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 Treasurer Records. 1930-2017 (inclusive), 1972-1997 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC233

    The Office of the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer is the administrative office at Princeton University responsible for overseeing the university’s budget, procurement services, tax compliance, risk management, and other general, non-investment related fiduciary responsibilities. The records in this collection primarily document 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 Executive Vice President Records. 1964-2017 (inclusive), 1964-1989 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC271

    The Office of the Executive Vice President was created by the Board of Trustees in 2005 to administer several existing offices, including campus life, human resources, public safety, and facilities among others. The records consist primarily of correspondence documenting the office's interactions with other administrative offices, academic departments, and advisory councils.