Friday, June 16, 2017

Today's Message

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

LGBTQ+ Donation Day: June 17

The Buffalo State Archives and Special Collections, which houses the Madeline Davis Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Archives of Western New York, and the Buffalo History Museum are putting out a call for material related to the LGBTQ+ history of Western New York. Do you have memorabilia about LGBTQ+ life in Buffalo and Western New York that you would like to donate to our campus or a local repository that can care for it and make it publicly accessible?

College archivist and curator of the Madeline Davis Collection, Dan DiLandro, and Buffalo History Museum librarian and archivist Cynthia Van Ness, will be available on Saturday, June 17, between 10:00 a.m. and noon at the Buffalo History Museum’s Research Library (1 Museum Court) to review material for possible acquisition.

The Buffalo State Archives and Special Collections seeks possible donations of letters, diaries, photos, clippings, fliers, posters, T-shirts, artwork, videotapes, community organization or business records, and ephemeral material—anything that may add to public access of our region’s rich history of LGBTQ+ rights. The Buffalo History Museum’s Research Library is particularly interested in collecting wedding memorabilia, such as wedding vows, photos, videos, announcements, invitations, or receipts from legally wed same-sex couples with a Western New York connection.

Admission is free to anyone bringing a potential donation.

Please see more links to inventories and images on the Butler Library website, as well as further information on our collaborative event on the Buffalo History Museum website.

Submitted by: Daniel M DiLandro
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