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Guide to the Records of the Edwin Berry Burgum Academic Freedom Case RG 19.1

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New York University.
Title: Records of the Edwin Berry Burgum Academic Freedom Case
Dates [inclusive]: 1934-1961
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 4.25 linear feet 4.25 linear feet (8 Boxes)
Location note: 11/E/2-3
Call Phrase: RG 19.1