University of Notre Dame

James W. Armsey Papers


Origination : Armsey, James W., 1917-
Extent : 93 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Received from James W. Armsey in many accessions from 1976 to 2009.

Preferred Citation

James W. Armsey Papers (ARM), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Ford Foundation Executive Committee and Board of Trustee dockets 1958-1977, budget papers 1969-1977, information and discussion papers 1960-1977, professional staff biographies, directory of personnel, and personnel reports 1958-1977, program reviews and reports 1965-1977; office files of the Special Program in Education (SPE) 1958-1970, including correspondence, college and university profiles, visitation memoranda, dockets and review papers; office files of the Educational Television Project (ETV) 1952-1973, including memoranda, reports of meetings, and papers by outside consultants, with some discussion of communication satellites; papers related to the Journalism Project 1961-1970, the Minority Higher Education Project 1951-1976, and Requests for Grant Action (RGA's) 1957-1976 documenting the Foundation's support of humanities and the arts, minority higher education, education and research, and national affairs, and the activities of the Foundation's International Division; with accounts of the history of the Foundation 1911-1956, Annual Reports 1956-1977, and Financial Statements 1949-1975; also papers documenting the career of Henry T. Heald, president of Illinois Institute of Technology 1940-1952, chancellor of New York University 1952-1956, and president/trustee of the Ford Foundation 1956-1965, for whom Armsey worked at each of these institutions; consisting of speeches written by Armsey and delivered by Heald, reports, proposals, and memoranda, 1946-1958.


Ford Foundation executive.


Armsey, James W., 1917-
Heald, Henry T., 1904-
Illinois Institute of Technology.
New York University.
Ford Foundation -- History.

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