Guide to the Records of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (C.I.C.)

Collection Title: Records of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (C.I.C.)
Dates: 1958-1985
Identification: 0/15/1
Creator: Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: This series consists of two boxes of records pertaining to the activities and functions of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation from January 18, 1958 to May 3, 1973. It includes agendas and minutes of C.I.C. meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and reports issued by the committee.
Processing Information: Robert Schmid, December 15, 1976
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation of the Council of Ten and the University of Chicago was established in 1958. The committee was composed of leading administrators from each of the member universities. Member institutions include: The University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation was established as a communication center for its member institutions to improve educational and public service by minimizing duplication and by utilizing each institutions' individual strengths.

Funded largely by grants from the Carnegie Corporation and its member universities, the committee provides for development of inter-institutional programs. Most proposals for programs to be funded by the committee are generated by the faculties of the constituent organizations.

Major programs initiated by the C.I.C. include a traveling scholar program, allowing scholars from one university to study at another. A study of the effects of weather upon living organisms or biometeorology was also funded by the committee. Foreign language training programs at the various universities were coordinated and a foreign study program instituted.

Northwestern University was represented on the committee by J. Lyndon Shanley, the associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Scope and Content

This series consists of two boxes of records pertaining to the activities and functions of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, compiled by J. Lyndon Shanley, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Northwestern University's representative on the committee. The records, which span the period between January 18, 1958 and May 3, 1973, include agendas and minutes of C.I.C. meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and reports issued by the committee.

*Agendas and minutes of the committee, January 18, 1958 - May 3, 1973 are included in Box 1 as is an index to C.I.C. meetings, January 18, 1958 - June 12, 1961. Box 2 includes correspondence pertaining to committee activities, March 30, 1965 - December 29, 1969; annual reports of the committee, 1961/1962 - 1973/1974*; public relations material issued by the committee and eight reports issued by the committee. Topics covered in these reports include: the C.I.C. conference on the disadvantaged, costs and cooperation in university publishing, a proposal for beginning exotic language offerings at the universities, funding of C.I.C. programs and projects, a listing of C.I.C. conference groups and panels, a survey of fringe benefits at the universities, possible staff office locations in metropolitan Chicago, and lists of members of C.I.C. panels and groups representing Northwestern University.

NOTE: additional Annual Reports have been filed as follows: 1974/75-1978/79, 1979/81, 1983/85.


Corporate Name

Committee on Institutional Cooperation

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--History


Institutional cooperation--United States

University cooperation--United States

Container List / Contents

  • Additions
    • C.I.C. Annual Reports, 1974/75-1978/79, 1979/81, 1983/85.Box 2, Folder 14
  • Index to Minutes, 1958 - 1961Box 1, Folder 1
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1958 - 1959Box 1, Folder 2
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1960 - 1961Box 1, Folder 3
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1962 - 1963Box 1, Folder 4
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1964 - 1965Box 1, Folder 5
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1966 - 1967Box 1, Folder 6
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1968 - 1969Box 1, Folder 7
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1970 - 1971Box 1, Folder 8
  • Minutes and Agendas, 1972 - 1973Box 1, Folder 9
  • C.I.C. Correspondence, 1965 - 1966Box 2, Folder 1
  • C.I.C. Correspondence, 1967 - 1968Box 2, Folder 2
  • C.I.C. Correspondence, 1969 - 1970Box 2, Folder 3
  • C.I.C. Correspondence, 1971 - 1973Box 2, Folder 4
  • List of Members of C.I.C. Panels from NorthwesternBox 2, Folder 5
  • C.I.C. Conference on the DisadvantagedBox 2, Folder 6
  • List of C.I.C. Groups and PanelsBox 2, Folder 7
  • Miscellaneous reportsBox 2, Folder 8
  • C.I.C. Annual Reports, 1961/62 - 1964/65Box 2, Folder 9
  • C.I.C. Annual Reports, 1965/66 - 1968/69Box 2, Folder 10
  • C.I.C. Annual Reports, 1969/70 - 1973/74Box 2, Folder 11
  • Public relations material on the C.I.C.Box 2, Folder 12
  • MiscellaneousBox 2, Folder 13