Helen Power Papers

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Helen Power papers
Creator: Power, Helen, 1904-1995
Call Number: D.119
Dates: circa 1972-1975
Physical Description: 12 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I. General Board of Regents business
Subseries I: Correspondence
Subseries II: Issue campaigns
Subseries III: Addresses to the Board of Regents
Series II. Committee meetings and conferences
Series III. Proposals
Series IV. Reports
Series V. Published and printed materials
Collection Overview
Title: Helen Power papers
Creator: Power, Helen, 1904-1995
Call Number: D.119
Dates: circa 1972-1975
Physical Description: 12 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Helen Power, born on May 2, 1904 served on the New York State Board of Regents from the late 1960s- 1975. During her time on the board, the regents confronted issues including integrating public schools through a busing initiative and expanding the state's higher education system by founding additional state colleges and universities. According to information provided by the New York State Education Department website, the Regents are 'responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities within the State, presiding over The University and the New York State Education Department.'

Helen Power died on January 12, 1995, having spent the majority of her adult life living in Rochester, New York.

Scope and Content
The Helen Power Papers are divided into five series: General Board of Regents Business, Committee Meetings and Conferences, Proposals, Reports, Published and Printed Materials. The series General Board of Regents Business contains correspondence written to and from Power, as well as to other members of the Board, materials related to issue campaigns and addresses made to the Board as well as other community groups. The second series, Committee Meetings and Conferences includes materials from weekly and monthly meetings held between 1973 and 1975. The third series includes proposals and recommendations made by and to the Board. Similarly, the fourth series, Reports contains drafts and final versions of documents submitted for the Board's approval. The final series is comprised of newsletters published and sent to Power and others during the early 1970s, as well as newspaper articles and other printed materials related to education.

Arrangement
Series I. General Board of Regents Business

Series II. Committee Meeting and Conferences

Series III. Proposals

Series IV. Reports

Series V. Published and Printed Materials

Subject(s):
New York (State)
Education
Power, Helen, 1904-1995
University of the State of New York. Board of Regents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Helen Power Papers were made a gift from Helen Power in November, December 1977.Access
The Helen Power papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Helen Power papers, D.119, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I. General Board of Regents business
Subseries I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Committee business, 1974
Box 1, Folder 2-6Correspondence to Helen Power
Box 1, Folder 7-8Correspondence to members of the Board, 1972-1975
Subseries II: Issue campaigns
Box 1, Folder 9-10Appointments to committees or council
Box 1, Folder 11Charter applications
Box 1, Folder 12Community school board elections, 1974
Box 1, Folder 13Employment opportunities for women
Box 1, Folder 14-15;
Box 2, Folder 1-2
Genesee Valley School Development Association
Box 2, Folder 3History of law behind Homemakers' Amendment
Box 2, Folder 4Houghton College, Presidential inauguration, 1973
Box 2, Folder 5Institutional reform and equal educational opportunity: women
Box 2, Folder 6Lafayette College: Department of Education, Education Semester Seminar, 1972
Box 2, Folder 7-12Materials related to Fleischmann Commission Report, circa 1973
Box 2, Folder 13-14Materials related to founding of Old Westbury
Box 2, Folder 15Memorandum, July 15, 1974
Box 2, Folder 16New York State Advisory Council, minutes, 1974
Box 2, Folder 17-18New York State Plan for Occupational Education, 1974
Box 3, Folder 1-3New York State Plan for Occupational Education, 1975
Box 3, Folder 4New York State scholarship and grant programs, 1973-1974
Box 3, Folder 5Ninety-fourth convocation of the University of the State of New York, 1974
Box 3, Folder 6-7Press releases, 1972-1975, undated
Box 3, Folder 8Proposed script for Chancellor McGovern at meeting with New York congressional delegation
Box 3, Folder 9Racial integration, 1972
Box 3, Folder 10Regents legislative hearing, 1974
Box 3, Folder 11Research planning evaluation, August 1974
Box 3, Folder 12-13School integration, 1974-1975
Box 3, Folder 14Segregation, Denver court case, 1973
Box 3, Folder 15-16State University of New York: regional plan for Long Island
Box 3, Folder 17Studies, circa 1972-1973
Box 3, Folder 18Teacher certification, 1972
Box 3, Folder 19Tuition Assistance Program, 1974
Subseries III: Addresses to the Board of Regents
Box 4, Folder 1September 1968
Box 4, Folder 2February 26, 1971, September 6, 1971
Box 4, Folder 3February 1973
Box 4, Folder 4-6September 1973
Box 4, Folder 7December 1973
Box 4, Folder 8May 1974
Box 4, Folder 9June 1974
Box 4, Folder 10October 1974
Box 4, Folder 11Undated
Series II. Committee meetings and conferences
Box 4, Folder 12-15Committee meetings, March-July 1973
Box 5, Folder 1-5Committee meetings, September 1973-December 1973
Box 5, Folder 6-12Committee meetings, March-October, 1974
Box 6, Folder 1Committee meetings, May 1975
Box 6, Folder 2Committee meetings, undated
Box 6, Folder 3-11Conferences, June 1972-October 1974
Series III. Proposals
Box 7, Folder 1-11Proposals, 1972-1974, undated
Series IV. Reports
Box 8, Folder 1-4Reports, 1968-1972
Box 8, Folder 5Report of the New York State Science and Technology Foundation, 1972
Box 8, Folder 6Annual report highlights of activity of the New York State Education Department, 1972-1973
Box 8, Folder 7State aid for elementary and secondary education in New York State as apportioned, 1972-1973
Box 8, Folder 8Summary of new legislation affecting education, 1973
Box 8, Folder 9County of Monroe, Department of Mental Health annual report, 1973
Box 8, Folder 10-15;
Box 9, Folder 1
Reports, 1973
Box 9, Folder 2-11;
Box 10, Folder 1-4
Reports, 1974
Series V. Published and printed materials
Box 10, Folder 5-6Problems for democracy for secondary schools
Box 10, Folder 7Education Commission of the States (ECS) legislative review, 1972-1974
Box 10, Folder 8-12;
Box 11, Folder 1
Publications, 1971-1974
Box 11, Folder 2Articles
Box 11, Folder 3-5Newspaper clippings
Box 11, Folder 6-12;
Box 12, Folder 1-2
Printed materials


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