Guide to the University Provost Payson S. Wild, General Files

Collection Title: University Provost Payson S. Wild, General Files
Dates: 1949-1974
Identification: 5/1
Creator: Wild, Payson Sibley, 1905-1998
Extent: 20 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the original manuscript chapters of Northwestern University - A History and to the folder "Personal (P. S. Wild)" is by written permission of Payson S. Wild or the University provost until May 12, 1981. Access to the remaining materials in this series is by written permission of Payson S. Wild or the University Provost until May 12, 1986.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Mr. Wild, a distinguished scholar and academic administrator, served as vice president and dean of faculties at Northwestern from 1949 to 1969 and provost from 1969 to 1973. Mr. Wild came to Northwestern from Harvard University where he was professor of government and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. During his 13-year career at Harvard, Mr. Wild earned a reputation as a leading scholar of international relations. One of Harvard's most popular lecturers, he taught courses in international law, world politics and problems of contemporary international law. Two of his Harvard students during the 1930s were two Kennedy brothers Joseph, killed in World War II, and Jack, who became President.

While at Harvard, he also was a staff member of the US. Naval College as an associate for international law. He was the author of numerous books and articles on international law, foreign policy and political science. He began his academic career at Harvard as a graduate student instructor in government in 1929. He earned a master's degree (1927) and Ph.D. degree (1931) from Harvard, both in government, after receiving an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin (1926). He received honorary degrees from Lawrence College and Lake Forest College.

Scope and Content

Addition, Box 19

The Addition, which fills one box, comprises 13 folders of general flies and correspondence of University Provost Payson S. Wild, which date from 1949 through 1974. Included as well are nine folders concerning Northwestern University: A History 1850-1975, co-authored by Wild with Harold F. Williamson (1976). These Latter files, all of which date from 1974, include notes and files used by Wild in preparation of the book and four folders of copies of manuscripts of the text.

Addition, Box 20

The addition includes copies of correspondence between Wild and John F. Kennedy (the originals are in the John F. Kennedy Library), and letters between Wild and various correspondents concerning Kennedy and the Kennedy Library; invitations to the inaugural ceremonies of Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson; a privately printed commemorative volume, edited by John F. Kennedy, the subject of which is his older brother, Joseph; and copies of some of Kennedy's class materials from a course he took from Wild at Harvard. In addition, there is Wilds' 1926 BA thesis from University of Wisconsin.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--History

