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University of Connecticut, Cabinet Records

Identifier: 1998-0161

Scope and Content

The collection contains a sequential series of minutes documenting the issues, concerns and activities of the President and Vice Presidents of the University from 1985 through 1990. An index to the minutes covering the years 1979-1985 is included.


  • 1979-1990


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

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 President was established in 1893 when the state of Connecticut established Storrs Agricultural College as Connecticut's land-grant institution of higher education. At that time the title of its chief administrative officer, Benjamin F. Koons, was changed from Principal of the former Storrs Agricultural School to President of the new college.

When Connecticut State College became the University of Connecticut in 1939, the new laws and By-laws stated that, "the President of the University is the executive and administrative officer of the Board [of Trustees]. In this capacity he is responsible for the operations of the University and is given authority requisite to that end." This is the mandate under which President Jorgensen worked throughout his long service as President of the University. The President was also designated as "chairman of the University Senate and of the several schools and colleges." The administrative reorganization authorized by President Jorgensen for the University in 1939 placed direct responsibility for the schools and colleges. President Jorgensen was thus able to devote all his energies chiefly to the fulfillment of his plans for the overall development of the University.

The documents in this collection were created during the presidential tenures of John A. DiBiaggio and Anthony DiBenedetto.

More information on the President's Office records is available here.


5.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Minutes of meetings between the President and Vice Presidents of the University.


The minutes are arranged chronologically.

Series I: Minutes (1979-1990) includes meeting minutes and occasional memoranda. A portion of the minutes have been indexed.

Acquisition Information

The collection was transferred by the President's Office at an unknown date.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

General Physical Description note

5.5 linear feet

University of Connecticut, Cabinet Records
Archives & Special Collections staff
2006 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US