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Guide to the Administrative Papers of President James McNaughton Hester RG 3.0.7

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 24, 2013
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Administration, 1965-1975 (Boxes 21-24)

Scope and Contents note

The administration series consists of 20 linear inches of material organized alphabetically by subject. Within each folder the material is organized chronologically. The series relates to general administrative activities and academic matters, including office services, research, libraries, legal matters, university history, the Hall of Fame, the art collection, and program development.

Box 21 consists primarily of information regarding alumni and announcements and circulars from the President's office. In the original inventory, alumni affairs was a separate series and included all New York University alumni activities, associations, and correspondence with or regarding an individual alumnus. Because this information consisted of only two folders, it has been incorporated into the administration series.

Box 22 contains materials of considerable interest to researchers. Folders 4-7 include information about the disagreement between President Hester and Parks Commissioner Robert Moses over whether or not the Hall of Fame would be moved after NYU abandoned the Heights campus. Folder 8 contains information about the history of NYU and the Washington Square area in general, including a report on NYU's budget from 1849. Box 22, folder 9 and Box 23, folder 1 contain information about the establishment of the NYU Archives and its early history.

Box 23, folders 2-11 and Box 4, folder 1-3 contain information about NYU's legal difficulties with professors and students. Folder 11 includes information on NYU professors who protested denial of tenure.

Box 24, folder 5 contains information about the debate over NYU's purchase of a nuclear reactor and a community protest on the matter. There is also additional information about NYU's participation in the United States Bicentennial celebration. Material on this subject also exists separately in the University Archives (MC 144). The minutes regarding the bicentennial have been removed from this collection and stored with the other material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Academic Matters
1970-1973
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Academic Matters, Program Development
1965-1970
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Academic Matters, Program Development
1971-1974
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Academic Matters, Program Development
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Alumni Affairs
1973-1974
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Alumni Affairs
1974-1975
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Alumni Correspondence
1971-1975
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Announcements and Circular Memos
1968-1972
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Announcements and Circular Memos
1973-1975
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Announcements and Circular Memos, Presidents
1965-1969
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Announcements and Circular Memos, Presidents
1970
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Announcements and Circular Memos, Presidents
1971-1972
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Announcements and Circular Memos, Presidents
1973-1975
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Consultants
1973-1975
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Consultants: Booz, Allen, & Hamilton, Inc.
1973-1974
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Hall of Fame
1972-1973
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Hall of Fame
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Hall of Fame
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Hall of Fame
1973-1975
Box: 22 Folder : 8 History of NYU
1970-1975
Box: 22 Folder : 9 History of NYU, Archivist
1967-1969
Box: 23 Folder : 1 History of NYU, Archivist
1970-1973
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Legal
1971-1975
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Legal Opinions
1968-1975
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Legal Opinions, Bosch
1972-1975
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Legal Opinions, Criezis, Electra
1970-1975
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Legal Opinions, Georgiadis
1971
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Legal Opinions, Georgiadis
1971
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Legal Opinions, Georgiadis
1972
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Legal Opinions, Guarniei
1970-1973
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Legal Opinions, Munshi and Rosen
1970-1973
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Legal
1971-1975
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Legal Opinions, Munshi and Rosen
1973-1974
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Legal
1971-1975
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Libraries
1972-1974
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Libraries
1974-1975
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Nuclear Reactor
1969-1970
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Research and Planning
1968-1974
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Research and Planning
1975
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Research and Planning Reports
1974-1975
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Resignation and Work at United Nations University
1973-1975
Box: 24 Folder : 9 US Bicentennial
1971-1973
Box: 24 Folder : 10 US Bicentennial
1974
Box: 24 Folder : 11 US Bicentennial
1975

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