Organizations and Individual Collections
The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center, established at Buffalo State College by former President Muriel Howard, continues and expands the archival collection work begun more than thirty years ago by Dr. Monroe Fordham. It serves as a resource for the campus and surrounding community, bringing together materials including newspapers, photographs, personal papers, and organizational records.

The mission of the Center is to promote understanding of regional history, encourage research, and to make historical resources accessible to students, scholars, and community groups. This mission is sustained through collaboration with community groups and other local archival resources to actively preserve and disseminate historically significant documents of persons and institutions that contributed to western New York history.

The items below comprise the *DIGITAL COLLECTIONS* of various individuals and organizations in the western New York area. The Monroe Fordham Center holds additional collections in a non-digital format. For a full list of collections please visit:


Browse the Organizations and Individual Collections:

Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier

Albert Thompson Photo Album

Buffalo Cooperative Economic Society

Buffalo Kwanzaa Committee Papers

Buffalo-Niagara Chapters, Links, Inc.

Buffalo Quarters Historical Society Papers | Batchelor, Lillion

Colored Musicians Association of Buffalo - Musicians Local 533

Herbert Bellamy Photo Album

Howard Leonard Kratzke Papers

Juanita Hunter, RN & NYSNA Papers [1973-1990]

Nurses United CWA Local 1168 Scrapbook, 1983-1999

Rev. J.E. Nash Collection

Royal Serenaders

The Betsy Naylon Interviews & Oral Histories

The Dr. Catherine Collins Collection

Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women