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Salzer (Richard T.) Head Start Program Collection, 1965-1968

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 of

Sands (Maurice) Papers, 1945-2013

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

Sanford (William H.) Papers, 1948-1987

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: Faculty/Staff, UB, Sports, UB

Sapp (Allen D.) Papers, circa 1961-1968

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.

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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Faculty/Staff, UB

Schweik (Joanne L.) Papers, 1972-1980

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

Scott (Ann London) Papers, 1962-1972

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: Faculty/Staff, UB

Selling (Muriel) Papers, 1898-1964 (bulk 1931-1935)

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

Seneca Indians Annuity Receipt, July 17, 1829

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

Seneca Indians Annuity Receipt, July 17, 1829

The collection contains the receipt for annuity paid to the Seneca Indians regarding the 1788 Phelps Gorham purchase.

Topics: Buffalo and WNY History

Sesquicentennial time capsule, 1996

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.

The time capsule is sealed until 2046.

Topics: Student Life

Shapiro (Elliot) Papers, 1962-2007 (bulk 1973-1989)

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

Shatkin (Joan Ellis) Papers, 1890s-1986 (bulk 1951-1986)

Personal papers documenting aspects of the Ellis and Shatkin families. Materials include photographs and newspaper clippings.

Topics: Digital Collections, Jewish Buffalo Archives

Shoben (Joseph) Papers, 1968-1969

Copies of reports and memos concerning student unrest and related educational problems.

NOTE: Some of these records may be restricted; additionally, 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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Campus Unrest, Faculty/Staff, UB

Siegel (Harold I.) Papers, 1972-2006 (bulk 1972-1980)

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

Siegel (Harold I.) Papers, 1972-2006 (bulk 1972-1980)

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

Siggelkow (Richard A.) Campus Unrest Collection, 1961-1991

Collection contains miscellaneous 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

Sigma Kappa Phi Sorority Scrapbooks, 1959-1970

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.

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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Student Life

Sigma Pi Phi Alpha Kappa Boule Records, 1954-2003

Collection of Sigma Pi Phi Alpha Kappa Boule includes correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorandum, newsletters and journals.

Topics: Education, History of, Student Life

Silverman (Oscar A.) Papers, 1956-1970

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.

NOTE: Some of these records may be restricted; additionally, 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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Faculty/Staff, UB

Simmons (Sarah) Papers, 1977-1980

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 of

Small (Alvin, Sylvia, Elisabeth and Bruce) Family Papers, 1935-1985 (bulk 1935-1967)

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

Smith (Elizabeth Olmsted) Papers, 1923-1975

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

Smith (Henry Lee) Additional Papers, circa 1935-1972

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: Faculty/Staff, UB

Smith (Henry Lee) Papers, circa 1935-1972 (bulk 1956-1972)

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: Faculty/Staff, UB

Social History Project Papers, 1976-1981

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

Somers (Harold) Papers, 1943-1961

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.

NOTE: Some of these records may be restricted; additionally, 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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Faculty/Staff, UB

Somit (Albert) Papers, 1967-1976

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.

NOTE: Some of these records may be restricted; additionally, 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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Campus Unrest, Faculty/Staff, UB

Soroka (Stephen S.) Papers, 1967-1972, 1980-1981

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

Spectrum Newspaper, 1950-present

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, UB, Student Life, Digital Collections

Squire Hall Demonstrations Records, 1981-1983

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

Starbuck (George) Papers, 1964-1968

Papers of regarding Starbuck's fight against the New York Feinberg Law which required teachers in the state to take a loyalty oath.

NOTE: Some of these records may be restricted; additionally, 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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Faculty/Staff, UB

Stockton (Charles) Papers, 1877-1900

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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Faculty/Staff, UB

Straus (David B.) Papers, 1970-1971

Proposal for a National Environmental Laboratory.

Topics: Faculty/Staff, UB

Strauss (Norman) Papers, 1956-1990

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).

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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Faculty/Staff, UB

Student Association Records, 1961-1967

Records of the Student Association of the State University of New York at Buffalo including minutes; letters; memoranda; and other papers.

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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Student Life

Student Coordinating Council and Polity Minutes, 1967-1972

Minutes of the Student Senate (1967-1968), and its successor, the Student Coordinating Council and Polity (1968-1972).

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 lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Student Life

Student Papers on Buffalo History, 1967-1993

A collection of unpublished student papers on Buffalo history. A list of titles is available arranged alphabetically by author. Please contact University Archives for more information: (716) 645-2916 or lib-archives@buffalo.edu.

Topics: Buffalo and WNY History

Swanson (Sonia B.) Papers, 1971-1978

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

Synagogue Records, 1884-1986 (bulk 1915-1980)

Synagogue Records of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Records of Congregation B'rith Sholem (Pine Street Shul) and Temple Sinai include account books, record books, receipt and memo pads, photographs, deeds, correspondence, committee minutes, and bulletins.

Topics: Jewish Buffalo Archives