Dale R. Corson papers, 1963-1977.


Dale R. Corson papers, 1963-1977.

The Dale R. Corson papers consist of office files, correspondence, and other material deriving chiefly from his provostship (1963-1969) and presidency of Cornell University (1963-1977). The papers illustrate the Corson administration reconstituting the University following the trauma of the 1969 student revolt and the negative publicity following the takeover of Willard Straight Hall; dealing with anti-war demonstrations and protests relative to other social and local issues; and surviving the university fiscal crisis of the early and mid 1970s. Subjects include long range financial planning, the endowment fund, relations with trustees, and the improved functioning of the university administration; also, relations with trustee special committees and the many formal and ad hoc university committees, social responsibility and investment policy, the cultivation of alumni support, relations with the University Faculty, relations with the New York State College of Agriculture, the New York State College of Human Ecology, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cornell University Medical College, the School of Nursing, the Center for International Studies, the Center for Environmental Quality Management, the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, the Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory, the Human Affairs Program, and the Society for the Humanities; the collection also documents the separation of Cornell and the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, and the growth of the Division of Biological Sciences. Other subjects include the controversy surrounding Cornell United Religious Work and the role of Daniel Berrigan, the investigation of the Safety Division, the involvement of university employees in decision making and grievance procedures, the problems of parking and space needs, the issue of minority hiring on university construction projects, the building of the Campus Store, North Campus Dormitories, and several other facilities, the development of the Dept. of Physical Education and Athletics and intercollegiate athletics generally, and the investigation of Cornell by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The papers show the growth of the Personnel Dept. and the reorganization of the central administration, and the relations between Cornell and the Ivy League and other colleges, and with several educational and philanthropic foundations, including the American Council on Education, the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York, the American Association of University Professors, the Ford Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation. Similar files are concerned with university research and government funded research, and with relations with state and federal governments and corporations such as IBM and Xerox. Topics also include academic freedom and the rights and responsibilities of the University Faculty, representative governance, the University Senate, the Faculty Council of Representatives, and the Office of the Judicial Administrator. Other subjects include the development of the Affirmative Action Program, the Africana Studies and Research Center, Ujamaa Residential College, and the associated difficulties arising from HEW guidelines pertaining to the college, and the needs of non-black minorities and international students. Other topics include the emergence of women's issues and programs, including the Women's Caucus, the Women's Studies Program, and the Committee on the Status of Women; student dissent, protest, and demonstration, and the administration's several means of dealing with them. There is ample documentation of the takeover of Carpenter Hall in 1972, and the vandalism on campus and in Collegetown; the administration's response to the use of drugs and the changing deportment of students, to the new attitudes concerning commencement, and to the demands and interests of several student groups, including Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Another issue is the involvement of students in matters of educational relevance, and the appearance of controversial speakers on campus. Major correspondents include Morton Adams, J. Robert Barlow, Mark Barlow, Max Black, Derek C. Bok, Ernest L. Boyer, Stuart M. Brown, Patricia J. Carry, Lisle C. Carter, Van Alan Clark, W. Donald Cooke, Edmund T. Cranch, H. Justin Davidson, Arthur H. Dean, Mary H. Donlon (Alger), Thomas Gold, Henry Guerlac, William D. Gurowitz, Jackson O. Hall, David B. Hayter, Delridge Hunter, Herbert F. Johnson, Alfred E. Kahn, and Robert J. Kane. Other correspondents include William R. Keast, John G. Kemeny, W. Keith Kennedy, David C. Knapp, Samuel A. Lawrence, Paul J. Leurgans, Harry Levin, Sol M. Linowitz, Franklin A. Long, Thomas W. Mackesey, Deane W. Malott, Paul L. McKeegan, Robert D. Miller, Robert S. Morison, Steven Muller, Floyd R. Newman, Benjamin Nichols, Jansen Noyes, Nicholas H. Noyes, Ewald B. Nyquist, Robert D. O'Brien, John M. Olin, Spencer T. Olin, Charles E. Palm, Kermit C. Parsons, Norman Penney, James A. Perkins, Arthur H. Peterson, Robert A. Plane, Robert W. Purcell, Richard M. Ramin, Gustav J. Requardt, Robert F. Risley, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Thomas R. Rogers, Byron W. Saunders, Andrew S. Schultz, Robert A. Scott, Alain Seznec, Robert L. Sproull, Neal R. Stamp, Thomas L. Tobin, James E. Turner, Henry G. Vaughan, J. Carlton Ward, John H. Whitlock, Philip Will, Diedrich K. Willers, L. Pearce Williams, and Theodore P. Wright. Also included is a photocopy of the typewritten third draft of "Confrontation at Cornell," a contemporary report by Computer Science professor Peter Wegner on the student protests of the spring of 1969 and the issues faced by Cornell and other universities at that time.

