Charles D. Abbott papers
- (bulk 1919-1961)
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17 Linear Feet (35 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize envelope)
- Born, Milfold, Delaware to Charles D. and Annie Evans Abbott
- Received A.B. from Haverford College
- Taught English at Choate School, Wallingford, Connecticut
- Received M.A. from Columbia University
- Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University
- Authored book, Howard Pyle: A Chronicle [commissioned by Mrs. Howard Pyle]
- Received B. Litt., from Oxford University, wrote thesis Christopher Smart"
- Married Ann Pratt, who died a few years later
- Professor of English, University of Buffalo
- Authored article, Christopher Smart's Madness
- Professor of English, University of Colorado
- Returned to the University of Buffalo as Professor of English and was appointed Director of Libraries
- Married Theresa W. Gratwick
- Initiated The Poetry Collection
- Authored book, Poets at Work
- Retired as Professor of English and Director of Libraries. Named Director Emeritus by University President Clifford Furnas
- Died, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
Buffalo Film SocietyIn 1935 the Lockwood Memorial Library at the University at Buffalo and the Albright Art Gallery through the efforts of their respective directors, Charles D. Abbott and Gordon B. Washburn, established the Buffalo Film Society. Mr. Abbott's brother, John E. ["Dick"] Abbott, was director of the Film Library at the Museum of Modern Art through which the film series originated. The purpose of the film library was to collect, refilm and distribute among American colleges series of films which portrayed the technical and artistic growth of the art.
- Buffalo Film Society
- Fenton Foundation Lectures
- Library Administration
- Research and Publications
- Additional materials
Accruals and Additions
Collection processed by Archives staff originally in two collections - one for library administrative records (13/1/84) and one for personal papers (13/2/86).
In December 2010 13/2/86 and 13/1/84 were merged and the three boxes received in 2006 were processed into one coherent collection. This work was performed by Karen Spencer.
- Charles D. Abbott papers
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
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