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Office of University Events, Distinguished Speakers Series images

Identifier: 11-6-1410

Scope and Contents

Contains digital Distinguished Speakers Series images from the Office of University Events. Includes the 2017-2018 (Malala Yousafzai, Theresa Payton, Jesse Williams, Susan Rice, James Balog, Alan Alda), 2018-2019 (Joe Biden, Peter Diamandis, Lisa Genova, Angela Davis, Ronan Farrow, Condoleezza Rice), 2019-2020 (Nyle DiMarco, Maggie Haberman, Yusef Salaam, Daymond John), and 2020-2021 (Leslie Odom Jr., Patrisse Cullors, Tabitha Brown) DSS seasons.


  • 2017-2021

Terms of Access and Use

The Office of University Events, Distinguished Speakers Series images, 2017-2021 are open to researchers. Access to digital material provided via the University Archives' Digital Archives online repository.


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.

Historical Note

Begun in 1987, the Distinguished Speakers Series is an annual program run by the Office of University Events in which various experts, celebrities, and other public figures speak to the University at Buffalo and Western New York communities. Minority Faculty and Staff Association began the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event in 1976 to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. each February. The Distinguished Speakers Series was combined with the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event in 2001.


3.2 Gigabytes (1,303 files, 23 folders)

Language of Materials



Digital images from the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series.


Collection is arranged chronologically. The original order of the files is retained.

Acquisition Information

The Office of University Events, Distinguished Speakers Series images, 2017-2021 were transferred to University Archives by Associate Director of Annual Events Amy Veiders in July 2021 as accession 21-018.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Grace Trimper, October 2021; finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper, October 2021. Digital files created by the Office of University Events were transferred to the University Archives via UBBox, a cloud storage application. Where possible, digital content was normalized to standard preservation and access formats, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines.

Finding Aid for the Office of University Events, Distinguished Speakers Series images
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper
October 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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