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Box 1

Minutes and reports. Curriculum Council meetings, 1955-1961

Box 2

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education meetings, 1958-1962

Box 3

Correspondence. Curriculum Council meetings, 1959-1963

Box 4

Curriculum Council binders, 1955-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters received.
Box 5

Speeches and public statements by Willis, 1963-1966

Box 6

Report. Mutual Security Program, arranged by country, 1956

Box 6

Television in the classroom

Box 6

Minutes. General Committee meetings, 1964

Box 7

Speeches and public statements, 1965-1966

Box 7

Staff meeting agendas, 1965

Box 8

Reports to Chicago Board of Education, 1965-1966

Box 9

Speeches and public statements, 1966

Box 10

Speeches and public statements by Willis, 1965

Box 10

Building program for Chicago schools, 1952-1961

Box 10

Correspondence and brochures. Old Master's Program at Purdue University, 1966

Box 10

Educational development program, 1959

Box 11

Speeches and public statements, 1964

Box 12

Minutes. Board of Education, 1966

Box 12

Opinion editorials and essays by Willis, 1967

Box 13

Published reports on education

Box 13

Minutes. Board of Education meetings, 1966 June-August

Box 14

Minutes. Board of Education meetings on collective bargaining, 1966

Box 14

Financial reports for developing new schools

Box 14

Comparative reports on other cities

Box 15

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education meetings, 1965-1966

Box 16

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education meetings, 1965-1966

Box 17

Analysis of data from city-wide testing program, 1966

Box 18

Analysis of data from city-wide testing program, 1964

Box 19

Analysis of data from city-wide testing program, 1963

Box 20

Minutes. Curriculum council meetings, 1958-1959

Box 21

Survey of junior college students, 1963

Box 21

Financial committee materials

Box 21

Testing program

Box 22

Reports and correspondence. Task Force on Education, 1964-1966

Box 22

Illinois Superintendent of Public Instruction Advisory Committee on Education files

Box 23

Task Force on Education, 1965

Box 24

Papers relating to Harvard and Stanford, 1963-1965

Box 25

Papers relating to Harvard, 1963-1965

Box 25

Writings on public education, undated

Box 26

Programs and events, 1959

Box 26

Teaching guides, 1958

Box 26

San Diego City Schools budget files, 1967-1968

Box 27

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1958

Box 28

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1956-1957

Box 29

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1955-1956

Box 30

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1954-1955 November

Box 31

Programs and events, 1959

Box 31

Subject files

Box 31

Speeches and statements, 1959-1960

Box 32

Reports on different schools in Chicago, 1957-1964

Box 32

Events at different schools, 1957-1964

Box 33

Board of Education meeting minutes, 1962-1963

Box 33

Teacher salary schedules, 1965

Box 33

Board of Education meeting minutes, 1953

Box 34

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education, 1961 August - 1962 October

Box 35

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education, 1960 March - 1961 July

Film shelf

"Dr. Willis Testimonial Dinner," 16mm motion picture film reel, 1966

Conditions Governing Access note

For information on getting a use copy, please contact Hoover Institution Archives
Box 36

9 1/4-inch sound tape reels of Jenner School hearings, 1966

Box 37

1/4-inch sound tape reels. "Dr. Willis Reports" series on WBEZ Radio, Chicago Public Schools Division of Radio and Television, 1962-1966

Box 38

1/4-inch sound tape reels. "Dr. Willis Reports," 1964-1966

Box 39

1/4-inch sound tape reels. "Dr. Willis Reports," 1965-1966

Box 40

1/4-inch sound tape reels. "Dr. Willis Reports," 1965

Box 41

1/4-inch sound tape reels. "Dr. Willis Reports," 1965

Box 42

1/4-inch sound tape reels. "Dr. Willis Reports," 1965

Box 43

1/4-inch sound tape reels. Board of Education meeting, 1964

Box 44

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education General Committee meeting, 1964

Box 45

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education General Committee meeting, 1964

Box 46

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1964 March-August

Box 47

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1963 April - 1964 February

Box 48

Minutes. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1963 and 1965 October

Box 48

Programs and events, 1959

Box 48

Binder of policies, with correspondence filed by subject, 1955

Box 49

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education General Committee, 1965 September

Box 50

Verbatim transcripts. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1965

Box 50

Educating for American Citizenship, 1954

Film shelf

Chicago Board of Education "Bond Issue, Hour of Decision," motion picture film reel, 16mm, 450 ft., 1956

