A Guide to the William M. Birenbaum Collection, 1946-1985


Archives & Special Collections
College of Staten Island Library, CUNY
2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-216
Staten Island, NY 10314

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Finding Aid by James A. Kaser, Ph.D.


Overview of the Collection

Collection No. : CM-22
Title: William M. Birenbaum Collection
Creator: William M. Birenbaum
Dates: 1946-1985
Extent: 8.75 Linear Feet
Abstract: This collection documents the career of William M. Birenbaum, internationally renowned educator and former President of Staten Island Community College.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Dr. William M. Birenbaum Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Department of the Library, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, New York.

Acquisition

The collection was donated by Helen Birenbaum.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Roman Yurchenko, Jeffrey Coogan and
James A. Kaser, Ph.D.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright Notice

The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.

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Biographical Sketch

A nationally-known advocate for higher education reform, Dr. William M. Birenbaum was born in Macomb, Illinois July 18, 1923. He grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, where he received his high school education. Dr. Birenbaum then attended Iowa State Teachers College for one semester before he enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. He served for two years between 1942 and 1943 where he was assigned to the intelligence corps in Greenland for code and cipher analysis. After the military, Dr. Birenbaum was admitted directly into the law school at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the doctor of law degree jointly by the Law School and the Graduate School Humanities Division in 1949. While at the University he helped found the National Student Association and was very active in the organization’s growth and development. Dr. Birenbaum developed a close association with Chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins. Dr. Hutchins invited Dr. Birenbaum to hold a number of positions at the University including director of men’s residence halls (during law school), Assistant Dean of Students, and finally Dean of Students from 1955 to 1957. In addition, he taught social science courses in the College.

Dr. Birenbaum left Chicago for Wayne State University where he was Assistant Vice President, Division of Graduate Instruction and Research. He garnered regional attention as director of Detroit Adventure, a consortium of cultural institutions housed at Wayne State, by his innovative programming and efforts to convince decision-makers that investing in education and the arts could drive economic development in the troubled city of Detroit. In recognition of his efforts, Governor G. Mennen Williams appointed Dr. Birenbaum chairman of the newly created Michigan Cultural Commission in 1960.

In 1961, Dr. Birenbaum was appointed Dean of The New School for Social Research, a post he held until 1964, where he strengthened the adult education component of the School. During this time, Dr. Birenbaum formed a life-long friendship with Dr. Horace Kallen, a founder of the New School and renowned philosopher and pluralist. Dr. Kallen was known for his belief that a nation is not weakened but strengthened by cultural diversity. He was the first to coin the term “cultural pluralism.”

Dr. Birenbaum’s next academic appointment was as Vice President and Provost of The Brooklyn Center of Long Island University from 1964 to 1967. Dr. Birenbaum advocated for integration of city and university. He reached out to the community in unprecedented ways, demonstrating that education was a needed opportunity for all citizens, especially ones economically challenged. These years underpinned the authoring of his first book, Overlive: Power, Poverty and the University. Dr. Birenbaum's approach was reflected in his policies that promoted student rights, eliminated an outdated dress code and advocated for a lower tuition. Increased fees were championed by the Chancellor, Gordon Hoxie, to increase University revenues. Ultimately, Chancellor Hoxie and Dr. Birenbaum disagreed on these key issues and on Dr. Birenbaum's approach to integrate community and university. Chancellor Hoxie demanded Dr. Birenbaum's resignation in the face of the overwhelming support of the faculty, who voted four to one for retaining Dr. Birenbaum in his post. Dr. Birenbaum’s departure provoked a student strike and mass demonstrations of support, making the front pages of the press, including the New York Times. The dispute was not settled with Dr. Birenbaum's departure. The University's Board of Trustees requested Chancellor Hoxie’s resignation the following year.

At the time of his resignation, Dr. Birenbaum was approached by Senator Robert F. Kennedy to head The Education Affiliate, a non-profit organization advocating for higher education in the troubled Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in New York City. The group worked with the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, an association that raised private sector money from significant donors to implement Senator Kennedy’s idea to rebuild inner-city neighborhoods by creating jobs and businesses. Higher education was crucial to this vision and Dr. Birenbaum helped to create and promote a proposal that came to be known as the “Campus in the City.”

In 1968, the Chancellor of the City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.), Albert Bowker, recruited Dr. Birenbaum to become the president of Staten Island Community College (S.I.C.C.). The community college concept was taking off at that time. Community colleges constituted the doorway for low income and immigrant students to enter higher education. Dr. Birenbaum became an outspoken advocate of "open admissions" to provide higher education to anyone who wanted it. Dr. Birenbaum rallied support from educators nationally, like Clark Kerr, for the policy of open admissions and the role of community colleges in access to higher education. He met with success in raising Staten Island Community College's visibility and during his tenure there published the books for which he is known: Overlive: Power, Poverty and the University, New York: Delacorte, 1969; and Something for Everybody is Not Enough: An Educator’s Search for His Education, New York: Random House, 1971.

Dr. Birenbaum's advocacy of open admissions internationalized his reputation. He was invited by the Chinese Government to lead a study mission to the People's Republic of China shortly after the country "opened" to the United States under President Nixon. The study mission, comprised of students, faculty, and administrators from S.I.C.C., went to Beijing (then Peking) and met with senior educators of Peking and Shanghai universities. Dr. Birenbaum also consulted with the University of Zambia. He was invited to speak at conferences on education in Europe such as the Salzburg Seminars where he worked with and befriended educators, policymakers, and artists (like authors Maria Mannes and Alvin Toffler). Dr. Birenbaum was cited for his ideas by Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme William O. Douglas in one of Douglas' decisions.

In 1976, when C.U.N.Y. merged S.I.C.C. with a two-year senior college, Dr. Birenbaum turned down the presidency and departed S.I.C.C. for Antioch University. Antioch recruited Dr. Birenbaum through senior members of the Board of Trustees at that institution including Chairman Douglas Ades, and Samuel Peabody. Dr. Birenbaum was attracted to Antioch's reputation as a leading progressive college focused on work-study. The institution was financially challenged, and Dr. Birenbaum worked successfully with the Board of Trustees and major donors to return the institution to a solid financial footing. Dr. Birenbaum continued writing and speaking on the centrality of a higher education for all Americans and the ways in which institutions of higher education needed to challenge their orthodoxies to meet society's demands for an educated population. For example, Dr. Birenbaum was a supporter of Antioch Law School's mission to provide equal access to justice for low income Americans. The law school mission and curriculum was supported by Chief Justice Warren Burger. At this time, Dr. Birenbaum also began to advocate to the American corporate sector; to urge corporate America to hire the graduates from open admissions universities and progressive colleges like Antioch.

