ABRAM, MORRIS B.
Morris B. Abram papers, 1940-2001
Morris B. Abram papers, 1940-2001
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xwrv
Table of Contents
|Creator:||Abram, Morris B.|
|Title:||Morris B. Abram papers, 1940-2001|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 514|
|Extent:||104.75 linear ft. (110 boxes), 3 oversized papers (OP), and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)|
|Abstract:||Papers of Morris B. Abram, former Ambassador to the United Nations, including correspondence, writings, reports, speeches, and clippings.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
Restrictions on Access
Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access this collection.
Researchers must contact MARBL in advance for access to audiovisual materials in this collection.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Gift, 1986, with subsequent additions.
[after identification of item(s)], Morris B. Abram papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
Morris B. Abram (1918-2000) lawyer, human rights advocate, and diplomat, born in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Abram served in various capacities for government and political organizations such as Peace Corps (1961), American Jewish Committee (1963-1968) White House Conference on Civil Rights (1965), United Nations Commission on Civil Rights (1965-1968), United States Committee on Civil Rights (1984-1986), New York (State) Moreland Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities (1975-1976), President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1979-1983), and the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (1983-2000). Under President Bush, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1989-1992) in Geneva, and founded United Nations Watch (1993) following his term as Ambassador. Along with practicing law in New York (1962-2000), he also served as Chairman of the Board, Benjamin N. Cardoza Law School, Yeshiva University (1976-1979). He was the author of an autobiography, The Day is Short: An Autobiography (1982).
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of personal and professional papers of Morris B. Abram from ca. 1940-2001. It includes correspondence, writings, reports, speeches, and clippings. The materials document Abram's lifelong dedication to civil rights and human rights issues through his participation in, and appointment to, national and international committees. The collection contains information about Abram's leadership in several Jewish organizations; his involvement in higher education at Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.), Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.), Yeshiva University (N.Y.), and his work with the United Negro College Fund, U.S. Commission on Human Rights, and the United Nations.
Unprocessed collection,inventory available. Organized into seven series: (1) Personal files, (2) Organization files, (3) Speech files, (4) Audiovisual, (5) Printed materials, (6) Writings by and about Abram, (7) Subject files.
- American Jewish Committee.
- Brandeis University.
- Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)
- United Negro College Fund.
- United States. Commission on Human Rights.
- Yeshiva University.
- Civil rights--United States.
- Human rights--United States.
- Jews--United States--Societies, etc.
- Minorities--United States.