Canisius University - Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

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Buffalo, NY 14208
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Canisius University - Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library


Founded in 1870, Canisius University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the nation. It is a private four-year university in Buffalo, New York. Canisius offers more than 70 majors, minors and special programs leading to bachelor and masters degrees through the College of Arts & Sciences, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, and the School of Education and Human Services. Canisius provides many options for career preparation or higher-level educational pursuits.

Canisius University - Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council.


Canisius College Administration

The College Administration throughout the years is represented in this collection.

Canisius College Buildings History and Maintenance

Canisius College has been located on three different campuses since its founding in 1870. This collection documents the construction and expansion of the College.

Canisius College Coaches and Sports

This collection highlights coaches, teams, individual athletes, and a variety of sports memorabilia including programs and tickets.

Canisius College Church Records

Church Records: St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Church (a k.a. St. Mary’s on the Hill,1847-1909) Lancaster, NY - Throughout the 1970s and into the late 1980s Canisius College assisted in the preservation of hundreds of church records and ledgers documenting the history of churches, cemeteries and faithful residents of the western, central and northern NY, southern Ontario and northwestern Pennsylvania. A complete list of records is available through Canisius College Archives. Currently, this is the ONLY digitized group of records. Reformatting effort will continue as funding becomes available. This PDF document, filmed from microfilm, is not keyword searchable.

Canisius College Course Catalogs

Canisius College Course Catalogs, 1873-1920. These brochures provide a prospectus of Canisius College in its early years. They include course offerings, tuition and fees, student organizations and names of faculty, staff and students. This PDF document, filmed from microfilm is not keyword searchable.

Canisius College Memorabilia

Canisius College Archives and Special Collections contains historic records and artifacts related to the institution. This exhibits samplings from the collections.

Canisius College Presidents

This collection contains photos of all Canisius' presidents from its first, Rev. William Becker, S.J. through John J. Hurley, J.D. who has the distinction of being the first lay president.

Canisius College Scrapbooks

World War II Scrapbook, August 1942-April 1946 Compiled by Canisius’ first archivist, Rev. J. Clayton Murrary, S.J., this scrapbook represents a small portion an enormous effort by Father Murray to maintain contact with Canisians, as well as keep track of their service records throughout World War II. An Index of individual’s names and pages upon which articles about them appear, is located prior the newspaper clippings. This PDF document, filmed from microfilm, is not keyword searchable.

Canisius College Student Activities

Student organizations and clubs enrich campus life. Here are examples of student events from several generations.

History of Canisius College

Canisius College rich history is documented in the place and by events and people. This collection shares some of that history.

Kaleidoscope logo

A collection of episodes of Kaleidoscope, a program produced for and about the religious communities of Western NY by the Network of Religious Communities and the Canisius College Video Institute

Lectures - Special Guests

Canisius College has hosted numerous noted dignitaries, politicians, and other public leaders from the early twentieth century to the present.