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

Archives & Special Collections: Courier-Express Vietnam Veteran Files

Descriptive Summary

Title: The Buffalo Courier-Express Vietnam Veteran Files

Date Span: bulk, 1960-1980

Acquisition Number: N/A

Creator: Buffalo Courier-Express Newspaper

Donor: Buffalo Courier-Express Newspaper; Cowles Media

Date of Acquisition: N/A

Extent: 3792 files

Language: English

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

Processed: 2019, Hope Dunbar; Angela Ethridge

Information on Use

The Buffalo Courier-Express Vietnam Files are open for research.

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 Vietnam Files, 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 Vietnam Files are individual envelopes created by newspaper staff containing information on a soldier that fought in Vietnam and was named in a Courier publication. There are a total of 3792 named individuals in the collection. The envelope contents typically include news clippings, biographical information on the solider, a photograph, and the original printing press plate used for the photograph.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by name.

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

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