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Division of Athletics History collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 31-0-1349

Scope and Contents

The Division of Athletics History collection contains game programs, media guides, sports related uniforms and apparel, various sports awards, photographs and various ephemera and memorabilia. The game programs include football, soccer, a Football Awards Banquet program and an Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony program. The uniforms and apparel included are the top of the uniform of Kathy Brinkworth, Rasaun Young, and Ed Ellis, five undated UB "B" patch block letters, two UB sweatshirts (nylon and wool), a white football cotton t-shirt, football cleats, a Hoover Cup patch, a UB football helmet, and a UB "B" football patch. The awards include baseball, bowling, swimming and diving, track and field, football, cheerleading, post graduate scholarship, soccer, Athletics Hall of Fame, volleyball, and the American Football Coaches Association. The photographs include digital photographs of UB football players, a UB football game, and a 2008 wrestling championship. Physical photographs include wrestling teams from 1970-2002 (bulk 1970-1978), and 70 undated projector slides.


  • 1949-2013
  • Bulk: Majority of material found within 1963-2008


Terms of Access and Use

The Division of Athletics History collection, 1949-2013 (bulk 1963-2008), 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.


6.75 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 3 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



Materials in the Division of Athletics History collection include game programs, media guides, photographs, and uniforms and apparel that represent multiple sports at the University at Buffalo.


The materials in this collection are organized into five series: Series I. Awards, 1963-2009; Series II. Ephemera and Memorabilia, circa 1990-2022; Series III. Photographs, 1970-2008; Series IV. Game Programs and Media Guides, 1949-2013; Series V. Uniforms and Apparel, 1978-1998.

Related Digital Material

Acquisition Information

The Division of Athletics History collection was gifted to University Archives by the Division of Athletics, in June 2018 as accession 2018-008.


Temporary and deleted files were removed from this collection, according to the Library’s digital preservation and privacy policies.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

Audiovisual material was separated from this collection during processing and added to the University Archives Historical Film collection (Record Group 3/2), including episodes of Bullseye, a weekly show featuring player and coach interviews and news from the UB Division of Athletics, and game broadcasts of women's basketball, men's basketball, and football.

Processing Information

Processed by Lucy Bell, October 2018; finding aid encoded by Lucy Bell, October 2018. Digital material processed by Sarah Cogley, October 2018.

The data on the following CDs and 3.5-inch floppy disks was inaccessible: 18-008-008, 18-008-012, 18-008-081,18-008-085, 18-008-091, 18-008-136, 18-008-472, 18-008-806. These items were deaccessioned from the collection. See the media inventory located in the accession file for additional information.

This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see

Files were normalized to preservation-standard formats according to the Library’s Digital Preservation guidelines. For more information, see

Finding Aid for the Division of Athletics History collection
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Bell and Sarah Cogley.
23 October 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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