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Admissions and Records Recruitment Brochures and Pamphlets, 1938-1999

The materials contained in this collection range from 1938 to 1999. Included in this collection are brochures and pamphlets advertising the University at Buffalo as well as various programs and degrees offered by the university. Also included are applications, information about visiting the University at Buffalo and envelopes used in mailing the materials to prospective students.

Topics: Publications, UB, Student Life

Argus Newspaper, 1947-1950

The Argus (1947-1950) was established as an alternative to The Bee newspaper by a group of more “liberal, progressive” students. Editorial warfare intensified by 1950 to such an extent that funding was withheld from both papers. In the same year a new newspaper, the Spectrum, began publication.

Topics: Publications, UB, Student Life, Digital Collections

Bean (Berten C.) Drawings for the Medentian, 1940

Berten C. Bean was a member of the 1941 class of the School of Medicine. He served as Art Editor of the Medentian, the yearbook for the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Collection contains four drawings by Bean which appeared in the 1940 edition of the Medentian; also includes a photographic collage which appeared in the same edition.

Topics: Student Life, Publications, UB

Bee Newspaper, 1921-1950

The Bee (1921-1950) focused almost entirely on student activities, often with humor. There was almost no coverage of events beyond the UB campus or on how those events impacted the lives of UB students. With veterans attending the university after the end of World War II, UB enrolled an older and more diverse student body. It was then that the Bee’s sometimes frivolous style came under attack.

Topics: Publications, UB, Student Life, Digital Collections

Benzow (Roland R.) Scrapbook, 1930-1933

Benzow was a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, 1930-1933. Scrapbook, 1930-1933, kept by Roland R. Benzow including clippings from campus and local newspapers; programs, tickets and other printed memorabilia from athletic events, dances, plays and other social events; award ribbons from the Moving Up Day Track Meet; a badge from the campus newspaper, The Bee; and other items illustrating campus life at the University of Buffalo in the early 1930s.

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

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society records, 1932

A charter establishing the undergraduate student chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Topics: Student Life

Bison Head Constitution, 1923

Photocopy of the Constitution of the Bison Head, 1923, stating "The object of this society shall be to promote college spirit; to foster interest and induce a larger number to participate in student activities; to gather the recognized student leaders in one body to promote matters of University spirit, traditions and ideals; and to crystallize student opinion in regard to extracurricular activities".

Topics: Student Life

Bison Magazine

The Bison was a humor magazine published by University of Buffalo students between 1913 and 1941. News items, poetry, and humorous stories filled the pages of this popular monthly publication. Many issues were considered theme numbers, and student artists created covers to announce the annual Freshman, Christmas, or Junior Prom numbers.

The early issues were called the University Bison, and, after publication was suspended for a year because of alleged “slanderous” material, the magazine resumed under the title of the New Bison. Publication ceased in 1941.

Topics: Publications, UB, Student Life

Black Student Union Periodical Digital Collection

The Black Student Union (BSU) at UB was founded in 1967 and recognized by the Student Association in 1968. In 1969, it counted 1,000 members.

Twelve periodical publications have been issued by the BSU and are the primary record of the activities and history of the organization.

Most of the material was issued on newsprint, and the material is now extremely fragile as a result of heavy use.

Topics: Digital Collections, Publications, UB, Student Life

Buffalonian Yearbooks, 1934-1948

The Buffalonian was UB’s second general student yearbook. The first was the Iris which ceased publication in 1932. The inaugural issue of the Buffalonian appeared in 1934. It was on February 26, 1934, that Norton Union opened, and the title page for the first issue of the Buffalonian proudly states “Published by the Associated Students of the University of Buffalo at Norton Hall on the University Campus.”

The Buffalonian was the yearbook for all UB students for only one year. In the 1935 medical and dental students launched a combined yearbook called the Medentian. When the Buffalonian ceased publication in 2001, it marked the end of a yearbook for undergraduates.

Topics: Publications, UB, Student Life, Digital Collections

Burgdorf (Paul) Letters, 1906-1909

Burgdorf was a Pharmacy student at UB from 1906-1909. Letters, 1906-1909, written by Burgdorf to Grace, his future wife.

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

Cap and Gown History Booklet, 1924-1968

Mimeographed booklet containing the history, constitution, and membership lists of Cap and Gown; originally compiled by Harriet Montague (Class of 1927) and Susanne Te'Katch (Class of 1954) in 1957 and revised in 1965; handwritten revisions to 1968.

Topics: Student Life

DaLuiso (Gustave A.) Medical School Lecture Notes, 1927-1929

DaLuiso graduated from the UB School of Medicine in 1931 and was for many years chief of ophthalmology at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Lackawanna. This collection consists of day-by-day class notes for his first two years in medical school.

