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Record Group Number: 000450
Series/Collection Number: .S 164
Creator: Florida State University. Office of the President.
Title, Dates: Bernard F. Sliger administrative files, 1976-1990.
Amount: 122.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological by year, then arranged by general topical area, then alphabetical by subject.
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Biographical/Historical:     Florida State University is located in Tallahassee, Florida. The institution was chartered in 1851 and has been state-assisted since 1857.  It operated under several different names until 1909, when it became Florida State College for Women.  In 1947, the name was changed to Florida State University and the institution was made coeducational.  It is part of the State University System which is part of the Division of Universities in the Dept. of Education.  The university president is appointed by the Board of Regents.
    Bernard Francis Sliger served as President of Florida State University from 1977 to 1991.  He was born in Trout Creek, Michigan on September 30, 1924.  Sliger majored in economics and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University.  He was a faculty member and administrator at Florida State, Michigan State, Louisiana State, and Southern University.  Dr. Sliger was Executive Vice President of Florida State University from 1972-1976; Interim President in 1976; and was appointed President in 1977. His administration was marked by the expansion of the engineering curriculum, research activities, and athletics program at Florida State University.  After his retirement in 1991, Dr. Sliger was appointed President Emeritus.  He served briefly as Interim President again in Fall, 1993.
Summary:     This series contains the administrative files of Florida State University President Bernard F. Sliger from 1976 to 1990.  The records include correspondence, reports, financial papers, and memoranda.  It documents Dr. Sliger's interactions with Florida State University administrators and department heads; the Board of Regents; other state universities; teachers' unions; committees; organizations; state agencies; and other government bodies.  It documents several civil rights issues, including affirmative action, desegregation, discrimination, sex equity, and equal opportunity for minorities.  Some college teachers' organizations included are the American Association of University Professors; American Association of University Women; and United Faculty of Florida.
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Subject Access Fields: American Association of University Professors.
American Association of University Women.
United Faculty of Florida.
Florida State University.
Florida State University
African Americans Education. Florida
African Americans History 1964- Florida
Affirmative action programs Florida
Women's rights Florida
Collective bargaining Florida
College students Florida
Educational equalization Florida
School integration Florida
Minorities Florida
Civil rights Florida
Race relations.
Teachers' unions.
Universities and colleges Faculty Florida
College sports Florida
Universities and colleges--Students
Equal employment opportunity.
Universities and colleges Administration Florida
Added Entries Sliger, Bernard F.