Getting To Know You: Tour of UB's Special Collections (North Campus)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

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University at Buffalo North Campus


Registration is limited to 20.

Join us for a group tour of University at Buffalo Libraries’ Special Collections. The tour will include the Poetry Collection, Rare and Special Books Collection, and University Archives. The group will meet at Capen Café on the first floor of Capen Hall at 3:30PM. Coffee and snacks will be available. The tour will be from 4:00PM to 5:00PM. More information can be found at

This event is sponsored by the WNY Library Support Staff Committee (WNYLSS).


A brief intro to the history of the UB Archives

The University Archives, established in 1964 by President Clifford C. Furnas, is the repository of the historically valuable records of the State University of New York at Buffalo and its predecessor, the University of Buffalo (1846-1962). The holdings of the Archives document the growth of the University from a small medical school in 1846 to the large, comprehensive public university that it is today.


A University at Buffalo Libraries Special Collection, the Poetry Collection is the library of record for 20th- and 21st-century poetry in English. Founded in 1937 by Charles Abbott, the Poetry Collection now holds one of the world’s largest collections of poetry first editions and other titles, little literary magazines, broadsides and anthologies; a substantial collection of artworks; and more than 150 archives and manuscript collections from a wide range of poets, presses, magazines and organizations.



Parking is free after 3:00PM in UB lots. The closest parking lot is Fronczak B lot. You can find a map of North Campus here -

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