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Ketter, Robert L., 1928-1989

 Person

Biographical Note

A member of the university faculty since 1958, Robert L. Ketter (1928-1989) served as the first chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering, Dean of the Graduate School, and the Vice President for Facilities Planning. During his tenure as President (1970-1982), he oversaw the construction of the new campus, strengthened the university’s research programs, and initiated international programs in Korea, Japan, and China. He was founder and first director of the university’s Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. Robert L. Ketter Hall, home of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, was dedicated in his honor in 1987. In 1988 Ketter was named SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Robert L. Ketter appointment books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4-11-675
Abstract

14 volumes of University at Buffalo President Robert L. Ketter's appointment books. Ketter was President from 1970-1982.

Dates: 1969-1981

Robert L. Ketter evaluation records

 Collection — Envelope 1: [Barcode: 39072039027598]
Identifier: 4-11-324
Abstract

Files pertaining to the 1974 evaluation of President Robert L. Ketter by the Board of Trustees and Ketter himself.

Dates: 1974

Robert L. Ketter inaugural files

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39072039027580]
Identifier: 4-11-672
Abstract

Inaugural files of University at Buffalo President Robert L. Ketter. Ketter was President from 1970-1982.

Dates: 1970-1971

Information Services file on Robert L. Ketter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4-11-65
Abstract

Clippings and press releases on University at Buffalo President Robert L. Ketter, as collected by the Office of Information Services.

Dates: 1963-1989

Robert L. Ketter papers and memorabilia

 Record Group — Box 1-22, 23+-25+, 26
Identifier: 4-11-797
Abstract

Papers include memos, correspondence, reprints, research notes, course materials, diagrams, photos, clippings and objects related to Robert L. Ketter's career especially at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dates: 1954-1989

State Comptroller's audit reports comments, Robert L. Ketter records

 Collection — Envelope 1: [Barcode: 39072039027812]
Identifier: 5-3-1388
Abstract

Small collection regarding reaction to the State Comptroller's Audit Report on the Administration of Federally Aided Programs, State University of New York at Buffalo, September 1, 1964 to June 30, 1970. Includes reaction to findings and recommendations regarding facilities, teaching loads, and status of teaching and graduate assistants. Also includes highlights of the audit report with findings, comments, and recommendations.

Dates: 1970-1971

Task Force records, Office of the President, Robert Ketter administration

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5-3-426
Abstract

Records kept by Lawrence A. Cappiello, Assistant to the Executive Vice President, on the various Task Forces appointed by President Ketter in 1970. The task forces studied community relations, University governance, University organizations, University goals, and the University community. The records consist largely of Task Force reports; preliminary reports; and other material relating to the organization, operation, and selection of members of the various task forces.

Dates: 1970-1972

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