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Kellogg Graduate School Of Management Records of the Assistant Dean and Director of the Masters Program, Frank T. Hartzfeld

 Collection
Identifier: 12/4/1

  • Staff Only
This series, comprising thirty two boxes, consists primarily of the administrative records of Frank T. Hartzfeld.

The records document the substantial changes in the School that occurred during Hartzfeld's tenure. He served under the administrations of deans Richard Donham, John Barr, and Donald Jacobs; during which the School's programs consolidated on the Evanston campus. Hartzfeld participated in the planning of Leverone Hall; was involved in the decision to phase-out the undergraduate program; and helped implement the ten million dollar Kellogg Foundation grant to the School. The records include information relating on all of these developments.

The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, notes, surveys, lists of students, and printed material. They pertain mainly to Hartzfeld's responsibilities in the school's graduate program, especially in his role as Director of the Masters Program. He acted as the principle graduate student advisor, served as coordinator of the annual commencement ceremony, and participated in admissions and financial aid decisions. Hartzfeld also served on numerous administrative and faculty committees within the School and his role on these committees is well documented in the records.

The records span the period 1926 - 1978 with the bulk dating from Hartzfeld's tenure, 1954 - 1977. Materials dating from the period prior to his appointment are, for the most part, remnants of files pertaining to such recurring responsibilities as commencement and financial aid.

The records include substantial documentation relating to Hartzfeld's role as supervisor of graduate advising. In addition to folders labeled Advising (Box 1, Folders 10-12), his responsibilities in this area are reflected in folders labeled Class Schedules (Box 3, Folder 18), Major Field Meeting (Box 24, Folders 3-9), Masters Program - Advisors (Box 24, Folder 18), Masters Program - Placement Office (Box 25, Folder 5), Masters Program - Student Program Planning (Box 25, Folder 7), Student Orientation (Box 30, Folder 11), and Tutoring (Box 32, Folder 1).

The records also document the School's admissions and financial aid procedures during the period 1940 - 1977. The financial aid files include applications, correspondence, and financial aid budget materials (Box 14, Folder 5 - Box 19, Folder 2). Also present are files on the school's effort to generate aid for minority students (Box 19, Folders 3-19).

The Files pertaining to Hartzfeld's committee assignments provide considerable insight into the School's policy making and administrative procedures. Among the more important files documenting this area are those relating to the Curriculum Committee (Box 7, Folder7), the Department Chairmen's Committee (Box 7, Folder 8 - Box 8, Folder 5), the Executive Committee (Box 8, Folder 6), the Manager's Program Committee (Box 8, Folder 9), the MBA Advisory Committee (Box 8, Folder 10), and the Undergraduate Program Committee (Box 9, Folder 3). Additional material concerning policy and administration may be found in the Dean's Staff Meeting files (Box 11, Folder 13 - Box 12, Folder 1), the Budget files (Box 2, Folder 19 - Box 3, Folder 4), and Hartzfeld's correspondence (Box 10, Folder 2 - Box 11, Folder 3).

Hartzfeld was charged with oversight of the School's physical facilities and the records include material documenting that function. Wieboldt Hall was the home of the School of the university's Chicago campus and the records (Box 32, Folders 9-11) detail repairs, to and modifications of that facility and the allocation of office and classroom space. When the School consolidated its programs on the Evanston campus, Leverone Hall was constructed to house them, Hartzfeld participated in the planning of the building and coordinated the management of Leverone Hall after its construction. The records include detailed files pertaining to the furnishing, repair, and alteration of Leverone Hall (Box 23, Folders 7-17).

The records also include extensive files on the university's commencement ceremony. Hartzfeld supervised the arrangements for the Management School's participation in the ceremony during his tenure and maintained files concerning commencement dating from 1942 - 1977 (Box 4, Folder 4 - Box 6, Folder 5). Included in the files are commencement lists, some with grade point averages and home addresses included; correspondence; and memoranda. In addition, the Prizes and Honors files (Box 26, Folder 6 - Box 27, Folder 1) include related information.

A small amount of material documenting Hartzfeld's personal research also exists in the records. These files (Box 22, Folder 10 - Box 23, Folder 3) relate to his trip to Japan in 1959 as a consultant for the Japan Productivity Center during which he introduced the case method to Japanese businessmen and produced the first case studies of Japanese business. Included are correspondence, itineraries, and case studies in English and Japanese.

Dates

  • 1926-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

40.00 Boxes

Abstract

This series consists primarily of the administrative records of Frank T. Hartzfeld, Assistant Dean and Director of the School of Commerce's Masters Program. The records document the substantial changes in the School that occurred during Hartzfeld's tenure, during which the School's programs consolidated on the Evanston campus. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, notes, surveys, lists of students, and printed material. They pertain mainly to Hartzfeld's responsibilities in the school's graduate program, especially in his role as Director of the Masters Program.

Arrangement Note

The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title, within which long runs of files pertaining to commencement, financial aid, distinguished scholars, and prizes and honors are arranged chronologically by folder. Arrangement within folders is chronological.

Method of Acquisition

The Records of the Assistant Dean and Director of the Masters Program of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management were transferred to the University Archives on May 10, 1978; August 6, 1979; August 15, 1979; September 2, 1981; and August 31, 1982 as Accessions #78-18, 79-147, 79-155, 81-189, and 82-103. Accession #78-18 was donated to the Archives by Mrs. Frank T. Hartzfeld with all other accessions transferred by the Associate Dean Edmund Wilson and Carole K. Bruning of KGSM.

Separated Materials

Eight cubic feet of records comprising the administrative files of Associate Dean Ralph Westfall and three cubic feet of records of the Northwestern Management Alumni Association and its predecessors were separated from Hartzfeld's records. One cubic foot of student grade records, two thirds of a foot of KGSM faculty minutes, and one-half foot of Assistant Dean Ira Anderson's administrative files were also separated. Eight rolls of drawings and floor plans for Leverone Hall were removed to the Archives's Architectural Collection. One 16mm film and one videotape were separated to the Audiovisual Collection.

Processing Information

Thomas J. Dorst, April 1983.
Title
Guide to the Kellogg Graduate School Of Management Records of the Assistant Dean and Director of the Masters Program, Frank T. Hartzfeld
Author
Thomas J. Dorst
Date
01/04/1983
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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