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Guide to the Records of the Edwin Berry Burgum Academic Freedom Case
||New York University.
||Records of the Edwin Berry Burgum Academic Freedom Case
||Edwin Berry Burgum served as an associate professor of English at NYU from 1924 to
1953. Spanning the period 1934 - 1961, the Records of the Edwin Berry Burgum Academic
Freedom Case document Professor Burgum's academic career, his political involvement,
and subsequent suspension and dismissal from NYU for refusing to answer U.S. Senate
inquiries about his possible affiliation with the Communist Party. The collection
includes records pertaining to the case from: the Office of the Chancellor, the Office
of the Vice-Chancellor, the Office of the Dean of Washington Square College, and the
Faculty Committee of the University Senate.
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