Columbia University Archives
 

Daniel J. Leab papers, 1961-1989

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0258
Bib ID 6948076 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Leab, Daniel J.
Title Daniel J. Leab papers, 1961-1989
Physical Description 2.5 Linear Feet (2 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Daniel J. Leab papers, 1961-1989.

Description

Summary

This collections consists of Leab's University Seminars records, University Senate minutes and his chronological files.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Daniel J. Leab papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in the following collections: University Seminars records (UA#0118), Columbia University Senate records (UA#0054), and the Columbia College records (UA#0047).

Accruals

No additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joanna Rios. Finding written by Joanna Rios October 2019.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University -- : Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. University Seminars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. University Senate Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Daniel J. Leab received his BA (1957), MA (1960) and PhD (1969) from Columbia University. As a doctoral candidate and instructor of history, he was secretary of the University Seminar on American Civilization. A specialist in American labor history in Columbia's History Department, Leab was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1969. In this role, his primary function was to supervise the undergraduate curriculum and serve as the College administration's liaison with the faculty. He advocated for academic reform, general education, major requirements, the Core Curriculum, and co-education. He later served as Assistant Dean of Faculties (1971), was elected University Senator from the College non-tenured faculty (1971-1972), was a member of the Executive Committe of the University Senate (1972-1974) and Special Assistant to the Vice President and Provost (1973-1974). In 1974 Leab left Columbia to join the faculty at Seton Hall University.