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            Buffalo Model Cities Expo

This collection of nine boxes of papers was preserved and organized by Ms. Theresa J. White.  Ms. White was involved with the Buffalo Model Cities Program during the early phase of its existence.  Even after she left the program she continued to collect and preserve materials that would help to document an important period in the city of Buffalo.  For more than a quarter of a century after the program ended, Ms. White continued to collect papers from that historic undertaking.  With meticulous care, and over many nears, she organized the papers into the categories in which they are filmed.  The papers were indexed and prepared for microfilming by Monroe and Freddie Mae Fordham.  The collection was filmed by Charita Jackson and LaShawanda Ingram, students at Buffalo State College.  The students were working under the supervision of the Fordham Regional History Center, at Buffalo State College.  The Students were paid from a grant from New York State.

Click here for an index to the microfilmed papers housed at the centre.


The article that follows was taken verbatim from a newspaper article that was included in the book of pictures (The papers were not identified nor were the articles dated.)

3-Day Expo `73 Is Being Planned By
Model Cities

A Model Cities "Expo 73" to acquaint the public with the programs and services funded by the agency will be held from noon to 8 PM Aug. 22-24 at 1490 Jefferson Ave. 15 projects will  illustrate agency activities at display booths.  Following the Expo, on Aug. 25 will be a parade starting at noon from the Expo site down Jefferson Ave. to William.  Marchers will include the Trojans Motorcycle Club and units from the 4-H Club and Boy Scouts.

Later, an Expo Musical Festival will be held from  6 PM to 12:30 AM in War Memorial Stadium.  In conjunction with the exhibition, an essay contest is being sponsored by the Model Cities Emergency Repair Service for youngsters ages 9 to 16. The contest ends Aug. 20. Subjects are: “How to Improve Conditions in your Home”; “What is the Model Cities Program?” and “Ways to Improve Your Community.”  Entries should be sent to Sam Jemison of Emergency Repair, 176 Sycamore.

The MFRHC Currently holds 85 photos in this collection that ere taken from a photo album owned by Mrs. Catherine Fisher Collins.  The photos capture many of the activities of the Buffalo Model Cities Expos for the years 1972 and 1973.



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