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Double Discovery Center Records, 1965-2005, 1965-2005, bulk 1985-1995, bulk 1985-1995

Summary Information

Abstract

Established in 1965 by Columbia University, the Double Discovery Center (DDC) provides educational programs and services to low income and first generation college-bound junior high and high school students in New York City. The DDC is one of the oldest Upward Bound programs in the United States. The collection contains the records of the DDC from 1965 to 2005, including student files and materials documenting the DDC's primary programs, Upward Bound and Talent Search.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0012
Bib ID 5410439 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia College (Columbia University). Double Discovery Center ; Dais, Larry ; Hopkins, Glenn ; Lehecka, Roger ; Martin, Paula ; Matthews, Kevin C ; Shenton, James P., 1925-2003 ; Twyner, Olger C., III
Title Double Discovery Center Records, 1965-2005, 1965-2005, bulk 1985-1995, bulk 1985-1995
Physical Description 61.5 linear feet (51 record cartons, 20 archival boxes, 1 half-size archival box); 61.5 linear feet (51 record cartons, 20 archival boxes, 1 half-size archival box)
Language(s) English .
Access

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in five series.

Description

Summary

Established in 1965 by Columbia University, the Double Discovery Center (DDC) provides educational programs and services to low income and first generation college-bound junior high and high school students in New York City. The DDC is one of the oldest Upward Bound programs in the United States. The collection contains the records of the DDC from 1965 to 2005, including student files and materials documenting the DDC's primary programs, Upward Bound and Talent Search.

  • Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007

    This series is divided into eight subseries, which include the Office of the Director, Board of Friends, Finances, Scholarships, Students, Alumni, Academics, and Publications.

  • Series II: Upward Bound, 1965-1996

    This series holds information on the Upward Bound program and the College Discovery and Development Program at City University of New York (CUNY). These files include parent and student information, Upward Bound staff and student handbooks, correspondence and memorandum, "director lists" (honor roll), program objectives, grant proposals, quarterly reports, and academic programming materials. Additional Upward Bound files can be found in Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007.

  • Series III: Talent Search, 1976-1998

    Files in this series contain information on the Talent Search program. Documents include class notes, conference and workshop materials, "director's and honors lists," exams, grant proposals, final reports, quarterly reports, and the text of the Seventh and Eighth Grade Early Intervention Initiative. Additional Talent Search files can be found in Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007.

  • Series IV: Other Programs, 1988-1996

    Series IV contains information on the other programs at DDC, including Brother's of New Direction (BOND), Latino Project Discover, Reaching Youth Through Saturday Education Alliance, and Youth Education Through Sports. Two other programs at DDC were the Bridge Volunteer Program and Career Beginnings. While there are no specific files on these programs, information on the Bridge Volunteer Program and Career Beginnings can be found in Series I: Double Discovery Center Series, 1960-2007.

  • Series V: Student Files, 1990-2003

    This series comprises individual student files for those enrolled in both Upward Bound and Talent Search programs. Documents include applications, household tax information, test results, health forms, worksheets, student art, some correspondence, student evaluation forms, and "bowl scores". Students that were in the Upward Bound program earned "bowl score" numbers, which are used by the DDC staff to measure student participation and overall success in the program. This series was originally organized by the program and year. However, for access purposes, the files have been rearranged in alphabetical order by the student's last name. Files for a student from multiple years have been combined into one file per name.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

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

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); Double Discovery Center Records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

Office of Public Affairs, 1947-1998: Double Discovery Negatives

Central Files: The Administrative Records of Columbia University, 1890-1971.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Megan A. Hibbitts (project archivist), Jocelyn K. Wilk, Ranya Abdelsayed (GSAS 2005), Kristen Bogee, Douglas DiCarlo, and Paschal Magele. Finding aid written by Megan Hibbitts in 2005; reformatted by Carolyn Smith and Jocelyn Wilk in October 2008.

Processing of the Double Discovery Center Records was made possible by a grant from the New York State Archives, Documentary Heritage Program, "Columbia University's Educational Initiatives, 1953-1983: The Emergence of Policies and Programs for K-12 Minority Education." (Project #0375-05-4133).

Revision Description

2011-11-17 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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

2020-01-06 Removed expired restrictions.

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History / Biographical Note

History

On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA), which was the centerpiece of his "War on Poverty" legislative agenda. This legislation created government funded programs that provided the opportunity for economically disadvantaged Americans to develop skills, continue their education, and find employment. The EOA established the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Directed by Sargent Shriver, the OEO created programs such as Head Start and Job Corps. The passage of the EOA by the United States Congress marked the beginning of the "Great Society" legislation of Johnson. Based on the "New Frontier" Program of President John F. Kennedy, this legislation established Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, and Medicaid.

