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Guide to the Abraham Melden Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Abraham Melden papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1990
    Collection number: MS-F003
    Creator: Melden, A. I. (Abraham Irving), 1910-
    Extent: 2 linear feet (5 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection contains the professional papers of Abraham I. Melden. It includes personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts, including his Ph.D. dissertation; notebooks; and lecture material.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections and Archives regarding availability for research use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Abraham Melden Papers. MS-F03. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Regula Melden, 1992.

    Processing History

    Preliminary processing by Eddie Yeghiayan, ca. 1995.

    Biography

    Abraham I. Melden was an author, academic, and philosopher known for his work on ethical theory and applied ethics. He was born in 1910 and studied philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles and Brown University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 1938. Melden was Professor of Philosophy at Berkeley and the University of Washington before joining the faculty at the University of California, Irvine in 1964 as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy. He wrote several books on philosophical issues, including ethics, and civil and human rights. Melden died in 1991.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains the professional papers of Abraham I. Melden. It includes personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts, including his Ph.D. dissertation; notebooks; and lecture material.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Melden, A. I. (Abraham Irving), 1910- --Archives.
    University of California, Irvine--Faculty--Archival resources.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Melden, Regula, former owner.