Conditions Governing Access note

For information on getting a use copy, please contact Hoover Institution Archives
Film shelf

"Why We Must Keep Pace With Chicago," motion picture film reel, 16mm, 450 ft., 1959

Conditions Governing Access note

For information on getting a use copy, please contact Hoover Institution Archives
Box 52

1/4-inch sound tape reels. Chicago Board of Education meetings, 1966

Boxes 53-58

1/4-inch sound tape reels. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1966

Box 59

Books by Education Policy Committee, published by the National Education Association of the United States, 1965

Box 59

1/4-inch sound tape reels. Board of Education meeting, 1966

Box 60

1/4-inch sound tape reels. Chicago Board of Education meeting, 1966

Box 61

1/4-inch sound tape reels. "Dr. Willis Reports," 1963

Box 61

Board meetings, 1966

Box 61

Dr. Willis' press conference, 1965 August 5

Boxes 62-63

1/4-inch sound tape reels. Board of Education meetings, 1966

Box 64

Minutes. Board of Education meeting, 1965 August

Box 64

Report. "Mutual Security Program," arranged by country, 1965

Box 64

Minutes. Board of Education meeting, 1963 March

Box 65

Minutes. Board of Education General Committee meetings, 1965 June-August

Box 66

Minutes. Board of Education General Committee, 1965 April-June

Box 67

Verbatim transcripts. Board of Education General Committee special meeting, 1965 February 17

Box 67

Minutes. Board of Education, 1965 February-March

Box 68

Verbatim transcripts. Board of Education, 1965 January

Box 69

Teaching guides, 1959

Box 70

Correspondence. Curriculum Council meetings, 1956-1957

Box 71

Verbatim transcripts. Board of Education, 1959 January - 1960 February

Box 72

Verbatim transcripts. Board of Education, 1958 December

Box 72

Programs and events in districts, 1958

Box 73

Oversize. 9th Grade testing program resulting data, 1961

Box 73

Folios of testing program data, 1964-1965

Film shelf

"P-81 Superintendent Reports 9-4-56," motion picture film reel, 16mm, 1100 ft., 1956-1966

Box 75

Grants, 1959

Box 75

Sears Roebuck Foundation

Box 75

School improvement studies, 1958

 

Research Council of the Great Cities Program for School Improvement file, 1960-1965

Box 76

Fiscal policies and research, 1963-1964

Box 76

Financing public schools in Great Cities, 1964

Box 77

Fiscal policy research and correspondence, 1960-1961

Box 78

Subject files and correspondence, 1962-1965

Box 78

Programs and events, 1962-1965

Box 79

Teacher education project, 1964

Box 79

Charts and drawings for school improvement projects

Box 79

Research on "culturally-deprived" students

Box 79

Vocational education

Box 80

Teacher education project, 1964

Box 80

Reports and correspondence, 1964

Box 81

Miscellaneous reports, correspondence, and other materials, 1961-1964

Box 82

Vocational education, 1960-1961

Box 82

School improvement studies, 1962

Box 82

Apprentice teaching program, 1960

Box 83

Minutes, 1960-1961

Box 84

Reports and studies. School improvement project data for regional schools

Boxes 85-86

Reports and studies, 1960-1963

Boxes 85-86

Questionnaires of teacher salaries and wages

Box 87

Reports and studies, 1960-1963

Box 87

Newsletters, 1959-1960

Box 87

Committee files, 1962-1966

Scope and Contents note

Arranged by subject, including civil rights.
Box 88

Meetings, programs, and events, 1957-1965

Box 88

Speeches and correspondence, 1957-1965

Box 88

School modernization projects, 1957-1965

Box 89

Conference materials, 1965-1966

Box 90

Conference materials, 1966 May

Box 91

Conference materials, 1966-1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes, newsletters, and correspondence.
Box 92

Grants, 1964

Box 93

Meetings, 1964

Box 94

Meetings, 1962-1963

Box 95

Meetings, 1963-1964

Box 96

Meetings, 1963

Box 96

Bound reports from the Office of Education, "Research Seminar on Teacher Education," 1963

