Skip to main content

Division of Finance & Administration

Identifier: RG 4

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Office of Finance and Administration are divided into 5 series: (1) Fiscal Affairs, (2) Institutional Services, (3) Division of Public Safety, (4) University Computing, and (5) University Events.

Included with in this collection when accessioned were records which were assigned to series groupings of University Computing, and University Events. These are no longer departments in the Finance and Administration department nor are they currently actual series in the Finance and Administration record group.

The bulk of the collection is located in Series 5, University Events, which contain honors and commencement programs and invitations. Additional invitations and programs for faculty recognition luncheons, banquets, retirement luncheons, and other social events can also be found in this series. Folder 85 contains memorial service programs for James Furman, professor of music and director of the Concert Choir at WCSU for more than 25 yrs, and Anthony V. Ficarra who taught modern languages. Also included is the dedication service program for Curley Hall, named in honor of Thomas F. Curley, a student who died suddenly while attending DTC in 1949.

In 1920 a small booklet entitled Commencement Season of Normal School listed events for seniors to attend prior to graduation. From 1939 to 1951 the booklet was called Commencement Week and contained a series of activities such as dancing, picnic, class day and dinner, games, and amateur skits.

Folders 27 and 77 contain the text of commencement speeches given by Dr. William J. Sanders, Commissioner of Education (1969); Dr. Ralph Braibanti and James B. Duke, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Duke University (1995).

The 40th Annual Student Honors Convocation took place in 1999. Prior to this time, the Honors Convocation programs contained names of students who were honored by the School of Arts & Sciences, Professional School, Ancell School of Business, and the University Awards. In 2000 each school began to publish separate programs, and in 2001 a fourth program for University Awards was published.


  • Creation: 1906-2007


Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
Ruth A. Haas Library
Archives and Special Collections
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-837-8992

Historical/Biographical Note

The V.P. for Finance & Adminstration currently oversees the following departments: Administrative Services, University Police, Financial Planning & Budgeting, Fiscal Affairs and the Associate V.P. for Facilities.

The University Events department now report to University Relations and University Computing now reports directly to the President.


2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The records of the Office of Finance and Administration contain records from the following departments under the V.P. for Finance & Administration: Fiscal Affairs, Institutional Services, and the Division of Public Safety. Also incuded are University Events' invitations and programs from commencements, convocations and events from 1906-2007.


Folders are arranged alphabetically in each series.

The files are grouped into 5 series:

Missing Title

  1. Fiscal Affairs
  2. Institutional Services
  3. Public Safety, Division of
  4. University Computing
  5. University Events (Invitations & Programs)


Transferred to the Archives in 2004.

Guide to the Division of Finance & Administration
Unverified Full Draft
Mary Rieke
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from RG4 - Finance & Administration.doc

Repository Details

Part of the Western Connecticut State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Haas Library
181 White St
Danbury 06810 USA US
203.837.8322 (Fax)