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UNO College Business Management Institute Records

Identifier: UNO-0063

Scope and Contents

The UNO College Business Management Short Course, later known as the College Business Management Institute, was a week-long summer workshop in administration, budget preparation, personnel management, purchasing, and other business aspects for operating colleges and small universities. The short course was first established at the University of Omaha in 1950. The University of Omaha (OU, until 1968) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO, after 1968) served as the headquarters for this national course, drawing faculty and attendees from across the United States. There is a gap in the records between 1974 and 1984. At some point during that time, the name of the event was changed to the College Business Management Institute. The 1984 and 1985 College Business Management Institutes were cosponsored by UNO and the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO). Records for events beyond 1985 are not present in this collection. The date UNO ceased sponsoring this event is unknown. The records in the collection include the annual volumes (scrapbooks of typescripts, handwritten notes, photocopies, photographs, and ephemera) (1950-1957), student notebooks (attendee handouts, some with handwritten notes) (1955, 1957), reports to the Carnegie Corporation on the scholarship program (scrapbook-style) (1957-1959, 1963-1964), reports on the Short Course (1965-1974), certificates of completion of Harold Keefover (who served as director of the College Business Management) (1952-1957), participant binders (1984-1985), and annual report (1984).


  • Creation: 1950-1985


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The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

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4.75 Cubic Feet (16 volumes, 4 boxes, 2 binders)


Collection has been cataloged and may be found by searching the library catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received by Criss Library prior to 2014. Accession details are incomplete or absent.

Related Materials

College of Business Administration Records

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014. Cataloged by Angela Kroeger in 2016-2017.

UNO College Business Management Institute Records
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2nd edition

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States