Biography and History

During its existence from 1972-1988, the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs had general oversight of Princeton University's administrative services, including human resources, campus security, health services, and purchasing. Known previously as the Executive Vice Director of Administrative and Personnel Services, the Vice President for Administrative Affairs was responsible for, in cooperation with other administrative offices as well as academic departments and advisory councils, establishing policies and procedures guiding the operations of these units. The only individual to ever serve as Vice President for Administrative Affairs was Anthony J. Maruca. Following his retirement in 1988 many of the position's duties were reassigned to the newly created Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Source: From the finding aid for AC271

  • Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration records. 1972-2015 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC233

    From 1972-2001, financial and administrative functions of Princeton University were managed by a succession of related and functionally overlapping offices that ultimately came together in the position of vice president for finance and administration. This office held responsibility for coordinating and developing policies and plans for the financial, administrative, and corporate operations of the University, and with charge, under the Committee on Finance, of the funds, stocks, securities, and other investments of the Corporation, including off-campus real estate. The collection documents the activities of three consecutive administrators who held the position of vice president for finance, either solely or in combination with the roles of treasurer and vice president for administration: Paul B. Firstenberg (1972-1976), Carl W. Schafer (1976-1987), and Richard R. Spies (1988-2001). Also included are the records of Laurel B. Harvey, who served as assistant vice president for finance and administration under Schafer and Spies.

  • Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs records. 1964-1989 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC271

    During its existence from 1972-1988, the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs had general oversight of Princeton University's administrative services, including human resources, campus security, health services, and purchasing. The records consist primarily of correspondence documenting the office's interactions with other administrative offices, academic departments, and advisory councils.