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Flashback Column records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 13-21-1273

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of printed copies of “Flashback” features as they appeared on the UB Reporter’s website. For most features, the original draft of the article is included. When the print version of the feature differs from the online version, a copy of the printed version is included. A CD of the images used for the features are included with the collection is also included. Images come from the University Archive’s collections.


  • 2008-2012


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Flashback Column Records, 2008-2012 are open for research.


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 the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in th collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

The UB Reporter is the official weekly publication of the University at Buffalo. The first issue of the Reporter was published January 22, 1970. The final paper issue appeared on May 14, 2009. The UB Reporter now exists exclusively online, at

“Flashback” was a recurring feature in the Reporter. The staff in the University Archives were invited to contribute a periodic column on university history. The first “Flashback” was published on August 28, 2008, in Volume 40, Issue 1. Written mainly by University Archives staff, the features highlight historical events relating to UB relative to the date of publication (e.g. 20 years ago this week…). The 101st and final column was published in January 2012. John Edens served as editor and principal contributor. Judith Adams-Volpe and Kathleen Quinlivan were also major contributors. There were print and online versions of the columns, August 2008-May 2009. After May 2009, the UB Reporter was issued only online.


.417 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)


This collection contains for each column, the text as submitted for publication, the published version including both printed and online versions for the period August 2008-January 2012, and a CD-ROM containing images used in the columns.


Folders are arranged chronologically by date of publication. The contents of each folder will include the printed feature from the UB Reporter online, the original draft sent to the reporter (if available), and a copy of the article from the print version of the Reporter (if content is different from online version). A CD of the images used in the features can be found in the last folder.

Acquisition Information

Records were created by Archives staff November, 2011.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by John Edens, November 2011.


Finding Aid for the Flashback Column records
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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