Subject files, Office of the President, Robert Ketter administration
Scope and Contents
Subject files kept by the Office of the President, mainly during the administration of Robert Ketter. Topics for the era include evaluation of the School of Social Welfare; the Institute for Educational Management (which was held at Harvard Graduate School of Business; the Institute used the University at Buffalo as a case study in governance); Rapid Transit Feasibility Study for the Niagara Frontier; and Institute for Educational Planning, a UNESCO conference held in Paris in 1972.
Terms of Access and Use
Subject files, Office of the President, Robert Ketter administration 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.
A member of the university faculty since 1958, Robert L. Ketter served as the first chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, Dean of the Graduate School, and the Vice President for Facilities Planning. During his tenure as President (1970-1982), he oversaw the construction of the new campus, strengthened the university’s research programs, and initiated international programs in Korea, Japan, and China. He was founder and first director of the university’s Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.
Robert L. Ketter Hall, home of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, was dedicated in his honor in 1987. In 1988, Ketter was named SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
2 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 3 half manuscript boxes)
Language of Materials
Subject files kept by the Office of the President, mainly during the administration of Robert Ketter.
Arranged in 5 series:
I. School of Social Welfare evaluation
II. Institute for Educational Management
III. Rapid Transit Feasibility Study
IV. UNESCO, Institute for Educational Planning
V. Title IX Self-Study
Subject files, Office of the President, Robert Ketter administration was transferred to University Archives by the Office of the President in September 1976.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Processed by Archives staff, 1970s with contextual notes added by Amy Vilz, September 2019; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, September 2019.
- Finding Aid for Subject files, Office of the President, Robert Ketter administration
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- Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz
- 30 September 2019
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- 2021-10-07: Title IX series added, extent and dates updated, and subjects added by Marie Elia.