Committee on General Administration and Dean's Council legislation book
Scope and Contents
Notebook contains resolutions of the Dean’s Council and Committee on General Administration, covering 1936 to 1962, when the University of Buffalo was a private institution and prior to the 1962 merger with the State University of New York. The majority of the resolutions are by the General Administration Committee. For researchers, this collection offers a good index to policy and policy changes between 1936 and 1962. Acts cover buildings and campus planning, academic divisions, fraternities, tuition, and all other aspects of University administrative policies.
- University of Buffalo. Office of the Chancellor (Organization)
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The Committee on General Administration and Dean's Council legislation book is 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.
In 1920, UB was a loosely organized group of professional schools, with only the bare beginnings of an arts and sciences college. The only endowment was the Knox fund for the arts and sciences; the professional schools were without funds. Buildings and equipment were insufficient. Most of the teaching staff were part-time volunteers. With slightly more than 1,000 students, UB had never had a full-time chancellor.
While there was little that was impressive about the visible university, UB could claim 74 years of service to the community. There also was the dream of a “greater university” and, perhaps more than anyone else, Walter P. Cooke (University Council chair) wanted to see that dream realized.
In the summer of 1920, Cooke took steps to make the dream of a “greater university” a reality. After provisional letters of resignation had been received from council members and Chancellor Charles P. Norton, Cooke led a reorganization of the University Council that resulted in his being elected council chair. Once in charge, he created the Committee on General Administration, the group empowered to oversee the activities of the university. Cooke was to chair that group, too. The Committee persisted until the merger of the private University of Buffalo with the State University of New York in 1962.
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Language of Materials
Resolutions of the Dean’s Council and University of Buffalo General Administration Committee, 1936 to 1962. The majority of the resolutions are by the General Administration Committee.
Arranged by subject and thereunder by date.
The Committee on General Administration and Dean's Council legislation book was transferred to University Archives by the Office of the President, in July 1969, accession number unrecorded.
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Processed by Amy Vilz, September 2019; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, September 2019.
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- 03 September 2019
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