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Series I: Correspondence 1923-1974

Consisting of the personal and professional correspondence of Andrew Cordier before and during his time at Columbia University, this series is arranged into three subseries: Subseries I.1. Personal, Subseries I.2. Columbia University General, and Subseries I.3. Columbia University Topical.

Subseries 1: Personal 1923-1945

This subseries consists of letters to and from Andrew Cordier before he began working at Columbia University. They include information on his other professional interests such as his work at Manchester College in the 1920s through the 1940s, his work with the American Friends Service Committee and Brethren Service Committee during World War II, assisting refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Some of the correspondence relates to particular refugees and includes their curriculum vitae and photographs; these photographs have remained in their original location. Correspondence from the early 1930s includes information about Cordier’s involvement in various Indiana state elections. The folder “Personal, 1932” contains some of Cordier’s speeches in addition to those found in Series IV. Speeches and Writings. Note that the personal correspondence is incomplete, with some years missing entirely.

Personal, 1923-March1939 undated
(20 folders)

Box 1
Folder 1-19
Personal, April 1939-1945
(15 Folders)

Box 2
Folder 1-14

Subseries 2: Columbia University General 1968-1974

This subseries contains correspondence which is arranged chronologically and consists of Cordier’s correspondence while at Columbia University from 1968 through 1974. Some of this correspondence discusses events surrounding the riots and protests of 1968, the Gymnasium issue, the Joint Committee on Disciplinary Affairs, and the disciplinary tribunals. This subseries also contains Cordier’s alphabetical correspondence files, which have retained their original order and titles. Original photographs in “General, March-April 1969” and “Alphabetical “W-Z” 1968-1970” have been housed with the biographical photograph collection under “Cordier, Andrew.” The photograph from “General, October-December, 1969” has been housed with the photograph collection under “Buildings and Grounds-Morningside Campus, Engineering Building, exterior.” Photocopies remain in the folder.

General, January -December 1968
(3 folders)
Box 2
Folder 15-17
General, 1969[undated]-1974
(15 folders)

Box 3
Folder 1-14
Alphabetical, 1968-1970
A-B
Box 3
Folder 15
C-D
Box 3
Folder 16
E-F

Box 4
Folder 1
G-H
Box 4
Folder 2
I-L
Box 4
Folder 3
M-N
Box 4
Folder 4
O-R
Box 4
Folder 5
S
Box 4
Folder 6
T-V
Box 4
Folder 7
W-Z
Box 4
Folder 8

Subseries 3: Columbia University Topical 1968-1971

This subseries contains folders of correspondence relating to a particular topic as originally separated out by Cordier. The folders “Post as Acting President” and “Post as President” contain the bulk of the congratulatory letters and Cordier’s replies upon his acceptance of the posts of Acting President in 1968 and President in 1969. Additional letters of congratulations are interspersed in the general correspondence files. Folders of congratulatory letters are arranged alphabetically by the sender’s last name. The folder “University Dormitories” consists of letters from students regarding the crisis in the dormitories including an increase in prices, and poor maintenance. One letter contains a piece of a dorm room ceiling that has been retained and sealed in mylar. The Columbia Envoy was a publication of the School of International Affairs publication. The folder “NDEA and NDFL Support” contains correspondence regarding the National Defense Education Act and the National Defense Foreign Language Fellowship. In general, correspondence from the 1960s and 1970s has Cordier’s outgoing replies preceding incoming letters.

Post as Acting President, A-Z, 1968
Box 4
Folder 9
A-C, 1969
Box 4
Folder 10
D-G
Box 4
Folder 11
H-L
Box 4
Folder 12
M-R
Box 4
Folder 13
S-Z
Box 4
Folder 14
Regrets, September -October 1968
Box 4
Folder 15
Columbia Envoy, n.d., 1968-1971
Box 4
Folder 16
Columbia University Press, 1969
Box 4
Folder 17
Custer Channel Wing, 1970
Box 4
Folder 18
Edward Barrett Re Resignation, 1968
Box 4
Folder 19
Institute of Urban Environment, 1969
Box 4
Folder 20
NDEA and NDFL Support, 1969-1970
Box 4
Folder 21
Nominations of Assistant Delegate, 1970
Box 4
Folder 22
"Ten Day Recess" May -October 1970
(3 folders)
Box 4
Folder 23-25
University Dormitories, 1969

Box 5
Folder 1
University on the Heights Acknowledgement, 1969
Box 5
Folder 2
Urban Center, 1968-November 1970
(2 folders)
Box 5
Folder 3-4

Series II: Columbia University Administration 1968-1974

This series contains minutes, reports, correspondence, and background information on various University committees, councils, the University Senate, and the Board of Trustees. The series is divided into four subseries: Subseries II.1. Committees, Subseries II.2. Councils, Subseries II.3. University Senate, and Subseries II.4. Board of Trustees.

