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Grayson Kirk papers, 1938-1984

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At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0716
Bib ID 4078452 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kirk, Grayson L (Grayson Louis), 1903-1997 ; Eisenhower, Mamie Doud, 1896-1979 ; Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-2017
Title Grayson Kirk papers, 1938-1984
Physical Description 12.67 Linear Feet (7 document boxes and 8 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in eight series.

Description

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, drafts, committee meeting reports, speeches, calendars, etc. of Grayson L. Kirk, former Columbia University President. Also included are books from his library. There are also materials deemed by the Office of the President staff as "personal," meaning not directly related to Columbia University. These included the records of the Jacob R. Schiff Charitable Trust and the New York World's Fair 1964-1965.

  • Series I: Topical Office Files, 1958-1984

    This series includes files relating to a number of campus projects and issues with which Kirk was involved. Most of the folders are topical, but there are alphabetical correspondence files that include correspondence not directly related to one of the topics with its own folder.

  • Series II: Retirement Correspondence, 1968

    This series is primarily composed of letters received by Kirk on the occassion of his retirement from active duty at Columbia and his being named President Emeritus of the University. Many of the letters include carbon copies of Kirk's replies.

  • Series III: Books from Kirk's Library

    This series contains books from Kirk's library which have been inscribed and signed by Columbia authors including Jacques Barzun, Lloyd Motz and James T. Shotwell.

  • Series IV: Speeches, remarks and memoranda, 1949-1968

    This series contains copies of Kirk's speeches, remarks and University memoranda. The 1950s folders may include annotated drafts. The 1960s speeches (or partial remarks) are found as quoted in University press releases. There is also a list of speeches and a calendar of speeches (by school year and by month). Materials are organized chronologically.

  • Series V: Drafts, 1959-1968

    This series contains drafts of Kirk's letters, statements, remarks, addresses, etc. Most are handwritten on yellow legal pads. Some include the annotated typescript drafts. For each set, there is an index which includes the document's date, addressee, and subject.

  • Series VI: Jacob R. Schiff Charitable Trust, 1938-1975

    The series contains the records of the Fund Committee of the Jacob R. Schiff Charitable Trust. Files are organized alphabetically but are incomplete (A-National only). As Columbia University President, Kirk served on the Fund Committee with the Presidents of City College and the Jewish Publication Society of America.

  • Series VII: 1964-1965 New York World's Fair , 1961-1964

    This series contains materials related to the New York World's Fair 1964-1965: meeting minutes, press releases, promotional brochures, newsletters, invitations, newspaper clippings, etc. There are groundbreaking programs or booklets for many of the pavilions. Materials are organized chronologically. Kirk served on the Board of Directors.

  • Series VIII: Calendars, 1950-1965

    This series contains Kirk's desk calendars and those of his Administrative Assistants, Adrienne Swift (1950-1957) and Helen S. King (1958-1965). There is no calendar for "Dr. Kirk" for 1958, although there is one for "Mrs. King." This series also includes an annotated University directory and a personal telephone book.

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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); Grayson Kirk papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

For the official records from Kirk's tenure as University President, please consult Central Files (UA#0001). Additional materials can be found in Historical Biographical Files (UA#0004) and Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs records (UA#0083).

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Ownership and Custodial History

Transfer from Secretary of University, 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Processed 10/27/88 HH

Addition (series II) integrated into collection 06/03/2011 by Carrie Hintz

Boxes 8-15 were added to the collection in February 2020. These materials were formerly part of the Records of the Office of the President Grayson L. Kirk, 1946-1968 (UA#0066).

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2011-06-03 Integrated an addition to the collection (Series II)

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

2020-02-25 Added the collection formerly known as the Records of the Office of the President Grayson L. Kirk, (UA#0066)

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

A Columbia University professor and provost, Grayson Kirk was appointed University President following Dwight D. Eisenhower's departure for the White House and officially installed on June 2, 1953.

Kirk's presidency was marked by City and State approval for the building of a gym in Morningside Park (1960), the active recruitment of black applicants at both Columbia College and Barnard College (1964), the founding of the School of Arts (1965) and the emergence of several student groups including the Students' Afro-American Society chapter (1964), Students for a Democratic Society (1965), and the Student Homophile League (1966).

