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John Bis Files on the Darwin D. Martin House

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 44-1-790

Scope and Contents

This collection contains files regarding the administration and maintenance of the Darwin D. Martin House maintained by John Bis, assistant dean in the University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. In addition to correspondence, meeting minutes, inventories and other administrative files are multiple files related to the Historic Structure Report conducted by Hasbrouck Peterson Associates.


  • 1987-1993

Terms of Access and Use

The John Bis Files on the Darwin D. Martin House, 1987-1993 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

In September 1982, University at Buffalo President Steven B. Sample announced that the administration of the Darwin D. Martin House would be turned over to the School of Architecture and Planning. The school would continue to administer the site until 1993, when the Joint Cooperative Agreement was signed between the State University of New York, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Martin House Restoration Cooperation. After the signing, the day to day management of the Martin House was transferred to the Martin House Restoration Corporation.


1.46 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains records related to the Darwin D. Martin House while it was overseen by the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning. Also included are surveys, studies and other documents related to the Darwin D. Martin House Historic Structure Report.


This field is used to explain how the materials in the collection are organized.

Acquisition Information

The John Bis Files on the Darwin D. Martin House were transferred to University Archives by John Bis, in November, 1993 as accession 93-039##-####.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

For a list of collections related to Darwin D. Martin and Frank Lloyd Wright see the University Archives' research guide at

Processing Information

Processed by William Offhaus [name, November 2022; finding aid encoded by William Offhaus, November 2022.


Finding aid for the John Bis Files on the Darwin D. Martin House
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Finding aid prepared by William Offhaus
2022 November 15
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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