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E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

Archives & Special Collections: Courier-Express Article Morgue [bulk 1960-1982]

Descriptive Summary

Title: The Buffalo Courier-Express Article Morgue

Date Span: [bulk, 1960-1982]

Acquisition Number: N/A

Creator: Buffalo Courier-Express Newspaper

Donor: Buffalo Courier-Express Newspaper; Cowles Media

Date of Acquisition: N/A

Extent: 591 linear ft.

Language: English

Location: Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State 

Processed: Arranged as donated.

Information on Use

The Buffalo Courier-Express Article Library is open for research. Please contact an Archivist for specific materials or subjects.

Reproduction of Materials: 
See Archivist for information on reproducing materials from this collection, including photocopies, digital camera images, or digital scans, as well as copyright restrictions that may pertain to these materials. 

Preferred Citation: 
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, The Buffalo Courier-Express Article Morgue, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.

Biographical Note:
The Courier-Express newspaper was born in 1926, with the merger of the Buffalo Courier and the Buffalo Express to form the Buffalo Courier-Express. William J. Conners, owner of the Buffalo Courier, was the person instrumental in bringing the two papers together. During the 19th century numerous newspapers existed. The Buffalo Courier-Express merger can trace its roots back to 1828. From 1828 to 1926, twelve separate newspapers merged during those years, ending with the formation of the Buffalo Courier-Express; quite a chronology for the history of this newspaper.

The Courier and then the Courier-Express took a liberal position on all issues. In the late 1970s, the Courier-Express was sold to Cowles-Media, an out of state publisher. Cowles Media decided to close the paper in 1982. The September 19, 1982 issue was the last one for this very popular Buffalo newspaper. Cowles Media donated the library to the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and Buffalo State College.

Scope and Contents:
The Article Morgue consists of approximately one million news clippings. The news clippings are arranged by subject and person, cover the late 1950's through September 19, 1982. This collection served as an internal corporate library for the reporters of the paper. The librarians weeded both the clippings and photographic files, discarding older files on a routine basis. As a result many subject areas are not covered.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject

Inventory: Please see downloadable inventory. Large file size. Inventory is text searchable. 

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