The goals of the War on Poverty inspired the Columbia College Citizenship Council to establish a summer tutoring program for low-income students who lived in neighborhoods adjacent to Columbia University. The Columbia College Citizenship Council was a student committee that directed the Columbia College Citizenship Program. Steven Weinberg (CC 1966), Chairman of the Citizenship Council, Roger Lehecka (CC 1967), Professor James P. Shenton, and Dean John W. Alexander, submitted a grant proposal in the spring of 1965 to the OEO requesting funds for this new program. With the assistance of Arnold Saltzman (CC 1936) whose contacts included Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Director Sargent Shriver, Columbia University was awarded an initial grant of $157,020 from the OEO to establish Project Double Discovery (PDD). The name derived from the "double discovery" that was made by both the students and staff of the students academic potential. PDD was one of seventeen pilot Upward Bound programs in the United States.

In July of 1965, PDD initiated their first summer Upward Bound program. The program consisted of 160 high school students who were identified as having strong academic potential, but lacked the motivation that was necessary to seek a higher education. The College Discovery and Development Program (CDD) -- established in 1965 by the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Board of Education to provide tutoring and college counseling to economically disadvantaged students--selected the initial PDD participants from 600 individuals already enrolled in the CDD program. Since CDD was an academic-year program, the educational assistance during the summer from PDD served to complement the efforts of CDD.

During the eight-week Upward Bound summer program, students lived in Columbia University campus housing and were supervised by Columbia and Barnard College student counselors. From Monday to Friday, students were expected to attend classes from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. Two hour-long afternoon study sessions followed their lunch break. One afternoon during the week, students traveled on short field trips to museums, government agencies, and important local institutions such as the United Nations. Murray Bromberg, a teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, directed this initial 1965 summer program; Dean Alexander supervised him. Weinberg was Assistant Director of PDD and Lehecka his assistant.

In 1966, after the first summer program, the OEO increased funding to PDD to $317,000. In 1968, OEO Director Sargent Shriver expanded the Upward Bound program to provide academic assistance to over 20,000 low-income high school students nationwide. As a result of this increased funding, PDD became a year round program that provided after school and Saturday tutoring. Due to similarities between the new year-round version of PDD and the CDD, the relationship between the two programs would eventually terminate in 1973. In order to extend their services to more students, the Talent Search program was created at PDD in 1977. With the addition of the Talent Search program, PDD changed its name, in 1985, to the Double Discovery Center (DDC). Both Talent Search and Upward Bound programs provide academic classes, tutoring, college advising, personal development workshops, and counseling services. However, Upward Bound students are required to participate in all DDC activities. Students enrolled in the Talent Search program are encouraged to participate in these activities, but it is not required. Both programs receive funding from the government through the Higher Education Act of 1965--Special Programs for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (generally referred to as TRIO). Additional funding comes from both state and local grants along with private donations.

Originally created by the students of the Columbia College Citizenship Program, the DDC became a separate department under the Dean of Columbia College in 1980. The Executive Director of the DDC monitors all services provided by the organization. In order to improve the DDC, the Board of Friends was organized in 1984 to monitor and evaluate the delivery of program services. The Board of Friends makes recommendations for the overall improvement of the DDC. Standing committees organized by the Board include: Fund Development, Mentoring and Volunteerism, Nominating, and Program. The Director of the DDC holds a position on the Board of Friends. Assistant directors for both Upward Bound and Talent Search provide assistance to the Director in the management of DDC.

The DDC further expanded their organization in the 1980s and 1990s. Career Beginnings was established in the 1980s and provided career awareness to the students of the DDC. However, this program was discontinued in 1990. Other programs at the DDC include: Brothers of a New Direction (BOND), Reaching Youth Through Saturday Education (RYSE), Latino Project Discover, Sonya Kovalesvskaya High School Math Days, Young Achievers, Young Womens Alliance, and Youth Education Through Sports (YES). In an attempt to reach junior high school students prior to entering high school, DDC expanded their Talent Search program in 1991 to seventh and eighth grade students in the city. This was accomplished through the creation of the Seventh and Eight Grade Early Intervention Initiative (EII). In honor of the 30th anniversary of the program, the DDC conducted an Alumni Attainment Survey in 1995. Of the 352 responses, 98% enrolled in college and 66% graduated from college. In 1998, President Bill Clinton praised the DDC for its program designed to reduce racial disparities through education.

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Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007

This series is divided into eight subseries, which include the Office of the Director, Board of Friends, Finances, Scholarships, Students, Alumni, Academics, and Publications.


Subseries I.1: Office of the Director, 1960-2005

The Office of the Director subseries includes material that belonged to current and past Executive Directors of the DDC. Executive Directories have included: Larry Dais (1969-1981), Paula Martin (1981-1985), Glenn Hopkins (1985-1990), Kevin C. Matthews (1990-1998), and Olger C. Twyner, III (1998-Present). These files consist of addresses, reports, testimony to the United States Senate by Larry Dais, press releases, DDC anniversary materials, a copy of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and information about TRIO. Correspondence of the Director is not located in this sub-series, but can be found throughout the rest of the collection.


Addresses



Box 1 Folder 1 Devlin, Jerry, 1989 November


Box 1 Folder 2 Dinkins, David, 1987 April


Box 1 Folder 3 Frost, Richard T, 1966 October


Box 1 Folder 4 Glaser, Paul, 1989 November


Box 1 Folder 5 Greenberg, Jack, 1989 November


Box 1 Folder 6 Humphrey, Hubert, 1966 September


Box 1 Folder 7 Kershaw, Joseph A., 1965-1966


Box 1 Folder 8 Shriver, Sargent, 1965 March-May


Box 1 Folder 9 Alianza Latino Weekend, 1989


Anniversary Celebrations of Double Discovery Center


Box 1 Folder 10 20th, 1985 April


Box 1 Folder 11 30th, 1995 December


Box 1 Folder 12 35th, 2000 May


Box 1 Folder 13 40th, 2005 June


Box 1 Folder 14 Black Heights Literary Magazine, 1981


Box 1 Folder 15 College Exploration Weekend, 1989 February


Box 1 Folder 16 Committee on Technology, 1996 July


Box 1 Folder 17 Commencement Programs, 2000-2003


Box 1 Folder 18 Design of Shirts for Double Discovery Center, 1990s


Box 1 Folder 19 Double Discovery Center Task Force, 1994-1996


Box 1 Folder 20 Economic Opportunity Act, 1964


Box 1 Folder 21 Farragut Houses Summer Program, 1994 July


Box 1 Folder 22 Founder's Committee, 1997


Box 1 Folder 23 News Clippings, 1965-1998


Box 1 Folder 24 "No Time to Loose Award" Submission, 1991 August


Box 1 Folder 25 Parent's Advisory Council Meeting, 1967 August


Box 1 Folder 26 Press Releases, 1965-1985


Reports


Box 1 Folder 27 Dais, Larry, 1980 June


Box 1 Folder 28 Hopkins, Glenn, undated


Box 1 Folder 29 Kershaw, Joseph, 1966 June


Box 1 Folder 30 Levine, Robert A., 1963-1969


Box 1 Folder 31 Mahoney, Bette and Lewis Rosen, 1968 October


Box 1 Folder 32 Perry, Stewart, et. al., 1968 April


Box 1 Folder 33 Robinson, Mary E., 1966 April


Box 1 Folder 34 Sutton, Gordon F., 1967 June


Box 1 Folder 35 Szanton, Eleanor S., 1968 May


Box 1 Folder 36 Watts, Harold, 1965 October


Box 1 Folder 37 Williams, Walter, et. al., 1965 December


Box 1 Folder 38 Special Events, 1960-1969



Box 2 Folder 1 Statistics, 1996-1994


Box 2 Folder 2 Testimony to United States Senate--Dais, Larry, 1979 October


Box 2 Folder 3 TRIO Program Information, 1980


Box 2 Folder 4 Volunteer Information, 1988


Subseries 1.2: Board of Friends, 1985-1999

The Board of Friends subseries contains charters, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports of The Board of Friends. This subseries also contains the records of the Fund Development Committee. Established by the Board of Friends in 1984, the Fund Development Committee organizes outreach activities for the DDC.


