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   Benjamin Haggott Beckhart Papers 1959-1965.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Benjamin Haggott Beckhard papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078380 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Beckhart, Benjamin Haggott, 1898-1976.
Title:Benjamin Haggott Beckhart Papers 1959-1965.
Physical description:0.5 linear ft (ca. 400 items in 1 box).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by correspondent, then by date.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda and reports on the controversy surrounding the forced retirement of Benjamin Beckhart. The collection consists of the files of three Columbia professors involved in the case: Harold Barger, professor of economics and Robert K. Webb, professor of history, who were chairmen of the Columbia chapter of the American Association of University Professors, 1959-1964 and 1964-1965, respectively; and Arthur Robert Burns, professor of economics, a member of the Committee on Conference of the University Council, which advised the President on matters of tenure, dismissal and retirement. Included is the correspondence of Beckhart, Barger, Burns, Webb, President Grayson Kirk, Courtney C. Brown, Dean of the School of Business, Harry M. Jones, professor of law, other Columbia faculty and officials of the national office of the AAUP. The reports and memoranda are chiefly those issued by the Committee on Conference.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

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); Benjamin Haggott Beckhard papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 10/--/81

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2012-08-31 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Subjects

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Barger, Harold.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Burns, Arthur Robert, b. 1895.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Professors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Retirement, Mandatory.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Webb, R. K. (Robert Kieter), 1922-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Professor of banking at Columbia University, 1921-1963 (Columbia M.A., 1920; Ph.D., 1924) who was forced to retire at the age of 65.

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