Despite these accomplishments, Kirk's tenure as president was rife with conflict. Opposition to the war in Vietnam and dissatisfaction with Columbia's relationship to the Harlem community reached a head in April 1968. Students occupied five campus buildings in protest to the alleged racism inherent in the plans for the Morningside Gymnasium, Columbia's involvement with the Institute for Defense Analysis, military recruitment on campus, and bans on indoor demonstrations. Kirk was accused of mishandling the situation on campus (especially by calling in the NYC police to "bust" the occupied buildings) leading to calls for his resignation to which he finally complied in August 1968.

After leaving Columbia Kirk held positions on the Council of Foreign Relations and the Association of American Universities.

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Series I: Topical Office Files, 1958-1984

This series includes files relating to a number of campus projects and issues with which Kirk was involved. Most of the folders are topical, but there are alphabetical correspondence files that include correspondence not directly related to one of the topics with its own folder.



Box 1 A-Correspondence


Box 1 Academy of Political Science


Box 1 Alumni Federation


Box 1 Altschul, Frank


Box 1 American Association of University Professors


Box 1 American Council on Education.


Box 1 Arts, School of the


Box 1 Association of American Universities


Box 1 B-Correspondence, (2 Folders)


Box 1 Bramish, Alleyn (Albany)


Box 1 Buell, Temple



Box 2 Bloor, William


Box 2 C-Correspondence


Box 2 Chamberlain, Lawrence H.


Box 2 Charter Day


Box 2 Cordier, A.W.


Box 2 D-Correspondence


Box 2 Delafield


Box 2 E-Correspondence


Box 2 Eisenhower , D.D.


Box 2 F-Correspondence


Box 2 G-Correspondence, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Garrett, ProHenry E.


Box 2 Gymnasium, 1958


Box 2 K-Correspondence


Box 2 L-Correspondence


Box 2 McGill, William J.


Box 2 McGill Luncheon, 1972 April 4


Box 2 Pulitzer Prize Board


Box 2 Pulitzer Prizes



Box 3 Real Estate


Box 3 Reid Hall, (2 Folders)


Box 3 Teachers College


Box 3 W-Correspondence


Box 3 Wheeler, John W.

Series II: Retirement Correspondence, 1968

This series is primarily composed of letters received by Kirk on the occassion of his retirement from active duty at Columbia and his being named President Emeritus of the University. Many of the letters include carbon copies of Kirk's replies.



Box 7 Retirement Correspondence, 1968

Series III: Books from Kirk's Library

This series contains books from Kirk's library which have been inscribed and signed by Columbia authors including Jacques Barzun, Lloyd Motz and James T. Shotwell.



Box 4 Books from Kirk's Library



Box 5 Books from Kirk's Library



Box 6 Books from Kirk's Library

Series IV: Speeches, remarks and memoranda, 1949-1968

This series contains copies of Kirk's speeches, remarks and University memoranda. The 1950s folders may include annotated drafts. The 1960s speeches (or partial remarks) are found as quoted in University press releases. There is also a list of speeches and a calendar of speeches (by school year and by month). Materials are organized chronologically.



Box 13 Folder 1 Index to Dr. Kirk's speeches, 1949-1968


Box 13 Folder 2 Calendar of Dr. Kirk's speeches, 1957-1966


Box 13 Folder 3 Speech delivered at the United States Military Academy, West Point, 1949 November 30

(Kirk was Provost)


Box 13 Folder 4 "The United States, the United Nations and World Peace" at the Barnard Assembly, 1949 December 6

(Outline only)


Box 13 Folder 5 Address at the Thomas J. Watson Luncheon, 1950 January 6


Box 13 Folder 6 "Basic Objectives in United States Foreign Policy" at the Annual Conference on Public Affairs, 1950 April 1

(Columbus, Ohio)


Box 13 Folder 7 Speech before the American Society of International Law, 1950 May 20


Box 13 Folder 8 "Education in a Time of Crisis" at the Waynesburg College Commencement, 1950 June 11


Box 13 Folder 9 "World Peace and World Revolution" at the Portland, Oregon Chamber of Commerce, 1950 June 12


Box 13 Folder 10 Thanksgiving Convocation of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 1950 November 21


Box 13 Folder 11 "Our Universities in a Time of Crisis" at Founders' Day, University of Wisconsin, 1951 February 6


