These records contain 23 boxes relating to the administrative body of the University of Houston. A significant portion of this material was given to the archives from the university Print Plant. Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, programs, marketing material, tapes, and published items. The collection is organized into 10 series; Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Board of Regents, Events, General Counsel, Governmental Relations, Miscellaneous, Research, Student Affairs, and University Advancement. Excluding “Events” and “Miscellaneous”, these series represent the current departments within the UH administrative body. Each series is arranged alphabetically by subject title and chronologically when necessary. Materials range in date from the 1930s to 2009. This collection also holds records from the University Planning and Policy Council (UPPC).
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The university was established in 1927 as the Houston Junior College. It grew and prospered to become the University of Houston in 1934. In 1939, the institution acquired land for a permanent campus and opened its first building. The university became a state institution in 1963 and joined the newly created University of Houston System in 1977.
The administrative body of the University of Houston oversees all administrative operations of the main campus and holds most of its offices in the Ezekiel W. Cullen building and the Welcome Center. The UH administrative body is divided into the following; Division of Academic Affairs, Division of Administration and Finance, Department of Athletics, Office of Governmental Relations, Office of the General Counsel, Internal Auditing Department, Division of Research, Division of Student Affairs, and the Division of University Advancement.
Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository