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Guide to the Records of the Office of the Treasurer (Leroy Elwood Kimball) RG.10.9

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 Container List updated by John Zarrillo  , February 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New York University. Office of the Treasurer
Title: Records of the Office of the Treasurer (Leroy Elwood Kimball)
Dates [inclusive]: 1910-1963
Abstract: This collection contains administrative records of NYU's Office of the Treasurer from 1910-1963, and is mainly comprised of records generated by Leroy Kimball who served in various financial positions with the University during the first half of the 20th century. The records are primarily financial, and include receipts, bills, invoices, leases, budgets and accompanying correspondence.
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet in 6 boxes
Call Phrase: RG.10.9

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Historical/Biographical Note

Leroy Elwood Kimball retired from NYU in 1956 after 45 years as a financial officer of the University. Born in Flint, Michigan on October 31, 1888, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Albion College in 1910 and became City Editor of the Albion Evening Recorder in Michigan for one year before coming to NYU as an assistant Bursar in 1911. On June 17, 1914, he married Gipsy Robinson and received his Master's from NYU in 1917. During his tenure, he held the following positions: Assistant Bursar from 1911-1920, Bursar from 1920-1925, Comptroller from 1925-1945, and Vice Chancellor and Comptroller from 1945-1956.

In addition to the positions he held at NYU Kimball was very active in other matters. He was a trustee of the American Scenic & Historic Preservation Society and its president from 1933 to 1941. In 1937, Kimball was appointed by Governor Lehman to the New York State Commission to Survey Scenic, Historic and Commercial assets of the Hudson River valley. He was a member of the Advisory Committee of Historical and Patriotic Societies at the New York World's Fair of 1939, and in 1933, was the treasurer of the Association of American Colleges. Kimball belonged to the Andiron Club of New York, The Pilgrims, Phi Beta Kappa and other groups, was a trustee of Albion College and wrote numerous monographs. He made his home on Buckberg Mountain, Tomkins Cove-on-Hudson, New York and "Brooklands" in Surrey, England. In 1959, Kimball Hall was named in his honor.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains administrative and miscellaneous files generated during Leroy Kimball's tenure at New York University and following his retirement. The records were transferred from the Treasurer's office from Kimball Hall in 1991 by Fred Knauth and Muriel Mantel and consist of 6 Hollinger boxes comprising 3 linear feet. Ranging in date from 1910 to 1963, the records were in fairly good condition and in approximate chronological order when received. It was for this reason that they were not broken up into various series. The current arrangement is topical and in chronological order by subject.

The vast majority of these records are financial and include: receipts, bills, invoices, leases, budgets and their accompanying correspondence. The material originates from the following divisions or units: University Attorney's office, various schools and/or divisions, the Faculty Club, the First Avenue Association, the Council/Board of Trustees, Libraries, Hofstra College, Law Center, Medical Center, Bradley-Burgum Faculty Dismissal case, Hall of Fame and GPA Program with Syracuse University and the State University of New York. Worthy of particular note is the comprehensive file containing, clippings, correspondence, and other materials on the building of the Law School's Vanderbilt Hall in the 1950's and the accompanying protests and demonstrations regarding the evictions and demolition of residential property. In addition, there is a folder containing comprehensive correspondence and memorandums regarding NYU's agreement with Hofstra College in the 1920's and the subsequent dissolution of that agreement.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Alexander, George, 1843-1930
  • Kimball, LeRoy Ellwood, b. 1888
  • Armstrong, George
  • Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934
  • Kingsley, William
  • Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963

Document Type

  • Administrative records.
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • Syracuse University
  • State University of New York
  • New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
  • New York University. School of Education
  • Andiron Club of New York City
  • New York University. School of Engineering and Science
  • Hofstra University
  • New York University. College of Dentistry
  • New York University. Institute of Economic Affairs
  • New York University. Institute of Fine Arts
  • New York University. Law Center
  • New York University. School of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance
  • New York University. Libraries
  • New York University. Medical Center
  • New York University. Council

Subject Topics

  • Universities and colleges -- United States -x Administration.
  • College trustees.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Papers were transferred from the Treasurer's office from Kimball Hall in 1991 by Fred Knauth and Muriel Mantel.

Access Restrictions

Institutional records of New York University are closed for a period of 20 years from the date of their creation (the date on which each document was written). Board of Trustees records are similarly closed for 35 years from the date of creation. The opening date for files spanning several years will be 20 years from the most recent date. Access will be given to material already 20 years old contained within a collection that is not yet open when such material can be isolated from the rest of the collection.

