Health Affairs records, Office of the President
Scope and Contents
Detailed records on the development of the Medical School and its affiliated professions and units during the 1960s, with an emphasis on the late 1960s and the reorganization of the University's academic departments into seven faculties, including Health Sciences. Topics include: proposals for the Institutes of Immunology, Center for Developmental Studies, School of Health Related Education, and a University-Erie County Hospital; the general organization of the health professional schools; and facility needs.
Document types mainly consist of correspondence, memos, and reports.
Records in this collection were collected and/or created by the Office of the President. See also Record Group 40, Health Affairs.
Terms of Access and Use
The bulk of Health Affairs records, Office of the President are open to researchers. Pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy, building plans may be accessed with approval of the University at Buffalo Facilities Plan Library (folder 1.8).
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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.
This Historical Note concerns the organization of Health Sciences during the 1960s, the era of the materials in this collection, with an emphasis on the late 1960s. In 1967, President Martin Meyerson reorganized and divided the University's academic departments into seven faculties, including Health Sciences. The Faculties organization persisted until 1997.
*Text taken “Faculty of Health Sciences, Administrative Pattern,” Record Group 40 vertical file (40/H/VF).
The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of seven Faculties of the University, each of which has broad budgetary and appointment responsibilities and is headed by a Provost. Each faculty differs in size and structure, but all have as their objectives the fostering of a balanced relationship between teaching and research; the encouragement of improved relationships between undergraduate, graduate, and professional teaching; and the development of flexibility by balancing the strength of the traditional organization of knowledge through departments with broader organization cutting across disciplines.
The Faculty of Health Sciences includes the five professional schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, each headed by a Dean. The Faculty has extensive educational programs in University College, and in the School of Graduate Studies. The teaching, research, and service programs of the Faculty are extensive, and are carried out in numerous locations, including the affiliated hospitals of the University and other health institutions in Western New York….
In the operation of this complex, a number of organizations have been established in order to promote efficiency. These are as follows:
1. Health Affairs Council
2. Clinical Administrative Committee
3. Advisory Committees
4. Student Advisory Committee
5. Planning Groups
6. Office of the Provost of Health Sciences
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Language of Materials
Detailed records on the development of the Medical School and its affiliated professions and units during the 1960s.
Alphabetical by subject.
Health Affairs records, Office of the President was transferred to University Archives by the Office of the President, in October 1973, accession number unrecorded.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Initial processing by Archives staff, 1970s. Contextual notes added September 2019; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, September 2019.
- Medical colleges -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- State University of New York at Buffalo. Office of Vice President for Health Affairs
- Universities and colleges -- Administration Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for Health Affairs records, Office of the President
- Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz
- 11 September 2019
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