Dr. Birenbaum maintained a close family life throughout his career. He was deeply committed to his wife, Helen Bloch-Birenbaum, who is currently Executive Director of the Stanton/Heiskell Telecommunications Policy Center at the Graduate Center of the C.U.N.Y.; an institute she founded with Frank Stanton and Andrew Heiskell to study the effects of emerging technologies on society. Dr. Birenbaum's relationships with his children and grandchildren in New York and at a summer residence in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, shaped all of them. He loved his dogs Duncan and Molly.

Dr. Birenbaum retired in 1985, enjoying family life and dividing his time between his long-time residence in Brooklyn Heights and Wellfleet. He passed away on October 4, 2010 and is survived by his wife, the former Helen Bloch, whom he married in 1951; his daughter Lauren Gates; his son Charles; and grandchildren Alexander, Jason, Benjamin, and Julia. His daughter Susan preceded him in death in 2008.

Timeline
July 18, 1923
Born Macomb, Illinois
September 11, 1942
Enlisted, United States Army Air Forces
1941-1943
Iowa State Teachers College
March 1, 1943
Active Duty, Code and Cipher Analysis, ETO, 18 months
Washington National Code Room, 5 months
Chief Instructor, AAF Code School, Scott Field, Ill., 6 months
December 5, 1945
Honorable Discharge, USAAF
1945-46
Brindley Scholar, Iowa State Teachers College
University of Chicago  
1946-49 Student, The Law School, The Humanities Division
1946-48 Founder, National Student Association
1947-49 Director, Debate and Speech
1948-50 Director, Men’s Residence Halls
1949-50 Assistant Dean of Students
1950-55 Director, Student Affairs
1950-54 Chairman, National Faculty Board to National Student Association
1955-57 Dean of Students.
Wayne State University  
1957-61 Assistant Vice President, Division of Graduate Instruction and Research
1957-61 Co-Originator, Division of Adult Education
1957-61 Editor and originator of journal, Graduate Comment
1958-61 Director. Detroit Adventure, consortium of Detroit cultural and educational institutions
1959-61 Assistant to the President
1960-61 Appointed by Governor G. Mennen Williams as chairman of the newly created Michigan Cultural Commission
New School for Social Research  
1961-64 Dean
Long Island University  
1964-67 Vice President and Provost
The Education Affiliate of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration and D. & S. Corporations  
1967-68 President
Staten Island Community College  
1968 President
1968 Book chapter. “Cities and Universities: Collision of Crises,” Alvin Eurich, ed., in Campus 1980: The Shape of the Future in American Higher Education, New York: Delacorte
1969 Book. Overlive: Power, Poverty and the University, New York: Delacorte
1971 Book. Something for Everybody is Not Enough: An Educator’s Search for His Education, New York: Random House
Antioch College  
1976-85 President

 

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Scope & Content Note

The William M. Birenbaum Papers consist primarily of materials that document Birenbaum’s achievements as a writer and thinker who drew upon his personal experiences and work in higher education administration to suggest changes in the relationship between colleges and universities and American culture, particularly in the area of broadening access. Birenbaum retained copies of his writings and presentations and the core of this collection is a chronological arrangement of his works. Although only a few working drafts are present (usually of articles), researchers will be able to trace the emergence of his positions on key issues of the day through the variety and quantity of materials present in the collection. The rest of the papers provide institutional, personal, and social context for Birenbaum’s writings. Birenbaum’s own reflections on his career are present in a draft manuscript for an autobiography entitled “The Inauguration.”

Correspondence files include materials received and retained copies of materials sent. In addition to speaker invitations, expressions of gratitude, and congratulatory notes, there are many letters in which correspondents react to the content of Birenbaum’s presentations and writings so that researchers can get a sense of the way his friends and acquaintances received his ideas. In addition, correspondence files include reactions to Birenbaum’s career transitions. These are particularly revealing when Birenbaum was forced to resign from a position.

Extensive news clippings files document Birenbaum’s speaking engagements and provide further context for understanding the cultural context for his ideas and his achievements and the controversies over his administrative appointments. In addition to supplementing the files of literary productions and correspondence, this material adds to the subject files present in the collection.

The relatively few subject files mostly document the personal component of Birenbaum’s presidencies. However, four other subject files are of particular note. As Dean at the Long Island University, Brooklyn Center campus, Birenbaum’s ideas about inclusiveness brought him into conflict with archconservative university chancellor Gordon Hoxie. A subject file documents some of the issues, but also illustrates the broad support Birenbaum had from faculty and students. In the subject file on The Education Affiliate, one sees Birenbaum in a more congenial setting as an advocate for an institution of higher education in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant that would not only be accessible to people of color from impoverished backgrounds in a way that most colleges and universities were not, but would also have an immediate relationship with the cultural context of the students. Finally, the Horace Kallen subject file documents Birenbaum’s long relationship with the philosopher who was a founder of The New School, and reveals the rapport that developed between the two because of their shared understanding of the way in which cultural pluralism strengthens institutions and nations. Of final note among the subject files is the large amount of material within the Staten Island Community College subject file that documents a study tour to China that Birenbaum led in 1973. Birenbaum was so inspired by bringing students into contact with a culture entirely “other” to them that he planned a book on the topic, some notes for which and a précis are in the files.

Researchers are reminded that they will need to consult the archives of the several colleges where Birenbaum worked to gain a better understanding of the institutional contexts for his career.

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Arrangement

The William M. Birenbaum Collection is divided into nine series and several subseries:

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS
• SUBSERIES A. BOOKS
• SUBSERIES B. NON-BOOK MATERIAL
SUBJECT FILES
• SUBSERIES A. NATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
• SUBSERIES B. SALZBURG (AUSTRIA) AMERICAN STUDIES SEMINAR
• SUBSERIES C. ALPBACH (AUSTRIA) EUROPEAN FORUM
• SUBSERIES D. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
• SUBSERIES E. EDUCATION COMMITTEE, AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS
• SUBSERIES F. THE EDUCATION AFFILIATE
• SUBSERIES G. HORACE KALLEN
• SUBSERIES H. STATEN ISLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
• SUBSERIES I. ANTIOCH COLLEGE PRESIDENCY

SCRAPBOOKS

PHOTOGRAPHS

NEWS CLIPPINGS

PRINTED MATERIALS

SPECIAL HANDLING BECAUSE OF FORMAT

Related Material

There is a 2001 interview available in Volume VIII of the Oral History Transcripts in Archives and Special Collections.

