|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Daniel J. Leab papers, 1961-1989.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Daniel J. Leab papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
No additions are expected.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios. Finding written by Joanna Rios October 2019.
History / 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.