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Series XIII: The Office of the President Records, 1958-1974

This collection reflects the record keeping of the Office of the President from the mid-sixties and early seventies with regard to student activism, demonstrations, protests, the 1968 crisis, and the subsequent restructuring of the University. The bulk of material relates to the events of April–May 1968 and their aftermath. This series was a collection on its own up until August 2007, when it was added to this collection. For this reason some materials contained in this series are duplicates of existing materials.

Subseries XIII.1: Subject Files, 1958-1973

This subseries consists of correspondence, forms, applications, memos, proposals, press releases, handbills, transcripts, and many other materials of all sorts relating to the 1968 crisis, collected primarily by the Office of the President. The materials were generated in more or less equal parts by student group and the administration and to a lesser extent by the faculty. Nearly all aspects of the 1968 crisis are reflected in one way or another in this series.

Altaway v. Trustees of Columbia University--Thacher Brief,
1969

Box 27
Folder 1
Alumni
Alumni Federation of Columbia University,
1968
Box 27
Folder 2
Alumni for a New Columbia,
1968
Box 27
Folder 3
General Responses,
1968,
Undated
Box 27
Folder 4
American Council on Education,
1968,
Undated
Box 27
Folder 5
Anderson v. Sills Court Opinion,
1969
Box 27
Folder 6
Architecture, School of,
1969,
1970
Box 27
Folder 7
Arrests, Records of,
1968,
1971,
Undated
Box 27
Folder 8
Arts, School of the,
1968
Box 27
Folder 9
Barnard College,
1968
Box 27
Folder 10
Bureau of Applied Social Research--Questionnaire and Report,
1968
Box 27
Folder 11
Capital Campaign, 1968-1969
Box 27
Folder 12
Class Disruption Notices,
1968
Box 27
Folder 13
Colloquium on Issues in Academic Governance,
1968
Box 27
Folder 14
Colloquium on Issues in Academic Governance,
1968

Box 28
Folder 1
Columbia College
Council,
1966,
1968
Box 28
Folder 2
Dean’s Office,
1968
Box 28
Folder 3
Dormitories,
1968
Box 28
Folder 4
Joint College Commission,
1968
Box 28
Folder 5
Columbia College Today,
1969
Box 28
Folder 6
Columbia Concerned Parents,
1968,
Undated
Box 28
Folder 7
Columbia Owl,
1968
Box 28
Folder 8
Columbia University Leadership Conference,
1968
Box 28
Folder 9
Columbia University student Council, 1968-1969
Box 28
Folder 10
Commencement, Handbills, Correspondence, Address,
1968
Box 28
Folder 11
Commentary on Student Unrest,
1968,
Undated
(2 Folders)
Box 28
Folder 12 to 13
Committee for Defense of Property Rights,
1968,
Undated
Box 28
Folder 14
Community Relations,
1968
Box 28
Folder 15
Cordier, Andrew--Statements, 1968-1970
Box 28
Folder 16
Cox Commission--Formation and Membership,
1968
Box 28
Folder 17
Crisis Background Information File,
1968
Box 28
Folder 18
Davis, Angus--Two Notebooks,
Undated

Box 29
Folder 1
Deans and Directors, Meetings of,
1968
Box 29
Folder 2
December Fourth Movement,
1970,
Undated
Box 29
Folder 3
Departments--Statements and Reactions,
1959,
1968,
Undated
Box 29
Folder 4
Discipline
Columbia College Disciplinary Tribunal,
1968
Box 29
Folder 5
Judicial Council, 1972-1973

Box 41
Folder 5
General, 1968-1969,
Undated

Box 29
Folder 6
Grossner v. Trustees of Columbia--Background and Ruling,
1968
(2 Folders)
Box 29
Folder 7 to 8
Executive Clemency,
1968
Box 29
Folder 9
Law School Tribunal--Gustin Case, 1968-1969
Box 29
Folder 10
Leniency Request, 1968-1969,
Undated

Box 30
Folder 1
Yellin Appeal,
1968
Box 30
Folder 2
Engineering and Applied Science, School of,
1968,
1970,
Undated
Box 30
Folder 3
Eyewitness reports--University Employees and Officers,
1968,
1970
Box 30
Folder 4
Faculty
Ad Hoc Faculty Group,
1968
Box 30
Folder 5
Columbia College--Meetings and Resolutions,
1968,
1970
Box 30
Folder 6
Committee on Instruction,
1968
Box 30
Folder 7
Executive Committee of the Faculty,
1968
Box 30
Folder 8
Independent Faculty Group,
1968
Box 30
Folder 9
Joint Meeting of the Faculties
Notices, Notes and Resolutions,
1968 May 4
Box 30
Folder 10
Official Record, Drafts,
1968 April 28
(2 Folders)

