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Temple-Lilley Special Committee records, 1968-1971, bulk 1968-1969

Summary Information

Abstract

Minutes, memoranda and other materials written by and for the Columbia University Board of Trustees Special Committee formed in May 1968.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0164
Bib ID 8004355 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Archives
Title Temple-Lilley Special Committee records, 1968-1971, bulk 1968-1969
Physical Description 4.41 linear feet (10 document boxes 1 half sized document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series.

Description

Summary

The subject matter concerns the restructuring of the university by the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees. It includes memoranda, statements and reports from individual members of the University community as well as various working groups and committee among the faculty, students, alumni, and outside consultants. There are published reports of reform proposals at other universities, clippings from the student newspaper, the Columbia Spectator, and correspondence to and from members of the Special Committee and other University officials.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on 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.

This collection has no restrictions.

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); Temple-Lilley Special Committee Records; Box and Folder (if known); University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material-- At Columbia

Columbia University Protest and Activism Collection

Accrual

No additional materialis expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Office of the Secretary. Method of acquisition--Transfer.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Bruce Shenitz, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, 2011 08/--/2010.

Finding aid written Bruce Shenitz, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, 2011 08/--/2010.

Revision Description

2010-09-30 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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

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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Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Alumni Federation of Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College students -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia Daily Spectator (Organization) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Societies, etc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Student strike, 1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students -- Political activity Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Students' Afro-American Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cordier, Andrew W (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Draft resisters -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kirk, Grayson L. (Grayson Louis), 1903-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lilley, Robert Dodd, 1912-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petersen, William E., 1906-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Student Coordinating Committee Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Student movements -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Student-administrator relationships Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Students for a Reconstructed University a.k.a. SRU Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Temple, Alan H Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

After the Columbia University student protests of April and May 1968, the Board of Trustees appointed a six-member Special Committee to study the structure of the university and recommend changes. The Committee met often during the next year, and examined and produced proposals for changes, such as the establishment of a University Senate.

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Series I: Committee Meeting Minutes, 1968-1969

This series contains the minutes of the meetings of the Special Committee from 1968 through 1969.



Box 1 Folder 1 to 2 Minutes, 1968-1969, (2 Folders)

Series II: Memoranda, Drafts, Reports, 1968-1971

This series contains documents prepared for and by the committee while it considered proposals for restructuring the University. They include statements and reports from both individual and groups of students and faculty, alumni, and outside consultants.


Box 1 Folder 3 to 6 Memoranda requested by the Special Committee, 1968 May-September , compiled by Stuart Glass, Executive Director of the Committee., 1968 May-September, (4 Folders)

(Includes original and one duplicate copy)



Box 2 Folder 1 to 2 Memoranda collected for the Special Committee, 1968 May-August, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 3 Memoranda to, from, and collected by William E. Petersen, Chairman, Columbia University Board of Trustees,, 1968


Box 2 Folder 4 to 6 Memoranda on proposals for restructuring the university, 1968-1969, (3 Folders)



Box 3 Folder 1 to 6 Memoranda on proposals for a University Senate, 1968-1969, (6 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 7 Records of the University Council, 1969



Box 4 Folder 1 to 6 Five Interim Reports, 1968-1970, (6 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 7 Cresap, McCormick and Paget studies and reports on the University, 1969



Box 5 Folder 1 to 6 Cresap, McCormick and Paget studies and reports, 1968-1969, (6 Folders)

(includes duplicate copies of drafts and final reports)



Box 6 Folder 1 to 8 General Memoranda, 1968-1969, (8 Folders)



Box 7 Folder 1 to 5 General Memoranda, 1969-1971, (5 Folders)

Series III: Subject Files, 1968-1971

This series contains memos and other documents that were arranged by subject in University offices.



Box 8 Folder 1 General, undated, 1968-1969


Box 8 Folder 2 Committee on Legal Affairs, 1969


Box 8 Folder 3 Cresap, McCormick and Paget, 1968-1970

(administrative records)


Box 8 Folder 4 Outside Recommendations, 1968


Box 8 Folder 5 Student Statements to the Committee, 1968


Box 8 Folder 6 Student Representatives, 1968-1970

(administrative records)


Box 8 Folder 7 Student Representatives, 1968-1970

(financial records)


Box 8 Folder 8 to 9 Thacher, Proffitt, Prizer, Crawley & Wood (Legal Advisors to Committee), 1968-1971, (2 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 10 Trustee Ballot, 1969

Series IV: Correspondence, 1968-1971

This series consists of correspondence to and from members of the Special Committee as well as University officials concerning the student disturbances of 1968 and ideas about the University's future.



Box 9 Folder 1 General, 1968

(mostly with alumni and alumni groups responding to the events of spring 1968)


Box 9 Folder 2 General, 1969


Box 9 Folder 3 to 6 Files of William E. Petersen, President of Columbia Board of Trustees, 1968-1970, (4 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 7 Gymnasium Construction, 1969-1970

(Letter from Andrew W. Cordier dated March 12, 1968 is more like March 12, 1969 based on the fact that it is signed "Acting President," a position that Cordier did not assume until August 1968)


Box 9 Folder 8 Interim Report 1, 1968-1969


Box 9 Folder 9 Interim Report 2, 1968-1969



Box 10 Folder 1 Interim Report 3, 1969


Box 10 Folder 2 Interim Report 4, 1969-1971


Box 10 Folder 3 Trustee Committee on Community Affairs, 1971


Correspondence


Box 10 Folder 4 1968 May-June


Box 10 Folder 5 1968 June-July


Box 10 Folder 6 1968 August


Box 10 Folder 7 1968 September


Box 10 Folder 8 1968 October



Box 11 Folder 1 1968 November-December


Box 11 Folder 2 1969 January-March


Box 11 Folder 3 1969 April-June


Box 11 Folder 4 1969 September-1970 July