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Annual Reports of Deans and Directors

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5-2-1243

Scope and Contents

Annual reports give a broad overview of the University at a given point in time, including of academic units, budgets, bequests and fundraising, campus planning, and facilities; and statistics such as enrollment, degrees conferred, and faculty research publication. These reports are a critical resource for researchers as they offer not only “what was,” but “what might have been” (i.e. insight into the assumed and planned trajectory of departments, campuses, budgets, academics, etc.) as well as “firsts.” Goals of programs and departments at their inception are noted.

This collection contains printed annual reports of schools, departments, offices institutes and centers of the University at Buffalo. Also contains some PDF copies of reports. Materials were collected by University Archives on an ad hoc basis; therefore, the collection is not comprehensive. Researchers are advised to consult records of individual schools, departments, offices, institutes, and centers for additional annual reports.

In the 1980s, a portion of annual reports were microfilmed and cover the years 1931 to 1982. This film is available for use; see 5/2/MF 353-454.


  • 1966-


Terms of Access

The collection is open for research.

Special Viewing Instructions

Access to digital material provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.


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.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

0.022 Gigabytes (4 files)

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Annual reports of schools, departments, offices, institutes and centers of the University at Buffalo. This collection is not comprehensive; materials were collected on an ad hoc basis.



Acquisition Information

Material was collected by University Archives over time on an ad hoc basis for its vertical files on departments, offices, and institutes. Annual Reports of Deans and Directors were removed from the vertical files to form this collection. Occasionally, digital files are added by Archives staff.

Accruals and Additions

Additional accruals are expected.

Related Resources

5/2/MF 353-454: Annual Reports of Deans and Directors [microfilm], 1931-1982

Also see collections for specific schools, departments, offices, etc.

Processing Information

Processed by William Offhaus, June 2010. Encoded by Jessica Hollister, November 2017. Updated by Amy Vilz, August 2019 [Inventory and Notes added]. Digital material processed and finding aid updated by Grace Trimper, 2019-2021.

Digital material in this collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see


Finding Aid for the Annual Reports of Deans and Directors
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
07 November 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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