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Carl A. Fields Papers

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Fields, Carl A.

Educator and advocate of minority education Dr. Carl A. Fields, the first African American to hold a high-ranking position at an Ivy League school, was appointed Assistant Director of Student Aid and then Assistant Dean of the College at Princeton before serving in other leadership positions outside the University. Carl A. Fields was born on June 5, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio to Ralph A. Fields and Queena R. Grayson Fields. He attended St. Johns University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a B.S. in English and Social Science in 1942. Fields served as a Master Sergeant of the 376th Port Battalion in the United States Army, where he received the Bronze Star for the Battle of Saipan in 1944 before being honorably discharged on February 3, 1946. After the war, Fields earned his Master of Arts degree in Vocational Guidance from New York University in 1950.

Fields came to Princeton University in 1964 as Assistant Director of Student Aid, becoming the first African American to hold a high-ranking position at an Ivy League school. After earning his Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy from Philathea College in 1967 he was promoted to Assistant Dean of the College in 1968. Fields served on various committees at the University, including acting as chairman of the President's Committee for Human Relations. Throughout his tenure at Princeton Fields began and directed several innovative programs aimed at the retention of African American and other students of color. These included a minority orientation at the beginning of the school year and the Family Sponsors program, which introduced new students to an African American family within the Princeton community. In 1967 Fields helped coordinate the first Negro Undergraduate Conference with the new Association of Black Collegians organization on campus, which brought together black students from forty-one predominately-white universities. Fields also established the Frederick Douglass Award after attending the 1968 commencement exercises, which had the largest number of black students receiving a diploma in the history of the University. The Frederick Douglass Award is given to a student or students who exemplifies dignified behavior and contributed to the advancement of black ideals and the development of the University.

Fields left Princeton for a three-year Ford Foundation Fellowship, during which he served as the Planning Officer at the University of Zambia (UNZA). From 1974-1984 he became the principal partner and founder of the African Technical Educational Consultant Service (ATECS), where he served as a consultant for numerous organizations including the United Methodist Church, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and the Hastings College of Law. From 1984-1987 Fields became the administrative officer of Riverside Church in New York City and from 1988-1989 was the associate director of the Bishop Tutu Southern African Refugee Scholarship Fund. Fields was an active member and officer of many other organizations throughout his lifetime, including the College Entrance Examination Board and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA).

Fields was honored with numerous awards for his advocacy and active involvement in promoting minority education, including the University Service Award from the Association of Black Princeton Alumni in 1985, the President's Medal from St. John's University, the Leadership Award from the Princeton University Community House, and the Alumni Council Award at Princeton University in 1996.

Fields married Clarine Mayfield in 1942 and had two children: Carl, born in 1946, and Wayne, born in 1948. Fields married Hedda Lubin Levine on July 3, 1971. Fields passed away on July 20, 1998, at age 79. In 2002 the Third World Center at Princeton University was renamed the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding in his honor.

The Carl A. Fields Papers consist of correspondence, reports, research material on race relations and minority education, handwritten notes, project proposals, and other papers that document his life and active career. The collection contains a large amount of material generated from the three years spent as the Planning Officer at the University of Zambia (through a Ford Foundation Fellowship), as well as his services as a consultant and founder of the African Technical Educational Consultant Service. There is also documentation related to Princeton University and the surrounding community, particularly during the years of Fields's administrative positions, although his continuous involvement in the Association of Black Princeton Alumni after he left Princeton is also well represented. Some material was collected posthumously, including correspondence to his wife and the programs and speeches from memorial services held in his honor.

Please see the individual series and subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information.

This collection is arranged topically into the following series:

Gift of Mrs. Hedda L. Fields, March 2010.

This collection was processed by Nicole Milano in 2010. Finding aid written by Nicole Milano in July 2010.

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines. Materials separated from this collection during processing in 2010 include duplicate journals and books already represented in the Princeton University Library.

Publisher
University Archives
Finding Aid Author
Nicole Milano
Finding Aid Date
2010
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

The Organizations and Activities series consists of reports, correspondence, brochures, research materials, notes, and other material that document Fields's active career.

Please see the individual subseries descriptions for additional information.

Arrangement

Divided topically into the following three subseries: General, Africa, and African Technical Educational Consultant Service (ATECS).

