Milton Kaplan Local Government Planning Documents collection
Scope and Contents
Collection includes local government consolidation proposals and planning materials primarily regarding Niagara County, New York in the 1960s and plans for developing the waterfront in Buffalo, New York in 1939 and its Theater District in 1986. Niagara County materials are mostly from the Local Governments Improvement Commission (LOGIC), "A Niagara County-wide citizens' organization sponsored by the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Metropolitan and Regional Areas Study (JLC) and the Society for the Promotion, Unification and Redevelopment of Niagara, Inc. (SPUR)."
- Kaplan, Milton (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
The Milton Kaplan Local Government Planning Documents Collection, 1939-1986, 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.
Professor Milton Kaplan taught land-use planning, state and local government law and comparative environmental planning in the Law School at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1965 to 1985. He continued teaching as Professor Emeritus until 2002 as well as working for the firm of Magavern, Magavern and Grimm in Buffalo. Prof. Kaplan was a 1937 graduate of Hamilton College and received his law degree from Harvard in 1940. In his early career, Mr. Kaplan practiced law in New York City and Cortland, then held state positions in the offices of the attorney general and governor. He joined the Ford Foundation's advisory planning group in Calcutta, India, where he lived and worked from 1962 to 1965. Mr. Kaplan was born in Binghamton, New York on December 20, 1915. He died on February 26, 2007 in Amherst, New York.
.63 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)
Collection includes local government consolidation proposals and planning materials regarding Niagara County, New York in the 1960s and plans for developing the waterfront in Buffalo, New York in 1939.
This collection is arranged in two series:
- Niagara County, New York
- Buffalo, New York
The collection was donated by Milton Kaplan circa 2003.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Processed by Karen Spencer, June 2011.
- City planning -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Subject Source: Local sources
- Community development -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Region Subject Source: Local sources
- Kaplan, Milton -- Archives
- Niagara County (N.Y.) -- Politics and government Subject Source: Local sources
- Waterfronts -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Subject Source: Local sources
- Finding Aid for the Milton Kaplan Local Government Planning Documents collection
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer, June 2011.
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