Box 31
Folder 1 to 2
Notices, Notes, Resolutions, Transcripts, Official Record,
1968 April 30
( 3 Folders)
Box 31
Folder 3 to 5
1968 September 12
Box 31
Folder 6
Announcement Lists,
1968
Box 31
Folder 7
Miscellaneous Statements and Responses, 1968-1970,
Undated

Box 32
Folder 1
Medicine, Executive Committee,
1968
Box 32
Folder 2
General Studies, School of,
1968
Box 32
Folder 3
Government Sponsored Research,
1963,
1968-1969
Box 32
Folder 4
Graduate Student Union,
1968
Box 32
Folder 5
Gymnasium--Releases, Letters,
1968
Box 32
Folder 6
Handbills and Fliers--General,
1966,
1968-1970,
Undated
Box 32
Folder 7
Henkin Report--Committee on External Relations,
1968
Box 32
Folder 8
Injunctions against student Protesters, 1968-1971
(2 Folders)
Box 32
Folder 9 to 10
Interview Transcripts from Television and Radio
Face the Nation with Dr. Kirk,
1968
Box 32
Folder 11
Meet the Press with Dr. Kirk,
1968

Box 33
Folder 1
Radio TV Reports, Inc.--David Truman,
1968 May 3
Box 33
Folder 2
Radio TV Reports, Inc.--Dr. Herbert Dean and Fritz Stern,
1968 May 23
Box 33
Folder 3
Joint Committee on Disciplinary Affairs
Cordier--Notice to Students,
1968
Box 33
Folder 4
Draft of Recommendations for Interim Rules to Govern Rallies, Picketing, and Other Mass Demonstrations,
1968
Box 33
Folder 5
Formation,
1968
Box 33
Folder 6
Operation,
1968
Box 33
Folder 7
Jouvenel, Bertrand de--Paper on Student Unrest,
1968
Box 33
Folder 8
Kirk, Grayson
Statements and Letters,
1968
(2 Folders)

Box 34
Folder 1 to 2
Drafts and Final Issuance of--A Message to Alumni, Parents, and Other Friends of Columbia,
1968
Box 34
Folder 3
Legal Documents--Pertaining to Columbia University Trustees as both Plaintiffs and Defendants,
1968

Box 54
Folder 7
Lost and Found Office,
1968

Box 34
Folder 4
Majority Coalition,
1968
Box 34
Folder 5
Military Recruiting, Reports and Statements, 1965-1969,
Undated
Box 34
Folder 6
Minority Student Issues, 1968-1970,
Undated
Box 34
Folder 7
Moratorium Coalition,
1968
Box 34
Folder 8
Moratorium,
1969 October 15
Box 34
Folder 9
Occupation of Buildings,
1968 April
(2 Folders)
Box 34
Folder 10 to 11
Paychecks--Disbursement Location Changes,
1968
Box 34
Folder 12
Petitions on Disciplinary Proceedings,
1968
Box 34
Folder 13
Picketing and Demonstrating--University Policy, 1965-1968

Box 35
Folder 1
Police Action, Comments,
1968
Box 35
Folder 2
President’s Office--Miscellaneous,
1969,
Undated
Box 35
Folder 3
Professional Schools
Business,
1968,
Undated
Box 35
Folder 4
Journalism, 1967-1968
Box 35
Folder 5
Law, 1968-1969,
Undated
Box 35
Folder 6
Social Work,
1968
Box 35
Folder 7
Other, 1968-1969
Box 35
Folder 8
Progressive Labor Party,
1968,
Undated
Box 35
Folder 9
Property, University,
1968
Box 35
Folder 10
Public Information, Office of
Chronology of Events, 1968-1969
Box 35
Folder 11
Press Releases, 1968-1969,
Undated
Box 35
Folder 12
Reports and Statements,
1968
Box 35
Folder 13
Public Relations--Hill and Knowlton,
1968,
Undated
Box 35
Folder 14
Registration Demonstration,
1968
Box 35
Folder 15
Religious Counselors, 1967-1969
Box 35
Folder 16
Restructuring
General,
1968
Box 35
Folder 17
Joint Hearings on University Restructuring--Minutes of Sessions, Communications, and Materials,
1968 October
18-November 12
(2 Folders)

