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Dr. Monroe Fordham



About the Center

The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center webpage materials are currently being migrated. We thank you for your patience during this process. Please contact an archivist (below) for specific collection information and appointments. 

The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center, established at Buffalo State College by former President Muriel Howard, continues and expands the archival collection work begun more than thirty years ago by Dr. Monroe Fordham. It serves as a resource for the History Department's vibrant academic life and brings together teaching materials including newspapers, documentary videos and slide collections for classroom use.

The mission of the Center is to promote understanding of regional history and foster its inclusion into local school curricula, and to make historical resources accessible to students, scholars, and community groups. This mission is sustained through collaboration with community groups and other local archival resources to actively preserve and disseminate historically significant documents of persons and institutions that contributed to western New York history.

Visitor Information

The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center is currently located in the Archives & Special Collections of E. H. Butler Library, Room 214; and the History and Social Studies Department, Classroom Building C205. Please contact an archivist to locate a specific collection.

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Contact the Monroe Fordham Regional History Center

Hope Dunbar, MLIS, JD

Special Collections Archivist
E. H. Butler Library, Room 214
1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222

Phone: 716-878-4790
Fax: 716-878-3134