Box 13 Folder 12 "Background to a Crisis" at the Dairy Industry Meeting, 1951 March 23


Box 13 Folder 13 Notes for a speech given at the Manhattanville Annual Dinner, 1951 April 12


Box 13 Folder 14 Notes for an address at the Graduation Exercises of the Nurses of St. Luke's Hospital, 1951 May 17


Box 13 Folder 15 Remarks at the first plenary session of the American Assembly, 1951 May 22


Box 13 Folder 16 Commencement Address, 1951 June 7


Box 13 Folder 17 Partial text of an address at the Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions, 1951 October 10

(Texas A&M College, College Station, Texas)


Box 13 Folder 18 "Business Enterprise and National Security" at the Manufacturing Group of the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, 1951 October 18


Box 13 Folder 19 "Redefining the Tasks of Education" before the Columbia Alumni of Charleston, West Virginia, 1951 November 12


Box 13 Folder 20 "The International Outlook" before the Columbia Alumni at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1951 November 13


Box 13 Folder 21 "Redefining the Tasks of Education" before the Columbia Alumni at Indianapolis, Indiana, 1951 November 16


Box 13 Folder 22 "The Bases of American Foreign Policy" before the Social Science Foundation, University of Denver, 1951 November 19


Box 13 Folder 23 "United States Policy for the Rimland of Europe" at West Point, 1951 December 5


Box 13 Folder 24 Partial text of an address before The Pilgrims of the United States Luncheon, 1952 January 23


Box 13 Folder 25 Remarks at the Alexander Hamilton Dinner, 1952 February 28

(Dr. Carlton J.H. Hayes, medal recipient)


Box 13 Folder 26 Notes for "Foreign Policy and the Democratic Process" at the East Side Forum, 1952 May 13


Box 13 Folder 27 Address at Duke Commencement, 1952 June 2


Box 13 Folder 28 Commencement Address, 1952 June 5


Box 13 Folder 29 Opening Exercises at Barnard College, 1952 September 25


Box 13 Folder 30 Remarks at presentation of Judge Medina's portrait, 1952 October 31


Box 13 Folder 31 "American Foreign Policy: The Mid-Century Prospect" at the Annual Marshall Woods Series of Lectures, Brown University, 1952 November 5


Box 13 Folder 32 "Foreign Trade and Foreign Policy" before the National Foreign Trade Council, 1952 November 19

(Final General Session of the 39th National Foreigh Trade Convention)


Box 13 Folder 33 Columbia Bicentennial speech at European Embassy dinners, 1952 December


Box 13 Folder 34 Abstract of remarks at the Forum on Democracy luncheon, 1953 February 21



Box 15 Folder 20 "Janus, the Modern University" at the 50th Anniversary of the University of Puerto Rico, 1953 March 12



Box 13 Folder 35 State University Symposium, 1953 March 20


Box 13 Folder 36 Bicentennial Announcement Luncheon at the United Nations, 1953 March 27


Box 13 Folder 37 Commencement Address, 1953 June 2


Box 13 Folder 38 Address at the Honors Convocation, University of Wisconsin, 1953 June 18


Box 13 Folder 39 Remarks at the Maria Moors Cabot Convocation, 1953 October 2


Box 13 Folder 40 Address on the 25th Anniversary of the Founding of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1953 October 13


Box 13 Folder 41 Address at the Installation of Dr. John D. Millet at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1953 October 23


Box 13 Folder 42 "The New Framework of American Foreign Policy" at the Columbia University Club, Washington, DC, 1953 November 13


Box 13 Folder 43 Brick Church speech, 1953 November 22


Box 13 Folder 44 Address at the meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers, 1953 December 2


Box 13 Folder 45 Abstract of remark at the preview of the "Knowledge for Free Men" exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, 1954 January 5


Box 13 Folder 46 Address at a dinner for the Congress of Delegates to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1954 January 7



Box 15 Folder 21 Address at the First Columbia Bicentennial Convocation, Riverside Church, 1954 January 11



Box 13 Folder 47 Alexander Hamilton Bicentennial Dinner, 1954 January 14


Box 13 Folder 48 Address at the Printing Week Dinner, 1954 January 18


Box 13 Folder 49 Response to President Celal Bayar of Turkey, 1954 February 1


Box 13 Folder 50 Columbia Bicentennial "Dallas Tape", 1954 February 23

(Text of recorded message)


