St. Bonaventure University



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Friedsam Memorial Library

St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 USA


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St. Bonaventure's History and People

The following pages provide links to websites and collections relating to St. Bonaventure's history and the people who have been a part of the university. There is a wealth of information provided, so take your time and explore!

General Information

This page contains websites with general historical information about St. Bonaventure, including a timeline and documents such as Inside Bona's and CAB Newsletter.


The People

Here are links to sites about the people of St. Bonaventure. Information on presidents, the Board of Trustees, faculty and alumni is located here.


The Campus

Academic buildings, statues, shrines, a chapel and more are located on the campus of the university. This page provides access to sites on the history of the campus and walking tours of the buildings, statues and shrines.


School Spirit

This category includes sites on the symbols of the university, student activities and student publications.



Athletics is a big part of St. Bonaventure University. Here are some websites detailing the histories of football, basketball, baseball and others. New! Check out Steve Gadziala's Rookie Card Collection! Recently added scrapbooks from Whitey Martin (1961), William Butler (1968), John Hayes (1969), and Glenn Hagan (1978).


History and Stories

Interested in legends and myths about the campus? Want to know what the university was like during WWII and Vietnam? What was 1970 like at SBU? Curious about what alumni have to say about their time spent here? What was SBU's experience during the COVID pandemic? This page has links to this information and more.


Indexes and Lists

Here are lists of award recipients and graduate theses.

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Special Collections

Special Collections
Collections outside of journalism. These include Thomas Merton, Robert Lax and Congressman James T. Walsh.  They range from science fiction to banjo music. They also include local material such as this from the Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County related to the Farmersville Landfill proposal and a new site related to the Salamanca lease negotiations. When the Washington Theological Union closed its doors their archival collection was transferred to SBU.

A recent addition is a site devoted to local poet Thomas Krampf.

The archives has a collection of American Civil War material, including one of the premier Civil War regimental collections, that of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry. We added a collection of letters from Adrian Fay, a member of the 105th in 2017.

A collection for alumni and WWII chaplain Fr. Ralph A. Antonucci.

The Le Ray de Chaumont Correspondence includes letters between Chaumont and luminaries from the American War of Independence period.


Housed in the Jim Bishop Room, these deal with newspaper and television journalism, journalism education, popular history and comics.


Political buttons, St. Bonaventure memorabilia, autographs and many other items can be found in the collection.  We just have a sample here.

St. Bonaventure University Rare Books and Manuscripts


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