“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:
- Student Life collections
- A list of over 40 collections relating to student life, activities, and academics
- Blog posts and webpages
- Student newspapers and magazines
- Campus Life and Events
Finding and using materials in the Archives is different from the general library collections. Helpful research tips:
- Finding resources
- A primer on searching for collections and materials in the Archives.
- Accessing resources
- Policies and tips for requesting materials, planning your visit, and reproduction requests
- Using and understanding resources
- Tips from the National Archives on analyzing and understanding primary source material
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 645-2916.