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A Guide to the Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (E.T. York)

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2011


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Office of the President.
Title: Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (E.T. York)
Dates: 1973-1974
Abstract: Administrative policy records of University of Florida Acting President E.T. York.
Extent: 2.9 Linear feet. 7 boxes.
Identification: Series P18
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

E.T. York served as Acting President of the University of Florida in 1973-1974. York earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Auburn University in 1942 and 1946, respectively; and his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1949. York served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 during World War II. In 1956, York was hired as a professor and later served as chair of the Department of Agronomy at North Carolina State University. In 1959, York became head of the Cooperative Extension Service at Auburn University, and in 1961 became head of the Federal Extension Service for the U.S. Department of Agronomy. He joined the University of Florida in 1963 as Vice President for Agricultural Affairs (later, Provost for Agriculture). He was Florida agriculture's Man of the Year in 1978 and a university system chancellor. His many contributions to UF included the creation of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).


Scope and Content

These materials document the range of administrative procedures, problems, questions, and issues with which the Office of the President of the University of Florida was involved in 1973-1974 while E.T. York served as Acting President. Letters in the folders "Academic Affairs", "Admissions", "Affirmative Action", and "Graduate School Enrollment Padding" are particularly interesting for what they reveal of the workings of the Office of the President in general and for this period of time in the University's history in particular. Letters of a congratulatory nature (to athletics groups, performing groups, and individuals) are prevalent. Likewise there are many letters expressing either thanks for work accomplished and monies and donations received or condolences. The files on "Buildings" are of interest with letters and memoranda about the initial phases of planning for additions to existing buildings or new buildings. Also included are letters from department chairs requesting additional space. The major part of this series consists of letters and memoranda. In addition, there are some reports.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (E.T. York), Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Academic Affairs
1 Accreditation
1 Accreditation
1 Administrative Affairs
1 Administrative Council
1 Admissions
1 Affirmative Action
1 Affirmative Action
1 Agreements
1 Architecture College
1 Association
1 Associations
2 Athletics
2 Audit
2 Bio Data
2 Board of Regents
2 Budget
2 Buildings
2 Buildings
2 Business College
2 Campus mail, Bookstore, police and security
2 Centers
2 Colleges and universities
2 Commencement
2 Commencement, June 6, 1974
2 Commencement, March 16, 1974
2 Commencement, December 15, 1973
2 Committees
3 Committees
3 Committees
3 Committees
3 Communications
3 Conferences
3 Continuing Education
3 Council of Presidents meeting, 1973
3 Council of Presidents meeting, 1974
3 Data processing
3 Dedications
3 Dentistry
3 Development and Alumni
3 Education College
4 Employees
4 Employees
4 Energy
4 Engineering College
4 Enrollment
4 Examinations
4 Faculty
4 Fees
4 Fees
4 Fine Arts College
4 Florida, State of
4 Foundations
5 Gainesville, City of
5 Gifts and grants
5 Graduate School
5 Graduate School enrollment padding
5 Graduate School enrollment padding
5 Graduate School enrollment padding
5 Health Center
6 Infirmary
6 IFAS
6 International Programs
6 Internships
6 Journalism
6 Law College
6 Liberal Arts and Sciences
6 Libraries
6 Miscellaneous - A-Z
6 Miscellaneous - A-Z
6 Military
6 Nursing
6 Parking and transportation
6 Public functions
6 Purchasing
6 Records
6 Records and Registration
6 Scholarships
6 Sea Grant Program
7 Sponsored Research
7 Student Affairs
7 Student Affairs
7 Student Affairs
7 Student inquiries
7 Student inquiries
7 Study abroad
7 United States government
7 University of Florida Press
7 Veterinary Medicine
7 Whitney Marine Lab

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

University of Florida -- Presidents
York, E. T.



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