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Milton C. Albrecht papers

 Collection — Box: 1-10
Identifier: 15-2-118

Scope and Contents

The Milton C. Albrecht Papers span the years 1946 to 1975, with the bulk of material pertaining to his activities as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Also included are papers of Mrs. Evelyn Albrecht, reflecting her involvement in Buffalo social issues.

The bulk of the collection consists of printed or duplicated material and newspaper clippings. Of special interest is a series of reprints of scholarly articles written by faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, including several books and articles written by Nathaniel Cantor (1898-1957), Dr. Albrecht's colleague in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.

Manuscript items include a series of appointment books (1957-1965) and stenographic notebooks (1956-1965) kept by Dr. Albrecht while Dean of Arts and Sciences. The stenographic notebooks provide an unusually detailed account of Albrecht's activities.

The collection also includes audiotape recordings of a symposium on the Sociology of Literature, held in Albrecht's honor in 1965, and of an interview with Albrecht recorded by the University Archives in 1976. Other materials pertaining to Albrecht's career may be found in the Records of the College of Arts and Sciences.


  • 1946-1975


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Milton C. Albrecht Papers, 1946-1975 are open for research.


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 the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Milton C. Albrecht, Dean of the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences from 1958-1965, joined the faculty in 1946 as a member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English literature, respectively in 1931 and 1937, from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at the University of Idaho prior to coming to Buffalo.

Albrecht edited The Sociology of Art and Literature: A Reader (1970). He wrote several reports, articles and book reviews on sociology and literature as well as on educational psychology. Albrecht devoted a great deal of time addressing community issues. He served on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Western New York Research Center and the Buffalo Urban League. He also served on several committees for the Community Welfare Council. During his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, student enrollment advanced from 1,600 to nearly 5,000 students with full time faculty up from 150 to over 425. From 1954-1958, Albrecht was also Director of the Tutorial Instruction program.


4.59 Linear Feet (1 record carton, 6 manuscript boxes, 4 half boxes)

10 Gigabytes (10 files)


The papers of Milton C. Albrecht, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1958-1965, include notebooks, appointment books, faculty reprints, memorabilia and audio recordings.


This collection is arranged into six series:

I. Mrs. Evelyn Albrecht, circa 1945-1955

II. Stenographic Notebooks, 1956-1965

III. Appointment Books, 1957-1965

IV. Faculty Reprints

V. Papers and Memorabilia, 1946-1975

VI. Miscellaneous Printed Material.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Albrecht in December 1966, September 1975 and April 1976.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resource

3/9/00, Studies in Sociology, University Archives Periodicals Collection

Separated Materials

Arts and Sciences catalogues, alumni publications and copies of UB Studies were removed from Albrecht papers and added to the general collections of the University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff, circa 1970's.


Finding Aid for the Milton C. Albrecht papers
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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