The University of Chicago: A History
John W. Boyer
In The University of Chicago: A History, Dean of the College John W. Boyer presents the culmination of his research on the University in a comprehensive history, reaching from its little-known, false start in the mid nineteenth century to the present day. Published to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the University, this reference holds fresh insights about that history for all members of the University community and anyone interested in the history of American higher education.
Occasional Papers on Higher Education
Every summer since 1996, John W. Boyer, dean of the College and Martin A. Ryerson distinguished service professor of history, has written a paper on a different aspect of University history—from its early financial struggles, to the pitched battles over curricula, to the campus unrest of the 1960s. In 1999 the College began publishing his essays as part of its Occasional Papers on Higher Education series.
The missing numbers in our Occasional Papers series are Aims of Education Addresses. We will add them to this site soon.
- Volume XXIII. ‘Higher Education in America and Europe Around 1900’: Some Perspectives on Our Shared History and Its Relevance For Our Time – October 18, 2016
- Volume XXII. ‘A Hell of a Job Getting it Squared Around’: Three Presidents in Times of Fundamental Change: Ernest D. Burton, Lawrence A. Kimpton, and Edward H. Levi – October 30, 2012
- Volume XXI. ‘Teaching at a University of a Certain Sort’: Education at the University of Chicago Over the Past Century – October 18, 2011
- Volume XX. ‘Not as a Thing for the Moment, but for All Time’: The University of Chicago and Its Histories – October 19, 2010
- Volume XIX. ‘A Noble and Symmetrical Conception of Life’: The Arts at Chicago on the Edge of a New Century – October 27, 2009
- Volume XVIII. ‘The Kind of University That We Desire to Become’: Student Housing and the Educational Mission of the University of Chicago – October 28, 2008
- Volume XVII. ‘We are All Islanders to Begin With’: The University of Chicago and the World in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries – October 30, 2007
- Volume XVI. A Twentieth-century Cosmos: The New Plan and the Origins of General Education at Chicago – October 31, 2006
- Volume XV. ‘Broad and Christian in the Fullest Sense’: William Rainey Harper and the University of Chicago – October 25, 2005
- Volume XIII. The ‘Persistence to Keep Everlastingly at It’: Fund-raising and Philanthropy at Chicago in the Twentieth Century – October 26, 2004
- Volume XII. Judson’s War and Hutchins’s Peace: The University of Chicago and War in the Twentieth Century – October 28, 2003
- Volume X. Academic Freedom and the Modern University: The Experience of the University of Chicago – May 20, 2016
- Volume VIII. The Organization of the College and the Divisions in the 1920s and 1930s – October 30, 2001
- Volume VI. Building for a Long Future: The Role of the Trustees in the Early University – October 17, 2000
- Volume IV. The University of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s – October 19, 1999
- Volume III. Continuity & Change: The College as a Sponsor of Research and Teaching – October 20, 1998
- Volume II. Continuity & Change: The College as an Advocate of Curricular Innovation and Debate – October 21, 1997
- Volume I. Continuity & Change: The College as a Member of the Wider University – October 22, 1996