Personal Name

Wild, Payson Sibley, 1905-1998


Container List / Contents

  • Addition 1, 1958-1976
      Processor:  Patricia Cloud, May 14, 1987 Separated Materials:  None Conditions Governing Access:  None. Acquisition Information:  These papers donated by Payson S. Wild, were accessioned by the Northwestern University Archives in 1974 as Accession #74-73. Description of the addition:  The Addition, which fills one box, comprises 13 folders of general flies and correspondence of University Provost Payson S. Wild, which date from 1949 through 1974. Included as well are nine folders concerning Northwestern University: A History 1850-1975, co-authored by Wild with Harold F. Williamson (1976). These Latter files, all of which date from 1974, include notes and files used by Wild in preparation of the book and four folders of copies of manuscripts of the text.
    • Vitae, 1973Box 19, Folder 1
    • Correspondence, 1958-72Box 19, Folder 2
    • Administrative Planning and Policies Committee, 1966Box 19, Folder 3
    • Administrative Planning and Policies Committee, Minutes, 1973-1974Box 19, Folder 4
    • Faculty Salaries, 1949-1973Box 19, Folder 5
    • General Faculty Committee, Departmental Reports, 1949-50Box 19, Folder 6
    • Hanna Gray Interview, 1974Box 19, Folder 7
    • Institute of Hospital Affairs, Proposal, 1952Box 19, Folder 8
    • Office of Planning and Development, 1964Box 19, Folder 9
    • Reports to the President, 1949-73Box 19, Folder 10
    • Staff meeting minutes, 1973-74Box 19, Folder 11
    • Staff meeting minutes, 1974Box 19, Folder 12
    • University Centers, 1972-73Box 19, Folder 13
    • Northwestern University: A History (1976)
      • Alumni Association, 1974Box 19, Folder 14
      • Hospital Administration, 1974Box 19, Folder 15
      • Lists of Officers, 1974Box 19, Folder 16
      • Roscoe Miller files, report, 1974?Box 19, Folder 17
      • University Colors, 1974Box 19, Folder 18
      • Northwestern University: A History (manuscript), 1974Box 19, Folder 19
      • Northwestern University: A History (manuscript), 1974Box 19, Folder 20
      • Northwestern University: A History (manuscript), 1974Box 19, Folder 21
      • Northwestern University: A History (manuscript), 1974Box 19, Folder 22
  • Addition 2, 1949-1974
      Processor:  Patricia Cloud, May 20, 1986 Conditions Governing Access:  None. Acquisition Information:  Deposited with the Northwestern University Archives, April 8, 1986, as Accession #86-52, by Payson S. Wild. Description of the addition:  The addition includes copies of correspondence between Wild and John F. Kennedy (the originals are in the John F. Kennedy Library), and letters between Wild and various correspondents concerning Kennedy and the Kennedy Library; invitations to the inaugural ceremonies of Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson; a privately printed commemorative volume, edited by John F. Kennedy, the subject of which is his older brother, Joseph; and copies of some of Kennedy's class materials from a course he took from Wild at Harvard. In addition, there is Wilds' 1926 BA thesis from University of Wisconsin.
    • Box 20, Folder 1
      • Payson S. Wild, TL (copy), 1957 July 3, Evanston, Illinois, to John F. Kennedy., July 3, 1957Box 20, Folder 1
      • James M. Burns TLS, 1959 June 9, Williamston, Massachusetts, to Payson S. Wild., June 9, 1959Box 20, Folder 1
      • Payson S. Wild, TL (copy) 1959 June 15, Evanston, Illinois, to James M. Burns., June 15, 1959Box 20, Folder 1
