Langsdale Library’s Special Collections has been working in partnership with the UB Post staff and student workers to make a collection of back issues of the student newspaper kept in the university archives available online. Recent digital back issues and digitized versions of older issues are available from 1981 to the present day. Special Collections will continue to work on making older issues available on an ad hoc basis until the entire collection has been digitized. The oldest issue held in the university archives dates to 1933, so another 50 years of the paper have yet to be completed.
The collection should be of particular interest to UB alumni and former faculty, administrators, and staff. This resource is an excellent representation of the history of the university though the eyes of its students and a reflection of how the student body responds to contemporary issues. They are also a nice way to get a sense of how the campus and university traditions, like the block party, have developed over time.
Those who would like to volunteer to help with continued digitization should contact Philip Deloria, university archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Philip Deloria