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John B. Simpson photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4-14-1276

Scope and Contents

Photographs, 2004-2010, of John B. Simpson as President of the State University of New York at Buffalo and other university events, arranged chronologically, showing Simpson and others participating in University commencements, dinners, dedications, meetings, and other events.

The bulk of the photographs are digital and accessible via UB Digital Archives platform. More information about these photographs and how to access them is located in Series II. Digital Photographs.


  • 2004-2010

Terms of Access and Use

The John B. Simpson photographs, 2004-2010 are open to research.

Special Viewing Instructions

Access to digital material provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.


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 Note

John B. Simpson served as 14th president of the State University of New York at Buffalo from 2004 until 2011. He assumed this position on January 1, 2004, after leaving his position as executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Santa Cruz. On August 30, 2010, Dr. Simpson announced his retirement from the post of UB President effective January 15, 2011.

A research scientist specializing in neuroendocrinology, physiology, and behavior, he is appointed to the faculty of UB's Department of Physiology and Biophysics. He has guided the campus through significant curricular developments, overseeing the creation of new graduate programs in digital arts and new media, bioinformatics, electrical engineering, and politics.


1.04 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box, 1 CD storage box)

38.314 Gigabytes (18,657 files, 70 folders)

Language of Materials



Photographs and CDs, containing digital photographs, of the university events under the leadership of President John B. Simpson.


The photos were identified prior to being deposited in the University Archives, and arranged chronologically according to these dates.

Born-digital materials are integrated into their corresponding series based on content. The original order of the files is retained.

Related Digital Material

Acquisition Information

The photographs in this collection were transferred to the University Archives by the Office of the President, August 2011.


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.

Processing Information

Jennifer Cheney Laski, January 2012. Digital materials processed by Grace Trimper and Sarah Cogley, February 2019.

Digital materials in this collection were processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see

Finding Aid for the John B. Simpson photographs
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Finding aid prepared by Cheney Laski.
January 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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