Topics: Student Life

Darrow (Kim) Papers, 1963-1967

Miscellaneous materials, 1963-1965, of the Student Senate Civil Rights Committee kept by Kim Darrow, student leader.

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: Social Activism, Student Life

Eckhert (Kenneth H.) Papers, 1931-1955

Eckhert received his BA from the University of Buffalo in 1931 and his MD from the University of Buffalo in 1935. Papers of Kenneth Eckhert as the editor of The Bee, 1930-1931, and editor of the Medentian, 1932-1933; include later papers, 1941-1949 and 1954-1955, as the faculty advisor to the Medentian. Papers include correspondence; printed materials; news releases from the National Student Federation of America; and other material.

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: Publications, UB, Student Life

Ethos Collection, 1968-1978

Ethos grew out of the Commuter Council Newsletter which began publication in 1968; Ethos was intended to reflect the philosophy of the student body and provide a more conservative alternative to the Spectrum. Files contain correspondence of the editors concerning management issues of a mostly financial nature such as advertising; marketing; contracts; overdue accounts; and other similar matters; also correspondence with contributors; officers of the student government; and political figures including Hubert Humphrey; Ted Kennedy; Jacob Javits; George McGovern; and Jack Kemp. In addition to correspondence, files include constitution; by-laws; budgets; news releases; forms; and other items.

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: Publications, UB, Student Life

Fitch (Willis Bryan) Pharmacy Class Lecture Book, circa 1898-1900

Willis Bryan Fitch of Mooers, N.Y. was a member of the School of Pharmacy class of 1900. After graduation he worked as a pharmacist in Mooers. Collection consists of a holograph class lecture book (142 leaves) maintained by Willis Bryan Fitch as a student in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Buffalo.

Topics: Student Life

Frank B. McCollum Football Scrapbook, 1918-1919

McCollum was quarterback and captain of the University of Buffalo 1919 football team, and graduate of the UB Dental School, Class of 1922. Scrapbook, 1918-1919, kept by Frank McCollum includes clippings from local newspapers for games played in the 1918 and 1919 seasons; also programs from a 1919 reception sponsored by the Dental School Class of 1922 in honor of the Class of 1921; and a program for the 1919 annual banquet of Xi Psi Phi, a dental fraternity.

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: Sports, UB, Student Life

Gorbaty (Beatrice Jaffey) Textbooks, 1942

Gorbaty graduated with the Class of 1942 at the University of Buffalo. Textbooks, 1942, used at the University of Buffalo for sociology, economics and history.

Topics: Student Life

Graduate Student Association Records Part I, 1963-1970

Records of the Graduate Students Association of the State University of New York at Buffalo reflecting the interest of the GSA in issues of university governance and policies pertaining to graduate studies including correspondence; financial records; reports; minutes; and other materials.

Also records documenting graduate student involvement in the social issues in the 1960s such as opposition to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1964; opposition to the war in Vietnam; and support for the civil rights movement. Guest speakers at GSA-sponsored events included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Benjamin Spock.

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, Social Activism, Student Life

Graduate Student Association Records, Part II, 1970-1976

Records of the Graduate Students Association of the State University of New York at Buffalo concerning the Graduate School; Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU); Student Association of the State University (SASU); National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education; and other bodies. Topics covered include collective bargaining; grievance procedures; state support for higher education; lobbying; student rights; and student services.

Records include correspondence of GSA officers; reports; position papers; minutes; leaflets; notes; budget working papers; and other items. RESTRICTIONS: Folders titled "GSA Grievances, 1972-1975" are restricted; consult archivist.

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

Graduate Student Employees Union Records, 1974-1977

The Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) was organized during the Spring and Summer of 1974, partially in response to cuts in the SUNY budget the previous year. Its purpose was to promote the best interests of students and education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The union ceased functioning in 1978. Records of GSEU documenting the history of the union from its inception (1974) through the strike referendum in the Spring of 1977 including newsletters; leaflets; minutes; agendas; membership lists; correspondence; and other materials; also publications from graduate students at other institutions; other unions; and printed material from the 1974 convention of the American Federation of Teachers.

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: Education, History of, Student Life

Handbooks and manuals, circa 1917-2009

Student handbooks and manuals for various schools; undergraduates and graduates; and faculty and staff.

Topics: Publications, UB, Student Life

Iris Yearbooks, circa 1898-1932

The Iris was the first general student yearbook.  The Iris was published from 1898-1907 and 1920-1932.  It was succeeded by the Buffalonian yearbook.

