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9D/1970-1976 Vice President for Business Affairs (Joseph Kiebala)

20.5 linear feet total, including 5 linear feet restricted materials

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Restrictions: An effort has been made to keep as much material open as possible, hence the separation of portions of folders rather than restricting the whole folder. The following types of materials are restricted:

  • 1. Student records generated and maintained by the college cover by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act): grades, work, faculty/class evaluations, questionnaires, recommendations, et cetera. Information will be released only if permission is granted by the office, which created the documents.
  • 2. Minutes and other records of the Board of Trustees. Access to this material is granted only through the Trustees. Requests for access should be directed to the Clerk of the Board of Trustees. Members of the Wellesley College Senior Staff may have access when the information is necessary for their work.
  • 3. Information relating to specific salaries, pensions or financial transactions between the College and individual employees. Access to this material must be granted by the Presidentís Office.
  • 4. Materials relating to reappointment, promotion and tenure are restricted. Access must be granted by the Presidentís Office.
  • 5. Recommendations and performance evaluation of individual employees are restricted, as are evaluations of candidates for College positions. Access must be granted by the Presidentís Office.
  • 6. Materials published by consortia of colleges and universities, specifically the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) and the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS), which conduct surveys of various institutes promising confidentially. Members of Senior Staff may have access when the information is necessary for their work.
History of the Office
  • Wendell H. Kayser, 1923-1928
  • Charles Hodges, 1928-1938
  • Donald W. Height, 1938-1952
  • Irwin French, 1952-1956
  • Robert Schneider, 1956-1970

Joseph (Joe) Kiebala became Vice President for Business Affairs in May 1970. At that time the Business Office oversaw the following departments: Wellesley College Club, Systems, Controller's Office, Physical Plant, Purchasing, Duplication, Personnel, Food Service and Post Office. He reported to the President of the College. The Treasurer's Office was in Boston and reported directly to the Board of Trustees. In the fall of 1975 the Security Office, which had previously come under the Physical Plant became the Campus Police. April 1, 1976, Mr. Kiebala left Wellesley College to become Assistant Director of the Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Scope and Content Note

The date range of these records of the Business Office is May 1970, following the death of Robert Schneider, extending through August of 1976. Mr. Kiebala left Wellesley in April of 1976 and Harry Jones, Controller covered most of the essential duties of the position. The majority of records from this period are retained with this administration, although a few fit more appropriately with the next administration (9D/1976-1985). The records came to the Wellesley College Archives in various accessions from the originating office and storage areas (see list above). The volume of the collection is approximately 18.25 linear feet. It contains a broad spectrum of materials. The office of Vice President for Business Affairs has a major role in all aspects of Wellesley College.

Generally, the collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Where there is more than one folder on the same subject, they are arranged chronologically. Restricted materials have been removed from the main sequence, as have materials, which require flat storage. Notice of removal is given in each instance with an explanation of location and method of access.

The collection includes budget materials and financial records; records for support and maintenance of the Physical Plant, as well as those for major building and renovation projects; records of salaries and benefits for faculty and administrative staff; student accounts payable records, records relating to the Collegeís involvement in organizations studying and supporting higher education, and Trustee materials relating to the financial needs of the College.

There are materials of particular interest during the Kiebala years. The Library addition and the construction of the Science Center and renovation of Sage Hall fell into this time period, as did the reorganization of the Security Department into the Campus Police in 1975. In addition, there is considerable information relating to the Sloan Study on the financing of higher education and the formation of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE).

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Accession Numbers: A84-010, A85-056, A93-064, the Kiebala merged files and portions of 9D/1957-1974

Produced May 15, 2002, by Mary Bicknell

Created By: Dorothy Brown '09 || Maintained By: Jane Callahan and Ian Graham || Date Created: January 10, 2008 || Last Modified: October 15, 2012