Selig Adler papers (Part II)
Scope and Contents
The collection contains material regarding Selig Adler's studies at the University of Buffalo (1928-1931), including notes on courses taught by Julius Pratt and Nathaniel Cantor. The collection also includes material from Adler's graduate work at the University of Illinois (1931-1934), including notes on immigration history taught by Marcus Corson. Notes, drafts and copies of Adler's research on American foreign policy, isolationism, and United States-Israel relations is also in the collection. Documentation from Adler's career at the State University of New York at Buffalo includes information on the History Department, the Faculty Senate Committee on Educational Policy and Planning (1960-1963), and the Search Committee for a Dean of the School of Library and Information Science.
- Adler, Selig, 1909-1984 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
The bulk of the Selig Adler Papers, 1928-1985, are open for research. Some material restricted; consult archivist.
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.
- Born January 22 in Baltimore, Maryland
- Graduated from New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, New York
- Entered College of Arts and Sciences, University of Buffalo
- B.A., summa cum laude, University of Buffalo
- M.A., University of Illinois
- Ph.D., University of Illinois
- High School teacher, Buffalo (Grover Cleveland and Kensington)
- Married Janet Sukernek
- Part-time instructor, University of Buffalo summer programs
- Taught civilians and Air Force cadets at University of Buffalo
- Assistant Professor of History, University of Buffalo
- Associate Professor of History, University of Buffalo
- Full Professor of History, University of Buffalo
- Visiting professor, University of Rochester
- Appointed by Governor Dewey to Kosher Law Advisory Board
- Published The Isolationist Impulse: It's Twentieth-Century Reaction
- Director, Master of Science in Social Studies program
- Samuel P. Capen Professor of American History
- Published (with Thomas E. Connolly), From Ararat to Suburbia: A History of the Jewish Community of Buffalo
- Chairman, Educational Policy and Planning Committee of Faculty Senate
- Executive Committee, Arts and Sciences College
- Vice President, University Senate
- Chairman, Faculty Committee on merger with State University of New York
- Chairman, Faculty Conference on merger with State University of New York
- circa 1962-1969
- State University of New York Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Executive Committee
- The Uncertain Giant, 1921-1941: American Foreign Policy Between the Wars
- Chairman, History Department
- Chairman, State Education Department College Proficiency Examination in American History Committee
- circa 1968-1969
- Visiting professor at Cornell
- State University of New York Faculty Exchange Scholar
- Distinguished Service professor
- Retired from University of Buffalo
- Archivist, Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
- Archivist, Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo at State University College at Buffalo
- June 1984
- Archives dedicated as Selig Adler Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo
- Died, November 8, Buffalo
Selig Adler (1909-1984), historian and faculty member in the Department of History, State University of New York at Buffalo, specialist in twentieth century American foreign policy, isolationism, and United States relations with Israel.
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This collection (filed under 22/6F/204 and 22/6F/358) contains material regarding Selig Adler's studies at the University of Buffalo (1928-1931), his graduate work at the University of Illinois (1931-1934), and notes, drafts and copies of Adler's research on American foreign policy, isolationism, and United States-Israel relations. The collection also includes material from Adler's career at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Note: boxes 1-15 (series I-IV) are filed under call number 22/6F/204 and boxes 16-23 (series V-VII) are filed under call number 22/6F/358
This collection is arranged in seven series:
- I. Biographical Materials (see Part I)
- II. Publications (see Part I)
- III. Public Lectures and Speeches (see Part I)
- IV. Course Notes and Exams (see Part I)
- V. Grade Books, 1940s-1970s
- VI. Income Tax Records, 1939-1940
- VII. Research Files and Notes
The Selig Adler Papers consist of files located in 22/6F/204 and 22/6F/358. Materials in the collection were donated to the University Archives by Selig Adler on February 20, and May 14, 1969; August 18, 1971; April 20 and May 6, 1974; July 14-30, 1975; March 20, May 22 and June 24, July 22 and July 29, 1980, Additional materials donated by the Adler Estate, July 18, 1985. Related materials donated by Norma Segal, May 21-22, 1975; and Milton Plesur, December 11, 1984.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
See 22/6F/204 for Part I of the Selig Adler Papers
Collection processed by Archives staff circa 1980.
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Examinations (documents)
- Lecture notes
- Speeches (documents)
- State University of New York at Buffalo. Department of History
- United States -- Foreign relations
- University of Buffalo. Department of History
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Graduate work
- Finding Aid for the Selig Adler papers (Part II)
- Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
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