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University Protest and Activism Collection, 1958-2018, bulk 1968-1972

Series XIII: The Office of the President Records, 1958-1974

This collection reflects the record keeping of the Office of the President from the mid-sixties and early seventies with regard to student activism, demonstrations, protests, the 1968 crisis, and the subsequent restructuring of the University. The bulk of material relates to the events of April–May 1968 and their aftermath. This series was a collection on its own up until August 2007, when it was added to this collection. For this reason some materials contained in this series are duplicates of existing materials.

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Subseries XIII.1: Subject Files, 1958-1973

This subseries consists of correspondence, forms, applications, memos, proposals, press releases, handbills, transcripts, and many other materials of all sorts relating to the 1968 crisis, collected primarily by the Office of the President. The materials were generated in more or less equal parts by student group and the administration and to a lesser extent by the faculty. Nearly all aspects of the 1968 crisis are reflected in one way or another in this series.



Box 27 Folder 1 Altaway v. Trustees of Columbia University--Thacher Brief, 1969


Alumni


Box 27 Folder 2 Alumni Federation of Columbia University, 1968


Box 27 Folder 3 Alumni for a New Columbia, 1968


Box 27 Folder 4 General Responses, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 27 Folder 5 American Council on Education, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 27 Folder 6 Anderson v. Sills Court Opinion, 1969


Box 27 Folder 7 Architecture, School of, 1969, 1970, 1969, 1970


Box 27 Folder 8 Arrests, Records of, 1968, 1971, Undated, 1968, 1971, Undated


Box 27 Folder 9 Arts, School of the, 1968


Box 27 Folder 10 Barnard College, 1968


Box 27 Folder 11 Bureau of Applied Social Research--Questionnaire and Report, 1968


Box 27 Folder 12 Capital Campaign, 1968-1969


Box 27 Folder 13 Class Disruption Notices, 1968


Box 27 Folder 14 Colloquium on Issues in Academic Governance, 1968



Box 28 Folder 1 Colloquium on Issues in Academic Governance, 1968


Columbia College


Box 28 Folder 2 Council, 1966, 1968, 1966, 1968


Box 28 Folder 3 Dean's Office, 1968


Box 28 Folder 4 Dormitories, 1968


Box 28 Folder 5 Joint College Commission, 1968


Box 28 Folder 6 Columbia College Today, 1969


Box 28 Folder 7 Columbia Concerned Parents, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 28 Folder 8 Columbia Owl, 1968


Box 28 Folder 9 Columbia University Leadership Conference, 1968


Box 28 Folder 10 Columbia University student Council, 1968-1969


Box 28 Folder 11 Commencement, Handbills, Correspondence, Address, 1968


Box 28 Folder 12 to 13 Commentary on Student Unrest, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 28 Folder 14 Committee for Defense of Property Rights, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 28 Folder 15 Community Relations, 1968


Box 28 Folder 16 Cordier, Andrew--Statements, 1968-1970


Box 28 Folder 17 Cox Commission--Formation and Membership, 1968


Box 28 Folder 18 Crisis Background Information File, 1968



Box 29 Folder 1 Davis, Angus--Two Notebooks, Undated


Box 29 Folder 2 Deans and Directors, Meetings of, 1968


Box 29 Folder 3 December Fourth Movement, 1970, Undated, 1970, Undated


Box 29 Folder 4 Departments--Statements and Reactions, 1959, 1968, Undated, 1959, 1968, Undated


Discipline


Box 29 Folder 5 Columbia College Disciplinary Tribunal, 1968



Box 41 Folder 5 Judicial Council, 1972-1973



Box 29 Folder 6 General, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 29 Folder 7 to 8 Grossner v. Trustees of Columbia--Background and Ruling, 1968, (2 Folders)


Box 29 Folder 9 Executive Clemency, 1968


Box 29 Folder 10 Law School Tribunal--Gustin Case, 1968-1969



Box 30 Folder 1 Leniency Request, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 30 Folder 2 Yellin Appeal, 1968


Box 30 Folder 3 Engineering and Applied Science, School of, 1968, 1970, Undated, 1968, 1970, Undated


Box 30 Folder 4 Eyewitness reports--University Employees and Officers, 1968, 1970, 1968, 1970


Faculty


Box 30 Folder 5 Ad Hoc Faculty Group, 1968


Box 30 Folder 6 Columbia College--Meetings and Resolutions, 1968, 1970, 1968, 1970


