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Buffalo and Western New York Architecture Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo)

 Organization

Historical Note

University Archives has several areas of collecting focus. One of these is the Buffalo and Western New York Architecture Collection. The bulk of the Collection is made up of materials relating to Frank Lloyd Wright, and in particular, the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York. Other significant holdings include the Harold L. and Mary D. Cohen papers, Louise Bethune papers, Walter Bird papers, J.J. Polivka, and William S. Huff.
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 22.0
Overview Architectural and landscape plans for the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, the summer home of the Darwin D. Martin family which were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Reyner Banham "Buffalo: The Industrial Heritage" course records

 Collection — Box: 1-4, Folder: 1
Identifier: 44/5/1133
Overview Documents "Buffalo: The Industrial Heritage", a summer course taught by Reyner Banham in 1977. Contents include contemporary and historic photographs of Buffalo's industrial buildings (including the Larkin Complex) and field notes.

Walter Bird papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 154
Overview The papers of Walter Bird, founder of Birdair, Inc. and a pioneer of lightweight structural design, consist primarily of his professional activities.

Buffalo and Western New York History clippings collection

 Collection — Box: 1-8
Identifier: MS 75
Overview Contained in this collection are clippings mostly from local newspapers which deal with the history of Western New York and the City of Buffalo.

Harold L. and Mary D. Cohen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 44/3/1301
Abstract Collection of materials from former Dean of the State University of New York at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Harold L. Cohen and his wife Mary D. Cohen. Includes extensive project files (sketches, reports, designs, photographs), business and professional correspondence, publications, personal papers, exhibits and exhibit plans, and audio/visual materials.

Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House records

 Collection — Box: 1-9
Identifier: 3/1/445
Overview Records of the Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House, including earlier correspondence and documents of the Office of the President of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the UB Alumni Association concerning efforts to preserve and restore the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York.

Graycliff Construction photographs

 Collection — Box: 1-4, 5+
Identifier: MS 22.3
Overview Construction photographs for Graycliff, the summer home of the Darwin D. Martin family which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Historic American Building survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 22.10
Overview Collection contains architectural drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey of the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1904.

William S. Huff papers

 Collection — Box: 1-28
Identifier: MS 139.2
Overview This collection contains compilations of first year Department of Architecture architectural design assignments, 1975-1986, and course records, project assignments, and student lists, 1975-1987; sketch model for a wood construction problem and prototype for a toy problem from first year architecture design studio; documentation and slides on all departmental, all day sketch problems, 1980 (William S. Huff, Richard C. Cordts, and Alvaro Malo were principal faculty members); designs and writings...

Larkin Company plans

 Collection — Reel: 16
Identifier: MS 22.9
Overview Architectural plans for the Larkin Company's administration building which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.