Upsala College Professor David F. Barry papers, 1963-2008
Upsala College Professor David F. Barry papers
1963-1996, 2008 (bulk 1994-1995)
4 boxes (1.75 linear feet)
Barry, David F.
Upsala College (East Orange, N.J.)
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Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
David F. Barry was a professor of history at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey from 1966 to the closing of the College in 1995. Barry also held many administrative appointments at the College. The papers largely consist of minutes from faculty meetings from 1963-1994. Also contains substantial information on the college’s financial crisis and eventual closing in 1995.
RIGHTS AND ACCESS
Conditions Governing Access:
Collection is open for research.
Reproduction and Use:
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the Swenson Center and the copyright holder.
[item identification], in MSS P:317 Upsala College Professor David F. Barry papers, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of David F. Barry in 2000.
Additional folders received in 2010.
I/O:58 Upsala College (East Orange, N.J.) records
Correspondence between David F. Barry and Swenson Center volunteer processor Bob Pearson (Upsala College class of 1958) available in collection notes, request to see files. Correspondence includes Barry’s commentary on some materials in the collection.
Processed by Christina Johansson, 2003. Finding Aid updated by Lisa Huntsha, 2018.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
David F. Barry was a professor of history at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey from 1966 to the closing of the college in 1995. He earned his BSS in English and Social Sciences at Fairfield University in Connecticut in 1957, MA in History from New York University in 1962, and ABD in History also from New York University in 1966.
Among Barry’s many administrative appointments at Upsala College, he served as the faculty representative to the Board of Trustees during several periods and as the chair of the Faculty Section of the Liaison Committee. He was a critic of two College presidents and the Board of Trustees from the mid-1970s through the closing of the College.
Scope and Content:
The papers largely consist of minutes from faculty meetings from 1963-1994. Also contains substantial information on the college’s financial crisis and eventual closing in 1995, including meeting notes, correspondence, an IRS document, and newspaper clippings. The collection also includes correspondence, personal reflections, and other materials saved by David Barry.
System of Arrangement:
Arranged in the following series:
Series I. Faculty Meeting Minutes contains agendas and meeting minutes for faculty meetings (name changed to Academic Assembly in 1974), also the occasional Social Science Division agendas and minutes, from 1963-1995.
Series II. Financial Crisis and College Closure contains agendas and minutes of two Academic Assembly meetings in 1994 relating to the financial crisis; handwritten notes of meetings of the Faculty Section of the college Liaison Committee; papers relating to meetings of the Faculty Section with the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees; memos with members of the cabinet including Provost Funk, Treasurer Izquierdo, President Karsten, and President DeLomba; minutes of meetings of Upsala’s AAUP chapter; and correspondence with President Karsten where he demands the names of those who voted to request his resignation. Also contains the college’s 1991-1992 IRS “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax” which includes salaries of college officers and information on an operating deficit. Also includes newspaper clippings related to the crisis from Star-Ledger, New York Times, and Bergen Record. All materials from 1993-1995.
Series III. Correspondence and Other Materials contains correspondence relating to Barry’s role as faculty liaison; the 1990 NCAA basketball scandal; a curriculum reduction plan in 1988; a 1988 report on the state of the college; Barry’s research into the history of the name Upsala College; clippings related to 1969 protests; a Marxist-Leninist student publication; legal documents regarding the college borrowing from the Calman estate; and Barry’s personal reflections on time at the college. All material from 1977-1995, and 2008.
Series I. Faculty Meeting Minutes
1. 1963-1964, includes 1964 policy on Honorary Degrees
2. 1965-1966, includes special meeting praising President Fjellman’s election
6. 1969-1970, proposed change to Honorary Degree policy
12. 1974-1975 (continued)
Series II. Financial Crisis and College Closure
1. Memos, meetings, etc., 1993-August 1994
2. Memos, meetings, etc., August-December 1994
3. Memos, meetings, etc., 1995
4. Newspaper clippings (originals and photocopies) in Star-Ledger, New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Bergen Record, 1994-1996
5. Memos and letters from Karsten, Barry, and Faculty Section of the Liaison Committee; newspaper clippings (originals and photocopies) in Star-Ledger, Bergen Record, and New York Times, 1993-1994
Series III. Correspondence and Other Materials
1. Correspondence and papers relating to Barry’s role as faculty liaison, 1977-1995
2. NCAA basketball scandal of 1990; Dean Titus’s curriculum reduction plan 1988; Spellmann & Associates, Inc. Report on Upsala College 1988; personal recollections of Barry 1988-2008
3. Historical data on the naming of Upsala College, conflicting reports, 1991-1992
4. Newspaper clippings regarding 1969 protests; copy of 1971 “Upsala Student” issue No. 4 published by the Upsala Student Movement (Marxist-Leninist); 1969, 1971
5. Alvin R. Calman trust, regarding the college’ application to the court for a loan from this estate, 1992-1993