1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY
1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY

Office of the Vice President for University Affairs


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Contains records from the Office of the Vice President of University Affairs (which existed from 1972 until approximately 1990), including correspondence, meeting materials, and planning documentation on the subject of alumni and parent relations, advancement, contract negotiations, event planning, and budget.


State University of New York at Albany. Office of the Vice President for University Affairs
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10.33 cubic ft. (about 10.33 boxes)

The position of Vice President for University Affairs was created in 1972 to oversee various aspects of University administration, including alumni affairs, public relations, and development. The position was phased out in 1989-1990, and many of the offices it oversaw were shifted to the Vice President for University Advancement.

This collection documents the activities of the Vice President of University Affairs, primarily during the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Most of them appear to have come from Sorrell Chesin during his time as the Vice President of University Affairs during this period. As the Vice President was responsible for development and fundraising during this period, there are a number of files including correspondence, memoranda, form letters and mailing lists maintained by the office for various fundraising activities, especially for the University at Albany Fund. This collection also documents contract negotiations with on-campus union groups including UUP and CSEA. The collection also includes memoranda; correspondence; brochures; form letters; alumni and parent relations files; commencement planning files and various reports on the University’s funding goals.

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

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Published: 2019-01-18 23:00:46 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Benjamin Covell, 2017 March 9

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Office of the Vice President for University Affairs, 1969-1986. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Office of the Vice President for University Affairs).