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Linowitz, Sol M., 1913-2005

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Lawyer, diplomat, U.S. presidential advisor, and businessman. From the description of Sol M. Linowitz papers, 1778-1999 (bulk 1946-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060260 Lawyer, government official. From the description of Reminiscences of Sol Myron Linowitz : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309727043 From the description of Reminiscences of Sol Myron Linowitz : oral history, 1976. (Columbia ...

Cornell University. Office of the President

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Levin, Harry, 1925-

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Harry Levin was professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University. From the guide to the Harry Levin papers., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library) Psychology professor, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University. From the description of Harry Levin papers. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63871140 ...

Ford foundation

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Philanthropic organization established in 1936 by Henry and Edsel Ford from profits of the Ford Motor Company. From the description of Grant files, [ca. 1936-1986]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155532303 ...

Cornell University. Office of the Judicial Administrator.

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Kennedy, Wilbert Keith, 1919-

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Dean of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1972-1978. From the description of W. Keith Kennedy papers, 1971-1978. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64084131 W. Keith Kennedy was Dean of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1972-1978. From the guide to the W. Keith Kennedy papers, 1971-1978., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library) W. Keith Kennedy has serv...

Clifford, Frank R.

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Barlow, J. Robert

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Cornell University. Center for International Studies

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Gold, Thomas, Sir, -1686

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Died June 22, 2004. From the description of Oral history interview with Thomas Gold, 1978 April 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78228370 Thomas Gold (1920-2004). Astronomer. Education: Cambridge University. Professional experience: Cavendish Laboratory, 1946-1947; Trinity College, 1947-1951; Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1952-1956; Harvard University, 1957-1958; Cornell University, 1959-1987. Research interests: cosmology, geophysics, radio astronomy, magnetohydrodynamics. ...

Berrigan, Daniel.

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Daniel Berrigan is a Catholic priest associated with peace and social justice movements throughout his life. A believer in non-violent civil disobedience, he has been arrested and imprisoned numerous times. He is most noted for his leadership of opposition to the Viet Nam war, but his work did not begin or end there. From the description of Daniel Berrigan scrapbook, 1930-1950. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64692915 The brothers Daniel Berrigan (born 1921...

Cornell University. Dept. of Economics.

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Nyquist, Ewald B., 1914-1987

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Olin, Spencer T.

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Black, Max, 1909-1988

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Philosopher, Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. Max Black received two doctoral degrees from the University of London. He taught at the University of London from 1936 to 1940 and at the University of Illinois from 1940 to 1946. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 1946, becoming the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy in 1954. In 1965, Black became the first director of Cornell's Society for the Humanities, a position he held until 1971. Since 1971, he was...

Hayter, David B.

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Seeley G. Mudd Fund

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Kahn, Alfred E. (Alfred Edward)

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Economist, professor of economics at Cornell University. From the description of Alfred E. Kahn papers, 1942-1994. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64072502 Alfred E. Kahn was born on October 17, 1917 in Paterson, New Jersey. He received an A.B. in 1936 and an M.A. in 1937 from New York University; he was a graduate student at the University of Missouri from 1937 to 1938; and he received a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army in 194...

Penney, Norman, 1858-1933

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Turner, James E.

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Students for a Democratic Society

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O'Brien, Robert Douglas

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Stamp, Neal R.

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Neal Stamp graduated from Cornell in 1940 and received his law degree from Cornell in 1942. After serving in the Army from 1942-1945, he went into private practice in Rochester, NY. In 1947 he returned to Cornell as Associate Legal Counsel and in 1959 he became the secretary of both the Corporation and the Board of Trustees of Cornell. He continued as Senior Counsel to the University from 1979 until his retirement in 1984. From the description of Neal Stamp papers, 1892-1985. (Cornel...

Ivy League (Athletic conference)

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Cornell university. Medical college

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Cornell University. Personnel Dept.

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Morison, Robert S., 1906-1986

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Professor of biology, Cornell University. From the description of Robert S. Morison papers, [ca.1966]-1986. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64073028 ...

Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory

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The MARK I perceptron was an experimental machine which could automatically identify optical patterns. It was developed at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory under the sponsorship of the Information Systems Branch of the Office of Naval Research and the Rome Air Development Center. Frank Rosenblatt headed the development team at Cornell. The MARK I was an electromechanical device built to demonstrate the feasibility of the basic perceptron concept. Perceptrons had a significant role in artificial i...

Cornell University. Affirmative Action Program.

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Miller, Robert Darrell, 1952-

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Professor of Agronomy, Cornell University. From the description of Robert D. Miller oral histories, 1969-1970, 1989. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935432 ...

Clark, Van Alan.

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Nichols, Benjamin.

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American association of university professors

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The national chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was organized in 1915 to advance academic freedom, shared governance and to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education. The first meeting of the AAUP at Central Washington University was held on October 14, 1954. Regular monthly meetings were held during the academic year to address faculty concerns with administrative decision-making and participative governance. Central Washington Un...