Box 30 Folder 7 Committee on Instruction, 1968


Box 30 Folder 8 Executive Committee of the Faculty, 1968


Box 30 Folder 9 Independent Faculty Group, 1968


Joint Meeting of the Faculties


Box 30 Folder 10 Notices, Notes and Resolutions, 1968 May 4



Box 31 Folder 1 to 2 Official Record, Drafts, 1968 April 28, (2 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 3 to 5 Notices, Notes, Resolutions, Transcripts, Official Record, 1968 April 30 ( 3 Folders), 1968 April 30


Box 31 Folder 6 1968 September 12


Box 31 Folder 7 Announcement Lists, 1968



Box 32 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Statements and Responses, 1968-1970, Undated, 1968-1970, Undated


Box 32 Folder 2 Medicine, Executive Committee, 1968


Box 32 Folder 3 General Studies, School of, 1968


Box 32 Folder 4 Government Sponsored Research, 1963, 1968-1969, 1963, 1968-1969


Box 32 Folder 5 Graduate Student Union, 1968


Box 32 Folder 6 Gymnasium--Releases, Letters, 1968


Box 32 Folder 7 Handbills and Fliers--General, 1966, 1968-1970, Undated, 1966, 1968-1970, Undated


Box 32 Folder 8 Henkin Report--Committee on External Relations, 1968


Box 32 Folder 9 to 10 Injunctions against student Protesters, 1968-1971, (2 Folders)


Interview Transcripts from Television and Radio


Box 32 Folder 11 Face the Nation with Dr. Kirk, 1968



Box 33 Folder 1 Meet the Press with Dr. Kirk, 1968


Box 33 Folder 2 Radio TV Reports, Inc.--David Truman, 1968 May 3


Box 33 Folder 3 Radio TV Reports, Inc.--Dr. Herbert Dean and Fritz Stern, 1968 May 23


Joint Committee on Disciplinary Affairs


Box 33 Folder 4 Cordier--Notice to Students, 1968


Box 33 Folder 5 Draft of Recommendations for Interim Rules to Govern Rallies, Picketing, and Other Mass Demonstrations,, 1968


Box 33 Folder 6 Formation, 1968


Box 33 Folder 7 Operation, 1968


Box 33 Folder 8 Jouvenel, Bertrand de--Paper on Student Unrest, 1968


Kirk, Grayson



Box 34 Folder 1 to 2 Statements and Letters, 1968, (2 Folders)


Box 34 Folder 3 Drafts and Final Issuance of--A Message to Alumni, Parents, and Other Friends of Columbia,, 1968



Box 54 Folder 7 Legal Documents--Pertaining to Columbia University Trustees as both Plaintiffs and Defendants,, 1968



Box 34 Folder 4 Lost and Found Office, 1968


Box 34 Folder 5 Majority Coalition, 1968


Box 34 Folder 6 Military Recruiting, Reports and Statements, 1965-1969, Undated, 1965-1969, Undated


Box 34 Folder 7 Minority Student Issues, 1968-1970, Undated, 1968-1970, Undated


Box 34 Folder 8 Moratorium Coalition, 1968


Box 34 Folder 9 Moratorium, 1969 October 15


Box 34 Folder 10 to 11 Occupation of Buildings, 1968 April, (2 Folders)


Box 34 Folder 12 Paychecks--Disbursement Location Changes, 1968


Box 34 Folder 13 Petitions on Disciplinary Proceedings, 1968



Box 35 Folder 1 Picketing and Demonstrating--University Policy, 1965-1968


Box 35 Folder 2 Police Action, Comments, 1968


Box 35 Folder 3 President's Office--Miscellaneous, 1969, Undated, 1969, Undated


Professional Schools


Box 35 Folder 4 Business, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 35 Folder 5 Journalism, 1967-1968


Box 35 Folder 6 Law, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 35 Folder 7 Social Work, 1968


Box 35 Folder 8 Other, 1968-1969


Box 35 Folder 9 Progressive Labor Party, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 35 Folder 10 Property, University, 1968


Public Information, Office of


Box 35 Folder 11 Chronology of Events, 1968-1969


Box 35 Folder 12 Press Releases, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 35 Folder 13 Reports and Statements, 1968


Box 35 Folder 14 Public Relations--Hill and Knowlton, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 35 Folder 15 Registration Demonstration, 1968


Box 35 Folder 16 Religious Counselors, 1967-1969


Restructuring


Box 35 Folder 17 General, 1968



Box 54 Folder 5 to 6 Joint Hearings on University Restructuring--Minutes of Sessions, Communications, and Materials, 1968 October 18-November 12, 1968 October, (2 Folders)



