, containing photographs; newspaper clippings; invitations; and printed materials concerning the activities of the Sigma Kappa Phi sorority at the University of Buffalo; scrapbooks document such sorority events as rush; pledging; initiations; dances; fashion shows; parents weekends; parties; also the group's participation in campus events such as the Theta Chi Trike Race; the Pan-Hellenic Ball; and Homecoming.Topics: Student Life
Collection of Sigma Pi Phi Alpha Kappa Boule includes correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorandum, newsletters and journals.Topics: Education History, Student Life
Correspondence concerning the Poetry Collection of Lockwood Library; reviews and correspondence regarding 1957 edition of James Joyce's Epiphanies, for which Silverman wrote the introduction and notes; drafts and reprints of article James Joyce: Paris--Buffalo; personal correspondence; notes on lectures given by Pierre Emmanuel, 1958-1959; and committee records.Topics: UB People
This collection consists of the files concerning school desegregation in Buffalo, New York that Sarah Simmons kept as a member of the Citizen's Commission on School Desegregation and the Emergency School Aid Act Advisory Committee. Includes grant proposals, notes, reports, and publications by Buffalo Public Schools.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History, Education History
The John B. Simpson and Satish K. Tripathi digital photographs documents the tenure of John B. Simpson through digital images of events, campus locations, and individuals associated with the University between 2004 and 2011. This collection also contains photographs from 2011-2012, during the first two years of Satish K. Tripathi tenure as the 15th President of the University at Buffalo.Topics: UB People, Photographs, Digital Collections
Institutional and personal greetings and gifts sent to John B. Simpson upon his inauguration as 14th President of the University at Buffalo. Series I consists of letters and notes, both personal as well as institutional. Series II consists of institutional greetings. Congratulatory gifts are found in Series III.Topics: UB People
The John B. Simpson mementos and trips collection is comprised of three distinct collections, each described in its own series: 4/14/1255, John B. Simpson United States Department of Education trip to Asia; 14/4/1257, John B. Simpson international visits mementos; and 14/4/1258, John B. Simpson gifts and citations. Simpson was the 14th President of the University at Buffalo.Topics: UB People
Photographs and CDs, containing digital photographs, of the university events under the leadership of President John B. Simpson.Topics: UB People, Photographs, Digital Collections
Personal Papers documenting aspects of the Small family in Buffalo, N.Y. Encompasses Alvin and Sylvia Small’s involvement in Temple Beth Zion and Alvin Small’s participation in local theatre for a number of different theater troops. Supplemented by Temple Beth Zion religious educational records relating to their children: Elisabeth and Bruce Small.Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives
Collection relates to Cedric Smith's role as the Director of the Research Institute on Alcohol and Addictions. Includes correspondence, reports, memos, grants, clippings, and histories on the Institute.Topics: UB People
Papers represent Elizabeth Olmsted Smith's activities in the peace movement in Buffalo, New York, from 1933 to 1941, and from 1950 to 1975. Also included are personal papers (1923 to 1940) and materials concerning her work as a social worker (1949 to 1957).Topics: Social Activism, Women's History in WNY
The collection contains drafts and final copies of speeches and publications as well as M.A. and Ph.D. dissertations done under the direction of Henry Lee Smith. This collection supplements 22/8F/232, Henry Lee Smith Papers.Topics: UB People
Papers of Henry Lee Smith include information, articles, pamphlets, notes regarding linguistics; speeches, publicity information, correspondence. Additional material includes information from the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), including executive committee meeting data, correspondence, grants, brochures, directories, and general information. Includes information regarding television and radio work. Also includes U.S. Army language manuals as well as information on education of and correspondence with German POW.Topics: UB People
This collection contains working papers related to the Social History Project developed at York University Institute for Behavioural Research, November 1976. The initial project was based on a case study of the history of social structure and family organization in Hamilton, Ontario and Buffalo and rural Erie County, New York during the nineteenth century.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History, Social Activism
Papers of Harold M. Somers, dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Buffalo from 1947-1961, consist of background information, business correspondence, and some manuscript drafts pertaining to numerous government committee memberships, budgetary and economic surveys in Erie County (NY) and New York State, and activities in professional organizations.Topics: UB People
Professional papers of Dr. Albert Somit which pertain to Dr. Somit's research, relations with fellow scholars, and the evaluation of the graduate political science program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Of particular interest are the papers concerning "BIOS" (so called from the French version of its title, "International Investigation of the Biological Elements in the Crisis of the University") which include correspondence, research papers, and other items concerning a multi-national project to investigate the relationship between biological factors and student unrest in universities in the United States, Argentina, France, and elsewhere.Topics: Campus Unrest, UB People
Letters written by Stephen Soroka, 1967-1972 and 1980-1981, to State University of New York at Buffalo history professor Orville T. Murphy. Of particular interest are his observations of life and politics in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rhodesia while serving in the Peace Corps. In his personal response to the political concerns of the late 1960's and early 1970's, Soroka is representative of the thinking of a significant segment of the American public of that period.Topics: Social Activism
Students at the University at Buffalo launched a new newspaper in December 1950. The Spectrum succeeded the Bee (1921-1950) and Argus (1947-1950). This collection provides access to the first twelve years of the Spectrum. This award-winning newspaper has been published continuously since 1950, and three times a week it provides news stories and in-depth coverage of campus events and sports.
