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4/9. Clifford C. Furnas, 1955-1966

 Record Group Term
Identifier: 4/9
Furnas, a chemical engineer, metallurgist, aviator researcher, and Olympic athlete, was the University's ninth chief executive, holding the position of Chancellor from 1954 until 1962 when the University merged with the State University of New York and his title changed to President. Furnas undertook an extensive program of expansion and enrichment to meet the growing educational needs of Western New York. He was the guiding force in the merger of the private UB with the State University of New York in 1962. Claude E. Puffer served as Acting Chancellor from December 5, 1955 to February 1, 1957 while Chancellor Furnas served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for the United States.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Room collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/9/843
Overview Collection includes memorabilia from and records documenting the creation of the Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Room in Room 531 of Capen Hall at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and the Memorial Exhibit in the University Archives.

Clifford C. Furnas Campus Site Study Task Group records

 Collection — Box 1: [39072039027523]
Identifier: 4/9/24
Abstract Memos and reports exchanged between Campus-Site Study Task Groups and President Furnas regarding the future site for campus expansion (eventually, the North/Amherst campus).

Inaugural greetings sent to Clifford C. Furnas

 Collection — Box 1: [39072039027507]
Identifier: 4/9/1066
Abstract Institutional greetings sent to Clifford C. Furnas upon his inauguration as 9th chancellor of the University of Buffalo.

Clifford C. Furnas papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/9/805
Overview Collection contains personal papers, memorabilia, publications, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs from the professional and family life of Clifford C. Furnas mostly collected and arranged by his wife, Sparkle Moore Furnas.

Clifford C. Furnas SUNY merger records

 Collection — Box 1: [39072039027515]
Identifier: 4/9/25
Abstract Records (mainly photocopies) of President Clifford Furnas concerning the University of Buffalo and State University of New York merger in 1962.

Sparkle M. Furnas papers

 Collection — Box 1-18
Identifier: 4/9/1091
Overview Collection contains personal papers, memorabilia, publications, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs from the professional and family life of Sparkle Moore Furnas, wife of University of Buffalo Chancellor Clifford C. Furnas.