ABRAM, MORRIS B.
Morris B. Abram papers, 1940-2001

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xwrv


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abram, Morris B.
Title: Morris B. Abram papers, 1940-2001
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 514
Extent: 109.125 linear feet (113 boxes), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), and AV Masters: .25 linear feet (CLP)
Abstract:Papers of Morris B. Abram, former Ambassador to the United Nations, including correspondence, writings, reports, speeches, and clippings.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

This collection is closed for processing as of July 2022

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Morris Berthold Abram papers, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

Source

Gift, 1986, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Morris B. Abram papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Collection is arranged and described to the file level

Born digital materials processed by Brenna Edwards, 2018. No data could be recovered from the 5.25" floppy disks due to degradation.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

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).

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.

Arrangement Note

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.


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