We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, Prominent Visitors to Buffalo. This exhibit was curated by Joseph Patton, graduate assistant in University Archives. Joe is currently enrolled in the Department of Library and Information Studies. He has been working in the Archives since October 2013 and has been instrumental in the creation of many of our digital collections. Prominent Visitors is his first physical exhibit. Joe has contributed a tremendous amount of energy, creativity, and expertise to the Archives. The caliber of his work is apparent in the exhibit, and we encourage you to see for yourself. The exhibit is open throughout the summer during Special Collections hours, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., in 420 Capen Hall.
Prominent Visitors highlights noted individuals who visited Buffalo and UB in years past, particularly during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. The exhibit includes selected photographs, original articles published in The Spectrum and Reporter, and related ephemera from the University Archives and the Poetry Collection chronicling the Buffalo visits of politicians, authors and poets, musicians, and many other famous individuals. Featured visitors include Robert F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, The Clash, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, Muhammad Ali, Talking Heads, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and many other famous individuals.
A companion digital collection to the exhibit is available here: http://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/LIB-UA016 with additional content forthcoming.