Box 97

Reports on school improvement, 1965-1967

Box 98

Conference materials and studies on teacher education, 1965

Box 99

Conference materials and committee reports, 1965

Box 99

Public hearing, 1965

Box 100

Meeting materials and reports, 1965 and 1977

Box 101

Meeting materials, 1959

Box 102

Minutes. Executive committee meeting, 1959

Box 103

Roy Clark files, correspondence, 1959

Box 104

William P. McClure files, correspondence

Box 104

Conferences and reports

Boxes 105-106

Correspondence and minutes regarding collective bargaining, 1964

Boxes 105-106

Task Force reports

Boxes 105-106

Reports and research materials, 1964-1965

Box 107

Fred Bertolaet files

Box 107

Teacher education

Box 107

Information on public law, 1964

Box 108

Slides of Great Cities Teacher Education Project, 1963

Box 108

Teacher Education workshop materials, 1963

Box 108

Grants and fundraising, 1959

Box 109

Teacher education, 1959 and 1963

Box 109

Conference materials

Box 110

Booklets, on "culturally deprived" students

Box 110

Conference materials. Vocational education, 1957

Box 110

Correspondence with participants, 1957

Box 110

Dr. Paul R. Mort file, 1957

Box 111

Vocational study and Executive Committee reports

Box 111

Correspondence, invitations, and rosters of attendees, 1956-1958

Box 111

Dr. Paul R. Mort file, 1957

Box 112

Minutes and other materials on vocational education conference, 1957-1958

Box 112

Report. "Development of School-University Programs for the Pre-Service Education of Teachers for the Disadvantaged Through Teacher Education Centers," Michael Usden, Frederick Bertolaet, Cooperative Research Project No. F-068, 1968

Box 113

Reports of the Chicago Project, 1960

Box 113

Data processing clinic conference, 1963 May

Box 113

Minutes, 1960s

Box 113

Large cities vocational conference study guides, 1957

Box 114

Studies on social and economic profiles and drop-out rates, 1960-1961

Box 114

Conference materials, 1960-1961

Box 115

Reports, minutes, and studies, 1967

Box 115

Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Correspondence, conference materials, and reports, 1968-1971

Box 116

Chamber of Commerce. Education Committee. Binders of correspondence, research notes, 1967

Box 116

Correspondence and research studies on SEARCH schools, 1969-1970

Box 117

SEARCH and daily income reports, 1969-1970

Box 117

Correspondence. Education Planning Associates, Inc., 1969-1970

Box 118

Correspondence. Education Planning Associates, Inc., 1969-1970

Box 118

Correspondence with John Kirby

Box 119

Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 120

Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 120

Speeches, 1953-1954

 

Speeches and public statements, 1930s-1967

Scope and Contents note

See also: Boxes 5, 7, 9, 356-357, and 362-363.
Box 121

1954

Box 122

1954-1955

Box 123

1955-1956

Box 124

1956

Box 125

1956-1957

Box 126

1957-1958

Box 127

1958-1960

Box 128

1958-1960

Box 129

1960-1961

Box 130

1961

Box 131

1961-1962

Box 132

1962 February-April

Box 133

1962 April-July

Box 134

1962 July-November

Box 135

1962 November-December

Box 135

1963 January-February

Box 136

1963 February-March

Box 137

1963 April

Box 137

1965 February-March

Box 138

1965 March-July

Box 139

1965 July-October

Box 140

1965 October-December

Box 140

1966 January-February

Box 141

1966 February-May

Box 142

1966 May-July

Box 143

1966-1967

Box 144

1967

Box 144

1968 January-November

Box 145

1968 November-December

Box 145

1969

Box 146

1970-1972

Box 146

Speech materials, 1963-1966

Box 147

Speech materials, 1960-1964

Box 148

Speech materials, 1959-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes poems, quotations, speeches from others, and unused passages.
Box 149

Speech materials, 1960-1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes speeches from others used for inspiration.
Box 150

Speech materials, 1953-1959

Box 151

Speech materials and notes, 1951-1957

Box 152

Speech materials and reference box

Box 153

Speech materials, 1930s-1940s, 1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes note cards and other miscellaneous research.
Box 154

Speech materials, 1940s-1950s

 

American Association of School Administrators (AASA) file, 1953-1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes minutes, transcripts of conference proceedings, correspondence, and clippings. See also: Boxes 328 and 367
Box 154

1967-1981

Box 155

1967-1978

Box 156

1962-1966

Box 157

1962-1965

Box 158

1962-1965

Boxes 159-160

1962

Box 161

Committee for the Advancement of School Administrators, 1958-1962

Box 161

Binder of campaign materials from committee to elect Willis for President of the AASA, 1958-1960

Box 162

1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes papers relating to ethics and policies.
Box 163

