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Public Administration: Special Collections

An SU Libraries' research starting points guide for public administration

Special Collections Research Center

The SU Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) holds a variety of unique primary source materials relevant to public administration and public affairs.

Examples include original papers and other historical records and/or artifacts of:

  • Inter-University Case Program Papers/Edwin A. Bock (Between 1948 and 1991, the ICP published 164 case studies and special studies of government decision-making and administration for departments of Political Science and Public Administration in over 60 member universities. Most of the studies dealt with American government, but some, mostly after 1960, described situations in Britain, Europe, and developing countries in Asia. This collection includes all ICP publications as well as “case method” publications that deal with case preparation, case teaching, and the relation of case studies to academic theorizing in Political Science and Public Administration.)
  • Earl Browder (General Secretary of the U.S. Communist Party, 1930-1994; President of the U.S. Communist Political Association, 1944-1946)
  • Erastus Corning II (Served as Albany, NY Mayor for 41 years - 1942-1983)
  • Alan K. Campbell (American educator, university administrator, and Carter Administration official; b.1923. Campbell served as chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission and director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  Correspondence with Jimmy Carter, National Academy of Public Administration, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Donna Shalala, and others. Material relating to the Civil Service Reform Act.  Collection covers 1967-1998).
  •  Donald C. Stone (American educator and planner for the Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman U.S. Presidential Administrations.)

Visit the SCRC website - for a complete list of SCRC holdings in politics, government and public administration.