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Charles B. Handy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 27/1/14

Scope and Content

This collection (1974-2007, bulk 1979-1989) contains records that document Charles Handy's tenure as Director of the School of Business Administration and Dean of the College of Business Administration (later renamed College of Business) at Iowa State. Files include an accreditation self-study report, proposals for new programs, annual and other reports, committee files, correspondence, and meeting minutes. The collection also includes a biographical file with news clippings and short biographies on Handy.

Dates

  • 1974-2007 (bulk 1979-1989)

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Charles Brooks Handy was born April 26, 1924, in Coffey, Missouri. He received his B.A. (1947) in economics from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, his M.A. (1956) in accounting from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. (1970) in economics from Iowa State University.



Handy started his professional career as a staff accountant (1955-1958) with McGladrey, Hansen, Dunn and Company. He joined the faculty at Iowa State as an Instructor (1958-1960) and Assistant Professor (1960-1970) in the Department of Industrial Administration. He was promoted to Associate Professor (1970-1975), Professor (1975-1992) and Chair (1978-1980) of Industrial Administration. Handy served as Director (1980-1984) of the School of Business Administration when that was formed and then as the first Dean (1984-1989) of the College of Business Administration (later renamed the College of Business). Handy retired in 1992 and was named Professor Emeritus.



Handy was a respected authority in the field of managerial accounting and auditing. In 1974, Handy received the certificate of merit literary award from the National Association of Accountants for an article on valuation procedures for convertible debt. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the National Assocation of Accountants, among others. In 1989, the first endowed chair in Iowa State University's Department of Accounting was named the Union Pacific/Charles B. Handy Professorship.



Charles Handy and his wife, Donna, had two children.

Extent

2.14 Linear Feet (1 records center carton and 2 document boxes)

Abstract

Charles B. Handy served as Iowa State's first Dean (1984-1989) of the College of Business. He retired in 1992 as Professor of Accounting after a career that spanned over 40 years of teaching and administrative service to Iowa State University. Handy was instrumental in guiding the transition of the Department of Industrial Administration as enrollment grew first into a School and then into the College of Business Administration. This collection includes administrative records that document Handy's tenure as Director of the School of Business Administration and Dean of the College of Business Administration. Files include an accreditation self-study report, proposals for new programs, annual and other reports, committee files, correspondence, and meeting minutes.

Arrangement

The collection is in original order.

Items in related collections

RS 27/1. Iowa State University. College of Business records

Processing Information

Released on 2019-03-05.

Title
RS 27/1/14. Charles B. Handy papers, 1974-2007 (bulk 1979-1989)
Date
May 9, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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