Milton C. Albrecht papers
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.
- Albrecht, Milton C. (Person)
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4.59 Linear Feet (1 record carton, 6 manuscript boxes, 4 half boxes)
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.
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.
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- Albrecht, Evelyn
- Appointment books
- Art and society
- Cantor, Nathaniel
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Literature and society
- Local history -- New York (State)
- Logs (records)
- Oral histories (document genres)
- State University of New York at Buffalo -- Administration
- State University of New York at Buffalo. College of Arts and Sciences
- State University of New York at Buffalo. College of Arts and Sciences -- Archives
- Finding Aid for the Milton C. Albrecht papers
- Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
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