Subseries 1: Committees 1968-1971

This subseries contains reports, correspondence, minutes, and other information regarding various committees at the University including the Committee on Buildings and Grounds and the Committee on Education. Minutes of various committees are incomplete.

Committee on Athletic Reports, 1968
Box 5
Folder 5
Committee on Buildings and Grounds, 1969-1971
Box 5
Folder 6
Geology Building, 1969
Box 5
Folder 7
Special Committee on Community Affairs Report, 1969
Box 5
Folder 8
Committee on Development and Alumni Affairs and Minutes, 1969
Box 5
Folder 9
Committee on Education, 1970
Box 5
Folder 10
Committee on Externally Funded Research, 1969
Box 5
Folder 11
Committee on Finance Minutes, 1970
Box 5
Folder 12
Committee on Recruiting by Outside Agents, 1969-1971
Box 5
Folder 13
Committee on Religious Life, 1969-1970
Box 5
Folder 14
Joint Committee on Disciplinary Affairs, 1968-1969
Box 5
Folder 15
University Planning Committee, undated
Box 5
Folder 16

Subseries 2: Councils 1968-1969

This subseries contains minutes of the Columbia College Council and University Council.

Columbia College Council Meetings, December 1968
Box 5
Folder 17
University Council, May 1969
Box 5
Folder 18

Subseries 3: University Senate 1968-1974

This subseries consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, resolutions, and background on the University Senate and its committees including the Executive Committee. Also includes Cordier’s statement to the University Senate regarding the McClellan Committee. The McClellan Committee was chaired by U.S. Senator John L. McClellan and investigated the riots and campus upset of the 1960s. The Committee sought to question various University Presidents, of whom Cordier was one. The folder of Correspondence contains some resolutions in addition to those resolutions in the Resolutions folder. Meeting minutes folders contain not only minutes, but also agendas, supporting documentation, and correspondence either preceding the meeting or following.

Administration, 1969
Box 5
Folder 19
Background, 1968-June 1969
(3 folders)
Box 5
Folder 20-22
Committee on Budget review, 1969
Box 5
Folder 23
Committee on Educational Policy and Development Resolutions, 1969-1970
Box 5
Folder 24
Committee on Honors and Prizes,1969-1970
Box 5
Folder 25
Committee on Physical Planning and Development, 1969-1970

Box 6
Folder 1
Committee on Rules of University Conduct and Correspondence, Oct-Nov 1969
Box 6
Folder 2
Committee on Structure and Operations Report, 1969
Box 6
Folder 3
Committee Reports, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 4
Cordier Statement Re McClellan Committee, 1969
Box 6
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 6
Elections and appointments, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 7
Executive Committee Correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 8
Membership, 1969
Box 6
Folder 9
Minutes, June 1969-August 1970
(3 folders)
Box 6
Folder 10-12
Reports, 1969
Box 6
Folder 13
Statements and Policies, 1969
Box 6
Folder 14
Faculty Affairs Committee, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 15
Joint Committee on the Reactor Nominations, 1970
Box 6
Folder 16
Meeting Schedules and Lists, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 17
Minutes, May 1969-April 1970
Box 6
Folder 18-20
Pending, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 21
Proposal for a University Senate, 1969
Box 6
Folder 22
Resolutions, 1969-1974
Box 6
Folder 23
Student Affairs Committee Correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 6
Folder 24

Subseries 4: Board of Trustees 1968-1973

This subseries consists of minutes, correspondence, and reports of the Board of Trustees including reports of the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees regarding reorganization of the Board.

By-Laws and Rules of Order, 1970
Box 6
Folder 25
Meeting Minutes, 3 March1970
Box 6
Folder 26
Meeting Minutes and Correspondence, May 1969
Box 6
Folder 27
Meeting Minutes, 14 September 1970
Box 6
Folder 28
Nominations for Board, ca. 1968
Box 6
Folder 29
Resolution, 1973
Box 6
Folder 30
Special Committee of the Trustees, Interim Report, 1968-1969
Box 6
Folder 31
Report, 1970
Box 6
Folder 32

Series III: Crisis 1963-1970

This series contains material collected by Cordier and his staff during the riots and protests of the spring of 1968 (commonly referred to as the Crisis of 1968) and the disciplinary acts that followed. Most of the material in this series consists of flyers, information sheets, and published material, including some newspaper clippings, regarding the Crisis of 1968 at Columbia University and other Universities around the country. “Student Flyers and Information Sheets” folders represent a good collection of flyers from Students’ Afro-American Society (SAS), Students for a Restructured University (SRU), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and others.

