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Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Records, 1938-1955 Edit

Summary

Identifier
RG81
Finding Aid Author
Sarah N. Johnson
Finding Aid Date
2017
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1938-1955 (incl) (Creation)
  • 1941-1948 (bulk) (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.139 Linear Feet (Whole)
    .33 Hollinger Box (Housed with RG79 & RG80)

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  • Abstract

    This collection of materials covers the planning and founding of the Auerbach Major in Business Administration at Connecticut College.

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Administrative History

    The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation, incorporated in 1941, was founded as an organization that would assist charitable and educational organizations in their endeavors. These efforts included administering relief to the needy, providing care for the old and sick, providing support to pubic institutions, promoting the study of music, and supporting the education of everyone no matter their creed, sex, color, or race.

    At the Connecticut College, the foundation helped to establish a program for a Major in Business Administration. This program was intended to give its students knowledge of economic and governmental organization and theory through both practical field experiences and classroom lectures. The Major in Business Administration was established at Connecticut College because Auerbach believed that liberal arts education was essential to working in business. Economics professor Chase Going Woodhouse was appointed director of the major upon its inception at Connecticut College.

    References:

    An Act Concerning The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation, Folder 5b, Box 1, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

    Program For A Major In Business Administration on the Auerbach Foundation Connecticut College, Folder 1b, Box 1, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

    Tentative Program For A Major In Business Administration on the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Connecticut College, Folder 1b, Box 1, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

    The Major in Retailing, Folder 2b, Box 1, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection of materials covers the planning and founding of the Auerbach Major in Business Administration at Connecticut College for Women as well as the schedules and assessments for several students in the program. Correspondence between Beatrice Fox Auerbach, Katharine Blunt, and Chase Going Woodhouse, as well as news clippings, questionnaires, and annual reports are also documented within the collection.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Folder, Box, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

  • Processed By

    Rebecca Parmer, 2015. Finding Aid by Sarah N. Johnson, 2017.

  • Acquisition Information

    Transferred from several Connecticut College offices, date unknown.

  • Restrictions

    This collection is open to researchers.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is organized chronologically in one series.

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