Tag Archives: Scrapbooks

Retro Buffalo Bills

These Buffalo Bills caricatures were found in the Sports in Buffalo scrapbook at the Central Library’s Grosvenor Room.   The Courier Express featured the drawings during the 1965 season, a year that the Bills won the AFL Championship, upsetting the favorite, … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Scrapbook

Selections from a scrapbook compiled in Buffalo by Thelma Hildebrand for her husband, Private Nelson Fischer, 1941-1942. The book documents Nelson’s travels as a soldier, and includes napkins, matchbooks, telegrams, greeting cards, and even bars of soap.

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Clipping the History of Buffalo

“Serious students researching a local subject may find that the library is way ahead of them” touted a Buffalo Evening News article from 1967. Indeed, the  Scrapbook Collection in the Grosvenor Room has helped many by providing a significant slice … Continue reading

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The Library Cat Saga

In 1935, a  little black cat named Rosita found a home at the original Grosvenor Library, our predecessor and namesake.  We learned of this story while searching through the newspaper scrapbooks that were meticulously compiled by library staff over the … Continue reading

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Snowy Buffalo Days Gone By

Check out this photo of a snow plow trying to make its way down a Buffalo street following a blizzard! This clipping is in the “Weather” scrapbook, one of many in the Grosvenor Room’s scrapbook collection.

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Happy Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, and Buffalo has a connection to its creation: President Grover Cleveland (Buffalo’s 34th Mayor) signed legislation in 1893 making the first Monday in September Labor Day.  Below are a few images of … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

With summer in full swing, Western New Yorkers are busy enjoying our most lively season, frequenting area parks, beaches, pools, and festivals.  While much has changed in Buffalo over the years, summer has always been enthusiastically celebrated with outdoor fun.  Check … Continue reading

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