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HISTORY OF BARUCH
PUBLIC EXHIBIT

2. THE THIRTIES AND FORTIES
GROWTH AND CONFLICT

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2.1 "" “A Huge School for Teaching Business,” (September 1, 1929)   ""
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  "" The opening of the new building for the School of Business and Civic Administration in 1929 was a landmark event in business education. “We aim primarily to meet the needs of the city. We are New Yorkers running the school and we mean to turn out of it New Yorkers who will be fitted to carry on the great business enterprises of the city, both public and private, according to the best approved modern standards.”
[This is a reproduction of the cover of the original pamphlet. The original is from the New York Times.]
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2.2 "" "Day Session Enrollment Reaches 1711; Almost 40,000 Students in All Branches" (March 11, 1935)   ""
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By 1935 the demand for higher education in New York City had grown and there was a need for more facilities to meet the educational demands of the populace. At City College, the enrollment in all branches reached an astounding 40,000 students in 1935. Brooklyn College began the construction of a campus that year and by 1937 Queens College had also added a its own facility. [The source of this article is from the Ticker.]

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2.3 "" “Admission to the School of Business and Civic Administration: Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration”   ""
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  "" To matriculate the admission requirements at the School of Business and Civic Administration were high, and to actually complete the degree students were required to take courses in liberal arts as well as business subjects. [From the collection of the Baruch College Archives.] "" image link
         
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2.4 "" "Dr. Robinson Favors Girls’ Readmission,” (March 13, 1935)   ""
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  "" The controversy concerning the admission of women to the School of Business was an important topic for the campus newspaper, the Ticker, to highlight on the front page. The President of the School of Business favored the admission of women and discussed the issue in the article. [The source of this article is from the Ticker.] "" image link
         
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2.5 "" New York, Board of Higher Education, Minutes of Proceedings (January 21, 1930)   ""
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  "" It was not until 1930 that women could enroll in day-session courses at the School of Business and Civic Administration. This was a major triumph for women since Hunter College administrators opposed it since the recommendation was first made in the late 1920s. The Board of Higher Education appointed a committee to look into the matter and it was decided to admit women to all technical and professional courses at City College. In addition, the committee took a stand on coeducation when it concluded that women who desire to pursue a business career do not have to be segregated by sex. [From the collection of the Baruch College Archives.] "" image link
         
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2.6 "" "Woman Student Elected," (November 17, 1943)   (access restricted)
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  "" Women although admitted to the day-session in 1930, remained in the minority until the 1940s. After the beginning of World War II, the composition of the day-session classes changed at the School of Business, and the majority of the student body were women. This gave women for the first time a chance to take on leadership roles at the college. [The source of this article is from the New York Times.] "" image link
         
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2.7 "" School of Business and Civic Administration (1943)   ""
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The School of Business and Civic Administration joined the other municipal campuses in demonstrating its patriotism. The students mobilized Victory Book Drives, donated blood to the Red Cross, and set up a Department of Military Science, which offered specialized courses to those entering the armed forces. [The source of this is from the Lexicon, 1943.]

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2.8 "" "A W.W. II Mobilization in The Tale of The Ticker," (December 2002)   ""
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The Ticker, a student publication which traces its origins to May 7, 1932, has since its inception been a vehicle to inform the college community of activities on campus. During the war years the newspaper covered all war related activities at 17 Lexington Avenue, providing insight into student activities, opinions and responses to the war. [ The source of this article is Sandra Roff, "A WWII Mobilization in the Tale of The Ticker," in CUNY Matters, December 2002, p.10.]

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2.9 "" Photograph of a locker room at the College of the City of New York.   ""
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  "" After the war veterans returned to college in record numbers and crowding was a problem. However, this rise in enrollment did not last and by 1948 the number of veterans declined. [From American Memory, Library of Congress.] "" image link
         
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2.10 "" Photograph of a secretarial class in the School of Business and Civic Administration.   ""
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After World War II, women who had been more daring in career choices during the war years returned to traditional career options such as teaching or secretarial work. [The source of this is from the Lexicon, 1943.]

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2.11 "" “City College Served All More Under Dr. Wright” (May 17, 1952)  
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  "" Dr. Harry Wright retired as president of City College in 1952. The proof of his accomplishments lay in successful events and the extensive division of the School of Business. [The source of this article is from the Amsterdam News.] "" image link
         
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2.12 "" Economics Society of the City College of New York, Business Bulletin, School of Business and Civic Administration (Fall 1947)   ""
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  "" After World War II, the United States witnessed a rapidly expanding economy. Campuses all over the country saw more interest in the field of economics. At the School of Business and Civic Administration the economics society published a Business Bulletin in the fall of 1947 which contained essays by prominent political and business leaders such as Averill Harriman and Earl Bunting. [Business Bulletin, Fall 1947, collection of the Baruch College Archives.] "" image link
         
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2.13 "" Cartoon from the Lexicon (1949)   ""
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  "" The veterans who returned to school following World War II often had families and responsibilities beyond those of a student. [The source of this is from the Lexicon, 1949, City College, School of Business and Civic Administration, n.p., collection of the Baruch College Archives.] "" image link
         
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2.14 "" “Faculty By-Laws” (1946)   ""
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  "" During the war years enrollment dropped at City College and with it came the reduction in the number of faculty members. After the war, with students returning to school new faculty were hired. [From the collection of the Baruch College Archives.] "" image link
         
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2.15 "" Photograph of the accounting faculty 1933/34   ""
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  "" The largest departments in the School of Business and Civic Administration in the 1930s were the accounting and economics departments. Women were already members of the department in 1933. [From the collection of the Baruch College Archives.] "" image link
         
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2.16 "" “Business Schools Elect Dr. Norton” (May 8, 1953)  
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  "" Dr. Thomas Norton, was dean of the School of Business and Civic Administration from 1945 until 1955. During his tenure he promoted many faculty members and began new programs. In 1953 he was elected to the prestigious position of vice-president of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business. [The source of this article is from the Scarsdale Inquirer.] "" image link
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2.17 "" "Move on to Reopen Townsend Harris" (August 19, 1954)  
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  "" Townsend Harris High School began in 1847 as a sub-freshman year to prepare young men for the Free Academy. The one-year course evolved into a three-year high school program for high achieving students. In 1907 the high school was moved to the new uptown campus where it remained until 1930. In 1930 overcrowding uptown led to the move to the top floors of the City College School of Business building at 17 Lexington Avenue. In 1942 the school lost its funding and it closed. In 1954 a committee was formed to re-establish the school. [The source of this article is from the New York Times.] "" image link
         
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2.18 "" “Anti-War Strike Supported By Instructors Association” (April 8, 1935)   ""
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  "" The rise of Fascism and the threat of war was of concern to both students and faculty in the 1930s. the Ticker kept the School of Business community aware of the antiwar events taking place in the area surrounding the college. [The source of this article is from the Ticker.] "" image link
         
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2.19 "" “The Sun Rises” (April 15, 1935)   ""
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  "" Cartoons often appeared in the school newspaper the Ticker about the possibility of war. [The source of this article is from the Ticker.] "" image link
         
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2.20 "" Senior Opinions (1939)   ""
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  "" The Mood of the 23rd Street campus in 1939 was moderate and by 1940 there were no anti-war rallies held on campus. [The source of this article is from the Lexicon, 1939. From the collection of the Baruch College Archives. ] "" image link
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2.21 "" We Think (1943)   ""
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  "" Similar to the survey above (from 1939), both the questions and the answers reflect the war-time mood. [From the collection of the Baruch College Archives.] "" image link
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