Box 2 Folder 5 to 6 Charters, 1988, 1992, 1988, 1992


Box 2 Folder 7 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1989-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 2 Folder 8 Executive Committee--Meeting, 1999 May

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 2 Folder 9 Final Report on PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Project,, 1985 November


Fund Development


Box 2 Folder 10 20th Anniversary of Double Discovery Center, 1985


Box 2 Folder 11 21st Anniversary of Double Discovery Center, 1986


Box 2 Folder 12 Campaign for the Children of Promise, 1987-1988


Box 2 Folder 13 to 14 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1985-1992


Box 2 Folder 15 Meeting, 1992 October


Box 2 Folder 16 Reports, 1989-1990


Box 2 Folder 17 to 35 Meetings, 1989-1994



Box 3 Folder 1 to 13 Meetings, 1994-1999

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 3 Folder 14 Member Directories and Donor Lists, 1989-1991, 1996, 1989-1991, 1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Mentoring and Volunteerism Committee


Box 3 Folder 15 Correspondence, 1991-1992


Box 3 Folder 16 Meeting, 1992 October


Nominating Committee


Box 3 Folder 17 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1989-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 3 Folder 18 Recruitment Correspondence, 1992


Box 3 Folder 19 Reports, 1989-1990


Box 3 Folder 20 to 25 Retreats, 1992-1998

[Restricted until 2024]


Box 3 Folder 26 Special Events Committee--Meeting, 1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 3 Folder 27 Statistics on Board Members, circa, 1998

[Restricted until 2024]


Subseries 1.3: Finances, 1971-2003

This series is comprised of two sub-groups: Donation and Grant Transactions, and Fundraising Activities. Arranged by account number, Donation and Grant Transaction files include receipts and correspondence that document funds received by the DDC. Fundraising files are comprised of grant proposals, correspondence, letters, and newsletters. Also in these files are quarterly and annual performance reports that were issued by the DDC in order to remain compliant with federal guidelines. Note that some grant proposals and performance reports are located in the Upward Bound and Talent Search series. Information regarding benefits and the Fun Run, created to help raise funds for the DDC, is also included in this subseries.


Box 3 Folder 28 Benefits, 1997-1998


Donation and Grant Transactions


Box 3 Folder 29 Account # 0113-20223, 1976-1977


Box 3 Folder 30 Account # 0113-20227, 1977-1978


Box 3 Folder 31 Account # 0113-20327, 1976 June-August


Box 3 Folder 32 Account # 0113-26410, 1978-1979


Box 3 Folder 33 Account # 0113-26415, 1977-1979



Box 4 Folder 1 Account # 0113-26481, 1980 September-October


Box 4 Folder 2 Account # 0113-35991, 1979-1981


Box 4 Folder 3 Account # 0113-36001, 1979-1980


Box 4 Folder 4 Account # 0-40008-4200, 1985-1990


Box 4 Folder 5 Account # 0-41866-4200, 1985-1991


Box 4 Folder 6 Account # 0-43107-4200, 1986-1989


Box 4 Folder 7 Account # 0-43469-4200, 1988-1989


Box 4 Folder 8 Account # 2-41006 22, May 1985


Box 4 Folder 9 Account # 26500, 1971-1976


Box 4 Folder 10 Account #5-28513, 1988-1989


Box 4 Folder 11 Account #5-28911, 1985-1988


Box 4 Folder 12 Account #5-28912, 1987-1988


Box 4 Folder 13 Account #5-29881, 1989


Box 4 Folder 14 Account #5-35992, 1980-1982


Box 4 Folder 15 Account #5-35993, 1981-1983


Box 4 Folder 16 Account #5-35994, 1982-1983


Box 4 Folder 17 Account #5-35995, 1983-1984


Box 4 Folder 18 Account #5-35996, 1984-1985


Box 4 Folder 19 Account #5-35997, 1983-1986


Box 4 Folder 20 Account #5-36000, 1988-1989


Box 4 Folder 21 Account #5-36001, 1988-1990


Box 4 Folder 22 Account #5-36002, 1980-1983


Box 4 Folder 23 Account #5-36003, 1980-1982


Box 4 Folder 24 Account #5-36004, 1982-1985


Box 4 Folder 25 Account #5-36005, 1983-1985


Box 4 Folder 26 Account #5-36006, 1984-1985



Box 5 Folder 1 Account #5-36007, 1985-1986


Box 5 Folder 2 Account #5-36008, 1986-1987


Box 5 Folder 3 Account #5-36009, 1987-1988


Box 5 Folder 4 Account #6-40008-2100, 1987-1988


Box 5 Folder 5 Account #6-40008-3610, 1985-1987


Box 5 Folder 6 Account #6-40008-4200, 1988-1989


Box 5 Folder 7 Account #6-40876, 1984-1990


Box 5 Folder 8 Account #6-41866-4200, 1985-1987


Box 5 Folder 9 Account #6-40876, 1984-1986


Box 5 Folder 10 Fun Run, 1990-1997


Fundraising


100 Black Men


Box 5 Folder 11 Donor Acknowledgement Letters, 1992


Box 5 Folder 12 Newsletter, 1987


Box 5 Folder 13 Black Enterprise Top 100 List--Donor Solicitation Letters, 1991


Box 5 Folder 14 Corporate Grant Proposals--Status Report, 1986-1989


Box 5 Folder 15 Foundation Grant Proposals--Status Report, 1986


Box 5 Folder 16 Fund Solicitation Letters, 1987


New York City Grants


Box 5 Folder 17 Neighborhood Youth Alliance Program--Proposal, 1993-1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 5 Folder 18 One City Award Program--Proposal, 1988


