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Macmahon Commission Report records, 1956-1958

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0073
Bib ID 5804849 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. President's Committee on the Educational Future of the University
Title Macmahon Commission Report records, 1956-1958
Physical Description 12 linear feet (12 linear feet)
Language(s) English .
Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the correspondence, background materials, and drafts of the Macmahon Report, also known as, the report of the President's Committee on the Educational Future of the University.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Macmahon Report, named after Arthur Whittier Macmahon, was issued in January 1958. It called for the establishment of a Science and Engineering college; proposed that the School of General Studies be limited only to those students working towards a degree; urged a broad program of expansion of University facilities, including a new gymnasium and the formation of a graduate center; asked that the number of required courses be reduced; and called for the creation of a senior honors program.