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A guide to assist student organizations when donating their records to the University Archives
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2023 2:17 PM

Your organization’s records have historic value! The University Archives encourages donations of materials that document the history and evolution of student life at the university. This includes records of student organizations and clubs.

Hours, Location, Contact Info

420 Capen Hall

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 4:00

Special Collections is open to the members of the UB community, visiting scholars and the general public. All materials are housed in environmentally controlled and secure stack areas on and off site, and are made available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room.

All collections are non-circulating and are retrieved for researchers upon request.

We also encourage you to explore the appropriate Finding Aid to become familiar with any collection you want to access before your visit.

Have a research question? Send us a reference request!

Students in the Student Association office, circa 1980s

Students in the Student Association office, circa 1980s
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Meet your archivists!

Sarah Cogley, Digital Archivist and Interim Co-University Archivist

In Sarah's role as Digital Archivist, she directs efforts to ensure long-term preservation of at-risk digital materials. As Interim Co-University Archivist, Sarah works to document the history of UB, including the student experience, so future scholars and the university community can study and learn from their history.

Marie Elia, Archivist for Special Collections and Interim Co-University Archivist

Jessica Hollister, Visiting Assistant Librarian

As Assistant Librarian, Jessica processes collections, promotes archival materials, and works with researchers to answer reference inquires. If you ever have questions about collections in the University Archives- or questions about archives in general- Jessica is more than happy to assist.

William Offhaus, Reference Archivist

As Reference Archivist, Bill helps researchers navigate the archives’ numerous collections. If you have a question about UB history, Bill will likely know the answer.

Grace Trimper, Digital Archives Technician

In Grace’s role as Digital Archives Technician, she accessions, processes, and preserves born-digital materials. Grace also works to fulfill digitization requests. Grace is here to answer any questions you might have about transferring your digital records to University Archives and how to find them again once they are processed.