      • John F. Kennedy, TLS (photocopy), 1960 August 1, Washington, D.C., to Payson S. Wild., August 1, 1960Box 20, Folder 1
      • John F. Kennedy, TLS (photocopy), 1960 November 18, Washington, D.C., to Payson S. Wild., November 18, 1960Box 20, Folder 1
      • Payson S. Wild, TL (copy), 1961 January 24, /Evanston, Illinois/, to John F. Kennedy., January 24, 1961Box 20, Folder 1
      • John F. Kennedy, TLS (photocopy), 1961 February 6, Washington, D.C., to Payson S. Wild., February 6, 1961Box 20, Folder 1
      • Steven B. Spahn, ALS, Hanover, New Hampshire, to Payson S. Wild., n. d.Box 20, Folder 1
      • Payson S. Wild, TL (copy), 1961 April 11, Evanston, Illinois, to Steven B. Spahn., April 11, 1961Box 20, Folder 1
      • John F. Kennedy, TLS (photocopy), 1961 August 24, Washington, D.C., to Payson S. Wild., August 24, 1961Box 20, Folder 1
      • The White House, Invitation to reception for the President of the Supreme Council for the Armed forces of the Republic of the Sudan, (5 pieces), /1961 September 22/, Washington D.C., to Payson S. Wild., September 22, 1961Box 20, Folder 1
      • Pierre Salinger, TLS (photocopy), 1962 October 23, Washington, D.C., to Payson S. Wild., October 23, 1962Box 20, Folder 1
      • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, TLS (photocopy), 1969 February 25. /200 Park Avenue New York, New York/, to Payson S. Wild., February 25, 1969Box 20, Folder 1
      • John F. Stewart, Acting director, John F. Kennedy Library, ALS, 1971 April 1, Waltham, Massachusetts, to Payson S. Wild., April 1, 1971Box 20, Folder 1
      • Payson S. Wild, Deed of gift (copy), 1970 May 18, to James B. Rhoads, National Archives and Records Service., May 18, 1970Box 20, Folder 1
      • Dan H. Fenn, Jr. Director, John F. Kennedy Library, TLS, 1972 January 6, Waltham, Massachusetts to Payson S. Wild., January 6, 1972Box 20, Folder 1
      • Payson S. Wild, TL (copy), 1972 January 24, /Evanston, Illinois/, to Dan H. Fenn, Jr., January 24, 1972Box 20, Folder 1
      • Dan H. Fenn, Jr., TLS, 1972 January 31, Waltham, Massachusetts, to Payson S. Wild., January 31, 1972Box 20, Folder 1
      • Dan H. Fenn, Jr. TLS, 1972 July 21, Waltham, Massachusetts, to Payson S. Wild., July 21, 1972Box 20, Folder 1
      • McGeorge Bundy, New York, New York, to Payson S. Wild, May 20, 1968., May 20, 1968Box 20, Folder 1
    • Box 20, Folder 2
      • John F. Kennedy, Class materials from Harvard, /1938?/., 1938?Box 20, Folder 2
      • Payson S. Wild, Transcript at oral history interview concerning John F. Kennedy, 1968 November 25, Evanston, Illinois., November 25, 1968Box 20, Folder 2
      • Inaugural Committee, invitation to reception (19 pieces), /1960?/, Washington, D.C., to Payson S. Wild., 1960?Box 20, Folder 2
      • Inaugural Committee, Invitation to reception (2 pieces), /1964/, Washington, D.C., to Payson S. Wild., 1964Box 20, Folder 2
      • John F. Kennedy, ed., “As we remember Joe” (Cambridge, Mass. University Press, 1945) Privately printed, 75 pp., 1945Box 20, Folder 2
      • Wild, Payson S., Jr., "American diplomacy in the Caribbean as affected by trade, 1890-1915". Unpublished BA thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1926. 82pp. TS, bound., 1926Box 20, Folder 2
  • Academic FreedomBox 1, Folder 1
  • Administrative CouncilBox 1, Folder 2
  • Administrative Planning and Policies Committee - Minutes (1)Box 1, Folder 3
  • Administrative Planning and Policies Committee - Minutes (2)Box 1, Folder 4
  • Administrative Services, Dean of - C. W. ReileyBox 1, Folder 5