Birenbaum’s published books have been catalogued and shelved with the book collection of Archives & Special Collections.

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Box and Folder List/ Series Descriptions

Series 1: Biographical
Contains resumes and obituaries.
Box# Folder# Title
1 1 Biographical, ca. 1953-2010
Series 2: Literary Productions
This series contains mainly of articles and speeches written by William Birenbaum, but also contains draft manuscripts of Overlive and Birenbaum’s unpublished autobiography, The Inauguration.
Subseries A: Book Manuscripts
Box# Folder# Title
  1 2 Overlive manuscript, November 1968
1 3 The Inauguration, 1969?
1 4 Draft A of The Staten Island Ferry to Peking, 1974?
1 5 Draft B of The Staten Island Ferry to Peking, 1974?
Subseries B: Non-Books
This subseries consists of William Birenbaum’s articles, speech texts, conference papers, letters to the editor and other public writings, dating from the 1940s to 1985.
Box# Folder# Title
2 1 Fragment: U.S. Constitution, 1940s?
2 2 On Zionism, Feb 1946.
2 3 University of Chicago Law School Supplementary Materials on the on the Framing of Federal Constitution, 1947.
2 4 Report: Special Report to the USNSA Congress from their
International Reps, Summer 1948
2 5 Speech: One World and Polo, Polo, IL, Feb 1950.
2 6 Speech: The Student and Habitat, Mar 1950.
2 7 For RMS: Orientation, Allerton, IL, Sept 25, 1950.
2 8 Draft: Remarks to the ACPA National Convention, International Affairs Commission, Stevens Hotel, Mar 3,
1951.
2 9 Speech: Illinois NAS Regional Conference University of Chicago, Apr 21, 1951.
2 10 Speech: Written by W.M.B. for Dean Robert M. Strozier, “Student and Leadership: Government on Local, State, and National Levels”, May, 1951.
2 11 Statement: “Why I Voted No”, May 8, 1951.
2 12 Speech: To the PA Regional Meeting of NSA, Jun 10,
1951.
2 13 Report: Report on National Student Voice Prepared by W.M.B. and Dennis L Trueblood, 1951.
2 14 Speech to 1st Annual Student Body Presidents Conference, University of Minnesota, Aug 17, 1951.
2 15 Speech: Welcome to Student Forum, Oct 7, 1951.
2 16 Speech to Student Assembly Elections Rally, Oct 20, 1951.
2 17 Memo: Fraternities and the University, Oct 24, 1951.
2 18 Speech: On the Occasion of the Delta Upsilon Initiation, Nov 12, 1951.
2 19 Speech to Minnesota Regional NSA Assembly, Dec 1, 1951.
2 20 Article: Fourth National Students Association Congress by W.M.B. and Dennis L. Trueblood. Reprinted from School and Society Dec 15, 1951.
2 21 Lecture Notes: Soc Sci Staff Lecture, 1952.
2 22 Notes Lecture Outline to Soc Sci Students 1, 1952.
2 23 Speech: Written by W.M.B. for R. M. Strozier, “Authority,
Responsibility and the Individual”, Apr 1952.
2 24 Lecture: Social Science 1, Nov 20, 1952.
2 25 Speech Notes: Michigan NSA region/ University of Detroit, Dec 7, 1952.
2 26 Unpublished Article for “Maroon” editor, May 31, 1953.
2 27 Speech: Keynote Address 6th National Student Congress, University of Ohio, Aug 1953.
2 28 Speech to University of Wisconsin Leadership Conference, Oct 18, 1953.
2 29 Speech: “On the Values, Importance and Needs of Developing Leadership Training Programs in the Extra Curricular Programs”, USNSA Conference (Agenda Speech), Dec 12, 1953.
2 30 Speech – “The Role of Student Leadership in University Life” Leadership Training Lecture Series – State University of Iowa (with related documentation), Mar 24, 1954.
2 31 Speech to 4th National Student Body Presidents Conference Iowa State College (with related correspondence, drafts, and article), Aug 20, 1954
2 32 Speech: “Report on field Experiences”, Conference on Exchange of Professional, Scholarly and Scientific Persons (Princeton), Dec 2, 1954.
2 33 Lecture: “Southern Intercollegiate Association of Student Governments”, Apr 14, 1955.
2 34 Fragment: University of Chicago Fraternities, 1955?
2 35 Lecture: “Is Conservation and Redevelopment Worthwhile”, Feb 15, 1956.
2 36 Lecture: U.S. Student Association of Wisconsin Region, 1956.
2 37 Report: Annual Report of the Presidential Association of Community Councils, May 21, 1956.
2 38 Lecture: 6th National Student Body President’s Conference, Aug 19, 1956.
2 39 Article: Building Chicago: Association of Community Councils W.M.B. President’s Message, Nov 1956.
2 40 Lecture: Leadership Conference, Nov 2, 1956.
2 41 Fragment: The Scope and Impact of Industrial Philanthropy, 1957?
2 42 Lecture: Association of Community Councils of Chicago, May 9, 1957.
2 43 Fragment: University Council, Wayne State, Dec 5, 1957.
2 44 Article. “On University Business” Wayne State University Graduate Comment. Jun 1958.
     