Assorted Materials, 1968 undated
Box 6
Folder 33
Assorted Materials, 1963-15 May 1968
Box 6
Folder 33
Assorted Materials, 16 May 1968-December 1968
(2 folders)

Box 7
Folder 1-2
Restructuring, 1968-1970
Box 7
Folder 3
Student Flyers and Information Sheets, 1969-1970 undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Folder 4-5

Series IV: Speeches and Writings 1932-1970

Consisting of Cordier’s speeches, writings, reports, radio addresses, and press releases, as well as annual reports of individual departments at Columbia, this series is divided into two subseries: Subseries IV.1. Statements and Subseries IV.2. President’s Report.

Subseries 1: Statements 1932-1970

This subseries includes press releases, speeches, papers, and radio addresses by Cordier from the 1930s through the 1970s. See also Correspondence, Personal, 1932 for additional speeches.

Commencement Speech and Citations, 1970
Box 7
Folder 6
Cordier Press Releases, 1969-1970
Box 7
List of Addresses, 1938-1939
Box 7
Folder 8
Papers, Statements, and Speeches, 1932-1970 undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Folder 9-10
Radio Addresses, ca. 1940
Box 7
Folder 11

Subseries 2: President's Report 1969-1970

This subseries contains draft reports and the information Cordier used to write his annual report of 1969-70. The President’s Report (or Annual Report) ceased publication in 1948 and did not resume publication until Cordier reinstated it in 1968-69. Also included in this subseries are the annual reports from various departments and schools that provided Cordier with information for his report. Individual departmental and school annual reports are arranged alphabetically by department or school name.

Correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 7
Folder 12
1970 Report Draft and Correspondence (Copy 1), 1969-1970
Box 7
Folder 13
1970 Report Draft (Copy 2), 1970
Box 7
Folder 14
1970 Report Draft (Copy 3), 1970
Box 7
Folder 15
Administrative Office reports, 1970
Box 7
Folder 16
Architecture School Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 17
Arts, School of, Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 18
Business School Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 19
Casa Italiana Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 20
Columbia College Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 21
Computer Center Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 22
Deutches Haus Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 23
East Asian Languages Report, 1970
Box 7
Folder 24
Economics Department Report, 1970

Box 8
Folder 1
Engineering and Applied Sciences Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 2
English and Comparative Literature report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 3
Foreign Student Center Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 4
French Department Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 5
General Studies Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 6
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 7
Greek and Latin Department Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 8
International Affairs, School of, Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 9
International fellows Program Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 10
Italian Department Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 11
Journalism School Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 12
Law School Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 13
Libraries Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 14
Library Service School Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 15
Medical School Department Reports, 1970
Box 8
Folder 16
Middle East Languages Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 17
Music Department Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 18
Parker School Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 19
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of, Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 20
Physical Education Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 21
Religion Department Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 22
Physical and Life Sciences Summer Program Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 23
Psychology Department Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 24
Security reports, 1968 March-August 1970
Box 8
Folder 25
Social Work School Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 26
Summer Session Report, 1970
Box 8
Folder 27

Series V: Reports and Press Releases 1967-1973

This series contains press releases and reports not authored by Cordier. Most of the reports relate to Columbia University or topics of interest to the University in the 1960s and 1970s. “Columbia University: The University Senate” is a report by David D. Dill from the University of Michigan.

Assorted External Reports, 1968
Box 8
Folder 28
"The Columbia Conference on International Development" undated
Box 8
Folder 29
"The Columbia Gymnasium Building Fund" undated
Box 8
Folder 30
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Annual report
Box 8
Folder 31
"Columbia Presbyterian Medical center Fund: Fund-raising Feasibility and Planning Study Report," 1973
Box 8
Folder 32
Columbia Press Releases, 1967-1970
Box 8
Folder 33
"Columbia University Affirmative Action Program," 1972
Box 8
Folder 34
"Columbia University: A Proposal on Restructuring the University (draft)," 1969
Box 8
Folder 35
"Columbia University: A Study of Organization and Administration," 1969
Box 8
Folder 36
"Columbia University: The University Senate," 1970-1971
Box 8
Folder 37
"Columbia University's Contribution to Public Service" undated
Box 8
Folder 38
"The Economy of Harlem: Final report of the Harlem Development Project: Volume I," 1968
Box 8
Folder 39
External Press Releases, June 1970
Box 8
Folder 40
Interim Rules, 1968-1969
Box 8
Folder 41
Report of the Acting Dean, School of Social Work, 1969
Box 8
Folder 42
Report of the Public Relations Committee of the Advisory Council, undated
Box 8
Folder 43
Report of the SCCT, 1969
Box 8
Folder 44
"Report of St. Luke's Hospital Project," 1970
Box 8
Folder 45
"The Role of the University in Planning for the Future," undated
Box 8
Folder 46
"Survey of International Activities at Columbia University." Ca. 1969
Box 8
Folder 47
"The Teaching Reactor at Columbia University," undated
Box 8
Folder 48

