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Lasting Wounds of War 2.0.mp4
In the years following the end of the Vietnam War, veterans were shunned by segments of American society that actively demonstrated against the unpopular war. Many vets suffered from recurrent nightmares and from the effects of Agent Orange…

Lackawanna 6 GB2.mp4
On April 20, 2004, President George W. Bush came to Buffalo to push for an extension of the Patriot Act, which granted the FBI the right to secretly conduct surveillance activities on American citizens without proving probable cause. This included…

Lackawanna 6 Case revisited.mp4
On April 24, 2004, Fox journalist Geraldo Rivera originated his “At Large” program from Buffalo City Hall. The purpose was to take a second look at the case against the so-called “Lackawanna Six.” His guests included the prosecutors and some of the…

Lackawanna 6 Case.mp4
In September 2002, six Yemeni-American friends from Lackawanna, New York, eight miles outside of Buffalo, were arrested and charged with giving material support to the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. It was the one year anniversary of the 9/11…

Erie County in 1866. Each map shows individual buildings and names of land owners. 39 cm.

Archbishop Tutu.mp4
On January 29, 1989, the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa visited Buffalo to seek help in ending apartheid in his country.

Apartheid, which means “apartness” in the language of Afrikaans, was the name given to the official separation…

Final 22 Caliber Killer.mp4
Joseph Christopher, a white Buffalo native who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, began his killing spree on September 22, 1980. Within a 36 hour period, using a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle, Christopher murdered four African American men. Two…

Compiled by Julia Boyer Reinstein, Town Historian; authorized by Cheektowaga Town Board, 1953. Includes historical information, various maps of Western New York, Erie County, and Cheektowaga; includes copy of early map of New York Native American…

Rare Book Room copy number 61 of 250; with portrait of President McKinley pasted on the upper cover; tied with a purple cord; includes a service bulletin from a memorial service in honor of President McKinley at the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church

Typescript index to the scrapbooks chronicling the death and burial of President McKinley.
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