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Purdue University Executive Vice President and Treasurer records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 37

Scope and Contents

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 (2004-2008). 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.


  • 1921-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/02/2010


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

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.

Source: Retrieved October 27, 2010 from


10.50 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

The material was kept in the order received.  Please see the attached finding aid for a complete listing of materials.

Acquisition Information

Records transfer from the Executive Vice President and Treasurer's Office via Melinda Bain on March 02, 2010.

Accruals and Additions

Received addition from Melinda Bain, May 6, 2010

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in acid-free boxes but are in their original hanging files and folders.
Purdue University Executive Vice President and Treasurer records
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States