Columbia University Archives
 

Office of University Planning records, 1956-1967, bulk 1962-1967

Summary Information

Abstract

The Office of University Planning dealt with development and planning issues, particularly for academic programs. Many records deal with financial and space planning for academic programs, departments, and schools. The records include correspondence, contracts, committee materials, memoranda, proposals, reports, speeches, and statistics.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0143
Bib ID 7471372 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Office of University Planning
Title Office of University Planning records, 1956-1967, bulk 1962-1967
Physical Description 5.88 linear feet (5.88 linear feet 14 document boxes)
Language(s) English
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 two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Alphabetical Files, 1956-1967 and Series II. Correspondence and Speeches, 1958-1967.

Description

Summary

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.

  • Series I: Alphabetical Files

    The majority of the records for the Office of University Planning deal with space and financial planning for academic departments, programs, and schools. The records include correspondence, contracts, committee materials, memoranda, proposals, reports, speeches, and statistics.

  • Series II: Correspondence and Speeches

    This series contains one file of Salmen's speeches and several files of outgoing correspondence files, arranged chronologically.

General Note

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

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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 two 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); Office of University Planning records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No additons expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Records processed by Catherine N. Carson.

Finding aid written by Catherine N. Carson June 2009.

Revision Description

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.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University -- : Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Office of University Planning Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salmen, Stanley, 1914- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration -- Planning Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.