Skip to Content

Martin Meyerson speeches and statements

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 4-10-9

Scope and Contents

Speeches and statements given by Martin Meyerson during his tenure as the tenth president of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Subjects addressed include campus planning and student unrest.


  • 1966-1970


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

Martin Meyerson speeches and statements, 1966-1970, are open for research.


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

Martin Meyerson, whose academic background was in environmental design and urban planning, became the University's tenth President in 1966. Previously, he was professor of urban development and dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as Interim Chancellor for UC Berkeley from January to July, 1965 at the height of their campus controversy concerning student rights and privileges. During his tenure at Buffalo, this campus saw a similar period of student unrest. Meyerson's presidency was noted for academic innovation in the period of rapid growth as the plans were laid and ground was broken for a new campus in Amherst, N. Y. When he officially left the University in 1970, he became president of the University of Pennsylvania, serving that school until 1981.


0.834 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)


Speeches and statements given by Martin Meyerson during his tenure as tenth president of the State University of New York at Buffalo.


The speeches and statements in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The majority of the collection was transferred from the Office of the President to the University Archives in October 1968. In March 1978, a collection of "speech files" was received from the Office of Public Affairs. Speeches in that accession that were given by Meyerson were added to this collection.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

  1. 4/10/26, Martin Meyerson Printed Material, 1966-1968
  2. 4/10/400, Information Services file on Martin Meyerson, 1966-1970
  3. 4/10/656, Martin Meyerson inauguration scrapbook, 1967

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff.
Finding aid encoded by Danielle White, March 2015.


Finding Aid for the Martin Meyerson speeches and statements
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-3714 (Fax)