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Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation records

 Collection
Identifier: RG81
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.

Dates

  • 1938-1955 (incl)
  • Majority of material found in 1941-1948

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Extent

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

Overview

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

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.

Arrangement

This collection is organized chronologically in one series.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from several Connecticut College offices, date unknown.

Processed By

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

Creator

Title
Guide to the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Records
Status
completed
Author
Sarah N. Johnson
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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