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University of Chicago - Student Activism, 1960s

    Brauer, Jerald. Papers

    Jerald Brauer, historian, minister, professor, and dean. The Jerald Brauer Papers consist of ninety-three and a half linear feet and include correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, manuscripts, notes, speeches, published materials, and audio recordings. The papers document Brauer’s career as a historian, professor of the history of Christianity in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, Dean of the Federated Theological Faculties and the Divinity School, and author and editor of many scholarly books.

    Cone, Fairfax M. Papers

    Fairfax Cone rose from copy editor at the Lord and Thomas ad agency to partner in Foote, Belding and Cone. The Papers contain correspondence, business and organizational files, speeches and photographs.

    Davis, Allison. Papers

    Allison Davis (1902-1983), Professor of Education. The papers contain reprints, manuscripts, and annotated drafts, field notes and various interview data from key projects, correspondence and enclosures, research notes, and associated works by colleagues.

    Dimock, Edward C. Papers

    Edward C. Dimock (1929-2001), linguist and scholar of Asian Studies. Professor, University of Chicago, 1959-1989. Papers include drafts of articles, manuscripts of language textbooks and correspondence with colleagues and students.

    Kleppa, Ole. Papers

    This collection contains the papers of University of Chicago professor and physical chemist Ole Kleppa. The collection includes administrative documents, correspondence, conference material, proposals, grant material, research, and teaching material. Also contained within the collection are records pertaining to the University of Chicago student protests and sit-ins of 1969. The collection dates from 1950 to 2005, with the bulk of the material dating between 1960 and 2000.

    Kruskal, William. Papers

    William Kruskal, professor of statistics. The William Kruskal Papers consist of materials relating to student protests at the University of Chicago and elsewhere in 1969. Although this represents the bulk of the papers in the collection, there are also materials on the Harris Committee materials concerning an Afro-American Cultural Center, the Wegener Report, the Spartacus Report, the Gray Report on the status of women faculty, Edward H. Levi's correspondence, and materials from Kruskal's tenure as a member of the Faculty Committee on Government Contracts and Grants (1964-1973). The papers in the collection include correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clipping, articles, and other materials.

    Levi, Edward H., Papers

    Edward H. Levi, educator, administrator, lawyer and U.S. Attorney General. The Edward H. Levi Papers comprise 258 linear feet and include biographical material, correspondence, subject files, notes, manuscripts, publications, certificates and plaques, academic regalia, newspaper clippings, photographs and one audio reel. The papers document Levi's career as a professor and administrator at the University of Chicago, his service in the U.S. Department of Justice in the 1940s and as U.S. Attorney General, 1974-1977 and his involvement with many organizations, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute and the MacArthur Foundation.

    Lowinsky, Edward E. Papers

    Edward Elias Lowinsky (January 12, 1908 – October 11, 1985), musicologist, served on the faculty of University of Chicago's Department of Music from 1961 until his retirement in 1976. An innovative scholar of sixteenth-century music, Lowinsky set academic and editorial standards in the field of musicology, and provoked debate and discussion that elevated the field. The collection documents Lowinsky's education and early career in Germany and Holland; his work at Black Mountain College, Queens College, University of California, and the University of Chicago; his activities with the American Musicological Society; and his family and personal life. The collection contains personal and professional correspondence, administrative records, manuscripts, scores, teaching materials, audio recordings, and photographs.

    Pitcher, W. Alvin. Papers

    W. Alvin Pitcher (1913-1966), professor, minister, community and social justice activist. The Pitcher Papers include manuscripts, correspondence, press clippings, and extensive records from numerous political and civic organizations. The papers document Pitcher’s scholarly career at Denison University and the University of Chicago, his ministerial work, and his participation in the civil rights movement and in various community organizations.

    Sussman, Alan. Collection

    Alan Sussman, a lawyer and author specializing in civil rights, received a B.A. and M.A. from University of Chicago. This collection contains pamphlets, newsletters, broadsides, clippings, handbills, notices, correspondence and other material representing political organizations and movements of the 1960s.

