Biography and History

The Council on Urban Studies was formed in 1968 to confront "the numerous intellectual challenges posed by urbanization" and to foster and coordinate the teaching and research activities of the schools and departments at the University concered with Urban Studies, such as the School of Architecture and the Woodrow Wilson School. Comprised of representatives from various departments and institutions, the Council's initial chairman was provost William G. Bowen, however when he became president of the University in 1972 he was succeeded by Dean Robert Geddes of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Source: From the finding aid for AC262

  • Council on Urban Studies Records. 1970-1977 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC262

    The Council on Urban Studies was formed in 1968 to confront "the numerous intellectual challenges posed by urbanization" and to foster and coordinate the teaching and research activities of the schools and departments at the University concered with Urban Studies, such as the School of Architecture and the Woodrow Wilson School. Consists of the records of the Council on Urban Studies including meeting minutes, correspondence, and a questionnaire circulated to undergraduates.

  • Council on Urban Studies Records. 1970-1977 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC262

    The Council on Urban Studies was formed in 1968 to confront "the numerous intellectual challenges posed by urbanization" and to foster and coordinate the teaching and research activities of the schools and departments at the University concered with Urban Studies, such as the School of Architecture and the Woodrow Wilson School. Consists of the records of the Council on Urban Studies including meeting minutes, correspondence, and a questionnaire circulated to undergraduates.