  • Admissions Committee and ReadmissionBox 1, Folder 6
  • Admissions OfficeBox 1, Folder 7
  • African American StudiesBox 1, Folder 8
  • African Study Program (1)Box 1, Folder 9
  • African Study Program (2)Box 1, Folder 10
  • Air Force R.O.T.C.Box 1, Folder 11
  • Alumni AssociationBox 1, Folder 12
  • American Association of University Professors (1)Box 1, Folder 13
  • American Association of University Professors (2)Box 2, Folder 1
  • American Association of University Professors - Reports on Salary DataBox 2, Folder 2
  • American Council on EducationBox 2, Folder 3
  • Anthropology, Department ofBox 2, Folder 4
  • Archives, Committee onBox 2, Folder 5
  • Art, Department ofBox 2, Folder 6
  • Associated Midwest UniversitiesBox 2, Folder 7
  • Associated Student GovernmentBox 2, Folder 8
  • Association of American UniversitiesBox 2, Folder 9
  • Astronomy, Department ofBox 2, Folder 10
  • Athletics, Department of (1)Box 3, Folder 1
  • Athletics, Department of (2)Box 3, Folder 2
  • Biological Sciences, Department ofBox 3, Folder 3
  • Bio-Medical Engineering CenterBox 3, Folder 4
  • Black StudentsBox 3, Folder 5
  • Booz, Allen and HamiltonBox 3, Folder 6
  • BudgetBox 3, Folder 7
  • Budget and Resources Advisory CommitteeBox 3, Folder 8
  • Business, School of (1)Box 3, Folder 9
  • Business, School of (2)Box 3, Folder 10
  • Business - Banking Research CenterBox 3, Folder 11
  • Business - Hospital AdministrationBox 3, Folder 12
  • Carnegie Corporation of New YorkBox 4, Folder 1
  • Carnegie Corporation, Education - Psychology GrantBox 4, Folder 2
  • Carnegie Corporation, Globalization ProgramBox 4, Folder 3
  • Carnegie Corporation, International Relations, Political ScienceBox 4, Folder 4
  • Carnegie Corporation, Political Science CurriculumBox 4, Folder 5
  • Carnegie Corporation, Teacher Education ConferenceBox 4, Folder 6
  • Carnegie Corporation, World HistoryBox 4, Folder 7
  • Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceBox 4, Folder 8
  • Centennial Celebration, 1951Box 4, Folder 9
  • Center for the Teaching ProfessionsBox 4, Folder 10
  • Chapel, UniversityBox 4, Folder 11
  • Chapin HallBox 4, Folder 12
  • Chemistry, Department ofBox 5, Folder 1
  • Chicago, University ofBox 5, Folder 2
  • Chicago Campus Faculty CommitteeBox 5, Folder 3
  • Classics, Department ofBox 5, Folder 4
  • College of Arts and SciencesBox 5, Folder 5
  • CommencementBox 5, Folder 6
  • Commonwealth FundBox 5, Folder 7
  • Communications, Committee onBox 5, Folder 8
  • ComplianceBox 5, Folder 9
  • Computing CenterBox 5, Folder 10
  • Council on Foreign Relations, ChicagoBox 5, Folder 11
  • Curriculum CenterBox 5, Folder 12
  • Curriculum and Teaching, Committee onBox 5, Folder 13
  • Cycles, Foundation for Study ofBox 5, Folder 14
  • Daily NorthwesternBox 6, Folder 1
  • Day Care CenterBox 6, Folder 2
  • Dean of University EventsBox 6, Folder 3
  • Deans CouncilBox 6, Folder 4
  • Deferred RushBox 6, Folder 5
  • Dental School (1)Box 6, Folder 6
  • Dental School (2)Box 6, Folder 7
  • Dental School (3)Box 6, Folder 8
  • Design and Development CenterBox 6, Folder 9
  • Development, Department ofBox 6, Folder 10
  • Discipline CommitteeBox 6, Folder 11
  • Division of Academic Year, Committee onBox 6, Folder 12
  • Eccles, Sir JohnBox 6, Folder 13
  • Economics, Department ofBox 7, Folder 1
  • Education, School of (1)Box 7, Folder 2
  • Education, School of (2)Box 7, Folder 3
  • Educational Policies (Faculty Committee)Box 7, Folder 4
