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Undergraduate College General Education Program records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 23-3-1105

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a number of records including, proposals that were made for the establishment of the curriculum, undergraduate college committee meeting minutes, texts which were used to help formulate courses, faculty prepared readings, various syllabi and memos.


  • 1987-2017
  • Bulk: 1987-1999


Terms of Access

The bulk of the Undergraduate College General Education Program records, 1987-2017 (bulk 1987-1999) are open for research.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. 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.

Historical Note

The Undergraduate College (now: General Education Program) provides a wide variety of courses which all students are required to take in order to fulfill the University requirement. This series of courses complements a students’ chosen departmental major. The courses and the student performance in those courses are continually reviewed and revised as necessary to ensure that the content and topics meet the goals of the general education program. This program is required as of the beginning of Fall 1991. A new general education curriculum, UB Curriculum, was launched in 2016. According to the university's curriculum website ( the UB Curriculum "consists of four components comprised of 40 credits of study for all students, regardless of major. The UB Curriculum is a universally accessible program and therefore no course substitutions should be necessary." The four components are the UB Seminar, Foundations, Pathways, and the Capstone.


5.84 Linear Feet (13 manuscript boxes, 3 half manuscript boxes)

0.002 Gigabytes (1 digital file)

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This collection contains records and materials used in preparation and implementation of the General Education Program and the UB Curriculum.


The collection is arranged into three series as follows: Series I: General Education Program Series II: UGC 211 American Pluralism Series III: World Civilizations

The records within each series are arranged in alphabetical order and when necessary by year (recent to past). Born-digital materials are integrated into their corresponding series based on content. The original order of the born-digital files has been retained.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special viewing instructions: Access to digital material provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.

Related Digital Material

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the University Archives by Peter Gold in April 2007. Additional material added by Archives staff in October 2017.

Accruals and Additions

Additional accruals are expected.

Related Resources

23/3/00-2: Memo: to the University College community

23/3/00-1: Triangle / written and edited by the students of UCBB 211

23/3/210: University College Honors Committee file State University of New York at Buffalo

23/3/521: Division of Undergraduate Education ROTC State University of New York at Buffalo

23/3/604: Division of Undergraduate Education records State University of New York at Buffalo

Separated Materials

The following materials were removed from the collection:

The Gazette vol. IV, no. 4: University Archives Periodical Collection 3/9/00-4 Reporter vol. 21, no. 9 (Nov. 2, 1989): University Archives Periodical Collection shelved by title.

Processing Information

Processed by Stephanie Tocco, August 2007. Additional materials processed by Sarah Pinard, October 2017.


Finding Aid for the Undergraduate College General Education Program records
Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Tocco
11 October 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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