Physical Description

12 boxes

Scope and Contents

The General subseries includes correspondence, planning notes, brochures, reports (including those located in the "Odds and Ends" folder), material on education reform (located in the "Dr. Fields" folder), and other documents from the many professional organizations, activities, scholarship funds, conferences, and committees Fields participated in throughout his lifetime, including the Riverside Church (where he served as the administrative officer) and the Bishop Tutu Southern African Refugee Scholarship Fund (where he served as the associate director). This series also includes speech transcriptions and articles by Fields.

Original folder titles were kept when available.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

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2 boxes

Abraham Jacobi Hospital, Play School Report (New York, NY), 1959 Summer. 1 box.
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1 box

Abraham Jacobi School (New York, NY), 1960. 1 box.
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1 box

The Alex Haley Roots Foundation, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

American Baptist Churches of New Jersey, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Anti-Discrimination Committee of the Teachers Union of New York City, Publication, 1957 January 1. 1 box.
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1 box

Antioch College Presidential Search Committee, 1976. 1 box.
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1 box

The Bishop Desmond Tutu Southern African Refugee Scholarship Fund (2 Folders), 1987-1989. 1 box.
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1 box

Brochures, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Bureau of Child Guidance, 1962 February 2. 1 box.
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1 box

Carl A. Fields Multicultural Scholarship Fund (St. John's University), 1990-2000. 1 box.
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1 box

Citizens Committee for Participation in Education (East Orange, NJ), 1967. 1 box.
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1 box

CODEL, Inc. (Coordination in Development), 1994 June 15. 1 box.
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1 box

College Entrance Examination Board, circa 1970. 1 box.
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1 box

Columbia University Teachers College (New York, NY), 1964. 1 box.
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1 box

Commission on Higher Education, Handbook, 1971 January. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Copies of Outgoing Correspondence, 1982-1994. 1 box.
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1 box

Fields, Carl A. to Leonard Coleman, Community Affairs Commissioner (NJ), 1988. 1 box.
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1 box

re: Jobs, Proposals, and Recommendations, 1980-1986. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous Letters- U.S., Incoming, 1981-1985. 1 box.
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1 box

Cross, William- "Stages in the Development of Black Identity", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Dr. Fields, 1963-1968. 1 box.
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1 box

The Eastern Sociological Society, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society, 1981-1984. 1 box.
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1 box

Elimu Center for African Arts, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Foundation for Contemporary Research, 1988. 1 box.
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1 box

Francis Parker School Visit (Chicago, IL), 1969. 1 box.
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1 box

Freedom House Institute on Schools and Education (Roxbury, MA), 1974-1975. 1 box.
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1 box

The General Convention Special Program, 1970-1972. 1 box.
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1 box

Greater Newark Urban Coalition, 1982-1983. 1 box.
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1 box

Hampshire College (Amherst, MA), 1976-1983. 1 box.
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1 box

Institute for Comparative Human Development, Position Paper, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, 1983. 1 box.
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1 box

Kirby House Conference (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA), 1969. 1 box.
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1 box

Minority Administrators Workshop, 1984. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous Brochures, Clippings, and Notes, circa 1976-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Morris High School (New York, NY), 1960-1962. 1 box.
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1 box

National Council on Black Churchmen, 6th Annual Convocation, 1972 October 9-12. 1 box.
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1 box

National Urban Education Association, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

National Urban League, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Odds and Ends, 1963-1982. 1 box.
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1 box

Outline for Program in Continuing Education for Out-of-School Youth 16-21 Years of Age, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Positive Futures, Inc., 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals, 1981-1986. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposal to NY State Education Department on Increased Numbers of Disadvantaged Students in Higher Education, 1967. 1 box.
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1 box

Rankin, Dorothy- Public School 121 (Queens, NY), 1959-1982. 1 box.
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1 box

Resume, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Administrative, 1987-1990. 1 box.
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1 box

Administrative Officer Appointment, 1984-1985. 1 box.
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1 box

Annual Report, 1989-1990. 1 box.
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1 box

Board of Trustees, 1983-1984. 1 box.
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1 box

Booklets and Publications, 1978-1988. 1 box.
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1 box

Certificate of Membership, 1977 October 16. 1 box.
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1 box

Church Resources Program Proposal, 1986. 1 box.
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1 box

