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University Ephemera

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3-2-1233

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the materials, artifacts and ephemera of several different offices, departments and organizations, of the University at Buffalo, as well as materials related to the university in general. The artifacts vary greatly from type, size and age. The collection does not include materials related directly to student life. The bulk of this collection is from 1990-.


  • 1924-2010


Terms of Access

The collection is open for research.


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.


26.3 Linear Feet (11 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 7 custom boxes, 1 storage roll, 2 objects, 1 oversized map case folder )

Language of Materials



This collection contains memorabilia, artifacts, and various materials related to the University at Buffalo, exclusive of student life.


This collection is arranged by the University at Buffalo record group outline. Series have been created for subject areas that contain large amounts of artifacts. Series IX. Olivia C. Emrich University at Buffalo memorabilia collection was added as a single donation. The collection is stored according to size, and like materials.

Acquisition Information

The materials of this collection were acquired from several donors and offices over a number of years including a donation received from Olivia C. Emrich in April 2018.

Additional pins received from Ann Schulte in March of 2020, originally acquired from alumnus William H. Baumer, PhD (father), and added to collection in September of 2021. Included were UB pins, University sigil pins, and University Faculty Senate pins.

Additional freshman beanie gifted to University Archives by Lynn Ekfelt in August of 2020, and added to series I. "University General."

Material added to sub-series A. "University Events" in June of 2022 as accession #2022-033.

BISON coffee mug received from law librarian Marcia Zubrow in August 2022 and added to series II. "University Libraries" as accession #2022-045.

Accruals and Additions

Additional accruals are expected.

Related Resources

9/2/1234 Student Life Ephemera

Separated Materials

Maps of the University at Buffalo campus were removed and added to 3/0/824 Campus Maps, 1934-.

Processing Information

Jennifer Cheney, April 2011. Some oversized items rehoused and finding aid updated by Archives staff, July 2016. Additional material added and finding aid updated by Jessica Hollister, February 2018 and April 2018.


Finding Aid for the University Ephemera
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Cheney, Archives staff.
17 January 2018
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Revision Statements

  • April 2018: Additional material added and finding aid updated by Jessica Hollister.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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