SCOPE AND CONTENT
Title: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Records, .
Date (inclusive): 1965-1994
Collection number: RSS 4000
Vice Chancellor for Administration.
40.00 linear feet
(40 records cartons)
Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
Abstract: Records of the Vice Chancellor for Administration (V. Wayne Kennedy), including outgoing
correspondence (1982-1992) and subject files (1965-1994). The materials relate to
property acquisition and management, especially Blackhorse Farms, La Jolla Farms, and the
Elliott Field Station; facility construction, including Engineering Building 1, the
Faculty Club, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Magnetic Recording Research
Center, and Thornton Hospital; internal audits; intellectual property and technology
transfer; and, budgets. The bulk of the materials date from 1982 to 1992 and are arranged
in two series: 1) OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE and 2) SUBJECT FILES.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Records, RSS 4000. Mandeville Special
Collections Library, UCSD.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration provided the UCSD campus with
business, support, and administrative services that fostered campus growth and helped to
ensure excellence in the campus's teaching, research and public service. Supporting the
administrative roles of the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance,
the office's functions included university relations, development, administrative
computing, business contracts, and facilities construction.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration has undergone several name changes
since the title was first used in 1967 when Robert H. Biron served as vice chancellor.
The office was inactive during 1968-1969 and its functions were taken over by the Office
of the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance from 1969 to 1972, when Bernard Sisco was
named Vice Chancellor for Administration. Sisco continued as vice chancellor until his
retirement in 1980, and Herman D. Johnson became acting vice chancellor. From 1982 to
1984, the office was named the Office of Resource Management, from 1984 to 1986 it was
the Office of Resource Management and Planning, and from 1986 to 1995 it changed back to
Administration. From 1982 to 1994, V. Wayne Kennedy served as vice chancellor.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The records of the Vice Chancellor for Administration (V. Wayne Kennedy, 1982-1993)
document the functions and activities of the office, including the management of
reporting administrative units. Materials include outgoing chronological correspondence
(1982-1992) and subject files (1965-1994). The bulk of the files relate to the
administration of V. Wayne Kennedy and date between 1982 and 1992. The records are
arranged in two series: 1) OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE and 2) SUBJECT FILES.
SERIES 1: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE
The OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE series, arranged chronologically, consists largely of letters
and memoranda to UCSD and University of California recipients.
SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES
The SUBJECT FILES, arranged alphabetically, include files related to the various
administrative units that report to the Vice Chancellor for Administration, as well as
other campus administrative offices. Also included are property acquisition and
management files for Blackhorse Farms, La Jolla Farms, and the Elliott Field Station.
Major building projects at UCSD are represented, especially Engineering Building Unit 1,
the Faculty Club, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Magnetic Recording Research
Center, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, Thornton Hospital, and miscellaneous
projects at the UCSD Medical Center. Topical files related to affirmative action,
internal audits, budgeting, capital improvement, conflict of interest, contract and
grants, intellectual property, and technology transfer are also included.