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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series.
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.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
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.
Within the Columbia University Archives, the following collections are the most closely related to this collection: Central Files (Office of the President records)(UA#0001), Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs records (UA#0083), and the Office of the Secretary Records (UA0085).
After Salmen's departure, the Office of University Planning was dissolved and its duties were sorted among two new offices: One was the Office of the Vice President for Administration (see the Warren F. Goodell papers, 1962-1970). The other new position was the Vice President for Business (see the Thomas McGoey papers, 1930s-1970s).
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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
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 its duties were sorted among two new offices: One was the Office of the Vice President for Administration, supervising the University's advance planning and budgetary procedures. Named to this post was Warren F. Goodell, Jr., formerly associate director of the Office of Projects and Grants. The other new position was the Vice President for Business, which was responsible for such service divisions as the dormitories, food services, bookstore, buildings and grounds, and purchasing. The post was filled by Thomas A. McGoey, formerly Business Manager of the University.