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John B. Simpson inaugural greetings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4-14-1011

Scope and Contents

Series I consists of letters and notes, both personal as well as institutional. Series II consists of institutional greetings. Congratulatory gifts are found in Series III.


  • 2004


Terms of Access and Use

John B. Simpson inaugural greetings are open to researchers.


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.

Biographical Note

John B. Simpson took office as UB's 14th president on January 1, 2004. Coming from a background in neurobiology and neuro-endocrinology, Simpson spent twenty-three years at the University of Washington as a professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In July 1998 he was appointed to the University of California, Santa Cruz as executive vice chancellor and a year later he also became provost.

As UB’s 14th president, Simpson led the campus community in launching UB 2020, a long-range strategic vision focused on investing in core interdisciplinary areas of research strength, transforming institutional operations, and implementing a comprehensive physical plan. A nationally recognized advocate for the vital role of public higher education in American life, Simpson published widely on the impact of research universities in social and economic prosperity. A leading voice on educational access and collaboration, he championed a historic partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools to improve educational outcomes, and significantly expanded the university’s relationships with its broader communities regionally and globally.


5 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



Institutional and personal greetings and gifts sent to John B. Simpson upon his inauguration as 14th President of the University at Buffalo.


This collection is arranged in alphabetical order and by the type of material in three series.

Acquisition Information

John B. Simpson inaugural greetings was transferred to University Archives by the Office of the President shortly after President Simpson’s inauguration, date and accession number unrecorded.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by William Offhaus, May 2005; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, June 2019.


Finding Aid for the John B. Simpson inaugural greetings
Finding aid prepared by William Offhaus
19 June 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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