Jacob D. Hyman papers
- Hyman, Jacob D. (Person)
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6.5 Linear Feet (13 manuscript boxes)
Task Force on Campus Construction
Professor Hyman was chairman of the Task Force on Campus Construction, which was created by the Select Committee on Equal Opportunity. University President Martin Meyerson established this committee in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, "to enhance and expand educational, cultural, economic, and environmental opportunities for minority and disadvantaged groups in the Buffalo community and the State." Programs already in existence were to be expanded: Small Business Marketing Assistance Program, Experienced Teacher Fellowship, College Bound Program, Model Cities Program, Upward Bound, Storefront Education Information Centers, Secretarial Training, Community Aid Corps.
According to the The Spectrum, (12/17/1968) the Select Committee began Experimental Program for Independent Study (EPIS) in the fall of 1968, admitting 120 students for undergraduate study. Six "task force" committees were established on housing, faculty recruitment, campus-wide employment, admissions, and the Task Force on Campus Construction, of which Hyman was chairman.
See the Archives' clipping file, "Integrated Work Force," for details of the events which led to a moratorium on campus construction declared by the State University on March 20, 1969. On September 5, 1969, representatives of the State University Construction Fund, organized labor, the construction industry, and Minority Coalition, Inc. announced an agreement which would lead to an "affirmative action" plan the recruitment and training of minority group members.
Collection is organized by subject. Subjects include: I. Task Force on Campus Construction, II. Black Muslim Litigation, III. Charter Revision Committee, IV. Fact-Finding Board, V. Community Welfare Council, VI. SUNY Personnel Policies Committee, VII. Educational Policy and Planning Committee, and VIII. Temporary Executive Council.
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