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Ross Runfola Charles Bukowski Collection Open for Research

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bukThe Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Ross Runfola Charles Bukowski Collection, consisting primarily of typescript signed poems by Charles Bukowski. The collection also includes artwork by Charles Bukowski and Jack Micheline, two Black Sparrow Press broadsides of poems by Bukowski, posters advertising readings by Bukowski, video of Bukowski readings and documentary films, and a small file of correspondence from Bukowski to various recipients. The collection also contained books and periodicals, including the 1944 issue of Story magazine in which Bukowski’s first published work appeared.

The materials in this collection were part of a larger private collection assembled by Ross Runfola and were donated by Runfola in 2011. The finding aid for the collection is available here. For more information about the collection, please contact

Holiday Tips from Hollywood Starlets

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Lucille Ball, Edwards Beauty Salons brochure, 1939.

Tucked in a folder in the Thomas B. Lockwood papers is this 1939 advertising brochure for Edwards Beauty Salons.  Featuring many of the most famous Hollywood actresses of the era, including Claudette Colbert, Greer Garson, and Norma Shearer, the brochure gives advice on makeup and “hairdress” for the holiday season.

Source: Thomas B. Lockwood papers, MS 11, 3.8, University Archives.

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

University Archives Veterans and the Armed Forces Digital Collection

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Veterans and the Armed Force Digital CollectionThis collection features select materials from the University Archives relating to the University at Buffalo, student veterans, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and efforts undertaken by the University in response to wars and conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Documentation includes photographs, manuscripts, posters and brochures chosen from various collections donated to the Archives by members of the Western New York and campus community, faculty, academic departments and the Office of the President.

Veterans and the Armed Force Digital Collection


Congratulations Joe Patton!

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It is with great pleasure that we announce University Archives graduate assistant Joseph Patton was awarded the A. Benjamin and Helen Ravin Scholarship!  This scholarship derives from an endowed fund administered by the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo.  Criteria includes

  • academic excellence
  • dedication to the information and library studies field as shown through work experience

Joe has worked in University Archives since October 2013 and has contributed to many of our initiatives in the past year, including the creation of digital collections and curating the successful Prominent Visitors exhibit in Special Collections.  Links to some of Joe’s outstanding work are below.  Congratulations Joe!