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At a Glance
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
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.
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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
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/04/89.
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.