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Founded in 1846, University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.

University at Buffalo is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC).

University Archives

The University Archives, established in 1964 by President Clifford C. Furnas, is the repository of the historically valuable records of the State University of New York at Buffalo and its predecessor, the University of Buffalo (1846-1962). The University Archives collects the records of all academic departments at UB, all university and student publications, and pursues the private papers of administrators, faculty members, and other individuals closely associated with the University. Rich historical collections complement the current or past research interests of faculty or document regional organizations and events. The University Archives supports the teaching, research, and service missions of the university by acquiring, organizing and promoting the use of these special archival collections.

University at Buffalo Libraries Online Finding Aids

UB's University Archives Information:

University Archives
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1674
Phone: (716) 645-2916

UB's University Archives Collections:

Darwin D. Martin Photograph Collection

Jewish Buffalo Image Collection

This collection consists of photographs and other images related to Jewish life in Buffalo and the Niagara Falls area taken from the Jewish Buffalo Archives at the University at Buffalo. The collection was developed as part of the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project, a collaborative initiative of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo and the University Archives in the University Libraries of the University at Buffalo. Images from the 19th century through the mid-20th century are included in this collection.


Junior League of Buffalo

Love Canal Images

Thomas B. Lockwood: The Man and His Library

Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo

Zonta International



Student Newspapers:


Polish Room

The Polish Room owes its existence to a special relationship between the University, the city of Buffalo, and the local Polish community. It was established in 1955, on the occasion of a large conference of Polish Americans held in Buffalo, then home to a thriving Polish Arts Club and many other organizations and institutions devoted to preserving their Polish heritage. The 21 royal documents, that are the cornerstone of the collection, were donated to the library by the owners of Sattler's Department Store as a symbol of goodwill and commitment to the East Side of Buffalo and to Polonia. Their purchase was arranged by the prominent Polish journalist, Aleksander Janta, who had made Buffalo his home.

UB's Polish Room Information:

Polish Room
Room 517, Lockwood Library
Buffalo, NY 14260-2200

UB's Polish Room Collections:

Archacki Cartoons

Health Sciences Library, History of Medicine Collection

The Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection was established as a separate entity in 1972. The collection was named in 1985 for Robert L. Brown, MD, former Associate Dean of the School of Medicine, in recognition of his strong support of the Health Sciences Library for more than twenty-five years. The collection includes historical materials in all areas of the health sciences, including dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. The History of Medicine Collection at University at Buffalo is supervised by Linda Lohr.

UB's History of Medicine Information:

Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection
Lower Level, Health Sciences Library
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-5737

UB's History of Medicine Collections:

Dr. Austin Flint Collection

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