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Office of Sponsored Projects Administration

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Office of Sponsored Projects Administration, 1955-2007 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Office of Sponsored Projects Administration, 1955-2007Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 32/0

Primary Creator: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Office of Research Development and Administration.

Extent: 28.0 Cubic Feet

Subjects: Education, Higher - Research

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Record Group 32 Office of Sponsored Projects Administration consists of record series created by OSPA that do not fall neatly under an subunit of Record Group 32.  The records document faculty research and funding programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Each series is described in greater detail when clicking on a series title link.

Biographical Note

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) is responsible for managing internally and externally funding research grants awarded to students and faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  But overseeing university research was not always the responsibility of a dedicated office.  The 1950-1951 Statutes of the Board of Trustees, a section of the annual report, established the Graduate School and charged it with supervising all graduate work and organized research of the university.  Willis G. Swartz was the first Graduate School Dean and David T. Kenney was Assistant to the Dean.  Among the Dean’s responsibilities was assisting the development of research programs, with support of the Graduate Council which was required to acquire research funds and grants from outside agencies.  The Dean’s supervisory role was reaffirmed in Board of Trustees 1954-1955 annual report which also described different research categories including patents and copyrights.

While Graduate School administration was responsible for managing university research, no specific office or position is mentioned in the Board of Trustees annual reports until the mid-1950s.  John O. Anderson was appointed Assistant Dean for Research in the Graduate School at the Board’s August 27, 1957 meeting, which took effect on September 1.  By the late 1950s the growth of university research programs expanded to the point where additional resources were needed for their management.  The expanding programs were discussed at the April 21, 1961 Board meeting, which also provided a description of the functions of the Research Office of the Graduate School.  At the September 19, 1961 Board meeting, Anderson was reassigned as Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Coordinator of Research and Projects effective July 1, 1961.  The Office of Research and Projects managed research and grants within the Graduate School.

At the April 25, 1965 Board meeting, Ronald G. Hansen was appointed Associate Coordinator for Research and Projects, effective April 1.  He was later named the office’s acting director effective July 1, 1965, and finally the Associate Dean and Coordinator of Research and Projects effective July 1, 1966 after John Anderson’s resignation.  The Board of Trustees attempted to reorganize the position in the mid-1970s.  The Board debated the establishment of the Vice President for Research and Projects at the February 14, 1974 meeting, outlining the functions of the position as the facilitator of research.  The vote was a tie and the motion was defeated.

The Board of Trustees approved changing the name of Office of Research and Projects to the Office of Research Development and Administration at the December 9, 1976 meeting.  The name changed to the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration for the Fall 2011 semester.  After a July 2013 revision to the university organizational chart, OSPA now reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Subject/Index Terms

Education, Higher - Research

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Record Group 32 Office of Sponsored Projects Administration, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Inventoried by Matt Gorzalski in October 2013.

Finding Aid Revision History: The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration is formerly Record Group 15-3.


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[Series 1: Printed Materials, 1962-2006],
[Series 2: Mississippi Valley Investigations, 1955-1968],
[Series 3: Fort Massac State Park Papers, 1957-1973],
[Series 4: Significant Financial Interest Disclosures, 1995-1998],
[Series 5: Research Misconduct Cases, 1991-2007],
[Series 6: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Files],
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Series 3: Fort Massac State Park Papers, 1957-1973Add to your cart.
Correspondece, research materials, articles, and maps relating to archaeological investigations of Fort Massac and the development of the park as a tourist attraction.  Formerly Record Group 15-3-24.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Fort Massac State ParkAdd to your cart.
By Paul Maynard and others.  A summary report of the archeological research and preliminary restoration at Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, Illinois.
Volume 2: Preliminary Archaeological and Feasibility Study, Fort Massac, Illinois, 1966Add to your cart.
By L. R. Bailey.
Volume 3: Historian's Report Concerning the Feasibility of a Reconstruction at Fort Massac State Park, Illinois, 1966Add to your cart.
Prepared for the Fort Massac Committee, Southern Illinois University
Folder 1: Area Services Fort Massac State Park MapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Fort Massac, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Area Services Fort Massac State Park, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Master Plan and Observations, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Area Map (Negative)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Area Services Fort Massac State Park, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Item 1: Conservation Plan MapAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Soil and Capability MapAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Published Articles about Fort MassacAdd to your cart.
"First state Park is Rich in Historial Associations" and "10,000 Years Beneath our Feet"
Folder 2: Massac Artifact CatalogAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Blueprint and Map of Fort MassacAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Books and Booksellers, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: BibliographiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Fort Massac Project Campus Correspondence, 1966-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lynn Bailey - Personal, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, Mr. John Fortier, Historian, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Jos. T. Golabowski, 1957-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Fort Massac Project: Correspondence -- Harrington, Smith, Hays, 1966Add to your cart.
G. Hubert Smith, J. C. Harrinton, Howard Hays.
Folder 13: Howard Hays, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, Basil C. Hedrick, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Basil C. Hedrick Proposals, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Victor Hogg, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Dr. J. Charles Kelley, 1969Add to your cart.
Kelley was director of the SIU University Museum at the time.  Includes correspondence of Geraldine Kelley.
Folder 18: Maynard ReportAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: John Francis McDermott, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 20: E. Petersen, 1965Add to your cart.
Historical Park Development for Fort Massac, Illinois by Eugene T. Petersen
Folder 21: Frank Rackerby, 1969Add to your cart.
Status Report on the Archaeological and Historical Resources of Fort Massac by Frank Rackerby.
Folder 22: Secretary, Pam Rendleman, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Dr. C. Riley, 1970Add to your cart.
Dr. Carroll L. Riley
Folder 24: Panel, Advisory, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Staff Correspondence, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Department of Conservation, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Fort Massac Committee, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Fort Massac Master Folder 1, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Inventories, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Master Folder 2, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Outline Plan for Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1966-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 32: A Precis of Information Pertaining to an Interpretation Center to be Installed at Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Proposals on Installation of Exhibits, 1957, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Rough Draft of Development Planning, 1970Add to your cart.
Historic Fort Massac: The Development of the American Fort by Victor Hogg
Folder 35: Photographs of Plans for ParkAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: unclassified file Fort Massac, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Press releases and correspondence on Fort Massac preservation and development.
Folder 37: Fort Massac Project: Reports, Research Suggestions, Committee Meetings, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Volume 1: A Preliminary Report of the 1970 Archaeological Excavations of Fort MassacAdd to your cart.
By Frank Rackerby.
Volume 2: Summary Report of the Archaeological Research and Preliminary Restoration at Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IllinoisAdd to your cart.
by Paul Maybard, Archaeologist.
Volume 3: Fort Massac Publicity, 1972Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Fort Massac Publicity, 1966Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Fort Massac Publicity, 1973Add to your cart.
Volume 6: Fort Massac Publicity, 1969Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Fort Massac Publicity, 1971Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Preliminary Archaeological and Feasibility Study, Fort Massac, Illinois, 1966Add to your cart.
By L. R. Bailey
Volume 9: Fort Massac Publicity, 1970Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Printed Materials, 1962-2006],
[Series 2: Mississippi Valley Investigations, 1955-1968],
[Series 3: Fort Massac State Park Papers, 1957-1973],
[Series 4: Significant Financial Interest Disclosures, 1995-1998],
[Series 5: Research Misconduct Cases, 1991-2007],
[Series 6: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Files],
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