Fonds 1001 - Albert Salisbury Abel fonds

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UTA 1001


Albert Salisbury Abel fonds


  • 1937-1978 (Creation)

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2.80 m of textual records (22 boxes)

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Albert S. Abel was born in Iowa and studied at Harvard University. He was professor of law at the University of West Virginia before coming to the University of Toronto in 1955. He was known as a specialist in constitutional law and on environmental issues such as pollution. He died May 6, 1978

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Consists of correspondence, minutes, course and lecture notes, examinations, law notes, court cases, reports, manuscripts, articles, and other material documenting the career of Albert Abel as a professor of law at the University of West Virginia and (from 1955) at University of Toronto, and as a specialist in constitutional law and and on environmental issues such as pollution. Representative of his activities are files on examinations (both universities) and, at the University of Toronto, the Law Journal and committees in the Faculty of Law, the Commission on University Government, several Senate committees, the Caput, and the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Institute of Business Administration. He was also active in other bodies such as the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the Association of Canadian Law Teachers, and, in 1942, as a consultant to the Office of Price Administration in Washington, DC.

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  • English

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Added to AtoM by E. Sommers, Nov. 2017




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