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Lundquist College of Business (LCB) records

Identifier: UA 039

Scope and Contents

The collection contains office and financial records, annual reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, films, publications, economic studies, records from the Dean of the School of Business Administration, sample exams, building history and plans. Collection may also include records from the School of Commerce and College of Business Administration (CBA).

This collection is organized by accession and material includes (but is not limited to):

Accession 09.016.A: LCB planning, vision and mission statement files, and annual reports, 1991-2000.

Accession 00039.A: Contains dean's office records, including minutes, office manual, reports, committee records, an outline of courses in the School of Business Administration, schedule material and course changes, class enrollments, and information related to the Oregon University-Oregon State controversy, 1922-1960.

Accession 10771.A: Administrative and advisory councils records, new program information, and publications, 1963-1974.

Accession 00066.A: Staff meeting minutes, 1942-1943.

Accession 1996.198.A: Faculty studies in business administration, program priority review, accreditation files, newsletters, information regarding the Innovation Center, 1967-1976.

Accession 11201.A: BA staff meeting minutes and Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) advisory committee minutes, 1964-1966.

Accession 10011.A: Korean project contract, advisory mission report to Korean economic development council, and report of CBA futures committee, 1959-1981.

Accession 1996.441.A: Business school planning committee, external affairs records, business seminars of Oregon, Administrative Council records, and material regarding international business affairs, 1981-1991.

Accession 1996.745.A: Foreign Student Programs, primarily the Indonesian Program, 1973-1978.

Accession 1996.783.A: NOIB exchange program photographs and "guinea-pigger's guide," 1965-1970.

Accession 10453.A: Annual reports and information about family finance workshops, 1953-1963.

Accession 2005.76.A: Contains dean's office records and papers of Dean Richard Lindholm. Material includes miscellaneous CBA publications, planning reports, folders about Edwin C. Robbins, Harry B. Miller, and Richard W. Lindholm, 1958-1988.

Accession 10532.A: Marketing department, marketing advisory council files, minutes, 1961-1971.

Accession 10805.A: Contains office files, development meeting minutes, faculty information, correspondence, endowments, enrollment and academic standard information, 1963-1975.

Accession 11075.A: Innovation Center. Office files, financial records, progress reports, 1972-1980.

Accession 11094.A: Miscellaneous gifts and donations (1981), faculty activities awards (1975-1976), a study of affirmative action in colleges and universities (1976), chancellor report, and faculty activity reports, 1975-1982.

Accession 1996.720.A: History of the Chiles building addition, Register-Guard photos of the ground breaking ceremony, endowments and gifts/donations organized by donor’s name, correspondence regarding fund raising and Self Study reports, 1979-1988.

Accession 10.064.A: Department self-surveys and evaluation reports, strategic planning reports, analysis of administration, LCB mission/goals/policies, documents regarding Gilbert Hall’s renovation, and CBA 75th anniversary records, 1979-2001.

Accession 1996.744 Preliminary plans for the Chiles Center, financial records, and correspondence (primarily from Dean James E. Reinmuth), 1981-1988.

Accession 09.142.A: Various LCB publications regarding the MBA program, accounting department files, annual reports, 2000-2007.


  • 1920-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Permanent University Archive public records are available for research, and are subject to state, and in some cases federal freedom of information laws. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, FERPA and HIPAA, specific records that are legally protected, sensitive, private, or confidential are exempt (not subject to disclosure) and closed to protect individual privacy. Access to paper records will be granted after a professional review of the records occurs based on regulations in state and federal laws. Contact Special Collections and University Archives well in advance in order to access these records.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The University of Oregon began offering business courses in 1876 and eight years later a four-year commerce curriculum was established. Originally called the School of Commerce, it was renamed the School of Business Administration in 1920. In 1923, the University of Oregon awarded its first MBA. In 1967 the School of Business Administration became the College of Business Administration, consisting of the Undergraduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Management.

In 1989, Charles H. Lundquist funded an endowment to create the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon's College of Business. In 1993, he enhanced that initial investment, and in recognition of his generosity the college was renamed the Lundquist College of Business (LCB) in honor of Lundquist.

The LCB is housed in the Lillis complex on the UO campus.

[Source: Lundquist College of Business Website:]


37 linear feet (28 containers) : 22 record storage boxes, 5 manuscript boxes, and 1 clam shell box.

Language of Materials



The University of Oregon began offering a business curriculum in 1884. Originally called the School of Commerce, it was renamed the School of Business Administration in 1920. In 1993, the department was renamed the Lundquist College of Business (LCB) in honor of alumnus and generous donor Charles H. Lundquist.

The collection includes records from the Dean’s Office (1920-1952; 1958-1988) as well as records of the school’s work with local businesses, universities, and government agencies in Oregon and Lane County (i.e. the Lane Transit District, Bonneville Power Administration, and the Lane County development program). Also included are records from past and present departments/partner organizations of the LCB, including the Bonneville Power Administration, Business and Construction (a joint program between LCB and AAA), Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Consumer Research Center, Innovation and Science Foundation, Marketing Advisory Council, and Phi Chi Theta.

Material includes office and financial files, photographs, correspondence, annual reports, surveys, questionnaires, and staff meeting minutes.


Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Carter Diamond, 2012; updated by processing staff, 2016.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders.

Guide to the Lundquist College of Business (LCB) Records
Complete Description
Carter Diamond and Kira B. Homo; updated by processing staff
2012; updated 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA