Scope and Content of Collection
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Records
Identifier/Call Number: RSS 4000
41.2 Linear feet
(40 records cartons and 3 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1965-1994
Abstract: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration Records document the functions and activities of the office, including the
management of reporting administrative units.
UC San Diego. Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Records, RSS 4000. Special Collections & Archives, UC San
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
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 of Collection
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration Records document the functions and activities of the office, including the
management of reporting administrative units. The materials relate to property acquisition and management, especially Blackhorse
Farms, La Jolla Farms, and the Elliott Field Station; as well as 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 files relate to the administration of V. Wayne Kennedy and date between 1982 and 1992.
Arranged in three series: 1) OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, and 3) PUBLICATIONS.
The following materials were returned to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning on November
15, 2004: Blackhorse Farms - Brochures and Blueprints (1985); Blackhorse Farms - City Planning Department Reports (1984);
Blackhorse Farms - Declaration of Annexation - Phase 2-4 (1988); Blackhorse Farms - General (1983).
Subjects and Indexing Terms
University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration -- Archives
Johnson, Herman D.
Kennedy, V. Wayne
Biron, Robert H.