Box 13 Folder 51 "The University as Shield and Spear" at the luncheon meeting of the Executives' Club of Chicago, 1954 February 26


Box 13 Folder 52 "Knowledge, Useful and Otherwise" at University of Minnesota Commencement, 1954 March 18


Box 13 Folder 53 "The Idea of a University" from the series "Man's Right to Knowledge," CBS network, 1954 March 28


Box 13 Folder 54 Address at a meeting of the Western College Association, Los Angeles, 1954 April 9


Box 13 Folder 55 Address at a meeting of the Columbia University Club of Chicago, 1954 April 28


Box 13 Folder 56 Address at the sesquicentennial dinner of the New York Historical Society, 1954 May 3


Box 13 Folder 57 Address at the Michigan Alumni Bicentennial Dinner, 1954 May 19


Box 13 Folder 58 Welcoming remarks at the Columbia Bicentennial Dinner, 1954 May 31


Box 13 Folder 59 Commencement Address, 1954 June 1


Box 13 Folder 60 Address at Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Commencement, 1954 June 3


Box 13 Folder 61 Address before Harvard Alumni Association, 1954 June 17


Box 13 Folder 62 Address before the National Education Association, 1954 June 30


Box 13 Folder 63 "The Three R's of Education Today" reprinted from the Teachers College Record, 1954 November


Box 13 Folder 64 "The History of the Future" reprinted from The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, 1954 July


Box 13 Folder 65 Pulitzer Plaque Dedication, 1954 October 1


Box 13 Folder 66 Outline of "Foreign Policy & the Citizen" before the Ohio State Archeological Society, 1954 October 7


Box 13 Folder 67 Charter Day Dinner Address, 1954 October 30


Box 13 Folder 68 Address at the Third Columbia Bicentennial Convocation, 1954 October 31


Box 13 Folder 69 Remarks at Memorial Services for Professor Irwin Edman, 1954 November 4


Box 13 Folder 70 Remarks at 100-Year Association Dinner, 1954 November 9


Box 13 Folder 71 "Education for the Atomic Age" at the Rice Institute, 1955 January 20


Box 13 Folder 72 Centennial Convocation of Washington University, St. Louis, 1955 February 20


Box 13 Folder 73 "Religious Liberty: Man's Link to Man" at Prelude to Independence, Williamsburg, VA, 1955 May 15


Box 13 Folder 74 Commencement Address, 1955 June 1


Box 13 Folder 75 Notes on Venezuelan Trip, 1955 July 21-31


Box 13 Folder 76 Introduction to Bartok Concert, 1955 September 26


Box 13 Folder 77 Remarks at the Maria Moors Cabot Convocation, 1955 October 21


Box 13 Folder 78 Remarks at the Conference on Professional Education for Business, 1955 October 27


Box 13 Folder 79 Francis Henry Lenygon Memorial Room, 1955 October 28



Box 15 Folder 22 Martin Memorial Lecture at the American College of Surgeons, 1955 October 31



Box 13 Folder 80 Far East Trip Schedule, 1955 November-1956 January


Box 13 Folder 81 "Contemporary International Relations: An American View" at the America-Japan Society, 1955 November 18


Box 13 Folder 82 "Universities and Public Service" at the 80th Anniversary Convocation of the Johns Hopkins University, 1956 February 22


Box 13 Folder 83 "Mass Aspirations and International Relations" at the Brookings Institute, Washington, DC, 1956 March 10


Box 13 Folder 84 "The New Dimensions of Statesmanship" before The Economic Club of Detroit, 1956 April 16


Box 13 Folder 85 "The Changing Reader" at the meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1956 April 20



Box 14 Folder 1 New York Times Magazine article, 1956 April 29


Box 14 Folder 2 Second Vivekananda Memorial Lecture, 1956 May 1


Box 14 Folder 3 Ninth American Assembly, 1956 May 5


Box 14 Folder 4 Citation for President Sukarno of Indonesia, Honorary Doctor of Laws, 1956 May 24


Box 14 Folder 5 Phi Kappa Tau Golden Jubilee Banquet, Oxford, Ohio, 1956 June


Box 14 Folder 6 Columbia College Class Day, 1956 June 4


Box 14 Folder 7 Commencement Address, 1956 June 5


Box 14 Folder 8 "The United States in the Family of Nations" at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Society, 1956 August


