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Columbia University Academic Freedom Committee records, 1951-1954

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Col.Un. Acad.Free
Bib ID 4078630 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Academic Freedom Committee
Title Columbia University Academic Freedom Committee records, 1951-1954
Physical Description 13.5 linear feet (25 boxes, 7 card file indexes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence and research information assembled in preparing the above reports. The material is arranged under such headings as Censorship, Pressure Groups, Communism, Student Rights, etc. and includes pamphlets, newspaper clippings, reports, and correspondence.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Academic Freedom Committee, 1956.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Academic Freedom Committee. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1956. Accession number--M-56.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/04/89.

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"
Academic freedom Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacIver, Robert M. (Robert Morrison), 1882-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rabinowitz, Louis M. (Louis Mayer), 1887-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Academic Freedom Committee was established in the spring of 1951 under a grant from Louis Rabinowitz to study this subject, with professor Robert M. McIver, professor emeritus, political philosophy and sociology, as chairman. The work of the committee resulted in the publication of several works, including MacIver, Robert, ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN OUR TIME, Columbia University Press, 1955; and Hofstadter, Richard and Metzger, Walter, THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN THE U.S.