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Atkinson Graduate School of Management records

 Collection
Identifier: WUA040

Scope and Contents

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management records include materials that pertain to the formation and development of the Graduate School. These include planning documents, minutes and reports of various committees involved with the School, and curriculum review and accreditation papers. Records also include general administrative documents, including those on visiting speakers, as well as photographs. Per University Policy, boxes 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9 are closed to researchers.

Dates

  • 1970-2009

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of this collection has been restricted per University policy.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Historical Note

The George H. Atkinson Graduate School of Administration was founded in 1974, with Stephen Archer serving as the first Dean. The graduate school has been housed in the Seeley G. Mudd Building on the Willamette University campus since the building’s dedication in 1975. In 1980, the School of Administration changed its name to the George H. Atkinson Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

Part of the AGSM mission is to help “graduates acquire life-long learning skills and become outstanding leaders and managers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations worldwide.” Among the programs offered to students of the AGSM are an Executive-in-Residence and Executive-on-Campus programs that allows students to interact with, and learn from business professionals. AGSM has received multiple honors including recognition from the U.S. News and World Report as the fifth best business school in the Midwest and West region in 1988, and acceptance for a Beta Gamma Sigma honor society chapter in 1996. In 1995, it was accredited by the American Association of Schools of Business (now the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration. It is the first Master of Management program with this dual accreditation.

Since its first year, AGSM staff and students have participated in a tradition known as the Brownwater Regatta. Occurring near the end of the semester (April or May) Brownwater involves various sporting events, BBQs, the Choate Fun Run and the Mill Stream Float.

Extent

13.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Overview

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management records include planning documents, minutes and reports, and curriculum review and accreditation papers. These records also include general administrative documents, including those on visiting speakers, as well as photographs.

Arrangement

Records are arranged into six series: I. Planning and Development, II. Meetings and Reports, III. General Administration, IV. Curriculum Review and Accreditation, V. Visiting Speakers, and 6. Photographs. Files are generally arranged by subject and chronologically.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, 2008

Accruals

Additions to the collection are expected.
Title
Guide to the Atkinson Graduate School of Management records, 1970-2009
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Ashley Sharratt.
Date
© 2013
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States