1961-1963

Box 164

1960-1961

Scope and Contents note

Includes committee materials, conference materials, and speeches.
Box 165

1959-1961

Scope and Contents note

Includes committee materials, conference materials, and speeches.
Box 165

Federal Aid to Education, 1961

Box 166

1960

Scope and Contents note

Includes congratulatory telegrams and correspondence.
Box 167

Meeting materials, 1960-1961

Box 168

Meeting materials, including minutes, 1960

Box 169

Meetings, 1953-1959

Box 170

Biographical file, 1953

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters of recommendation and other correspondence.
Box 171

Biographical file, 1954-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs.
Box 172

Chicago Board of Education materials, 1957

Box 172

Intercultural education, 1960s

Box 172

Buffalo, New York

Box 173

Biographical file, 1958

Scope and Contents note

Includes awards and honors.
Box 173

Conferences, 1960s

Box 173

Cambodia, 1958

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs, clippings, correspondence, and expenses from Willis' trip.
Box 174

Committee on Human Relations, 1958-1959

Box 174

Chicago Board of Education materials, 1959

Scope and Contents note

Includes budget and expenses.
Box 175

Miscellaneous papers, 1959-1960

Box 175

Committee on Youth Welfare, 1960

Box 176

Reports, 1960

Box 176

Biographical file, 1960

Box 177

Personal and biographical file, 1960

Box 178

Meetings and memoranda, 1961

Box 178

Blueprints of schools, 1961

Box 178

Alphabetical lists of principals and administrations, 1961

Box 179

Correspondence, 1962

Box 180

Minutes, correspondence, and reports, 1962-1963

Box 181

Resignation, 1963

Box 181

Report on creative problem solving from official bulletin of Chicago Board of Education, 1963

Box 182

Resignation, 1963

Box 182

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1963

Box 183

Statements to school board, 1963-1965

Box 184

Chicago Board of Education publications and reports, 1960-1963

Box 184

Doolittle Project, final report, undated

Box 185

Resignation, 1963

Box 186

Statements to Board of Education, 1965

Box 186

Board of Education files, 1965-1966

Box 187

Resignation, 1963

Box 187

Photographs of Willis, circa 1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes portraits and group photo with President John F. Kennedy.
Box 187

Correspondence and clippings, 1964

Box 188

Correspondence, 1965

Box 188

Education serials, 1965

Box 188

Congressional hearing booklets, 1953

Box 189

Reports and statements to Chicago Board of Education, 1964

Box 190

1965

Box 191

Conferences and reports, 1965

Box 192

Reports and statements to Chicago Board of Education, 1965

Box 193

Reports and statements to Chicago Board of Education, 1965

Box 194

Reports and statements to Chicago Board of Education, 1965-1966

Box 195

Superintendent contracts, 1965

Box 195

Petitions to retain Willis, 1965

Boxes 196-198

Superintendent contracts, 1965

Box 199

Petitions to retain Willis, 1965

Box 199

Regional principals conference materials, 1930s

Box 199

Photographs of Board of Education meeting, taken by Chicago Tribune photographer, 1963

Box 200

Catonsville High School principal's files, 1930-1934

Box 201

Catonsville High School principal's files, 1930-1934

Box 202

Correspondence, 1967 February-June

Box 203

Correspondence, 1967 July-December

Box 203

Executives Club, newsletters, 1967

Box 204

Correspondence with different committees and organizations, 1967

Box 205

Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 206

Correspondence, 1968

Box 207

Curriculum guides, programs, and meeting proceedings, 1968

Box 208

Correspondence, 1968

Box 209

Correspondence, 1968

Box 209

Reports, 1968

Box 210

Correspondence, 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with the office of president-elect Richard M. Nixon.
Box 211

Correspondence, 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of San Diego city schools.
Box 212

Correspondence, 1969 February-September

Box 213

Correspondence, 1969 October-December

Box 213

Personal research files, 1969

Box 214

Correspondence with different organizations, 1969-1970

Box 215

Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 215

Agreements and contracts, 1968-1970

Box 216

Correspondence, 1967, 1970 May-December

Box 216

Personal file, news clippings, 1970

Box 217

News clippings and correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 218

Correspondence, 1971 January-July

Box 219

Correspondence, 1959-1972

Box 220

Correspondence, 1972 June-December

Box 220

Correspondence, 1973

Box 221

Correspondence, 1973 February-December

Box 222

Correspondence, 1973-1974 December

Box 223

Correspondence, 1975

Box 224

Correspondence, 1976

Box 225

Correspondence, 1977 January-December

Box 225

Correspondence, 1978 January-May

Box 226

Correspondence, 1978 June-December

Box 226

Correspondence, 1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials relating to Willis' tenure as superintendant of schools in Broward County, Florida.
Box 227

