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Besag (Frank P.) Papers, 1967

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17/F/146 Abstract:

This collection contains individual and group interviews which were used as source material for Frank Besag's book Anatomy of a Riot: Buffalo, 1967, a case study comprised primarily of interviews with witnesses to the events in Buffalo from June 26 through July 1, 1967. The interviews were part of a survey commissioned by State University of New York at Buffalo president Martin Meyerson.  Also included are newspaper clippings about the study and a copy of the book. The Frank P. Besag papers are open for research. However, rights release forms for the interviews and transcripts were either never completed and/or deposited with the collection. The transcripts may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.

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This collection may contain offensive, harmful, or misrepresentative creator-supplied language or imagery. The views and opinions expressed are those of the creator’s and do not reflect or represent the University Libraries. In keeping with archival best practice, this content has been retained to preserve the historical context of the records.

Topics: Social Activism, UB People, Buffalo and WNY History
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