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Buffalo Foundation Research reports

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: MS-0017

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typescript research reports, 1921-1938, of the Buffalo Foundation, concerning community welfare in Buffalo and Erie County, New York, and the Foundation Forum, 1921-1947, a publication of the Buffalo Foundation. Subjects of the reports include the activities of local welfare and service organizations, including the Babcock Street Community House, the Buffalo Orphan Asylum, Camp Fire Girls, Children's Aid Society, Friendship House, Salvation Army, and the Visiting Nursing Association; studies of social issues including child welfare, juvenile delinquency, hospitals, housing, recreational facilities, and other issues.


  • 1921-1947


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Buffalo Foundation Research reports, 1921-1947 are open for research.


Copyright is retained by the Buffalo Foundation for the Buffalo Foundation Research Reports collection. 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 Buffalo Foundation was established in 1919 under a Resolution and Declaration of Trust drafted by the late Edward H. Letchworth and is similar in organization and purpose to other philanthropic community trust funds in the United States patterned after the Cleveland Foundation.


3 Linear Feet (6 manuscript boxes)


Unpublished research reports from the Buffalo Foundation, 1921-1938. Complete file of typed studies, some including working papers, prepared by the Foundation on subjects pertaining to Buffalo and Erie County community welfare.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

Acquisition Information

Accession 00-xxx, a group of materials from the Buffalo Foundation, was received by the Archives June 27, 1968.

Note: The following two reports were not part of this accession:

Neighborhood House Study- Oak Street (1931 and 1934); given to Neighborhood House for historical use on 3/22/63.

Westminster House (December 1930); given by the Foundation to the agency for historical use, and not included in this accession.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff, June, 1996.


Finding Aid for the Buffalo Foundation Research reports
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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