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Amherst Land Acquisition

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: 8/1/497

Files, 1964-1972, concerning the acquisition of specific plots of land for the Amherst Campus site, University of Buffalo, State University of New York, including correspondence between the state, University, and property owners; notices of transaction; payment authorizations; letters of payment; inspection notices; area maps; and other materials.

Boxes 1-4 contain acquisition of specific plots of land and are arranged alphabetically by surname or corporate name. Contents of individual folders vary but most include copies of routine correspondence between the state, University representatives and/or property owners outlining the progress of the proposed land acquisition, including notices of transaction, payment authorizations and letters of payment, all originating at the central offices of the State University of New York in Albany, New York; additional correspondence pertaining to the specific acquisition proposal, including items such as inspection notices, requests for continued residence and schedules of transferal; an area map showing the location of the affected property.

The remaining files in Boxes 4 and 5 include correspondence, files on disposition or disposal of surplus buildings and grounds, building inspection reports, maps, and other property information.

The materials in folders 4.22-4.23 concern both the acquisition of land for the Amherst campus site and the subsequent development of planning for the site, including preliminary reports of the space requirements of academic departments. The folders appear to have been kept by John R. Warren but there is a substantial amount of material in the first folder addressed to William Doemland, Director of Planning and Development, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dates

  • 1964-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Amherst Land Acquisition, 1964-1972 is open for research.

Copyright

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.

Extent

2.09 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes)

Overview

Files, 1964-1972, concerning the acquisition of specific plots of land for the Amherst Campus site, University of Buffalo, State University of New York, including correspondence between the state, University, and property owners; notices of transaction; payment authorizations; letters of payment; inspection notices; area maps; and other materials.

Historical Note

For historical information on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo, please ask for the North Campus History Files. For background information regarding the location of the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Center, please refer to the introduction of “Concept Schematic Phase Report” located in box 1, folder 6 of the collection 8/7/999, South Campus Planning Documents.

Acquisition Information

Files were transferred by John A. Neal, Office of Facilities Planning on April 14, 1980. Files originally kept by John R. Warren, Coordinator of Planning and Development, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

  1. 2/2/679, Committee to Name Buildings: Records, 1972-1980
  2. 3/1/464m, Committee for an Urban University, 1966
  3. 3/3/1128, Location, Location, Location: A Special History of the University of/at Buffalo, 2007
  4. 5/3/267B, President, Office of. Campus Planning, 1954-1973
  5. 8/1/50, Office of Planning and Development Records, 1964-1966
  6. 8/1/328, Campus Planning Committee files, 1964-1966
  7. 8/1/447, Office of Planning and Development Records, 1920-1968
  8. 8/1/552, Capital Budget Requests and Campus Master Plan: Files, 1968-1979
  9. 8/1/664: Contracts and Legal Files, 1966-1979, 1969-1977
  10. 8/1/968, University Facilities Budget and Planning Documents, 1965-1978
  11. 8/9/993, The Amherst Campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo: A Historical Perspective, Masters Project by Angeline Janetakos, April 26, 1985
  12. 8/7/999: South Campus Planning Documents, 1957-1984
  13. 8/9/997, Amherst Campus Clippings, 1962-1980
  14. 8/9/1007, North Campus Construction Records, 1957-1991
  15. 8/9/1090, North Campus Construction Clippings, 1971-1979
  16. 8/10 Video 213: Press conference-New shopping/office center, 1992

Separated Materials

Photos that were found in this collection were added to the Public Affairs photograph collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
Finding Aid for the Amherst Land Acquisition
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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