Searching for Material in Archives
Information about University Archives collections can be found in four places:
- Collections by Topic.
- The University Archives has several subject concentrations. Resources for certain topics can be searched, such as "student life," "publications," and "ephemera."
- Finding Aids.
- Finding aids serve as detailed guides to a collection's contents and include descriptions beyond what is offered in the library catalog. Finding aids include background information about the collection (types of material, dates, size, terms of access, etc.) and a folder-level listing of that collection's contents. A portion of our archival collections have online finding aids. Researchers can search our online finding aids here.
- For assistance with searching for or navigating online finding aids, please see the Guide to Research Using Special Collections.
- The Libraries Catalog contains brief records for University Archives collections (creator, title, dates, summary and subjects). Some records contain links to online finding aids (detailed collection descriptions) and/or online content.
- Digital Collections.
- A portion of our collections has been digitized and is available online.
- Digitized versions of UB student newspapers The Bee, Argus, The Spectrum, U of B Spectrum and The Official Student Publication of the University of Buffalo can be found on the New York State Historic Newspapers site.