Minutes from school board meeting of Broward County, Florida, 1970-1971

Box 228

Minutes from school board meeting of Broward County, Florida, 1970-1971

Box 228

Correspondence, 1979 April-December

Box 228

Correspondence, 1980 January-February

Box 229

Correspondence, 1980 March-December

Box 229

Chicago Board of Education, 1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous correspondence.
Box 229

Pension and retirement funds, 1961

Box 230

Clippings, transcripts of hearings, and school survey committee materials, 1955-1965

Box 231

Notes, press releases, and newsletters, 1965

Box 232

Chicago Board of Education. Materials from Fiscal Policy meetings, 1963

Box 232

Reports and statements to Chicago Board of Education, 1963-1964

Box 233

Reports and enrollment figures, 1963-1964

Box 234

Office files regarding education and events, 1964

Box 234

Magazines, 1965-1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles on Willis.
Box 235

Magazines and clippings, 1951, 1965

Box 235

Photographs of Willis, 1950s-1960s

Box 235

Photographs of Vocational Conference, 1960s

Box 236

Magazines and clippings, 1951-1966

Box 236

Photographs, 1932

Box 237

Clippings, arranged by subject, 1950s

Box 237

Photo album of conference testimonies, 1959-1961

Box 237

Photographs with President John F. Kennedy, circa 1962

Box 238

Photo album of graduation exercises for Chicago City College, 1961 June

Box 238

Reports and studies, 1967

Box 238

News clippings, 1966

Box 239

News clippings, 1953-1967

Box 240

News clippings, 1955

Box 240

Chicago Retired Teachers. Correspondence, 1980-1981

Box 241

Chicago Retired Teachers. Expenses and miscellaneous

Box 241

Committee by-laws and related papers, 1979-1981

Box 241

Papers relating to A. Maxim Coppage, 1979-1981

Box 242

Papers relating to A. Maxim Coppage, 1979-1981

Box 243

Empty photo albums

Box 244

Enhance, nutritional supplement company, undated

Scope and Contents note

Order forms and correspondence
Box 244

Meadowfresh company forms

Box 245

Meadowfresh, presentation packets, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes audio cassette tape labeled "Napkin Presentation."
Box 245

Miscellaneous catalogs and mail order forms, 1980s

Box 245

Miscellaneous directories and mailing lists, 1980s

Box 246

Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education. Curriculum and training guides

Box 246

Profiles of schools in Florida, 1972

Box 246

Reports, studies, and surveys, 1958-1972

Box 247

Reports, studies, and surveys, 1958-1972

Box 247

Yearbook, 1964

Box 247

Printed matter, 1974

Box 248

Illinois Junior College, 1967-1969

Box 248

University of Illinois, 1967-1969

Box 249

Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, 1967-1968

Box 249

The Bridge, educational organization, 1967-1968

Box 250

The Bridge. Studies and correspondence, 1967

Box 250

Chicago Boys Club. Correspondence, 1967

Box 251

Chicago Boys Club, 1969

Box 251

Scholarship program materials

Box 251

Cosmetology Accreditation Committee papers, 1967

Box 252

Cosmetology program, 1968

Box 253

Educational Policy commission meeting materials, 1957

Box 253

Steering committee meetings, 1958

Box 254

Educational Policy commission meeting materials, 1958

Box 255

Educational Policy commission meeting materials, 1959-1960

Box 256

Educational Policy commission conference materials, 1959-1961

Box 257

Educational Policy commission conference materials, 1959-1961

Box 257

School surveys, 1963-1964

Box 258

School surveys, 1964

Box 258

Report of conference proceedings, 1955

Box 259

Special Project study papers, 1960

Box 259

Reports of the Professional Conference of Chicago Public School Administrators, 1956-1960

Boxes 260-262

Education studies. Massachusetts public education research materials, 1963-1965

Box 263

Illinois Junior College Board minutes, 1967

Box 264

Binders. Principals meetings at Teacher's College, Columbia University

Scope and Contents note

Includes charts.
Box 265

Writings and essays by Willis, 1950

Box 265

Correspondence, 1947

Box 265

Student essay contest submissions, 1948

Scope and Contents note

Essay topic is "The American Way of Life--It's Meaning for Me." Sent to Willis' office as superintendent of schools in Yonkers, New York
Box 266

