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Selig Adler papers (Part I)

 Collection — Box: 1-15
Identifier: 22/6F/204
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.

Dates

  • 1928-1985

Creator

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

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.

Extent

6.26 Linear Feet (15 manuscript boxes)

Overview

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.

Chronology

1909
Born January 22 in Baltimore, Maryland
1927
Graduated from New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, New York
1928
Entered College of Arts and Sciences, University of Buffalo
1931
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Buffalo
1932
M.A., University of Illinois
1934
Ph.D., University of Illinois
1934-1937
High School teacher, Buffalo (Grover Cleveland and Kensington)
1936
Married Janet Sukernek
1938-1947
Part-time instructor, University of Buffalo summer programs
1943-1944
Taught civilians and Air Force cadets at University of Buffalo
1947
Assistant Professor of History, University of Buffalo
1950
Associate Professor of History, University of Buffalo
1952
Full Professor of History, University of Buffalo
1952-1953
Visiting professor, University of Rochester
1952-1979
Appointed by Governor Dewey to Kosher Law Advisory Board
1957
Published The Isolationist Impulse: It's Twentieth-Century Reaction
1957-1963
Director, Master of Science in Social Studies program
1958-1980
Samuel P. Capen Professor of American History
1960
Published (with Thomas E. Connolly), From Ararat to Suburbia: A History of the Jewish Community of Buffalo
1961-1965
Chairman, Educational Policy and Planning Committee of Faculty Senate
Executive Committee, Arts and Sciences College
Vice President, University Senate
1962
Chairman, Faculty Committee on merger with State University of New York
1963
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
1965
The Uncertain Giant, 1921-1941: American Foreign Policy Between the Wars
1966
Chairman, History Department
1966-
Chairman, State Education Department College Proficiency Examination in American History Committee
circa 1968-1969
Visiting professor at Cornell
1974
State University of New York Faculty Exchange Scholar
1975
Distinguished Service professor
1980
Retired from University of Buffalo
1980-
Archivist, Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
?-1984
Archivist, Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo at State University College at Buffalo
June 1984
Archives dedicated as Selig Adler Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo
1984
Died, November 8, Buffalo

Biographical Note

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.

Arrangement

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 five series: I. General materials; II. University of Buffalo; 1928-1931, III. University of Buffalo, Department of History; IV. University of Buffalo, general files; and V. University of Illinois.

Acquisition Information

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.

Related Resources

MS150.2, Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Selig Adler papers
Milton Plesur papers, 1947-1982, 22/6F/614, for a draft of a festschrift in honor of Selig Adler.

Separated Materials

See 22/6F/358 for Part II of the Selig Adler papers.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff, circa 1980.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Selig Adler papers (Part I)
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff, circa 1980; revised in 1993.
Date
2006
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
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