Former President Nancy Zimpher's Papers in the University Archives

The Office of the President recently transferred nineteen boxes of papers from former UC President Nancy Zimpher for inclusion in the University Archives Collection. President Zimpher, UC’s first woman president, served the University from October 2003 to May 2009, when she resigned to become Chancellor of the State University of New York system.

The new collection, accessioned as UA-10-01, mainly consists of the hundreds of speeches that President Zimpher made between 2004 and 2007. She was a popular sought-after speaker, averaging one speech a day to both campus groups and outside organizations. Also included are subject files from her work with The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and The Brookings Institute, as well as various publications from 2005-2009.

The Archives holds two other collections of President Zimpher’s papers as well:  Collection Number UA-09-24 contains calendars from 2003-2009, and Collection Number UA-06-07 contains office files from 2003-2006. Finding aids for all of the collections can be found on the Archives & Rare Books Library website at

– Janice Schulz