Student essay contest submissions, 1948

Box 266

Chicago Board of Education. Financial reports, 1954

Box 267

Chicago Board of Education. Financial reports, 1952-1953

Box 267

Student essay contest submissions, 1948

Box 268

Yonkers, New York superintendent files, 1955-1957

Scope and Contents note

Includes datebooks.
Box 269

Datebooks, 1954-1965

Box 270

Datebooks, 1965-1966

Box 270

Chicago Board of Education. Official report, 1950

Box 270

Chicago Board of Education. Annual budget, 1951, 1964

Box 271

Chicago Board of Education. Annual budget and financial reports, 1955-1957

Box 272

Chicago Board of Education. Annual budget and financial reports, 1957-1959

Box 273

Chicago Board of Education. Annual budget and financial reports, 1959-1961

Box 274

Chicago Board of Education. Annual budget and financial reports, 1961-1963

Box 275

Correspondence and personal files, 1940s

Box 276

Correspondence, 1940-1941

Box 277

Studies, summaries, and correspondence, 1940s

Box 278

Correspondence, 1930s-1940s

Box 278

Notes from faculty meetings, 1930s-1940s

Box 278

Monthly supervisory reports, 1931

Box 279

Correspondence and notes, 1930-1933

Box 280

Notes, notebooks, and correspondence, 1931-1938

Box 280

Dr. Paul R. Mort, correspondence, 1943

Box 280

Personal file, 1940

Box 281

Personal file and correspondence, 1949

Box 281

Bound hardcopy of Vocational Education Act, 1963

Box 282

Standard Education Almanac, 1974-1975

Box 282

Monographs, 1937-1976

Scope and Contents note

Monographs in boxes 282 to 301 include works of fiction and non-fiction on the topics of American history, education, educational administration, professional development, and management. Most are inscribed with a note to Willis from the author
Box 283

Report of the Survey of the Schools of Chicago Illinois, Volumes 1-5, 1932

Box 283

Report of Warren Commission, 1964

Box 283

Monographs, 1937-1976

Boxes 284-300

Monographs, 1937-1976

Box 301

Monographs, 1960s

Box 301

Great Cities program file, 1966

Box 302

Chicago Board of Education. Reports and statements, 1966

Box 303

Correspondence, 1966 January-July

Box 304

Correspondence, 1966 August

Box 305

Miscellaneous papers. Correspondence and conference materials, 1966

Box 306

Chicago Board of Education. Studies and reports, 1965-1966

Box 306

Reports to Chicago Board of Education by Willis, 1964-1965

Box 307

Reports to Chicago Board of Education by Willis, 1966

Box 307

Correspondence with Kiwanis Club, 1966-1967

Box 307

Advisory Committee on Education, 1966

Box 308

Reports to Chicago Board of Education by Willis, 1965-1966

Box 309

Commission on Life Adjustment Education for Youth. Conference materials, reports, and correspondence, 1947-1950

Box 310

Commission on Life Adjustment Education for Youth. Conference materials, reports, and correspondence, 1947-1950

Box 311

Commission on Life Adjustment Education for Youth. Conference materials, reports, and correspondence, 1947-1950

Box 311

White House conference report, 1966

Box 311

Notes from meeting with Chicago Teacher's Union, 1966

Box 312

Illinois Education Association Collective Bargaining Division, 1962-1963

Box 312

Teacher salaries, 1965

Box 313

Chicago Public Schools, general packets, brochures, and other materials, 1955-1964

Box 313

"Selected Surveys and Studies with Implications for Guidance," reports, undated

Box 314

Reports on educational specifications for different schools in Chicago

Box 314

Civil rights, 1962

Box 314

Central office communications, 1965

Box 315

Inernational Bureau of Education, bulletins, 1967

Box 315

Chicago Board of Education. Public hearing on budget, 1966

Box 316

International Bureau of Education, 1964-1965

Box 317

Buffalo School District files

Box 317

Research materials on city of Chicago, 1950s

Scope and Contents note

Includes real estate, population, and urban amenities.
Box 318

Correspondence, 1950s

Box 319

Report on desegregation in Florida, 1972

Box 319

Study of public schools in Broward County, Florida, 1967

Box 320

Journal of trip to Asia, circa 1950s

Box 320

Chicago Board of Education. Reports on budget, 1966

Box 321

Chicago Board of Education. Annual budget, 1965

Box 321

Transcripts of radio editorials, 1966

Box 322

Financial reports, 1965

Box 322

Verbatim transcripts. Meeting of the Special Committee on the Hauser Report on integration, 1964 June

