Clifford C. Furnas Campus Site Study Task Group records
Scope and Contents
On July 3, 1963, President Furnas wrote a memo expressing his personal thoughts and opinions about the size and growth potential of the (then present) Main Street campus. He suggested either a split campus site or an entirely new site. At the UB Fall Conference, September 19-20, 1963, John A. Beane brought the problem and possible solutions before the faculty and administration.
On October 7, 1963, Claude Puffer wrote a report entitled, “Should We Consider a New Campus?” and in November presented an “Alternate Master Plan for SUNYAB.”
By this time, the campus community was becoming interested in the future of the University. Furnas called a Campus Location Discussion on December 23, 1963. At that time, information about the present campus and alternate future sites or additions were discussed. Furnas appointed the Campus-Site Study Task Groups and provided them with statistics and other information.
On January 10, 1964, Furnas presented a memo with approximate reactions and preferences of the Campus-Site Study Task Groups. Then, on January 15, he sent each Task Group a copy of his recommendations to SUNY on the Buffalo Campus site(s). By late January and early February, each committee had reacted with approvals, corrections, additions, and suggestions.
Furnas wrote a “Recapitulation of Site-Selection Arguments” on February 3, 1964.
The collection includes 3 copies (in most cases) of reports and memos exchanged during the period July 3, 1963 to February 3, 1964.
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Founded: Fall 1963 by President Clifford C. Furnas
Purpose: To obtain ideas about future campus planning and to decide among four alternatives
A. Present campus (Main Street/South) and Grover Cleveland Golf Course B. Present campus (Main Street/South) and a new site C. Present campus (Main Street/South), Grover Cleveland, and 246 acres owned by the University on Millersport D. An entirely new site
These committees were in existence from December 1963 to February 1964. Fourteen committees as follows:
• Science Instruction, Curriculum Research
• Sponsored Research
• Social Sciences
• Social Sciences Professions
• Health Sciences Professions
• University College
• Millard Fillmore College and Continuing Education
• Housing, Student Services
• Physical Education, Recreation (Student, Faculty and ROTC)
• Physical Plant, Financial and General Administration
• Applied Science and Engineering
• Patterns of Student Enrollments
• Coordination (not an actual committee)
.4 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
Language of Materials
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).
Chronological, with one exception. The first reports of each Task Group and their final reactions to Furnas' summary statement have been placed together so that the feelings of the groups may be compared more easily.
Clifford C. Furnas Campus Site Study Task Group records was transferred to University Archives by the Office of the President, in May, 1968.
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Processed by Archives staff, date unrecorded; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, May 2019.
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