Financial Systems and Services of the State University of New York at Buffalo report
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Report describing the system of financial management and administration at the University at Buffalo, circa 1980. Report includes descriptions of budgeting, funding sources, accounting, contracts, and audits.
- circa 1980
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Prior to 1920, the various departments conducted most of the business affairs of the University of Buffalo, with ultimate financial authority residing with the University Council. The Treasurer, an officer of the University Council, handled only those few accounts that affected the University as a whole.
In practice, the Council delegated most of its financial authority to the Committee on General Administration. Between meetings of the Council, the Committee could exercise the full power of the Council. It was specifically responsible for the preparation of the tentative yearly budget and could authorize changes in that budget during the year.
The centralization of financial affairs came because of what was known as the “Greater University Movement” (circa 1905-1920). Its supporters envisioned the “creation of some kind of college of high character around which the University’s professional schools should be grouped, and the whole reorganized and compacted into one efficient organization” (Letter of Charles P. Norton, Council minutes, October 11, 1918). This reorganization included the centralization of the business affairs of the University under one chief financial officer.
Similar to other administrative units, Business Affairs has been restructured on multiple occasions throughout the University’s history, from its beginnings as a private institution, to its merger with the State University of New York.
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Report describing the system of financial management and administration at the University at Buffalo, circa 1980.
Collection consists of one item.
The Financial Systems and Services of the State University of New York at Buffalo report was transferred to University Archives by the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Management, in February, 1988 as accession 88-011.
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Processed by Amy Vilz, February 2020; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, February 2020.
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