Box 322

Board of Education. Evaluation of proposal regarding computers, 1962

Box 323

Hauser report, 1964

Box 323

Board of Education Official Committee meeting, 1960

Box 323

Files relating to custodial service, 1959

Box 323

Daily planners, 1963-1972

Box 324

Reports published by Chicago Public Schools, 1964

Box 325

Daily planners, 1973

Box 325

Files relating to custodial service, 1958

Box 326

Daily planners, 1947-1968

Box 326

Nameplate, undated

Box 326

Address book, undated

Box 327

Yonkers, New York superintendent papers, 1940s-1950s

Box 328

AASA. Directories and meeting materials, 1980s

Box 329

Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA), 1982

Box 329

Florida office files, 1980s

Box 330

Speaking engagements, 1940-1948

Box 330

Yonkers, New York superintendent files, 1940s

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, reports, and memoranda.
Box 330

Russell Sage Foundation project, 1965

Box 331

Personal correspondence, 1947

Box 331

Harvard visiting committee materials, 1961

Box 331

Ford Foundation reports, 1962

Box 332

Correspondence with committees, associations, and institutions, 1950s-1960s

Box 333

Correspondence with committees, associations, and institutions, 1950s-1960s

Box 333

Reports and writings on urbanization, 1962

Box 334

Materials relating to the University of Chicago

Box 334

Correspondence, 1965

Box 335

Reports and studies, 1961-1962

Box 335

Building program, undated

Box 335

Report on enrollment, 1961

Box 336

Reports to Board of Education, 1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports on mobile classrooms.
Box 337

Reports to Board of Education, 1963

Box 337

Verbatim transcripts. Board of Education meetings, 1963

Box 337

Enhance, company product files, 1970s or 1980s

Box 337

Report. "Temporary Permissive Transfer Program to Relieve Overcrowding in Elementary Schools," 1963 October

Box 338

Miscellaneous reports and office files, 1962-1965

Box 339

Reports and statements to Board of Education, 1962-1963

Box 340

Enhance, company product files, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes brochure, information packets, and glass shampoo and lotion bottles.
Box 341

Enhance, company product files, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes brochures on personal care products.
Box 342

Correspondence, 1953

Box 343

1945-1950s

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous correspondence, reports, and other materials.
Box 344

Binders of minutes regarding human relations work in Chicago schools, 1948-1951

Box 344

School binders, 1940s

Box 345

1950s

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous correspondence, reports, and other materials.
Box 346

1950s

Scope and Contents note

Include files on education.
Box 347

General education files, 1951

Box 348

Yearbook, 1921

Box 348

Packets of automation studies by General Electric, undated

Box 348

Reports and writings by Willis, 1962

Box 349

Monographs

Box 350

Bretney Corporation. Company packets on household products and nutritional supplements, 1982

Box 351

Bretney Corporation files. Correspondence, 1982

Box 352

Bretney Corporation files. Correspondence, 1980s

Box 353

The Educator's Encyclopedia

Box 354

Monographs on education, 1950s

Box 354

Bretney Corporation files, undated

Box 355

Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1982

Box 355

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 1980

Box 355

Retirement files, 1980s

Box 356

Statements and reports to Board of Education, 1964

Box 357

Speeches and speech materials, 1965

Box 357

Photo album, 1961 Septemeber - 1962 August

Box 357

Photo album, 1957 January - 1959 June

Box 358

Photo albums, 1965-1966

Box 359

Photo album, 1955 August - 1956 December

Box 359

Personal correspondence, 1981-1982

Box 359

Monographs, 1950s

Boxes 360-361

Reports and statements to Board of Education, 1963

Boxes 362-363

Speeches and public statements, 1964

Box 364

Oversize. Management Division of Academy for Education Development, 1959-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes box of conference materials, printed matter, and brochures.
Box 365

Oversize. News clippings and magazines, 1959-1964

Box 365

Oversize. Photo album of publicity photographs of Willis, undated

Box 366

Oversize. Trophy from Fisher Body Craftsmen Guild Model Car Competition, marked "Advisory Board 1954-1967"

Box 367

Oversize. AASA member plaques, 1979-1982

Box 367

Nameplates and empty photo albums

Box 368

"A Salute to Dr. Willis," 1966

Box 368

Your Right to Say It television program, 1961 November 28

Physical Description: 1.0 sound tape reel

Scope and Contents note

Broadcaster: WGN, Channel 9 Subject: Integration in the Chicago Schools Guests: John M. Fewkes, Rev. Carl A. Fuqua
Box 368

