Surveys, 1942-1943 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 2/9/806
Acquired: September 1963
Volume: 0.5 cubic feet
Available for use at:
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Description: Reports of surveys by Booz, Fry, Allen & Hamilton of University Business Administration and Organization (August, 1942) and the American Council on Education of charges by Attorney General George F. Barrett (January, 1943) and copies of related statements, press releases and correspondence. The Booz survey of the efficiency and economy of business operations covered the Business Office, Physical Plant and business activities in educational divisions and affiliated organizations. In treating the University as "an educational business" and making recommendations concerning organizational "weaknesses," the Booz survey caused the administration to prepare many rebuttals and counter recommendations which are bound with the appropriate sections of the report. Stimulated by the Attorney General's charges that the University was controlled by "hand-picked political puppets" and "has been on the downgrade since 1934," the Trustees authorized the American Council on Education study which covered control of the University by Trustees and President, civil service, quality of student body, teaching, faculty and educational leadership.