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Black News, 1969-1975
Buffalo Challenger, Buffalo, NY,1963-2006
Buffalo Criterion, Buffalo, NY, 1940-2006
Buffalo Irish Times, Buffalo, NY, 1992-2001
Christian Recorder, Philadelphia, PA, 1854-1902
Colored American, New York, NY, 1837-1841
The North Star, Frederick Douglass' Paper & Douglass Monthly, Rochester, NY, 1847-1855
Freedom's Journal, New York, NY, 1827-1829
Hispanic Newspaper, 1975-1981
(includes clippings and scrapbooks from the Hispanic community)
Impartial Citizen, Albany, NY, 1849-1850


African American Studies Department at Buffalo State
Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier Inc.
Alpha Kappa Boule
Attica NOW!
B.U.I.L.D. - Papers & Challenge to the License Renewal of WNIA & WSAY
Bell Aircraft Corporation & U.A.W. Local 501 - Papers & Strike of 1949
Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration [1916-1925]
Buffalo Affirmative Action Program, Committee Proceedings & Correspondence
Buffalo African American Funeral and Obituary Collection [1948-2007]
Buffalo Branch NAACP
Buffalo Cooperative Economic Society
Buffalo Kwanzaa Committee Papers
Buffalo Model Cities Expo Papers & Photographs
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
Buffalo Quarters Historical Society Papers | Batchelor, Lillion 
Buffalo Youth & Young Adult Choral Society 
Buffalo's Afro-Americans: Photos of Historic Events
Colored Musicians Association of Buffalo - Musicians Local 533
Community Food Center of Western New York
Ellicott District Coalition
Erie County Charter Revision Commission: Dr. E.O. Smith, Jr. Files
Grace Manor Nursing Home Founding Committee Papers [1989-1993]
Highland Avenue Neighborhood Preservation Corporation of Niagara Falls 
Housing Opportunities Made Equal [1963-1995]
Institute for People Enterprises 
LINKS of Buffalo
LINKS of Erie County
LINKS of Niagara Falls
Michigan Avenue Y.M.C.A.
New York African-American Institute, Founding Committee Papers
Nurses United CWA Local 1168
Republic Steel Arbitration Cases: The Files of Tom H. Gregory
Black Revolutionary Action Movement [1960-1970]
The Buffalo Irish Times [1992-2001]
Uncrowned Queens Archive
United Auto Workers UAW Local 424
United Citizens Organization 
Urban League of Buffalo 

Personal Papers

Acker, Daniel
Batchelor, Lillion 
Bellamy, Herbert
Burrell Papers
Coles, Robert
Collins, Catherine
Collins, David
Dett, Nathaniel
Dubard, Raphael
Dunson, Jessie
Easley, Robert [1950-1985]
Echols Family
Fordham, Monroe [1957-2003]
Hodges Family Papers
Hunter, Juanita
Nash, Francis
Nash, Rev. Dr. J. Edward
Naylon, Betsy
Noles, Eva
Scott, Madeline O.
Thomas, Carolyn
Thompson, Albert
Wright, Lydia

Oral Histories

Map of Church Collection Locations


Access a Collection

The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center is currently located in the History and Social Studies Department, Classroom Building C205; and the Archives & Special Collections of E. H. Butler Library, Room 214.

Please contact an archivist to locate a specific collection.

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

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