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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 23 Collections and/or Records:

Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0022
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1904-1988; (bulk 1904-1930)

Reyner Banham "Buffalo: The Industrial Heritage" course records

 Collection — Box 1-4, Folder: 1
Identifier: 44-5-1133
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1904-1986; Majority of material found within 1977

Walter Bird papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0154
Abstract

The papers of Walter Bird, founder of Birdair, Inc. and a pioneer of lightweight structural design, consist primarily of his professional activities.

Dates: 1912-2006

Buffalo and Western New York History clippings collection

 Collection — Box 1-8
Identifier: MS-0075
Abstract

Contained in this collection are clippings mostly from local newspapers which deal with the history of Western New York and the City of Buffalo.

Dates: 1870-1994; Majority of material found within 1950-1994

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.

Dates: 1939-2018; Migrated: 2019

Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House records

 Collection — Box 1-9
Identifier: 3-1-445
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1966-1982

Graycliff Construction photographs

 Collection — Box 1-4, 5+
Identifier: MS-0022-0003
Abstract

Construction photographs for Graycliff, the summer home of the Darwin D. Martin family which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Dates: circa 1926-1938

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

 Collection — Box 1: Series I; Series II
Identifier: MS-0022-0010
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1987

William S. Huff papers

 Collection — Box 1-28
Identifier: MS-0139-0002
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1952-1988

Larkin Company plans

 Collection — Reel 16
Identifier: MS-0022-0009
Abstract

Architectural plans for the Larkin Company's administration building which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Dates: 1904-1912
Additional filters:
Subject
Correspondence 6
Architectural drawings (visual works) 5
Black-and-white photographs 5
Architecture -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 4
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. 4
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Clippings (information artifacts) 4
Darwin D. Martin House (Buffalo, N.Y.) 4
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 3
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century 3
Blueprints (reprographic copies) 3
Color photographs 3
Color slides 3
Larkin Building (Buffalo, N.Y.) 3
Photographs 3
Schools of architecture -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Students 3
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century 2
Architecture, American -- Study and teaching 2
Oral histories (document genres) 2
Architectural criticism 1
Architectural design -- United States -- 20th century 1
Architectural drawing -- United States -- 20th century 1
Architectural photography -- United States 1
Architectural practice -- United States 1
Architecture -- Buffalo (N.Y.) 1
Architecture -- Composition, proportion, etc. 1
Architecture -- Mathematics 1
Architecture -- Philosophy 1
Architecture, industrial 1
Black-and-white negatives 1
Black-and-white slides 1
Booklets 1
Books 1
Brochures 1
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- History 1
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Periodicals 1
Building plans 1
Certificates 1
Chagas’ disease -- Prevention 1
City planning -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Clippings files 1
Commemorative histories 1
Contractors -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Contractors -- Records and correspondence 1
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States 1
Design -- History -- 20th century 1
Design -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Diaries 1
Earthquake damage -- Prevention 1
Entomology -- Exhibitions 1
Entomology -- Experiments 1
Entomology -- Fieldwork 1
Ephemera 1
Faculty papers 1
Field notes 1
Fliers (printed matter) 1
Floppy disks 1
Group work in architecture -- United States 1
Industrial design 1
Jews -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Region -- Social life and customs 1
Jews -- New York (State) -- Western New York Region -- Religion 1
Jews -- New York (State) -- Western New York Region -- Social life and customs 1
Judaism -- United States -- History 1
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- Washington (D.C.) 1
Ledgers (account books) 1
Material culture 1
Minutes (administrative records) 1
Museum exhibits -- Design -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Negatives (photographic) 1
New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Buildings 1
Office buildings -- New York (State) 1
Pamphlets 1
Posters 1
Programs (documents) 1
Roofs, Fabric 1
San Francisco Butterfly Bridge 1
Scrapbooks 1
Slides (photographs) 1
Sound recordings 1
Speeches (documents) 1
Structural analysis (Engineering) 1
Structural design 1
Synagogues -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Universities and colleges -- Accreditation 1
Video recordings 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Jewish 1
diazotypes (copies) 1
sketches 1
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