Author Archives: Grosvenor Room Genealogy and Local History Blog

Passing on Your Family’s Legacy

The holiday season is filled with family, friends, and togetherness.  Why not take the opportunity at this year’s family gatherings to begin passing on your family’s legacy? Traditions Make traditions a part of everyday life.  Involve everyone and be sure … Continue reading

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A Taste of History

We’re celebrating American Archives Month this October by highlighting local food history in our collection!  The Buffalo Collection includes several cookbooks compiled by community organizations and businesses, as well as professional and amateur chefs. Even the B&ECPL Staff Association produced a … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Summer

The turning of the new fall season has us taking a last look at lush trees and full foliage. These charming 1930s pictures are part of the Grosvenor Room Collection and can be found in the Trees in and Around … Continue reading

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110th Anniversary of The NY to Paris Race

In 1908, a car manufactured in Buffalo gained international acclaim by winning the an unprecedented  “New York to Paris Race.” At the dawn of the 20th century, automobiles were an infant technology with none of the infrastructure we take for … Continue reading

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The Grosvenor Room welcomes new Arlen and Yellen songs to our sheet music collection!

Twenty-one Harold Arlen and Jack Yellen songs have been added to the Grosvenor Room’s sheet music collection.  The Grosvenor Room now carries about 260 songs (combined) by these Buffalo composers. Harold Arlen was born in Buffalo in 1905 and lived … Continue reading

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A Curiosity for Mother’s Day

This charming book was found in the Grosvenor Room’s music stacks.  Published in 1907, it was intended to entertain and build moral character.  The authors, John Alden Carpenter and his wife Rue, were well-known in music circles during the first … Continue reading

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B&ECPL history: How it all began

The origin of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system dates back to 1836, when the Young Men’s Association (YMA) established a collection of books of permanent or lasting value for its members.  60 years later, this “members only” institution … Continue reading

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