Forest Lawn-Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center

1990 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Phone: (716) 885-1600

Description of Library:

The Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center is operated by the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation and is located at 2062 Main Street.  All mail is delivered to 1411 Delaware Avenue.

Institution URL:
Member ID# (OCLC): MWAFL
Library Type: Cultural
Member Type: Governing
InfoPass Participant: No
NY Heritage Participant: No
Ask Us 24/7 Participant: No

Subject Strengths:

The bulk of the collection consists of self-generated records related to lot ownership, burials, and memorials dating to 1849.

Special Collections:

The collection contains surveys and maps from the 19th century forward, photographs, architectural drawings, administrative records, trustee minutes, books, and periodicals. There is also correspondence with lot owners, city officials, funeral directors.  There is a collection of resources related to vanished (no longer in existence) cemeteries in Buffalo.  Records relate to Forest Lawn, Buffalo Cremation Company, and Lakeside, Williamsville, and St. Matthew's Cemeteries.  Also of note is collection of records of McDonnell & Sons, a national monument dealer located in Buffalo beginning in the 1880s.

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