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Archives & Special Collections: University Archives

University Archives

The University Archives collects materials of enduring historical value and certain non-current records that document both the administrative activities of the State University of New York at Fredonia and its overall history. Decisions on collection development in this area are informed by the SUNY Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, as well as by the input of key university departments and individuals.

With the support of a 2018 Regional Bibliographic Databases (RBDB) grant from the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), the Archives and Special Collections is currently working with Backstage Library Works to digitize the earliest issues of the college's newspaper, The Normal Leader, spanning the years 1893 to 1922. Once digitized, the content will be available as both searchable images and OCR text on the New York State Historic Newspapers website. This project is expected to be completed by fall 2018. Please check back for updates and links.

Previous RBDB grants supported the digitization of four historical atlases documenting Western New York, including the 1867 and 1885 Atlases of Chautauqua County (published by William Stewart and F.W. Beers, respectively), the 1869 Atlas of Cattaraugus County (D.G. Beers), and the 1866 Atlas of Wyoming and Genesee Counties (D.G. Beers). The digitized atlases can be found on the New York Heritage website and are freely accessible to the public.

Please contact the Archives & Special Collections for further assistance.

This section of the website is currently in progress. Please keep checking back for further updates.

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