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Dartmouth College. Business Manager



The Office of the Business Manager was organized in 1956 following the dissolution of the Plant and Operations Office which had been formed in 1953 to combine the functions of the department Buildings and Grounds and other physical plant operations. The Business Manager had formerly been a position within the Plant and Operations Office, along with the Superintendent of Maintenance, the Director of Housing, the Purchasing Agent, and the Director of Dining Halls. The former Business Manager for Plant and Operations, Richard W. Olmsted, was appointed Business Manager of the College. The Office of the Business Manager was responsible for operational matters relating to buildings and grounds, dormitories, housing, purchasing, commencement and reunions, the Hanover Country Club, the Dartmouth Skiway, and Dartmouth Outing Club properties. It also oversaw conferences, Dartmouth Dining Association operations, heating plant operation, office assignments, CRREL housing and procurement, and civil defense study. The office was also responsible for construction budgets, new projects, proposed faculty and student housing, the sale and development of college-owned lots, zoning regulations, master planning, and space studies. In 1974 the Office of the Business Manager was reorganized into three separate positions – Business Manager of the College, Director of Planning, and Associate Director of Planning, reporting to the Office of the Vice President for Administration. In 1984 the office was renamed the Office of Business Affairs and reported to the President’s office. A reorganization in 1988 had the Office reporting to the Vice President and Treasurer. The Office of Business Affairs was responsible for risk management, records management, buildings and grounds, heating and electric plants, events management, dining services, the Hanover Inn, and purchasing.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dartmouth College, Business Manager records May Be Restricted

Identifier: DA-617
Date(s): 1953 to 1979
Scope and Contents

The records contain reports, memoranda, correspondence, budgets and invoices, plans and schematics documenting the broad responsibilities of the Business Manager. A few records may predate the formation of the office, documenting the earlier functions of those departments which came together under the Business Manager in 1953.

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