Box 5 Folder 19 Safe Streets Intergenerational Consortium Program--Proposal, 1992-1993


Box 5 Folder 20 to 23 Stop the Violence Fund--Proposal and Award, 1992-1994



Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 Youth Bureau Proposal, 1989-1990


Liberty Partnership Program


Box 6 Folder 3 Double Discovery Center Participation, 1991


Box 6 Folder 4 Grant Proposal, 1988-1992


Box 6 Folder 5 Guidelines for Grant Proposals, 1991-1992


Box 6 Folder 6 Sloan Foundation Mathematics Program, 1988


Talent Search


Box 6 Folder 7 to 10 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1980-1991



Box 7 Folder 1 to 4 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1988-2003

[Restricted until 2029]


Box 7 Folder 5 Grant Proposals--Competitive--Special Initiative, 1989-1991


Box 7 Folder 6 to 9 Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1981-1987



Box 8 Folder 1 to 6 Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1987-1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 8 Folder 7 Grant Proposals--Continuation--Student Rosters, 1989-1990

[Restricted until 2066]


Box 8 Folder 8 to 25 Performance Report--Annual, 1977-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 8 Folder 26 Performance Report--Final, 1979-1980


Box 8 Folder 27 Performance Report--Interim, 1978


Box 8 Folder 28 to 31 Performance Report--Notes, 1990-1994



Box 9 Folder 1 to 3 Performance Report--Notes, 1994-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 9 Folder 12 Memorandum--Impact of Budget Cuts on Project Double Discovery, 1982


Box 9 Folder 13 Performance Report--Notes, 1980-1982,1989-1990


Box 9 Folder 14 Performance Report--Notes--Student Rosters, 1989-1990

[Restricted until 2066]


Box 9 Folder 15 Proposal--College Tour Program, 1975-1976


Tiger Foundation



Box 10 Folder 1 Awards, 1995-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 10 Folder 2 Grant Proposals, 1995-1999

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 10 Folder 3 Reports, 1996-1997

[Restricted until 2023]


Box 10 Folder 4 United States Department of Agriculture--Food Service Program Application,, 1987


Upward Bound


Box 10 Folder 5 Correspondence--Community Support, 1994-1995

[Restricted until 2021]


Box 10 Folder 6 to 7 Grant Proposals--Budget Modifications, 1986-1987,1989-1990


Box 10 Folder 8 to 9 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1989-1995

[Restricted until 2021]



Box 11 Folder 1 Grant Proposals--Competitive, 1995-2000

[Restricted until 2026]


Box 11 Folder 2 to 7 Grant Proposals--Continuation, 1986-1995

[Restricted until 2021]


Box 11 Folder 8 Performance Reports--Annual, 1992-1993


Box 11 Folder 9 to 13 Performance Reports--Notes, 1991-1996

[Restricted until 2022]


Box 11 Folder 14 to 17 Performance Reports--Notes--Student Rosters, 1992-1996

[Restricted until 2072]


Subseries 1.4: Scholarships, 1985-2004

This subseries consists of correspondence, essay and speech topics, along with applications for the Elizabeth H. Piper Scholarship. Established in 1984 by philanthropist Elizabeth H. Piper, this scholarship provides funds to a select number of DDC students for college tuition.



Box 12 Folder 1 Community Education Scholarship Program, 1985


Elizabeth H. Piper Scholarship


Box 12 Folder 2 to 7 Applications, 1993-2004

[Restricted until 2030]



Box 13 Folder 1 Applications, 1993-2004

[Restricted until 2030]


Box 13 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1984-1988


Box 13 Folder 3 Essay and Speech Topics, 1990-1997


Box 13 Folder 4 Planning Meeting, 2002 October


Subseries 1.5: Students, 1988-1991

This series includes college placement forms and student rosters.



Folder 5 College Placements, undated

[Restricted until 2067]



Folder 6 to 8 Student Rosters, 1988-1991

[Restricted until 2067]


Subseries 1.6: Alumni, 1981-1999

This subseries is comprised of alumni information forms, lists, newsletters, and photographs that document alumni activities of the DDC. Also included in this subseries is the Alumni Attainment Study, which was conducted by the DDC in 1995.


