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George W. Romney Institute of Public Management collection on George W. Romney

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7639
Materials in the collection include various newspaper and magazine articles, campaign buttons, and publications related to the life and career of George W. Romney. Many newspaper and magazine articles feature the Romney family and contextualize George Romney and his career within his family life. Later materials include articles reporting the naming of the Romney Institute of Public Management after George Romney. The collection also includes speeches given by George Romney and materials relating to Mitt Romney's presidential bid in 2008. Dated 1942-2007.

Dates

  • 1942-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Privacy restricted until 2021 by donor request. Permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from George W. Romney Institute of Public Management collection on George W. Romney must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.)

Administrative History

The George W. Romney Institute of Public Management (1998-) is a program designed to create graduates who exemplify the ideals of George W. Romney.

A professional education in public administration at Brigham Young University began in the mid-1960s with a Master of Science degree offered through the Department of Political Science. Within ten years, in an effort to better prepare students for careers in the public sector, the degree was changed to a Master of Public Administration and administered by the recently established Institute of Public Management. The Institute emphasized a vital focus on improving management practice in government, communities, and other arenas for public service, and later became part of the newly established BYU School of Management (later named the Marriott School of Management). In 1998, the Institute was renamed in order to reflect the values and work ethic of George W. Romney, former governor of Michigan. Romney’s ideals of public service, volunteerism, personal integrity, and working for the greater good encapsulate the goals of the Institute. The George W. Romney Institute of Public Management seeks to create graduates who will exemplify these ideals as servants to the public.

Arrangement

Arranged in four archival series: 1. George W. Romney Institute of Public Management videocassettes of George W. Romney events, circa 1963-1997. 2. George W. Romney Institute of Public Management papers on George W. Romney political career, circa 1946-2007. 3. George W. Romney Institute of Public Management collection of George W. Romney files on American Motors Corporation, circa 1942-1977. 4. George W. Romney Institute of Public Management oral history and book project, circa 1949-2007.

Custodial History

Donated by the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; George W. Romney Institute of Public Management; 2010.

Appraisal

Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I, August 2007).

George W. Romney was a businessman and politician, served as governor of Michigan, ran for president of the United States, and is the namesake of the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University.

Processing Information

Processed; Audrey Spainhower and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors, and John Murphy, curator; 2011. Value-added processing done; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2012.
Title
Register of George W. Romney Institute of Public Management collection on George W. Romney
Status
completed
Author
John M. Murphy, curator, and Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor
Date
2010 November
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2011 June / 2012 May: Four cartons and one box added to collection and finding aid revised to illustrate those additions by Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, in June 2011.Value-Added processing done by Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, in May 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States