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The Records of the School of Business 1963-1996 consist of administrative material from both the Department of Business Administration (alternately called the Department of Accounting and Business) which existed within the College of Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1977, as well as the School of Business, which was established as a separate entity in 1978. The records are organized by series and chronological order and include annual reports, general administrative correspondence, internal memos, and meeting minutes. The records also contain a copy of the Self-Evaluation Report for Initial Accreditation for the School of Business from May 1996, submitted to the American Assembly of the Collegiate Schools of Business, including appendices. Lastly, there are various miscellaneous reports, including the proposal for a Master of Science in Financial Management from 1979 and a Statement of Operations on the Bureau of Business Research at Fairfield University 1962-1964.


The School of Business began as an undergraduate department within the College of Arts and Sciences. Business education was a major concentration of the curriculum as early as 1947, when the University officially opened. The School of Business was officially established in 1978, with John I. Griffin, the head of the Business Department as its first Dean. The School continued to serve undergraduates majoring in accounting, finance, management, marketing and computer information systems, and in 1981 initiated its first graduate program. In 2000, it was renamed the Charles F. Dolan School of Business in response to a generous gift of $25 million from Charles F. Dolan, founder and chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation and long-time friend and trustee of the University. In Fall 2019, a completely new facility was constructed to house the growing population of business undergraduates, grads, and faculty.


1 cubic foot (1 storage box); Box 1 of 1


These records were extant in the University Archives as of 2003. No record of transfer.

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Last Updated

July 2022


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Fairfield University

Place of Publication

Fairfield, Conn.


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Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections





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Inventory of the Records of the School of Business 1963-1996