Alumni Attainment Study



Box 13 Folder 9 Findings, 1995 September


Box 13 Folder 10 to 13 Surveys, 1981-1994



Box 14 Folder 1 to 3 Alumni Information Forms--A-Z, undated

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 14 Folder 4 Alumni Lists, 1990-1999

[Restricted until 2025]


Box 14 Folder 5 Events, 1991-1995


Box 14 Folder 6 Newsletters, 1988-1989


Box 14 Folder 7 Photographs, 1990-1999



Box 73 Folder 12 Phifer, Mekhi--Autobiographical Essay, undated

[Restricted until 2075]


Subseries 1.7: Academics, 1981-2001

The Academics subseries includes memorandum, lesson plans, and college planning materials. This sub-series also contains SAT and PSAT Preparation materials, which consist of DDC prepared syllabi, instructor and student preparation manuals, practice tests, and course evaluations.



Box 14 Folder 8 College Planning, 1992-1996



Box 15 Folder 1 Lesson Plans and Memos, 1981 Summer, 1981


SAT and PSAT Preparation


Box 15 Folder 2 Course Evaluations, 1996 Fall, 1996


Box 15 Folder 3 to 9 Instructor's Manuals, 1994 Spring –1998 Summer, 1994


Box 15 Folder 10 Memorandum, 1995 January


Box 15 Folder 11 Practice Test, 1995 September


Box 15 Folder 12 PSAT--Instructor's Manual, 1997 Spring, 1997


Box 15 Folder 13 SAT Practice Manual, undated


Box 15 Folder 14 to 17 Student Preparation Manuals, 1996 Spring–1997 Spring, 1996


Box 15 Folder 18 Syllabi, 1995 Summer, 1995


Box 15 Folder 19 Teacher Meeting Notes, 1996 Spring, 1996


Box 15 Folder 20 Teacher Orientations, 1996, 1998, 1996, 1998



Box 73 Folder 2 Minicourse Evaluations, 2000-2001

[Restricted until 2027]


Box 73 Folder 3 7th and 8th Grade Curricula, 1993


Box 73 Folder 9 Program Descriptions, 1982-1988, undated, 1982-1988, undated


Box 73 Folder 10 Training Workbooks, 1990-1991


Box 73 Folder 11 Calendars and Student Rosters, 1992-1999

[Restricted until 2075]


Subseries 1.8: Publications, 1965-2007

The Publications subseries contains DDC publications and includes annual, summary, and final reports, handbooks, and newsletters. This subseries also includes student publications, as well as essay and literary journals written by DDC students.


Box 73 Folder 4 Reports--General, 1973-2003


Box 73 Folder 5 Awards Ceremony Booklets, 2003-2007


Box 73 Folder 6 Center Award Booklets, 2001, 2006, 2001, 2006


Box 73 Folder 7 Discovery and Other Newsletters, 1980-2002



Box 16 Folder 1 Annual Reports, 1984-1988, 1993-1994, 1984-1988, 1993-1994


Box 16 Folder 2 Bridge Volunteer Handbook , undated


Box 16 Folder 3 Career Beginnings Program--Student Handbook, 1990


Box 16 Folder 4 Double Discovery – Since 1965 , 1995


Box 16 Folder 5 Final Report of the President, 1985 October


Box 16 Folder 6 The Mentoring Process , undated


Box 16 Folder 7 Newsletters, 1979-1981, 1988-1989, 1979-1981, 1988-1989


Box 16 Folder 8 Oakleigh L. Thorne Community Education Work Scholarship Program--Final Report


Box 16 Folder 9 Project Double Discovery circa, 1975


Box 16 Folder 10 Project Double Discovery and Columbia-Then and Now circa, 1981


Box 16 Folder 11 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) Preparation Pilot Program--Final Report,, 1985 November


Box 16 Folder 12 Reports, 1994-1998


Box 16 Folder 13 Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center SAT Preparation Scholarship Program--Report, 1984 Spring, 1984


