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Robert Iversen Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Iversen, Robert W. (Robert William), 1920-1988.
Title: Robert Iversen Papers
Dates: 1932-1962
Size: 3 boxes, 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Robert Iversen Papers include drafts and other materials related to his book The Schools and the Communists
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Robert Iversen (1920-1988) was a professor of public administration at Syracuse University from 1963-1987 and was most known for his book The Schools and the Communists. He received a bachelors from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree and doctorate from the State University of Iowa. Iversen became a college professor with a specialization in 20th century American history and taught at the State University of Iowa, Drake University, Columbia University, and Pennsylvania State University. While at Pennsylvania State University, Iversen taught Social Science and was a director of the Center of Continuing Liberal Education. In later years, Iversen taught a mid-career development program that gathered 500 senior officials from local, state, and Federal governments at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University to study public administration.

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Scope and Content Note

The Robert Iversen Papers include drafts of his book The Schools and the Communists as well as research and correspondence concerning his writing process.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The Syracuse University Archives has a clipping file on Robert Iversen.

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Selected Search Terms


Iversen, Robert W. (Robert William), 1920-1988.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Types of material

Manuscripts for publication.
Research notes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Robert Iversen Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated in 1992.

Processing Information

The materials were placed in acid free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Ariana Spatola
Date: July 2019
Revision history:

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The materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

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Box 1 American federation of teachers 1955-1956
Box 1 Bibliography revision 1955-1957
Box 1 Decter, Moshe 1958
Box 1 Draper, Theodore 1958
Box 1 Egbert, Donald 1958
Box 1 Glazer, Nathan 1958
Box 1 Goldsmith, William 1955-1958
Box 1 Hicks, Granville 1958
Box 1 Jaffe, Philip 1956
Box 1 Metzger, Walter 1953-1958
Box 1 Porter, William 1958
Box 1 Rawick, George 1956-1958
Box 1 Rossiter, Clinton 1956-1959
Box 1 Siedman, Joel 1956-1958
Box 1 Shannon, Dave 1955-1958
Box 1 Micellaneous correspondence 1955-1958 (3 folders)
Box 1 New York public library 1955-1957
Box 1 Project expenses 1955-1959
Box 1 Publishers 1958-1962
Box 1 Research material request 1955-1958
Box 1 The schools and the communists 1958
Box 1 Teachers union 1932-1959 (2 folders)
Research and writing
Box 2 Book jackets circa 1956
Early draft of the schools and the communists
Box 2 Introduction and chapter 1 circa 1952
Box 2 Chapters 2-13 circa 1952 (12 folders)
Box 3 Chapters 14-15 circa 1952 (2 folders)
Box 3 Conclusion circa 1952
Box 3 Final draft of the schools and the communists circa 1957
Box 3 Footnotes circa 1955
Box 3 Outlines circa 1955 (2 folders)
Box 3 Reader notes circa 1956
Box 3 Research notes 1934 circa 1952
Box 3 A short history of the CPUSA circa 1955

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