1950-1962 are available online; later issues are available in print in University Archives.Topics: Publications, Student Life, Digital Collections
The Squire Hall Demonstrations Records document student protests when the University at Buffalo converted the student union into a dental clinic for the Dental School, March 1982.Topics: Campus Unrest
Papers, primarily correspondence, pertaining to George Starbuck's refusal to sign the so-called "Feinberg Oath," a disclaimer of Communist Party membership required by the State of New York Education and Civil Service Law, and the resultant legal battle. Starbuck's case became part of Keyishian et al vs. the New York Board of Regents, which was settled by the US Supreme Court.
The papers include statements of the local American Association of University Professors and correspondence with Richard Lipsitz, Sr., lawyer of the "Keyishian" case. The papers also include correspondence with Kathleen Holmes concerning Starbuck's participation in the 1967 UB Spring Arts Festival.
This collection consists of the working files of Ronald H. Stein from his time as Assistant to the President. Prominent among these are files containing information about affirmative action initiatives, faculty and professional staff unions, and the University at Buffalo’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Topics: Education History, UB People, University History Resources
A UB track and field uniform worn by Denis Sternberg '82 as a student athlete (1978-1982).Topics: Sports
Papers contain course notes and case notes maintained while a student at the University of Buffalo and in the clinic of Buffalo General Hospital (1877); typescripts of papers written by Stockton on various medical topics (1890s); a speech delivered to graduates of the Buffalo General Hospital (1891); and papers concerning the Franklin School of Buffalo (1894-1900).
This collection has not yet been processed. Permission to use unprocessed materials requires the approval of the University Archivist. Please contact University Archives for more information: 716-645-2916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Topics: UB People
Proposal for a National Environmental Laboratory.Topics: UB People
Laboratory Notebooks on Molecular Biology and Bacterial Physiology kept by Norman Strauss, including research over his whole career in molecular biology and bacterial physiology conducted at NYU (1956-1958), Yale (1958-1964), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1964-1990).Topics: UB People
Records of the Student Association of the State University of New York at Buffalo including minutes; letters; memoranda; and other papers.Topics: Student Life
Mementos of 1996 collected by State University of New York at Buffalo students during the sesquicentennial of the University and intended to remain sealed as a time capsule until 2046. The items were presented to President William R. Greiner at the 150th commencement on May 19, 1996.
This time capsule contains more than fifty items. The items relate to student life and information about the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996.
Not to be opened until the bicentennial of the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2046.
Topics: Student Life, Ephemera, University History Resources
Minutes of the Student Senate (1967-1968), and its successor, the Student Coordinating Council and Polity (1968-1972).Topics: Student Life, Campus Unrest
This collection contains memorabilia, artifacts, and various materials from student life at the University at Buffalo.Topics: Student Life, Ephemera
This collection consists of posters advertising various student events related to the University at Buffalo. These events were sponsored and co-sponsored by student organizations.Topics: Student Life, Ephemera
A collection of unpublished student papers on Buffalo history. A list of titles is available arranged alphabetically by author.Topics: Buffalo and WNY History
A collection of student projects, School of Architecture and Planning.Topics: Design Archives, Buffalo and WNY History, Wright, Frank Lloyd
This collection consists of records for the University Union Activities Board (UUAB) including its constitution (1968/69), subsequent restructuring (1969/70-1971/72) and various UUAB sponsored events. Records for non-UUAB sponsored events are also included.Topics: Student Life
Records, 1970, pertaining to student unrest in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences assembled by Gloria Koontz, department secretary. Includes leaflets, memoranda, position papers and other materials.Topics: Campus Unrest, Ephemera, University History Resources
Announcements, correspondence and financial records for Support Your Campus Police, a grassroots fundraising campaign organized by professors Alan R. Andreasen and Newton Garver. They sought to recognize the UB campus police for their unarmed response to students protesting the December 18, 1967 recruitment visit of Dow Chemical Corporation, the makers of napalm. Andreasen and Garver believed the unarmed response of the campus police helped minimize violence at the demonstration. Receiving mostly small donations from UB faculty, staff and administrators, Support Your Campus Police raised over $500.00 in little over a month.Topics: Campus Unrest, University History Resources
Collection documents the activities of the National, New York State, Buffalo Chapter and the Erie County Suburban Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and Sonia Swanson's involvement as a member and an officer.Topics: Social Activism, Women's History in WNY
Jacket worn by Jane Williams (later Sweet) as a member of the Physical Education Girls at the University of Buffalo.Topics: Student Life, Sports