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Peter Tishman Varsity Letter Sweater

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 31-8-1294

Scope and Contents

A varsity letter sweater belonging to University of Buffalo student Peter Tishman, a member of the university's fencing team.


  • 1936-1937


Terms of Access

The Peter Tishman Varsity Letter Sweater, 1936-1937, are 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.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Tishman (1919-1989) was a student at the University of Buffalo from 1936-1938. While at the university he joined the men's fencing team. Although Tishman transferred to New York University in 1938, he was a prominent member of the six-man fencing team while at UB.

At NYU, Tishman was a member of the 1941 Intercollegiate Fencing Association championship team and placed in the 1942 national individual epee fencing championship of the Amateur Fencers League of America. He later served as treasurer of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Committee.

During his time at UB, Tishman was teammates with Sid Schwartz, who later became fencing coach at the university.


1 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Varsity letter sweater belonging to University of Buffalo student Peter Tishman.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the University Archives by the Family of Peter Tishman in November 2015.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

31/8/837 Philip B. Wels "Block B" Fencing Sweater, circa 1936-1937

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Pinard, November 2016.

Finding aid encoded by Sarah Pinard, November 2016.


Peter Tishman Varsity Letter Sweater
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Pinard, November 2016.
November 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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