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Record Group: 4 UW
Record Sub-Group: 44
Records Title: UM System; President's Office; Office of Business Management; Administrative Records
Dates: 1839-1999 (bulk, 1908-1999)
Volume: 41 and 2/3 cubic feet, 52.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri President's Office, created or received by the Office of Business Management. The responsibilities of the Office of Business Management were originally performed by the University of Missouri Business Manager. The Business Manager's title was changed to Vice President for Business Management in 1970. In 1990, the Office of Business Management (this name was later changed to Office of Management Services) assumed the duties of the Vice President for Business Management. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence, leases, maps, deeds, wills, records on microfilm, construction contracts, memoranda of understanding, site location plans, blueprints, architectural drawings, photographs, property histories, project records, floor plans, meeting minutes, summaries of land holdings, property master policies, indexes of UM-System properties, administrative rules and regulations, medical malpractice records, and records concerning legal cases involving UM-System properties.
Note to Researcher: For information on the University's Weldon Spring property, see Sub-Group 1 of Record Group 4 C. For information on the University's Agricultural Experiment Station, see Series 7, Sub-Group 26 of Record Group 3 C. For UM-System President Brice Ratchford's papers, see Sub-Group 22 of this Record Group.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. -
UW:4/31/1 (A74-22; A82-22; A82-32; A83-63; A91-77)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management (1908-1979). The bulk of these records were created or received by Dale O. Bowling, who served as Business Manager (1955-1970) and as Vice President for Business Management (1970-1978). Included in this Series are correspondence, reports, feasibility studies, photographs, project records, budget materials, and appropriations records. Topics include construction projects on UW-System campuses, food services, insurance and loss prevention, land management, purchase of properties, physical plant operations, security, physical facilities development, Camp Crowder, Weldon Spring Research Center, the State Vocational School, the residence hall system, and UM-System radio and television stations.
(19 c.f., 009560, 009564, 009573, 009574, 009665, 009676, 009710, 009713, 009717, 009719, 009720, 009729, 009730, 009757, 009759, 009762, 009771, 009777, 009778; TU - 21, 22, 23, 24)
Note to Researcher: For more on the career of UM-System Business Manager and Vice President for Business Management, Dale Bowling, see Sub-Group 34 of the Record Group 4 UW, and Sub Group 87 of the Record Group 4 UW.

Series 2. - UW:4/31/2 (A75-19)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management pertaining to the sale of land given to the College of Agriculture through provisions of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 (1934-1957). Included are correspondence, microfilmed records, and copies of leases, maps, and property deeds. Topics include all phases of land sales, collection of rents, rights of way and easements, timber rights, caring for UM-System property, and the fees and travel expenses of field agents J. Blaine Berry and W. L. Thomas, who were responsible for College of Agriculture land sales.
(2 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: For more on the sale of UM-System properties, see Series 4 of this Sub-Group and
Sub-Group 15 of Record Group 4 UW.

Former Series #3 UW:4/31/3 (A87-23)
UM System; President's Office; Office of Business Management; Vice President for Business Management; Administrative Records
This summary description has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This former Series contains administrative files which deal with the fiscal management of the university and were created during the tenure of Dale Bowling, (1939-1974).

Series 4. - UW:4/31/6 (A81-78)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management, pertaining to University properties sold or otherwise disposed of by the Office of Insurance and Risk Management and its predecessors (1839-1981). Included are correspondence, deeds, wills, contracts, and related documents concerning properties acquired by the UM System through gifts, purchases, endowments, or exchanges and later sold or otherwise disposed.
(1 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: For more on the sale of UM-System properties, see Series 2 of this Sub-Group,
Series 2, Sub-Group 2 of Record Group 3 UW, and Sub-Group 15 of Record Group 4 UW.

Series 5. - UW:4/31/12 (A81-17)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management (1967-1977). Included are official meeting minutes of the UM-System Business Officers. These minutes were kept by UM-System Business Officer, Charles Cottingham who also edited the UM-System Business Policy and Procedure Manual. Topics include budgets, travel authorizations, resident student tuition, petty cash funds theft, buses for field trips, legislative budget books, airline ticket expenses, moving expenses, sale of obsolete equipment, meals for courier service drivers, service charges for returned checks, leaves of absence without pay, and research grants and contracts.
(2/3 c.f.; 1/3 c.f., UMLD1; 1/3 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 6. - UW:4/31/13 (A87-99)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management (ca. 1960). Included are two sixteen inch by twenty inch, black-and-white photographic prints made by photographer, Andy Tau. These prints depict the Agriculture Building and the Dobbs Dormitory group on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.
(1 OSF, 703, MC)
Note to Researcher: For more Andy Tau photographs, see
Sub-Group 1 of Record Group 3 C, and Series 3, Sub-Group 3 of Record Group 15 C.