  • English, Department ofBox 7, Folder 5
  • Environmental Sciences, Committee on (also, students)Box 7, Folder 6
  • Evening DivisionsBox 7, Folder 7
  • Faculty AchievementsBox 7, Folder 8
  • Faculty AssociatesBox 7, Folder 9
  • Faculty ClubBox 7, Folder 10
  • Faculty Committee on Educational PoliciesBox 7, Folder 11
  • Faculty Planning CommitteeBox 7, Folder 12
  • Financial Aid to Students Committee, etc.Box 7, Folder 13
  • Ford Foundation (1)Box 8, Folder 1
  • Ford Foundation (2)Box 8, Folder 2
  • Ford Foundation - Intersocietal, 1966Box 8, Folder 3
  • Ford Foundation - JournalismBox 8, Folder 4
  • Ford Foundation - Law SchoolBox 8, Folder 5
  • FoundationsBox 8, Folder 6
  • Fraternities and SororitiesBox 8, Folder 7
  • Freshman YearBox 8, Folder 8
  • Fulbright GrantsBox 8, Folder 9
  • General Education CommitteeBox 8, Folder 10
  • General Faculty CommitteeBox 8, Folder 11
  • Geography, Department ofBox 9, Folder 1
  • Geology, Department ofBox 9, Folder 2
  • German, Department ofBox 9, Folder 3
  • Graduate SchoolBox 9, Folder 4
  • Graduate School of ManagementBox 9, Folder 5
  • Hay, John - Fellows ProgramBox 9, Folder 6
  • Health Sciences, Vice President forBox 9, Folder 7
  • Health Services Research CenterBox 9, Folder 8
  • Hearing and Appeals BoardBox 9, Folder 9
  • History, Department ofBox 9, Folder 10
  • History ProjectBox 9, Folder 11
  • Economics, Department ofBox 9, Folder 12
  • Honor SystemBox 9, Folder 13
  • Honorary Degrees CommitteeBox 9, Folder 14
  • Honors ProgramBox 9, Folder 15
  • HousingBox 10, Folder 1
  • Housing - EvanstonBox 10, Folder 2
  • Human Relations, University Committee onBox 10, Folder 3
  • Illinois, State ofBox 10, Folder 4
  • Institute of International EducationBox 10, Folder 5
  • Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology, Center forBox 10, Folder 6
  • International Programs and ScholarsBox 10, Folder 7
  • International Studies CouncilBox 10, Folder 8
  • Journalism, School ofBox 10, Folder 9
  • Kellogg FoundationBox 10, Folder 10
  • Khartoum, University ofBox 10, Folder 11
  • Law, School of (1)Box 10, Folder 12
  • Law, School of (2)Box 11, Folder 1
  • Legal Department MemosBox 11, Folder 2
  • Leland, Simeon - ForumBox 11, Folder 3
  • Library, University (1)Box 11, Folder 4
  • Library, University (2)Box 11, Folder 5
  • Library CommitteeBox 11, Folder 6
  • Linguistics, Department ofBox 11, Folder 7
  • Major Medical PlanBox 11, Folder 8
  • Materials Research CenterBox 11, Folder 9
  • Mathematics, Department ofBox 11, Folder 10
  • May 1968Box 11, Folder 11
  • May 1969Box 12, Folder 1
  • May 1970Box 12, Folder 2
  • Medical School (1)Box 12, Folder 3
  • Medical School (2)Box 12, Folder 4
  • Medical School Deanship Committee, 1948 - 1949Box 12, Folder 5
  • Medical CenterBox 12, Folder 6
  • Metropolitan Studies CenterBox 12, Folder 7
  • Midwest Program on Airborne Television InstructionBox 13, Folder 1
  • Midwest Universities Research Association - Argonne Universities AssociationBox 13, Folder 2
  • Music, School of (1)Box 13, Folder 3
  • Music, School of (2)Box 13, Folder 4
  • National Academy of SciencesBox 13, Folder 5
  • N.A.S.A.Box 13, Folder 6
  • National Defense Education ActBox 13, Folder 7
  • National Merit Scholarship CorporationBox 13, Folder 8
  • National Research CouncilBox 13, Folder 9
  • National Science FoundationBox 13, Folder 10
  • Newberry LibraryBox 13, Folder 11
  • New UniversityBox 13, Folder 12