Box 36 Folder 1 to 2 Joint Hearings on University Restructuring, 1968, (2 Folders)


Proposals and Recommendations


Box 36 Folder 3 to 4 Administration, 1968-1969, (2 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 5 Faculty, 1967-1969


Box 36 Folder 6 Students, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 36 Folder 7 Trustees, 1968-1969



Box 37 Folder 1 Other, 1968-1969


Faculty and Student Participation


Box 37 Folder 2 California, Chicago and Cornell, 1966-1968


Box 37 Folder 3 Penn and Princeton, 1958-1968


Box 37 Folder 4 Yale and Others, Summary, 1963-1968


Box 37 Folder 5 Riot Data Review--Aftermath of King Assassination, 1968


Box 37 Folder 6 Search Committee for Permanent President, 1968-1969


Box 37 Folder 7 Security, Campus, 1968


Box 37 Folder 8 Senate Hearings--McClennan Subcommittee, 1969


Box 37 Folder 9 Staff, University--Position Statements, 1968, 1970, 1968, 1970


Strike Coordinating Committee


Box 37 Folder 10 The Rational Enquirer, 1968



Box 38 Folder 1 Statements and Fliers, 1968, 1970, Undated, 1968, 1970, Undated


Box 38 Folder 2 Strike Education Committee--Class Schedules and Announcements, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 38 Folder 3 Strike--Support for from Other Groups, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 38 Folder 4 St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's School, 1968


Box 38 Folder 5 Student Organization, Committee on, 1967-1969, Undated, 1967-1969, Undated


Box 38 Folder 6 Student Rights and Responsibilities, 1967-1968


Box 38 Folder 7 Students' Afro-American Society, 1968-1969


Box 38 Folder 8 Students for Columbia University, 1968-1970, Undated, 1968-1970, Undated


Students for a Democratic Society


Box 38 Folder 9 Administration Records of, 1968-1969


Box 38 Folder 10 General, 1967-1968, Undated, 1967-1968, Undated



Box 39 Folder 1 Handbills and Fliers, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 39 Folder 2 Meeting Space, 1967-1968, Undated, 1967-1968, Undated


Box 39 Folder 3 Reactions to, 1965, 1968-1969, Undated, 1965, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 39 Folder 4 Students for a Free Campus, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 39 Folder 5 Students of Hamilton Hall--May Occupation, 1968


Box 39 Folder 6 Students for a Restructured University, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


Box 39 Folder 7 Teachers College, 1968


Temple Committee


Box 39 Folder 8 General, 1968


Box 39 Folder 9 Minutes, 1968


Box 39 Folder 10 Memoranda and Reports, 1968



Box 40 Folder 1 Memoranda and Reports, 1968


Box 40 Folder 2 Tri-Partite Commission, Ad Hoc Committee on, 1968


Box 40 Folder 3 Truman, David--Statements and Letters, 1968


Trustees


Box 40 Folder 4 General, 1968-1969


Box 40 Folder 5 Statements, 1968


Box 40 Folder 6 Union Theological Seminary, 1968


Box 40 Folder 7 University Committee on Rules of Conduct, 1969


Box 40 Folder 8 University Council, 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated


Box 40 Folder 9 University Proctor and Delegate--William Kahn, 1968-1969, Undated, 1968-1969, Undated


University Senate


Box 40 Folder 10 Campus Discussion and Elections, 1969, Undated, 1969, Undated


Box 40 Folder 11 Preliminary Proposal, 1968


Box 40 Folder 12 Proposals and Commentary, 1969


Unrest--Student



Box 41 Folder 1 to 3 Other Universities, 1967-1970, Undated, 1967-1970, Undated, (3 Folders)


Box 41 Folder 4 Vietnam--General, 1969-1970


Subseries XIII.2: Protest Correspondence, 1967-1969, 1972, 1967-1969, 1972

This subseries contains letters, postcards, and telegrams sent to the University by alumni, friends, and otherwise concerned or interested citizens, commenting on the student protests; together with some replies by President Grayson Kirk and others. These communications are generally separated into those which are hostile to the protestors, and those which are hostile to the administration. The "Public Opinion" files were unprocessed and thus the lack of separation of communications into those which are hostile to protesters and those hostile to the administration. Instead these materials are grouped under the title, "Public Opinion," but generally consist of correspondence that is either for or against the administration. Each group is then organized chronologically. Most of the correspondence is impersonal, but included are some highly personal letters from friends and colleagues of President Kirk.


