William Goldsmith Papers

Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries

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Administrative Information
Biography
Scope and Content
Series Description
Container List


Creator: William Goldsmith
Title: Papers, 1899-1969, n.d.
Quantity: 1.33 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
Repository: Brandeis University Libraries
Identification: MWalB0210A
Language: English

Administrative Information

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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: William Goldsmith Papers, Robert D. Farber University Archives, Brandeis University

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Biography

Professor William Goldsmith taught at Brandeis University from 1960 to 1984 as a professor of Politics and American Civilization. He began his post-secondary education with a B.A. from St. John's College and finished with a doctorate in Public Law and Government from Columbia University. In addition to teaching, Goldsmith initiated and participated in numerous programs and committees at Brandeis. His most significant publications include The Brandeis Papers Commission and The Growth of Presidential Power.

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Scope and Content

The bulk of these files were created from 1965 to 1969. Research material for the Louis Brandeis Papers date from 1899 to 1969. The collection contains biographical data, correspondence, reports, manuscripts, coursework material, research materials, drafts, publication materials, and general files.

A large portion of this collection is related to Goldsmith's work at Brandeis and the programs he initiated. Many of these programs, such as Upward Bound and TYP, were focused on the issues of educating the disadvantaged. The collection also contains the research materials he used to produce three of his publications - a guide to the microfilm edition of the Louis Brandeis Papers, his book, "The Growth of Presidential Power," and an article, "The President and Congress at Mid-Century."

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Series Description

Personal
Inclusive Dates: 1968, n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series consists of a curriculum vita and newspaper clippings.
General Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1968, n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: Chronological
This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, both personal and professional. "TL" indicates a Typed Letter, and "TLS" indicates a Typed Letter Signed.
Brandeis University
Inclusive Dates: 1966-1969, n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: Subseries, then chronological
This series contains Goldsmith's course notes. The series also contains correspondence, reports, and proposals on Brandeis programs including Upward Bound, the Transitional Year Program, the Committee on Disadvantaged Students, the James Gordon Foundation, the Educational Development Center, and Challenge and Response.
COPE (Center for Opportunity for Progress in Education)
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1968, n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: Chronological
This series contains correspondence and pamphlets regarding COPE.
Publications
Inclusive Dates: 1899-1968, n.d.
Boxes 1-4
Arrangement: Process by title of publication
This series contains the research materials used for the publication of the Brandeis Papers. These materials include research notes, drafts, correspondence, project management papers, and copies of Louis Brandeis's personal correspondence and pamphlets. This series also contains the draft materials of his book "The Growth of Presidential Power" and his article "The President and Congress at Mid-Century."

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Container List

Personal
box 1 Biographical Data, n.d.
box 1 Newspaper Clippings, 1968
General Correspondence
box 1 TLS from John Roche, 1967
box 1 TL to Julien Franklin, 1967
box 1 TLS from David Matz, 1967
box 1 TLS to Mrs. Gifford, 1967
box 1 TLS from David Matz, 1968
box 1 TLS from Frederick Brooks, 1968
box 1 TL to Charles Whitlcok, 1968
box 1 TL to James Wilson, 1968
box 1 TL to Julian Franklin, 1968
box 1 TL, Incomplete, n.d.
box 1 TLS to Peter Richardson, n.d.
box 1 TLS to Peter, n.d.
box 1 Draft of TL to David (Matz?), n.d.
box 1 TLS to Melvin Urofsky, n.d.
box 1 Correspondence Regarding Gail and Tommy Sullivan, 1967-1968
Brandeis University
Course Notes
box 1 American Civilization Program, 1968
box 1 Course notes, n.d.
Upward Bound
box 1 TL to Institute for Service to Education, 1966
box 1 TLS from Thomas Billings, 1967
box 1 TLS from Louis Menand III, 1967
box 1 TLS from Jonathon Fanton, 1967
box 1 TL to Miss Elaine Reany, 1967
box 1 TLS from Frank White, 1967
box 1 TLS from Stanley Salett, n.d.
box 1 TD from Joseph Sorrentino, n.d.
Transitional Year Program
box 1 Proposal--"A Transitional Year Program for Boston," 1968
box 1 Recommendation of the Subcommittee on the Transitional Year Program, 1968
box 1 TL to Colleagues--Re: Transitional Year Program, 1968
box 1 TL to Thomas Billings--Re: Transitional Year Program, 1968
box 1 TL to Morris Abram, 1968
box 1 TL to A.L. Sachar--Re: Transitional Year Program, 1968
box 1 TLS from Morris Abram, 1968
box 1 TL from Peter Diamondopoulos, 1968
box 1 Draft of TL to Arthur Singer, n.d.
box 1 Re: Transitional Year Program, n.d.
box 1 Memo to Dr. Sachar, n.d.
box 1 TYP History in Relation to Current Race Relations, ca. 1969
Committee on Disadvantaged Students
box 1 Committee on Disadvantaged Students, 1968
James Gordon Foundation
box 1 Report to James Gordon Foundation on the Summer Intern Program at Brandeis University--TLS from Kenneth Waltz, 1968
box 1 TL from A.L. Sachar to Burton Feldman, 1968
Education Development Center
box 1 TL from Lawrence Fuchs to Dean Finkelstein, CC William Goldsmith, 1968
Challenge and Response
box 1 Memo--Challenge and Response, ca. 1968
box 1 Memo to Faculty--Re: Challenge and Response, ca. 1968
COPE (Center for Opportunity for Progress in Education)
box 1 Progress Report--COPE, 1967
box 1 TL to William Ohrenberger, 1967
box 1 TLS from Walter Mott, 1967
box 1 TLS from Stephan, 1968
box 1 "What is COPE"--Brochure, n.d.
box 1 TLS Regarding Fundraising, n.d.
Publications
Brandeis Papers Commission
Correspondence
box 1 General Correspondence, 1968
box 1 Dr. Sachar Correspondence, 1965-1968
box 1 Memo to A.L. Sachar--"The Lost Scrolls of Louis Dembitz Brandeis," n.d.
box 1 "The Brandeis Letters," 1967
General Files
box 1 Project Management, 1967-1968
box 1 Research Accounts, 1967
Bibliography
box 1 Louis Brandeis' Bibliography, 1967
box 1 Select Bibliography on Massachusetts Politics, 1967
Research Material
box 2 Background Information, 1968
box 2 Louis Brandeis' Correspondence, 1902-1906 [3 folders]
box 2 Pamphlets, 1899-1916, n.d. [4 folders]
Research Notes
box 2 General n.d. [2 folders]
box 2 Louisiana Treaty, 1967
box 2 Traction Contest, BET, n.d.
box 2 Venezuela Boundary Dispute, 1966
Drafts
box 3 Materials, n.d.
box 3 Version One, n.d.
box 3 Version Two, n.d.
The Growth of Presidential Power
box 3 Draft, n.d. [8 folders]
box 4 Draft, n.d. [3 folders]
box 4 The President and Congress at Mid-Century--Article, n.d.

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