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The Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum

1 Museum Court
Bufalo, NY 14216, United States
716-873-9644 ex
The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York's premier historical organization since 1862. We are the keepers of the authentic stories that make our community unique. Our collections, exhibits, and programs tell the stories of the people, events, and movements that demonstrate Western New York's essential place in shaping American history.

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United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 100th (1862-1865)

Includes minutes from annual reunions (1911-1951); general membership records and correspondence kept by the secretary; some materials related to veterans of 8th N.Y. Heavy Artillery Regiment; clippings related to the organization's activities; and official documents, including a muster roll (Co. B, 1865) and appointment of Edwin Nichols as Captain, 1864.

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Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964
Collection of Anson Conger Goodyear, a buffalo local business man, major general, and patron of the fine arts and collector; includes family correspondence, diary and scrap books, his speeches and writings, business papers, and military related correspondence.
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Adam, Meldrum & Anderson Company (Buffalo, N.Y.)

This collection was assembled in anticipation of the store’s 100th anniversary in 1967. It consists mainly of promotional materials, including newspaper inserts, merchandise catalogs, and advertisements. There are also several books and some sheet music published by the store; clippings, 1867-1981; a scrapbook documenting the downtown move, 1960; and some photographs of AM&A’s stores and employees.

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Levine, Adeline
Contains research, reports, papers, and articles, 1978-1990; newspaper clippings, 1978-1999, with index, 1978-1995; photographs and slides, 1978-1989; audio and video cassettes, 1978-1986; personal interviews and field notes, 1978-1987; correspondence and materials relating to environmental activists and organizations, including Lois Gibbs and the Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes, Inc., 1978-1989, 1995.
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Minns, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1907-

Records pertaining to Minns' military career in the Medical Service Corps, 1941-1961,including commissions, commendations, diplomas, Bronze Star citation, Second Oak Leaf Cluster citation, clippings and photographs. Also, deeds and mortgages, 1910-1912, pertaining to property at 151 High St. in Buffalo owned by Albert Minns, Sr.

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Albert G. Preston papers, 1914 - 1965 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Preston, Albert G., 1879-1965

Transcripts of hearings held in Mayor Louis P. Fuhrmann's office for Commission Charter, 1914; transcripts of committee meetings, draft speeches, memoranda, messages and other papers of Mayor Charles E. Roesch, 1930-1934; and papers of the New York State Commission for the Revision of the Tax laws, including transcripts of public hearings and executive sessions, 1930-1931.

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New York (State). Division for Historic Preservation Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier (N.Y.)

This collection contains survey sheets, data sheets, and some photos from the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier’s surveys of the Allentown area in 1970, and the New York State Division for Historic Preservation in 1974. A list of streets surveyed is included in the box and folder list.

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American Red Cross. Greater Buffalo Chapter

These records contain most minutes, 1915-1971, of the Board of Directors and its Executive Board, including those from preceding organizations. Administrative materials and bequests files reflect various periods of the Greater Buffalo Chapter’s history. Between 1976 and 1979, the Greater Buffalo Chapter held a huge fund raising campaign to build a new Blood Center building, for which most of files were kept. The Red Cross is a supporter and beneficiary of the United Way, so there are files reflecting the relationship between these two organizations over the years. The rest of the materials were found in the defunct Public Relations office. The Public Relations department while in existence (mid 1970s - early 1990s) wrote press releases for the other departments within the Chapter, and therefore kept files, scrapbooks, clippings, and photographs on the staff, volunteers, events, fund raisers, disasters, training classes, service provided to military families, and other community involvement. Over the years, several people have tried to summarize the history of the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the Red Cross. These historical summaries are also held in this collection. Early Chapter by-laws had a section that listed the type of records that the Chapter should keep: board minutes, official correspondence, national directives, and emergency case files (which had a special confidentiality clause attached). however, this section of the by-laws disappeared during the early 1990s. Therefore, during a mass house cleaning effort, the official correspondence and the national directives were apparently discarded. Also, the American National Red Cross now requires the Chapter to shred all non-current emergency case files. Each series has its own box numbering scheme to allow for the addition of later accessions to this collection without the constant need to renumber.