Archival Collections
Columbia University Archives

Temple-Lilley Special Committee records, 1968-1971 [Bulk Dates: 1968-1969]. 

Creator: 
Columbia University. Archives.
Phys. Desc: 
4.41 linear ft. (10 document boxes, 1 half-sized document box)
Call Number: 
UA#0164
Location: 
Columbia University Archives
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Biographical Note

After the Columbia University student protests of April and May 1968, the Board of Trustees appointed a six-member Special Committee to study the structure of the university and recommend changes. The Committee met often during the next year, and examined and produced proposals for changes, such as the establishment of a University Senate.

Scope and Contents

The subject matter concerns the restructuring of the university by the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees. It includes memoranda, statements and reports from individual members of the University community as well as various working groups and committee among the faculty, students, alumni, and outside consultants. There are published reports of reform proposals at other universities, clippings from the student newspaper, the Columbia Spectator, and correspondence to and from members of the Special Committee and other University officials.