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Norton, Charles P. (Charles Phelps), 1858-1923


Biographical Note

A lawyer who graduated from Harvard, Charles P. Norton helped found the Buffalo Law School in 1887 which was assumed into the University of Buffalo in 1891. During his tenure as Chancellor (1905-1920) the College of Arts and Sciences was established and 178 acres were acquired from Erie County and private owners for a campus for the university. Walter P. Cooke served as acting chancellor 1920-1922.

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Julian Park papers

 Collection — Box 1-11, MC 4.13
Identifier: 15-2-119
Abstract Papers of Julian Park, the first dean of Arts and Sciences (1919-1954) and the University's first Historian (1959-1965). Collection includes historical documents concerning the inception and early history of the University which Park used as research for his publication, History of the University of Buffalo (1917). Also includes an unpublished manuscript for a subsequent history of the University; typewritten memoir; scrapbooks regarding his father, Roswell Park and the University of Buffalo...
Dates: 1834-1965

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