3 1 Article: A.B. = Academic Bureaucracy, Oct 15, 1958.
3 2 Lecture: Detroit Adventure, 1959 and Beyond, May 13, 1959.
3 3 Speech: “We Hope for Better Things”, Adult Education Association of Mass., Springfield, Oct 24, 1959.
3 4 Fragment: Introduction, 1960s?
3 5 Fragment: The Six Dimensions of Human Being, 1960s?
3 6 Fragment: Student Rebellion, 1960s?
3 7 Fragment: Higher Education, 1960s?
3 8 Fragment: Higher Education in the United States, 1960s?
3 9 Fragment: Profile of Higher Education 1960, 1960?
3 10 Conference Proposal On Being a Man, Jan 15, 1960.
3 11 Lecture: An Intellectual Approach to Urban Development
Apr 24, 1960.
3 12 Lecture: The Advantage of Being Here Now, May 2, 1960.
3 13 Speech: “Remarks Concerning the World Political Struggle: Colonialism, Freedom” National Association of Social Workers Conference on World Affairs. (Wayne State), May 16, 1960.
3 14 Lecture: The Good Life in the City, Jun 7, 1960.
3 15 Lecture: Room to Converse, Jun 9, 1960.
3 16 Proposal: The Miami Beach Adventure in Learning, Sept
1960.
3 17 Lecture: Muskegon YMCA, Nov 17, 1960.
3 18 Lecture: On Leaving Wayne State University, Jun 8, 1961.
3 19 The Urbacultural Opportunity: American Library Association Annual Convention, Cleveland OH, Jul 13, 1961.
3 20 Paper: Form and Content, 1962.
3 21 Remarks to the Graduate Faculty, Nov 30, 1962.
3 22 Speech Notes: Westchester Brandeis (?), Sept 24, 1962.
3 23 The Arts in Urbacultural Environment, Dec 1962.
3 24 Speech: The Exercise of Freedom, Apr 1963.
3 25 Introductory Remarks: Honorary Degrees, Local Brd, 21- 22, June 11, 1963.
3 26 Paper: The Arts in the Urbacultural Situation, 1963.
3 27 “Risk Taking in Budget”, 1963.
3 28 Lecture: The Poetry of Discovery, 1963.
3 29 Speech: Conditions for the Ideal University, 1963.
3 30 Report: “Administrative and Academic Organization, Sept
1963.
3 31 Speech: Riverdale Jewish Center, Oct 1963.
3 32 Essay: “The Abolition of Unemployed Retirement”, May 1964.
3 33 The Adult Educator and his Students, May 1964.
3 34 Speech: Address to the consultation on Theology and the Urban Church, Dec 2, 1964.
3 35 Draft – Re: The Church, 1964(?).
3 36 Speech: Educational Tents, Nov 1964.
3 37 Letter to the Editor of NY Times re: Admission Standards, Feb 10, 1965.
3 38 Speech: Adult educator and his students, Apr 1965.
3 39 Speech: The Humanization of the World in Our Day, Apr 1965.
3 40 Speech: Commencement, Jun 1965.
3 41 Choice, Consent and Intelligence in American Society, Jul 1965.
3 42 Speech: Opening Statement, Oct 1965.
3 43 Rejoinder to Paul Goodman @ John R. Mott Centennial Colloquy on “The Task of the University in a Revolutionary World” (Cornell University), Dec 6, 1965.
3 44 Brooklyn Center, LIU 1966-1975. Ways of thinking about its future, Jan 1966.
3 45 Essay: “Can We Teach” Feb 1966.
3 46 Essay: Art Exhibit Catalogue, Feb 1966.
3 47 Speech: Fulbright Conference, Jun 1966.
3 48 Speech: Commencement, Jun 1966.
3 49 The Role of the University as a Patron of the Arts, Oct 1966.
     
4 1 Illuminating Experts, 1967.
4 2 Paper: Overlive, presented at LIU Urban Affairs Conference, Jan-Feb 1967.
4 3 Speech: “On the Future of New York City as a center for the Arts”, Mar 1, 1967.
4 4 Overlive Book Contract, Apr 25, 1967.
4 5 Essay: untitled draft submission to Change Magazine, Nov 1968.
4 6 Speech: The University is a Marshmallow, 1968.
4 7 Statement by W.M.B., representing the Metropolitan Council of the American Jewish Congress re: Bundy report, Feb 20, 1968.
4 8 Article: Local Control of Schools, Congress bi-Weekly, Mar 1968.
4 9 Essay: How should the university view Law and Order, Nov 12, 1968.
4 10 An agenda for the College, Dec 1968.
4 11 Speech: “White Power and American College Education, 1969 (?).
4 12 Speech: “Overlive: An Analysis of Higher Education in the U.S.”, 1969.
4 13 Press Release for Overlive, Jan 15, 1969.
4 14 Letter to the Editor of College Management, Feb 1969.
4 15 Essay: “No More Neutrality”, Change in Higher Education, January- February, 1969.
4 16 Speech: Lost Academic Souls and the Truth, Mar 3, 1969.
4 17 Speech: “Segregation and the Abuse of Due Process on the American Campus, 49th Annual Conference of the American Association of Junior Colleges, Mar 5, 1969.
4 18 William Birenbaum’s reaction to Ernest Boyer’s Speech at Paraprofessional Conference, Mar 10, 1969.
4 19 Segregation and the Abuse of Due Process, Mar 1969.
4 20 Rough Draft Speech, Mar 19, 1969.
4 21 Publication: The Journal and Junior College Journal – Segregation and the Abuse of Due Process, Apr 1969.
4 22 Speech: “The University is a Marshmallow, 11th Annual
Meeting of the Council of Higher Educational Institutions in New York City, Apr 29, 1969.
4 23 Paper: “Book Prisons – The Reform of Knowledge Monopoly Systems, Library Association of CUNY conference, Apr 10, 1969.
4 24 Speech: “The State of the College”, May 26, 1969.
4 25 Article: “Lost Academic Souls” in College and University Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 1969.
4 26 Article: “Toward Renewal of the Urban University and its Community” in AAUW Journal, March 1969.
4 27 Article: “Blacks and Jews doing Business in the City”, May 15, 1969.
4 28 SICC Commencement Address, June 2, 1969.
4 29 Book Contract for “United on the Universities”, Jun 3, 1969.
4 30 Speech: The New University, Jul 1969.
4 31 Essay: “Merging the City and the Campus”, Summer 1969.
4 32 Report. The Faculty-Student Commission at SICC. A First Year Report, August 1969.
4 33 Article. “The University is a Marshmallow.” Fellowship Magazine. September 1969.
4 34 Speech. A Time for Reconstruction. SICC Inaugural Address & Program Schedule. September 30, 1969.
4 35 Interview. Columbia University Seminar. “Reconstruction for What?” A Conversation with William M. Birenbaum. Oct 8, 1969.
4 36 Article. “Reconstruction of the Community College.” Bulletin, Education Commission of the States. Nov 1969.
4 37 Report. “Planning Qualitative Disruption.” Prepared as a memorandum for the American Council on Education’s Committee on Campus Tensions. Nov 20, 1969.
4 38 Working Paper. “Mind Clearance for Urban Learning.” International Seminar on Adult Education. Dec 1-4, 1969.
     
