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Samuel P. Capen: Searching

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2023 4:09 PM

Searching for Materials in the University 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.
  • Catalog.
    • 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.