SUNY Buffalo State
Digital Collections



Alumni Scrapbooks

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These select scrapbooks contain letters and artifacts from members of the 1932-1951 graduating classes at Buffalo State. This collection is housed in Buffalo State's Digital Commons.

Fifth Freedom Newspaper

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The Fifth Freedom digitization project captures the most complete known collection of the earliest known GLBT-rights group in Western New York, the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier. The scanned and searchable newspaper images span the publication dates of 1970-1983.

Mark Twain/Buffalo Express

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The Buffalo Express was a Buffalo, NY daily newspaper published 1866-1878. This digital collection is housed at and features 620 issues dated June 4, 1869-June 9, 1871. "Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) co-owned and co-edited The Buffalo Express from August 1869 to March 1871. During that period, he contributed sixty feature stories, thirty-one editorials, and thirty brief entries in the "People and Things" column.

Library Archives' Flickr Stream

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After 56 years as one of Buffalo's major newspapers and a history dating back to the 1800s, the Buffalo Courier-Express printed its last issue on September 19, 1982. The newspaper archives consisting of approximately one million news clippings and one hundred thousand photographs were donated to the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and Buffalo State. The files are now housed in the Butler Library Archives.

Notes from Armageddon: First World War Postcards from the Richard J. Whittington Collection

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This postcard collection contains pictures and illustrations representing a variety of the First World War's cultural themes, including commanders, humor, and children. Accompanying many of the postcards is a transcription of the message, and an analysis of the item's historical context. These postcards capture the spirit of one of the most pivotal eras in modern history