5 1 Speech. The New Urban University. 1970?
5 2 Speech and draft. On the Brink of Disruption. Columbia College (Chicago) Commencement. Jun 12, 1970.
5 3 Speech. Law and Order: Due Process. Sixth Annual Conference on The Leadership Role of the Trustee. Feb 10, 1970.
5 4 Letter to the Editor. “On the Subject of Innovation.” Junior College Journal. Mar 1970.
5 5 Paper (?) and draft.“Who Should Go to College?” 25th National Conference on Higher Education. American Association for Higher Education. Mar 1-4, 1970.
5 6 Paper (?) and draft. “People-Packaging; Knowledge Production on the Campus.” Wiche- Berkeley Center Institute. Jul 6-9, 1970.
5 7 Article. “The Two-Year College: Smoke-Filled Room?” Compact, Education Commission of the States. Aug 1970.
5 8 Conference paper. “Something for Everybody is Not Enough.” 53rd Annual Meeting, American Council on Education. Oct 1970.
5 9 Essay/Memoir. “Retreat at Waterloo. ca. 1970?
5 10 Fragment: Junior Colleges, 1971?
5 11 Essay. “The Junior College: Why Two is Even Less Than Half of Four.” Jan 19, 1971.
5 12 Speech. Love it or Leave It. Dean’s List Dinner. May 27, 1971.
5 13 Policy Statement draft, re: campus governance. 1971?
5 14 Statement draft. “Board of Higher Education.” May 24, 1971.
5 15 Article. “The More We Change, Worse We Get.” Boston Sunday Globe. Aug 1, 1971.
5 16 Conference Paper. “The Dean of Students is Called Edsel.” Nov 1971.
5 17 Letter to the Editor. In response to “Skepticism Greets Carnegie Proposals at Trustees Conference.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov 15, 1971.
5 18 Speech. On Opening an Admission of Being Different. One Day Conference on Student Personnel Services and Homosexuality. Dec 14, 1971.
5 19 Book Review submission of Donald Reeves’ “Notes of a Processed Brother” for Change Magazine. Apr 1972.
5 20 Book Review submission of William Moore, Jr.’s “Blind Man on a Freeway” for The Journal of Higher Education. Jan 17, 1972.
5 21 Paper. “Librarians in Orbit.” Jan 1972.
5 22 Article. “A College and its President.” Saturday Review. Jan 15, 1972.
5 23 Speech. The Vietnam Veteran- Teacher for Peace. Conference on Education and Returning Vietnam Veterans. May 24, 1972.
5 24 Article. Correspondence and draft regarding reprint of “Planning Qualitative Disruption” in Association of Departments in English (ADE) 10th anniversary booklet. Sept 1972.
5 25 Essay (?). “Being American on the Zambezi.” Nov 30, 1972.
5 26 Research notes for book. Staten Island Ferry to Peking, 1973.
5 27 Article. “Birenbaum Advocates Realism in Curriculum.
Virginia Law Weekly. Feb 2, 1973.
5 28 Partial interview transcript. With (Leonard?) “Woodcock.”
Mar 8, 1973.
5 29 Testimony. Committee on Community Colleges. Board of Higher Education. Mar 20, 1973.
5 30 Article. “Politics and Political Science.” The National Elementary Principal. Apr 1973.
5 31 Speech notes. Metropolitan State Commencement. Jun 1973.
5 32 Speech. At the B’nai B’rith Youth Services Fifth Annual Real Estate & Construction Division Dinner. Jun 19, 1973.
5 33 Conference paper. “From Class to Mass- Sociology and the Science of Education.” Sixth Congress of the International Association of Sciences and Education. Sept 3-7, 1973.
5 34 Essay. “The obligation of the state to provide equal access to and equal educational opportunity in postsecondary educational programs and institutions. Nov 8, 1973.
5 35 Speech. Open Admissions for Speech Too. Nov 21, 1973.
5 36 Fragment: On Education for Jobs, 1974?
5 37 Essay. Birenbaum Position at Ford Consultation. Jun 12, 1974.
5 38 Speech. Between Self and System. International Design Conference. Jun 21, 1974.
5 39 Speech. The Future Between Self and System. 150th Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Indiana. Jul 14, 1974.
5 40 Speech. The Aging of My Mind as an ‘Administrative’ Supporter. New York State Association of Gerontological Educators Conference. Nov 15, 1974.
     