Conference in Solidarity with the Liberation Struggles of the People of Southern Africa, 1981 October 9-11. 1 box.
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1 box

"Congregations, Parenting, and the Prevention of Delinquincy" Grant Project, 1988. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1984-1986. 1 box.
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1 box

Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society, 1983. 1 box.
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1 box

General Material, 1978-1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Metro/Suffolk Area New York Conference, United Church of Christ, 1982 November 12. 1 box.
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1 box

The New World Foundation Divestment Options for Concerned Institutional Investors: The South African Question, 1985 April 15. 1 box.
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1 box

Rites of Passage Program, 1992-2002. 1 box.
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1 box

South African Campaign, 1979, 1976-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Trustees Committee, Social Responsibility Investments, 1980-1983. 1 box.
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1 box

Rogers, Dave (Center for Urban Education)- Excerpts from Book, Submitted to Fields for Review, 1966. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

"Black Students in a White University," Financing Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Colloquium (Scottsdale, AZ), 1969 November 9-13. 1 box.
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1 box

"Building a New Concept of University Education in Developing Countries", 1973 June 10. 1 box.
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1 box

"Commentary on the Black Church and the Changing Community", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

"Dropped In- Not Dropped Out", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Financial Compensation, 1980 November 17. 1 box.
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1 box

"Institutional Responsibility and Minority Students", 1988 August 15. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

"The Planned Development of Man", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

"The Role of the Universities in Technology Transfer", 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Speeches and Reports, 1972-1984. 1 box.
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1 box

United Negro College Fund, Inc./ The Career Advancement Institute- "A Plan for Research on the Career Mobility Problems of Black and Minority Youth", 1981 April. 1 box.
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1 box

United Negro College Fund, Inc./ The Career Advancement Institute, Project, 1981. 1 box.
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1 box

United States Conference for the World Council of Churches, 1980-1983. 1 box.
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1 box

Urban League of Greater New York, 1962-1966. 1 box.
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1 box

Vocational Guidance Bureau, 1970. 1 box.
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1 box

Washington Heights- Hamilton Grange Community Cultural Committee (New York, NY), 1962-1963. 1 box.
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1 box

Wiltwyck School for Boys, Study, 1963 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Arrangement

The folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

Scope and Contents

The Africa subseries includes research material, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, photographs (found in the "Confidential" folder), and notes related to his advocacy and work for the continent of Africa (especially South Africa) throughout his life. Most predominant are the handwritten notes on development, administrative charts, architectural drawings (found in the "Ford Foundation Confidential" folder), and other documentation related to the University of Zambia (UNZA), where Fields served as the Planning Officer through a Ford Foundation Fellowship in the early 1970s.

Original folder titles were kept when available.

Physical Description

4 boxes

African Archives File 1, Andrew Roberts- Records of East Africa's Past, 1971. 1 box.
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1 box

African Archives File 2, B. S. Krishnamurthy- "Cha Cha Cha: Zambia's Struggle for Independence", 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

All Africa Conference of Churches, 1972-1973. 1 box.
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1 box

The American Committee on Africa, 1983-1985. 1 box.
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1 box

American Friends Service Committee, 1979-1982. 1 box.
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1 box

Association of Black Foundation Executives, 1973-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Centre for Intergroup Studies (University of Cape Town, South Africa) (2 Folders), 1968-1988. 1 box.
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1 box

The Church and Southern Africa, Consultation, 1977 May 7-11. 1 box.
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1 box

Clippings, 1979-1985. 1 box.
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1 box

Conference in Solidarity with the Liberation Struggles of the Peoples of Southern Africa, 1981-1983. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence- Africa Letters, 1981-1983. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence- Status Press, 1978-1982. 1 box.
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1 box

Department of State Post Report (Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia), 1961 December 29. 1 box.
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1 box

Information Center on South Africa, 1986. 1 box.
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1 box

Intergroup Studies, General, 1979-1981. 1 box.
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1 box

"Like It Is," Radio Transcript (U.S. Ambassador John Lamelle on Prison Construction), 1981 October. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Mugabe, Robert (President of the Republic of Zimbabwe)- Address at Heinz Company Luncheon (NY), 1990 October 2. 1 box.
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1 box

Nairobi Newsletters, 1970. 1 box.
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1 box

National Security Council, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports, 1960-1985. 1 box.
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1 box

