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Robert S. Fisk papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17/2F/359
Papers of Robert S. Fisk, mainly concerning collective bargaining at the State University of New York (including at UB), but also broadly in higher education; Buffalo school desegregation; and courses he taught at the University at Buffalo. Also includes his research, reports, writings, and correspondence.

Some coverage of regional and state committees on education, including: Eastern Regional Institute for Education; New York State Citizens Committee for the Public Schools; Cooperative Development of Public School Administration Institute; as well as local and national conferences on education.

Carton 1, 1953-1973: New York State Citizens Committee for the Public Schools; Cooperative Development of Public School Administration; New York State Educational Research Association; New York State Education Department; conference reports and programs.

Carton 2, 1955-1970: UB Select Committee for Equal Opportunity; Eastern Regional Institute for Education; UB Education Department Phase Plan.

Carton 3, 1970-1975: UB courses; subject files a to z.

Carton 4, 1964-1977: collective bargaining; Rochester Study of Superintendents for Regents; Senate Professional Association.

Carton 5, 1963-1974: Bucklew chapter; Buffalo school desegregation; Center for Policy Studies; collective bargaining; international education and studies; Minority Faculty; Senate Professional Association.

Carton 6, 1970-1976: policy modules; research and reports; Senate Professional Association; SUNY Equal Opportunity Plan; SUNY/United; writings and publications.

Box 7, 1965-1977: Manual for Administrator Evaluation (G. Lester Anderson); Middle States study of master's degrees; SUNY/West.

Dates

  • circa 1950-1977

Creator

Terms of Access and Use

The Robert S. Fisk papers are open for research.

This collection is stored off-site. Access to the collection requires 3 business days' notice. Contact University Archives to schedule an appointment.

This collection has been minimally processed. Privacy protected information (including but not limited to certain educational, medical, financial, criminal, attorney-client, and/or personnel records) may be revealed during use of archival collections, particularly in collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.

Copyright

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.

Extent

7.25 Linear Feet (6 cartons, 1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

Papers of Robert S. Fisk, mainly concerning collective bargaining at the State University of New York (including at UB), but also broadly in higher education; Buffalo school desegregation; and courses he taught at the University at Buffalo. Also includes his research, reports, writings, and correspondence.

Biographical Note

Robert S. Fisk was born October 7, 1913 in Coleraine, Minnesota. He was a member of the University at Buffalo faculty for 26 years, serving as Dean of the School of Education from 1953 to 1967.

In addition, he was active in many local organizations and causes, including Planned Parenthood, Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, and Camp Blue Heron, an environmental camp for children.

Before coming to UB, he served as an officer in the Navy during World War II, taught high school math, and was a professor of school administration at the New York State College for Teachers in Albany and at Syracuse University.

Robert S. Fisk died at age 93 on June 20, 2007 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Arrangement

Original order was maintained; folders are roughly organized by topic.

Acquisition Information

The Robert S. Fisk papers were gifted to University Archives in multiple accessions: December 19, 1975; November 24, 1982 (82-098); April 30, 1985 (85-035); and January 24, 1990.

Accruals and Additions

No further additions are expected.

Separated Materials

The Zebulon Taintor files on Senate Professional Association were transferred to University Archives in the mid-1980s with the Robert E. Fisk papers, 17/2F/359. The Taintor files were separated from the Fisk papers to comprise 42/1/1308.

Fisk gifted a letter from UB Chancellor T.R. McConnell to University Archives on January 12, 1990. This letter was transferred to the T. Raymond McConnell papers, 4/8/22, 5.14.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Amy Vilz, April 2018; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, April 2018.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Robert S. Fisk papers
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz.
Date
18 April 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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