6 1 Essay. “Liberal Education and Academic Conservatism.” A critique of the report issued by the University Faculty Senate on October 4, 1974. Jan 1975.
6 2 Fragment: Human Nature, 1975?
6 3 Fragment, CUNY, 1975?
6 4 Essay. “Pluralism and the Patterson Fallacy.” Apr 30, 1975.
6 5 Statement. To the Executive Staff of the College. Sept 18, 1975.
6 6 Memo. “Alternative Approaches to the Spring, 1975
Budget of the College.” Nov 15, 1975.
6 7 Article. “CUNY and the Fall of New York.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov 3, 1975.
6 8 Essay. A Case for the Abolition of CUNY. Dec 12,1975.
6 9 Draft. “Community is the Operative Word.” 1975?
6 10 Draft. “Ambiguity and Eccentricity.” 1975?
6 11 Essay. “The Liberation of White American Males.” 1975?
6 12 Transcript. S&C Conversation #11. 1975?
6 13 Speech. An Address to the Faculty. 1975?
6 14 Fragment: The Antioch Case, 1976?
6 15 Essay. “The Future is Now. A Context for CUNY’s Opportunity.” Feb 1976.
6 16 Advertisement. Letter from William Birenbaum in Staten Island Advance ad. Feb 23, 1976.
6 17 Advertisement. Statement by William Birenbaum in Staten Island Advance ad. Mar 19, 1976.
6 18 Statement. To the SICC Community re: the future of SICC. Mar 17, 1976.
6 19 Conference Paper. “The Dean of Students is Called Edsel.”Snowmass Institute for Advanced Management Studies. Jul 18, 1976.
6 20 Speech. Something for Everybody is Not Enough. The City Club, Cleveland, Ohio. Jan 28, 1977.
6 21 Speech. Choice in a World of Change. Memorial Lectureship and Inauguration. Idaho State University. Apr 12, 1977.
6 22 Statement. “The Renewal of Antioch’s Vulnerability.” May 22, 1977.
6 23 Draft. “Cats on a Very Hot Tin Roof.” 1977?
6 24 Article. “Antioch in Fiscal Limbo.” Xenia Daily Gazette. Sept 19, 1977.
6 25 Report. “The Shape of Content at Antioch.” Jun 1978.
6 26 Speech. “Between Self and System.” Convocation on Ministry in Higher Education. May 15-16, 1978.
6 27 Letter to the Editor. “Classroom ‘Invasion.’ The New York Times. Jun 9, 1978.
6 28 Essay. “I Slept in Horace Mann’s Bed Last Night. Jun 14, 1978.
6 29 Speech. Strategies for Survival. The 1978 National Forum & Annual Meeting. College Entrance Examination Board. Oct 30, 1978.
6 30 Letter to the Editor. “Reply to Bok.” Harvard Crimson. Apr 10, 1979.
6 31 Letter to the Editor. “Why Derek Bok is Wrong on Divestiture. The Boston Globe. Apr 23, 1979.
6 32 Statement. “To the Special Meeting of the Trustees and Officers of the University in Executive Session.” May 1, 1979.
6 33 Testimony and statement. “Forward to the Basics.” For presentation to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Jun 7, 1979.
6 34 Letter to the Editor. “Is Innovation No Longer Violable?” The Wall Street Journal. Aug 20, 1979.
6 35 Article. “Forward to the Basics.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dec 3, 1979.
6 36 Article. “When are you Chief Executives Going to Lead?” Chief Executive magazine. Spring 1980.
6 37 Memo. “We Are All Students. We Are All Teachers. To the Antioch College Community. Mar 9, 1981.
6 38 Draft. “Idealism and Materialism at Antioch College. May 19, 1981.
6 39 Draft. “What Should Higher Education Do in Reaction to the National Goal of Economic Revitalization?” American Council on Education annual meeting. Oct 15, 1981.
6 40 Speech/memo(?). Moses, Martyrdom and Waiting for the Messiah.” Jun 25, 1982.
6 41 Speech/memo(?). Our Human Energy Crisis. Oct 1982.
6 42 Essay. “Management: A Liberal Art.” Oct 1982.
6 43 Report. The President’s Report. Dec 1982.
6 44 Draft. “The Practical Management of Antioch’s Theories.” A Report to the Board of Trustees. Feb 5, 1983.
6 45 Essay/speech (?). “Liberal Education and Academic Conservatism.” Oct 1983.
6 46 Essay. “Ethics, Technology, and Antioch.” Dec 21, 1983.
6 47 Interview. Conducted by Robert Breunig. Sept 23, 1984.
6 48 Essay. “The Excellence Trap: Liberal Education and Academic Conservatism.” Dec 1984.
6 49 Essay. “The Corporate/Collegiate Connection. Paradox in Paradise. Feb 1985.
6 50 Conference Paper. “Paradoxes in Paradise. American Education: A Report Card. Antioch College. Apr 18, 1985.
Series 3: Correspondence: This series consists of mostly professional correspondence dating from 1946 to 1989.
Box# Folder# Title
7 1 Correspondence, 1946; 1949; 1953; 1960
  7 2 Correspondence, 1964
7 3 Correspondence, 1966
7 4 Correspondence, Feb, 1967
7 5 Correspondence, Mar 1-19, 1967
7 6 Correspondence, Mar 20-31, 1967
7 7 Correspondence, Apr 1-15, 1967
7 8 Correspondence, Apr 16-30, 1967
7 9 Correspondence, May-Dec., 1967
7 10 Correspondence, Mar-Jun 1968
7 11 Correspondence, July 1968
7 12 Correspondence, Aug 1968
7 13 Correspondence, Sep-Nov 1968
     
8 1 Correspondence, Jan-Mar, 1969
  8 2 Correspondence, Apr-Jun, 1969
  8 3 Correspondence, Jul-Dec, 1969
  8 4 Correspondence, 1970
  8 5 Correspondence, 1971
  8 6 Correspondence, Jan, 1972
  8 7 Correspondence, Feb, 1972
  8 8 Correspondence, Mar-Dec, 1972
  8 9 Correspondence, 1973
  8 10 Correspondence, 1974
  8 11 Correspondence, 1975
       
