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Benjamin H. Lyndon papers

 Collection — Box: 1-20
Identifier: 35-F-639

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and professional papers, 1951-1973, of Benjamin H. Lyndon. Professional papers document the development of graduate and undergraduate social welfare education programs in the State University of New York system as well as Lyndon's work at a professor at the University at Buffalo and the State University of New York College at Brockport and his professional contributions.


  • 1951-1973


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Benjamin H. Lyndon papers, 1951-1973, 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 the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Benjamin Lyndon (1911-1993) received his bachelors degree from Miami University (Ohio), his master of social work from Case-Western Reserve University, and his PhD from the University of Chicago. From 1956-1968, Lyndon was Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Buffalo. He came to UB from New York University, where he had developed their social work program. After his retirement from the deanship at UB, he continued to teach at Wayne State University and helped establish the social work program at Brockport State College.


5.0 Linear Feet (19 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)


Correspondence and professional papers, 1951-1973, of Benjamin H. Lyndon, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, 1956-1968.


This collection is arranged in six series: I. Correspondence, II. Conference papers, III. Speeches and articles, IV. SUNY, V. Planning Social Work Education in New York State Campuses, and VI. School of Social Work and SUNY College at Brockport.

Acquisition Information

The University Archives received this collection from Benjamin Lyndon in September 1983 (accession 83-058) and December 1985 (accession 85-102).

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives Staff.

Finding Aid for the Benjamin H. Lyndon papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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