All photos: “Skateland Photo Collage (Item No. BP-53)” (2019). All Skateland Photograph Collages. View All.
Humanities Research for the Public Good Project: Skateland: Oral History and Community Archive
“We want to share the entire collection of photos with the Skateland community. We know these are important to personal histories of Skateland skaters. The library is working with faculty and student researchers to collect the memories of the Skateland skaters in order to tell an important social and cultural history of Buffalo. If there are Skateland skaters who would share their stories with us, they can contact me below or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
– Melissa Peterson, Director, RIC and Library Services at Daemen College.
With the goal of addressing overlooked history of African Americans in Buffalo and elsewhere, The Skateland Project will seek out, record, and put on display the oral histories that will reveal much that we don’t know and haven’t documented about the childhood and leisure experiences of this historic Buffalo community.