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David A. Gerber papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 22/6F/782
The collection consists of the professional and personal correspondence of David A. Gerber spanning from 1973 to 2012. A small amount of correspondence is not written to or by Gerber, but rather was collected by him as it references notable occurrences in his career, and occurrences worthwhile to the history of the University at Buffalo. These include faculty letters recommending Gerber for Distinguished Professor.

Other topics of note:

1.3 WBFO Buffalo Social History Project

2.7 Plagiarism case

5.1-5.2 Heinz Kloss

5.5 Letters of UB faculty protesting the presentation of an honorary degree to Roald Dahl

6.12 Includes Russ Hodgson correspondence

6.23 Includes Donald Rumsfeld letter

6.24 Includes Erickson correspondence

6.25 Includes Susanna Garoni correspondence

6.28 UB Faculty and Staff for Peace

6.29 Faculty letters nominating David A. Gerber for Distinguished Professor

Dates

  • 1973-2012

Creator

Terms of Access

The David A. Gerber papers, 1973-2012 is open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

3.34 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 1 carton)

Abstract

This collection comprises papers of David A. Gerber from his time as professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo. The bulk of the collection consists of includes personal and professional correspondence as well as materials related to the WBFO Buffalo Social History Project (1978), the visit of Khalid Muhammad of the Nation of Islam in 1994, and the protest against the presentation of honorary degree to Roald Dahl (1989).

Biographical Note

David A. Gerber is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo. He was born in 1944 and earned his Pd.D. from Princeton University in 1971. Dr. Gerber’s research interests include American History writing in the mid-twentieth century and developmental disability.

Director Emeritus at the Center for Disability Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences, he also received the SUNY Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1991. His other affiliations include National History Advisory Committee, Statue of Liberty Museum Project, Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation; Board of Trustees, Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center; Board of Directors, Museum of disAbility History, Amherst, New York; Board of Advisers, Buffalo Jewish Archives Project; Editorial Board, Journal Of American Ethnic History; Organization Of American Historians; American Historical Association; Immigration And Ethnic History Society;and Society for Disability Studies.

*Information for this Biographical Note is from the University at Buffalo Department of History Emeritus Faculty webpage, accessed November, 2019.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Acquisition Information

The David A. Gerber papers was gifted to University Archives by David A. Gerber in multiple accessions, 1991-1993 (1991-017), 2008 (2008-002), 2014 (2014-013), and 2016 (2016-023).

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

1991 and 2008 accessions processed by Archives staff; 2014 and 2016 accessions processed by Jessica Hollister, 2019. Finding aid encoded by Jessica Hollister, 2019.

Source

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the David A. Gerber papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jessica
Date
15-10-2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
716-645-3714 (Fax)