School of Business Administration records include meeting and administrative records, faculty documents, correspondence, historical
materials, marketing records, reports of proposals and research, and publications. Publications include yearbooks, facebooks,
and business program pamphlets.
The College of Commerce was founded in 1889 at the University of California, Berkeley, with the aid of UC Regent Arthur B.
Rodgers and funding from the Cora Jane Flood Foundation, with the intent to further commercial education. A four-year undergraduate
program, the college had no faculty of its own, but instead recruited honorable faculty members from the Economics Department,
such as Adolph C. Miller, Henry Rand Hatfield, and Ira B. Cross. To accommodate the rising interest in business, proposals
to change the College were approved in 1914, but were not implemented due to World War I. It was not until 1941, with E.
T. Grether as Dean, that plans began to take shape.
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Linear feet: 18
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Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: faculty biographies in Box 1.