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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

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.

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.

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.

Darwin D. Martin Digitization project

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: MS 22.91
Overview Documentation for the project sponsored by the Western New York Library Resources Council to digitize the photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, "Graycliff", in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

Frank Lloyd Wright collection, reference files

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: MS 22.2
Overview Reference files created by Mrs. Martin Meyerson and University Archives staff useful for documenting the furnishing of the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York.

Darwin D. Martin photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 22.5
Overview Photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, "Graycliff", in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

J.J. Polivka papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 48
Overview 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. Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs and photograph negatives.

Temple Beth Zion Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 156
Overview 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.