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UBdigit collections support the research and instructional needs of the UB community. UBdigit provides centralized access to UB’s diverse inventory of legacy and teaching collections for purposes of instruction, scholarship, and archival preservation.

African American Studies

Black Student Union Periodical Collection

Black Student Union Periodical Collection University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Black Student Union (BSU) at UB was founded in 1967. Twelve periodical publications have been issued by the BSU and are the primary record of the activities and history of the organization. Most of the material was issued on newsprint, and the material is now extremely fragile as a result of heavy use.

American Literature

Pulp Fiction Cover Art

Pulp Fiction Cover Art Special Collections, University at Buffalo Libraries

Pulp fiction cover art, primarily from the 1940s and 1950s, is provided in this collection which focuses on crime fiction and science fiction from the George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection.

Anthropology

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior Department of Anthropology

Photos and graphics of a variety of nonhuman primate species, particularly free-ranging rhesus monkeys. They illustrate physical characteristics and a variety of species typical behavior patterns.

Animal Communication

Animal Communication Department of Anthropology

This collection consists of graphics illustrating a number of characteristics of communication systems among animals. It also contains a series of radio programs by the BBC Natural History Unit on acoustic communication in a wide variety of animals. Narrated by David Attenborough.

Architecture

Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House

Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection provides access to thirty-eight drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright of the Darwin D. Martin Complex in Buffalo, New York.

The Darwin D. Martin Photograph Collection

The Darwin D. Martin Photograph Collection University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Darwin D. Martin Photograph Collection consists of 1167 images of Martin and the Martin family and their residences. The photographs date from Martin’s early childhood in the mid-19th century to the 1970s.

Rudy Bruner Award Digital Archive

Rudy Bruner Award Digital Archive University at Buffalo Libraries

The Rudy Bruner Award Digital Archive (RBADA) provides access to award winning and fully documented urban design case studies. Intended as a resource for architecture students and practitioners as they study precedents in urban design, the Archive contains projects from 1987 to the present that have received the prestigious Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.

Universal Design Product Collection

Universal Design Product Collection IDEA Center, School of Architecture and Planning

This is a digital archive of two gallery installations of the Unlimited by Design exhibition and a traveling exhibit called "live | work | eat | play" that provides access worldwide for scholars and educators.

William S. Huff Photographs of the Work of Louis Kahn

William S. Huff Photographs of the Work of Louis Kahn University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection contains William S. Huff’s photographs of selected works of the American architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974). Among the projects featured in the collection are the Yale Art Gallery (1951), the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, New York (1959), and the Yale Center for British Art (1969).

Art & Art History

Hallwalls Collection

Hallwalls Slide Collection The Poetry Collection, University at Buffalo Libraries

Slides documenting activities of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, a non-profit Buffalo cooperative organization which showcases artists of diverse backgrounds in performance art, film, video, literature, music, media and the visual arts.

Mail Art

Mail Art The Poetry Collection, University at Buffalo Libraries

Participatory, democratic, personal and expressive, as a form of artwork, Mail Art is sent, given or exchanged via the postal service. A work of artwork becomes Mail Art once it is dispatched, disappearing forever from the artist's hands.

Ecology & Environment

Love Canal Images

Love Canal Images University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection consists of photographs, maps, and posters related to the Love Canal environmental disaster. The Love Canal Images collection forms part of the Love Canal Collection in the University Archives of Special Collections.

Language & Literatures

Archacki Cartoon Collection

Archacki Cartoon Collection Lockwood Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

Henryk Archacki, 1907-1988, a Polish immigrant, journalist and well-known graphic artist, drew weekly cartoons for Polish-language newspapers for over 20 years. With his wife, he researched current events, sports, literature, and historical curiosities, and presented them in these factoid cartoons, with a strong flavor of pride in being Polish. This syndicated series was entitled “Czy wiecie, że…” (“Do you know that…”).

Law

The Opinion

The Opinion Law Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Opinion is the official University at Buffalo Law School student newspaper.

Medicine

The Edgar R. McGuire Historical Medical Instrument Collection

The Edgar R. McGuire Historical Medical Instrument Collection Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The collection, containing more than 150 instruments or sets of instruments chosen for their illustration of past medical and dental procedures, includes microscopes, surgical instruments, anatomical models, a leech jar and bleeding cups, and dental instruments.

Medical Illustrations

Medical Illustrations Office of the VP for Health Sciences

Consisting of 90 items, the Medical Illustrations Collection showcases work created between 1935 and 1945 for the School of Medicine at the University at Buffalo by former medical illustrator Melford Diedrick.

Medical Newspaper Clippings, 1901-1906

Medical Newspaper Clippings, 1901-1906 Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

Four 16" x 10" (40.6 cm x 25.4 cm) "scrapbooks" with a total of 789 pages of articles from Buffalo, Western New York and other newspapers were discovered in the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection at the Health Sciences Library.

