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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Visit to the University at Buffalo records

 Collection — Box: 1-22
Identifier: 3/4/1125
This collection contains materials associated with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to the University at Buffalo. Contents include planning records, exhibit panels, artifacts, ephemera, University publications, and publicity clippings.

Dates

  • 2004-2007

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Visit to the University at Buffalo, Records, 2004-2007 are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other 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

17.3 Linear Feet (10 manuscript boxes, 3 flat boxes, 9 oversize boxes, 1 object)

Overview

Planning files of the steering committee in charge of planning His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to the University at Buffalo; exhibit materials, artifacts, ephemera, and publicity clippings of the visit.

Historical Note

The University at Buffalo hosted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the fall as part of the 2006-2007 Distinguished Speakers Series. The visit on September 18-20, 2006, by His Holiness, who is the head of state in exile of Tibet and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, was an unprecedented event for the university and the local community. It gave greater prominence to the University's vibrant Asian Studies Program and many institutional and academic ties to Asia.

The primary purpose of the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was educational, and included audiences with University at Buffalo students and faculty, as well as the awarding of a State University of New York honorary doctorate in humane letters to His Holiness. An interfaith service with representatives of local religious communities was also held.

The steering committee charged with planning the visit was chaired by Stephen C. Dunnett, Vice Provost for International Education; William J. Regan, Director for Conferences and Special Events; and Beau Willis, Chief of Staff, Office of the President. The rest of the committee consisted of University administrators and faculty, as well as community members.

Adapted from The 14th Dalai Lama at the University at Buffalo website http://www.buffalo.edu/dalai_lama/.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 6 Series: I. Steering Committee, II. Planning Files, III. Event Planning, IV. Exhibits and Artifacts, V. Ephemera and Publications, VI. Publicity.

Acquisition Information

Following His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to the University at Buffalo, various people from the University sent materials to the University Archives. Planning files were donated by John Wood, Associate Vice Provost for International Education. Exhibit materials were donated by the University Libraries.

Accruals and Additions

No future accruals expected.

Related Resources

Law Special Collection 02
University at Buffalo Law School Records, 1889-2008, Charles B. Sears Law Library, State University of New York at Buffalo. See Series XIX. Dalai Lama Visit, September 2006.
Tibetan Legal Manuscripts
Online exhibit at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, State University of New York.

Separated Materials

A large chair that was constructed for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's use at the interfaith service is on display in the Special Collections Research Room.

Processing Information

Processed by Nathan Tallman, February 2009, with additional processing in August 2009.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Visit to the University at Buffalo records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Nathan Tallman.
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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