University of Connecticut, Ombudsman's Office Records
Scope and Content Note
The records of the ombudsman office contain case files arbitrated by the office of the ombudsman, as well as administrative records, fliers, news clippings, and legal documents. The case files deal with individual arbitrations dealt with by Oliver, to include the complaints and the resolutions, among different organizations and individuals at the university. Additionally the records contain the administrative records, annual reports and memorandums from Oliver, policy papers, and materials related to the minority staff development program and the athletic advisory committee.
The portions of the collection that do not concern specific situations and case files are open and available for research.
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Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
The Office of the Ombudsman at the University of Connecticut was established to mediate disputes within the university. The ombudsman was an impartial arbitrator who helped resolve disputes within the university community and was an advocate for fairness and equality. The position was created at UConn in the early 1970s in order to help assuage civil and racial tensions on campus. From 1971 until 1991 the position of ombudsman of the university was held by Charles W. Oliver. When Oliver left the university, and as the tensions that had led to his hiring had subsided, the university did not fill the position and the office became defunct.
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The records of the Ombudsman's Office Records contains case files, administrative records, fliers, news clippings, and legal documents from the period the office existed at the university. The Office of the Ombudsman at the University of Connecticut was an office that was founded to mediate disputes among university members. The ombudsman acted as an impartial arbitrator who helped resolve disputes within the university community and was an advocate for fairness and equality.
Provenance and Acquisition
The records were transferred to the University Archives in 1992.
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