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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the F. Champion Ward Papers 1947-1993

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Ward, F. Champion. Papers

Dates:

1947-1993

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

F. Champion Ward, educator, consultant, author. The F. Champion Ward Papers consist of essays and speeches by Ward about the University of Chicago under the presidency of Robert Maynard Hutchins, as well as clippings, memos and correspondence about the Filbey controversy of 1953. The collection also includes correspondence between Ward and Hutchins, L.A. Klimpton, and William McNeil.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: F. Champion Ward. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

F. Champion Ward was born in 1910. He attended Oberlin College, graduating in 1932. Ward taught first at Denison University, and then at the University of Chicago, where he also served as dean of the College. In the 1950s, Ward left Chicago to become educational consultant to the governments of India, Turkey, Jordan and Burma. He also held several positions at the Ford Foundation, including: director of the Overseas Development Program for the Middle East and Africa, deputy vice president for international programs, and vice president for education and research. In 1968, Ward was named chairman of the White House Task Force on the Education of Gifted Persons.

Ward published, The Idea of a World University (1986). He also edited the volumes, Education and Development Reconsidered: the Bellagio Conference Papers (1974), and The Idea and Practice of General Education: An Account of the College of the University of Chicago (1950).

Scope Note

The F. Champion Ward Papers consist of essays and speeches by Ward about the college under the presidency of Robert Maynard Hutchins, as well as clippings, memos and correspondence about the Filbey controversy of 1953. The collection also includes correspondence between Ward and Hutchins, L.A. Klimpton, and William McNeil.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Description of Collection by F. Champion Ward, 1992

Box 1   Folder 2

Writings and Talks about the College, 1947-1953

Box 1   Folder 3

Writings and Talks about the College, 1953-1973

Box 1   Folder 4

Student Performance Statistics, 1947-1953

Box 1   Folder 5

Correspondence with R. M. Hutchins and L. A. Kimpton, 1952-1953

Box 1   Folder 6

Comic Relief, Memorandum, circa 1953

Box 1   Folder 7

Ghost-written Speech for L. A. Kimpton, 1952

Box 1   Folder 8

Other talks and Papers, 1947-1978

Box 1   Folder 9

Post-1953 College, Miscellaneous

Box 1   Folder 10

Clippings and Student Posters, 1953

Box 1   Folder 11

Filbey Committee, Reports and Memos, 1953

Box 1   Folder 12

Articles, Clippings, Press Releases, 1953-1992

Box 1   Folder 13

Correspondence, Off-prints, and Essays, 1953-1992

Box 1   Folder 14

Robert M. Hutchins Correspondence, 1947-1994