University at Buffalo Libraries - Digital Collections

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University at Buffalo Libraries - Digital Collections


The University Libraries’ digital collections encompass a wide variety of formats, including photographs, print materials, audio recordings, artworks, artifacts and other resources. Our digital collections are created to support the teaching and learning activities of UB faculty and students, enhance scholarship and research, and increase access to rare or fragile items that may be too delicate to be handled regularly by the public.

Today, the Libraries offer distinct collections that cover such diverse subject areas as African American studies, American literature, architecture, biology, medicine, music, psychology and UB history. All of the Libraries’ digital collections provide centralized access to UB’s diverse inventory of legacy and teaching collections for purposes of instruction, scholarship and archival preservation.

University at Buffalo Libraries - Digital Collections is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council.


Archacki Cartoons

Cartoons drawn by Polish immigrant, Henryk Archacki, representing current events at the time with a sense of Polish pride.  

Eleanor Roosevelt and Anna Pennybacker on CWC Porch

The Chautauqua Women’s Club, founded in 1889, has enjoyed a long, proud and vital history as an integral part of the Chautauqua experience. At their beautiful clubhouse on the lake at the Chautauqua Institution, opportunities are provided to enhance social connections, to participate in lifelong learning and to promote and support the arts and education. This collection showcases photographs of the Chautauqua Women's Club.

Darwin D. Martin Photograph Collection

Photographs depicting Darwin Martin, his family, and his Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes.

Portrait of Katherine Pratt Horton

Katharine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc. is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of its members’ patriot ancestors. Headquartered at the historic Birge-Horton House at 477 Delaware Avenue, this Chapter was formed in 1892. Membership in the NSDAR is open to any woman aged 18 years or older who can prove a lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The NSDAR is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. This collection is a sampling of items from the Katharine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter’s historical scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photos, and ephemera.

Dr. Austin Flint Collection

This collection contains several artifacts from the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, University at Buffalo, that highlight the life of Dr. Austin Flint. A renowned physician, Flint was one of the founding members of the University at Buffalo Medical School. As the most distinguished member of the founding faculty, he was named Professor of Principles and Practice of Medicine and Clinical Medicine, and he served as the first registrar and treasurer. In addition to his work at the medical school, he authored more than 200 articles and 16 books. Many of his articles were published in the "Buffalo Medical Journal", a journal that he himself founded.

Jewish Buffalo Image Collection

A collection of photographs documenting the Jewish community in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara region from the early 20th century to present day.

Junior League of Buffalo

Photographs and documents relating to The Junior League of Buffalo, a volunteer organization known for its community work in the Western New York region.

League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara

Newsletters, newspaper articles, publications, meeting minutes and scrapbooks chronicling the history of the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization from the early 20th century to present day.

Love Canal Images

Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.

Polish American Pamphlet Collection

This collection from the Polish Room at the University at Buffalo contains over 100 digitized pamphlets and printed materials from various Polish American organizations from the Western New York region.

Portrait of Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard in iconic wide-brimmed Stetson hat with a scarf tied in a bow at his throat

Collection of items relating to the Roycroft community of artisans located in East Aurora, NY

Thomas B. Lockwood - The Man and His Library

This collection contains photographs and documents relating to noted Buffalo citizen Thomas B. Lockwood and the University at Buffalo Library dedicated to him.

Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo

Photographs and documents relating to the Twentieth Century Club, a women’s club founded in Buffalo in the late 19th century to promote education and the arts.

1943 Buffalonian cover

Collection of University at Buffalo yearbooks from

Cover of 1952 edition of The Buffalonian

Collection of The Buffalonian, the yearbook of the University at Buffalo

Soldier seated with rifle

The Western New York and the Civil War collection represents a cooperative initiative between the State University of New York  at Buffalo and numerous historical societies from the Western New York counties of Erie and Niagara to share local history collections with the public through digitization and presentation of an array of photographs, handwritten letters and ephemera from the American Civil War period. The focus of this collection is on local Civil War participants and on those resources (many of them primary) stored in local historical societies that have had minimal public exposure to date.

Zonta International

Collection of photographs, documents and other items relating to the Zonta Club of Buffalo, now Zonta International, a leading global organization of women professionals.