Box 16 Folder 14 Strategic Plans, 2001


Box 16 Folder 15 Summary Report, 1991-1992


Box 16 Folder 16 Volunteer Handbook, 1991-1992


Student Publications


Box 16 Folder 17 A "Privileged" Magazine , 1994


Box 16 Folder 20 Creative Compositions , 1994


Box 16 Folder 21 The DDC Crew , undated


Box 16 Folder 27 It's All Good , undated


Box 16 Folder 31 No Mask, 1968 Summer, 1968



Box 17 Folder 1 A Short Story: The Cat circa, 1968


Box 17 Folder 2 A World of Many Things circa, 1995


Box 17 Folder 3 Writing Club, 1997 Summer, 1997


Box 17 Folder 4 Where Do I Come From? 2002 Fall, 2002


Box 17 Folder 5 to 6 Yearbooks, 1995, 1999, 1995, 1999



Box 73 Folder 8 Newsletters and Magazines, 1965-2006

Series II: Upward Bound, 1965-1996

This series holds information on the Upward Bound program and the College Discovery and Development Program at City University of New York (CUNY). These files include parent and student information, Upward Bound staff and student handbooks, correspondence and memorandum, "director lists" (honor roll), program objectives, grant proposals, quarterly reports, and academic programming materials. Additional Upward Bound files can be found in Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007.



Box 17 Folder 7 General, undated


Box 17 Folder 8 to 15 Academic Program Materials, 1980-1984, 1992-1996, 1980-1984, 1992-1996


Box 17 Folder 16 College Discovery and Development Program at City University of New York,, 1965


Box 17 Folder 17 Correspondence and Memorandum, 1981-1994


Box 17 Folder 18 Director's Lists, 1991, 1993, 1991, 1993


Box 17 Folder 19 Final Report, 1984 October


Box 17 Folder 20 The Keys to Learning-A Learning Skills Handbook


Box 17 Folder 22 Organizational Structure of Upward Bound, 1995 Summer, 1995


Box 17 Folder 23 Parent and Student Information, undated


Box 17 Folder 24 to 27 Performance Report, 1977-1981



Box 18 Folder 1 to 8 Performance Report, 1981-1992


Box 18 Folder 9 Pilot Program at Columbia University, 1965-1967


Box 18 Folder 10 to 14 Proposals, 1966, 1975-1976, 1980-1983, 1966, 1975-1976, 1980-1983



Box 19 Folder 1 to 6 Proposals, 1983-1987


Box 19 Folder 7 to 9 Quarterly Reports, 1975, 1977, 1975, 1977


Box 19 Folder 10 Review of Upward Bound Program, 1987 July


Box 19 Folder 11 Student Action Forms, 1987-1990


Box 19 Folder 12 Staff Handbooks, undated


Box 19 Folder 13 Student Handbooks, undated



Box 20 Folder 1 Summer Residential Program Handbook, undated


Box 20 Folder 2 USDOE Grant Application Guidelines, 1983


Box 20 Folder 3 to 4 Work Plans, 1978-1980


Box 20 Folder 5 to 7 Year-End Reports, 1974-1977, 1985, 1974-1977, 1985



Box 73 Folder 1 Counselor and Teaching Assistant Lists, 1991

Series III: Talent Search, 1976-1998

Files in this series contain information on the Talent Search program. Documents include class notes, conference and workshop materials, "director's and honors lists," exams, grant proposals, final reports, quarterly reports, and the text of the Seventh and Eighth Grade Early Intervention Initiative. Additional Talent Search files can be found in Series I: Double Discovery Center, 1960-2007.



Box 20 Folder 8 General, undated


Box 20 Folder 9 Activities and Clubs, 1994, 1995-1996, 1994, 1995-1996


Box 20 Folder 10 Class Notes, 1993 Summer, 1993


Box 20 Folder 11 College Exploration, 1995 Summer, 1995


Box 20 Folder 12 College Program Review, 1993-1996


Box 20 Folder 13 Conferences and Workshops, 1993, 1995, 1993, 1995


Box 20 Folder 14 Correspondence and Memorandum, 1993-1998


Box 20 Folder 15 Directors and Honors Lists, 1993, 1998, 1993, 1998


Box 20 Folder 16 Early Childhood Internship Program, 1998 Summer, 1998


Box 20 Folder 17 Exams, 1992, 1996, 1998, 1992, 1996, 1998


Box 20 Folder 18 Federal Program Proposal, 1977


Box 20 Folder 19 to 20 Final Reports, 1984-1985


Box 20 Folder 21 Grade Sheets, 1995 Summer, 1995

[Restricted until 2071]


Box 20 Folder 22 Mini Course Series, 1991, 1993, 1991, 1993


Box 20 Folder 23 Newsletter, 1989 July-August


Box 20 Folder 24 Operations Report--Registration Procedures, 1996 January


Box 20 Folder 25 Policy Manual, 1981 October


Box 20 Folder 26 Pre-Ninth Grade High School Preparation, 1996 July


Box 20 Folder 27 Progress Report, 1976 December-February


Box 20 Folder 28 to 29 Quarterly Reports, 1977-1978


Box 20 Folder 30 Schedules, 1994, 1996, 1994, 1996


Box 20 Folder 31 Seventh and Eight Grade Early Intervention Initiative (EII), 1993



