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Edward W. Michael Athletics Memorabilia collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 31-12-1282

Scope and Contents

This collection contains athletics memorabilia, in particular University at Buffalo wrestling team material, collected by former head coach Edward "Ed" W. Michael.


  • circa 1960s-2005


Terms of Access

The Edward W. Michael Athletics Memorabilia collection, circa 1970s-2005 is open to researchers.


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.

Historical Note

During the 1970s, the UB football team was disbanded by the student body. This provided the opportunity for other sports and organizations, such as wrestling, to gain greater attention at both an institutional and state level. From the 1970s-2000s, the UB wrestling team consistently produced New York State champions.

Edward W. Michael worked as a coach, teacher, and administrator with University at Buffalo Athletics for 35 years, from 1970-2005. During this time his primary focus was on the UB wrestling team.


4.86 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box, 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box, 1 oversize triangle box, 1 map case folder)

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A collection of materials and memorabilia concerning University at Buffalo athletics from the 1970s to the mid 2000s. The University at Buffalo wrestling team features prominently in the documentation as well as the regalia.


The collection is arranged by material type.

Acquisition Information

The Edward W. Michael Athletics Memorabilia collection was donated to the University Archives by Edward W. Michael in April 2015. Additional material gifted in June 2019.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Joseph Patton. Finding aid encoded by Joseph Patton. 2019 additions processed and encoded by Marie Elia.


Finding Aid for the Edward W. Michael Athletics Memorabilia collection
Finding aid prepared by Joseph Patton.
18 November 2015
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Revision Statements

  • 2019 November 14: Finding aid updated by Marie Elia to include 2019 additions and expand collection date range.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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