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Finding Aid for the Ira S. Cohen Papers, 1961-1967

22/4F/203

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives


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Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Finding aid revised and encoded in EAD by Mark J. McGuire, August 2006.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.

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Collection Overview

Title: Ira S. Cohen Papers, 1961-1967
Creator: Cohen, Ira S.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Papers of Ira S. Cohen, Professor Emeritus in Psychology. Includes committee reports, Psychology Department records, and conference records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item information and date], Box/Folder #, 22/4F/203, Ira Cohen Papers, University Archives, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

See the Archives' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Professor Cohen and the Office of the Provost, Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration, multiple accessions from 1968-1978.

Terms of Access

The Ira S. Cohen Papers, 1961-1967, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff, circa 1970's.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Ira S. Cohen, born in New York City in 1922, taught psychology at the University at Buffalo from 1952 until his retirement in 1987 as Professor Emeritus. Prior to receiving his bachelor's degree from Queens College and his Ph.D. from Indiana University, Cohen served in the United States Army during World War II. Before coming to the University at Buffalo, he worked at Veterans Affairs' Psychological Clinics in Indianapolis, Indiana and in Bath, New York, and was a Teaching Fellow at Indiana University.

In addition to his teaching at the University at Buffalo, Cohen served in several administrative positions. These include, Provost of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration, director of graduate studies in the Department of Psychology, director of the clinical psychology training program, and Chairman of the Psychology Department. He also served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard University. After his retirement from the University at Buffalo in 1987, he was named director of the Office of Educational Affairs for the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. In 1978, Cohen won the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

In 1990, Cohen moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he became a founding member of the Santa Fe Friends of Jazz band. He played alto saxophone and clarinet for several jazz and classical groups and was active in the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society. Cohen, who enjoyed skiing, died from a heart attack at the Santa Fe Ski Basin in 1992. From a 1993 editorial letter in The Spectrum, Murray Brown, Professor of Economics, remembered Cohen as "a principled man and a friend of students."


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes material documenting Cohen's committee work in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty Senate, Student Affairs committees, and Psychology Department committees. The collection also includes conference records.


Arrangement

This collection has been maintained in its original order.


Container List

Box-folder Contents
1.1 Millard Fillmore College, Executive Committee, 1962
1.2-1.4 College of Arts and Sciences, Executive Committee, 1963-1966
2.1-2.2 College of Arts and Sciences, Executive Committee, 1966-1967
2.3 College of Arts and Sciences, Committee on Experimental Instruction, 1966-1967
2.4 College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Meetings, 1964-1967
2.5 Psychology Department, Committee on Chairman Selection, 1964-1965
3.1 Faculty Senate, 1965-1967
3.2 Faculty Senate Conference of Department Heads, 1963
3.3 Campus Site Study, 1963
3.4 Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Planning for New Campus, 1963-1964
3.5-3.6 Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate Creative Education, 1962-1965
3.7 Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate the Proposal for a Center on Higher Education, 1966
3.8 Ad Hoc Committee on the Agenda for the Spring Faculty Conference, 1965
3.9 Student-Faculty Administration Forum, 1965-1966
3.10 Feinberg Oath and Academic Freedom, 1963-1964
3.11-3.12 Kissing Bridge Conference, 1963-1964
4.1-4.2 University Senate, 1961-1965
4.3-4.4 Senate Committee on Student Affairs, 1962-1965
4.5 State University of New York Senate Committee on Student Affairs, 1965-1966
4.6 Liaison Committee on Drugs, 1970
4.7 Temporary Executive Council, 1970

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

State University of New York at Buffalo. Office of the Provost
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subject Terms

Cohen, Ira S., 1922--Archives
State University of New York at Buffalo--Administration
State University of New York at Buffalo--Planning
State University of New York at Buffalo. Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration
State University of New York at Buffalo. Office of the Provost
State University of New York at Buffalo--Archives

Genre Terms

Administrative papers
Committees
Reports

Associated Material

Related Resources in the University Archives

Ira S. Cohen Additional Papers, 1948-1992 (bulk 1965-1985)