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Benjamin A. Ring Papers, 1951-1992

Collection Overview

Title: Benjamin A. Ring Papers, 1951-1992

ID: OGLMC/1310

Creator: Ring, Benjamin A.

Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1994

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

1925-1992; UND Philosophy Department, 1962-1990

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Benjamin A. Ring papers were separated from several boxes of documents deposited by the Philosophy Department in 1994. While they were processed, the Ring papers were divided into five series.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was deposited on May 26, 2005 (Acc.2005-2747).

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: UND Philosophy Department

Acquisition Method: Donation: Acc. 95-2027

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Benjamin A. Ring. OGLMC 1310, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in February 2015.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH006769841


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: PersonalAdd to your cart.
The first series contains a draft of Ring's autobiography, "How I Lived and What I Lived For", a transcript of a June 1975 interview with Ring, materials related to Ring's graduate studies, and correspondence.  Also included is the text of a poem entitled "Planting a Tree to Honor Ben Ring." The poem was written by Dean Bernard O'Kelly, and was read by the group assembled at the planting of said tree.
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Folder 21: "Planting a Tree to Honor Ben Ring," Poem Written by Dean Bernard O'Kelly: May 15, 1992.Add to your cart.
Series 2: Professional/UNDAdd to your cart.
Series 2 contains Ring's Academic Supplements, promotion files, course syllabi, travel requests, as well as files related to the "AGORA of the Air" graduate school, the honors program, the Indian Education Committee, and the Human Relations Committee.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Academic supplements, 1967-87.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Promotion file, selected writings, 1962-82.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Promotion file, student materials, 1979-82.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Promotion file, peer evaluations, 1981-83.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Promotion file, recommendations, 1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Promotion file, academic records, 1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Promotion file, tenure information, 1973-89.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Promotion file, evaluations, 1975-90.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Form F.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Course syllabi, 1981-88.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Philosophy Dept. reports & memos, 1978-83.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Faculty lecture: "Hume and the Use of History," 1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Travel requests, 1976-90.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Report on institutional goals inventory, ca. 1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Faculty letter to the president, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Learning Systems literature, 1969-70.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Graduate School, Philosophy courses, 1959-64.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Graduate School, memoranda, 1961-71.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Graduate School, Ring resignation, 1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Honors Program, correspondence & memos, 1975- 84.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Honors Program, Vietnam Colloquium, 1980-81.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Human Relations Committee, correspondence & memos, 1972-75.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: "AGORA of the Air," correspondence, memos, grants, 1981-85.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: "AGORA of the Air," correspondence, bank statements, reports, 1980-81.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Indian Education Committee, 1972-74.Add to your cart.
Series 3: Professional AssociationsAdd to your cart.
This series consists of materials related to the ND Committee on the Humanities, ND Council for Higher Education, State Board of Higher Education, AAUP, and the American Council on Education.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 32: NDEA, controversial speech by Ring, reactions, OCT 1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: ND Humanities Council, correspondence, applications, agendas, 1965-85.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: ND Committee on Humanities, members, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: ND Committee on Humanities, correspondence, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: ND Committee on Humanities, correspondence, 1972-74.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: ND Committee on Humanities, papers & proposals, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: ND Committee on Humanities, applications & proposals, 1972-75.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: ND Committee on Humanities, United Plainsmen Association, 1975.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: ND Committee on Humanities, Upper Mid-West, 1974.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Tri-State Humanities Project, memos, reports, conference papers, 1972-74.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Council on Education, reports.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Council on Education, Conference on College Teacher Preparation, 1958.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: American Council on Education, bibliography.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: AAUP, bylaws, 1966-67.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: AAUP, correspondence reports, memos, 1948, 1965-74.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: AAUP, committee reports, 1967-75.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: AAUP, academic freedom, 1964, 1968-69.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: AAUP, ethics & grievances, 1970-71.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: AAUP, collective bargaining, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: AAUP, membership lists, 1967-74.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: ND Council for Higher Education, constitution, 1970-71.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NDCHE, correspondence, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: NDCHE, reports, 1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NDCHE, conference, 1969-70.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: State Board of Higher Education, correspondence, 1970-71.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: SBHE, agendas, resolutions, notes, 1966-67, 1970-71.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: SBHE, membership lists, 1967, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: SBHE, "Higher Education Act," 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: SBHE, studies & reports, 1968, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: SBHE, Education USA newsletter, 1967-74.Add to your cart.
Series 4: Summer ProgramsAdd to your cart.

The fourth series consists of materials the Institute on Student Involvement (ISI) and National Science Foundation (NSF) summer institute for gifted high school students. ISI was a six-week program that Ring attended in 1969. Held at Claremont Colleges, California, ISI brought together about 35 deans and professors from around the nation to study "sources of student discontent." ISI documents include schedules, discussion topics, Ring's notes, correspondence, questionnaires, reading lists, poetry, news clippings, articles, and staff & participant rosters.

The NSF documents relate to a summer institute for gifted high school students that was hosted by UND in the early 1960s. NSF materials include correspondence, proposals & grants, budget, expenditures, as well as student applications, evaluations, and publications. Documents are arranged chronologically.

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Institute for Student Involvement, studies & reports, 1960, 1967-68.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: ISI, correspondence, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: ISI, schedules, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: ISI, special topics, 1967-69.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: ISI, notes & general information, ca. 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: ISI, participants & staff, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: ISI, clippings, articles, pamphlets, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: ISI, questionnaire on campus power structure, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: ISI, proposals, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: ISI, Deena Metzger pornography case, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: National Science Foundation, correspondence, 1963-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: NSF, proposal & grant, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: NSF, form letters, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: NSF, portrait, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: NSF, class assignments, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: NSF, readings, ca. 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: NSF, director's meeting, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: NSF, budget, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: NSF, expenditures, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: NSF, form letters, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: NSF, information requests & mailings, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 42: NSF, participants, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: NSF, completed applications, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: NSF, accepted applications, A-C, 1964-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 45: NSF, accepted applications, D-G, 1964-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 46: NSF, accepted applications, H-K, 1964-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: NSF, accepted applications, L-O, 1964-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 48: NSF, accepted applications, P-R, 1964-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 49: NSF, accepted applications, S, 1964-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 50: NSF, accepted applications, T-Z, 1964-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 51: NSF, rejections, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 52: NSF, awards banquet, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 53: NSF, Pre-Collegiate Science/Math Program, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 54: NSF, proposal & grant, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 55: NSF, director's meeting, 1965.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: NSF, expenditures, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: NSF, form letters, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: NSF, registration, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: NSF, student evaluations, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NSF, NOVA, student publication, 1963-64.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: NSF, brochures, 1963-65.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: NSF, publicity, 1963-65.Add to your cart.
Series 5: Underground and Student PressAdd to your cart.
Contains several student newspapers (1964-70). Also included in this series are documents related to a variety of free press issues, such as the ACLU, Committee Concerned About Vietnam, CORE, UND Indian Association, and Young Democrats. Newspapers and organizations are arranged alphabetically.
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Folder 8: "Charge," 1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Eccentric," 1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Ignite," 1968-69.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "It Isnt," 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "The Sphere Review," 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Synanon," 1968-69.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: ACLU related materials, 1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Committee Concerned About Vietnam, 1967.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Congress Of Racial Equality, 1963-64.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Protest poems.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Special events, 1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: UND Indian Association, "OMINICYA," ca. 1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Young Democrats, 1970-74.Add to your cart.