Abrams, Charles, 1902-1970

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Housing expert.

From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Abrams : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608239

Lawyer, urban housing planner, professor of city planning.

Charles Abrams studied at Brooklyn Law School, and was a landlord in Greenwich Village. He became an authority on urban housing, and served as a consultant on various private, state, federal, and international housing projects. He taught city planning at several colleges, and wrote numerous books, articles, and pamphlets on housing, planning, racial problems, neighborhoods, and other aspects of urban life.

From the description of Charles Abrams papers, 1923-1970. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938818

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referencedIn Gabel, Hortense W.,. Reminiscences of Hortense W. Gabel : oral history, 1983. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-. Alvin Saunders Johnson papers, 1902-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Ruth Abrams papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Washington Square Park Redevelopment Collection, 1952-1966 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Shirley Hayes Papers, 1948-2001 (bulk 1952-1979) New-York Historical Society
referencedIn New York City Housing Authority. Records 1923-1986 1934-1977. LaGuardia Community College Library Media Resources Center, Library Media Resources Center
creatorOf Abrams, Charles, 1902-1970. Reminiscences of Charles Abrams : oral history, 1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Warren Jay Vinton papers, 1932-1969 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Abrams, Charles, 1902-1970. Correspondence, 1967, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Vinton, Warren Jay, 1889-1969. Warren Jay Vinton papers, 1932-1969. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Abrams, Charles, 1902-1970. Letters, 1967-1968, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Charles Abrams papers, 1923-1970. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. Douglas Putnam Haskell papers, Series I: Pending correspondence, 1949-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Alvin Saunders Johnson papers, 1902-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Charles Abrams papers, 1923-1970. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, Inc. records. 1945-1974 Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn John R. Kellam papers, Kellam (John R.) papers, 1935-1973 Phillips Memorial Library
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associatedWith Abrams, Ruth, 1912-1986. person
associatedWith American Federation of Housing Authorities. corporateBody
associatedWith American Institute of Architects. corporateBody
associatedWith American Institute of Planners. corporateBody
associatedWith American Jewish Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith Bloom, Max. person
associatedWith B'nai B'rith. Anti-Defamation League. corporateBody
associatedWith Charles Abrams 1902-1970. person
associatedWith Clarke, John. person
associatedWith Columbia University corporateBody
associatedWith Cooperstock, Aryeh. person
associatedWith Crane, Jacob L. (Jacob Leslie), 1892-1988. person
associatedWith Crosby, Alexander L. person
associatedWith Draper, E. S. (Earle Sumner), 1893-1994. person
associatedWith Edelstein, Julius. person
associatedWith Ekistico-Delos. corporateBody
associatedWith Ford Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965. person
associatedWith Gabel, Hortense W., person
associatedWith Gomon, Josephine. person
associatedWith Halford, William L. person
associatedWith Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith International Federation for Housing and Town Planning. corporateBody
associatedWith Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904- person
associatedWith Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874- person
associatedWith Kaplan, J. Marshall. person
associatedWith Kellam, John R. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968. person
associatedWith Koeffler, Blanche Mahler. person
associatedWith Koenigsberger, Otto H. person
associatedWith League for Industrial Democracy. corporateBody
associatedWith Lefkowitz, Louis J. person
associatedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963. person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-1992. person
associatedWith Lindsay, John V. (John Vliet) person
associatedWith Lorwin, Lewis Levitski, 1883-1970. person
associatedWith Marquette, Bleecker. person
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Mayer, Albert. person
associatedWith Miller, Morris. person
associatedWith Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005. person
associatedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing. corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee on the Housing Emergency (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Public Housing Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith New School for Social Research. corporateBody
associatedWith New York City Housing Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Temporary Commission Against Discrimination. corporateBody
associatedWith Nowlan, Kevin B. person
associatedWith Paley, William S. (William Samuel), 1901-1990. person
associatedWith Percy, Charles H., 1919-2011. person
associatedWith Post, Langdon. person
associatedWith Prentice, Perry. person
associatedWith Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979. person
associatedWith Rodwin, Lloyd. person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007. person
associatedWith Southeast Asia Development Advisory Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Straus, Nathan. person
associatedWith Swerdloff, Bluma, person
associatedWith Thabit, Walter. person
associatedWith Tyrwhitt, Jacqueline. person
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Agency for International Development. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Public Housing Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Housing and Home Finance Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania corporateBody
associatedWith Vinton, Warren Jay, 1889-1969. person
associatedWith Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991. person
associatedWith Walling, William, 1926- person
associatedWith Wouk, Herman, 1915- person
associatedWith Wurster, Catherine Bauer. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
City planners
City planning
Discrimination in housing
Land use, Urban
Urban policy
Urban renewal


Birth 1902-02-16

Death 1970-02-22



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