Box 14 Folder 9 Memorandum to the Trustees re: confidential reports on activities, 1956 September 21


Box 14 Folder 10 50th Anniversary of the Columbia University Chapel, 1957 February 7


Box 14 Folder 11 "What the United States Can Do to Improve Understanding Between Asia and the West" at the Ninth Annual Barnard Forum, 1957 February 16


Box 14 Folder 12 Alexander Hamilton Dinner, 1957 May 1


Box 14 Folder 13 Lenox Hill Hospital's 100th Anniversary Dinner, 1957 May 13


Box 14 Folder 14 "Education for Survival" at Culver Military Academy, 1957 May 18


Box 14 Folder 15 Commencement Address, 1957 June 4


Box 14 Folder 16 Welcoming remarks at the International Conference on Neutron Interactions with Nuclei, Pupin Laboratories, 1957 September 9


Box 14 Folder 17 Columbia College Freshman Dinner, Class of 1961, 1957 September 24


Box 14 Folder 18 Cabot Award Dinner, 1957 October 24


Box 14 Folder 19 "The Marquis de LaFayette" at the New-York Historical Society, 1957 October 30


Box 14 Folder 20 "The Forward Look in Higher Education" during Higher Education Week, Cleveland, Ohio, 1957 November 12


Box 14 Folder 21 Notes on Five-Years of the Kirk Presidency, 1958 January 19


Box 14 Folder 22 "Bending the Twig" at Smith College, 1958 February 22


Box 14 Folder 23 Association of American Medical Colleges and National Fund for Medical Education luncheon, 1958 March 26

(In honor of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis)


Box 14 Folder 24 "The Conditions of Peace" at the Sewanee Centennial Symposium, 1958 April 19


Box 14 Folder 25 Alexander Hamilton Dinner, 1958 April 28

(Admiral Ben Moreell)


Box 14 Folder 26 "New Patterns in Education" before Columbia and Barnard College alumni, 1958 May 1

(Cambridge, MA)


Box 14 Folder 27 "The Problems of Coexistence" at the Minneapolis Star's Program of Information on World Affairs awards banquet, 1958 May 12


Box 14 Folder 28 Commencement Address, 1958 June 3


Box 14 Folder 29 Edwin Arthur Burtt, Nicholas Murray Butler Medal, 1958 June 3


Box 14 Folder 30 Memorial Service for Dr. George B. Pegram, 1958 October 3


Box 14 Folder 31 Presentation of the Joseph Urban Collection, 1958 October 13


Box 14 Folder 32 Cabot Award Dinner, 1958 November 5


Box 14 Folder 33 "Education for the Future" at the 75th Anniversary Convocation of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1958 November 8


Box 14 Folder 34 "World-wide Problems in Higher Education" at Nutrition Foundation luncheon, 1958 November 13


Box 14 Folder 35 Memorandum to the Trustees re: TIAA, 1958 October 27


Box 14 Folder 36 Memorandum to Deans and Directors re: University Policy, 1958 December 30


Box 14 Folder 37 Memorandum to Special Committees of the Trustees and of the Alumni Federation re: University-Alumni Relations, 1959


Box 14 Folder 38 "Looking Ahead in Education" at the National Education Association's Dedication Program, 1959 February 8


Box 14 Folder 39 "Will Our Universities Be Ready?" at the School of Engineering Dean's Day, 1959 April 4


Box 14 Folder 40 250th Anniversary of the Trinity School, 1959 April 27


Box 14 Folder 41 Barnard-Columbia Dinner and Symposium at the Denver Club, 1959 May 8


Box 14 Folder 42 50th Anniversary of the Neurological Institute of New York at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1959 May 16


Box 14 Folder 43 10th Anniversary of the East Asian Institute, 1959 May 27


Box 14 Folder 44 Commencement Address, 1959 June 2


Box 14 Folder 45 "American Attitudes Toward Foreign Policy" under the auspices of the American-Swiss Foundation for Scientific Exchange, 1959 July 2

(Includes text in French.)


Box 14 Folder 46 "Improving Higher Education" at Mills College, 1959 October 8

(Speech given at the inauguration of Mills College President Easton Rothwell. See also 1960 October 8.)


