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


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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Reyner Banham "Buffalo: The Industrial Heritage" course records

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

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

Zina Bethune collection on Louise Bethune

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0262

Documents the life and work of the first American professional woman architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune. Includes records on the Bethune and Dubke families, the life and work of Dr. Charles William Bethune (Louise Bethune's son), and photographs of the Blanchard family.

Dates: circa 1860-1962

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

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

J.J. Polivka papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0048

Papers of J.J. Polivka, internationally renowned Czechoslovakian structural engineer. Collection documents his collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright on many of Wright's later projects including the Guggenheim Museum, and the proposed Butterfly Bridge. Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, drawings, publications, photographs and photograph negatives.

Dates: 1918-1983; Majority of material found within 1939-1959

Student Projects School of Architecture and Planning collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 44-2-1158

A collection of student projects, School of Architecture and Planning.

Dates: circa 1990

Temple Beth Zion Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0156

Organizational papers documenting the religious and community activities of Temple Beth Zion synagogue. Includes photographs, ledgers, scrapbooks, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, flyers, certificates, architectural drawings and special format or oversize materials dating from 1864 to 2008. Includes materials created by auxiliaries, religious school, leadership, administration and clergy.

Dates: 1864-2008; Majority of material found within (Bulk 1890-1995)

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  • Subject: Architectural drawings (visual works) X
Additional filters:
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 2
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century 2
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century 2
Clippings (information artifacts) 2
Photographs 2
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diazotypes (copies) 2
Architects -- United States -- Archival resources 1
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 photographs 1
Blueprints (reprographic copies) 1
Booklets 1
Books 1
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. 1
Building plans 1
Cabinet photographs 1
Certificates 1
Color photographs 1
Color slides 1
Commemorative histories 1
Correspondence 1
Darwin D. Martin House (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States 1
Ephemera 1
Field notes 1
Fliers (printed matter) 1
Genealogical tables 1
Genealogies (histories) 1
Genealogy -- Charts, diagrams, etc. 1
Group work in architecture -- United States 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
Larkin Building (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1
Material culture 1
Minutes (administrative records) 1
Negatives (photographic) 1
New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Buildings 1
Pamphlets 1
Posters 1
Programs (documents) 1
San Francisco Butterfly Bridge 1
Schools of architecture -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Students 1
Scrapbooks 1
Slides (photographs) 1
Speeches (documents) 1
Structural analysis (Engineering) 1
Structural design 1
Synagogues -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Women architects -- United States -- History -- 19th century 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Jewish 1
sketches 1
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