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Handbooks and manuals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3-0-00-7

Scope and Contents

Handbooks and manuals for University at Buffalo faculty and staff, including freshman handbooks, undergraduate and graduate student guides, handbooks for students in residence halls, departmental handbooks and manuals, parent handbooks, and faculty and staff manuals. Also includes a digitized copy of the 1926 Freshman Handbook and digital copies of handbooks from 2007 onward.


  • 1900-

Terms of Access and Use

Handbooks and manuals 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.


7.2 Linear Feet (13 letter manuscript boxes, 2 legal manuscript boxes, 4 half letter manuscript boxes, 1 envelope)

0.503 Gigabytes (144 files, 13 web archive files (13 web pages))

Language of Materials



Handbooks and manuals for University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and students.


This collection is arranged in two series: I. Student handbooks and manuals, and II. Faculty and staff handbooks and manuals.

Acquisition Information

Handbooks and manuals were collected by University Archives staff. The 1926 Freshman Handbook was digitized by staff in October 2022. Digital copies of handbooks were collected via internet download by Archives staff in December 2022. Web handbooks were captured by Archives staff in January 2023.

Accruals and Additions

Further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff; digital material processed by Grace Trimper, December 2022; finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper, November 2022.


Finding Aid for Handbooks and manuals
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper
2022 October 28
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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