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New York (State). Division for Historic Preservation

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.

Tuppen, Charles D.

The collection includes correspondence, reports, resolutions, contracts, notes, maps, cost estimates, and other financial data, architectural and engineering specifications, and speeches concerning plans for a domed stadium for Erie County, 1967- 1975; notes and printed materials about stadiums built in other U.S. cities; newspaper clippings; and records of Kenford Company et al. vs. the County of Erie, a suit in State Supreme Court regarding breach of the county’s stadium contract, 1971-1989.

Buffalo Lumber Exchange

Minutes of the Buffalo Lumber Exchange, Jan. 1880-Jan. 1887, Mar. 1889-Feb. 1905, April 1907-Dec. 1924, Jan. 1930-May 1950, and Dec. 1952-Nov. 1956; correspondence, including meeting notices, receipts, and industry notices, 1904-1955; luncheon registers, 1921-1931; account books, 1880-1908, and 1935-1946; memorial fund register, 1927- 1928, and memorials, 1934-1942; papers concerning the Lumber Exchange’s participation in home shows, 1953-1958; a history of the Western New York lumber industry; and obituaries and other papers concerning H. Shumway Lee and Harrison B. Mixer, members of the Lumber Exchange, 1925 and 1952.

Buffalo (N.Y.) Public School 22

Notebook of Mother's Club, 1922-1927; treasurer's notebook, minute books, and scrapbook of the Parent-Teachers Association, 1925-1941; inventory of Department of Industrial Arts, 1935-1948; minute books of Hospitality Club, 1949-1962; guest book pages, 1979; lists of Ketchum Medal winners, 1927-1947; and several reminiscences, ca. 1971.

Butler, Arthur G. (Arthur Gladstone), 1898-1991

Technical papers, newspaper clippings, articles, photographs and correspondence from and about the Curtiss-Wright Corp. and its personnel. Includes materials on several Curtiss-Wright and Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Co. aircraft including the B-2 Bomber, the NC-4, the June Bug and the Curtiss Racers. The technical papers contain information on the forming of various metals into airplane parts, procedures on methods of welding and published procedural manuals from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. chiefly from 1940 to 1945. Other materials collected by A.G. Butler are patents awarded to him, and materials on aircraft, aviation museums, the Aero Club of Buffalo and the OX-5 Aviation Pioneers.

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.

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.

Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959
The correspondence and printed material relating to Captain (later Colonel) William J. Donovan's military service, his legal career in Buffalo with O' Brian, Hamlin, Donovan & Goodyear, and his involvement with the American Legion and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association.
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.

Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs

Includes minutes, 1930-1996; committee reports, 1936-1996; convention files, 1907-1996; Federation Days files, 1938-1996; bulletins, 1944-1996; rosters, 1926/27-1993/94; photographs, undated and 1965-1992; scrapbooks, 1958-1980; and clippings, undated and 1924-1990. Also included in series I are materials of the Bicentennial Committee (1976), including a tape cassette of a program, correspondence with Congressman Jack Kemp, and a greeting from President Gerald R. Ford.