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary SchoolsBox 13, Folder 13
  • Northwestern Community CouncilBox 13, Folder 14
  • Nuclear Science CommitteeBox 14, Folder 1
  • Nursing EducationBox 14, Folder 2
  • Owen, Walter S. - Vice President for Science and ResearchBox 14, Folder 3
  • Parking CommitteeBox 14, Folder 4
  • Patents and Inventions, Faculty Committee onBox 14, Folder 5
  • Peace CorpsBox 14, Folder 6
  • Personnel OfficeBox 14, Folder 7
  • Philosophy, Department ofBox 14, Folder 8
  • Physical Education DepartmentBox 14, Folder 9
  • Physics, Department ofBox 14, Folder 10
  • Placement BureauBox 14, Folder 11
  • Planning Coordinator - Jeremy WilsonBox 14, Folder 12
  • PolicyBox 14, Folder 13
  • Political Science, Department ofBox 14, Folder 14
  • Press, Northwestern UniversityBox 14, Folder 15
  • ProfessorshipsBox 14, Folder 16
  • Psychology, Department ofBox 14, Folder 17
  • Publications, Committee onBox 15, Folder 1
  • Registrar's OfficeBox 15, Folder 2
  • Religions, History ofBox 15, Folder 3
  • ResearchBox 15, Folder 4
  • Research Libraries, Center forBox 15, Folder 5
  • R.O.T.C. - Naval UnitBox 15, Folder 6
  • Residential CollegesBox 15, Folder 7
  • Romance Languages, Department ofBox 15, Folder 8
  • Russian, Department ofBox 15, Folder 9
  • Science - Engineering CouncilBox 15, Folder 10
  • Senate, University (1)Box 15, Folder 11
  • Senate, University (2)Box 15, Folder 12
  • Social Science Research CouncilBox 15, Folder 13
  • Social Studies Curriculum CenterBox 15, Folder 14
  • Sociology, Department ofBox 16, Folder 1
  • Space Allocation, Committee onBox 16, Folder 2
  • Speech, School ofBox 16, Folder 3
  • Statistics - MiscellaneousBox 16, Folder 4
  • Statistics CommitteeBox 16, Folder 5
  • Statutes of the UniversityBox 16, Folder 6
  • Stevenson, Adlai - MemorialBox 16, Folder 7
  • Students, Dean ofBox 16, Folder 8
  • Student Affairs, Trustee Committee forBox 16, Folder 9
  • Student Affairs, Vice President forBox 16, Folder 10
  • Student Facilities Planning CommitteeBox 16, Folder 11
  • Student Governing BoardBox 16, Folder 12
  • Student HealthBox 16, Folder 13
  • Student Health Services Advisory CommitteeBox 16, Folder 14
  • Student Publications, Board ofBox 16, Folder 15
  • Student SenateBox 16, Folder 16
  • Students for Academic ReformBox 17, Folder 1
  • Subcommittee - Faculty Planning CommitteeBox 17, Folder 2
  • Summer SessionBox 17, Folder 3
  • Symposium (Student)Box 17, Folder 4
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity AssociationBox 17, Folder 5
  • Teaching LoadsBox 17, Folder 6
  • Technological institute (historical, data)Box 17, Folder 7
  • Technological InstituteBox 17, Folder 8
  • Technological Institute Controversy, 1953-1955Box 17, Folder 9
  • Traffic InstituteBox 17, Folder 10
  • Transportation CenterBox 17, Folder 11
  • Tri-Quarterly MagazineBox 17, Folder 12
  • Trustees, Board ofBox 18, Folder 1
  • Tuition and FeesBox 18, Folder 2
  • University Academic CommitteeBox 18, Folder 3
  • Undergraduate Life , Committee onBox 18, Folder 4
  • University CenterBox 18, Folder 5
  • University CircleBox 18, Folder 6
  • Upward BoundBox 18, Folder 7
  • Urban Affairs, Center forBox 18, Folder 8
  • Urban Doctors ProgramBox 18, Folder 9
  • Urban Systems Engineering CenterBox 18, Folder 10
  • Van de Graaff AcceleratorBox 18, Folder 11
  • Wage Price FreezeBox 18, Folder 12
  • Wild, Payson S.Box 18, Folder 13
  • Women - Ad Hoc Committee on WomenBox 18, Folder 14
  • Woodrow Wilson FellowshipsBox 18, Folder 15