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Finding Aid for the Graduate School of Management. Administrative files of Robert Tannenbaum, Professor of the Development of Human Systems. 1954-1975.
University Archives Record Series 68  
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  • Title: Graduate School of Management. Administrative files of Robert Tannenbaum, Professor of the Development of Human Systems.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 68
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
    Date: 1954-1975
    Abstract: Record Series 68 contains the administrative files of Robert Tannenbaum, Professor of the Development of Human Systems. Files regard the UCLA Graduate School of Management (GSM) dean selection, faculty evaluation and review, and planning activities for new GSM programs and facilities. Materials include committee files, planning reports, and evaluations.
    Creator: Graduate School of Management.

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Graduate School of Management. Administrative files of Robert Tannenbaum, Professor of the Development of Human Systems (University Archives Record Series 68). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical note

    The College of Business Administration at UCLA was founded in 1935, offering just six major fields for the BS degree, and accounting and office management dominated the program. In 1939 it was authorized to institute a MBA program and the first 27 graduate students in business entered the university. The curriculum de-emphasized functional specialization, legitimized research, and raised student qualifications. In 1950 the College was renamed the School of Business Administration. A doctoral program was initiated in 1953 and in 1955 the graduate programs were used to form a graduate school of business separate from the undergraduate school, named the Graduate School of Business Administration. Special agencies were then added to the graduate school among them Western Data Processing Center (1956) and the Western Management Science Institute (1960). In 1961, a Master of Science degree was added to the graduate school's curriculum, the school library was established, and the school moved to a new building on Hilgard Avenue. Before the end of the 1960's the undergraduate school and its BS degree in Business Administration were phased out leaving the Graduate school of Business Administration as the only source of business education on the UCLA campus. In 1971 it was renamed the Graduate School of Management. A 15 million dollar donation by John E. Anderson allowed the construction of the new Management Education complex, which opened in 1995. The present name of John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management was bestowed on the school in 1987.
    Robert Tannenbaum (1915-2003) was recruited in 1948 by Neil Jacoby, Dean of the College of Business Administration at UCLA. Tannenbaum's first position was as Acting Assistant Professor and Assistant Research Economist. His last position was as Professor of Human Systems Development. He served on various administrative committees and was actively involved in the search for a new dean in the late 1960's.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 68 contains the administrative files of Robert Tannenbaum, Professor of the Development of Human Systems. Files regard the UCLA Graduate School of Management (GSM) dean selection, faculty evaluation and review, and planning activities for new GSM programs and facilities. Materials include committee files, planning reports, and evaluations.
    There are no records from the period 1955-1959.
    This is an inactive Record Series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3521035