Box 14 Folder 47 "Science, Politics and Peace" at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1960 January 7


Box 14 Folder 48 "What Money Cannot Buy" at the inauguration of University of Tennessee President A. D. Holt, 1960 May 14


Box 14 Folder 49 Commencement Address, 1960 June 1


Box 14 Folder 50 Cornerstone laying at the new School of Law, 1960 September 8



Box 11 Folder 1 Remarks at the United Hospital Fund of New York dinner, 1960 October 3

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 2 "Improving Higher Education" at Mills College, 1960 October 8

(Speech given at the inauguration of Mills College President Easton Rothwell. See also 1959 October 8 speech.)


Box 11 Folder 3 "Universities and the Political Policies They Serve" at conference "University Contracts Abroad", 1960 November 9

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 4 Remarks at the Maria Moors Cabot Convocation, 1960 November 10

(Partial text of remarks, includes event program.)


Box 11 Folder 5 "The Will to Serve" at the Red Triangle Dinner of YMCA, 1960 November 14

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 6 Remarks at the Annual Dinner of the National Institute of Social Sciences, 1960 December 14

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 7 Remarks at the Alexander Hamilton Dinner, 1961 April 11

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 8 Memorandum to the Trustees on Sponsored Research, 1961 April 3


Box 11 Folder 9 Remarks at the Columbia College Class Day, 1961 June 5

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 10 Commencement Address, 1961 June 6

(Partial text of address.)


Box 11 Folder 11 "Forces Shaping World Society" at the General Meeting of the American Association of University Women, 1961 June 22

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 12 Memorandum to the Trustees on Morningside Heights Safety, 1961 October 18


Box 11 Folder 13 President's Report, 1961 November 6

(Digest of Discussion and Action, Trustees Meeting)


Box 11 Folder 14-15 "Our Children and their Society" at Duke University, 1961 October 4, 2 folders

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 16 Remarks at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Fund Dinner, 1961 October 23

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 17 Remarks at the Fall Dinner of the Academy of Political Science, 1961 November 28

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 18 "Africa, 1961" address delivered at the Columbia Associates Luncheon, 1962 January 24


Box 11 Folder 19 Remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new medical research building at the Medical Center, 1962 February 5

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 20 Message in honor of WKCR's 21st Anniversary, 1962 March 9

(Text of message taped for WKCR-FM, the student radio station)


Box 11 Folder 21 Remarks for the Mayor's Luncheon for AAU-AUBC, 1962 April 4


Box 11 Folder 22 Remarks at the Journalism Awards Luncheon, 1962 June 1


Box 11 Folder 23 Commencement Address, 1962 June 5


Box 11 Folder 24 Remarks at NYU President James M. Hester's Inauguration, 1962 October 25

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 25 Remarks at Teachers College's President John Fischer's Inauguration, 1962 November 13

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 26 Remarks at the Maria Moors Cabot Convocation, 1962 November 27

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 27 Remarks at the Asian Convocation, 1962 October 6

(Honorary Degree to Ryusaku Tsunoda)


Box 11 Folder 28 Memorandum to Deans and Director on the Legal Considerations in the Admission and Expulsion of Students, 1963 February 7


Box 11 Folder 29 "Towards an Atlantic Community" at the Annual Dinner of the Canadian Society of New York, 1963 February 8

(Partial text of remarks.)


Box 11 Folder 30 Remarks at the Founders' Day Dinner, School of Social Work, 1963 March 27

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 31 Memorandum to Occupants of University-Owned Apartments, 1963 March 27


Box 11 Folder 32 Memorandum to all full-time Officers of Instruction and Administration re: Salary Increases, 1963 April 15


Box 11 Folder 33 Remarks at Barnard College President Rosemary Park's Inauguration, 1963 April 22

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 34 Commencement Address, 1963 June 4

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 35 Memorandum on Dentistry, 1963 September 16


Box 11 Folder 36 Remarks on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Swami Vivekananda, 1963 October 4

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 37 Statement before the Select Committee on Government Research of the House of Representatives, 1963 November 20


Box 11 Folder 38 Memorial Address for President John F. Kennedy, 1963 November 25


Box 11 Folder 39 Remarks at the Harold Uris dinner, 1963 December 3

(Uris was the recipient of the Brotherhood Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews)


Box 11 Folder 40 Remarks at Barnard College's 75th Anniversary, 1964 January 22

(Partial text in a press release.)


