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Records of the Illinois State University Small Business Development Center

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Records of the Illinois State University Small Business Development Center, 1974-2005 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

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Collection Overview

Title: Records of the Illinois State University Small Business Development Center, 1974-2005Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1986-1992

ID: AA/IAI20XX_109

Primary Creator: Small Business Development Center

Extent: 7.55 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Records of the Small Business Development Center is arranged into six series by type of materials. These materials include correspondence, client records, articles, invoices, invitations, newsletters, and magazines.

Subjects: Academic-industrial collaboration - Illinois., Illinois State University. Small Business Development Center., Small business - Illinois., Small business - Research - Illinois.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Records of the Illinois State University Small Business Development Center collection contains materials created and collected by the Small Business Development Center that was associated with the College of Business. These materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, training information, articles, surveys, invoices, grant information, client records, event invitations, newsletters, and magazines.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Administrative Files, 1974-1975, 1977, 1980, 1982-1992, 2005 holds the organizational records of the Illinois State University Small Business Development Center. These materials include the proposal for the creation of the Small Business Development Center, guidelines, information relating to the Department of Commerce & Community Affairs, reports, evaluations, correspondence, committee information, and surveys.

Series II: Business Affairs, 1974-1992 contains information on funding of the Small Business Development Center. Such information includes grant materials, budget information, invoices, contracts, and reports. The series also contains equipment inventories, telephone service information, catalogs, and computer information.

Series III: Clients, 1981, 1983-1992 includes informational materials on clients of the Small Business Development Center. This includes client records, evaluations, lists, articles, business plans, and correspondence.

Series IV: Events, 1974-1977, 1982, 1984-1992, 1998, 2005 consists of information and invitations for events sponsored by or of interest to the Small Business Development Center. These events include breakfasts, Business After Hours, receptions, conferences, expos, forums, meetings, retreats, and training.

Series V: Publications, 1976, 1982-1992 contains publications created or collected by the Small Business Development Center. The types of publications include articles, brochures, directories, fliers, handbooks, magazines, and newsletters.

Series VI: Memorabilia and Ephemera 1985, 1990-1991 includes certificates, envelopes, cards, and logos.

Collection Historical Note

The Small Business Development Center at Illinois State University began in 1984 as one of multiple satellite offices of the Small Business Development Center Program which was intended to be a chance for collaboration between universities, colleges, and business organizations and small businesses. These satellite offices were overseen by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. The center at ISU was created after the first year of the Small Business Development Center Program. It was one of three offices in central Illinois. The other two were located at Illinois Central College and Bradley University. The purpose of the program was to provide assistance to small business owners or potential owners. The center was intended to create a link between government resources and the private sector. The center also sponsored or promoted events that would be helpful to small business owners including speakers with topics related to small business, conferences, and small business expos. Due to budget constraints of the State of Illinois, the Small Business Development Center was closed in 2016.

Subject/Index Terms

Academic-industrial collaboration - Illinois.
Illinois State University. Small Business Development Center.
Small business - Illinois.
Small business - Research - Illinois.

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: These materials were transferred to the University Archives after the year 2000. The exact year of transfer is not known. They were inventoried as part of the larger University Archives collection in 2011.

Related Materials:

Records of the Illinois State University College of Business

Records of the Illinois State University Department of Accounting

Records of the Illinois State University Department of Finance, Insurance, and Law

Records of the Illinois State University Department of Management and Quantitative Methods

Records of the Illinois State University Department of Marketing

Records of the Illinois State University Master of Business Administration

Records of the Illinois State University Small Business Development Center

Preferred Citation: Records of the Illinois State University Small Business Development Center, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes. Paperclips were removed.


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[Series I: Administrative Files, 1974-1975, 1977, 1980, 1982-1992, 2005.],
[Series II: Business Affairs, 1974-1992.],
[Series III: Clients, 1981, 1983-1992.],
[Series IV: Events, 1974-1977, 1982, 1984-1992, 1998, 2005.],
[Series V: Publications, 1976, 1982-1992.],
[Series VI: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1985, 1990-1991.],
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Series IV: Events, 1974-1977, 1982, 1984-1992, 1998, 2005.Add to your cart.
Series IV consists of invitations to and information about events sponsored or promoted by the Small Business Development Center. These events include Business After Hours, conferences, dinners, expos, forums, retreats, seminars, and training.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 156: Breakfasts, 1990-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Business After Hours, 1989, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 158: Business Week, 1990-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 159: Celebrations and receptions, 1987-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 160-161: Conferences, 1986-1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 162: Dinners, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 163: Expos, 1986, 1989-1991, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 165: Leadership Event, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 166: Luncheons, 1986, 1988-1989, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 167: Meetings, 1984, 1986, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 168: President's Day, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 169: Retreats, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 171-174: Seminars and Workshops, 1974-1977, 1982, 1984-1991, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 177: Speakers, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 178: Training, 1989-1990.Add to your cart.
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Folder 164: Forums, 1988-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 170: Schedules, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 175: Seminars and Workshops, 1974-1977, 1982, 1984-1991, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 176: Small Business Week, 1986-1988, 1990-1991.Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Files, 1974-1975, 1977, 1980, 1982-1992, 2005.],
[Series II: Business Affairs, 1974-1992.],
[Series III: Clients, 1981, 1983-1992.],
[Series IV: Events, 1974-1977, 1982, 1984-1992, 1998, 2005.],
[Series V: Publications, 1976, 1982-1992.],
[Series VI: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1985, 1990-1991.],
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