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Finding Aid for the Jacob D. Hyman Papers, 1956-1971


State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

420 Capen Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
United States
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Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by Mark J. McGuire, August 2006.
Finding aid written in English.
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Collection Overview

Title: Jacob D. Hyman Papers, 1956-1971
Creator: Hyman, Jacob D.
Extent: 13 manuscript boxes (6.5 linear feet)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Papers of Jacob Hyman as member of various UB and Buffalo committees including Committee on Revision of Buffalo City Charter, Community Welfare Council, and Fact-finding Board. Collection includes documents regarding wage negotiations of Buffalo police; Black Muslim litigation; development of Buffalo Affirmative Action Plan for Amherst Campus Construction; and University governance.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item information and date], Box/folder number, 21/F/231, Jacob D. Hyman Papers, 1956-1971, University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Archives' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jacob D. Hyman, June 1, 1972.

Terms of Access

Jacob D. Hyman Papers, 1956-1971 are open for research.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. 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

Professor Jacob Hyman (A.B. Harvard 1931, LL.B. 1934) was Dean of the Law School, 1953-1964. He engaged in private law practice in New York City (1934-1939), worked with the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage Hour Division (1939 to 1942), and in the Office of Price Administration (1942-1946). Hyman joined the university's Law School in 1946 and was named Professor Emeritus in 1981. The University of Buffalo Law School Alumni Association sponsored a luncheon in Professor Hyman's honor October 22, 1971, paying tribute to his contribution during twenty-five years at the Law School. According to the 1970-1971 catalog, Hyman taught in the areas of Collective Bargaining, Law and Medicine, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law.

Historical Note

Task Force on Campus Construction

Professor Hyman was chairman of the Task Force on Campus Construction, which was created by the Select Committee on Equal Opportunity. University President Martin Meyerson established this committee in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, "to enhance and expand educational, cultural, economic, and environmental opportunities for minority and disadvantaged groups in the Buffalo community and the State." Programs already in existence were to be expanded: Small Business Marketing Assistance Program, Experienced Teacher Fellowship, College Bound Program, Model Cities Program, Upward Bound, Storefront Education Information Centers, Secretarial Training, Community Aid Corps.

According to the The Spectrum, (12/17/1968) the Select Committee began Experimental Program for Independent Study (EPIS) in the fall of 1968, admitting 120 students for undergraduate study. Six "task force" committees were established on housing, faculty recruitment, campus-wide employment, admissions, and the Task Force on Campus Construction, of which Hyman was chairman.

See the Archives' clipping file, "Integrated Work Force," for details of the events which led to a moratorium on campus construction declared by the State University on March 20, 1969. On September 5, 1969, representatives of the State University Construction Fund, organized labor, the construction industry, and Minority Coalition, Inc. announced an agreement which would lead to an "affirmative action" plan the recruitment and training of minority group members.

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Jacob Hyman include records documenting the Task Force on Campus Construction from 1968 to 1971, including meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and news clippings. The collection includes legal documents, correspondence, and notes by Hyman pertaining to Black Muslim Litigation, 1962-1970 and the case of William SaMarion and Thomas L. Bratcher vs. Paul D. McGinnis, Commissioner of Corrections, et al, relating to the practice of the Muslim religion at Attica State Prison. The collection includes records of the Committee on the Revision of the Charter, of which Hyman was chairman. Also included records of the Fact-Finding Board, the Community Welfare Council, State University of New York Personnel Policies Committee, Educational Policy and Planning Committee, American Association of University Professors, and the Temporary Executive Council.


Collection is organized by subject. Subjects include: I. Task Force on Campus Construction, II.Black Muslim Litigation, III. Charter Revision Committee, IV. Fact-Finding Board, V. Community Welfare Council, VI. SUNY Personnel Policies Committee, VII.Educational Policy and Planning Committee, and VIII.Temporary Executive Council.

Original order of collection has been maintained.

