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Grayson Kirk papers, 1938-1984

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.

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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