United Nations, 1972-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

United States Committee for Refugees, Paper- "Refugees from Mozambique", 1986 November. 1 box.
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1 box

"United States Policy on Southern Africa"- 1984 Election Issue, A Forum, 1983 October 4. 1 box.
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1 box

University Booklets, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

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4 boxes

African Documentation Centre Proposal, 1976. 1 box.
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1 box

Agriculture Notes, 1970s. 1 box.
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1 box

Bank Street College (New York, NY), 1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Bennett, Nicholas- "Primary Education in Rural Communities", 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

Bryn Mawr College Exchange Program (Bryn Mawr, PA), 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Budget and Development (Original), early 1970s. 1 box.
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1 box

Cathedral of the Holy Cross Program, 1974 June 2. 1 box.
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1 box

Chirwa, F.- Notes on Plans to Launch an International Festival by the Lusaka Red Cross Branch, 1972 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Clinic to Improve University Teaching (University of Massachusetts), 1973. 1 box.
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1 box

Clippings, 1972-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Conferences of University Administrators, 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

Confidential, 1973-1975. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Carl A. Fields (to and from) in Zambia, 1971-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Follow-up, 1975-1994. 1 box.
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1 box

Ford Foundation [Includes Memoranda], 1972-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Letters to Zambians, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Department of Correspondence Studies Bulletin, 1970 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Department of Extra-Mural Studies, Memo Booklet, 1972 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Expense Reports, 1971-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Fields, Carl A.- Administrative Structure Chart, Oversize, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Fields, Carl A.- "Guidelines to Planning and Development, University of Zambia 1971-1981", 1971. 1 box.
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1 box

Fields, Carl A.- "Position Paper, United African Citizenship: A Challenge to African Unity", 1974 May 19. 1 box.
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1 box

Ford Foundation Appointment, 1971-1973. 1 box.
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1 box

Ford Foundation Confidential, 1972-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Ford Foundation Confidential, Oversize, 1972-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

General Information on Admissions, 1971. 1 box.
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1 box

General Papers on University of Zambia Development, early 1970s. 1 box.
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1 box

Home- Reference File, 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

Institute for Social Research, Lectures Booklet, 1967. 1 box.
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1 box

Mayor's Speech, 1972 January 20. 1 box.
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1 box

Miles, Peter- Reports and Correspondence, 1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Ndem, E.B.E.- "Independent Africa after Lecture, Political Honeymoon", 1974 June 7. 1 box.
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1 box

Newsletters, 1973-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Notebooks, early 1970s. 1 box.
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1 box

Panel Notes, School of Education (2 Folders), 1972-1973. 1 box.
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1 box

Papers and Presentations, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Photographs, 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

Promotional Booklet, early 1970s. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals and Papers (2 Folders), early 1970s. 1 box.
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1 box

Relevant Papers on African Education, early 1970s. 1 box.
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1 box

Report on Restructuring the School of Education, 1973 March 1. 1 box.
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1 box

School Handbooks, 1972-1973. 1 box.
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1 box

School of Natural Sciences Combined Annual Report, 1971-1973. 1 box.
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1 box

School of Science, Engineering, and Related Subjects, 1971-1973. 1 box.
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1 box

Science Teaching Project, Staten Island Community College (New York, NY), 1973-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Staff Development Program Analysis, 1986 April 29. 1 box.
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1 box

Vice Chancellor's Graduation Addresses (2 Folders), 1970-1973. 1 box.
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1 box

Zambia News Week Digest, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Zambia Project N.S., 1971. 1 box.
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1 box

Zambia Scrapbook Items, 1971. 1 box.
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1 box

South Africa, 1977-1979. 1 box.
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1 box

South Africa Consultancy, 1979-1980. 1 box.
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1 box

South Africa Literature, 1986. 1 box.
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1 box

South Africa Papers, 1985-1986. 1 box.
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1 box

South West Africa People's Organization, 1984. 1 box.
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1 box

Zambia, School Leavers, 1976-2001. 1 box.
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1 box

Arrangement

The folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

Scope and Contents

Founded by Fields in 1974, the African Technical Educational Consultant Service (ATECS) was a consultation service for organizations and communities whose primary concern was initiating or improving services and skills of ethnic minority urban and rural populations. This subseries contains correspondence, field visit notes, and program proposals related to projects under consideration for or completed by ATECS throughout the United States and parts of Africa from 1974-1984, including the Hastings College of Law Legal Education Opportunities Program and the United Methodist Church's School Feasibility Studies.

