Buffalo Courier-Express

Buffalo Courier-Express

The front page of the Buffalo Courier-Express from November 24, 1963
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) George E. Matthews
William James Conners
Cowles Media Company
Ceased publication September 19, 1982
"Courier-Express" redirects here. There is also a newspaper in DuBois, Pennsylvania that goes by this name.

The Buffalo Courier-Express was a morning newspaper in Buffalo, New York. It ceased publication in September 1982.


The Courier-Express was created in 1926 by a merger of the Buffalo Daily Courier and the Buffalo Morning Express. William James Conners, the owner of the Buffalo Courier, brought the two papers together. The combined newspapers claimed a heritage dating to 1828. One notable part-owner and editor of the Buffalo Express was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, whose tenure at the newspaper lasted from 1869 to 1871.

In August 1979, The Courier-Express was purchased by the Cowles Media Company, a publishing company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After a change in corporate leadership, Cowles Media decided to close the paper in September 1982. After the local Newspaper Guild members voted to oppose a deal to sell the Courier Express to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation,[1] the September 19, 1982 issue was the last issue published.[2] That left Buffalo with only one daily newspaper, the Buffalo Evening News, now known as The Buffalo News.

Cowles Media donated the library to the Buffalo History Museum and Buffalo State College. The library is now housed in the E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College. The library consists of approximately one million news clippings, 100,000 photographs and several pieces of artworks and framed photographs. The news clippings and photographs, arranged by subject and person, cover the late 1950s to September 19, 1982. The collection served as the library for the reporters of the paper. The librarians weeded both the clippings and photographic files, discarding older files on a routine basis. As a result, many subject areas are not covered.

The library is currently being digitized. While that may take years, photographs will continually be added to the Butler Library Archives Flickr site.[3]


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Advertising poster for a Women's Edition, by Alice Russell Glenny

Editors of the Buffalo Courier

Editors of the Buffalo Express

Editors of the Buffalo Courier-Express

General Managers of the Buffalo Courier-Express

Notable alumni

See also


  1. Wexler, Celia Viggo (July 20, 2011). "The Newspaper that Said "No" to Murdoch". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  2. "Buffalo Morning Paper To Fold". Reading Eagle. September 8, 1982. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  3. Flickr.com
  4. "Death of Douglas A. Levien," New York Times, April 28, 1897.
  5. (6 April 1899). Mr. A.M. Clapp Stricken, Evening Star
  6. 1 2 Matthews, George E. (1898). The men of New York: a collection of biographies and portraits of citizens of the Empire state prominent in business, professional, social, and political life during the last decade of the nineteenth century. Cattaraugus County (N.Y.): G.E. Matthews & Co. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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