Amherst campus site resolutions, maps, and memoranda
Scope and Contents
Amherst campus site resolutions, maps, and memoranda (mainly photocopies), pertaining to the groundbreaking of the Amherst campus and the existing buildings that were present at that time. Collection includes copy of June 27, 1968 resolution by the UB Council for the Amherst campus; memos with description of the master plan and college sites; and several news releases detailing the design firms associated with the campus (Davis, Broday and Associates and Milstein, Wittek, Davis, and Hamilton), and structures on the Amherst parcel before construction. These structures were sold at public auction and required buyers to remove the structures from the site. Structures included frame and concrete homes, cottages, and barns on Rensch Road, Millersport Highway, and Skinnersville Road.
Terms of Access and Use
Amherst campus site resolutions, maps, and memoranda are open for research.
Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
The University at Buffalo's North Campus is located almost exactly in the center of the town of Amherst, NY approximately 3.5 miles from South Campus on the northeast edge of Buffalo, NY. In the mid-1960s, the University was quickly outgrowing its 178-acre campus which was once the grounds for the Erie County Almshouse and County Hospital. After a few unsuccessful attempts to acquire land for a new campus in downtown Buffalo, the University looked to the surrounding suburbs. Then governor of New York Nelson Rockefeller helped the University acquire 2,000 acres in Amherst, and in October, 1968 the University began the intensive planning for the newly-acquired land.
In July 1970, the State University Construction Fund and architectural design firm Sasaki, Dawson, Demay and Associates, Inc. published The Campus Plan in two volumes, which outlined in great detail the vision for the new campus.
Many of the South Campus building names were relocated to new structures on the University's North Campus in the 1970s and 1980s. The structures on South Campus were then renamed.
.1 Linear Feet (1 expandable folder)
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Amherst campus site resolutions, maps, and memoranda (mainly photocopies), pertaining to the groundbreaking of the Amherst campus and the existing buildings that were present at that time.
Amherst campus site resolutions, maps, and memoranda was transferred to University Archives in 2003 as accession 03-112.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Processed by Amy Vilz, April 2019; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, April 2019.
- Finding Aid for the Amherst campus site resolutions, maps, and memoranda
- Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz.
- 24 April 2019
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