Steven B. Sample inaugural files
Scope and Contents
Files concerning arrangements for the inauguration of Steven B. Sample as President of the State University of New York at Buffalo on October 12, 1982. Sample served from from 1982-1991. Includes scheduling, guest lists, committee minutes and correspondence, publicity, Sample’s inaugural address, and assorted ephemera.
Terms of Access and Use
Steven B. Sample inaugural files are open to researchers.
Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
An electrical engineer who is known for his patents on various digital control panels including the touch pad on microwaves used all over the world, Sample became the University's twelfth President in 1982. He led the University to greater levels of recognition, as reflected in UB's election to the prestigious Association of American Universities.
After leaving the University at Buffalo in 1991, he became the tenth President of the University of Southern California. In 2001, Sample wrote The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership, voted as one of the top 10 business books of that year.
In 2004, the Sample received the "Chancellor's Medal," the most prestigious award given by the University bestowed to individuals whose accomplishments have greatly added to the prestige of the city of Buffalo and often to the University as well.
1 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
Inaugural files on University at Buffalo Steven B. Sample. Sample was President from 1982-1991.
The Steven B. Sample inaugural files were transferred to University Archives in multiple accessions: Office of the President (August 18, 1982 and August 28, 1991) and the Office of Public Affairs (October 19, 1982 and September 17, 1987).
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Processed by Archives staff, date unrecorded; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, June 2019.
- College presidents -- Inauguration Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- College presidents -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Subject Source: Local sources
- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- College presidents Subject Source: Local sources
- Sample, Steven B., 1940-2016
- Universities and colleges -- Administration Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the Steven B. Sample inaugural files
- Finding aid prepared by Archives staff
- 03 June 2019
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