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Executive Vice President for Finance records, 1959-2001

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0060
Bib ID 5693841 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance
Title Executive Vice President for Finance records, 1959-2001
Physical Description 100.55 linear feet (20 document boxes, 1 half-size document box, and 92 record cartons. )
Language(s) English .
Access

Only boxes 1-21 are processed and available. The rest of the collection is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The processed portion of the collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland Files, 1956-1967.

Description

Summary

The records include correspondence and other materials on financial matters and planning including agreements, contracts, leases, memoranda, reports, statements, and information on budgets, funds, gifts, policies, and procedures.

  • Series I: Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland Files, 1956-1967

    This series contains the files of Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland, Vice Presidents for Business and Finance from 1960-1965 and 1965-1967, respectively. The records include correspondence and other records on financial matters and planning including agreements, contracts, leases, memoranda, reports, statements, and information on budgets, funds, gifts, policies, and procedures.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Only boxes 1-21 are processed and available. The rest of the collection is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Executive Vice President for Finance records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

For additional materials related to the University's administration, please consult Central Files / Office of the President records (UA#0001) and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs records (UA#0083).

Accruals

Additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative. Series I of this collection was processed by Catherine N. Carson. Finding aid written by Catherine N. Carson in July 2009.

Revision Description

2020-08-24 Full finding aid for boxes 1-21.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College administrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College administrators -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Finance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Gifts, legacies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Columbia University created a structure of vice presidencies for major divisions in 1949. This structure originally consisted of Vice Presidents in Charge of Educational Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Business Affairs. The Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, which became the Vice President for Business and Finance in 1960, is the predecessor of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance.

Today, Columbia University Finance consists of several departments, including Treasury, Controller, Internal Audit, Procurement, Budget and the Investment Management Company. The Finance Division provides essential services for the support of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University.

Joseph Campbell, Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, 1949-1954; Courtney C. Brown, Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, 1955-1957; Robert G. Olmsted, Vice President for Business and Finance, 1960-1965; Earle E. Langeland, Vice President for Business and Finance, 1965-1967; [University finances were handled by Thomas A. McGoey, Vice President for Business, William Bloor, Treasurer of the University, and Warren Goodell, Vice President for Administration. 1967-1969; Douglas Hunt, 1969-1971; [Bruce Bassett, Vice President for Fiscal Management, 1971-1978]; Anthony Knerr, 1978-1989; John Thornton, 1989-1992; [Joseph Mullinix, EVP for Administration took on EVP for Finance duties, 1992-1994]; John Masten, 1994-2004; Albert Horvath, 2004-2007; Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Finance and Information Technology, 2007-present