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American Historian in Buffalo Yearbook

Richard Hofstadter was an American intellectual and historian twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his works, The Age of Reform (1956) and Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1964). Born in Buffalo in 1916, he attended the Fosdick-Masten Park High School. He … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Buffalo Celebrity

Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, for many years the Director of NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, was also a graduate of Bennett High School. Dr. Tananbaum also has the distinction of having been photographed studying at the Grosvenor Library in April of 1960. … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beauty

Our latest blog entry features another Bennett High School alum: actress, model and businesswoman Beverly Johnson, shown here in her yearbook photo from the Bennett Beacon, 1969.  The former champion swimmer became, among other notable things, the first African-American model … Continue reading

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Another Buffalo Native’s High School Yearbook Photos

Today’s blog entry features retired professional basketball player Bob Lanier, in his yearbook pictures from Bennett High School, 1966.  Lanier played for the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks, retiring in 1984.

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Speaking of Yearbook photos…

Check out Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and Buffalo native, Christine Baranski, as she appeared in her high school yearbook, the Villa Maria Academy Immaculatan, 1970: Keep an eye out for future blog entries on Buffalo natives.

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Famous Look-Alikes

Do any of your ancestors look like someone famous?  Check out the portraits below that we found in the Grosvenor Room collection.  Who do you think they look like?  Check back tomorrow to see who Grosvenor Room staff think they … Continue reading

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