Box 54
Folder 5 to 6
Joint Hearings on University Restructuring,
1968
(2 Folders)

Box 36
Folder 1 to 2
Proposals and Recommendations
Administration, 1968-1969
(2 Folders)
Box 36
Folder 3 to 4
Faculty, 1967-1969
Box 36
Folder 5
Students,
1968,
Undated
Box 36
Folder 6
Trustees, 1968-1969
Box 36
Folder 7
Other, 1968-1969

Box 37
Folder 1
Faculty and Student Participation
California, Chicago and Cornell, 1966-1968
Box 37
Folder 2
Penn and Princeton, 1958-1968
Box 37
Folder 3
Yale and Others, Summary, 1963-1968
Box 37
Folder 4
Riot Data Review--Aftermath of King Assassination,
1968
Box 37
Folder 5
Search Committee for Permanent President, 1968-1969
Box 37
Folder 6
Security, Campus,
1968
Box 37
Folder 7
Senate Hearings--McClennan Subcommittee,
1969
Box 37
Folder 8
Staff, University--Position Statements,
1968,
1970
Box 37
Folder 9
Strike Coordinating Committee
The Rational Enquirer,
1968
Box 37
Folder 10
Statements and Fliers,
1968,
1970,
Undated

Box 38
Folder 1
Strike Education Committee--Class Schedules and Announcements,
1968,
Undated
Box 38
Folder 2
Strike--Support for from Other Groups,
1968,
Undated
Box 38
Folder 3
St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School,
1968
Box 38
Folder 4
Student Organization, Committee on, 1967-1969,
Undated
Box 38
Folder 5
Student Rights and Responsibilities, 1967-1968
Box 38
Folder 6
Students’ Afro-American Society, 1968-1969
Box 38
Folder 7
Students for Columbia University, 1968-1970,
Undated
Box 38
Folder 8
Students for a Democratic Society
Administration Records of, 1968-1969
Box 38
Folder 9
General, 1967-1968,
Undated
Box 38
Folder 10
Handbills and Fliers, 1968-1969,
Undated

Box 39
Folder 1
Meeting Space, 1967-1968,
Undated
Box 39
Folder 2
Reactions to,
1965,
1968-1969,
Undated
Box 39
Folder 3
Students for a Free Campus, 1968-1969,
Undated
Box 39
Folder 4
Students of Hamilton Hall--May Occupation,
1968
Box 39
Folder 5
Students for a Restructured University, 1968-1969,
Undated
Box 39
Folder 6
Teachers College,
1968
Box 39
Folder 7
Temple Committee
General,
1968
Box 39
Folder 8
Minutes,
1968
Box 39
Folder 9
Memoranda and Reports,
1968
Box 39
Folder 10
Memoranda and Reports,
1968

Box 40
Folder 1
Tri-Partite Commission, Ad Hoc Committee on,
1968
Box 40
Folder 2
Truman, David--Statements and Letters,
1968
Box 40
Folder 3
Trustees
General, 1968-1969
Box 40
Folder 4
Statements,
1968
Box 40
Folder 5
Union Theological Seminary,
1968
Box 40
Folder 6
University Committee on Rules of Conduct,
1969
Box 40
Folder 7
University Council,
1968,
Undated
Box 40
Folder 8
University Proctor and Delegate--William Kahn, 1968-1969,
Undated
Box 40
Folder 9
University Senate
Campus Discussion and Elections,
1969,
Undated
Box 40
Folder 10
Preliminary Proposal,
1968
Box 40
Folder 11
Proposals and Commentary,
1969
Box 40
Folder 12
Unrest--Student
Other Universities, 1967-1970,
Undated
(3 Folders)

Box 41
Folder 1 to 3
Vietnam--General, 1969-1970
Box 41
Folder 4

Subseries XIII.2: Protest Correspondence, 1967-1969, 1972

This subseries contains letters, postcards, and telegrams sent to the University by alumni, friends, and otherwise concerned or interested citizens, commenting on the student protests; together with some replies by President Grayson Kirk and others. These communications are generally separated into those which are hostile to the protestors, and those which are hostile to the administration. The "Public Opinion" files were unprocessed and thus the lack of separation of communications into those which are hostile to protesters and those hostile to the administration. Instead these materials are grouped under the title, "Public Opinion," but generally consist of correspondence that is either for or against the administration. Each group is then organized chronologically. Most of the correspondence is impersonal, but included are some highly personal letters from friends and colleagues of President Kirk.

