Sam Abrams personal papers
Scope and Contents
- 1990 - 2014
- Abrams, Sam (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Abrams was opposed to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He participated in anti-war demonstrations and was arrested for civil disobedience. From January 29 to February 4, 1967, Abrams participated in the Angry Arts Against the War in Vietnam protest. The protest was held in New York City and attracted over 600 artists.
In 1978, Abrams accepted a position in the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) College of Liberal Arts. As an associate professor in the English department, Abrams taught literature courses at the university. While serving as the coordinator for the Writers Series at RIT, he was able to convince Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder to visit Rochester. Abrams was also able to bring Ted Turner to speak at the university on September 29, 1981. He retired from RIT in 2005.
16 Box(es) (8 boxes of various size and 4 crates - processed into 16 document boxes.) : Some papers were in labeled folders, but a majority were loose and unorganized.
C.S. South, Shelf 771 - Box 8-13
C.S. South, Shelf 772 - Box 14-16
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Sam Abrams personal papers
- RIT Archive Collections
- Emily King/Jody Sidlauskas
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