By Mary A. Sego & Michael Maune
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Purdue University Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer’s Office records (1921-2000; 10.5 cubic feet) documents the administrations of Executive Vice President and Treasurers, including Frederick Ford (1974-1998), Kenneth P. Burns (1998-2004), and Morgan Olsen (2004-200 ). Other Vice Presidents documented include Howard S. Lyon, John Hicks, Lytle J. Freehafer, and John C. Smalley. The Records further document campus demonstrations of the late 1960’s to early 1980’s, Purdue bleacher collapse, Indianapolis Coliseum accident, which several Purdue departments investigated, numerous project reports from the Purdue Council for Manager Development Projects and Purdue Excellence 21. There is also information about the building of the Purdue Memorial Union, copyright information concerning Purdue songs, numerous documents concerning office activities and proceedings and State of Indiana biennial budget information. Other notable items include a portrait of Purdue President Abram Shortridge and a report belonging to Vice President Freehafer regarding the 1969 Exponent controversy. The records contain a wealth of information in regards to the aforementioned, including; various brochures, business records, claims, correspondence, project reports and a plethora of records and documents. The material was kept in the order received.
The executive vice president for business and finance and treasurer at Purdue University has system-wide responsibility for the management of securities, properties, monies, and trust funds belonging to the University; business and financial affairs including administration of budgets, contracts, grants, and purchasing; human resources functions; transportation, airport and other service facilities; internal audit and investments; the planning, financing, development, maintenance and operation of physical facilities and University Residences and housing facilities; and the planning and implementation of the OnePurdue enterprise resource planning system.
In addition, the executive vice president and treasurer shares responsibility for management of information technology with the provost and manages the financial relationship with University-affiliated corporations and foundations.
Retrieved October 27, 2010 from http://www.purdue.edu/treasurer/
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Received addition from Melinda Bain, May 6, 2010
Alternate Extent Statement:
10.5 cubic feet
Collection is open for research.
Executive Vice President and Treasurer's Office via Melinda Bain
UA 37, Purdue University Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer’s Office records, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Finding Aid Revision History:
Revised by Michael Maune, 12/13/12
Collection identifier updated from UA 11.01 to UA 37 as of October 21, 2016.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
[Box 1: Purdue Bleacher Collapse – Correspondence, Clippings and Financial Records, and the Indianapolis Coliseum Accident - Purdue’s Role in Researching the Incident, 1947-1963
[Box 2: Area of Study Statements, Reports, Recommendations and Miscellaneous Information, 1950-2002
[Box 3: Council for Manager Development Projects, Excellence 21 Improvement Initiatives, Master Plan, 1975-2001
[Box 4: Annual Reports, 1961-1968],
[Box 5: Miscellaneous Reports, Brochures, Publications and Bond Information, 1943-1993
[Box 6: Purdue University Bond Information, 1927-1993
[Box 7: Miscellaneous Bond Information, Publications, Brochures, and Reports, 1944-2000
[Box 8: Miscellaneous Purdue Memorial Union Documents, Employee Involvement Group Reports, Standards for University Community Environment, Purdue Songs Copyright Information, Guest Hours Documents, 1921-1997
[Box 9: Demonstrations, Disciplinary Procedures and Appeals, 1968-1986
[Box 10: Frederick Ford files, 1973-1998
[Box 11: Executive Vice President and Treasurer files, 1974-2008
[Box 12: Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer Officer files, 1969-1990s