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UAI 20.961

Harvard University. Corporation. Records relating to the publication of Harvard and the Federal Government, A Report to the Faculties and Governing Boards of Harvard University, 1959-1961 : an inventory

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Call No.: UAI 20.961
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University. Corporation
Title: Records relating to the publication of Harvard and the Federal Government, A Report to the Faculties and Governing Boards of Harvard University, 1959-1961
Date(s): 1959-1961
Quantity: .5 cubic feet (1 volume, 1 flat box, 1 document box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: As a result of government research expenditures during and following World War II, Harvard University, as well as other universities and colleges in the United States, became increasingly involved in federal programs. In order to assess the significance of this new relationship between the government and Harvard, the school undertook a study of the impact of federal programs on the University. This collection chiefly documents the preparation of Harvard and the Federal Government, A Report to the Faculties and Governing Boards of Harvard University, a study on the impact of federal research grants on Harvard's schools, departments, and teaching programs. Records include outlines, notes, drafts, and correspondence.

Acquisition information:

The documents in this collection are University records and were acquired in the course of University business. Whenever possible the archivist noted the terms of acquisition in the folder list below.
The acquisitions are as follows:1961 October, Harvard University Library and 1974 February, Don K. Price.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in June 2014 by Dominic P. Grandinetti from a cursory inspection of the material and a variety of information sources. In some cases, titles were devised by the archivist.

Researcher Access:

Open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard University. Corporation. Records relating to the publication of Harvard and the Federal Government, A Report to the Faculties and Governing Boards of Harvard University, 1959-1961. UAI 20.961, Harvard University Archives.

Historical note

As a result of government research expenditures during and following World War II, Harvard University, as well as other universities and colleges in the United States, became increasingly involved in federal programs. In 1960, federal funds accounted for about 20 percent of Harvard's budget. In order to assess the significance of this new relationship between the government and Harvard, the school undertook a study of the impact of federal programs on the University. Harvard President Nathan M. Pusey appointed Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration Don K. Price as supervisor of the study and Lecturer in Government Daniel S. Cheever as his Special Research Assistant to aid in the study. When a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching made possible a general study of the impact of federal programs on higher education, Harvard's study assumed added importance, and Harvard became one of twenty-three universities and colleges participating in the Carnegie study. Harvard's survey was now being conducted on two levels: a study for the Carnegie Foundation and an analysis of its own experiences interacting with the federal government.

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Scope and Contents

This collection chiefly documents the preparation of Harvard and the Federal Government, A Report to the Faculties and Governing Boards of Harvard University, a study on the impact of federal research grants on Harvard's schools, departments, and teaching programs. The records include outlines, notes, drafts, and revisions of the report; letters to and from Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration Don K. Price, supervisor of the study, and Special Research Assistant to the President, Daniel S. Cheever; and a volume of charts illustrating the impact of federal research grants on Harvard faculty and departments from 1959 to 1960. The collection also includes the Harvard report.

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This document last updated 2016 November 10.

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