Original folder titles were kept when available.

Physical Description

6 boxes

African Consultant Service, 1973. 1 box.
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1 box

Agency for International Development, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Alcon Enterprises, 1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Anglo-American Corporation, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Association of African Universities, 1974-1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Business Certificates, 1974 October. 1 box.
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1 box

Cadman Church Leadership Conference (Brooklyn, NY), 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnegie Corporation- South African Trip (2 Folders), 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnegie Study, 1974-1980. 1 box.
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1 box

Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School, 1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Essex County College (Newark, NJ), 1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Florida Memorial College, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Hackettstown High School (NJ), 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

An Admissions Policy Statement, 1978 January 27. 1 box.
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1 box

Bakke, Allan Case: Background Papers, 1976-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Memoranda, Notes, and Miscellaneous Material, 1978-1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Draft Report with Correspondence, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Field and Progress Reports, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Field Visit Reports and Planning Principles, 1977-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Final Report of the Task Force on Graduate and Professional Admissions, 1977 September. 1 box.
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1 box

Hastings Original, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

History of Program, 1978 April 17. 1 box.
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1 box

Mission, Goal, Strategy, Objective, and Action Plan, 1978 June 15. 1 box.
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1 box

Peer Counselor Orientation Folder, 1977-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

A Plan for the Restructuring of the Program, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Public Interest Law Program Abstract, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Regional Summer Institute Proposal, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Report Notes and Preliminary Thoughts, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Report on Phase I, 1978 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Rogers, Dave- Field Reports and Notes, 1977-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Self Study Committee Report, 1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Haverford College- Major League Baseball Academy, 1992. 1 box.
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1 box

Haverford College Proposal (Haverford, PA), 1979-1992. 1 box.
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1 box

Hawkins Street School Project (Newark, NJ), 1976. 1 box.
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1 box

The Institute for Religious and Social Studies (New York, NY), 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

John's Island Paris (John's Island, SC), 1974-1976. 1 box.
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1 box

The Kirkridge Consultation, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

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2 boxes

Black Church Policy Workshop and Black Church Development, 1976-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

National Media Center Foundation, Inc., 1975-1976. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals and Reports, Folder 1 of 5, 1974-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals and Reports, Folder 2 of 5, 1974-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals and Reports, Folder 3 of 5, 1974-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals and Reports, Folder 4 of 5, 1974-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals and Reports, Folder 5 of 5, 1974-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Quarterly Report, 1976 Fall. 1 box.
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1 box

School Comments, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Marble Collegiate Church, 1981. 1 box.
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1 box

Media-Modes, Inc. (New York, NY), Motivational Film Series, 1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Ministerial Interfaith Association, 1976. 1 box.
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1 box

New Jersey Council for Urban Community Development, 1983. 1 box.
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1 box

The New York Theological Seminary (New York, NY), 1976-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Nigerian University Study, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Project Hire, 1979. 1 box.
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1 box

Promotional Material, 1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Proposals, 1979-1987. 1 box.
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1 box

Small Church Advisory Service, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

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4 boxes

Black Presbyterians United Questionnaire, 1980. 1 box.
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1 box

Board of Global Ministries Correspondence, Reports, and Funding Requests, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Board of Global Ministries National Division, Handbook for Agencies, 1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Carnegie Corporation, Black Community Developers Reading Project, 1974-1976. 1 box.
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1 box

Church Education in Africa Study, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

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3 boxes

The Asian-American Ethnic Church, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Black United Methodists for Church Renewal, Proposal, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Church Development Skills Centers for Clergy in Urban-Rural Southern Communities, 1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Commission on the Status and Role of Women, 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

Consultation Committees, 1975-1980. 1 box.
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1 box

Consultation on the Ethnic Minority Local Church, with Study Documents, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports, 1974-1976. 1 box.
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1 box

Dallas Consultation, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

General Conference Report, 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

Morgan, Virginia Wilkins- "Ethnic Minorities within United Methodism", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Report- "Strengthening the Ethnic Minority Church", 1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Study Documents and Correspondence, 1975-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

Task Force, 1974-1976. 1 box.
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1 box

