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Student Life Research

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“These records should not only preserve the story of growth… They should also capture something of the color of the changing human procession that winds its way down through the endless reach of time…”

— Samuel P. Capen, Foreword to the IRIS yearbook, 1927


The core mission of University Archives is to collect and maintain historical records of the university.  Documents regarding student life are some of the richest and most insightful resources in the University Archives’ holdings.  Some of our records regarding student activities, events, clubs, and publications are listed below:

Finding and using materials in the Archives is different from the general library collections.  Helpful research tips:

**DONATIONS WANTED!  The University Archives is always looking for additional material to add to our collection.  To donate materials (scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, memorabilia, etc.) relating to student life at UB, contact the Archives at or (716) 645-2916.


Anselm Hollo Collection Open for Research

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The Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Anselm Hollo Collection, consisting primarily of manuscript material and correspondence from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Manuscripts include typescript and handwritten material for The Coherences, Any Day Now, and Sensation, as well as translations of Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, and Tomaž Šalamun. Correspondents include Howard McCord, John Batki, Calvin Israel, Gary Gildner, George Starbuck, Daniel Halpern, George Butterick, Allan Kornblum, Greg Kuzma, James Laughlin, Walter Lowenfels, David Ray, Lucien Stryk, and Robert Vas Dias. Poet and translator Anselm Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1934. He moved to the United States in 1967 and taught at various universities, including the University at Buffalo. The finding aid for the collection is available online here. For more information about the collection, please contact

List of New Additions at the Libraries

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The Burglary (Book) by Betty MedsgerEach week, the UB Libraries provide an updated list of recently acquired material.  The New Additions list provides access to new titles added to the University Libraries.New books, journals, and government documents in all formats, including electronic, are included.

The list is refreshed each Monday with items remaining on the list for two weeks.

You can view the list from off the UB Libraries web site or directly at

Proxy Server Bookmarklet

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The UB Libraries proxy server bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Libraries proxy server. If the page you are visiting is one that the library has a subscription for, and you’re presently off-campus, then you should get you immediate access to the resource once you’ve logged in with your UBITName and password. Your UBITName is your University at Buffalo Information Technology username, which is usually given to you when you arrive on campus.

Visit the Proxy Server Bookmarklet web site at to find out more.

Library Widgets – Enhance Your Research!

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Library Widgets are web or browser-based tools to enhance your research process. By installing these tools, you can make library research a little easier. Install Firefox plugins or Facebook apps for such tools as:

  • BISON Catalog – search for books, journals, media, and more.
  • Electronic Journals – search for specific journal titles.
  • WorldCat – search for books, journals, media, and more.
  • JSTOR – search for scholarly journal articles

Visit the Library Widgets web site at to find out more.