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William R. Greiner collection

 Collection
Identifier: 4/13
The William R. Greiner collection is comprised of five distinct collections, each described in its own series: 4/13/819, New York State resolution on the death of William R. Greiner; 4/13/966, William R. Greiner inaugural letters; 4/13/1106, William R. Greiner Renmin Law School mementos; 4/13/1143, William R. Greiner speeches and remarks; and 4/13/1249, William R. Greiner Kente graduation stoles.

Dates

  • 1991-2010

Terms of Access and Use

The William R. Greiner collection is open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of 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 University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

17 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 8 half manuscript boxes, 29 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope)

Abstract

The William R. Greiner collection is comprised of five distinct collections, each described in its own series: 4/13/819, New York State resolution on the death of William R. Greiner; 4/13/966, William R. Greiner inaugural letters; 4/13/1106, William R. Greiner Renmin Law School mementos; 4/13/1143, William R. Greiner speeches and remarks; and 4/13/1249, William R. Greiner Kente graduation stoles.

Biographical Note

President William R. Greiner (1934-2009) joined the University at Buffalo law faculty in 1967 and shortly thereafter became chair of the Legal Studies Programs. In 1984, he was named UB's first University Provost. He served as interim president from March 1991 until his appointment as president by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees on September 25, 1991.

Greiner's accomplishments as president included creating numerous trans-disciplinary research centers and institutes; reaffirming the University's commitment to public service; streamlining student services and record enrollments; increasing exchange and study abroad programs; conducting a record-breaking capital campaign; constructing a series of student residential centers and other major construction projects; creating of Task Forces on Women and on Racial and Ethnic Diversity; and moving the UB football team to Division 1-A.

Greiner received the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the university's highest honor. In 2004, Greiner returned to teaching in the Law School until October 2009. William R. Greiner died in December 2009.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 5 series:

I. 4/13/819, New York State resolution on the death of William R. Greiner

II. 4/13/966, William R. Greiner inaugural letters

III. 4/13/1106, William R. Greiner Renmin Law School mementos

IV. 4/13/1143, William R. Greiner speeches and remarks

V. 4/13/1249, William R. Greiner Kente graduation stoles

Acquisition Information

The William R. Greiner collection was transferred to University Archives by the Office of the President in multiple accessions, from 1999-2013.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, June 2019.

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the William R. Greiner collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff
Date
06 June 2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
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