Topics: Publications, UB, Student Life, Digital Collections

Irwin (Bertha Nax) Photographs, 1937-1939

Irwin gradated with the Class of 1939 from Arts and Sciences. Photographs, 1937-1939, kept by Bertha Nax Irwin, of student life at the University of Buffalo, including members and activities of Cap and Gown, Phi Psi, the Men's and Women's Glee Clubs, and graduation.

Topics: Photographs, UB, Student Life

LGBT at UB

This collection covers the LGBT clubs and community at UB in the 70’s, during which the first LGB club was founded on campus, and into the 80’s, and 90’s. This collection will continue to grow to encompass more items from these decades and in time will include the 2000’s. We would like to be able to include materials that represent transidentified students. If you would like to donate materials related to the LGBT community at UB, please contact University Archives at lib-archives@buffalo.edu

Topics: Digital Collections, Social Activism, Student Life

Loescher (Chester W.) scrapbook, circa 1906-1930

Scrapbook of local music events, including those of the University of Buffalo.

Topics: Buffalo and WNY History, Student Life

Medentian Collection, 1949-1967

Collection documenting procedures involved in publishing a student yearbook including layout sheets; paste ups for the 1967 Medentian yearbook; financial records; and correspondence with publisher, advertisers and patrons.

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: Publications, UB, Student Life

National Student Association Buffalo Chapter Records,1946-1967

Records of the University of Buffalo Chapter of the National Student Association, 1946-1964, and 1967. Includes material from the First through Sixteenth N.S.A. Annual Congresses (1946-1964) and from the Twentieth Congress (1967). The Twentieth N.S.A. Congress was notable for the controversy over Central Intelligence Agency funding of the N.S.A.

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: Social Activism, Student Life

Nechasek (Joseph E.) Collection on Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967, 1972

King spoke at Kleinhan's Music Hall on November 9, 1967. Includes King's signature on a copy of Mechasek's welcome speech; a Buffalo News article on the speech; and Nechasek's notes on the event.  Collection also has a program for a 1972 symposium at UB: Problems and Awareness.

Topics: Social Activism, Student Life

Norton Union Administration annual reports, 1934-1981

Annual reports regarding student activities.

Topics: Student Life

Norton Union Student Activities Records, 1934-1952

Records pertaining to various student social activities from the early years of Norton Union. Includes reports, worksheets, programs, photographs, clippings, correspondence, notes documented by the student-led committees in charge of activities.

Topics: Ephemera, UB, Student Life

Norton Union Student Organizations, 1960s

Files on student organizations, 1960s, kept by the Coordinator of Student Activities in Norton Union. Folders generally include a "student activities registration form" with the names of the officers and faculty advisor and a copy of the organization's constitution. Some folders include correspondence and literature of the organization.

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

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, UB, Student Life, Digital Collections

Phi Psi Sorority Scrapbooks, 1928-1946

Scrapbooks of the Phi Psi Sorority including chapter minutes; descriptions of social activities; capsule history of the U.B. campus until the late 1930s; and other miscellaneous items.

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

Registration Statistics, 1931-1976

Registration statistics for the summer sessions, 1931-1960, and for the total registration at the university, 1948-1976, compiled by the Office of Admissions and Records.

Topics: Student Life, University History Resources

Reinstein (Victor) Photograph Album, circa 1960

Victor Reinstein was born in 1894 and was a member of 1916 graduating class of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. He later received a law degree. His mother was Dr. Anna Reinstein, the first doctor to live in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Victor Reinstein spent most of his life in Cheektowaga where he and his wife, Julia Boyer Reinstein, were community benefactors. He died in 1984.

Disbound photograph album compiled by Victor Reinstein in the 1960s. Photographs of faculty of the School of Medicine of the University of Buffalo, circa 1916, and of nurses at Buffalo General Hospital, circa 1916. Many photographs are not identified. For each graduate of the School of Medicine class of 1916 there is a page of photographs including images from anatomy classes. Also included is a photograph of the 1917 meeting of the School of Medicine Alumni Society. Album pages are numbered 1-102.

Topics: Photographs, UB, Student Life

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

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

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

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

Travis (Stanley D.) Papers, 1932-1967

Concerns theatre at UB, including minutes, Blue Masquers, programs, tickets, photos, clippings, corresondence,and recordings of plays on the radio.

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 Life, Ephemera, UB

Undergraduate Research Council Records, 1967-1973

The Undergraduate Research Council is a special committee of the Student Association which funds undergraduate research projects. Records of grant recipients; may include applications; budgets; correspondence; and research reports.

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

Women's Honor Societies Scrapbooks, 1924-1964

Scrapbooks kept by Jeanette Scudder, Dean of Women, including Cap and Gown (1924-1964); and Alpha Lambda Delta (1958).

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