Digital Archives at Special Collections

About Special Collections
The materials found on this site represent born-digital files from the manuscript collections of The Poetry Collection and University Archives as well as born-digital university records. Special Collections includes four units: The Poetry Collection, University Archives, Rare & Special Books and The Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection. Housed separately from the Libraries’ regular collections, the rich literary and historical materials found in these collections make them invaluable to researchers and a distinguished part of the university.

Terms of Access
Manuscript collections may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws (including but not limited to medical, financial, or other personal data). Staff has taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove Personally Identifiable Information found within its archival collections. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University at Buffalo and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the University at Buffalo.