Under the direction of Lucy Sprague Mitchell, administrative decisions were made cooperatively. The finance and administration records reflect this pattern of decision-making. From the founding of the Bureau through the 1940s, many of the administrative duties were handled by the Working Council. The formal establishment of administrative offices coincided with the presidency of John H. Niemeyer and the efforts to create a more formal organizational structure in the 1950s.
Scope and Content Note
The Finance and Administration records (10 cubic feet) are comprised of seven subgroups. These subgroups reflect the offices within the Division of Finance and Administration. They are: College Governance Committees, Business Office, Plant Operations, Human Resources, Library, Computer Services and the Office of the Vice President. The Finance and Administration records cover the time period from 1916-1999.