Task Force, 1975. 1 box.
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1 box

General Conference, 1976. 1 box.
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1 box

General Conference Preparatory Material and Other Documents, 1975-1976. 1 box.
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1 box

JAYSAC, 1967-1974. 1 box.
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1 box

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2 boxes

Annual Reports, 1973. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Memoranda, and Minutes, Folder 1 of 2, 1974-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Memoranda, and Minutes, Folder 2 of 2, 1974-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Evaluation Process and Scoring, 1978-1980. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Navajo Methodist Mission School Field Visit Materials, 1975 October 5. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Navajo Schools, New Mexico, 1974-1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Preparatory Information, 1974. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports and Appendices, 1970-1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Tampa, FL, United Methodist Church Centers and Schools, 1974-1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Visitation Review Reports, 1974-1975. 1 box.
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1 box

Winter Educational Conference, 1977-1978. 1 box.
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1 box

Staff Study, Regional Development, 1973-1974. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Waterloo Village, 1976. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Vassar College Chaplaincy Review Committee, 1980. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Zimbabwe, 1980-1992. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

The folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

Scope and Contents

The Princeton University series consists of documentation related to the University and the surrounding community, particularly during his time as administrator in the 1960s (although later material is also represented). This includes general correspondence, a large amount of clippings, promotional material and handwritten notes related to Fields's posthumously-publised book, Black in Two Worlds: A Personal Perspective on Higher Education, and material related to early African American organizations on campus and Fields's efforts at increasing minority admissions. This series does not include a significant amount of official administrative correspondence or institutional documentation. The series does contain material on Fields's involvement as Treasurer in the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, including conference preparatory material and programs, membership lists, correspondence, newsletters, and reports. There is also documentation related to Fields after his direct involvement in the organization, including scholarships named in his honor.

Original folder titles were kept when available.

Physical Description

5 boxes

African Americans in Princeton, 1978. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Alumni Council of Princeton University, 1993-1994. 1 box.
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1 box

Alumni Council of Princeton University, Award, 1996. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Appointment Calendar with Loose Notes, 1964-1965. 1 box.
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1 box

Appointment Calendar with Loose Notes, 1971. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Association of Black Collegians, 1966-1969. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Association of Black Collegians- Negro Undergraduate Conference Clippings, 1967-1968. 1 box.
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1 box

Association of Black Collegians- Negro Undergraduate Conference, Report, 1967 March 30. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

1st Annual Scholarship Fund Gala, 1987 May 16. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

10th Anniversary Celebration, 1983 April 22-23. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

10th Anniversary Conference- "Princeton Blacks: From the '60s into the '80s", 1977 April 22-24. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

10th Anniversary Conference- "Princeton Blacks: From the '60s into the '80s," Post-Conference Correspondence and Clippings, 1977. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

10th Anniversary Conference- "Princeton Blacks: From the '60s into the '80s," Preparatory Material, 1976-1977. 1 box.
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1 box

20th Anniversary Celebration, 1992 May-October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

25th Anniversary Celebration, 1997 September 7-8. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Annual Meeting, 1994 October 22. 1 box.
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1 box

Annual Reunion Awards Receptions, 2001-2006. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Awards Ceremony Photographs, 1985-1989. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

By-laws, 1979-1980. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Calendar, 1994-1995. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1975-1994. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Dr. Carl A. Fields University Service Award, 1999. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fields, Carl A.- Keynote speech for 10th Anniversary Conference- "Princeton Blacks: From the '60s into the '80s", 1977 April 22. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Handouts, 1995. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lists- Membership and Black Alumni, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Newsletters, 1990-1998. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

President's Statement, 1978-1979. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton in Africa- General Information, 2001-2004. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton in Africa- Proposals, 1980-1981. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton Alumni Weekly, 1968-1969. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Reports, 1979. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Slaby, S. to Gil Noble- "ACLU Things", 1992 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

A Survey of Black Princeton Alumni, 1977 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Carl A. Fields Center (After Renaming), 2002-2009. 1 box.
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1 box

Carl A. Fields Endowment for Community-Based Learning, 1996-2000. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cartwright, Levering- "Reflections on March 5, 1970 at Princeton", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Physical Description

1 box

African Americans at Princeton University, 1995. 1 box.
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1 box