Letters--Anti-Students


Box 41 Folder 6 to 7 1968 April, Undated, 1968, Undated, (2 Folders)



Box 42 Folder 1 to 2 1968 April, Undated, 1968, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 42 Folder 3 to 8 1968 May, Undated, 1968, Undated, (6 Folders)



Box 43 Folder 1 to 5 1968 June, (5 Folders)


Box 43 Folder 6 to 7 1968 July, (2 Folders)


Box 43 Folder 8 1968 August-September


Box 43 Folder 9 1968 October-December


Box 43 Folder 10 1969 January-May



Box 44 Folder 1 1969 February-September


Letters--Supporting Students


Box 44 Folder 2 to 3 1968 April, (2 Folders)


Box 44 Folder 4 to 6 1968 May, (3 Folders)


Box 44 Folder 7 to 8 1968 May, Undated, 1968, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 44 Folder 9 1968 June


Box 44 Folder 10 1968 July-August


Letters--Public Opinion



Box 45 Folder 1 to 4 1968, (4 Folders)


Box 45 Folder 5 to 6 1968, Undated, 1968, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 45 Folder 7 1967-1969, Undated, 1967-1969, Undated


Letters--Public Opinion


Box 45 Folder 8 1968-1969


Box 45 Folder 9 Letters--President Kirk's Response to Public Opinion, 1968


Box 45 Folder 10 Letters--Administration's Response to Public Opinion, 1968



Box 46 Folder 1 Letter Inventory--Alphabetically Listed by Name, Undated


Box 46 Folder 2 to 6 Telegrams--Public Opinion, 1968, (5 Folders)



Box 47 Folder 1 to 2 Clippings Sent to President Kirk, 1967-1968, Undated, 1967-1968, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 47 Folder 3 Letters to President Kirk Referred to Other Administration for Response,, 1968-1969


Box 47 Folder 4 to 5 Spring 1972 Disturbances--McGill Form Letters, 1972 April-September, 1972, 1972 April-September, (2 Folders)


Subseries XIII.3: Cox Commission, 1959-1969 bulk: 1967-1969, 1959-1969, 1967-1969

This subseries consists of the records of the Fact-Finding Commission appointed to investigate the student protests, chaired by Archibald Cox (Professor of Law, Harvard University). The bulk of the materials consist of transcripts of the testimony given before the Commission, May–July 1968. In addition, the Cox Commission collected various exhibits, reports, publications, and other materials relevant to the hearings; these materials are organized alphabetically.


Box 47 Folder 6 ACE Report on Students for a Democratic Society, 1967


Box 47 Folder 7 Arrests--Statistics, 1968


Box 47 Folder 8 Columbia University Student Council--Truman Correspondence, 1967


Box 47 Folder 9 Correction to Truman's Chronology, 1968


Box 47 Folder 10 Dr. King--Memorial Service, 1968



Box 48 Exhibits


Box 48 Folder 1 Deferred Tuition Plan, 1966-1967


Box 48 Folder 2 Pellegram, Daniel--Statements and Plan, 1964-1966


Box 48 Folder 3 Platt, Alexander, 1967-1968, Undated, 1967-1968, Undated


Box 48 Folder 4 Truman, David, 1967-1968


Box 48 Folder 5 External Research, 1967-1968


Box 48 Folder 6 Eyewitness Reports of Police Action, 1968


Box 48 Folder 7 to 8 Financial Records of Commission, 1968, (2 Folders)


Box 48 Folder 9 First Joint Faculty Meeting, 1968



Box 49 Folder 1 to 3 Flyers and Handbills, 1967-1969, (3 Folders)


Box 49 Folder 4 General Neighborhood Renewal Plan, 1965, 1968, 1965, 1968


Box 49 Folder 5 Goldman and Star, 1968


Box 49 Folder 6 Graduate Sociology Society Flyer, circa, 1968


Box 49 Folder 7 Gym Appraisals--McGuire to Cox, 1959-1968


Box 49 Folder 8 Gym Protest Articles, 1968


Box 49 Folder 9 Hofstadter Speech, 1968


Box 49 Folder 10 Kirk Memo on Picketing, 1967


Box 49 Folder 11 Kirk Response to Columbia University Student Council's Gym Resolution,, 1966


