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School of Speech, 1974-01-09 - 1975-11-11

 File — Box: 10, Folder: 5
Identifier: Folder 5

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The records, comprising eleven boxes, are the administrative files of David Mintzer, who became Vice President for Research and Dean of Science on July 1, 1973, succeeding Walter S. Owen. The bulk of the records date from Mintzer's assumption of the office through 1976, with a small amount of material covering the period of his transition from Dean of the Technological Institute to the vice presidency.

The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant applications and progress reports, and government contracts documenting the operation of the office. The records reflect the Vice President's role as coordinator of interdisciplinary research activity and administrator of research funding. Mintzer's responsibilities became focused in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, which coordinated grant sponsored projects; the programmatic centers, including the Transportation Center, the Center for Urban Affairs, and the Biomedical Engineering Center; and support services, including the Vogelback Computing Center and the Radiation Safety Office.

The files are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Included are folders pertaining to research carried on within departments and schools, as well as that done by the centers and programs. The records include substantial material relating to the Center for Experimental Animal Resources, the Program for Applied Research in Fertility Regulation, the Radiation Safety Office, and the Vogelback Computing Center. In addition the records document extra-university responsibilities of the Vice President, such as his activity in the Argon Universities Association and the Universities Space Research Association. There are also extensive files concerning the Health Services Research Center; a joint Northwestern-American Hospital Association grant funded project.

Many of the files document Mintzer's mediation of conflicts created by competing interests of the schools and departments and the interdisciplinary research centers and programs. Within folders arrangement is chronological.


  • 1974-01-09 - 1975-11-11


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


From the Collection: 58.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US