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Marcia S. Zubrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 13-10-1418

Scope and Contents

Contains analog and born digital research materials from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Publication Series, including Pimsleur's Checklists of Basic American Legal Publications—a publication edited by Marica Zubrow. Collection also contains University Libraries and law librarianship materials as collected by Marcia Zubrow during her tenure.


  • 1976-2020


Terms of Access and Use

The Marcia S. Zubrow papers are open to researchers.

Special Viewing Instructions

Access to digital material provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.


Copyright of 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 University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Marcia Singal Zubrow served as a law librarian and the Information Services Coordinator for the Charles B. Sears Law Library at the University at Buffalo until her retirement in 2022. Zubrow also played a significant role in the UB Law School’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research curriculum, teaching first- and second-year students the techniques of legal research. Notably, Zubrow edited the Pimsleur’s Checklist of Basic American Legal Publications, a part of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Publication Series. Zubrow’s spouse is Dr. Ezra Zubrow, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Anthropology.

Additional information for this biographical note was taken from "Celebrating a storied career in vital research" a question-and-answer piece with Marcia Zubrow, published by the UB Law School, 2022.


0.008 Gigabytes (16 3.5-inch floppy disks, 1 5.25-inch floppy disk)

6.05 Linear Feet (10 letter manuscript boxes, 1 half-letter manuscript box, and 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



Contains law publications and University Libraries materials as collected by Marcia Zubrow during her tenure.


The collection is organized into two series: Series I. Law publications, 1976-2006; Series II. University Libraries materials, 1979-2020. Within each series, the materials are arranged chronologically.

Technical Requirements

University Archives cannot provide access to all media formats in Series I. Law publications due to lack of required hardware. For more information, please contact

Acquisition Information

The Marcia S. Zubrow papers were gifted to University Archives by Marcia Zubrow, in December, 2021 as accession 2021-024.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Digital born materials processed by Sarah Cogley, May 2022. Analog materials processed by Jessica Hollister, June 2022; finding aid encoded by Sarah Cogley and Jessica Hollister, June 2022.

This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see

Digital files created by Marcia Zubrow were transferred to the University Archives on various types of storage media including 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch floppy disks. 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. Some folder titles were altered and file arrangement reorganized to assist researchers in locating and identifying digital content.


Finding aid for the Marcia S. Zubrow papers
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Hollister and Sarah Cogley
2022 June 20
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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