Carl A. Fields, 1968-1998. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Carl A. Fields leaving Princeton University for Post at the University of Zambia, 1971. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous, 1968-2002. 1 box.
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1 box

Race Relations at Princeton University, 1966-2001. 1 box.
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1 box

Commencement Programs, 1968-1969. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

The Committee to Honor Carl A. Fields at Princeton University, 1994-1995. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Community House, 1992-2003. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Community House Certificate of Appreciation, 1995 February 11. 1 box.
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1 box

Community House, Report on the Review, 1999 April 23. 1 box.
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1 box

Community Relations Committee, 1970-1971. 1 box.
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1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Administrative, 1968-1971. 1 box.
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1 box

re: Fields Articles, 1968. 1 box.
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1 box

re: Fields position at the University of Zambia, 1971. 1 box.
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1 box

re: Fields promotion to Assistant Dean of the College, 1968 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Foster, Badi, 1997. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous, 1968-2000. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Daniels, Lee- Proposal and Abstract for "African Americans in Higher Education", 1990. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Death Notices (for Carl A. Fields), 1998. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Faculty Questionnaire, 1967 January 4. 1 box.
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1 box

Field Work Project in Zambia (Internships), 1970-1971. 1 box.
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1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Addresses for Macy Conference (Princeton, NJ), 1969 April 13-16. 1 box.
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1 box

Articles (2 Folders), 1968-1970. 1 box.
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1 box

"A Black Dean on Racism", 1969 March 4. 1 box.
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1 box

Book- "Black in Two Worlds", 1975-2005. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

"Princeton Portrait" for Princeton Alumni Weekly, 1969 October 21. 1 box.
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1 box

Tribute to John Danielson, 1995 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Goheen, Robert, 1967-1969. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

The Frederick Douglass Award and Memorial, 1985-1995. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Gulf Oil Corporation Charter, Amendment Support, 1971. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

King-Kennedy Memorial Library Dedication, 1968. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Mbiti, John S.- African Studies Public Lecture, 1970 November 4. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Memorial Service for Carl A. Fields, Princeton University, 1998 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Minority Admissions, 1968-1999. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous, 1966-2001. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Office of Admissions, Reports, 1962-1968. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

The Organization of Black Unity, 1970s. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Press Releases, 1964-1998. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton in the 21st Century, 1996. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton Alumni Weekly, 2001 September-October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton Alumni Weekly, Carl A. Fields Articles, 1977. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton Area Council of Community Services, 1971 May 25. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton-Blairstown Center, 1986-2000. 1 box.
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1 box

Princeton University Chapel, 1968-1970. 1 box.
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1 box

"Princeton University Today: A Program for Women," Program, 1969 May 22-24. 1 box.
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1 box

Program in American Civilization Conference- "The Negro in America", Bibliographies, 1966. 1 box.
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1 box

Shapiro, Harold- Article and Statement, 1992-1999. 1 box.
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1 box

"A Summer in the Cities" Field Study Program, 1965-1971. 1 box.
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1 box

Third World Center, 1971-1999. 1 box.
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1 box

Westminster Foundation at Princeton University, 1971 April 2. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

The Personal Materials series contains materials that fall outside the scope of the organizations and professional activities that are included in Series 1. This includes miscellaneous correspondence to Carl and Hedda Fields, high school and college documents (including alumni activities), military papers, and memorial service programs and correspondence received posthumously.

Original folder titles were kept when available.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

Physical Description

1 box

Awards and Certificates of Appreciation, 1969-1995. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Boys High School Yearbook (Brooklyn, NY), 1938. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Carl A. Fields Memorial Service- The Riverside Church, 1998 July 29. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence to and from Carl A. and Hedda Fields, 1976-1981. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence to Hedda Fields re: Carl A. Fields Death, 1998. 1 box.
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1 box

Death Certificate, List of Honors and Awards, Obituaries, 1998. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Military Papers, 1946-1951. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Philathea College- Catalog, 1969-1971. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Philathea College- Dissertation and Notes, 1967. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. John's University, 1942. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. John's University- Alumni-Related Material, 1970-1997. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. John's University- Awards and Honors, 1968-1992. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Copies of photograph, St. John's honorary degree and citation, clippings on Fields, 1944-1998. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes the text of a 1996 lecture, "Changing Faces," by Georgia Nugent.

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest