The Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum

1 Museum Court
Bufalo, NY 14216, United States
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.

Collection Sampling

Talbert Family Papers, 1872 - 1938

The records of personal papers of Anna Maria Talbert and family between 1881 and 1938, and legal documents of the inheritance issues between 1872 and 1927.
Collection ID: Mss. B79-4

100th Regiment, New York Volunteers Veteran Association Records, 1894 - 1953, bulk 1911 - 1951

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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Darwin D. Martin Papers and Larkin Company Inc. Records 1857-1960

The records of Darwin D. Martin Papers and Larkin Company Inc. consist of Martin's personal papers and the company's activities between 1892 and 1960.
Collection ID: Mss. B76-1

Buffalo Police Department general order books minutes and scapbooks, 1872 - 1959, bulk 1872 - 1948

General order books, 1872-1878, 1885-1892, 1902-1906; telegraph blotter, 1883-1884; board of police minutes, 1915-1916; and two scrapbooks, ca. 1934-1948.

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Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Records, 1863 - 1951

Records of the Buffalo Board of Trade, 1863-1867 and 1880-1937, including membership lists and contracts; records of the Buffalo Merchants' Exchange, 1883-1910, including letters, notices and membership lists; records of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, 1903-1951, including minutes, letters, and membership lists; and records of the Buffalo Manufacturers' Club, 1908-1912.

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Augustus Porter Collection, 1789 - 1908, bulk 1808 - 1818

Collection consists of correspondence, journals, legal documents, and other personal, military and political papers.
Collection ID: Mss. C2014-01

Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey, 1936 - 1942, bulk 1936 - 1937

Survey forms, field notes, bulletins and correspondence for a survey of state and local historical records (government and church records, manuscripts, maps and photographs) conducted initially by the State Historical Society but after 1935 by the Works Progress Administration.
Collection ID: Mss. C77-6

Duane Lyman and Associates, Architects, Records 1923-1975, 1952 - 1963

Chiefly reflects the schools and other public buildings, office buildings, and church structures which were designed by Duane Lyman for clients in Buffalo and Western New York State.
Collection ID: Mss. B75-3

Pan-American Exposition Company Records, 1899 - 1908, bulk 1899 - 1902

The records of Pan-American Exposition Company consist primary of the company's activities between 1899 and 1908.
Collection ID: Mss. C65-7