Spilling Grain: Audio Stories from the People of Buffalo's Grain Elevators, 2019-2020

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Spilling Grain: Audio Stories from the People of Buffalo's Grain Elevators, 2019-2020

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Spilling Grain is an oral history project created by Kate Kaye, Buffalo native and journalist, to chronicle the grain industry in Buffalo, as well as those who worked in it and its cultural impact. The project was begun in 2019, and is currently hosted on Kaye's website at redtailmedia.org.

Kaye graciously donated a copy of the complete project for permanent preservation and inclusion in the B&ECPL Digital Collections in 2023.

The collection includes photographs taken by Kaye in 2019 and 2020, as well as edited oral history recordings from grain industry and mill workers, scholars, and musicians.

Collection Items

Outside former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) Grain Elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY
Outside former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) Grain Elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY., photo by Kate Kaye in early 2020.

Outside former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) Grain Elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY
Outside former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) Grain Elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY., photo by Kate Kaye in early 2020.

"Window" cut from former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) Grain Elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY.
"Window" cut from former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) Grain Elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY., photo by Kate Kaye in early 2020.

Stairway at brewery built inside former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) grain elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY.
Stairway at brewery built inside former Cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF) Grain Elevator at Buffalo RiverWorks, Ganson St., Buffalo, NY., photo by Kate Kaye in early 2020.

[Exterior view of rail cars and grain elevators on the north side of the Buffalo River, facing west]
Grain elevators and railyard views from 41 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY, site of Waterfront Memories and More Museum, photos by Kate Kaye in early 2020

[Exterior view of rail cars and grain elevators on the north side of the Buffalo River]
Grain elevators and railyard views from 41 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY, site of Waterfront Memories and More Museum, photos by Kate Kaye in early 2020

[Exterior view of grain elevators from the north side of the Buffalo River, facing south east]
Grain elevators and railyard views from 41 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY, site of Waterfront Memories and More Museum, photos by Kate Kaye in early 2020

[Exterior view of grain elevators and north side of the Buffalo river, facing the Ohio street bridge and rail cars]
Grain elevators and railyard views from 41 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY, site of Waterfront Memories and More Museum, photos by Kate Kaye in early 2020

[Exterior view of grain elevators and Buffalo River, facing southwest towards the Ohio street bridge]
Grain elevators and railyard views from 41 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY, site of Waterfront Memories and More Museum, photos by Kate Kaye in early 2020

[Exterior view of grain elevators from across the Buffalo River]
Grain elevators and railyard views from 41 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY, site of Waterfront Memories and More Museum, photos by Kate Kaye in early 2020
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