Guide to the School of Business Administration Records

Guide written by Susan Storch and Tammy Lo.
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Guide to the School of Business Administration Records

Collection number: CU-29

The Bancroft Library





University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Guide written by Susan Storch and Tammy Lo
Date Completed:
April 2006
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Guide to the School of Business Administration Records,
Date (inclusive): 1878-1989
Date (bulk): (bulk 1940-1989)
Collection Number: CU-29
Creator: School of Business Administration
Extent: Number of containers: 14 cartons and 1 box Linear feet: 18
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: 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.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English.
Physical Location: Many of University Archives collections are stored off-site and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: faculty biographies in Box 1.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Guide to the School of Business Administration Records, CU-29, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Grether, Ewald Theophilus, 1899-
Haas, Walter A., 1889-1979.
University of California, Berkeley. Graduate School of Business Administration.
Walter A. Haas School of Business (University of California, Berkeley)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The School of Business Administration records were transferred to University Archives by the School of Business Administration.

Accruals

Future additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Storch and Tammy Lo in 2005.

Organizational History

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.
The School of Business Administration became the College of Commerce on July 1, 1943 and became the second collegiate institution to be established in the United States for training students in business. The undergraduate school, a two-year program for juniors and seniors with a curriculum leading to a degree of Bachelors in Science, was established in 1943, followed by the graduate school in 1944 for students pursuing a Masters of Business Administration, as well as Ph.Ds. The purpose of the school was to prepare students for positions with executive and professional responsibilities in all sectors of business and to encourage careers in teaching and research.
The School of Business Administration was renamed the Haas School of Business in 1989. The Haas family has offered its generous support and commitment to the University for many years. Walter A. Haas, Sr., for whom the school is named, graduated from the College of Commerce in 1910 and continued his loyal contribution to the School as the business school's first advisory counsel under Dean E. T. Grether in 1970. As a counselor and close friend to deans after Grether, Haas remained a benefactor to the school until his death in 1979. His children contributed the cornerstone support in honor of their father to fund the school's building, prompting enthusiastic approval from UC Regents to change the name to the Haas School of Business.
The School provides specialized education in various business fields, including administration and policy, accounting, finance, industrial relations, international business, marketing and real estate. The teaching programs are supported by research and community relations affiliates, such as the Institute of Business and Economic Research; Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics; Center for Research in Management Science; and the Institute of Industrial Relations, which was first headed by former UC president Clark Kerr in 1945. The Graduate school in conjunction with the Graduate School of Business in Los Angeles also publishes the California Management Review, a scholarly quarterly publication.

Scope and Content of Collection

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, face books, and business program pamphlets.
The collection is divided into three series: General Departmental Records, Dean Ewald T. Grether Records, and Faculty Biographies and Lists. The first is an alphabetical arrangement of the general departmental records, from 1878 to 1989. The second series contains mostly notes by the Dean of the School of Business Administration, Ewald T. Grether. His records concern the Chancellor's Advisory Administrative Council, the Dorothea Lange Fellowship, Barrows Hall, and programs relating to associations in business administration. The last series consists of faculty biographies and lists, 1944 to 1986.

Container List

Cartons 1-13

Series 1: General Departmental Records, 1878-1989

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arrangement: alphabetical
This series consists of materials relating to the School of Business and its faculty, including records of business associations and committees, articles on Clark Kerr, history of the school, and pamphlets from business programs.
carton 1, folder 1-5

Academic Senate 1965-1980

carton 1, folder 6-11

Alumni 1956-1985

carton 1, folder 12-26

Berkeley Conflict/Free Speech Movement 1960-1979

carton 1, folder 27-32

Business Department Administrative Records 1964-1971

carton 2, folder 1-31

Business Department Administrative Records 1970/71-1980

carton 3, folder 1-17

Business Department Administrative Records 1980-1988

carton 3, folder 18-30

California Management Review 1957-1966

carton 4, folder 1-25

College of Commerce 1878-1979

carton 4, folder 26-34

Committees 1935-1968

carton 5, folder 1-34

Committees 1952-1985

carton 5, folder 35-39

Centennial Committee 1962-1968

carton 6, folder 1-6

Economics 1902-1984, 1988

carton 6, folder 7-29

Emeriti 1970-1976

carton 6, folder 30-37

Executive Program 1966-1986

carton 7, folder 1-31

Faculty 1947-1986

carton 7, folder 32-34

Haas Competition 1981, 1983

carton 8, folder 1-24

History 1956-1989

carton 8, folder 25-48

Kerr, Clark 1970-1989

carton 9, folder 1-31

Marketing 1962-1975

carton 10, folder 1-27

Marketing 1976-1986

carton 11, folder 1-14

MBA/Graduates 1940s-1986

carton 11, folder 15-42

Planning/Proposals 1947-1967

carton 12, folder 1-6

Public Information 1970s-1980s

carton 12, folder 7-14

Reports 1962-1988

carton 12, folder 15-16

Students 1923, 1977

carton 12, folder 17-34

UC Regents 1958

carton 13, folder 1-3

University Extension 1960-1979

carton 13, folder 4-5

Yearbooks/Facebooks 1982-1986

Cartons 13-14

Series 2: Dean Ewald T. Grether Records, 1950-1984

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arrangement: original order
This section includes records of Dean Ewald T. Grether as the Dean of the School of Business Administration as well as other University of California activities in which he was directly involved while he was Dean.
carton 13, folder 6-7

Chancellor's Advisory Administrative Council 1963-1965

carton 13, folder 8-12

Dorothea Lange Fellowship 1980-1984

carton 13, folder 13-26

Barrows Hall 1955-1964

carton 14, folder 1-7

Barrows Hall (Continued) 1950-1965

carton 14, folder 8-13

Programs Relating to Associations in Business Administration 1971-1984

Carton 14 and box 1

Series 3: Faculty Biographies and Lists, 1944-1986

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arrangement: alphabetical with restricted files separated
This series includes faculty biographies and employment applications. Files that are restricted have been separated and filed in box 1.
carton 14, folder 14-40

Faculty 1944-1986

box 1, folder 1-41

Faculty 1947-1959

Additional Note

[RESTRICTED]