Series VI: Budget 1966-1974

Contains financial gifts reports, the proposed budget for 1969-70, various financial reports, and the report of the Budget Committee. Also includes correspondence and reports on the $200,000 Columbia Campaign of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Campaign, 1966-1970
Box 8
Folder 49
Financial Reports, 1969 1974

Box 9
Folder 1
Monthly Financial Gifts Report, Dec 1968-March1970
(3 folders)
Box 9
Folder 2-4
Proposed University Budget 1969-1970 Condensed, 1969
Box 9
Folder 5
(pp 1-210), 1969
Box 9
Folder 6
(pp 211-400), 1969
Box 9
Folder 7
(pp 401-600), 1969
Box 9
Folder 8
(pp 601-end), 1969
Box 9
Folder 9
Proposed University Budget 1970-1971 Condensed, 1970
Box 9
Folder 10
Report of the Budget Committee, 1970
Box 9
Folder 11
Reports, 1968-1970 undated
Box 9
Folder 12

Series VII: Publications 1928-1971

This series contains newspaper clippings, brochures, and magazines relating to Columbia or issues of interest to Columbia.

Brochures, 1968-1970 undated
Box 9
Folder 13
Columbia Magazines and Newsletters, 1969-1970 undated
Box 9
Folder 14
"Educators" undated
Box 9
Folder 15
External Magazines, Newsletters, Bulletins, and Reports, 1928-1971 undated
(2 folders)
Box 9
Folder 16-17
"New Black Artists," 1969
Box 9
Folder 18
Senate Bulletins, 1969-1970
Box 9
Folder 19

Series VIII: Subject Files 1965-1971

Consists of Cordier’s working subject files while at Columbia University. Original folder titles and organization have been retained. The bulk of the files are about space policy issues at Columbia during the 1960s. These files contain information on particular topics of interest to Cordier, mostly during his presidency and include reports, correspondence, clippings, and publications. Of particular interest are folders “Black Admissions and Financial Aid” and “Black Studies,” which look at increasing the diversity of the student body and establishing a Black Studies department. Original photographs of the psychology laboratory in Schermerhorn Hall from folder “Space Policy, Schermerhorn, 1969-1971” have been housed with the photograph collection under “Academics-Schools and Departments, Psychology, Department of.” Photocopies of the images remain in the folder.

Ad-Hoc Joint Trustee-Administrative Committee on University Finances, 1970
Box 9
Folder 20
Administrative Council, 1971
Box 9
Folder 21
Administrative Reorganization, 1970
Box 9
Folder 22
Apartments, Vacant, 1970
Box 9
Folder 23
Asian American Studies, 1969
Box 9
Folder 24
Athletics, Advisory Committee On, 1969-1971
Box 9
Folder 25
Benefits, Committee On, 1970
Box 9
Folder 26
Black Admissions and Financial Aid, 1969-1970
Box 9
Folder 27
Black Studies, 1969-1970
Box 9
Folder 28
CCCS, Columbia Committee for Community Services, 1965-1970
Box 9
Folder 29
Council of Deans and Directors, 1970
Box 9
Folder 30
Double Discovery, 1969-1970
Box 9
Folder 31
Drug Policy and Programs, 1969-1970
Box 9
Folder 32
Institutional Studies, Offices of, 1969
Box 9
Folder 33
Inventory -- Furniture/Equipment, 1969-1970
Box 9
Folder 34
New York State Education, 1970-1971
Box 9
Folder 35
Pei-Columbia, 1968-1970

Box 10
Folder 1
Reactor (Triga), 1969-1971
Box 10
Folder 2
Religious Life, Center for, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 3
Residence Halls, 1968-1970
Box 10
Folder 4
Riverside Breakfast Meeting, 1969
Box 10
Folder 5
Rockefeller Center, 1969-1971
Box 10
Folder 6
Space Policy: Art History and Avery Expansion, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 7
Computer Center, 1969
Box 10
Folder 8
Journalism, 1969
Box 10
Folder 9
Life Sciences Building, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 10
Plans, 1969
Box 10
Folder 11
Low Library Space Changes, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 12
President's Master Planning Meeting
Box 10
Folder 13
Relocation of Myles Cooper Groups, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 14
Riverside Research Institution, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 15
Schermerhorn, 1969-1971
Box 10
Folder 16
Social Work, School of, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 17
Space Materials, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 18
Speech Material, 1970
Box 10
Folder 19
Statements, Flyers, Other info on Spring Events, 1970
Box 10
Folder 20
Status of women, 1970
Box 10
Folder 21
Student Organizations, 1968-1969
Box 10
Folder 22
Students for a Democratic Society, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 23
Students for Columbia University, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 24
Television and Radio Appointments and Correspondence, 1968
Box 10
Folder 25
Third World Coalition, 1970
Box 10
Folder 26
Tuition Programs for Faculty Children, 1969-1970
Box 10
Folder 27
University Health Services, 1969
Box 10
Folder 28
University Mailings from Alumni Records Center, 1970
Box 10
Folder 29
University Planning Committee, 1966-1967
Box 10
Folder 30

Series IX: Assorted Material 1931-1974

This series is a collection of items maintained by Cordier’s office for reference purposes. It contains material on the retirement of Grayson Kirk, memoranda from William McGill and information on various conferences Cordier attended. Also includes minutes and other material related to the Brethren Service Committee, of which Cordier was greatly involved in during the 1930s and 1940s. Correspondence with the Committee can be found throughout Series I. Correspondence, Subseries I.1. Personal. Original photographs from folder “Construction of International Affairs Building” have been placed in the photograph collection under “Buildings and Grounds-Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building Construction, 1969.” Photocopies of the photographs remain in the folder. Folder of Lists contains miscellaneous lists of acceptances to dinners, seating lists, membership lists, and appointment lists. Folder “Reason and Romance in the Sociology of the University Curriculum” is a paper written by a graduate student, Joseph A. Diorio in 1971.

Association of American Universities, 1968-1969 undated
Box 10
Folder 31
Brethren Service Committee, 1940-1944 undated
(2 folders)
Box 10
Folder 32-33
Agendas, Minutes, and Financial Statements, 1939-1944
Box 10
Folder 34
Calendars, 1933-1939
Box 10
Folder 35
Chancellor Alexander Heard, 1969
Box 10
Folder 36
Clippings, Administrative and Faculty Changes, 1969
Box 10
Folder 37
Columbia During Cordier's Presidency, 1968-1970
Box 10
Folder 38
Clippings, General, 1942-1945 1968-1970

Box 11
Folder 1
Conference, International Association of Universities, 1970
Box 11
Folder 2
Resources Planning, 1974
Box 11
Folder 3
Conferences and Seminars, 1932-1940 1970
Box 11
Folder 4
Construction of School of International Affairs Building, 1965-1970
Box 11
Folder 5
Daniel Catering Corporation, 1969-1970
Box 11
Folder 6
Election Materials, 1933 undated
Box 11
Folder 7
Harlem and Morningside Heights Guest List, undated
Box 11
Folder 8
International Relations, 1932-1937
Box 11
Folder 9
Invitations and Programs1928-1970 undated
Box 11
Folder 10-11
Lists, 1932 1968-1970 undated
Box 11
Folder 12
Meeting Minutes, 1940-1970
Box 11
Folder 13
Miscellaneous, 1933-1974 undated
Box 11
Folder 14
NDEA and NDFL Fellowship Support Documentation, 1970
Box 11
Folder 15
President Kirk's Retirement, 1968
Box 11
Folder 16
President Kirk and Truman Parties, 1968-1969
Box 11
Folder 17
"Reason and Romance in the Sociology of the University Curriculum," 1971
Box 11
Folder 18
School of International Affairs Service to Other Countries, 1964 undated
Box 11
Folder 19
Student Council, 1969 undated
Box 11
Folder 20
Student Disturbances Act of 1969
Box 11
Folder 21
Teaching Materials, 1931-1933 undated
Box 11
Folder 22
Testimony of S.I. Hayakawa to McClelland Committee, 1969
Box 11
Folder 23
Urban Center Projects, 1969-1972
Box 11
Folder 24
William McGill's Address to the Alumni, 1970
Box 11
Folder 25
William McGill Memos, 1970-1971
Box 11
Folder 26

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