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Temple-Lilley Special Committee Records, 1968-1971 [Bulk Dates: 1968-1969].

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Temple-Lilley Special Committee Records, 1968-1971 [Bulk Dates: 1968-1969].
Physical description:4.41 linear ft. (10 document boxes, 1 half-sized document box)
Language(s): Material is in English


This collection is arranged in four series:


Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Committee Meeting Minutes

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

Series II: Memoranda, Drafts, Reports

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.

Series III: Subject Files

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

Series IV: Correspondence

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.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; 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

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

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

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

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion September 30, 2010

Finding aid written in English.

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

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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Alumni Federation of Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College students--New York (State)--New York--Political activity.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia Spectator.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University Student Coordinating Committee.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Administration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Alumni and alumnae-- Societies,etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Student Strike, 1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Students' Afro-American Society.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Students--Political activity.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cordier, Andrew W. (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Draft resisters--Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kirk, Grayson L. (Grayson Louis), 1903-1997.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lilley, Robert D. (Dodd), 1912-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Petersen, William E.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social movements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Student Movements--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Student-Administrators relationships.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Students for a Reconstructed University a.k.a. SRU.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Temple, Alan H.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

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.