Buffalo Studies Group records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence (1967-1989), mailing lists (1976-1980), membership forms (1976-1980), occasional publications (1978), and bibliographies (1972-1978). These research materials cover various topics such as Political Science, the Data Library, History, American Studies, Sociology, Architecture, Geography, Anthropology, Social Foundations, Archives, Records Management, and Black Studies reflecting the group’s expertise in these disciplines. This collection also has information about the Buffalo Studies Group’s role in the community and how to group functioned.
- Majority of material found within 1973-1981
- Buffalo Studies Group (Organization)
Terms of Access and Use
The Buffalo Studies Group records are open for research.
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.
The Buffalo Studies group was founded in 1967 by a group of faculty and non-faculty from the University at Buffalo. The group represented many disciplines of study; Political Science, the Data Library, History, American Studies, Sociology, Architecture, Geography, Anthropology, Social Foundations, Archives, Records Management, and Black Studies department. The group formed because the members had a common interest in the city of Buffalo as an object of research. Each of the departments, through cooperation, worked towards preserving the history of the city by focusing on topics such as Women’s history, African American History, Polish history, Irish History, German History, all with a focus of Buffalo, New York. These scholars discovered that by studying Buffalo, it “embodied, in critical ways, a number of the most pressing concerns in their various disciplines.”
1.67 Linear Feet (1 carton and 1 manuscript box)
Language of Materials
Records of the Buffalo Studies Group including correspondence, mailing lists, membership forms, bibliographies, and other documents.
This collection is arranged in original order. Some records are grouped by correspondence, mailing list/ membership forms, and the Women’s Archives Project.
Donated to the University Archives as part of the Marchand (Shonnie) Finnegan papers (Accession 04-006).
Processed by Sarah Bailey, March 2018.
- Buffalo (N.Y.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Minutes (administrative records) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Newsletters Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Research notes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- State University of New York at Buffalo -- Archival resource
- Finding Aid for the Buffalo Studies Group records
- Finding aid prepared by Sarah Bailey.
- March 2018
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