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Kellogg Graduate School Of Management Records of the Associate Dean For Academic Affairs, Ralph Westfall

 Collection
Identifier: 12/4/2

  • Staff Only
This series, comprising eleven boxes, consists of the administrative records of Ralph Westfall.

The records document the later portion of Westfall's administrative position, 1969-1974, with a very small amount of records dating from 1961-1969. Virtually no records dating before 1961 are present. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant applications and proposals, notes, and materials on conferences, committees, and the faculty are included in the series.

A substantial portion of the series relates to degree programs and research conducted by the School. The MBA, Master of Management (MM), and doctoral programs are well represented. Joint programs with other schools such as the Law Enforcement Administration program with the NU Traffic Institute, and the joint doctoral program with the French Foundation (a select group of management schools in France) are also included. Committee materials relating to a joint School of Education/Graduate School of Management (GSM) degree in Educational Management are filed under the subject heading “Committees.”

Research grants and proposals involving the School from 1966 to 1974 are well represented here. Summer research and proposals, faculty proposals, grants from NASA, the Ford Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation, comprise the bulk of the research material.

General correspondence and related materials document the duties of the Associate Dean from the late 1960s to 1974. Documentation of these duties relating to the School's departments are filed under the subject heading, “Departments, GSM”. Memoranda to department chairmen and faculty can be found in the “Correspondence” section. One folder of international correspondence was maintained separately by the Associate Dean's office and is filed alphabetically by folder title under “Correspondence” as well. The remaining correspondence and related materials pertain to NU administrators, faculty, Westfall's colleagues at other institutions, and other individuals.

Dates

  • 1953-1975

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

11.00 Boxes

Abstract

This series consists of the administrative records of Ralph Westfall, School of Commerce professor of marketing, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and later Dean of the College of Business Administration of the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle. The records primarily document the later portion of Westfall's administrative position at Northwestern, 1969-1974. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant applications and proposals, notes, and materials on conferences, committees, and the faculty are included, a substantial portion relating to degree programs and research conducted by the School.

Arrangement Note

The records are arranged by alphabetized subject headings. Within the subject headings the folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Method of Acquisition

The University Archives acquired the KGSM, Ralph Westfall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs records between 1978 and 1982. The records were separated from the KGSM, Frank T. Hartzfeld, Assistant Dean and Director of the Masters Program records (series 12/4/1) on June 1, 1983 and accessioned as #83-104.

Separated Materials

None.

Processing Information

Tyler O. Walters, January 20, 1989.
Title
Guide to the Kellogg Graduate School Of Management Records of the Associate Dean For Academic Affairs, Ralph Westfall
Author
Tyler O. Walters
Date
08/01/1990
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354