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Annual Reports of Deans and Directors, 1966-2017

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5/2/1243 Abstract:

Annual reports give a broad overview of the University at a given point in time, including of academic units, budgets, bequests and fundraising, campus planning, and facilities; and statistics such as enrollment, degrees conferred, and faculty research publication. These reports are a critical resource for researchers as they offer not only “what was,” but “what might have been” (i.e. insight into the assumed and planned trajectory of departments, campuses, budgets, academics, etc.) as well as “firsts.” Goals of programs and departments at their inception are noted.

This collection contains printed annual reports of schools, departments, offices institutes and centers of the University at Buffalo. Materials were collected by University Archives on an ad hoc basis; therefore, the collection is not comprehensive. Researchers are advised to consult records of individual schools, departments, offices, institutes, and centers for additional annual reports.

In the 1980s, a portion of annual reports were microfilmed and cover the years 1931 to 1982. This film is available for use; see 5/2/MF 353-454.


Topics: Education History, Publications, University History Resources
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