Letters--Anti-Students
1968
April,
Undated
(2 Folders)
Box 41
Folder 6 to 7
1968
April,
Undated
(2 Folders)

Box 42
Folder 1 to 2
1968
May,
Undated
(6 Folders)
Box 42
Folder 3 to 8
1968 June
(5 Folders)

Box 43
Folder 1 to 5
1968 July
(2 Folders)
Box 43
Folder 6 to 7
1968 August-September
Box 43
Folder 8
1968 October-December
Box 43
Folder 9
1969 January-May
Box 43
Folder 10
1969 February-September

Box 44
Folder 1
Letters--Supporting Students
1968 April
(2 Folders)
Box 44
Folder 2 to 3
1968 May
(3 Folders)
Box 44
Folder 4 to 6
1968
May,
Undated
(2 Folders)
Box 44
Folder 7 to 8
1968 June
Box 44
Folder 9
1968 July-August
Box 44
Folder 10
Letters--Public Opinion
1968
(4 Folders)

Box 45
Folder 1 to 4
1968,
Undated
(2 Folders)
Box 45
Folder 5 to 6
1967-1969,
Undated
Box 45
Folder 7
Letters--Public Opinion
1968-1969
Box 45
Folder 8
Letters--President Kirk’s Response to Public Opinion,
1968
Box 45
Folder 9
Letters--Administration’s Response to Public Opinion,
1968
Box 45
Folder 10
Letter Inventory--Alphabetically Listed by Name,
Undated

Box 46
Folder 1
Telegrams--Public Opinion,
1968
(5 Folders)
Box 46
Folder 2 to 6
Clippings Sent to President Kirk, 1967-1968,
Undated
(2 Folders)

Box 47
Folder 1 to 2
Letters to President Kirk Referred to Other Administration for Response, 1968-1969
Box 47
Folder 3
Spring
1972
Disturbances--McGill Form Letters, 1972 April-September
(2 Folders)
Box 47
Folder 4 to 5

Subseries XIII.3: Cox Commission, 1959-1969 bulk: 1967-1969

This subseries consists of the records of the Fact-Finding Commission appointed to investigate the student protests, chaired by Archibald Cox (Professor of Law, Harvard University). The bulk of the materials consist of transcripts of the testimony given before the Commission, May–July 1968. In addition, the Cox Commission collected various exhibits, reports, publications, and other materials relevant to the hearings; these materials are organized alphabetically.

ACE Report on Students for a Democratic Society,
1967
Box 47
Folder 6
Arrests--Statistics,
1968
Box 47
Folder 7
Columbia University Student Council--Truman Correspondence,
1967
Box 47
Folder 8
Correction to Truman’s Chronology,
1968
Box 47
Folder 9
Dr. King--Memorial Service,
1968
Box 47
Folder 10
Exhibits

Box 48
Deferred Tuition Plan, 1966-1967
Box 48
Folder 1
Pellegram, Daniel--Statements and Plan, 1964-1966
Box 48
Folder 2
Platt, Alexander, 1967-1968,
Undated
Box 48
Folder 3
Truman, David, 1967-1968
Box 48
Folder 4
External Research, 1967-1968
Box 48
Folder 5
Eyewitness Reports of Police Action,
1968
Box 48
Folder 6
Financial Records of Commission,
1968
(2 Folders)
Box 48
Folder 7 to 8
First Joint Faculty Meeting,
1968
Box 48
Folder 9
Flyers and Handbills, 1967-1969
(3 Folders)

Box 49
Folder 1 to 3
General Neighborhood Renewal Plan,
1965,
1968
Box 49
Folder 4
Goldman and Star,
1968
Box 49
Folder 5
Graduate Sociology Society Flyer, circa
1968
Box 49
Folder 6
Gym Appraisals--McGuire to Cox, 1959-1968
Box 49
Folder 7
Gym Protest Articles,
1968
Box 49
Folder 8
Hofstadter Speech,
1968
Box 49
Folder 9
Kirk Memo on Picketing,
1967
Box 49
Folder 10
Kirk Response to Columbia University Student Council’s Gym Resolution,
1966
Box 49
Folder 11
Law School Declaration,
1968
Box 49
Folder 12
Medical Reports,
1968
Box 49
Folder 13
Memo’s and Letters to President Kirk,
1968
Box 49
Folder 14
Miscellaneous Cox--Including Appearance Schedule, circa
1968
Box 49
Folder 15
Moratorium Statement,
1968
Box 49
Folder 16
Notes Taken by Marion Jemmott,
1968
Box 49
Folder 17
Press Conference Transcript,
1968 April 25
Box 49
Folder 18
Recruiting Referendum and Report,
1967
Box 49
Folder 19
Report on Faculty Housing,
1966,
1968
Box 49
Folder 20
Sato Visit Protest,
1967
Box 49
Folder 21
Students for a Democratic Society Protest,
1968 April 23
Box 49
Folder 22
Six Demands of the Strike,
1968
Box 49
Folder 23
Student Life Report, 1967-1968

