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Academic Affairs vertical file

Identifier: 7-H-VF

Scope and Contents

This vertical file is not comprehensive; it is comprised of ad hoc material collected over time by University Archives staff. Vertical files are often used by researchers as a "first stop" and serve as an orientation to the topic at hand.

The Academic Affairs vertical file contains administrative histories regarding UB governance, including organization charts and directories. Administrative histories are useful as they generally contain citations to other sources, such as minutes, articles, etc., that are held in University Archives.

The bulk of the vertical file is comprised of clippings and publications regarding the Council on International Studies; Office of the Provost; and Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach.


  • 1975-2010

Terms of Access and Use

Academic Affairs vertical file, 1975-2010 is 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.

Historical Note

In June 1940, the Council replaced the post of Assistant to the Chancellor with the post of Dean of Administration.

The Dean of Administration served as a staff officer to the Chancellor. Subject to the approval of the Chancellor, he was responsible for the preparation and administration of the University’s budget and worked closely with the Deans in matters involving appointments to and changes in the staff. The Dean of Administration acted as the liaison among the various divisions of the University. Among his other principal duties were the clarification and interpretation of University policies and procedures.

The Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs seems to have replaced the Dean of Administration. G. Lester Anderson, the last Dean of Administration, became the first Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs (VCEA). VCEA was created by the University Council November 21, 1955 as part of the revision of the by-laws and ordinances of the University:

Subject to the authority of the Council, the Committee on General Administration and the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs shall have general supervision of the educational divisions of the University, including general supervision of the use of classrooms, laboratories, and similar facilities, and the schedule of classes. Under the supervision of the Chancellor, he shall prepare the annual budget of the University to be submitted to the Committee on General Administration and the Council of the University for adoption. In preparing the budget he shall obtain estimates of income from the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs and shall obtain estimates of expenditures from the several Vice Chancellors, Deans, and Directors. He shall also discharge such other duties as may be imposed upon him by the statutes of the University, by the Council through the Chancellor, or by the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs shall be appointed by the Committee on General Administration of the University on the nomination of the Chancellor; he may be removed from office on the recommendation of the Chancellor and concurrence of the Committee on General Administration.

The name changed to Special Assistant to the President for Educational Affairs in 1965; Vice President for Academic Development in 1968; and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1970.


1 Linear Feet (file cabinet drawer)

Language of Materials



General documentation including clippings, organizational charts, administrative histories, and publications on Academic Affairs and its sub-units.


H. Administrative History (includes organizational charts and directories)

G. Clippings (mainly by topic, A to Z)

0. Publications (general; publications are also included in other subgroups)

3. Council on International Studies

5. Office of the Provost

6. Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach

Acquisition Information

Material in the Academic Affairs vertical file was collected by University Archives staff. Periodically, documentation is added to the collection.

Accruals and Additions

Further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Vilz, February 2020; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, February 2020.


Finding Aid for the Academic Affairs vertical file
Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz
24 February 2020
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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