Container List

Box-folder Contents
1.1 Minority Coalition, 1970
1.2 Buffalo Affirmative Action Plan, Clippings, 1970-1972
1.3 Campus Construction, General Clippings, 1970
1.4 Campus Construction, Comments, 1970-1971
1.5 Campus Construction, Analysis, 1970-1971
1.6 Campus Construction, Governor's Plan, 1970
1.7-1.9 Construction Issue, 1969
2.1 Construction Equal Opportunity, Other Plans, 1968-1970
2.2 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - Campus Construction, Walinsky Report, 1970
2.3 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - Legal, Citizen Council for Human Relations, 1967-1970
2.4 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - Background, 1969-1970
2.5 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - State Commission for Human Rights Report, 1968, 1970
2.6-2.7 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - Legal, General, 1968-1971
2.8 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - Legal, Federal Rulings, 1969
3.1-3.3 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - University Construction, General, 1968- 1970
3.4 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - Construction, Clippings, 1969
3.5 Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO) - Construction, Meeting and Letters to State of New York, 1968-1969
Box-folder Contents
4.1-4.2 SaMarion v. McGinnis, State Case, 1964-1967
4.3-4.5 SaMarion, Federal Case, 1961-1964
4.6 SaMarion v. McGinnis, 1968-1970
Box-folder Contents
5.1 Final Report, 1958-1959
5.2 Reports, 1958-1960
5.3 Speeches and Releases, 1958-1959
5.4 Minutes and Actions, 1956-1959
5.5 Correspondence, 1956-1959
5.6 Administrative Organization, 1957-1959, 1967-1968
5.7 Qualities, 1957
5.8 Proposals, 1957
5.9 Jobs in Planning, 1954-1957
5.10 Home Rule, 1954-1957
5.11 Records, City, 1958
5.12 Meetings and Minutes, 1956-1958
6.1 Department Hearings, 1957
6.2 Succession, 1958-1959
6.3 Technical Changes and Simplifications, 1957-1958
6.4 Planning, 1956-1959
6.5 Assessment, 1957-1959
6.6 Capital Budget, 1957-1958
Box-folder Contents
7.1 Report, undated
7.2 Proceedings, Police, 1968
7.3 Presentation of Erie Club, 1968
7.4 Police, 1968
7.5 Buffalo Public Employee Relations Board, 1968
7.6 Firefighters, 1968
7.7 Salary and wage schedule, 1958-1967
7.7 Proceedings, Firefighters, 1968
7.8 Proceedings, Engineers, 1968
7.9 Background Material, 1965, 1967-1968
Box-folder Contents
8.1 Public Welfare Committee, 1969
8.2 Residency, 1960
8.3 Costs and Budget, 1959-1960
8.4 Abuses, 1958-1960
8.5 Standards and Philosophy, 1960, 1964
8.6 Administration, 1960
8.7-8.9 Current, 1960-1964
Box-folder Contents
9.1 Andreach Grievance, 1961-1968
9.2 Andreach Grievance 1961-1968
9.2 Genzmer Grievance, 1963-1968
9.3 Howerton, Korp, Tillson, Hidalgo, Offenhamer, 1966-1967
9.4 Robbins, 1961-1968
9.5 Newman, Montoya, Pap, 1967-1968
9.6 King, Clarke, Sorin, 1967-1968
9.7 General, 1966-1968
9.8 Compensation, 1966-1968
9.9 Minutes, 1966-1968
10.1 Policy and Procedure, 1967-1968
10.2 Librarians, Faculty Status, 1966-1967
10.3 Current, 1968
10.4 State University of New York Senate Minutes, 1967
10.5-10.6 American Association of University Professors (AAUP), 1966-1968
11.1-12.1 American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Committee, St. Johns, 1966-1968 [10 folders]
Box-folder Contents
12.2 Subcommittee on Continuing Education, 1969
12.3 Miscellaneous, 1969
12.4-12.5 Colleges, 1968-1969
12.6 Curriculum and Grading Changes, 1968-1969
12.7-12.8 Curriculum, Calendar, Evaluations, 1968
12.9 Recommendations, Reports, Memos, 1968
Box-folder Contents
13.1 University Survival Group, 1970
13.2 Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), 1970
13.3-13.4 Governance, 1969-1970
13.5 Colleges, 1970
13.6 Minutes, 1970
13.7 Security, 1970
13.8 State University of New York at Buffalo Senate Protest, 1967
13.9 Related Issues, 1970

Search Terms

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


State University of New York at Buffalo. School of Law
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subject Terms

Attica Correctional Facility
Black Muslims--Trials, litigation, etc.
Hyman, Jacob D.--Trials, litigation, etc.
State University of New York at Buffalo--Archives
State University of New York at Buffalo. Community Welfare Council
State University of New York at Buffalo. Faculty Senate
State University of New York at Buffalo. School of Law--Faculty
State University of New York at Buffalo. Select Committee on Equal Opportunity
State University of New York at Buffalo. Task Force on Campus Construction
University of Buffalo--Archives

Genre Terms

Legal documents

Associated Material

Related Resources

Jacob D. Hyman Additional Papers, 1948-1979

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