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University at Buffalo Libraries

University Archives

Faculty Papers

Faculty papers complement departmental holdings and reflect the teaching, research, and service missions of the university.

What we collect

  • Bibliographies or publication lists.
  • Biographical material about the faculty member including curriculum vitae, photographs, interviews, bibliographies.
  • Correspondence with colleagues, students, and scholars and researchers at other institutions.
  • Consulting files.
  • Departmental and committee records created in an individual’s capacity as a university administrator, department chair, committee chair or member.
  • Diaries and journals, personal and professional.
  • Family papers, particularly if family members have shared in research efforts.
  • Grant and research files, lab notebooks, project records.
  • Photographs taken by or of the faculty member, documenting research colleagues and staff, laboratories, equipment, family and friends.
  • Professional contributions. Materials documenting involvement in professional or research organizations.
  • Manuscripts or drafts of articles and books, including unpublished works.
  • Offprints of authored articles.
  • Other publications (if not otherwise available through libraries).
  • Talks and lectures.
  • Teaching materials including lecture notes, course syllabi (depending on quantity), and class rosters.
  • Records relating to service outside the university.

What we don’t collect

  • Reprint or book collections, unless items are of unusual significance (e.g. annotated by a major scholar in the field)
  • Personal financial records, cancelled checks, tax returns.
  • Student academic information including grades.
  • Extensive amounts of artifacts and memorabilia.

If you are interested in donating faculty papers, notify the Archives staff at 645-2916, or contact the staff via e-mail at

If you are transferring a large volume of records, the Archives staff will first examine the records onsite.

Donations are considered gifts to the Archives, and donors will be asked to sign a deed of gift document acknowledging transfer of ownership to the Archives.