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Finding Aid for the Jacob D. Hyman Additional Papers, 1948-1979

21/F/551

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives


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Collection Overview

Title: Jacob D. Hyman Additional Papers, 1948-1979
Creator: Hyman, Jacob D.
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Papers of Jacob D. Hyman, lawyer and Dean of the University of Buffalo Law School, 1953-1964. Includes papers relating to Hyman's activities with the Citizen's Council on Human Relations and related civil rights activities in the Buffalo area.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item information and date], Box/Folder #, 21/F/551, Jacob D. Hyman Additional 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 Jacob D. Hyman, July 16, 1981.

Terms of Access

Jacob D. Hyman Additional Papers, 1948-1979, 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 1980'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.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is an addition to the Jacob D. Hyman Papers, 1956-1971 (collection 21/F/231). The additions, 1955-1979, include correspondence, notes, legal documents, minutes, by-laws, newspaper clippings, and printed materials pertaining to Hyman's activities with the Citizen's Council on Human Relations and related civil rights activities in the Buffalo area (1948-1976), his work with three committees at the State University of New York at Buffalo: the Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (1968-1972), the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (1978-1979), and the Committee to Evaluate the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (1979).


Arrangement

Collection is organized into three series: I. Citizen's Council on Human Relations, II. Equal Opportunity, and III. Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Original order of files within those series have been maintained.


Container List

I.     Citizen's Council on Human Relations, 1948-1976

This series documents Hyman's involvement with the Citizen's Council on Human Relations (CCHR) and the issue of desegregation in the Buffalo Public Schools. The Citizens' Council on Human Relations (CCHR), incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1963, strove for social equality and "to work toward equal access to services for all" and "to foster integration in educational institutions throughout the Niagara Frontier." The papers include folders dealing specifically with CCHR: correspondence, by-laws, minutes, press releases, reports, and newspaper clippings. Includes papers concerning school desegregation, civil rights, job and housing discrimination, legislative bills and cases.

Box-folder Contents
1.1 Correspondence, 1963-1967
1.2 Statement of Purpose, By-Laws, Minutes, Announcements, 1967-1976
1.3 Papers and Proposals, Legal Issues, 1956-1975
1.4 Personal Notations and Drafts, undated
1.5 Speeches and Background Material, 1951-1964
1.6 School Desegregation Background, 1964
1.7 School Desegregation Correspondence, Notes and Printed, 1963-1976
1.8 School Desegregation Supplemental Material, 1964
1.9 School Desegregation Citizen's Council on Human Relations Brief: Portable Classroom Issue, 1968
1.10 Portable Classroom Issue: Labor Discrimination Problems, 1961-1968
1.11 Portable Classroom Clippings, 1968
1.12 Desegregation 4-4-4 Plan, Speeches and Correspondence, 1963-1965
1.13 Desegregation 4-4-4 Plan Clippings, 1966
1.14 Ditkopf, James, "Racial Imbalance in the Buffalo Public Schools," 1968
1.15 Citizen's Council on Human Relations Clippings, 1963-1976
1.16 Desegregation Clippings, 1964-1976
1.17-1.18 Desegregation Background Clippings, 1955-1976
1.19 New York State Human Rights Law: Correspondence, Agreements, and Background Material, 1967-1971
1.20 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Magazines and Brochures, undated
1.21 Uniform Civil Rights Act, 1966
1.22 Housing Discrimination Correspondence, 1967-1972
2.1 Housing Discrimination Penalties, 1968
2.2 Buffalo Housing Codes, 1965
2.3 Housing, Civil Rights Correspondence, Statutes, and Articles, 1959-1968
2.4 "Trends in Housing" Newsletter, 1965-1970
2.5 Education and Equal Opportunity, Magazines and Clippings, 1968-1973
2.6 Housing Bills and Programs, 1960-1976
II.     Equal Opportunity, 1968-1979

This series describes Jacob Hyman's involvement with the Select Committee on Equal Opportunity (SCEO). The Select Committee on Equal Opportunity was established by State University of New York at Buffalo President Martin Meyerson in the Spring of 1968. Its purpose was to identify problems of equal opportunity in education and university operations and to take appropriate action. The members of the committee consisted of faculty, administrators, and students. The papers include minutes, goals, and committees. Included are several folders with clippings on equal opportunity in housing and education.

Box-folder Contents
2.7 State University of New York at Buffalo Black Studies Correspondence and Proposals, 1968-1972
2.8 Clippings on Black Studies, 1968-1972
2.9 Clippings, Equal Opportunity, College Admissions and Financial Aid, 1968-1970
2.10 Papers and Proposals, Higher Education for the Disadvantaged, 1968-1969
2.11-2.12 Equal Opportunity, Papers, Proposals, and Correspondence, 1961
2.13 State University of New York Office of Urban Affairs, Newsletters, Proposals, and Programs, 1969-1971
2.14 Black Urban Affairs, Clippings, 1968-1969
2.15 Select Committee for Equal Opportunity, 1969-1970
2.16
Anti-Discrimination Committee, 1968-1969
2.17
Charge and Goals, 1968-1971
2.18
Discrimination Case, 1969
2.19
Urban Activities, University of the Streets, 1968-1969
2.20-2.21
Minutes, 1968-1970
2.22
Reorganization, 1969-1970
2.23 Experimental Program in Independent Study, 1968-1970
3.15-3.16 Committee to Evaluate the Director of the Education Opportunity Program (EOP), 1979

Restricted: May be consulted by authorized University personnel only

III.     Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 1978-1979

The Executive Committee was one of many committees within the University at Buffalo's Faculty Senate. As a member of this committee, Hyman represented the Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence. These records contain minutes, committee reports, by-laws, and correspondence of the University at Buffalo's Faculty Senate Executive Committee (1978-1979). Also includes notes and documents annotated by Hyman and Hyman's files on University Presidential evaluation procedures.

Box-folder Contents
3.1-3.4 General Files, 1978-1979
3.5-3.6 Presidential Evaluation Process, 1978-1979
3.7 Open Meetings, 1979
3.8 Attrition Committee, 1978-1979
3.9 Miscellaneous Notes and Documents, 1978-1979
3.10 Senate Policies, 1961-1976
3.11 Presidential Review Board, 1978-1979
3.12 Undergraduate Academic Affairs, 1978-1979
3.13 General Education, 1979
3.14 Law School Faculty Standards, 1978-1979

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. Citizen's Council on Human Relations
State University of New York at Buffalo. Faculty Senate Executive Committee
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subject Terms

Affirmative action programs--Buffalo, N.Y
Citizens' Council on Human Relations (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Discrimination in employment--Buffalo, N.Y.
Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation
Discrimination in higher education--Law and legislation
Hyman, Jacob D.
State University of New York at Buffalo--Archives
State University of New York at Buffalo. Committee to Evaluate the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program
State University of New York at Buffalo. Faculty Senate
State University of New York at Buffalo. Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence--Faculty
State University of New York at Buffalo. School of Law--Faculty
State University of New York at Buffalo. Select Committee on Equal Opportunity
University of Buffalo--Archives
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