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George W. Romney Institute of Public Management



  • Existence: 1998-

Administrative History

The George W. Romney Institute of Public Management 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.

BYU Marriott School: MPA Program, 11/23/2010: "About the Romney Institute" (administrative history, name authority)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

George W. Romney Institute of Public Management collection on American Motors Corporation, approximately 1942-1977

Identifier: MSS 7639 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains the papers of George Romney on the American Motors Corporation, when he worked as an executive of the company. Includes speeches given and awards won by Romney, as well as inter-office memos and other correspondence addressed to or from Romney. Dated circa 1942-1977.

Dates: approximately 1942-1977

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

Identifier: MSS 7639
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: 1942-2007

George W. Romney Institute of Public Management oral history and book project, approximately 1949-2007

Identifier: MSS 7639 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts of interviews and other research materials for a book project on George Romney. Includes book excerpts in which Romney is mentioned, maps and information on research locations, and deeds of gift. All pertain to George Romney's life and career. Dated approximately 1949 to 2007.

Dates: approximately 1949-2007

George W. Romney Institute of Public Management papers on George W. Romney politics, approximately 1946-2007

Identifier: MSS 7639 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains the political papers of George Romney, including speeches and clippings from magazines and newspapers. Also includes interviews, funeral service programs, campaign materials, and correspondence. There are some photographs. These pertain to volunteerism, economics, and political issues Romney faced as Cabinet member and Governor of Michigan. A few files also pertain to the political careers and lives of Lenore Romney and Mitt Romney. Dated circa 1946-2007.

Dates: approximately 1946-2007

George W. Romney Institute of Public Management videocassettes of George W. Romney events, approximately 1963-1997

Identifier: MSS 7639 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains video recordings of George Romney memorial services and tributes, his speeches, and television interviews. Also includes video recordings from the Philadelphia Summit and other events, as well as his campaign videos and promotionals. Dated 1963-1997.

Dates: approximately 1963-1997

Graduate Studies records on Romney Institute of Public Management, 1993-2002

 Sub-Series — Carton 21: Series 6 [Barcode: 31197233639712], Folder: 15
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 45
Scope and Contents

Materials are related to the graduate program of the Romney Institute of Public Management from 1993 to 2002. Materials incldue reports, department reviews, and proposals.

Dates: 1993-2002

Additional filters:

Archival Object 5
Collection 1
Michigan 5
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce 4
Civic Activism 4
Political Campaigns 4
Politics, Government, and Law 4