Series 7. - UW:4/31/14 Empty

Former Series #8 UW:4/31/16 (A82-33; A83-38; A84-68; A84-86; A84-106)
UM System; President's Office; Office of Business Management; Vice President for Business Management; Contracts, Leases, and Agreements
This summary description has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This former Series contains copies of construction contracts, leases, business agreements and memoranda of understanding; many of which are signed by Business Manager and Vice-President for Business Management Dale Bowling, (1939-1974).

Series 9. - UW:4/31/NP (A93-74)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management, pertaining to Risk and Insurance Management (1987). Included are correspondence and related records pertaining to UM-System relations with the Federal Communications Commission and related court cases which involved the University of Missouri. Also included in this Series are records pertaining to obtaining licenses for the UM-System instructional television fixed station (ITFS) and for low power television broadcasting (LPTV).
(1 c.f., 037609)
Note to Researcher: The records in Series 9 are currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Some records in this Series may be confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid. For more on the UM-System's involvement with LPTV, see
Sub-Group 7 of Record Group 4 UW.

Series 10. - UW:4/31/NP (A94-92; A95-91)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management, relating to Risk and Insurance Management. Included in this Series are correspondence and related administrative records pertaining to tasks completed under the direction of Assistant Vice President for Business Services, Gebe Ejigu (1979-1990). Correspondence topics include the use of registered architects and engineers on UM-System projects, accidental death and dismemberment coverage for general officers of the University, construction audit reports, Board of Curators rule revisions, expansion of the UMC Bookstore, auxiliary rate increases, Business Services annual activities reports, long range planning, and an upgrade of the UM-System Research Reactor.
(2 c.f., 020997, 020833)
Note to Researcher: The records in Series 10 are currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 11. - UW:4/31/NP (A96-11)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Business Management, relating to Risk and Insurance Management (1990). Included is correspondence pertaining to medical malpractice insurance and risk, property insurance, and property related policies.
(2 c.f., 010941, 043221)
Note to Researcher: The records in Series 11 are currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Series 11 contains some records which may be confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Former Series #12. UW:4/31/11 (A97-64)
UM System; President's Office; Office of Business Management/Management Services; Property and Risk Management, Real Estate Records
This summary description has been added to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This former Series contains copies of deeds, court documents, and related records pertaining to UM-System interests in the estate of George Drury, particularly his property in Grundy County, Missouri, (1958-1959).

Series 13. - UW:4/31/NP (A97-81)
This Series contains records from the University of Missouri Office of Management Services (1985-1989). Included are miscellaneous "Sapp" files and records pertaining to the renovation of University Hall, administrative rules and regulations, old UM-System contracts, and property sales and purchases by the University.
(2 c.f., 019085, 006411)
Note to Researchers: The records in Series 13 are currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 14. - UW:4/31/17 (A98-42)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri Office of Management Services pertaining to risk management and insurance coverage (1985-1988). Included is administrative and policy correspondence created or received by UM-System Insurance Manager, Edward D. King.
(1 c.f., 118752)

Series 15. - UW:4/31/NP (A00-126)
This Series contains records from the University of Missouri Office of Management Services pertaining to Risk and Insurance Management (1960-1975, 1983-1992). Included in the Series are correspondence, claim documents, applications, plans, surveys, topic files, contracts, minutes, licenses, and reports. Correspondence created or received by Director of Risk and Insurance Management, William A. Payton (1994), is included as well as general correspondence dealing with environmental issues (1989-1990), and medical surveillance. Also included in this Series are copies of specific claims for property loss or damage to UM System facilities including Jesse Hall, the Turbine Generator, the Swine Barn, and masonry damage to Swinney Hall on the UMKC Campus (1989-1994). PCB's, Dioxin, radioactive waste and other contaminants are topics of UM-System Site Remediation documents contracts, and reports. Remediation contracts and site maps for Weldon Springs are included as are minutes from the Risk Management Advisor Group (RMAG) (1990-1991), and the 1992 ground lease for the Missouri Research Park.
(4 c.f., 001012, 012815, 012816, 012818)
Note to Researcher: The records in Series 15 are currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 16 UW:4/31/NP (A00-136)
This Series contains records created or received by the Department of Management Services (1987-1988). It includes the Board of Curators meeting records of the Physical Facilities Committee and supporting documentation. The supporting documentation consists of presentations, budget and bid information. Also included are the Board of Curator's files containing the Physical Facilities Committee agenda items and meeting books. Agenda items include construction, property purchases, sale, exchanges and leases, easements, procurements, agreements, final plans, schematics, and "action items" of the Board of Curators.
(2 c.f., 047620, 113739)
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until fully processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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