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Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (E.T. York)

Identifier: Series P18

Scope and Content

These materials document the range of administrative procedures, problems, questions, and issues with which the Office of the President of the University of Florida was involved in 1973-1974 while E.T. York served as Acting President. Letters in the folders "Academic Affairs", "Admissions", "Affirmative Action", and "Graduate School Enrollment Padding" are particularly interesting for what they reveal of the workings of the Office of the President in general and for this period of time in the University's history in particular. Letters of a congratulatory nature (to athletics groups, performing groups, and individuals) are prevalent. Likewise there are many letters expressing either thanks for work accomplished and monies and donations received or condolences. The files on "Buildings" are of interest with letters and memoranda about the initial phases of planning for additions to existing buildings or new buildings. Also included are letters from department chairs requesting additional space. The major part of this series consists of letters and memoranda. In addition, there are some reports.


  • Creation: 1973-1974



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Biographical/Historical Note

E.T. York served as Acting President of the University of Florida in 1973-1974. York earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Auburn University in 1942 and 1946, respectively; and his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1949. York served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 during World War II. In 1956, York was hired as a professor and later served as chair of the Department of Agronomy at North Carolina State University. In 1959, York became head of the Cooperative Extension Service at Auburn University, and in 1961 became head of the Federal Extension Service for the U.S. Department of Agronomy. He joined the University of Florida in 1963 as Vice President for Agricultural Affairs (later, Provost for Agriculture). He was Florida agriculture's Man of the Year in 1978 and a university system chancellor. His many contributions to UF included the creation of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).


2.9 Linear feet (7 boxes)

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Administrative policy records of University of Florida Acting President E.T. York.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

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A Guide to the Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (E.T. York)
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America