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Records of the City College (New York, N.Y.), Department of Romance Languages Investigating Committee

 Collection
Identifier: I-98

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a photocopy of the stenographic transcripts of the hearings conducted by the Committee of the General Faculty to Investigate Charges of Members of Department of Romance Languages on October 4, 18, and 24, 1945, to investigate alleged discriminatory practices of Prof. William E. Knickerbocker, chairman of the department in the 1930's and 1940's, towards Prof. Elliot H. Polinger.

Included are correspondence pertaining to the hearing, depositions, and statements by principals involved, and other related materials. Also contains a pamphlet entitled Part II of Facts in the case against Prof. William E. Knickerbocker by Ephraim Cross, published in 1951.

Dates

  • 1938-1945

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Extent

1 Manuscript Boxes

.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains a photocopy of the stenographic transcripts of the hearings conducted by the Committee of the General Faculty to Investigate Charges of Members of Department of Romance Languages on October 4, 18, and 24, 1945. The hearings aimed to investigate alleged discriminatory practices of Prof. William E. Knickerbocker, chairman of the department in the 1930's and 1940's, towards Prof. Elliot H. Polinger.
Title
Guide to the Records of the City College (New York, N.Y.), Department of Romance Languages Investigating Committee, 1938-1945 I-98
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 2021: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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