Guide to the Paul Ward (1911-2005) Papers
RG 2.1.5

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Ward, Paul L., 1911-2005
Title
Paul Ward Papers
ID
RG 2.1.5
Date [inclusive]
1958-1965
Extent
1.0 linear feet 1 record carton
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives August 2003

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid entered in Archivists' Toolkit by Elijah Black June 2012

Terms of Use

The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Acquisition note

The provenance of the collection is unknown.

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Historical note

Dr. Ward graduated from Deerfield Academy and Amherst College and took both his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. From 1935 to 1938 he was a member of Harvard’s Society of Fellows. During World War II, Dr. Ward served with the Office of Strategic Services and the Department of State. From 1946 to 1948 he was engaged in educational work in China and served at Huachung University in Wuchang. Dr. Ward also taught at Harvard, Radcliffe, Russell Sage, and Colby. Dr. Ward came to Sarah Lawrence College in 1960 from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he was professor of history and head of the History Department. While there, he won recognition for the part he played in the development of the liberal education program at Carnegie Tech and for helping initiate the Advancement Placement Program in Pittsburgh high schools.

While President of Sarah Lawrence College, Dr. Ward received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Amherst College and the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Bard College. He was a Fellow and Board Member of the Society for Religion in Higher Education and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Historical Association, the Mediaeval Academy of America, the Century Association, the American Association of University Professors, New York State Coordination Council on Foreign Area Studies, and the New York State Selection Committee for Fulbright Student Awards. From 1961-1965 he was a member of the Commission on International Understanding of the Association of American Colleges. He was also a trustee of the Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY.

He is the author of A Style of History for Beginners, published by the Service Center for Teachers of History of the American Historical Association, and co-editor of William Lambarde’s Archeion.

Dr. Ward was married to Catharine Frazee Wakefield and together they had four children.

Dr. Ward resigned his presidency at Sarah Lawrence College in January 1965 to take a position as Executive Secretary of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C. The Board of Trustees of Sarah Lawrence College appointed Mrs. Esther Raushenbush as President of the College to succeed Dr. Ward on July 1, 1965.

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Scope and Contents note

The Paul Ward Papers include forty folders arranged alphabetically by subject heading. The collection consists of papers created and collected during Paul Ward’s term as president of Sarah Lawrence College with exception of a limited number of correspondences prior to his term. Other correspondence includes communications with faculty and other members of the administration, members of the board of trustees, and the neighboring community. The papers also include press clippings, speeches, programs, and planning information about President Ward’s inauguration. Of particular note are two folders of letters and memos between President Harold Taylor, the faculty, the Committee on Academic Freedom, President Ward, and others concerning the National Defense Education Fund and the college’s stance on excepting funds under condition of a loyalty oath and disclaimer affidavit. This collections also includes texts of speeches, talks, and papers delivered prior to and during his tenure

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Sarah Lawrence College. Board of Trustees.
  • Sarah Lawrence College.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982
  • Raushenbush, Esther
  • Taylor, Harold, 1914-1993

Subject(s)

  • NDEA National Institute for Advanced Study in Teaching Disadvantaged Youth (U.S.)

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Collection Inventory

CartonFolder

Academic Freedom 1961-1966 

11

American Civil Liberties Union 1960-1964 

12

Appointment 1960, 1962 

13

Center for Continuing Education 1961-1962 

14

Christmas Cards n.d., 1960-1963 

14a

Convocation 1960-1961 

15
Carton

Correspondence - Alumni 1961 

1
CartonFolder

Correspondence - Thomas Bergin 1960-1961 

15.5

Correspondence – Marjorie Downing 1964 

RESTRICTED

Contains restricted materials.

16
Carton

Correspondence - Faculty and Staff 1960, 1962-1963 

1
CartonFolder

Correspondence – Glen Washington Road 1962 

17

Correspondence – Helen Merrell Lynd 1961-1965 

18

Correspondence – Lecturers on Campus 1962-1963 

19

Correspondence - Letter to The Campus re: Parents Day ca. 1964 

19.5

Correspondence – Miscellaneous Off-Campus Communications 1958-1964 

110
CartonCarton

Correspondence – Miscellaneous On-Campus Communications 1961-1965 

111
CartonFolder

Correspondence – Music 1962-1964 

112

Correspondence – Neighbors 1961-1965 

113

Correspondence – Richard L. Ottinger 1965 

114
Carton

Correspondence - Parents 1963 

1
CartonFolder

Correspondence – Peace Corps 1964-1965 

115

Correspondence – Esther Raushenbush 1960-1964 

116
Carton

Correspondence - Students 1960, 1962 

1
CartonFolder

Correspondence – Tom Stauffer, Consulting Psychiatrist 1964 

117

Correspondence – Trustees 1960-1964 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Sarah Lawrence College. Board of Trustees.
118

Danforth Foundation Workshop June 18-July 7, 1962 

119

Educational Reviewer, Inc. Survey of Politics and Religions Attitudes 1963 

120

Events – Sheckman (Mona Bronfman) Lecture Series 1961-1965 

121

Finances – Entertainment 1960 

122
Carton

Finances - Report 1961 

1
CartonFolder

Hamilton College Advisory Committee 1964 

123

Historians and Social Scientists Meeting February 8, 1964 

124

Inauguration – Invitations, Programs Tickets, 1961 

125

Inauguration – Press Releases, News Clippings 1961 

126

Inauguration – Speeches: Ward, Bixler, Swinford 1961 

127

Inauguration – Georgian Press 1961 

128

Inauguration – Planning Committee 1961 

129

Miscellaneous 1960-1961 

130

National Defense Education Act 1959-1962 

131

National Defense Education Act 1962-1963 

132

President’s Report 1961 

133

President’s Report to Trustees 1962 

134

President’s Report to Trustees 1962 

135

President’s Report to Trustees 1963 

136

President’s Reports 1963, 1964 

137

Resignation 1965 

138

Surveys for External Organizations 1960-1964 

138a

Talks, Speeches, & Papers Given 1950s 

139

Talks, Speeches, & Papers Given 1960-1962 

140

Talks, Speeches, & Papers Given 1963-1965 

141

Testimonial Symposium and Dinner 1965 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982
  • Raushenbush, Esther
  • Ward, Paul L., 1911-2005
142