Office of Planning and Development records
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28.5 Linear Feet (19 cartons, 1 oversize notebook)
The responsibilities of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds of the Council as specified in the ordinances of the University of Buffalo adopted by the Council on August 3, 1920 were as follows:
This committee shall make recommendations for the location of new buildings and shall have general charge and oversight of the buildings and grounds of the University, and of such new construction, improvements, alterations and repairs as may be provided for by the budget or authorized by special action of the Council or the Committee on General Administration acting with the powers conferred on it. [Article I, Section 5©)]
In practice, the Committee on Buildings and Grounds worked closely with the Office of the Treasurer and Comptroller.
The Office of Planning and Development was established in 1962, after the merger of the University of Buffalo with the State University of New York. Its purpose was to coordinate with the Central Office of Planning and Development of SUNY in Albany and oversee site development, architectural development, equipment and space. [For more information, ask archivist for memo from Claude Puffer dated August 22, 1962 in the Archives accession file.
In 1967, a Vice President for Facilities Planning was established to oversee the development of the Amherst campus. The area of responsibility for Facilities Planning was expanded to cover both the Main Street and the Amherst campus and in 1968(?) it subsumed the responsibilities of the office of Planning and Development.
- I. Building File
- II. General Correspondence
- III. General File
Collection was discovered by the Archives staff in abandoned filing cabinets in the basement of Hayes Hall and accessioned on April 13, 1978.
Additional records, 1957-1964, were transferred to the University Archives from Facilities Planning, via Al Dahlberg, August 17, 1979; found in Hayes Hall by the School of Architecture and Environmental Design and transferred via Alfred Price, Assistant Dean, to the Office of Facilities Planning. These records were apparently detached from a file removed by the Archives from Hayes Hall in April 1978. They have been re-filed and are noted with an * in the container list.
Item 20, Plans were added April 23, 2003.
Accruals and Additions
- Campus planning -- New York (State) -- Amherst
- Campus planning -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- State University of New York at Buffalo -- Buildings
- State University of New York at Buffalo. Office of Planning and Development
- University of Buffalo. Committee on Buildings and Grounds
- University of Buffalo. Committee on Buildings and Grounds -- Archives
- Finding Aid for the Office of Planning and Development records
- Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
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