Box 11 Folder 41 Memorandum to Deans on Student Discipline, Reporting of Gifts, and Internal and External Communications, 1964 February 4


Box 11 Folder 42 "Responsibilities of the Educated Man" at a Convocation celebrating the Centennial of the University of Denver, 1964 April 9


Box 11 Folder 43 Memorandum to Deans, Directors, Chairmen of Departments, Senior Administrative Officers re: budget procedures (gifts), 1964 April 24


Box 11 Folder 44 "The University and the 'explosion' of Knowledge" on the occasion of the Dedication of the Notre Dame Memorial Library, 1964 May 7


Box 11 Folder 45 Memorandum for Members of the Morningside Heights Community on Security, 1964 May 29


Box 11 Folder 46 "What it means to be an educated man or woman" at Bates College Commencement, 1964 June 7


Box 11 Folder 47 Commencement Address, 1964 June 2

("The Quest for Social Values in Our Time")


Box 11 Folder 48 Memorandum to All Deans, Directors, Chairmen of Departments, and Major Administrative Officers re: The School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1964 June 15


Box 11 Folder 49 Memorandum to University Faculty Members re: Dining Halls, 1964 November 6


Box 11 Folder 50 Memorandum to Deans, Directors, Chairmen of Departments, and Major Administrative Officers re: Art Exhibitions, 1964 November 20


Box 11 Folder 51 Memorandum to Deans, Directors, Chairmen of Departments, and Major Administrative Officers re: University Safety, 1964 December 9


Box 11 Folder 52 Memorandum to Deans, Directors, Chairmen of Departments, and Administrative Officers re: Charter Flights, 1965 January 14


Box 11 Folder 53 Remarks at the Memorial Service for Dr. Harry J. Carman, Dean Emeritus of Columbia College, 1965 January 22


Box 11 Folder 54 Memorandum to the University Community re: Picketing, 1965 February 8


Box 11 Folder 55 Statement of Financial Objectives, 1965 May



Box 14 Folder 51 "Education and Social Policy" at Teachers College Founder's Day, 1965 May 12


Box 14 Folder 52 Commencement Address, 1965 June 1


Box 14 Folder 53 Honorary Doctor of Laws from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 1965 September 7


Box 14 Folder 54 "Student Freedoms and Responsibilities in American Higher Education" at the Greater Hartford Forum, 1965 November 3


Box 14 Folder 55 "The University in Contemporary Society" at the University of Michigan Commencement, 1965 December 18


Box 14 Folder 56 Dedication of the William Black Medical Research Building, 1966 January 3


Box 14 Folder 57 Pulitzer 50th Anniversary Dinner, 1966 May 10


Box 14 Folder 58 Commencement Address, 1966 June 1


Box 14 Folder 59 Opening of the Campaign to Raise $200,000,000, 1966 October 31


Box 14 Folder 60 Memorandum to Trustees re: Parking on College Walk, 1966


Box 14 Folder 61 Memorandum to Deans, Directors, Chairmen of Departments, and Major Administrative Officers re: Financial Relationship between the Student and the University, 1967 January 3


Box 14 Folder 62 Memorandum to the Trustees re: Class Ranking, 1967 March 28


Box 14 Folder 63 "Changing Patters of Public and Private Support for Higher Education" on the occasion of A Centennial Conference on "The Higher Education of Negro Americans: Prospects and Programs," Howard University, 1967 April 17


Box 14 Folder 64 Commencement Address, 1967 June 6


Box 14 Folder 65 Press release re: Re-Casting of Central Administration, 1967 June 12


Box 14 Folder 66 Statement before the Consumer Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee re: cigarette filter, 1967 August 24


Box 14 Folder 67 "The Umpirage of Reason" at the University of Virginia's Founder's Day, 1968 April 12



Box 11 Folder 56 Remarks on the occasion of a Founder's Day Celebration at the University of Virginia, 1968 April 12

Series V: Drafts, 1959-1968

This series contains drafts of Kirk's letters, statements, remarks, addresses, etc. Most are handwritten on yellow legal pads. Some include the annotated typescript drafts. For each set, there is an index which includes the document's date, addressee, and subject.



