The Institute of Public Administration Collection
The Institute of Public Administration Collection consists of the records the Institute of Public Administration, including New York Bureau of Municipal Research, the predecessor of the IPA; and the papers of Luther Gulick (1892-1993), who worked and led the organization for close to sixty-five years. The collection is made up of materials assembled and published as a result of various city, state, federal, and international studies undertaken by the Institute of Public Administration and Luther Gulick with the ultimate aim of creating a more efficient and effective government. Below are links to finding aids for each collection. Also below is a link to our processing blog, which showcases highlights of the collection.
- Institute of Public Administration Records finding aid: folder-level description is available on site
- Luther Halsey Gulick III Papers finding aid
- "An Adventure in Democracy": The Institute of Public Administration Collection processing blog
This project was made possible by:
The Carnegie Corporation of New York, whose century-long history of generous support for effective and accountable government enabled Baruch College to begin the preservation and organization of the archives of the New York Bureau of Municipal Research and the Institute of Public Administration, for the benefit of scholars and an informed citizenry.
The Baruch College “Revealing the Hidden History of Reform Government in America: The Archives of the Bureau of Municipal Research & Institute of Public Administration” project was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program.