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|Named Person:||Elinor G Barber; Jacques Barzun; Lawrence H Chamberlain; Jonathan R Cole; William Theodore De Bary; Robert F Goldberger; Frank J Macchiarola; Norman M Mintz; Michael Mooney; Stephen A Rittenberg; David B Truman|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Columbia University. Office of the Provost.; Columbia University. Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.; Columbia University. Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.; Columbia University Office of the Vice President of the University.|
|Language Note:||The majority of the material is in English. There is some material in French and Japanese.|
|Notes:||The Health Sciences Archives and Special Collections holds the Henrik H. Bendixen Papers.
The Oral History and Research Office holds interviews for Jacques Barzun and David Truman as part of its Columbia Crisis project (1968), and also holds individual interviews for: Jacques Barzun (1963) Polykarp Kusch (1972), and William Theodore de Bary (1987).
The Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds the following collections: Jacques Barzun Papers, Aaron W. Berg Papers, and the Grayson L. Kirk Papers.
The University Archives holds the following collections: Appointment Records, Central Files (Office of the President), Historical Biographical Files, Historical Subject Files, Morningside Area Alliance, and the University Protest and Activism Collection.
|Description:||336.4 linear feet ( 545 document boxes and 86 record storage boxes).|
The records are particularly strong in the documentation of the Vice President's and Provost's work on issues related to academics, faculty, and indirectly, student life. The records include documentation on the administration, development, and history of departments, programs, research institutes and centers, schools, and academic services. These files also touch on issues related to development, such as budgets, committees, community relations, funding, grants, office politics, personnel, real estate, space planning, special projects, and university relations with affiliated institutions.
The Provost is closely involved with the faculty of the University, as one of the main functions of the position is to handle appointments, grievances, leaves, salaries, and tenure for all faculty members. The records contain information not only on these responsibilities, but also on awards, fringe benefits, housing, neighborhood conditions, recruitment, research, retirement, safety, and teaching loads. The Provost also maintained correspondence and subject files for many individual faculty members.
While the Vice President and Provost were usually not directly responsible for student life issues, many of the records reflect on issues that affect student life, such as 1968 crisis and its aftermath, academic planning, admissions, course offerings, discipline, financial aid, housing, safety, services, space, tuition, and unionization of graduate students.
The majority of the files are essentially correspondence files. The files include correspondence between the Office of the Vice President and/or Provost and administrators, committee members, deans, department chairs, donors, faculty members, foundations, offices, and students. These files also contain agendas, agreements, background information, budgets, committee materials, legal documents, memoranda, minutes, proposals, questionnaires, personnel records, policy statements, reports, statistical data, and surveys.
- Barber, Elinor G.
- Barzun, Jacques, -- 1907-
- Chamberlain, Lawrence H. -- (Lawrence Henry), -- 1906-
- Cole, Jonathan R.
- De Bary, William Theodore, -- 1919-
- Goldberger, Robert F.
- Macchiarola, Frank J.
- Mintz, Norman M.
- Mooney, Michael.
- Rittenberg, Stephen A.
- Truman, David B. -- (David Bicknell), -- 1913-2003.
- Barnard College.
- Columbia University -- Administration.
- Columbia University -- Faculty.
- Columbia University -- Finance.
- Columbia University. -- Office of the Provost.
- Columbia University -- Planning.
- Columbia University -- Public Relations.
- Columbia University -- Riot, 1968.
- Columbia University -- Student Strike, 1968.
- Columbia University -- Students.
- Morningside Heights, Inc.
- Project Aurora.