Collection ID: C108
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Indiana University. School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Abstract:
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University was established in 1972 in response to the growing need for trained, public servants at all levels of the government and to the lack of any such programs in Midwest. Collection consists primarily of administrative files of the first two Deans.
Extent:
10.4 cubic feet (11 boxes)
Language:
Majority of the materials are in English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs records, Collection C108, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

The proposal to create the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University was approved on January 14, 1972. Enrollment in the School began in the 1972-1973 academic year. SPEA was established in response to the growing need for trained public servants at all levels of the government and to the lack of any such programs in Midwest. SPEA's stated goals are 1) to expand and develop graduate programs designed to train people who will meet the needs of the public sector; 2) to provide a series of in-service training programs; 3) to implement and coordinate an interdisciplinary program in the School; 4) to promote and organize applied public policy research activities; 5) to provide a means of communication to decision makers in the public sector, and 6) to develop and coordinate placement activities for graduates.

Scope and Content:

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs records consist of the administrative subject files of the first Dean of SPEA, Charles F. Bonser and, to a much lesser extent, of his successor James Barnes. The collection consists of 10.4 cubic feet and spans the period from 1969-2007. The records are arranged into two series. The bulk of the collection can be found in the Administrative files series which consists of subject files arranged alphabetically. Prominent types of records or subjects within this series include: faculty related records, Lilly sponsored project and program material, overseas studies records, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) related records, annual reports of the Dean, curriculum and course material, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program records, Strategic Planning Task Force records, drafts of the "Managing Municipal Change" publication, and Pi Alpha Alpha organization records. The records in the Crane Public Management Certification Program series (1993-1999) contain material related to the program's curriculum, to students in the program, and to the program's annual trip to Washington D.C arranged in chronological order. The series is restricted due to the presence of social security numbers and grades. Some public records in the series may be made available to researchers upon review by an archivist.

Acquisition information:
Accessions 94/032, 94/035, 95/018, 2002/016, 2003/118, 2004/008, 2009/002
Appraisal information:

Pulled files related to the Institute for Development Strategies, which will be incorporated into the Institute's records, Collection C280.

Custodial history:

Transferred from the offices of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs from 1994 through 2009.

Processing information:

Processed by Abi Parker.

Completed in 2013.

Arrangement:

The collection is organized into two series: Administrative files and Crane Public Management Certification Program series.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

Advance notice is required for access to the collection.

Select files are closed to researchers. These are indicated in the finding aid.

The Crane Public Management Certification Program series is closed to researchers due to the presence of Social Security Numbers and student grades. Access may be granted to researchers upon review of these files by an Archivist.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

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PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs records, Collection C108, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Herman B Wells Library E460
1320 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000, United States
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
812-855-1127
archives@indiana.edu