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Office of University Events photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 11-6-1409

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of various University at Buffalo events from the late 1980s to the 2010s. Events include Presidential events, awards and commencement ceremonies, dinner and holiday parties, and prominent visitors. Of notable interest are photographs from the Distinguished Speakers Series and Martin Luther King Commemoration Events. Many photographs feature President William Greiner and Mrs. Carol Greiner. Some photographs are accompanied by paper event invitations. The bulk of the collection consists of 4 x 6 inch photographs, with some oversized photographs. There are also digital images of some Distinguished Speakers Series. Photographers include individuals from the Thomas Mineo Studios, (271 Burke Drive, Buffalo, NY) and Nancy J. Parisi, (Photojournalist, Buffalo, NY).


  • 1989-2019


Terms of Access and Use

The Office of University Events photographs, 1989-2019 are open to researchers.


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

The Office of University Events is responsible for the event and planning services, speakers series, commencement, and academic excellence events. The Office of University Events was formerly known as the Office of Conferences and Special Events, and later as the Office of Special Events.

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. The Minority Faculty and Staff Association began the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event in 1976, to take place February of each year, as a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The Distinguished Speakers Series was combined with the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event in 2001.


6.75 Linear Feet (11 manuscript boxes, 1 map case folder)

11.9 Gigabytes (4,029 files, 34 folders)

Language of Materials



Photographs from various special events, Distinguished Speakers Series, and Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Events.


Materials are arranged into two series: Special Events (I), and Distinguished Speakers Series and Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Events (II). Each series is arranged chronologically.

Born-digital materials are integrated into their corresponding series based on content. The original order of the files is retained. No other changes have been made to the original arrangement, structure, or naming of the files.

Acquisition Information

The Office of University Events photographs were transferred to University Archives by Amy Veiders from the Office of University Events in July of 2021 as accession #2021-017. Transfer received by Sarah Cogley and Marie Elia.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Analog materials processed by Jessica Hollister, Fall 2021; Digital materials processed by Grace Trimper, Fall 2021. Finding aid encoded by Jessica Hollister and Grace Trimper, Spring 2022.

Digital files created by the Office of University Events were transferred to the University Archives on compact discs. Where possible, digital content saved on storage media was migrated from the storage media, 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 photographs
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Hollister
18 November 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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