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Identifier: R-MC 023
Abstract: The Alan Silver Papers, 1934-1987 comprise the private collection of Rutgers alumnus Alan Silver, relating to his involvement in the Bergel/Hauptmann affair of the 1930's. Silver, a Rutgers student from 1931 to 1935, was instrumental in the formation of the Special Trustees Committee to Investigate the Charges of Lienhard Bergel. This case, involving the alleged firing of a New Jersey College for Women professor for anti-Nazi sympathies, raised doubts about the political alignment of some...
Identifier: RG 15/A2
Abstract: The records of Rutgers University Provost and Vice-President Richard Schlatter document the state of education at Rutgers in the 1960s, a decade of exceptional growth. The records reflect the concerns of administrators, staff, and students who were dealing with the expansion of and changes in the role of the university, social changes, and the Vietnam War. The papers demonstrate that the Provost's duties involved him in many aspects of the operation of the university and required that he...
Identifier: RG 03/C2
Abstract: The Special Trustees Committee to Investigate the Charges of Lienhard Bergel files contain materials related to a series of 1935 hearings held at Rutgers University. The charges stemmed from the dismissal of Professor Lienhard Bergel from the faculty of the New Jersey College for Women German Department. Bergel, an opponent of fascism, accused deparment chairman Friedrich Hauptmann of making his decision based on his pro-Nazi sentiment. After the American Civil Liberties Union became...