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Finding Aid for the Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo, 1837-1889

MS 185

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives


420 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
United States
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Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by Karen Spencer, November 2010.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.

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Collection Overview

Title: Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo Records, 1837-1889
Creator: Young Men’s Association of the City of Buffalo
Extent: .63 linear feet(1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Collection includes annual reports, bylaws, lectures, and catalog of the Young Men's Association in Buffalo, New York.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, MS 185, Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo Records,1837-1889, University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Special Collections' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated as part of the MS 170, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Records John Murray, President/CEO, in May 2010, and separated during processing in November 2010.

Terms of Access

Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo Records, 1837-1889 are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Spencer, November 2010.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

The Young Men's Association was established in Buffalo, New York on February 22, 1836, "for mutual improvement in literature and science." For the first 25 years it was the only public literary institution and gave rise to the Buffalo Historical Society, the Fine Arts Academy, and the Society of Natural Sciences. In 2010, these organizations are the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society , the Albright-Knox Art Gallery , and the Buffalo Museum of Science .

In 1886, the Association changed its name to The Buffalo Library. In 1897, through a contract with the City it became the Buffalo Public Library, today known as the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library .


Scope and Content Note

Collection includes annual reports, bylaws, library catalog, and lectures of the Young Men's Association, in Buffalo, New York, and annual reports, lecture, and member's identification card from The Buffalo Library.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Container List

Box-folder Contents
1.1 Laws and By-laws, 1837-1882
1.2 Celebration of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo, March 22, 1861
[90 pp.]
1.3-1.5 Annual Reports, 1855-1886
1.6 Finding List of History, Politics, Biography, Geography, Travel and Anthropology in the Young Men's Library at Buffalo, August 1885
[2 vol.]
2.1 Name change, The Buffalo Library, 1886, 1889

Includes correspondence.

2.2 The Buffalo Library, Annual Reports, 1887-1888
2.3 Identification Card of Horace Briggs, August 1, 1865
2.4 Lectures, 1847, 1851, 1888

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Buffalo Library
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subjects

Literature Societies, etc.--Buffalo (N.Y.)
Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo--Archives

Genres

Annual Reports

Associated Material

Bibliography

The Buffalo Library and Its Building. Buffalo, 1887. [Archives Z 733 B928 Oversize]

Fess, Margaret Richmond. The Grosvenor Library and Its Times. Buffalo, 1956. [Archives Z 881 B91 F3]

Goldberg, Arthur. The Buffalo Public Library 1836-1936. Buffalo, 1937. [Archives Z 733 B931G]