  9 1 Correspondence, Mar-Apr 15, 1976
  9 2 Correspondence, Apr 16-30, 1976
  9 3 Correspondence, May-Aug., 1976
  9 4 Correspondence, 1977
  9 5 Correspondence, 1978; 1979
  9 6 Correspondence, 1980.
  9 7 Correspondence, 1981.
  9 8 Correspondence, 1982; 1983.
  9 9 Correspondence, 1984.
  9 10 Correspondence, 1985.
  9 11 Correspondence, 1986.
  9 12 Correspondence, 1987.
  9 13 Correspondence, 1988.
  9 14 Correspondence, 1989.
Series 4: Subject Files
Subseries A: National Student Association
While at the University of Chicago, William Birenbaum helped found the National Student Association, and was active in its growth and development for many years.
Box# Folder# Title
  10 1 International Representatives Report. 1948.
  10 2 Report on National Student Association Conference. Collegiate Magazine. 1948.
  10 3 Report on National Student Association Conference. School and Society. 1948.
  10 4 National Student Association Book; Research Material, 1947-1952
  10 5 News clippings. 1948-53.
  10 6 Legal Case. 1969
  10 7 Article: Segregation and the Abuse of Due Process on the American Campus: Whose Law and Order? Eduthink, 1969
10 8 50th Anniversary Commemorative Anthology Project. Correspondence. 1997.
10 9 50th Anniversary Commemorative Anthology Project. Celebration. Mar. 8, 1997.
10 10 50th Anniversary Commemorative Anthology Project. Book Chapter. Birenbaum, “From the University of Chicago to Prague’s Polytech.” 1997.
Subseries B: Salzburg (Austria). American Studies Seminar.
Box# Folder# Title
10 10 Salzburg (Austria). American Studies Seminar. Jul 1965.
10 11 Salzburg (Austria). American Studies Seminar. Aug-Sept 1976.
Subseries C: Alpbach (Austria) European Forum.
Box# Folder# Title
10 12 Alpbach (Austria) European Forum. Correspondence. Aug-Sep 1965.
10 13 Alpbach (Austria) European Form. Photographs. 1965.
10 14 Alpbach (Austria) Printed Materials. Aug-Sep, 1965.
Subseries D: Long Island University
William Birenbaum served as Vice President and Provost of Long Island University from 1964 to 1967. His tenure received significant media attention, especially in light of his conflicts with the school’s chancellor. Several folders of articles relating to this controversy are arranged in chronological order in Series 7, news clippings.
Box# Folder# Title
10 15 Correspondence. Reactions to Birenbaum Memorandum,1967.
10 16 Correspondence. Mary Lae to Pell, Nov, 1967
10 17 Testimony. NYS Committee on Higher Education,1967.
10 18 Press Releases. Long Island University, Mar-May, 1967.
10 19 Special Interim Report on the Joint Legislative Committee on Higher Education (NYS), Nov 30, 1967.
10 20 Board of Trustees Lawsuit, 1968.
10 21 Student Protest Materials, 1967-68.
10 22 “College and University Government: Long Island University.” AAUP Bulletin, Spring 1971, pp. 58-67.
10 23 Ridgeway, James. The Closed Corporation: American Universities in Crisis. New York: Random House, 1970, pp. 204-212.
Subseries E: Education Committee, American Jewish Congress
Box# Folder# Title
11 1 Statement in Support of Bundy Proposals, Feb 21, 1968.
11 2 Correspondence, 1968
11 3 Press Releases, 1968;1969
Subseries F: The Education Affiliate
At the request of Senator Robert Kennedy, William Birenbaum led the Education Affiliate in an attempt to expand higher education to previously disenfranchised groups and to rebuild inner city neighborhoods. This series includes reports, correspondence, press releases and news clippings.
Box# Folder# Title
11 4 The Education Affiliate. E. Clinchy. “A College for
Bedford- Stuyvesant.” 1967?
11 5 The Education Affiliate. Prospectus, Draft. May 1967.
11 6 The Education Affiliate. Prospectus, Draft. Nov 27, 1967.
11 7 The Education Affiliate. Prospectus. 1967?
11 8 The Education Affiliate. Position Paper. Dec 15, 1967.
11 9 The Education Affiliate. Correspondence. 1967.
11 10 The Education Affiliate. Booklet. “Campus in the City.”
1968.
11 11 The Education Affiliate. Budget. 1968.
11 12 The Education Affiliate Draft. “Advocacy, Research, Training and Consultation Center.” May 1968.
11 13 The Education Affiliate. Resume. May 17, 1968.
11 14 The Education Affiliate. Report. “The Kennedy Program in Bedford-Stuyvesant…” Oct 1968.
11 15 The Education Affiliate. Correspondence. 1968.
11 16 The Education Affiliate. “A College in the City.” 1969.
11 17 The Education Affiliate. Correspondence. 1969.
11 18 The Education Affiliate. Conference Program. “Campus in the City.” 1969.
11 19 The Education Affiliate. Press Releases. 1968; 1969.
11 20 The Education Affiliate. News Clippings. 1967-1969.
Subseries G: Horace Kallen
While working at the New School, William Birenbaum established a life-long friendship with noted philosopher Horace Kallen. This series includes a good deal of personal correspondence, as well as several articles and speeches by Kallen.
Box# Folder# Title
12 1 Article. Kallen, “Toward a Philosophy of Adult Education.” 1967.
12 2 Correspondence, 1967-68.
12 3 Lecture. Kallen, “Black Power, White Power, and Education.” 1969.
12 4 Correspondence, 1969.
12 5 Correspondence, 1970.
12 6 Essay. Kallen, “Shapley, Velikovsky and the Scientific Spirit.” Jun. 1970.
12 7 Correspondence, 1971.
12 8 Correspondence, 1972.
12 9 Horace Kallen B’nai B’rith Symposium. Nov. 1972
12 10 Correspondence, 1973.
12 11 Correspondence, 1974; n.d.
12 12 Correspondence. Harriet B. Gaines (née Kallen) 1973-75.
12 13 Article. “A Conversation with Horace Kallen” in Reconstructionist, Nov. 1975.
12 14 Correspondence. Rachel Kallen, 1975-76.
12 15 Horace Kallen Memorial Symposium, Feb 1976.
12 16 News clippings, 1970; 1976.
Subseries H: Staten Island Community College
William Birenbaum served as President of Staten Island Community College from 1968 to 1976, a period which saw the publication of his two books and a visit to China with students, faculty and administrators. This series also includes official press releases and photographs of various school events and guest speakers.
Box# Folder# Title
13 1 Press Releases. 1968-1976.
13 2 Klagenfurt (Austria) University Project. 1969.
13 3 Invitation. Inauguration. Sep. 30, 1969.
13 4 Legal Case. Student Newspaper Complaint. 1969;1973.
13 5 Case Study. “Tell It Like It Is”…The Staten Island Experience in an “Overlive” Society. Jan. 30, 1970. American Council on Education Case Study., by Charles F. Fisher
13 6 SICC student profiles, correspondence, 1972-1973
13 7 China Study Tour. Correspondence, 1973
13 8 China Study Tour. Itinerary, 1973.
13 9 China Study Tour. Ford Foundation Grant, 1973-76.
13 10 China Study Tour. Book Proposal, 1973
13 11 China Study Tour. Notes, 1973.
13 12 China Study Tour. Student Roster, 1973.
13 13 China Study Tour. Analysis of Students, 1973.
13 14 China Study Tour. Student Papers, A-G, 1973-74.
13 15 China Study Tour. Student Papers, H-M, 1973-74.
13 16 China Study Tour. Student Papers, N-R, 1973-74.
13 17 China Study Tour. Financial, 1973.
13 18 China Study Tour. Study Materials, 1973.
13 19 China Study Tour. News clippings, 1973.
13 20 New Delhi, India Tour. Aug, 1973.
13 21 Booklet. Commencement Remarks, Jun 27, 1976.
13 22 China Study Tour. Photographs, 1973.
13 23 Photographs. Roy Innis Book Talk, Nov 1973.
13 24 Photographs. William Shockley Lecture, 1973.
13 25 Photographs. 1973-76; n.d
13 26 Photographs. Publicity for Overdrive.
Subseries I: Antioch College Presidency
William Birenbaum was President of Antioch College from 1976 to 1985.
Box# Folder# Title
  14 1 Board of Trustees, Reports Correspondence, 1975-1980.
  14 2 Press Releases, 1977.
  14 3 President’s Reports, 1978; 1982-84.
  14 4 President’s Reports, 1977-85.
  14 5 Press Releases, Jan.-Jun. 1978.
  14 6 Press Releases, Oct.-Dec. 1978.
  14 7 Antioch calendar, 1982

Series 5: Scrapbook material:
This series includes scrapbooks containing event programs in which William Birenbaum is mentioned as being a speaker or participating in some significant way.

