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Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5423

Scope and Contents

Contains administrative records, course materials, teacher evaluations, reports, correspondence, faculty meeting minutes, faculty publications, scrapbooks, and other materials created by the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy in the Marriott School of Business, dated 1955-2003.

Dates

  • 1955-2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at specialcollections@byu.edu.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy (1997-2017) is a department in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

In 1997, the Department of Organizational Behavior and the Department of Management Communication were combined to form the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy. Department chairmen include: W. Gibb Dyer, Jr. (1997-2001), Michael Thompson (2001-2006), William Gerard Sanders (2006-2008), Jeff Dyer (2008-2017), and John Bingham (2017). The department houses faculty that teach graduate and undergraduate courses. These courses are in organizational effectiveness, human resource management, organizational development and change, managerial leadership development, business ethics, talent management, compensation, benefits, performance management, and managing global human capital. The Marriott School of Management was renamed the Marriott School of Business in 2017 and the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy became the Department of Management.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Information Management (1983-1989) was a department within the School of Management at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Information Management was established by the School of Management in 1983. Department chairmen included: Robert Dermont Bell (1983-1986) and William H. Baker (1986-1989). In 1989, it was moved to the Marriott School of Management.

The Department of Information Management included courses on management information systems, written business communication, oral business communication, business computer programming, information systems technology, introduction to systems analysis, advanced programming languages, database management, data communications, advanced systems analysis and design, information systems management, introduction to research in business, applications of recent research, communication for professional accounting, and team management and systems project.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Organizational Behavior (1970-1989) was a department within the College of Business at Brigham Young University. This program led students to careers in personnel management, management training, organization development, industrial relations, organization consulting, and research and teaching in the area of organizational behavior.

The Department of Organizational Behavior was created in 1970 under the direction of the College of Business. From 1974 to 1975 it was placed within the Graduate School. In 1976, the Department was placed within the Graduate School of Management. In 1988, the Department offered undergraduate courses and was thus associated with both the School of Management and the Graduate School of Management. In 1989 it was reorganized within the Marriott School of Management. Department chairmen included: William G. Dyer (1970-1975), Paul H. Thompson (1975-1979), J. Bonner Ritchie (1979-1983), Gene W. Dalton (1983-1987), and J. Bonner Ritchie (1987-1989).

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Organizational Behavior (1989-1997) was a department within the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Organizational Behavior was placed under the direction of the newly-created Marriott School of Management in 1989. Department chairmen included J. Bonner Ritchie (1989-1990), Warner P. Woodworth (1990-1993), Alan L. Wilkins (1993-1994), and W. Gibb Dyer (1994-1997). In 1997, the Department was renamed the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy.

The Department of Organizational Behavior offered two degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and a Master of Organizational Behavior. Course work was designed to train individuals in analyzing, managing, and changing organizations with the concern for building systems that will better meet the needs of people and accomplish organizational goals. Professional development in this course of study focused on understanding the nature of organizations as systems, the management process, organization change and development, effective behavior in organizations, and the role of organizational change agent.

Biographical / Historical

The College of Business (1959-1988) was the college relating to business administration at Brigham Young University.

The College of Commerce was renamed the College of Business in 1959. In 1979, it came under the administration of the School of Management, where it remained until it was dissolved in 1988. Between 1959 and 1979, the college was administered by the following deans and acting deans: Weldon J. Taylor, Bryce B. Orton, and Merrill J. Bateman.

The College of Business was originally organized to provide training for students to make an effective contribution to the stability and abundance of the economy in order to acquire economic self-reliance and personal satisfaction. Moreover, some of the objectives of the college included training in analysis, business operations, oral and written communication, and understanding human characteristics and social aspects of business.

The College of Business was the administering body for the following departments: Accounting, Business Education and Office Management, Business Management, Economics, Statistics, Business Education, and Organization Behavior. The college was administered by a dean under the direction of the president of the university.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Business Education and Office Management (1956-1963) was a department in the College of Business at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Business Education was established in 1956 in response to the increasing demand for graduates in the business field. The department was headed by the following chairmen: Lars G. Crandall (1956), Edward L. Christensen (1957-1958), Lars G. Crandall (1959), Edward L. Christensen (1960), and Richard D. Bell (1961-1963).

The Department of Business Education and Office Management was created with two general purposes in mind: to prepare those planning on teaching business subjects at the high school level and to train executive secretaries in office skills and management techniques.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Business Education (1964-1979) was a department in the College of Business at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Business Education was created out of the Department of Business Education and Office Management in 1964. Department chairmen included Lars G. Crandall (1964-1965), Max D. Waters (1966-69), George E. Nelson (1970), Max L. Waters (1971), and G. Edward Nelson (1972-1979).

The Department of Business Education included courses on shorthand, typewriting, calculating and posting machines, business communication, fundamentals of business education, accounting, procedures for executive assistants, secondary teaching procedures, and business management.

Extent

20 boxes (10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged into three series: 1. Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy administrative records, 1971-2003. 2. Department of Organizational Behavior faculty minutes, 1967-1983. 3. College of Business scrapbooks, 1955-1978.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in installments in October 2008, February 2010, and July 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; October 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; February 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; July 2011.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2008.

Processing Information

Processed; Jennifer Jimison; February 2010.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; February 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn and Austen Hansaker; 2024. Inventory added and collection arranged chronologically.

  • Printed-out faculty articles and publications.
Title
Register of Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy records
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Leavitt and Jennifer Jimison
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2011 July 14: Addendum of 2 cartons added to Series I and dates expanded to 2003; Elizabeth West.
  • 2024 January 27: Collection arranged chronologically within series and Records Analytics flags processed; Karen Glenn.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US