Box 21 Folder 1 Staff Biographies, 1994, 1996, 1994, 1996


Box 21 Folder 2 Staff Handbooks, circa, 1998


Box 21 Folder 3 Staff Orientation, 1994 Summer, 1994


Box 21 Folder 4 Student Council Elections, 1994-1995


Box 21 Folder 5 Student Handbooks, undated


Box 21 Folder 6 Student Survival Guides, 1997 Summer, 1997


Box 21 Folder 7 Syllabi, 1994, 1996-1998, 1994, 1996-1998


Box 21 Folder 8 Yearly Review, 1992-1993

Series IV: Other Programs, 1988-1996

Series IV contains information on the other programs at DDC, including Brother's of New Direction (BOND), Latino Project Discover, Reaching Youth Through Saturday Education Alliance, and Youth Education Through Sports. Two other programs at DDC were the Bridge Volunteer Program and Career Beginnings. While there are no specific files on these programs, information on the Bridge Volunteer Program and Career Beginnings can be found in Series I: Double Discovery Center Series, 1960-2007.


Box 21 Folder 9 Brothers of a New Direction (BOND)


Box 21 Folder 10 General, 1989-1994


Box 21 Folder 10 Student Rosters, 1991,1993

[Restricted until 2069]


Box 21 Folder 11 Reaching Youth through Saturday Education (RYSE)


Box 21 Folder 12 General, undated


Box 21 Folder 13 Student Rosters and Attendance Sheets, 1996 Spring, 1996

[Restricted until 2072]


Box 21 Folder 14 Latino Project Discover, 1988


Box 21 Folder 15 Sonya Kovalevskaya High School Math Days, 1994


Box 21 Folder 16 Young Achievers, 1996 Summer, 1996


Box 21 Folder 17 Young Women's Alliance, 1994


Box 21 Folder 17 Youth Education through Sports, 1990

Series V: Student Files, 1990-2003

This series comprises individual student files for those enrolled in both Upward Bound and Talent Search programs. Documents include applications, household tax information, test results, health forms, worksheets, student art, some correspondence, student evaluation forms, and "bowl scores". Students that were in the Upward Bound program earned "bowl score" numbers, which are used by the DDC staff to measure student participation and overall success in the program. This series was originally organized by the program and year. However, for access purposes, the files have been rearranged in alphabetical order by the student's last name. Files for a student from multiple years have been combined into one file per name.



Box 22 Aba-Jabel-Alleyne

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 23 Almanzar-Arnold, Andrew

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 24 Arnold, Dwayne-Barker

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 25 Barksdale-Beraud

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 26 Bereyah-Briceno

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 27 Briggs-Burke

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 28 Burnett-Capel

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 29 Capellan-Chase

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 30 Chau-Coleman

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 31 Coles-Crittenden

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 32 Crockett-Darien

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 33 Darlington-Deleon

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 34 De Los Santos-Dormeus

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 35 Dorns-English

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 36 Enoch-Feliz

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 37 Ferdinand-Franks

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 38 Fraser-Garcia

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 39 Garib-Gonzalez, A.

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 40 Gonzalez, C.-Guerrero

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 41 Guevara-Hart

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 42 Harvey-Hickson

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 43 Hidalgo-Irizarry, A.

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 44 Irizarry, V.-Jervey

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 45 Jeter-Jones, J.

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 46 Jones, K.-Kirton

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 47 Knight-Lee

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 48 Leeper-Lopez

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 49 Lora-Marte

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 50 Martin-McField

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 51 McGarrell-Meskina

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 52 Metagr-Monxhwedey

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 53 Moon-Myvett

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 54 Nager-Ofori

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 55 Ogando-Parker

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 56 Parrales-Pereyra

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 57 Perez-Piney

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 58 Pinkney-Quinn

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 59 Quinones-Restrepo

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 60 Retif-Roberts

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 61 Robinson-Rogers

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 62 Rojas-Sampson

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 63 Samuel-Scott

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 64 Scutchins-Simon

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 65 Simpkins-Soriano

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 66 Sornoza-Sylvestre

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 67 Tague-Thompson

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 68 Thornhill-Valcourt

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 69 Valdes-Wafula

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 70 Wagner-Whyte

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 71 Wickham-Wong, K.

[Restricted until 2079]



Box 72 Wong, L.-Zuluaga

[Restricted until 2079]