Box# Folder# Title
  14 8 Scrapbook material. Programs, 1958-1959.
  14 8 Scrapbook material. Programs, 1960; 1962.
  14 10 Scrapbook material. Programs, 1965-1968.
  14 11 Scrapbook material. Programs, 1969-1970.
Series 6: Photographs
This series contains an undated photograph of William Birenbaum, presumed to be from 1957, and two other dating from the 1970s. Additional photographs are filed under the subject file Staten Island Community College (Series 4/ Subseries H.) Digitized images can be found in the Digital Collections of the Archives and Special Collections.
  Box# Folder# Title
  14 12 Photograph, 1957
  14 13 Photographs, 1977, 1970s?
Series 7: News clippings
This series consists of newspaper or magazine articles in which William Birenbaum is mentioned.
  Box# Folder# Title
  15 1 News clippings, 1946
  15 2 News clippings, 1947
  15 3 News clippings, 1948
  15 4 News clippings, 1949
  15 5 News clippings, 1950
  15 6 News clippings, 1951
  15 7 News clippings, 1952
  15 8 News clippings, 1953
  15 9 News clippings, 1954
  15 10 News clippings, 1955
  15 11 News clippings, 1956
  15 12 News clippings, 1957
  15 13 News clippings, 1958
  15 14 News clippings, 1959
  15 15 News clippings, 1960
  15 16 News clippings, 1961 (1 of 2)
  15 17 News clippings, 1961 (2 of 2)
       
  16 1 News clippings, 1962
  16 2 News clippings, 1963
  16 3 News clippings, 1964
  16 4 News clippings, 1965
  16 5 News clippings, 1966
  16 6 News clippings, First International Writers’ Conference, 1966 (1 of 2)
  16 7 News clippings, First International Writers’ Conference, 1966 (2 of 2)
  16 8 News clippings, 1967 (1 of 3)
  16 9 News clippings, 1967 (2 of 3)
  16 10 News clippings, 1967 (3 of 3)
  16 11 News clippings, LIU strike, 1967
  16 12 News clippings re: LIU controversy, March 1967 (1 of 2)
  16 13 News clippings re: LIU controversy, March 1967 (2 of 2)
       
  17 1 News clippings re: LIU controversy, April 1967 (1 of 2)
  17 2 News clippings re: LIU controversy, April 1967 (1 of 2)
  17 3 News clippings re: LIU controversy, April-May 1967 (1 of 2)
  17 4 News clippings re: LIU controversy, April-May 1967 (1 of 2)
  17 5 News clippings, 1968 (1 of 3)
  17 6 News clippings, 1968 (2 of 3)
  17 7 News clippings, 1968 (3 of 3)
       
  18 1 News clippings, 1969 (1 of 4)
  18 2 News clippings, 1969 (2 of 4)
  18 3 News clippings, 1969 (3 of 4)
  18 4 News clippings, 1969 (4 of 4)
  18 5 News clippings, 1970
  18 6 News clippings, 1971
  18 7 News clippings, 1972 (1 of 2)
  18 8 News clippings, 1972 (2 of 2)
       
  19 1 News clippings, 1973
  19 2 News clippings on SICC trip to China, 1973
  19 3 News clippings, 1974
  19 4 News clippings, 1975
  19 5 News clippings, 1976 (1 of 2)
  19 6 News clippings, 1976 (2 of 2)
  19 7 News clippings, 1977
  19 8 News clippings, 1978
  19 9 News clippings, 1979
  19 10 News clippings, 1980
  19 11 News clippings, 1982
  19 12 News clippings, 1983
  19 13 News clippings, 1984
  19 14 News clippings, 1985
Series 8: Printed Materials
  Box# Folder# Title
  20 1 Booklet. Conference on Student Life, ed. Birenbaum, June 1954.
  20 2 Booklet. Graduate Comment, ed. Birenbaum, 1959.
  20 3 Booklet. Graduate Comment, ed. Birenbaum, 1960
  20 4 Booklet. Graduate Comment, ed. Birenbaum, 1961
  20 5 Booklet. Graduate Comment, 1962
  20 6 Magazine. The Real Detroit, 1963
  20 7 Booklet. Campus in the City, 1968
  20 8 Flyer. Students as Niggers, 1968
  20 9 Booklet. A College in the City, 2nd printing, 1969
  20 10 Magazine. Abraxas, 196_9(?)
  20 11 Booklet. Birenbaum Inauguration, 1969
  20 12 Magazine. Saturday Review, Jan 15, 1972
  20 13 Pamphlet. Faculty/Staff Memo, Mar 1972
  20 14 Pamphlet. Faculty/Staff Memo, Feb-Mar 1973
  20 15 Journal. New Directions for Community Colleges. Special Issue edited by Birenbaum, 1974
  20 16 Pamphlet. Birenbaum Commencement Remarks, 1976
  20 17 Pamphlet. Antioch Notes, Mar 1977
  20 18 Pamphlet. Antioch Notes, May 1977
  20 19 Pamphlet. Antioch Notes, Fall/Winter 1984-1985
  20 20 Pamphlet. Antioch Notes, 1984
  20 21 Yearbook. Wahawk: West Waterloo High School, 1940.
  20 22 Yearbook. Echo-Midway, U. of Chicago, 1951
       
  21 1 Yearbook. Cap & Gown, U. of Chicago, 1953
  21 2 Yearbook. Cap & Gown, U. of Chicago, 1954
  21 3 Yearbook. Cap & Gown, U. of Chicago, 1955
  21 4 Yearbook. Sound, L.I.U., 1966
  21 5 Yearbook. Sound, L.I.U., 1967
       
  22 Oversize Poster advertising William Birenbaum’s visit to Cornell University, Feb 4-6, 1968(?)
Series 9: Special Handling Because of Format
  Box# Folder# Title
  23 1 Hacia Una Nueva Universidad; (Spanish translation of Something for Everybody is Not Enough), 1972
  23 2 Five lapel pins
  23 3 Audio reel- Speech at City Club, 1/28/1977
  23 4 Scrapbook, 1953-1956

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