Materials related to personnel, faculty grievances, job searches and all files with information that falls under the University's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy are permanently restricted.

This collection is in off-site storage.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

New York University Archives

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

70 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 998-2641

E-mail: university-archives@nyu.edu

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Records of the Office of the Treasurer; RG 10.9; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the New York University Archives

Administrative Papers of Chancellor Elmer Ellsworth Brown 1900-1937

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

 

Physical Access

Please note that this collection is stored offsite, and you must contact the repository to schedule access.

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Container List

Series I: Topical Files

Scope and Contents note

Arrangement is topical and in chronological order by subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Misc. Council & Attorney File

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1939-1948
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Vice Chancellor for Development

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1952
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Institute of Fine Arts

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1924-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 4 School of Engineering

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1917-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 5 School of Pedagogy & Education

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1910-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Institute of Economic Affairs

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1955
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Faculty Club: University Attorney File

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1937-1940
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Faculty Club: Pledges

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1939-1943
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Faculty Club

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225451 9

1931-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Faculty Club

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1941-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Government House

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1915-1923
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Extramural Division

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1914-1931
Box: 2 Folder : 4 First Avenue Association

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1927-1934
Box: 2 Folder : 5 First Avenue Association

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1935-1942
Box: 2 Folder : 6 GPA-Lavanburg Corner House

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1948-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 7 College of Dentistry

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1922-1925
Box: 2 Folder : 8 College of Dentistry

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1929-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Council: Alterations to Council Room

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1938-1951
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Council: Portrait of Chancellor Brown

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1930-1938
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Council: Portrait of William Kingsley

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1930-1931
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Council: Miscellaneous

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1932-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Attorney Correspondence & Browsing Room

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1936-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Wagner College Agreement

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225452 7

1940
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Council: Portrait of Dr. George Alexander

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1928
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Libraries: Adler Lectures on Emmet Collection

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1932
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Libraries: American Index Fund

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1928-1940
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Libraries: Brainerd Books

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1935-1936
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Libraries: School of Commerce, Accounts & Finance Library

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1938-1940
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Libraries: Dean Balliet's Teachers Library

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1942-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Libraries: Director of Libraries

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1935-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Libraries: Law Library

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1950-1953
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Libraries: Librarian

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1934-1951
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Libraries: NYU Film Library

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1940-1954
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Libraries: Society for the Libraries

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1940-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Libraries: Peloubet Gift

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1950
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Libraries: University Heights Library - Attorney Files

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1933-1937
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Libraries: Warburg Gift - Friedsam House

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1933-1937
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Libraries: University Heights Library

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1918-1921
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Libraries: University Heights Library

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1922-1947
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Libraries: Henry Staudigal v. NYU from University Attorney's Files

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1931-1933
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Libraries: Washington Square Library

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225453 5

1923-1951
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Hofstra College from University Attorney's Files

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1935-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Hofstra College from University Attorney's Files

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1939
Box: 4 Folder : 3 University Attorney's Files Re: Taxes, Titles, Leases & Mortgages

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1935-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Law Center: Laying of Cornerstone

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1950
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Law Center: Eggers & Higgins Sketches

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1947
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Law Center: Equipment Purchased

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1951
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Law Center: Campaign Materials

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1946-1950
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Law Center: Actions & Protests Re: Evictions and Demolition

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225454 3

1945-1952
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Law Center: Building Campaign Publicity

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1945-1946
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Law Center: Building Campaign Publicity

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1947-1957
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Kindergarten Training School

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1922-1924
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Medical Center: Medical School Miscellaneous

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1911-1951
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Medical Center: Demolition Ceremonies

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1949
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Medical Center: H. Stanley Hillyer Award

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1947
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Medical Center: "Medical Advance" (gaps)

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1949-1951
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Medical Center: Vice Chancellor George Armstrong

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225455 0

1955
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Bradley - Burgum Faculty Dismissal Case

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225456 8

1951-1954
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Hall of Fame

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225456 8

1920-1950
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Agreement with Syracuse University Re: Albany (?)

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225456 8

1949-1954
Box: 6 Folder : 4 NYU - Syracuse University - State University Graduate School of Public Administration

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225456 8

1949-1955
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous Materials, Signature Page

General note

bar code: 3 1142 04225456 8

undated
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Scholarships

General

bar code: 3 1142 04225456 8

1919-1951

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