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Congratulations Joe Patton!

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!


Change in Hours on October 23

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To accommodate event scheduling, the University Archives will close at 3:00 on Thursday, October 23.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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Joan Bozer papers available for research

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Project Archivist Danielle White with the completed Joan Bozer collection.

As of August 2014, the Joan Bozer papers are open for research. The collection contains correspondence, sketches, images, newspaper clippings, posters, reports, and other types of records which document the projects that Bozer worked on as an Erie County Legislator. She played a key role in the development and implementation of the Pan-American Exposition in 2001, and worked hard to increase access to the downtown waterfront with the Riverwalk project. She also helped save the St. Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church from being demolished, and it is now the King Urban Life Center in downtown Buffalo. Bozer’s papers are of interest to researchers who specialize in women’s studies, local government, historical preservation, parks and recreation, and local history, to name a few of the topics her papers cover. For a quick look at the collection in its entirety, check out the finding aid here: Joan Bozer papers.

The Joan Bozer papers were processed, arranged, and described by Danielle White, a project archivist in the University Archives at the University at Buffalo.


University Archives Closed September 17

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To accommodate event scheduling for the UB President’s Office, the University Archives will be closed on Wednesday, September 17.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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Throwback Thursday: 1980s Concerts

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Were you at any of these shows?  Share your memories at

See Pat Benatar, Peter Gabriel and more, online in the Prominent Visitors digital collection.