John L. Ward (1945- ) Papers, 1976-2017
Scope and Contents
The John L. Ward papers are contained in 37 boxes, with material spanning the years 1976-2017. The majority of the collection consists of Ward’s published works and drafts. The records include seven series: Biographical and Early Professional Materials, Books, Articles and Journals, Speeches and Presentations, Case Studies, Digital Materials and Audiovisual Materials. All materials in the first five series are assumed to be by Ward unless described otherwise, or unless they are full issues of periodicals. The sixth and seventh series, Digital Materials and Audiovisual materials, includes author information as taken from material labels.
The Biographical and Early Professional Materials series contains papers from Ward’s work at Loyola University, published articles that quote or interview Ward, advertisements and reviews of his publications, and other personal materials such as billing notes, medical articles and a dissertation dedicated to Ward. Materials are in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The Books series includes Ward’s published books, co-authored contributions, and book chapters. Ward’s works have been translated into many languages; this series includes materials in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Serbian, Arabic, Hebrew, and Thai.
The Articles and Journals series consists of Ward’s published articles, full issues of serial publications, pamphlets, and other writings (including drafts of works). This series includes materials in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Dutch.
The Speeches and Presentations series contains Ward’s notes and drafts of talks and lectures he gave. Folder titles beginning with topics (such as Culture, Enterprising Family, etc.) reflect Ward’s original order. This series includes materials in English and Spanish. Folders often contain printouts of presentation slides.
Case Studies are made up of compiled narrative case studies by Ward, used to illustrate and teach important concepts in family business.
The Digital Materials series includes Ward’s and others’ work in flash drive, CD, and DVD formats. Creators of these works are noted in the folder titles when available.
The Audiovisual Materials series includes audiocassettes and VHS videocassettes. Creators of these works are noted in the folder titles when available.
- 1976 - 2017
- Ward, John L., 1945- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
John L. Ward is the Clinical Professor Emeritus of Family Enterprise at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. The John L. Ward papers fill 37 boxes and include some biographical material along with writings about and quoting Ward, his drafts for essays and books, copies of published works, interviews, speeches and presentations, digital material and audiovisual recordings of his work.
The Biographical and Early Professional Materials series is arranged alphabetically by folder title. The Books series is arranged alphabetically corresponding to the title of the work. The Articles and Journals series is arranged alphabetically corresponding to article title, or periodical title if the folder contains full issues of a serial publication. The Speeches and Presentations series is arranged alphabetically by folder title. Case Studies have been removed from two binders of compiled case studies by Ward and foldered into three folders based on their order in the binders. Materials in both the Digital and Audiovisual series are arranged by format type.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from John L. Ward; May 2017 (accession #17-142).
Approximately 1 linear foot of duplicate materials were removed from the collection.
- Guide to the John L. Ward (1945- ) Papers
- Meredith Belloni, Helena Scholz-Carlson, Brianna Jones, Tristan Jung, 2018. Jill Waycie, 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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