Theodore Fred Abel Journal

Finding Aid Prepared by Henry Rowen
December 2001

Date Range: 1930-1984
Size of Collection: 2 linear ft. (23 v. bound in 22 in 4 boxes)
Date of Acquisition: Gift of Theodore Fred Abel, 1985.
Material on Microfilm: Not on microfilm
Terms of Access: Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Restrictions on Use or Access: Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location in Stacks: In sequence
Processing Information: Processed by Henry Rowen


       Theodore Abel (Columbia M.A., 1924 and Ph.D., 1929 was associate professor of sociology at Columbia from 1929-1950


       Typescript diaries (photocopies - Original typescript in the author's possession), with holograph correction detailing Theodore Abel's daily personal and professional life with his comments on local, national and world events. Recorded are his daily activities and his thoughts on all aspects of the human conditions: history, literature, the arts, religion, science, politics, sociology, etc. The journals are rich in details about the Columbia University Sociology Department and related departments.