Box 49 Folder 12 Law School Declaration, 1968


Box 49 Folder 13 Medical Reports, 1968


Box 49 Folder 14 Memo's and Letters to President Kirk, 1968


Box 49 Folder 15 Miscellaneous Cox--Including Appearance Schedule, circa, 1968


Box 49 Folder 16 Moratorium Statement, 1968


Box 49 Folder 17 Notes Taken by Marion Jemmott, 1968


Box 49 Folder 18 Press Conference Transcript, 1968 April 25


Box 49 Folder 19 Recruiting Referendum and Report, 1967


Box 49 Folder 20 Report on Faculty Housing, 1966, 1968, 1966, 1968


Box 49 Folder 21 Sato Visit Protest, 1967


Box 49 Folder 22 Students for a Democratic Society Protest, 1968 April 23


Box 49 Folder 23 Six Demands of the Strike, 1968



Box 50 Folder 1 Student Life Report, 1967-1968


Box 50 Folder 2 Truman, David--Chronology and Press Releases During Strike, 1968


Box 50 Folder 3 Trustees, List of, Undated


Proceedings of the Fact Finding Commission, 1968


Box 50 Folder 4 Book I


Box 50 Folder 5 Book II


Box 50 Folder 6 Book III


Box 50 Folder 7 Book IV


Box 50 Folder 8 Book V



Box 51 Folder 1 Book VI


Box 51 Folder 2 Book VII


Box 51 Folder 3 Book VIII


Box 51 Folder 4 Book IX


Box 51 Folder 5 Book X



Box 52 Folder 1 Book XI


Box 52 Folder 2 Book XII


Box 52 Folder 3 Book XIII


Box 52 Folder 4 Book XIV



Box 53 Folder 1 Book XV


Box 53 Folder 2 Book XVI


Box 53 Folder 3 Book XVII


Box 53 Folder 4 Book XVIII


Box 53 Folder 5 Book XIX



Box 54 Folder 1 Book XX


Box 54 Folder 2 Book XXI


Box 54 Folder 3 Index to Testimony Proceedings, 1968


Subseries XIII.4: News Clippings, 1968-1974

This subseries consists of newspaper clippings and radio and television transcripts, together with some magazine articles, related to the student demonstrations, primarily collected by Burrelle's news service. Both Burrelle's Clippings and Radio TV Reports, Inc. transcripts are arranged chronologically.


Box 54 Folder 4 Anti War Articles--Compiled by D. Hunt, 1972-1973


Burelle's Clippings



Box 55 Folder 1 to 7 1968 April, (7 Folders)


Box 55 Folder 8 1968 May



Box 56 Folder 1 to 7 1968 May, (7 Folders)



Box 57 Folder 1 to 8 1968 May, (8 Folders)



Box 58 Folder 1 to 8 1968 May, (8 Folders)



Box 59 Folder 1 to 7 1968 May, (7 Folders)



Box 60 Folder 1 to 4 1968 May, (4 Folders)


Box 60 Folder 5 to 9 1968 June, (5 Folders)



Box 61 Folder 1 to 10 1968 June, (10 Folders)



Box 62 Folder 1 1968 June


Box 62 Folder 2 to 6 1968 July, (5 Folders)


Box 62 Folder 7 to 9 1968 August, (3 Folders)



Box 63 Folder 1 to 9 1968 September, (10 Folders)



Box 64 Folder 1 to 2 1968 October, (2 Folders)


Box 64 Folder 3 to 4 1968 November, (2 Folders)


Box 64 Folder 5 1968 December-1969 January


Box 64 Folder 6 1969 February-March


Box 64 Folder 7 1969 April



Box 65 Folder 1 1969 May-July


Box 65 Folder 2 1969 August-December


Box 65 Folder 3 1970-1974


Radio TV Reports, Inc.


Box 65 Folder 4 to 7 1968 April, (4 Folders)


Box 65 Folder 8 to 10 1968 May, (3 Folders)



Box 66 Folder 1 to 10 1968 May, (10 Folders)



Box 67 Folder 1 to 10 1968 May, (10 Folders)


Box 67 Folder 11 1968 June



Box 68 Folder 1 to 2 1968 June, (2 Folders)


Box 68 Folder 3 1968 July


Box 68 Folder 4 1968 August


Box 68 Folder 5 to 6 1968 September, (2 Folders)


Box 68 Folder 7 1968 October


Box 68 Folder 8 1968 October-November


Box 68 Folder 9 1968 December


Box 68 Folder 10 1969 January


Box 68 Folder 11 1969 February



Box 69 Folder 1 1969 March


Box 69 Folder 2 1969 March-April


Box 69 Folder 3 to 4 1969 April, (2 Folders)


Box 69 Folder 5 to 8 1969 May, (4 Folders)


Box 69 Folder 9 1969 June-August


Box 69 Folder 10 1969 September-October , December, 1969 September-October


Box 69 Folder 11 1970 April, July-August, 1972 April-May, 1970, 1972 April-May