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

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

Dates: 1942-2007

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.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.). -- 4 cartons (4 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: George W. Romney Institute of Public Management
  • Call Number: MSS 7639
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Privacy restricted until 2021 by donor request; see Supervisor of Reference Services for permission to access.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Arrangement
The collection contains 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.
Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7639; George W. Romney Institute of Public Management collection on George W. Romney; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7639, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; George W. Romney Institute of Public Management; 2010.
Subject Terms
Romney, George W., 1907-1995; Romney, Mitt; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Civic Activism; Michigan; Political Campaigns; Politics, Government, and Law; Transportation
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Correspondence; Pins (Jewelry); Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Videocassettes
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.
Appraisal Information
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.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7639
Finding Aid Title
Romney (George W.) Institute of Public Management collection on George W. Romney
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John M. Murphy, curator, and Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-06-07T12:33-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

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.



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John Murphy
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john_m_murphy@byu.edu