Box 50
Folder 1
Truman, David--Chronology and Press Releases During Strike,
1968
Box 50
Folder 2
Trustees, List of,
Undated
Box 50
Folder 3
Proceedings of the Fact Finding Commission,
1968
Book I
Box 50
Folder 4
Book II
Box 50
Folder 5
Book III
Box 50
Folder 6
Book IV
Box 50
Folder 7
Book V
Box 50
Folder 8
Book VI

Box 51
Folder 1
Book VII
Box 51
Folder 2
Book VIII
Box 51
Folder 3
Book IX
Box 51
Folder 4
Book X
Box 51
Folder 5
Book XI

Box 52
Folder 1
Book XII
Box 52
Folder 2
Book XIII
Box 52
Folder 3
Book XIV
Box 52
Folder 4
Book XV

Box 53
Folder 1
Book XVI
Box 53
Folder 2
Book XVII
Box 53
Folder 3
Book XVIII
Box 53
Folder 4
Book XIX
Box 53
Folder 5
Book XX

Box 54
Folder 1
Book XXI
Box 54
Folder 2
Index to Testimony Proceedings,
1968
Box 54
Folder 3

Subseries XIII.4: News Clippings, 1968-1974

This subseries consists of newspaper clippings and radio and television transcripts, together with some magazine articles, related to the student demonstrations, primarily collected by Burrelle’s news service. Both Burrelle’s Clippings and Radio TV Reports, Inc. transcripts are arranged chronologically.

Anti War Articles--Compiled by D. Hunt, 1972-1973
Box 54
Folder 4
Burelle’s Clippings
1968 April
(7 Folders)

Box 55
Folder 1 to 7
1968 May
Box 55
Folder 8
1968 May
(7 Folders)

Box 56
Folder 1 to 7
1968 May
(8 Folders)

Box 57
Folder 1 to 8
1968 May
(8 Folders)

Box 58
Folder 1 to 8
1968 May
(7 Folders)

Box 59
Folder 1 to 7
1968 May
(4 Folders)

Box 60
Folder 1 to 4
1968 June
(5 Folders)
Box 60
Folder 5 to 9
1968 June
(10 Folders)

Box 61
Folder 1 to 10
1968 June

Box 62
Folder 1
1968 July
(5 Folders)
Box 62
Folder 2 to 6
1968 August
(3 Folders)
Box 62
Folder 7 to 9
1968 September
(10 Folders)

Box 63
Folder 1 to 9
1968 October
(2 Folders)

Box 64
Folder 1 to 2
1968 November
(2 Folders)
Box 64
Folder 3 to 4
1968 December-1969 January
Box 64
Folder 5
1969 February-March
Box 64
Folder 6
1969 April
Box 64
Folder 7
1969 May-July

Box 65
Folder 1
1969 August-December
Box 65
Folder 2
1970-1974
Box 65
Folder 3
Radio TV Reports, Inc.
1968 April
(4 Folders)
Box 65
Folder 4 to 7
1968 May
(3 Folders)
Box 65
Folder 8 to 10
1968 May
(10 Folders)

Box 66
Folder 1 to 10
1968 May
(10 Folders)

Box 67
Folder 1 to 10
1968 June
Box 67
Folder 11
1968 June
(2 Folders)

Box 68
Folder 1 to 2
1968 July
Box 68
Folder 3
1968 August
Box 68
Folder 4
1968 September
(2 Folders)
Box 68
Folder 5 to 6
1968 October
Box 68
Folder 7
1968 October-November
Box 68
Folder 8
1968 December
Box 68
Folder 9
1969 January
Box 68
Folder 10
1969 February
Box 68
Folder 11
1969 March

Box 69
Folder 1
1969 March-April
Box 69
Folder 2
1969 April
(2 Folders)
Box 69
Folder 3 to 4
1969 May
(4 Folders)
Box 69
Folder 5 to 8
1969 June-August
Box 69
Folder 9
1969 September-October , December
Box 69
Folder 10
1970
April, July-August, 1972 April-May
Box 69
Folder 11

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