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RIT Saunders College of Business records

 Collection
Identifier: RITArc-0713

Scope and Contents

Collection contains documents relating to the administration of RIT’s College of Business from the late 1980s through the first half of the 2000s. This includes faculty meeting minutes (1990-2008), Dean's Advisory Committee meeting minutes (1991-1993) and Dean's Council agendas and minutes (1990-1995), RIT Board of Trustees meeting minutes and correspondence (1987-ca. 1995), Council on the College of Business correspondence and related documents (1993-2006), some records related to the VandenBrul Student Entrepreneurial Award (1989-1992) and Gasser Lectureship (1984-1993), and curriculum approval forms (1986, ca. 2007-2009).

The collection also includes detailed information about the formation and development of the U.S. Business School in Prague (USBSP), an MBA program in the Czech Republic that RIT College of Business sponsored from the 1990 until 2006. These records include correspondence, faculty and student information, some financial records (1998-2005) and USBSP Board meeting minutes (ca. 2002-2004).

Also included are some building plans and correspondence related to the 2006 renovation of the Max Lowenthal Building which houses the College of Business, that coincided with the renaming to the Saunders College of Business.

Dates

  • 1970s - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT founded the U.S. Business School in Prague, Czech Republic in 1989 and continued to operate of school until 2005. It was the first school in the Czech Republic to grant a graduate degree in business. Other American universities supplied faculty to teach in the Prague program such as Northwestern, Carnegie-Mellon, University at California at Los Angeles and Washington University in Saint Louis. By 2005, RIT's College of Business was experiencing surprising growth so they decided to pull out of the Prague program to focus resources in Rochester.

Extent

21 Box(es) (Document and half document boxes. Also oversize materials were put in flat files.)

Language

English

Overview

Collection contains documents relating to the administration of RIT’s College of Business from the late 1980s through the first half of the 2000s. This includes meeting minutes and notes from faculty, Dean, and Trustee committees, documents related to the VandenBrul Student Entrepreneurial Award and Gasser Lectureship, and curriculum information. It also includes building plans and correspondence related to the 2006 renovation of the building, which coincided with its renaming to the Saunders College of Business.

Arrangement

Records are arranged in original order by series.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid-range, Shelves 660-662, 672

Oversize Drawer 43 - Lowenthal renovation building plans

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were deposited to the RIT Archive Collections in January 2017 by Karin Harriman.

Related Materials

RIT College of Business collection, RITArc.0594

Processing Information

Finding aid was created by Jody Sidlauskas in March 2019.
Title
Saunders College of Business records
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jess Andrews & Lizzy Carr (2/2019)
Date
June 13, 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613