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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.


New Exhibit in Archives!

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Prominent Visitors to BuffaloWe 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: with additional content forthcoming.