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Clark Kerr: Leading Proponent of the Instrumental University

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 2 explores the work of Clark Kerr as a thinker and university leader. It examines the Inter-University Study of Labor Problems in Economic Development directed by Kerr, one of the largest ... More


“How Can We Avoid a Columbia?”: The Student Revolt, 1964–71

Ronald W. Schatz

in The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043628
eISBN:
9780252052507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043628.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

American universities were unprepared for the explosion of student protests on their campuses in the mid-1960s. Consequently, trustees of many leading universities appointed their industrial ... More


Down-to-Earth Utopians

Ronald W. Schatz

in The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043628
eISBN:
9780252052507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043628.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The Labor Board vets insisted that they were always realistic and had no ideological convictions of any kind. This chapter argues that such a characterization is not accurate. Clark Kerr, John ... More


Founding the University of California at Irvine: High Modern Social Science and Technocratic Public Policy

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 6 shows how the University of California at Irvine, planned under Kerr’s guidance, exemplified the instrumental university in its attempt to install perhaps the most pervasive high modern ... More


In the Wake of Pearl Harbor

Ronald W. Schatz

in The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043628
eISBN:
9780252052507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043628.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In January 1942, President Roosevelt set up the National War Labor Board to reduce strikes, control wage inflation, develop national policies for union-management relations, and resolve disputes ... More


The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Ethan Schrum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This book argues that Clark Kerr, Gaylord P. Harnwell, and other post-World War II academic leaders set the American research university on a new course by creating the instrumental university. With ... More


Recollections of the Free Speech Movement

Martin Roysher

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights the role of the FSM in securing the right to conduct political activity on campus that is now so commonplace today and suggests that the FSM seems like a seriocomic accident ... More


Old Dilemmas, New Contracts

Emily J. Levine

in Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226341811
eISBN:
9780226341958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341958.003.0012
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The conclusion begins with the loyalty oath required by the University of California in 1949 of all university employees and the controversy spurred by the firing of the German-Jewish émigré and ... More


The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Ronald W. Schatz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043628
eISBN:
9780252052507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043628.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Ronald W. Schatz tells the story of the team of young economists and lawyers recruited to the National War Labor Board to resolve union-management conflicts during the Second World War. The crew ... More


The New Man Wants Your Soul: Critiquing Managerial Capitalism (1945–1960s)

Christian Olaf Christiansen

in Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198701033
eISBN:
9780191770500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701033.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

As World War II faded into the background, ideas of progressive and ethical business were soon met with criticism from a diversity of economic and political stances, especially concerning the raison ... More


Doing the Lord’s Work

Ronald W. Schatz

in The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043628
eISBN:
9780252052507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043628.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Unlike most elderly workers, the Labor Board vets continued to work to the end of their lives. They had a mission in life. This chapter explores their work in their latter years. After briefly ... More


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