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Archives & Special Collections: SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project [1975-1995; bulk 1975-1985]

Descriptive Summary

Title: SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project

Date Span: 1975-1996; bulk 1975-1985

Creator: SUNY Buffalo State Archives & Special Collections

Donor: N/A

Date of Acquisition: N/A

Extent: 4 boxes; 67 audio files; 1 video file

Language: English

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

Processed: Hope Dunbar, 2017, 2022 

Information on Use

Access: The SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project is 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. 

Even though all reasonable and customary best-practices have been pursued, this collection may contain materials with confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the SUNY Buffalo State assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: 
[Description and dates], box number, SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State College.

Biographical Note:
The SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project was extensively conducted from 1975 to 1985 and was primarily directed by Sister Martin Joseph Jones, the first archivist. The full selection of recordings span 1975-1995. Interviews and materials are currently being digitized from audio cassette to digital media that will be made available through the Buffalo State Digital Commons.

Scope and Contents:
The interviews are primarily concerned with personal reflections over the course of the interviewee’s career. They delve into personal biographical details as well. Transcripts of some of the interviews are available; please contact the archivist for more information.

The cassette tapes are arranged by series. Series I is organized alphabetically by the interviewee; series II is organized by topic and broken down into: convocations and commencements; receptions and dedications; and miscellaneous; series three is listed alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

  • Series I: Personal Interview with Faculty and Staff
  • Series II: Convocations, Commencements, Receptions, Dedications, and Misc.
  • Series III: Transcriptions of Audio (not available for all material)

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List of Individuals Recorded

Adler, Dr. Selig
Bassistoni, Dr. James
Bley, Ruth
Boyer, Dr. Ernest
Bradley, Dr. Allan P. 
Brett, Wesley
Brown, Dr. Richard
Bulger, President Paul G.
Burrell, Dr. Anna  
Butler (Wallis Wickham), Kate 
Callan, Dr. Louis J.
Carroll, Dr. Marian
Cherkauer, Dr. Rudolph
Clark, Margaret Goff
Cook, Jazz Weda
Cooper, Dr. Herman
Cruickshank, Dr. William
Cuomo, Gov. Mario
Czurles, Dr. Stanley
Drew, Dr. Fraser
Falk, Dr. Gerhard
Fretwell, Jr., President E.K.
Frey, Dr. Barbara R.
Fronczak Bukowska, Dr. Eugenia
Gemmet, Robert J. 
Giffoniello, Mary Shea
Goldberg, Dr. Minerva
Gragg, Mrs. Wilson B.
Greenwood, Rhoda
Greenwood, Dr. Walter B.
Hartwood Futrell, Mary 
Heyman, Carolyn Weber
Horton, Dr. John T.
Howard, President Muriel A.
​Johnstone, President D. Bruce
Jones, Sister Martin Joseph
Kassman, Shirley
Kelly, Joseph
Klein, Isaac 
LaMorte, Dr. Charles P.
Lindemann, Dr. Edna
MacVittie, Dr. Robert W.
Mann, Dr. Horace (Hank)
Mondale, U.S. Vice President Walter
Muck, Dr. Ruth
Nesjar, Carl 
Neuthardt, Dr. Emerson
Peterson, Harold F. 
Piquette, Dr. Julia C. 
Plesur, Dr. Milton
Poleszak, Dr. Leonard
Rice, President Harvey
Richardson, President F.C.
Robison, Dr, Houston T. 
Schuck, John 
Sengbusch, Dr. Howard G.
Steffen, Dr. Gene
Sugarman, Dr. Ruth
Tetkowski, Dr. Clement
Turner, Madeline K. 
Tyau, Dr. Frances
Urban, Dr. John
Van Antwerp, Marjorie
Vogelsang, Harriet Rockwell
Wakshull, Sam
Whittemore, Katheryne Thomas
Wicker, Tom 
Zimmer, LaVerne

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