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University Planning Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-16-040
In January 1967, Provost and Vice President William Bevan recommended to President Milton Eisenhower the formation of a planning committee. President Eisenhower concurred with the recommendation and appointed the University Planning Committee, with Bevan as chairman. The committee analyzed the needs of both the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University. The records of the University Planning Committee consist of reports dating from July 1969 through July 1970. These reports concern planning for the years from 1970 to 1980 for all divisions of the University.

Dates

  • 1969 July-1970 July

Creator

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All collections are closed except to office of origin or original owner until processed. University records are closed for 25 years from the point of creation.

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Extent

0.19 Cubic Feet (1 letter half-size document box)

Biographical / Historical

In January 1967, Provost and Vice President William Bevan recommended to President Milton Eisenhower the formation of a planning committee. President Eisenhower concurred with the recommendation and appointed the University Planning Committee, with Bevan as chairman. The Committee began meeting in the spring and consisted of: H. Paul Blaisdell, secretary, Wayne Anderson, Timothy D. Baker, Harry L. Chant, Gerald P. Burns, Herbert Dinerstein, John Hume, Ross Jones, Allyn Kimball, Richard Mumma, George Owen, Bruce Partridge, David E. Price, David E. Rogers, Raymond Seltser, Ernest Stebbins, Paul Talalay, Thomas B. Turner, Francis O. Wilcox, and Ronald Wolk. Each of the divisions of the university and the hospital was represented by at least one member on the committee. The Committee's work was intended to support "a massive capital campaign in connection with the University centennial year in 1976." Lincoln Gordon became president of the University in July 1967 and asked a question which was important in guiding the proceedings of the committee: "What might Johns Hopkins do in the last third of the twentieth century that would compare with its contributions to society in the last half of the nineteenth century?" The committee analyzed the needs of both the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University. Some of the proposals made were: the establishment of new programs in comprehensive clinical services, rehabilitation and community counselling; maintenance and renovation of existing buildings; construction of a university chapel, a cultural and educational center and a student union; establishment of research centers in experimental education, behavioral biology, health sciences and the Chesapeake Bay; establishment of an experimental design laboratory and a center for biometric documentation and evaluation; institution of a system to connect campuses for transmission of video and digital data; and introduction of a course in medicine and society for both the Homewood campus and the Medical School. A final report was made and submitted to the President by William Bevan and John P. Young on July 7, 1969.

Scope and Contents

The records of the University Planning Committee consist of reports dating from July 1969 through July 1970. These reports concern planning for the years from 1970 to 1980 for all divisions of the University. There is also one general report made by the chairman of the committee, William Bevan. The reports discuss the needs which were to be met through the University's "Hopkins Hundreds" fundraising program, named in honor of the University's centennial celebration, observed in 1976.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred by Dr. Ferdinand Hamburger, Director of Centennial Planning.

Accruals

Accession Number: 77.33

Processing Information

Processed by Aravinda Pillalamarri.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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