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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Alphabetical Files, 1956-1967 and Series II. Correspondence and Speeches, 1958-1967.
The Office of University Planning dealt with development and planning, particularly for academic programs. Many of the records deal with financial and space planning for academic departments, programs, and schools. The files also contain material on student issues and services such as enrollment, financial aid, fraternities, placement, and residence halls. The records include agreements, committee materials, contracts, correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, speeches, and statistics.
Although Salmen was involved in the planning of the campus expansion in Morningside Heights, his records do not contain much material on the University's relationship with the neighborhood. There are only a few files on the surrounding community in the records.
Salmen's activities included involvement with the Trustees' Committee on Development. The minutes of the committee are filed with the records of the Office of the Secretary.
As the Coordinator of University Planning was part of the Office of the President for several years, it is possible that many records created prior to 1963 are filed in the Central Files of the Columbia University Archives.
Within the Columbia University Archives, the following collections are the most closely related to this collection: Central Files (Office of the President Records), Office of the Provost Records, and the Office of the Secretary Records
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Restrictions on Access
There is one folder of Trustees' materials that is restricted until 2018. All other material is unrestricted.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Office of University Planning records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Records processed by Catherine N. Carson.
Finding aid written by Catherine N. Carson June 2009.
2010-04-16 File created.
2010-04-23 XML document instance created by Catherine N. Carson
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
President Grayson Kirk appointed Stanley Salmen as the Coordinator of University Planning in 1956. The hire was initiated by Jacques Barzun, who was then Dean of the Graduate Faculties, and soon after Provost. The employment announcement indicated that Salmen was meant to "aid in the building of programs now underway for university development, and have responsibility for initiation of additional planning at the all-university level.".
Salmen was initially part of staff of the Office of the President, but later headed the Office of University Planning, which was created in 1962. Salmen left the University when Barzun resigned as Dean of Faculties and Provost in June 1967. After his departure, the Office of University Planning was dissolved and the remaining staff placed within the Office of the Vice President for Administration.