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Title:College of Business Administration records
Call Number:A25

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the growth of the faculty and program offerings of the College of Business Administration (CBA) from the late 1930s to the late 1990s. The bulk of the material dates from 1960 to 1990. This collection is divided into two series: Administrative Records and Publications. The history, expansion, and future plans of the CBA are documented throughout the various Annual Reports (Box 1, Folders 2-23), Masters and Undergraduate Accreditation Questionnaire Responses (Boxes 1-2, Folders 37-47, 63-68), and Admissions Publications (Box 3). The accreditation material provides information concerning the history of the college, program offerings, faculty background, and the administrative direction in which the college was headed. The histories describe the growth of the college but do not highlight the work of faculty and administrators.

The admissions publications document the growth of the college into a market-conscious competitor, vying for potential students and relationships in the business community. The earlier publications, from the 1960s, deal mainly with accounting, business management, and taxation. The evolution of the college, according to the expanding needs of the business world, is reflected in the creation of programs like the Executive M.B.A. (Box 3, Folders 76-77), High Technology M.B.A. (Box 3, Folder 88), and the undergraduate concentration in International Business (Box 3, Folder 91). The Admissions Publications document the schools and concentrations offered.

While the admissions publications demonstrate the way the CBA has responded to the changing needs of the business community, the various newsletters and publications describe the way the CBA has interacted with the business world (Box 4, Folders 116-125, 129, 147-148). Of special interest is a collection of press clippings, "CBA in the News"(1990-1991),either about the CBA or featuring faculty members (Box 4, Folders 126-128). The student guides, handbooks, and manuals from the late 1960s through the early 1980s contain information about student regulations, tuition and fees, honor societies, and curriculum.

The fiftieth anniversary celebration of the CBA of 1958, is well documented. There is a collection of memoranda and correspondence that details planning the event. There are also tickets, programs, photographs (xeroxed), and speech texts included (Box 1, Folder 32). Audio records were kept of the fiftieth anniversary convocation ceremonies, 1960 (Box 5). Researchers may also wish to consult Northeastern Nights, a student newspaper of the Evening School of Business, located in the Northeastern University Publications Collection.