    University of Chicago. Office of Student Activities. Records

    The University of Chicago's Office of Student Activities supported student life by advising and advocating for student organizations, coordinating space and facilities for events and meetings, creating programming, and helping student groups maintain financial stability. This collection consists of the administrative records of the Office of Student Activities from 1921 to 1981, with a concentration of material in the 1960s and 1970s. While recording the routine administrative functions of the Office of Student Activities, the collection also documents University of Chicago student activities and campus groups in the mid- and late-twentieth century.

    University of Chicago. Office of the President. Beadle Administration. Records

    This collection contains records of the University of Chicago Office of the President, covering the administration of George W. Beadle, who served as President from 1961-1968. Included are administrative records such as correspondence, reports, publications, budgets and personnel material.

    University of Chicago. Office of the President. Levi Administration. Records

    Collected here are records of the University of Chicago Office of the President, covering the administration of Edward H. Levi, who served as President of the University of Chicago from 1968-1975. Included are administrative records such as correspondence, reports, publications, budgets and personnel material.

    University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. Office of the Dean. Alton Linford. Records

    Founded in 1920, the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration prepares students for leadership in fields of social work. As one of the university's professional schools, SSA offers graduate-level coursework leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The collection consists of the records of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Records span 1923-1969, but are concentrated in the years 1956-1969, when Alton Linford served as Dean of SSA. Much of the collection consists of administrative materials, including reports, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and financial records. Also included are course materials, student records, curricular material, publications, photographs, and architectural materials.

    University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. Office of the Dean. Harold Richman. Records

    Founded in 1920, the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration prepares students for leadership in fields of social work. As one of the university's professional schools, SSA offers graduate-level coursework leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The collection consists of the records of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Records span 1927-1978, but are concentrated in the years 1969-1978, when Harold Richman served as Dean of SSA. There is correspondence of the dean and assistant and associate deans; files on research administration and fundraising; records of SSA's relationships with social work organizations and government agencies; records of the school's administration of the Center for the Study of Welfare Policy and the Woodlawn Social Services Center; files on alumni relations; faculty and committee meeting materials; files on curriculum development; statistics and surveys on the experiences of students and alumni; faculty biographical information; teaching materials; drafts of speeches and articles; and editorial files of the SSA faculty newsletter.

    University of Chicago. Student Government. Records

    The University of Chicago's Student Government advocates for student issues in cooperation with the governing bodies of university faculty and administration. During the mid- to late-twentieth century, Student Government was active in campus programming, funded student organizations, participated in national student groups, and supported the student body's involvement with political and social issues. This collection includes administrative and procedural records of Student Government, Student-Faculty Administration Court documents, and publications and ephemera related to student organizations, political activities, and social service. As well as recording the activities and functions of Student Government, this collection includes documentation of student groups, campus events, and the relationship of the student body to political and social movements of the 1950s-1970s.

    University of Chicago. University Committees on Ranking Policy. Records

    A committee was appointed in May 1966 to study the university's policy of submitting rank upon the request of the student to his local draft board. Growing dissatisfaction with the University's policy of compiling male class ranks had culminated with the occupation of the Administration Building for six days by groups of students. Another committee was appointed to examine in greater depth the first committee's findings. The collection contains minutes, surveys, reports, and documentation on draft laws and the Selective Service System. Includes material related to the occupation of the Administration Building by students, May 11-16, 1966; class ranking practices at other schools; and statements by administrators, faculty and students regarding the use of student ranking by draft boards.

    Voth, Paul D. Papers

    Paul Dirks Voth was a University of Chicago alumnus (S.M. 1930, Ph.D. 1933) and faculty member of the Department of Botany. This collection represents Voth's work as a botanist, educator, horticulturist, and historian of the University of Chicago's Department of Botany. Included in this collection is laboratory data, lecture notes, drafts, publications, teaching materials and student work, administrative and personal correspondence, photographs, and films.

    Wirth, Mary Bolton. Papers

    Social worker. Contains correspondence, manuscripts, reports, memoranda, interviews, articles, notes, notebooks, travel accounts, biographical material, and photographs. Papers document Wirth's active career as a social worker, especially in the area of Chicago public housing. Includes material relating to the Chicago Housing Authority for which Wirth served as Supervisor of Community and Tenant Relations (1952-1958), the Department of Urban Renewal, and an investigation of the Office of Economic Opportunity in Michigan. Also includes material relating to University of Chicago alumni activities and Wirth's reaction over the non-reappointment of Marlene Dixon to the faculty at the University.