Museum of Neuroanatomy

Museum of Neuroanatomy Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

More than 80 beautifully illuminated brain specimens highlight anatomical features such as the corpus callosum, hippocampus and cerebellum.

Music

Barbara Ann Conlogue Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs, circa 1935-1977

Barbara Ann Conlogue Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs, circa 1935-1977 Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Barbara Ann Conlogue Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs, circa 1935-1977 contains 384 images of soprano Eleanor Steber.

Buffalo Jazz Report

Buffalo Jazz Report Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

With the permission of Bill Wahl, the University at Buffalo Libraries host issue 1 (March, 1974) through issue 58 (December, 1978) in the UB Institutional Respository.

Irene Haupt Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo

Irene Haupt Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The collection of Irene Haupt Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo contains 193 photographs. The collection was compiled from photographs purchased from Irene Haupt as well as photographs that were donated to the Music Library by various musicians or institutions.

J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs

J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs consists of more than 1800 photographs. The focus of the collection is opera, with images of singers, productions, conductors, and concert halls. There are also photographs of ensembles and instrumentalists.

Jan Williams Collection of Images, 1962-2007

Jan Williams Collection of Images, 1962-2007 Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Jan Williams Collection of Images consists of 548 photographs, slides, and contact sheets, taken by Jan Williams, his friends, and professional photographers. The collection documents the career of Jan Williams and his travels to several countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Uruguay, and many cities in the United States.

Jan Williams Photos of Morton Feldman, 1974-1979

Jan Williams Photos of Morton Feldman, 1974-1979 Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The collection of Jan Williams Photos of Morton Feldman contains 56 slides taken during concert tours made by Feldman and Williams in 1974, 1977, and 1979.

June in Buffalo Photograph Collection

June in Buffalo Photograph Collection Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Irene Haupt Photographs of June in Buffalo document the annual contemporary music festival held at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Leo Smit Photograph Collection

Leo Smit Photograph Collection Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Leo Smit Photograph Collection consists of a mixture of photographs documenting Smit's life (1921-1999). These include images of Smit as a child and young man, photographs with friends and colleagues, including Aaron Copland, Pete Johnson, Leonard Bernstein, and Sir Fred Hoyle, photographs documenting Smit's tour of Latin America 1967-1968, portraits of Smit, and images of scenes from Smit's chamber opera, Magic Water.

Livingston Gearhart Collection of Photographs, 1896-1941

Livingston Gearhart Collection of Photographs, 1896-1941 Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The collection contains 26 photographs from the personal collection of composer, arranger, and pianist, Livingston Gearhart.

Log of the Good Yacht Althea on the Summer Cruise of 1914

Log of the Good Yacht Althea on the Summer Cruise of 1914 Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

This typescript sailing log was written by Louis Wright Simpson on Buffalo. It consists of 46 typescript leaves with thirty 2 x 3" photographs attached.

Morton Feldman Photographs, 1939-1987

Morton Feldman Photographs, 1939-1987 Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Morton Feldman Photographs, 1939-1987 are one component of the Morton Feldman Papers held by the Music Library. The online photograph collection consists of fifty four images, including snapshots and formal photographs.

Music Department Photograph Collection

Music Department Photograph Collection Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Music Department Photograph Collection contains 639 photographs of musicians who have participated in events of the Music Deptartment dating back to ca. 1920. This includes music faculty, students, and visiting musicians. The collection is especially strong in its representations of performers and composers of contemporary music from 1960-2000.

Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901

Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The collection contains fifty images collected or reproduced for use in the Music Library exhibition, Music and Musicians at the Pan-American Exposition . This exhibition, displayed in the Music Library June-September 2001, was part of the larger, University Libraries exhibition, Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901.

Music Library Works

Music Library Works Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection consists of texts and music scores from the Music Library that have been digitized for purposes of preservation or requests by patrons. It includes such items as British music auction catalogs from the early 19th century, a unique manuscript condensed score of Jean Baptiste Lully's opera, Cadmus et Hermione, and two music theory treatises by Giacomo Tritto.

North American New Music Festival Archive Photographs

North American New Music Festival Archive Photographs Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The North American New Music Festival was founded in 1983 by Yvar Mikhashoff and Jan Williams, faculty members of the University at Buffalo Music Department and dedicated proponents of contemporary and avant-garde art music. The 135 images in the archive have been digitized to create this separate, online image collection. The original photographs include publicity stills submitted by participating musicians as well as photographs of musicians in rehearsal or performance.

Pamela Gearhart Collection of Photographs

Pamela Gearhart Collection of Photographs Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The collection contains 30 photographs from the personal collection of violinist and conductor, Pamela Gearhart. She was a member of the music faculty at the University at Buffalo 1957-1975, teaching violin, chamber music performance, and conducting the university's orchestra.