The Jerry Williams Show: "School Problems in Chicago," 1965 October 25

Physical Description: 2 sound tape reels
Box 368

General committee meeting, 1966 April 13

Physical Description: 3 sound tape reels

Scope and Contents note

Though a five-part recording, only parts 2-4 are available.
Box 368

Policy hearing, 1966 April 14

Physical Description: 2 sound tape reels
Box 368

Regular board meeting, 1966 May 11

Physical Description: 2 sound tape reels

Scope and Contents note

Though a three-part recording, only parts 2-3 are available.
Box 368

Unidentified sound recordings, 1966

Physical Description: 2 sound tape reels
Box 368

Christmas program: Barton School chorus, Morgan Park High School chorus, 1965 December 16

Physical Description: 1 sound tape reel
Tape cabinet

At Random television program, sound recording

Physical Description: 3 sound tape reels

Access

Use copy reference number: 82064_a_0013417

Scope and Contents note

The sound track of a television program, including commercials. The labels on the source tapes indicate this comes from WBBM-TV.
The program is a discussion on several local issues to Chicago, such as, but not limited to, schools, busing, and funding the police and fire departments.
There are occasional drop-outs in the audio, such as around 24:20 in part 3. These are heard on the source tapes.
Record cabinet

"Songs for Presidents: A Musical History of America's Major Political Campaigns from 1800 Through 1960," 1960

Physical Description: 1 disc
Record cabinet

Chicago Vocational High School spring music festival

General Physical Description note: 12-inch vinyl LP disc
Record cabinet

Philips high school choir and band

General Physical Description note: 12-inch vinyl LP disc
Record cabinet

The Mikado starring Groucho Marx

General Physical Description note: 12-inch vinyl LP disc
Record cabinet

Eisenhower in Asia / Kruschev in America

General Physical Description note: 12-inch vinyl LP disc
Record cabinet

19?? November 22

General Physical Description note: 12-inch vinyl LP disc
Record cabinet

Chicago public schools orchestra and chorus assisted by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra music recordings, 1959 December

Access

Use copy reference number: 82064_a_0005684

Scope and Contents note

Fantasia by Walter Hendl. Hymn to Democracy by Howard Hanson. Walter Hendl conducts both selections. 12-inch lacquer disc.
Record cabinet

H. Miller air check sound recording, 1963 January 18

Access

Use copy reference number: 82064_a_0005685

Scope and Contents note

Miller defends Benjamin Willis as an outstanding school administrator, pointing out that Massachusetts hiring Willis from his current job in Chicago is a compliment to the city. Recorded by WIND radio. 10-inch lacquer disc.
Record cabinet

Benjamin Willis speech: "Start School, When School Starts," 1961 August 31

Access

Use copy reference number: 82064_a_0005686

Scope and Contents note

Willis asks every boy and girl to enroll in school and stay in school. 10-inch lacquer disc.
Record cabinet

Party at Houston's and other miscellaneous sound recordings, 1947 July 17 - 1950 July 11

Access

Use copy reference number: 82064_a_0005687

Scope and Contents note

11 July 1950: The school board of Yonkers pays tribute to Benjamin Willis as he relocates to Buffalo. Part 1, Bill Dickson, Wm Lally, John Class; Part 2, Wm Lally, B.C.W.; Part 3, B.C.W., Class; Part 4, Class, Collins; Part 5, Collins, Sheets, Burke, Riley; Part 6, Minnervini, Elkind, Campion; Part 7, Rachel, singing "Auld Lang Syne" and "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow".
Part 8 on 17 July 1947: Officials of Yonkers, New York introduce Benjamin Willis, the recent appointee as school superintendent. Speakers are George Schiele, John Class, Hilda; Part 9, Hilda, Rachel Jr.; Part 10, Rachel Hons of Rest. Taken from original sleeves with speaker information written on them.
Set of five 12-inch lacquer discs.
Record cabinet

William C. Diehl farewell speech for Benjamin Willis, 1947 June 9

Access

Use copy reference number: 82064_a_0005688

Scope and Contents note

William C. Diehl delivers a speech about Benjamin Willis on the occasion of Willis' departure for a new job. Prior to Mr. Diehl's address, Mrs. Irene Hutzell offers a brief address to Willis concerning a gift from his office. 12-inch lacquer disc.
Record cabinet

Washington County Hillbillies musical performance of Mr. Willis Said, 1947 April 7

Access

Use copy reference number: 82064_a_0005689

Scope and Contents note

This is about Benjamin Willis' work with the Washington County schools. 12-inch lacquer disc.