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Benjamin Haggott Beckhart papers, 1959-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0093
Bib ID 4078380 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Beckhart, Benjamin Haggott, 1898-1976
Title Benjamin Haggott Beckhart papers, 1959-1965
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by correspondent, then by date.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda and reports on the controversy surrounding the forced retirement of Benjamin Beckhart. The collection consists of the files of three Columbia professors involved in the case: Harold Barger, professor of economics and Robert K. Webb, professor of history, who were chairmen of the Columbia chapter of the American Association of University Professors, 1959-1964 and 1964-1965, respectively; and Arthur Robert Burns, professor of economics, a member of the Committee on Conference of the University Council, which advised the President on matters of tenure, dismissal and retirement. Included is the correspondence of Beckhart, Barger, Burns, Webb, President Grayson Kirk, Courtney C. Brown, Dean of the School of Business, Harry M. Jones, professor of law, other Columbia faculty and officials of the national office of the AAUP. The reports and memoranda are chiefly those issued by the Committee on Conference.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Benjamin Haggott Beckhart papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Harold Barger, 1981.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed 10/--/81.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-08-31 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Barger, Harold Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burns, Arthur Robert, 1895-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Professors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Retirement, Mandatory Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Webb, R. K (Robert Kiefer), 1922-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Professor of banking at Columbia University, 1921-1963 (Columbia M.A., 1920; Ph.D., 1924) who was forced to retire at the age of 65.

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Series I: Benjamin Haggott Beckhart papers



Box 1 Papers

Correspondence, memoranda and reports on the controversy surrounding the forced retirement of Benjamin Beckhart.