Slee Family Collection

Slee Family Collection Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Slee Family Collection contains eighteen photographs of friends and family. The majority of the family photographs are of Frederick C. Slee and his wife, Alice. There are also two photographs of Slee's Sunday morning string quartet, taken in his music room.

Store-Front Churches in Buffalo

Store-Front Churches in Buffalo Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The collection consists of seventeen black and white photographs of storefront churches in Buffalo, including interior shots during services and exterior shots of the buildings. This small collection chiefly focuses on the musical activities during the church services. The photographs are from a series by Rogovin titled Storefront churches 1958-61.

Yvar Mikhashoff Photograph Collection

Yvar Mikhashoff Photograph Collection Music Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Yvar Mikhashoff Photograph Collection contains 423 indexed images that chiefly document the professional life of pianist and composer Yvar Mikhashoff.

Psychology

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior Department of Anthropology

Photos and graphics of a variety of nonhuman primate species, particularly free-ranging rhesus monkeys. They illustrate physical characteristics and a variety of species typical behavior patterns.

Animal Communication

Animal Communication Department of Anthropology

This collection consists of graphics illustrating a number of characteristics of communication systems among animals. It also contains a series of radio programs by the BBC Natural History Unit on acoustic communication in a wide variety of animals. Narrated by David Attenborough.

University at Buffalo History

Black Student Union Periodical Collection

Black Student Union Periodical Collection University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Black Student Union (BSU) at UB was founded in 1967. Twelve periodical publications have been issued by the BSU and are the primary record of the activities and history of the organization. Most of the material was issued on newsprint, and the material is now extremely fragile as a result of heavy use.

Buffalonian Yearbooks

Buffalonian Yearbooks University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Buffalonian was UB’s second general student yearbook. The inaugural issue of the Buffalonian appeared in 1934. This collection provides access to the first fifteen years of the Buffalonian covering 1934 - 1948.

Clifford C. Furnas Collection

Clifford C. Furnas Collection University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Clifford C. Furnas Collection consists of photographs and memorabilia celebrating his life and career.

The Bison Magazine Covers

The Bison University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Bison was a humor magazine published by University of Buffalo students between 1913 and 1941.

The Iris Yearbooks

The Iris University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Iris was UB's first student-run yearbook.

The Opinion Newsletter

The Opinion Law Library, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Opinion is the official University at Buffalo Law School student newspaper.

The Spectrum, the University at Buffalo's Student Newspaper

The Spectrum, the University at Buffalo's Student Newspaper University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection provides access to the first seven years of the Spectrum.

Thomas B. Lockwood - The Man and His Library

Thomas B. Lockwood - The Man and His Library University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection highlights the life and contributions of Thomas B. Lockwood, one of Buffalo's most distinguished citizens in the first half of the 20th century.

University Archives Oral History Collection

University Archives Oral History Collection University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

Taped interviews with members of the University at Buffalo community. Those interviewed include administrators, alumni, faculty, staff, and UB Council members

University at Buffalo Alumni Publications

UB Alumni Publications University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

The Alumni Association of the University of Buffalo was established in 1926 and began a quarterly publication for graduates of all divisions of the university. This was the first publication for alumni issued by the university.

University at Buffalo Sports History Collection

University at Buffalo Sports Collection University at Buffalo Libraries

This history of UB Football (1894-1960) is the first in a series of collections that will encompass all UB sports teams from their beginnings to the present day.

University at Buffalo Student Newspapers, 1921-1950

University at Buffalo Student Newspapers, 1921-1950 University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection provides access to two student newspapers published between 1921 and 1950: The Bee (1921-1950) and The Argus (1947-1950).

Western New York History

Buffalo Architecture Foundation Building Stories Collection

Buffalo Architecture Foundation Building Stories Collection University at Buffalo Libraries

The intriguing architecture of Western New York is celebrated through Building Stories, Buffalo Architecture Foundation's multi-media project documenting and sharing profound individual experiences with architecture, construction, landscape and planning throughout the region.

Jewish Buffalo Image Collection

Jewish Buffalo Image Collection University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection consists of photographs and other images related to Jewish life in Buffalo and the Niagara Falls area taken from the Jewish Buffalo Archives at the University at Buffalo.

Love Canal Images

Love Canal Images University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

This collection consists of photographs, maps, and posters related to the Love Canal environmental disaster in Niagara Falls, NY. The Love Canal Images collection forms part of the Love Canal Collection in the University Archives of Special Collections.

University Archives Oral History Collection

University Archives Oral History Collection University Archives, University at Buffalo Libraries

Taped interviews with members of the University at Buffalo community. Those interviewed include administrators, alumni, faculty, staff, and UB Council members


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