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

Archives & Special Collections: Newspapers: Buffalo Criterion [1940-2006]

The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center

Newspapers: Buffalo Criterion [1940-2006]

The Buffalo Criterion is the oldest continuously published African American newspaper in Western New York. Founded in 1925 by Frank E. Merriweather, Sr. and his wife, Camilla Merriweather, the newspaper has been a major voice in recording the history of African Americans with a focus on Buffalo and the Western New York area.  

Digital Editions from 1952-1973 can be found here.

​Digital Editions from 1974-1989 can be found here.

Departmental microfilm spans 1940-2006. 

Information on Use

This newspaper is held on microfilm and is part of the Monroe Fordham Regional History Center. The MFC is open to students, faculty, as well as the surrounding community. Please contact an Archivist to set up appointments and view materials. 


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