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Two Millionth Volume Celebration

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 13-11-1214

Scope and Contents

Collection contains documentation for the celebration of the two millionth volume added to the University Libraries at the State University of New York at Buffalo including correspondence, program brochures, speeches, draft and published proceedings, and an audio recording of the day's events.


  • 1981


Language of Materials

Collection material in English, French, and Polish.

Terms of Access

The Two Millionth Volume Celebration, 1981 is 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 the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

On September 17, 1981, the University Libraries held a celebration to receive the two millionth volume to the Libraries' collection, Rerum Polonicarum by Alexander Gwagnin [Alexandro Guagnino](Frankfurt, 1584):

The three volumes of this work on the history of Poland have been bound together as one in still vellum. The first volume deals with the history of Poland from Lech to King Stefan, while the second describes the geography of Poland and its territories; and the third collects letters, speeches and other documents about the history of Poland. The three volumes were composed by Joann Wechelus and printed by Sigif. Feyeranedij.

The author, Alexander Gwagnin [Alexandro Guagnino], was born in Verona, Italy in 1538. He served the princes of Poland as a soldier and statesman, and was rewarded for his services by being made commander of the fortress at Witepsk. He died in 1614, a Polish citizen in the city of Krakow.

The volume was presented by Reverend Cornelian Dende on behalf of the Polish Community of Buffalo, New York. A panel discussion followed entitled, The Book Collector, Rare Book Collections, and The University Library.


.42 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)


Collection contains documentation for the celebration of the two millionth volume added to the University Libraries at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Acquisition Information

Collection received at various times from Libraries personnel.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Gwagnin, Alexander, Rerum Polonicarum, Special Collections: Rare Books DK4190 .G85 1584

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Spencer, February 2011.

Finding Aid for the Two Millionth Volume Celebration
Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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