Box 15 Folder 1 Index, 1959 September-1961 September


Box 15 Folder 2-3 Drafts, 1959 September-1961 September, 2 folders


Box 15 Folder 4 Index, 1961 September-1963 April


Box 15 Folder 5-6 Drafts, 1961 September-1963 April, 2 folders


Box 15 Folder 7 Index, 1963 April-1965 July


Box 15 Folder 8-9 Drafts, 1963 April-1965 July, 2 folders


Box 15 Folder 10 Index, 1964 July-1965 June


Box 15 Folder 11 Drafts, 1964 July-1965 June


Box 15 Folder 12 Index, 1965 July-1966 December


Box 15 Folder 13-14 Drafts, 1965 July-1966 December, 2 folders


Box 15 Folder 15 Index, 1967 January-December


Box 15 Folder 16 Drafts, 1967 January-December


Box 15 Folder 17 Index, 1968 January-September


Box 15 Folder 18 Drafts, 1968 January-September


Box 15 Folder 19 Unindexed drafts, 1970

(A collection of drafts with no index. There is a note explaining that these were discovered "later" (after the others were organized?) and that these "are not clearly idenfitied.")

Series VI: Jacob R. Schiff Charitable Trust, 1938-1975

The series contains the records of the Fund Committee of the Jacob R. Schiff Charitable Trust. Files are organized alphabetically but are incomplete (A-National only). As Columbia University President, Kirk served on the Fund Committee with the Presidents of City College and the Jewish Publication Society of America.



Box 8 Folder 1-3 A, 1950-1963, 3 folders


Box 8 Folder 4-5 B, 1950-1967, 2 folders


Box 8 Folder 6-8 C, 1950-1963, 3 folders


Box 8 Folder 9-12 Chase Manhattan Bank, 1959-1966, 4 folders


Box 8 Folder 13 Committee Directions to the Chase Manhattan Bank, 1938-1961


Box 8 Folder 14 D-E, 1949-1960



Box 9 Folder 1 F-G, 1950-1965


Box 9 Folder 2 Gallagher, Buell G., 1953-1964

(President of City College)


Box 9 Folder 3 H, 1950-1960


Box 9 Folder 4 I, 1954-1966


Box 9 Folder 5-6 J, 1951-1968, 2 folders


Box 9 Folder 7 K, 1952-1960


Box 9 Folder 8 Karamu House, 1952-1958


Box 9 Folder 9 L-M, 1950-1961


Box 9 Folder 10 Levinthal, Judge Louis E., 1949-1954


Box 9 Folder 11-12 National A-C, 1955-1965, 2 folders


Box 9 Folder 13-14 Schiff's Will, 1952-1975, 2 folders

Series VII: 1964-1965 New York World's Fair , 1961-1964

This series contains materials related to the New York World's Fair 1964-1965: meeting minutes, press releases, promotional brochures, newsletters, invitations, newspaper clippings, etc. There are groundbreaking programs or booklets for many of the pavilions. Materials are organized chronologically. Kirk served on the Board of Directors.



Box 12 Folder 1 1961 November-1963 January


Box 12 Folder 2 1963 January-February


Box 12 Folder 3 1963 March-May


Box 12 Folder 4 1963 May-August


Box 12 Folder 5 1963 August-October


Box 12 Folder 6 1963 October


Box 12 Folder 7 1963 November-1964 February


Box 12 Folder 8 1964 February-April


Box 12 Folder 9 1964 April-October

Series VIII: Calendars, 1950-1965

This series contains Kirk's desk calendars and those of his Administrative Assistants, Adrienne Swift (1950-1957) and Helen S. King (1958-1965). There is no calendar for "Dr. Kirk" for 1958, although there is one for "Mrs. King." This series also includes an annotated University directory and a personal telephone book.



Box 10 Dr. Kirk's calendars, 1950-1965, 15 items

(There is no desk calendar for 1958.)


Box 10 Mrs. (Adrienne) Swift's calendars, 1950-1957, 8 items

(Administrative Assistant to the President)


Box 10 HSK's (Mrs. Helen S. King) calendars, 1958-1965, 8 items

(Administrative Assistant to the President)


Box 10 Columbia University telephone directory, 1950

(Annotated)


Box 10 Telephone book (personal), undated